Now writing about Jahangirnagar University. It is the first and only residential(আবাসিক) university of Bangladesh . This university is one of the most beautiful university in the country. It has been established in 1970 in Savar Upazilla.
Farzana islam, who is a professor of Anthropology department is the VC of this university.
The university started it’s journey with 150 students with four departments. It is located 32 kilometers away from Capital mega city Dhaka. The total area is more than 650 acres of land.
This university has a campus which is full of natural beauty. Every year lots of birds come from different countries. There are lots of ponds in the varsity. Most of the area is filled with trees.
Jahangirnagar University has totally 34 departments. These are: Department of Computer Science and Engineering, environmental sciences, mathematics, physics department, chemistry department, statistics department, Zoology department, botany department, pharmacy department, microbiology department, genetic engineering department, IT department, public health department, anthropology department, economics department, Archaeology department, Department of Philosophy, English department, history department, Bangla department, Drama department, fine arts department, journalism department, International relations department, accounting department, department of law, department of management, finance department, marketing department.
Jahangirnagar University can take pride as it is the first university in Bangladesh which has started the Course BBA in 1991 under JU-IBA.
There are more than 15 hostels/halls for the students. Some of the popular hostels are al beruni hall, sufia kamal hall, pritilata hall, sheikh mujibur rahman hall, Shaheed Salam Barkat Hall, Begum Khaleda Zia Hall, Nawab Faizunnesa Hall, Jahanara Imam Hall, Moulana Bhashani Hall, Sheikh Hasina Hall and some others.
Jahangirnagar university has one of the biggest library in the country. This library has more than 1,10,000 books. It is a huge amount indeed for an university. You will also find wi-fi network in the library.
Late actor Humayun Faridi was a sudent of this university. Bangladesh national cricket team captain Mushfiqur Rahim and another captain Mashrafe Mortaza completed their education from this famous university. Famous actress Zakia Bari Momo and bindu- both graduated from this university.