Metropolitan University, Sylhet

Metropolitan University (Bengali: মেট্রোপলিটন ইউনিভার্সিটি) or MU is a private university in Sylhet and was established in 2003 by a social worker, Toufique Rahman Chowdhury, with the approval of the Ministry of Education under the Private University Act, 1992 (amended in 1998).

Metropolitan University Bangladesh
MU Logo.svg
Motto"Committed to excellence"
TypePrivate, Engineering
Established3 May 2003; 19 years ago (3 May 2003)
AccreditationUniversity Grants Commission (UGC)
Academic affiliations
ChairmanToufique Rahman Chowdhury
ChancellorPresident Abdul Hamid
Vice-ChancellorSaleh Uddin
Academic staff
137
Administrative staff
74
Undergraduates3,700
Postgraduates421
Location
24°53′50.00″N 91°52′5.00″E / 24.8972222°N 91.8680556°E / 24.8972222; 91.8680556Coordinates: 24°53′50.00″N 91°52′5.00″E / 24.8972222°N 91.8680556°E / 24.8972222; 91.8680556
CampusBateshwar, Sylhet, Bangladesh
Colors      Blue, red & gray
Websitemetrouni.edu.bd

AchievementsEdit

Metropolitan University has been approved and accredited by the Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh and University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh.[1]

Besides, Metropolitan University is an Institutional Member of the Association of Management Development Institution in South Asia (AMDISA) and the Member of Association of Management Development Institution in Bangladesh.

The Chairman of Accreditation Service of International College (ASIC),[2] Moris Dimok, inspected Metropolitan University on 6 October 2014 and expressed satisfaction by observing the atmosphere of university. On 19 December 2009, Ataul Karim, Vice President (Research), Old Dominion University, US paid a visit to Metropolitan University. Muhammed Zafar Iqbal, Head of the Department of Computer Science & Technology of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST), Sylhet also visited the Project Fair of Metropolitan University.[3]

The university has four schools and six departments. These are:[4][5]

List of vice-chancellorsEdit

  • Prof. Dr. Md. Saleh Uddin ( present ) [6]

School of Science & TechnologyEdit

There are two engineering departments. Both department are currently offering B.Sc.(Engg.) degree. The dean is Md. Nazrul Haque.

DepartmentsEdit

  • Department of Computer Science & Engineering (CSE)
  • Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering (EEE)

School of Business & EconomicsEdit

This is the business school of the university. Currently two departments are running under the school. The dean is Md. Taher Billal Khalifa.

DepartmentsEdit

  • Department of Business Administration
  • Department of Economics

School of Humanities & Social SciencesEdit

The dean is Suresh Ranjan Basak.

DepartmentsEdit

  • Department of English

School of Law & JusticeEdit

The dean is M. Rabiul Hossain.

DepartmentsEdit

  • Department of Law and Justice

CoursesEdit

Undergraduate courseEdit

University offers the following undergraduate programmes:[7]

  • B.Sc. (Engg.) in Computer Science & Engineering.
  • B.Sc. (Engg.) in Electrical & Electronics Engineering.
  • B.Sc. (Hons) in Economics
  • B.A. (Hons) in English
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • LL.B. (Honours)

Graduate courseEdit

The following degree programmes are available for graduate students:[8]

  • M.Sc. in Management Information System
  • M.A. in English
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Executive Master of Business Administration
  • LL.M

Short courseEdit

Metropolitan University offers two short course. These are:[9]

  • Android Application Development [10]
  • Micro-controller Programming [11]

Academic calendarEdit

MU runs three semesters in an academic year. These are as follows:

Semester Duration
Spring January - April
Summer May - August
Autumn September - December

ConvocationEdit

Convocation Year
1st Convocation [12] 2010
2nd Convocation [13] 2015
3rd Convocation [14] 2018

[15]

InstitutesEdit

  • Institute of Business & Information Technology (IBIT) [16]

Research and publicationEdit

Almost all the departments of the university are active in research oriented works and projects. Both the teachers and students frequently published various kind of research article in various international journals and conferences. The university also published a journal called Metropolitan University Journal in every two year. Metropolitan University has its own online news portal MUnews24 [17]

Affiliation & collaborationEdit

Metropolitan University is a member of and has active collaboration with the following institution/ organization:[18]

  1. Ministry of Education, Bangladesh
  2. University Grant Commission
  3. Association of Commonwealth Universities
  4. Accreditation Service for International Colleges
  5. Birmingham City University
  6. British Council
  7. Association of Management Development Institutions in South Asia (AMDISA)
  8. Association of Management Development Institutions in Bangladesh (AMDIB)

ScholarshipsEdit

Metropolitan University offers various scholarship schemes to financially support the meritorious students. A student may avail the scholarship by his/her previous performance or current performance.[19]

Metropolitan University offers the following scholarships to the meritorious students:

  • University Gold Medal
  • University Merit Scholarship
  • Chairman's Scholarship
  • Vice Chancellor's Scholarship

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ "List of Private Universities". University Grants Commission. Archived from the original on 8 August 2011. Retrieved 28 November 2015.
  2. ^ "Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities - ASIC". www.asic.org.uk. Retrieved 28 November 2015.
  3. ^ "Achievements". Metropolitan University. Retrieved 28 November 2015.
  4. ^ "Metropolitan University, Sylhet". University Grants Commission. Archived from the original on 8 December 2015.
  5. ^ "Academic Council". Metropolitan University. Retrieved 12 December 2015.
  6. ^ "vc".
  7. ^ "Undergraduate Course". Metropolitan University. Retrieved 12 December 2015.
  8. ^ "Graduate Courses". Metropolitan University. Retrieved 12 December 2015.
  9. ^ "Short Courses | Course Categories". Metropolitan University. Retrieved 12 December 2015.
  10. ^ "Android Application Development". Metropolitan University. Retrieved 12 December 2015.
  11. ^ "Microcontroller Programming". Metropolitan University. Retrieved 12 December 2015.
  12. ^ "1st-convocation". Metropolitan University. Retrieved 12 December 2015.
  13. ^ "2nd Convocation". Metropolitan University. Retrieved 12 December 2015.
  14. ^ "3rd Convocation". Metropolitan University. Retrieved 12 December 2015.
  15. ^ "Convocation". Metropolitan University. Retrieved 28 November 2015.
  16. ^ "Faculty of * Business & Information Technology (IBIT)". University Grants Commission. Archived from the original on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 12 December 2015.
  17. ^ "MUNEWS24". munews24.com. Metropolitan University. Retrieved 28 November 2015.
  18. ^ "Affiliations". Metropolitan University. Retrieved 12 December 2015.
  19. ^ "Scholarships". Metropolitan University. Retrieved 12 December 2015.

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