Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, abbreviated as BUET, is one of the most prestigious institutions for higher studies in the country. About 9234 students are pursuing undergraduate and postgraduate studies in engineering, architecture, planning and science in this institution. At present, BUET has eighteen teaching departments under five faculties and it has six institutes. Every year the intake of undergraduate students is around 1060, while the intake of graduate students in Masters and PhD programs is around 1000.
There are 624 Teacher teaching in BUET. At the moment, out of the 446 active teachers there are 264 teachers who hold PhD degree. The remaining teachers are engaged in their postgraduate studies in USA, Japan and various parts of the world. Number of Teachers
The BUET campus is in the heart of Dhaka – the capital city of Bangladesh. It has a compact campus with halls of residence within walking distances of the academic buildings. The physical expansion of the University over the last three decades has been impressive with construction of new academic buildings, auditorium complex, halls of residence, etc.
BUET is the oldest institution for the study of Engineering and Architecture in Bangladesh. The history of this institution dates back to the days of Dhaka Survey School which was established at Nalgola, in Old Dhaka in 1876 to train Surveyors for the then Government of Bengal of British India. As the years passed, the Survey School became the Ahsanullah School of Engineering offering three-year diploma courses in Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. In recognition of the generous financial contribution from the then Nawab of Dhaka, it was named after his father Khawja Ahsanullah. It moved to its present premises in 1912. In 1947, the School was upgraded to Ahsanullah Engineering College as a Faculty of Engineering under the University of Dhaka, offering four-year bachelor’s courses in Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering. In order to create facilities for postgraduate studies and research, Ahsanullah Engineering College was upgraded to the status of a University in 1962 and was named East Pakistan University of Engineering and Technology. After the war of Liberation in 1971, Bangladesh became an independent state and the university was renamed as the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology.
Till today, it has produced around 30,686 graduates in different branches of engineering and architecture, and has established a good reputation all over the world for the quality of its graduates, many of whom have excelled in their profession in different parts of the globe. It was able to attract students from countries like India, Nepal, Iran, Jordan, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Palestine.
The Universities engaged in providing undergraduate studies, postgraduate studies and postgraduate research in all department. In addition to its own research programs, the university undertakes research programs sponsored by outside organizations like European Union, UNO, Commonwealth, UGC, etc. The expertise of the University teachers and the laboratory facilities of the University are also utilized to solve problems and to provide up-to-date engineering and technological knowledge to the various organizations of the country.