University of Dhaka

=189 th
BRICS & Emerging Economies 2016
601-800 th
World University Rankings 2016
Dhaka, 1000, Bangladesh

University of Dhaka

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In 1921, the University of Dhaka opened its doors to students with Sir P. J. Hartog as the first vice-chancellor of the university. At present, the university consists of 13 faculties, 71 departments, 10 institutes, 17 dormitories, three hostels and more than 38 research centres. As the pioneer and the largest seat of learning in the country, the University of Dhaka fosters the transformation processes of students and the country as a whole through its educational and research facilities. A new phase began in the history of the university with the emergence of the People's Republic of Bangladesh in 1971. This has been a phase of development, expansion and consolidation of earlier gains. The university has assumed a central role in the academic pursuits of the region. The university played a central role in the Language Movement of 1952 that ultimately culminated in the recognition of Bangla as the state language. Scores of students, teachers and employees of the University of Dhaka laid down their lives for the independence of the country. Just after the creation of Bangladesh, the government proclaimed the University of Dhaka Order 1973 whereby democratic norms and autonomy became integral features of the institution.

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Key statistics

  • 5%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 63,010
    Number of Students
  • 6.8
    Student to Staff Ratio
  • 39 : 61
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
Collected during World University Rankings on 22nd Aug 1970

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