Page No: 1-12, ISBN: 978-984-35-2570-3
Dr. Nadia Newaz Rimi
On the first day of July 1921, the University of Dhaka opened its door to the students with Sir P.J. Hartog as the first Vice-Chancellor of the University. In 2021 Dhaka University (DU) has celebrated its centennial anniversary with one hundred years of glorious past, being blossomed into a giant educational and political powerhouse in all aspects. DU now has the pride of housing 13 faculties, 13 institutes, 84 departments, 60 bureau and research centers, 19 halls of residence, four hostels, 138 affiliated colleges and institutions, 46,150 students and 2,008 teachers.
It is the leading and forerunner university in the country. The main objective of the university is to create new areas of knowledge and disseminate this knowledge to the society through its students. Since its inception, the university has a distinct character of having renowned scholars as faculties who have enriched the global pool of knowledge by making notable contributions to the fields of education and research.
It started its journey with three faculties (such as Arts, Science, and Law), 12 departments, 60 teachers, and 877 students in the first academic session. Subsequently, the number of faculties, departments, teachers, and students were increased gradually. It is located at the heart of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. The university campus spreads over 200 acres of land surrounded by many renowned establishments. With the passage of time, the university came to be known as the ‘Oxford of the East’. University of Dhaka is now one of the leading institutions of higher education in Asia, and the largest university in Bangladesh. This university, in the public sector, is administered as an autonomous body in accordance with the provisions of the Dhaka University Order, 1973.
Housed in three separate buildings