Khulna University of Engineering & Technology
|Khulna University of Engineering & Technology|
|খুলনা প্রকৌশল ও প্রযুক্তি বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়|
|Motto||প্রভু আমায় জ্ঞান দাও|
|Motto in English||Oh Lord! Bestow me with Knowledge|
|Established||1969, granted university status on 2003|
|Chancellor||President of Bangladesh|
|Vice-Chancellor||Dr. Muhammed Alamgir|
|Dean||Dr. Md. Bozlar Rahman,
Dr. A.N.M.Mizanur Rahman,
Dr. Ashraful Ghani Bhuiyan
|Campus||Urban, 101 acres |
Khulna Engineering College (1967-1986)Bangladesh Institute of Technology (BIT), Khulna (1986-2003)
Khulna University of Engineering & Technology (Bengali: খুলনা প্রকৌশল ও প্রযুক্তি বিশ্ববিদ্যালয় Khulna Prokoushol O Projukti Bishshobiddaloe) generally addressed as KUET, formerly known as BIT, Khulna, is one of the leading public universities of Bangladesh giving special emphasis in the Engineering and Technological Education and research. KUET is well known for offering very high quality educational, research and developmental programs in the major disciplines of engineering as well as basic sciences. It has a sober objective to achieve excellence in quality education, research and progression to address the present needs of the country as well as the South-Western region to make it as the "Center of Excellence".
KUET offers engineering education in both undergraduate and post-graduate levels, and also offers degree and conducts research in basic sciences at post-graduate level. At present, around 3460 students including some foreign students are studying in KUET's in 15 Academic Department under 3 Faculty. For the academic session (2012-2013), total 725 top graded students of the country are enrolled yearly in undergraduate level through very competitive, transparent and standard admission test. Besides, quality level graduate study and research in M.Sc Engineering, M.Phil and Ph.D. Programs are running in its nourished environment. Students from foreign counties are also study in this prestigious institute. More than 219 eminent, scholarly and diverse faculties are engaged in teaching at this university in various disciplines.
In an attempt to expand and enrich the teaching and learning capabilities of this university, recently two new departments are established and students have already been enrolled to start undergraduate study from the coming session. The Institute of Information and Communication Technology (IICT) is also established recently to fulfill national and international demands through short courses, diploma, research and training program in various modern technological directions, especially in the sectors of Information Technology (IT).
The University has 101 acres campus with well-equipped academic buildings, auditorium complex, halls of residence, teachers dormitory and residences, laboratories, engineering workshops, administrative building, cafeteria, gymnasium and other establishments. KUET offers B. Sc. Engineering degree in eight undergraduate programs ans M. Sc. Engineering, M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees in several postgraduate programs. Every year, about 725 students get enrolled in undergraduate and postgraduate programs to study engineering,planning and science in this institution. In undergraduate admission test, only about top 12% students can get admitted among 6,000 selected candidates.
Khulna University of Engineering & Technology (KUET), which started functioning from September 2003, is one of the five engineering universities of Bangladesh having an objective of achieving excellence in higher education, research and development in engineering and technology. This university was established as Khulna Engineering College in 1974; the college was later converted to a degree-awarding autonomous institution called Bangladesh Institute of Technology (BIT), Khulna in July 1986 through a government ordinance (No. XXI, 1986).
With a view to providing more opportunity and autonomy for improvement in the quality of higher education and research in engineering and technology, the Institute was upgraded and renamed as Khulna University of Engineering and Technology in September 2003 under the “Khulna University of Engineering and Technology Act, 2003.” KUET is financed by the government through the University Grants Commission. The university is an autonomous statutory organization of the Government of Bangladesh. There are various statutory bodies like Syndicate, Academic Council, Finance Committee, Planning and Development Committee, Committee for Advance studies and Research, Academic Committees, etc. for policy- and decision-making on aspects of the university under the frame work of the Act.
There are several national and international research projects running in KUET. Among those in the Department of Civil Engineering European Commission (EC) funded four projects are running now successfully.
1.The primary mission of KUET is to move forward the frontiers of human knowledge, enrich, and elevate the citizens, the nation, and the world. As the preeminent research-based University in the country, KUET embodies the spirit of excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, creative activity, outreach, and engagement attained by the nation's finest public research institutions.
2.To facilitate the rich flow of ideas and innovations among the graduates from a wide diversity of disciplines, ranging from Physical Sciences to Engineering & Technology and the Professions.
3.To transform serve society by educating and creating knowledge for facing new challenges, and putting knowledge to work with excellence on a large scale.
4.To provide a high quality education and expertise in the field of Engineering, Science & Technology to the students at the undergraduate and graduate levels so that they can face the lifelong intellectual, ethical, social, and career challenges.
5.To contribute to the development goals of the nation by offering professional preparation of the first rank in Engineering and Technology by creating and disseminating knowledge and technology through research and innovation, teaching and learning, and transferring the intellectual products for the enhancement of the society in meaningful and sustainable ways.
6.To serve the students by providing a better quality teaching and make them able in problem solving, leadership and teamwork skills, and the value of a commitment to quality, ethical behavior and respect for others. To inspire students by offering action-oriented learning process, immersive out-of-class experiences, research and study outside the country.
7.To provide the extraordinary access to and collaboration with professors who create scholarship to advance knowledge, improve teaching, and transform learning. Engaging state, national, and international communities to enhance educational, economic and cultural development. 8.To provide a high-quality education for all of its students: for undergraduates and graduates, for those pursuing specific career preparations in the professional sectors.
1.To become a regional center of excellence in technological education in the country for graduate and professional education, research and scholarship - creating knowledge and innovation that fundamentally improve learning and the way people live. It will excel in the technology and sciences, dynamically enhancing the way our graduates understand and experience their world. In addition, it will be a excellent university that serves the citizens in a multiplicity of useful ways.
2.To become a national model of excellence for challenging, learner-centered academic communities that advance knowledge and improve economic vitality and quality of life.
3.To be a regional center of excellence providing opportunities for advanced academic, cultural, and public service experiences, within a caring community, designed to promote success in a global society.
4.To make an window for the extension and outreach programs by which KUET will maintain the strengths of its traditional outreach programs and will increasingly involve the broader University in outreach programs that respond to the changing needs of the society. The Institute will continue to seek new and innovative ways to reach out to the people it serves.
Khulna University of Engineering & Technology (KUET) is situated at Fulbarigate, the North-West part of the Khulna City, which is the third largest south-western divisional city in Bangladesh.
The Institute campus is about 15 (fifteen) kilometers away from the zero point of Khulna City, which is well-connected to the major city centers by open and wide roads. It is located at about 12 (twelve) kilometers away from the Inter-District Bus Terminal and approximately 14 (fourteen) kilometers from the Khulna Railway Station.
The Institute campus covers an area of 101 acres. It is divided into four functional zones: (i) Residential zone for the students, (ii) Residential zone for the faculties and staffs, (iii) Academic zone for the academic buildings & workshops, and (iv) Cultural-cum-social and recreational zone for the students. Being square in-shape, the third zone has been located at mid-way between the two residential zones in order to reduce the walking distances.
The main academic building accommodates the different teaching and research facilities. However, each department is a separate entity with a courtyard around and all the departments constitute an integrated complex. Heavy Engineering Laboratories are positioned on the ground floor or other separate workshops. While light Laboratories, classrooms and project rooms are located on the upper floors. Separate offices have been provided to every member of the teaching staffs next to his/her laboratory. Large lecture theatres with the modern accessories and equipments for sound and projection are located in the courtyards between departments for common use. The campus also offers facilities like Teachers and Staff Clubs, Medical Center, Departmental Store, Bank with ATM Booth, Post Office and Playground etc. The Centre of coordinating the Students Welfare Activities provides all sorts of extra-curricular facilities to the students for their mental and physical development..
The university operates two libraries: the General Library and the Reference Library. The General Library provides in-house reading and short-time borrowing of books and other reference material. The Reference Library provides the in-place reading.
All students and faculty can enjoy these facilities for more than 10 hours per working day. Audio-visual systems are available for audio and video documents. The General Library System has more than 30,000 books and 5,000 journals and periodicals in its collection. A library automation process will be available within short time. Moreover, the library is enriched every year by collecting recent books and journals.
Besides the general library system each academic department maintains a rent-based library from which students can borrow textbooks at a nominal rate for the whole semester. Recently KUET library enters into full automation system.
Central Computer Center
KUET has its own VSAT facility with a bandwidth of 512 KByte/s for upload and 1024 KByte/s for download. The Broadband speed is 10Mbps and ISP is BTCL. It operates a large computing network equipped with six IBM servers. The system has more than 250 workstations interconnected by 1 GB optical fiber line and six optical switches. All stations are equipped with latest version computers with necessary printing, scanning and CD writing facilities. All students and faculty have easy access to the network.
Each academic department maintains Local Area Network (LAN), which are further connected with the central network backbone. The central computer network provides state-of-the-art computing software for researchers of various disciplines. KUET has own WiFi Network in the EEE and CSE department. Recently KUET has been start WiFi Network in its Central Library,Director of Student Walefare(DSW) and Central Computer Center(CCC) arena.
KUET offers full-time undergraduate and postgraduate academic programs in Engineering and Science. Currently it awards 8 undergraduate engineering and 6 postgraduate engineering degrees. For doctoral research it awards degrees in six engineer and three science fields. It also awards M.Phil. in three science subjects.
|Faculty of Civil Engineering||CE||Civil Engineering|
|URP||Urban and Regional Planning|
|Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering||EEE||Electrical and Electronic Engineering|
|CSE||Computer Science and Engineering|
|ECE||Electronics and Communication Engineering|
|Faculty of Mechanical Engineering||ME||Mechanical Engineering|
|IEM||Industrial Engineering and Management|
KUET facilitates with several engineering labs which are maintained by respective academic departments.
Civil Engineering Labs include Transportation Lab, Hydraulics Lab, Environmental Engineering Lab, Engineering Materials Lab, Mechanics of Solid Lab,Surveying Lab,Geotechnical Lab, Geo-environmental Lab (Only for Post-graduation) and Computer Lab.
Mechanical Engineering Labs include Heat Transfer Lab, Control Lab, Boiler Lab, Applied Mechanics Lab, Machine Shop, Production Shop, Wood and modeling shop, Meteorology Lab, Fluid Lab, Departmental Computer Center and Foundry Shop.
Electrical Engineering Labs include Electrical Circuit Lab, Measurement and Instrumentation Lab, Digital Electronics Lab, Analog Electronics Lab, Electrical Machine Lab, Communication Engineering Lab, Control Engineering Lab, Microprocessor and Hardware Interfacing Lab, Power Electronics and machine Drives Lab (PEMD Lab), Power System and Protection Lab, High Voltage Engineering Lab, Pattern Recognition and Image Processing Lab, Computer Language Simulation and Numerical Processing Lab and a Departmental Computer Center.
Computer Science and Engineering Labs include Computer Language and Computing Laboratory, Software and Web Engineering Laboratory, Computer Hardware and Interfacing Laboratory, Digital Systems and VLSI Design Laboratory, Intelligence Systems Laboratory, Multimedia and Networking Laboratory and High-Tech System Development Center
The admission process in KUET is highly competitive. The number of applicants for each seat is usually several times as this is one of the top four leading public engineering universities in Bangladesh. for the Candidates willing to seat for admission tests into the first-year class must have passed the H.S.C. Examination from an Education Board in Bangladesh (after 12 years of schooling) with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as his/her subjects of examination in Higher Secondary level or examination recognized as equivalent thereto and must also fulfill all other requirements as may be prescribed by the Academic Council on the recommendation of the Admission Committee. In case of confusion regarding the equivalence the case may be referred to the central Equivalence Committee.
The rules and conditions for admission into each department shall be framed by the Academic Council on the recommendation of the Admission Committee in each year.
All candidates for admission into the courses of B.Sc. Eng. must be citizens of Bangladesh unless the candidature is against the seats that are reserved for foreign students. Candidates for all seats except the reserved ones, if any, shall be selected on the basis of merit. The rules for admission into the reserved seats shall be framed by the Academic Council on the recommendation of the Admission Committee.
KUET has a large 101-acre (0.41 km2) campus with nice green landscape blended with beautiful architectural constructions. Students are really at home in the university. Except for the water which is horribly rich in salt, there is no other problem.
It is about 16 km from Khulna, the third largest metropolitan city in Bangladesh. Nice countryside and the rivers Rupsha and Bhairab surround the city. Newly constructed Khan Jahan Ali Bridge connect the city with Mongla port and southwest region of Bangladesh. The Sundarbans, the world's largest mangrove forest, is about 40 km from the city. The city has also houses some of the major industries of Bangladesh.
The most attractive places are the Chinese restaurants in city. They are very cheap and delicious. The students mainly have party there in the weekend.
Halls of residence
Halls of residence at KUET are important features in campus life. There are seven residential halls (1 female, 6 male). The administrative heads of a hall are its provost and assistant provost. Usually the halls have a single provost and one or more assistant provost(s). These halls are named signifying important national persons and events.
- Fazlul Haque Hall (first dormitory)
- Khan Jahan Ali Hall
- Dr. M. A. Rashid Hall
- Lalan Shah Hall
- Rokeya Hall (female dormitory)
- Amar Ekushey Hall
- Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Hall
KUET is one of the best engineering universities in Bangladesh that is trying to blend the theoretical knowledge with practical experience. The students in both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes have success in developing industry-level prototypes and have publications in world-recognized conferences, workshops and journals.
In national project fairs and displays organized by national bodies and organizations, KUET has good contributions and secured first place several times. Such activities are BASIS SoftExpo, IT festivals from North South University (NSU), ICT festivals from Islamic University of Technology (IUT).
KUET has participated in many inter-regional programming contests and ICPC. It organized the prestigious 11th IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology (ICCIT 2008) on December 25–27, 2008. The conference is said to be the best organized ICT conference so far in Bangladesh up to date.
From 3 to 5 December 2010, IEEE student branch KUET organized Student Professional Awareness Conference (S-PAC) with Microsoft corporation for the first time in Bangladesh. Besides, KUET organizes many national level seminars and conferences.
From 28 to 29 september 2012, KUET EEE Association organized Inter University Tech Fiesta'12 with participants from more than 30 universities with hardware & software projects.
References↑Jump back a section
- Official KUET Web Site English Version
- Official KUET Web Site Bangla Version
- Un-official KUETAlumni Web Site
- KUETIANS Information Site
- KUETIAN Blog
- Un-official web for KUET students in yahoo groups
- Google map view of KUET
- KUET live- An un-official blogging network for KUET students
- Jessore Association of KUET- An un-official website for the association
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