The top 20 private universities in Bangladesh

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 21:49, May 25, 2019 | Updated : 14:46, May 26, 2019

Entrance of North South University in Dhaka. PHOTO/Mahmud Hossain OpuNorth South University (NSU) has bagged the top spot on in the 2019 Dhaka Tribune-Bangla Tribune Private University Rankings.
In the report, unveiled by Bangla Tribune Editor Zulfiqer Russell and Dhaka Tribune Editor Zafar Sobhan on Saturday, BRAC University came in the second followed by East West University.
The rankings provide a truly objective, fact-based assessment of the nation's top private universities for students and university authorities alike.
Top private universitiesNorth South University (Score: 77.11)
North South University, the first private university in Bangladesh, was established in 1992. Prof Atique Islam is the current vice-chancellor. In 2009, the university moved to its permanent campus, with a 1.2 million sq ft space, in Bashundhara Residential Area in Dhaka. The number of students at the university is 20,025 and the number of faculty members is 737.
BRAC University (Score: 75.63)
Brac, the largest NGO in the world, established Brac University in 2001. Prof Dr Vincent Chang is the current vice-chancellor. Brac is spread across several buildings in Mohakhali. Their permanent campus in Dhaka's Merul Badda over 5 acres is expected to open in 2020. It has 8,303 students and 757 teachers. Students have to attend a mandatory residential semester at its Savar Residential Campus.
East West University (Score: 71.17)
Established in 1996, East West is one of the oldest private universities in Bangladesh. Dr MM Shahidul Hassan is the vice-chancellor. EWU began with a rented space in Mohakhali in the same area as Bracu but moved to a 460,000 sqft permanent campus building in 2012 in Dhaka's Aftab Nagar. It has 11,935 students and 401 teachers.
Independent University, Bangladesh (Score: 70.21)
Independent University was established in 1993. Prof Milan Pagon is the vice-chancellor (Acting). IUB has 29 undergraduate programs and 15 post-graduate programs in its 19 departments. Its permanent campus, sprawling over 3 acres, is in Bashundhara Residential Area in Dhaka. The campus opened in 2010. There are 6,935 students and 466 faculty members at the university.
Ahsanullah University of Science And Technology (Score: 68.00)
The non-profitable organization Dhaka Ahsania Mission founded the university in 1995. AUST holds classes on its 1.6 acre permanent campus in Tejgaon Industrial Area. Dr AMM Safiullah is the current vice-chancellor. The university has 7,069 students and 482 teachers.
American International University Bangladesh (Score: 65.15)
The university was established in 1994. Dr Carmen Z Lamagna is the vice-chancellor. It has 23 undergraduate and 14 graduate programs under 18 departments. The permanent campus is at Kuratoli Road, Kuril with 1,300,000 sq ft infrastructural space. The number of students at the university is 9,762 and the number of faculty members is 363.
Daffodil International University (Score: 65.14)
Daffodil University began its operations in 2002, before which its creators ran the Daffodil Institute of Information Technology. Dr Yousuf Mahbubul Islam is the current vice-chancellor. It has a 1,085,000-sq ft permanent campus in Ashulia. It holds classes in the Daffodil Tower on Mirpur Road in Dhanmondi as well. The university has 18,290 students and 758 faculty members.
United International University (Score: 65.12)
UIU was founded in 2003. Its current vice-chancellor is Prof Dr Chowdhury Mofizur Rahman. The university shifted to its permanent campus in Satarkul, Badda in February 2018. The total number of students at the university is 6,586 and the total number of teachers is 294.
University Of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (Score: 63.68)
Ulab was launched in October 2004. Prof HM Jahirul Haque is the current VC. The university shifted to its permanent campus on a multi-acre site in Ramchandrapur, Mohammadpur with an infrastructural area of 381,829 sq ft. The total number of students at the university is 4,564 and the number of faculty members is 283.
The University of Asia Pacific (Score: 60.28)
The university was established in 1996. Its campus in Farmgate, Dhaka has 300,219 sq ft of space. The vice-chancellor is Prof Jamilur Reza Choudhury. UAP offers eight undergraduate programs and nine post-graduate programs. The total number of students at the university is 5,456 and the number of faculty members is 275.
International Islamic University, Chittagong (Score: 59.03)
Established in 1995 by a non-profit trust, International Islamic University Chittagong has a 613,915 sqft campus in Kumira, Chittagong for 392 faculty members and 9,590 students. IIUC offers 12 undergraduate programs, 10 post-graduate programs, and 2 diploma programs. The current vice-chancellor is Prof KM Golam Muhiuddin.
Southeast University (Score: 56.96)
Established in 2002, the university's permanent campus is located in Dhaka's Tejgaon Industrial Area. Prof Dr ANM Meshquat Uddin is the vice-chancellor. Southeast University has three faculties- School of Science and Engineering, School of Business Studies, and School of Arts and Social Science. There are 10,279 students and 483 faculty members.
Stamford University, Bangladesh (Score: 56.55)
Established in 2002, it was the first ISO certified university in Bangladesh. Professor Mohammad Ali Naqi is the vice-chancellor. The university has multiple buildings across Dhaka and will soon move to its permanent campus in Mugda's Green Model Town. There are 7,654 students and 393 faculty members.
Bangladesh University of Business & Technology (Score: 54.42)
BUBT was established in 2003. Professor Md Abu Saleh is the current vice-chancellor. The campus is located at Rupnagar, Mirpur, Dhaka. The university has five faculties-Business, Engineering and Applied Sciences, Arts & Humanities, and Social Sciences and Law. There are 8,543 students and 300 faculty members.
Eastern University (Score: 53.44)
Eastern University, located in Dhanmondi, Dhaka, was established in 2003. Professor Dr Shahid Akhtar Hossain (former DU pro-VC) is the vice-chancellor. The university has four faculties-Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Business Administration, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, and Faculty of Law. Department of Textile Engineering is awaiting approval by the UGC. There are 3,518 students and 197 faculty members.
Northern University Bangladesh (Score: 52.38)
Northern University Bangladesh was established in 2002, the university was founded by International Business Agriculture & Technology (IBAT) Trust. Prof Dr Anwar Hossain is the vice-chancellor. It offers a host of many extra-curricular activities. There are 6,160 students and 267 faculty members.
International University of Business Agriculture & Technology (Score: 51.80)
IUBAT is the first non-government university in Bangladesh, established in 1991. Prof Dr Abdur Rab is the current vice-chancellor. The campus is located in Uttara Model Town. The total number of students is 8,660 and the number of faculty members is 306.
University of Development Alternative (Score: 49.94)
UODA was established in 2002. Professor Dr Rafiqul Islam Sharif is the vice-chancellor. The campus is located in Dhanmondi, and has six faculties-School of Arts & Social Science, Business Administration, Law & Human Rights, Communication and Media Studies, Science and Technology and Life Science. There are 3,535 students and 255 faculty members.
Green University of Bangladesh (Score: 49.59)
Green University of Bangladesh was established in 2003 under the Private University Act 1992 with a vision to create a global higher education center of excellence. Prof Dr Md Golam Samdani Fakir is the incumbent vice-chancellor. Green University has four schools including Business, Arts & Social Science, Science & Engineering, and Law, in addition to five other centres. There are 3,085 students and 214 faculty members.
Manarat International University (Score: 49.51)
Established in 2001, Manarat hasa campus in Gulshan and a permanent campus in Ashulia. Hafizul Islam Mian is the acting vice-chancellor. The university is offering nine programs including two post-graduation under seven departments. It has two centres as well. The total number of students is 2,836 and the number of faculty members is 104.