Private University in Bangladesh is playing an important role in higher education. At present, there are 154 universities in Bangladesh. Among them, the numbers of public university are 46. Remaining 105 universities are private & 3 universities are international. So, private universities are serving higher education among a large number of students in Bangladesh.
Although, private university has some negative impression in Bangladesh perspective. But the landscape has changed. Now some private universities are really doing a great job. Even few private universities providing high quality education comparing with public universities. After forming Private University Act 1992, private universities started their journey in Bangladesh. Most of the private universities situated in Dhaka city. A few of them established in the other cities of Bangladesh.
Do you want to know that which private universities are best in Bangladesh? Ok, then you have to measure those universities in considering different factors. Because university ranking depends on various factors like as research, the process of admission, internationalization, awards, quality of education & much more. There are so many organizations who publish university ranking. I’m sharing top 7 private universities in Bangladesh 2020. But keep in mind that, it is not any kind of serious ranking. I’ve just tried to show top 7 & best private universities of Bangladesh which are performing great in 2020. It is one kind of review post. So, let’s check out Bangladesh’s top & best private universities in 2020.
North South University (NSU)
Without any doubt, North South University is one of the top class private universities in Bangladesh. This university popularly known as NSU. As you know, Private University Act of Bangladesh initiated in 1992. NSU was the first approved university under this act. They formally started their journey on 10 February, 1993. NSU motto is “Center of Excellence in Higher Education.” According to ‘Graduate Employability Ranking 2020’ published by Quacquarelli Symonds, NSU ranked 301-500. They proved their performance by placing their students in the job market. It has also achieved 1st position among all private universities & 4th position among all universities of Bangladesh, according to research output.
NSU permanent campus situated at Bashundhara, Dhaka. This campus is the 2nd largest private university in Bangladesh.
|University||North South University (NSU)|
|Motto||Center of Excellence in Higher Education|
|Established||10 February, 1993|
BRAC University is another best private university in Bangladesh. It established by the largest non-profit organization BRAC in 2001. The campus of BRAC university located at Mohakhali, Dhaka. From the establishment, BRAC university is ensuring high quality education & as well as research work. It always competes with NSU to achieve the 1st position among private universities. BRAC ranked 1st in the previous year. Sir Fazle Hasan Abed is the man behind the establishment of this university. More than 9 thousand students are now pursuing their degree in the BRAC university. Their campus serves many modern services like as car parking places, lecture theatres, rooftop playground, labs, design studios, vertical transportation, data centre for IT related use, substations, solar panels, lifts, UPS, CCTVs, escalators, stairs, fire escapes, teacher’s lounges, a cafeteria, an e-library, recreation facilities and a lake.
|University||BRAC University (NSU)|
East West University (EWU)
East West University is one of the oldest private universities in Bangladesh. Because it established in 1996. East West University is also called as EWU. This university is in the 3rd position according to our findings. After shifting to its permanent campus in 2012, EWU grew faster than previously. The permanent campus of EWU located in Aftabnagar, Dhaka. Excellence in Education is their motto. A big library with many services is one of the main attractions of East West University. EWU also offers financial supports & awards based on merit. They achieved ranking at 14 among all the universities in Bangladesh, according to Webometrics Ranking of World Universities.
|University||East West University (EWU)|
|Motto||Excellence in Education|
Independent University Bangladesh (IUB)
Independent University is popularly known as IUB. Which is also one of the oldest private universities in the Bangladesh. In 1993, they started their journey. It ranked 4th position among all the private universities of Bangladesh. Their motto is little bit different & interesting which is “Teacheth Man That Which He Knew Not.” IUB located at Bashundhara R/A, Dhaka. They have more than 7,500 running students at this moment. 401 faculty members are there. 38% of them are Ph.D degree holders. Beautiful IUB campus established over 3 acres land which serves with many facilities. Their academic curriculum designed based on North American liberal arts model.
|University||Independent University Bangladesh (IUB)|
|Motto||Teacheth Man That Which He Knew Not|
Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology (AUST)
AUST is the first private engineering university in Bangladesh. Dhaka Ahsania Mission established this university in 1995. AUST is the short name of Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology. Which is located in Tejgaon Industrial Area, Dhaka. “Divine Light is our guide” is their motto. The AUST campus covered 1676 acres land with 10-storied building. They ensure 24 hours water & power supply. Co-curricular supported facilities also available in the AUST campus. Ahasanullah University offers many degree under different departments. They have signed a number of MoU with different foreign institutions.
|University||Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology (AUST)|
|Motto||Divine Light is our guide|
American International University – Bangladesh (AIUB)
AIUB is one of the reputed private universities in Bangladesh. As a joint venture of AMA Computer University of Phillippines, AUST founded in 1994. It’s located in Kuratoli, Khilkhet, Dhaka. AIUB offers different graduates & post-graduates degree. Anwarul Abedin was the sponsor while founding the university. After a period, AMA Computer University left the partnership & the name of this university became AIUB. Their motto is “Where leaders are created.” AIUB has more than 10 thousand current students. The gorgeous looking campus of AIUB located in Uttara, Dhaka.
|University||American International University – Bangladesh (AIUB)|
|Motto||Where leaders are created|
Daffodil International University (DIU)
Daffodil International University has founded in 2002. This university considered as one of the best emerging private universities in Bangladesh. For the first time in Bangladesh, DIU has signed for sustainable practices of higher education in Bangladesh. Daffodil University has multiple campuses in the Dhaka city. But the permanent campus (125 acres) located in Ashulia, Dhaka. This popular university’s motto is “A distinguished landmark in higher education.”
|University||Daffodil International University (DIU)|
|Motto||A distinguished landmark in higher education|
Conclusion – Private University in Bangladesh
All the private universities are contributing in higher education in Bangladesh. There are seat limitations in the public university. So that, a specific number of students get chance in public universities. But the rest number of students choose private universities to pursue graduation. Most of the private university education is little bit expensive. Although top Bangladeshi private universities are providing enough quality education in exchange of money. I have tried to show here the top 7 private Bangladeshi university. If you want to know detail about them. Visit those university’s official website. Don’t forget to share your thoughts on private university education of Bangladesh.