History of Begum Rokeya University,Rangpur

Begum Rokeya University (BRU), formerly Rangpur University, is a government financed public university in Bangladesh. It is the second public university in Rangpur Division.
The university is located between Rangpur Cadet College and Carmichael College in Rangpur. The university has constructed four academic building and started class from August 2011 in the main campus. Currently, the university has twenty department and amount of student is almost three thousand.

Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur, starting its journey on 12 October, 2008,  addresses a growing need for higher education not only in the north zone, but also all over the country. It aims at creating an ideal academic and research environment, keeping pace with the advanced world. The university is firmly committed to reaching the world standard at every stage of higher education and research with a view to producing the graduates and postgraduates capable of confronting the challenges of the 21st century.


Since 1947, a university in this region has been a long cherished dream. A popular demand for
a kind of university which can reach out to a large number of students desiring higher education in this vast region has always been intensely felt but has never been fulfilled. In 2001, the then Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina laid the foundations of Rangpur University of Science and Technology. However, later on the establishment was cancelled. It was not until August 2007 when Fakhruddin Ahmed, Chief Advisor of the Caretaker Government, agreed in principle to establish a full fledged university in Rangpur.Finally, Dr. Fakhruddin Ahmad, in a historic cabinet meeting held in Rangpur on February 2, 2008, took the decision to establish a University in Rangpur. The Rangpur University Ordinance was approved by the cabinet on June 15, 2008.M. Lutfar Rahman was appointed the first Vice Chancellor on 20 October 2008. Two days later Hossain Zillur Rahman, the then Education and Commerce Advisor to the Caretaker Government formally inaugurated the university.


The Campus of BRU is situated to the East of the Carmichael College on 75 acres (300,000 m2) of land. At the moment, the University is functioning in two buildings of the Rangpur Teachers' Training Institute at Dhap. The construction of Begum Rokeya University is just under way on its own campus on the outskirts of Rangpur in the south. Rangpur, a peaceful and tranquil town, is just a 6 hours’ drive from the bustling, crowded city of Dhaka.[5] The authority expects to move to the permanent Campus in two years

Central Library and Information Centre:

The Central Library and Information Center (CLIC) of Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur was established on 12 October 2008 aiming to support the instructional and research programs of the University. The honorable Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Dr. M.A Jalil Miah opened all activities of CLIC on 19 November 2009. Initially, CLIC started functioning at the temporary campus of the University (Teachers' Training College, Rangpur). The shifting of CLIC to the permanent campus of the University took place on 19 March 2011 which led to a great improvement in terms of its resources and physical facilities such as books, journals, periodicals, reading rooms to name a few.


For the up-coming session 2012-2013, Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur is going to enroll students into 20 departments under 6 faculties as follows:

Faculty of Arts:

Departments: Bangla (60), English (60), History & Archeology (60)
Faculty of Science:
Departments: Mathematics (60), Statistics (60), Physics (60), Chemistry (60)
Faculty of Business Studies:
Departments: Management Studies (60), Marketing (60), Accounting & Information Systems (60), Finance & Banking (60)
Faculty of Social Science:
Departments: Economics (60), Political Science (60), Social Science (60), Women and Gender Studies (60), Mass Communication and Journalism (60), Public Administration (60)
Faculty of Engineering & Technology:
Departments: Computer Science & Engineering (60), Electronics & Telecommunications (60)
Faculty of Life and Earth Sciences:
Departments: Geography and Environmental Science (60), Disaster Management (60)

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