Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology

Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology, commonly known as RUET (রুয়েট), is one of the leading PhD granting public research universities in Bangladesh. It is one of the most prestigious public universities in the country that specialises in the field of engineering. Just like the other public engineering universities, the admission battle of RUET is considered to be the toughest one in the country as a student has to go through the selection process based in their grades and after getting selected, written examination .[4]

Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology
রাজশাহী প্রকৌশল ও প্রযুক্তি বিশ্ববিদ্যালয় (Rājśāhī Prakauśal ō Prayukti Biśbabidyālay.)
RUET logo.svg
Logo of the Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology
Former names
1964: Rajshahi Engineering College (REC)
1986: Bangladesh Institute of Technology (BIT), Rajshahi
ঐশী জ্যোতিই আমাদের পথ প্রদর্শক (aiśī jyōtii āmādēra patha pradarśaka)
Motto in English
Heaven's Light is Our Guide
TypePublic engineering university
Established1964 (1964)
Budget 1.14 billion (2018)
($13.5 million)[1]
ChancellorPresident of Bangladesh
Vice-ChancellorMd. Rafiqul Islam Sheikh[2]
Academic staff
Administrative staff
6204 Rajshahi - Dhaka Hwy, Rajshahi
, ,
24°21′49″N 88°37′41″E / 24.3635°N 88.6280°E / 24.3635; 88.6280Coordinates: 24°21′49″N 88°37′41″E / 24.3635°N 88.6280°E / 24.3635; 88.6280
CampusUrban, 152 acres (0.61 km²)

RUET was founded in 1964 as Rajshahi Engineering College with a limited number of students. It was then changed to Bangladesh Institute of Technology (BIT) in 1986 and was finally renamed Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology (RUET) in 2003 when it gained a university status.

At present, more than 3500 students are pursuing their higher study in this green campus including under-graduate and post-graduate with over 250 prominent faculty members in diverse field of expertise. The medium of instruction and necessary assessment of this university is English.[5]


Before the independence of Bangladesh, the then Government of Pakistan, to meet the increasing demand of professional engineers for the national development, established Rajshahi Engineering College in 1964 as a faculty of engineering under the University of Rajshahi. It was the second engineering college established in the then East Pakistan.[6]

Rajshahi Engineering College ( was commonly known as REC) started its journey with only three departments: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical & Electronic Engineering and Civil Engineering, offering bachelor's degree programs only. It accepted its first class of 120 students in the academic session of 1964/65 and the second class of like number in the academic session of 1965/66. The teaching faculty consisted of 19 faculty members at that time.[7]

After the independence of Bangladesh (1971), the administration of the college was controlled by the Ministry of Education of Bangladesh and academic curriculum was controlled by University of Rajshahi. However, the infrastructural development and maintenance was taken care of by the Public Works Department of Government of Bangladesh. To remove these kinds of aforesaid problems several committees and commissions were formed since 1973. On the recommendation of these committees and commissions, in 1986, Rajshahi Engineering College was converted to an institute and was named Bangladesh Institute of Technology (BIT), Rajshahi to enhance the technical education.[8]

In September, 2003, the institute was upgraded to a university and was named as Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology (RUET) to enhance the technical education and research.[9] From that time, the university is financed by the Government through the University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh. The university is an autonomous statutory organisation of the Government of Bangladesh functioning within the "Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology: Act 2003".


RUET is situated in the northern part of Bangladesh, in the city of Rajshahi— the educational center of North Bengal.[10] The RUET campus has been described as representing a "spectacular harmony of architecture and natural beauty".[5]

The distinguishable seasons in Bangladesh are summer and winter. In summer season (May–October) temperature of Rajshahi is hot and typically 25-40 degree Celsius and sometimes humid. In winter season (November–April) temperature is moderate typically 8-20 degree Celsius.

Faculties and departmentsEdit

RUET has currently eighteen departments under four faculties. The university has taken to plan open more departments which was under process.

Faculty of Mechanical EngineeringEdit

Faculty of Civil EngineeringEdit


Faculty of Electrical & Computer EngineeringEdit

Faculty of Applied Science and EngineeringEdit



Research projectsEdit

RUET won a total of three projects (excluding BdREN project) for improving postgraduate research facilities and producing quality postgraduates from the "Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project (HEQEP)" funded by the World Bank and the Government of Bangladesh during the period of 2014 – 2017. Lists of ongoing research project are as follows:

  1. Improvement of research capabilities of Mechanical Engineering Department of RUET for producing quality postgraduates and enhancing research outreach.
  2. Improving research facilities in Mechanical Engineering Department of RUET for post-graduate studies.
  3. Development of teaching learning facilities for undergraduate & graduate program in Mechanical Engineering Department of RUET[17]

Research institutesEdit

RUET has currently following research institutes:

RUET has already taken plan to open more research institutes to enhance the technical education and research activities.

Research and extension unitEdit

The research and outreach program of RUET is conducted by the research and extension unit. The main responsibilities of this unit is management of research, innovation, research publications, research planning, implementation, research related activities and research related communication with public and private sectors in nation and international level.[18]

International collaborationEdit

RUET has collaborative agreements with foreign institute and will extend further to enhance the research work, technical knowledge and skills. The collaborative areas covered are joint research activities, joint hosting of seminars, conferences and symposia, exchange of students (both UG and PG), exchange of faculty members, exchange of academic materials, publications and information etc. At present, the collaboration of RUET exists with the following ones.

  1. Kitami Institute of Technology (KIT)[19][20]
  2. University of the Ryukyus[21][20]
  3. Saitama University[22]

International conferencesEdit

For the last few years, RUET has been organising national and international conferences in its campus to enhance the research capabilities of its students and faculties. Among the conferences organised by RUET, the following ones are notable.[23]

  • International Conference on Mechanical, Industrial and Materials Engineering (ICMIME): Organised biennially by the faculty of Mechanical Engineering[24]
  • International Conference on Electrical, Computer and Telecommunication Engineering (ICECTE): Organised biennially by the faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • International Conference on Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering (ICPACE): Organised biennially by the faculty of Civil Engineering
  • International Conference on Electrical and Electronic Engineering (ICEEE): Organised biennially by the department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering[25]
  • International Conference on Computer & Information Engineering (ICCIE): Organised biennially by the department of Computer Science and Engineering[26]


Getting into the major engineering university like RUET, it appears to be the toughest public university admission test battle to the aspiring candidates. RUET has a very selective approach when it comes to admitting a certain number of students into various disciplines of engineering each year.[4]


The undergraduate admissions process begins after all education boards of the country declare the results of the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) examinations. After initial assortment according to HSC result, a certain number of eligible candidates are shortlisted for an elaborate written test.[4] Usually application for admission start from September of each year, and an admission test is usually held in October or November as per decision of the admission committee.[citation needed] A total of 875 students were admitted in 2016.[27]


Admission notices for the post-graduate program usually circulate twice a year, in April and October. The notice is advertised on the university website. The list of valid candidates is published on the university website upon completion of the preliminary process and call for viva.[citation needed]



Most of the newly established departments of the RUET don't have enough laboratory facilities. But the older ones have enough laboratory facilities not only for academic research but also for consultancy services.[28] RUET is taking steps for establishing laboratory facilities for the newly established departments and for enhancing laboratory facilities for the older ones.[29]

Faculty of Civil EngineeringEdit

Department of Civil EngineeringEdit
  • Soil Mechanics Lab
  • Strength of Materials Lab
  • Fluid Lab
  • Environment Lab
  • Public Health Lab
  • Transportation Lab
  • Concrete Lab
Department of Urban & Regional PlanningEdit
  • GIS Laboratory
  • Cartography Laboratory[30]

Faculty of Mechanical EngineeringEdit

Department of Mechanical EngineeringEdit
  • Thermal Engineering Lab (Heat Engine Lab)[31]
  • Fluid Mechanics and Energy Lab
  • Applied Mechanics and Machine Design Lab
  • Material Science and Metallurgy Lab
  • Metrology Lab
  • Wood Shop
  • Machine Shop
  • Foundry Shop
  • Boiler Shop
  • Fitting Shop
  • Welding & Sheet Metal Shop
  • Computer Lab
Department of Glass and Ceramic EngineeringEdit
  • Ceramic Forming Lab
  • Micro-structure Lab
  • Ceramic Testing Lab[32]

Faculty Of Electrical and Computer EngineeringEdit

Department of Electrical and Electronic EngineeringEdit
  • Electrical Machine LAB[33]
  • Electronics and Power Electronics Lab
  • Electrical Circuit and Measurement Lab
  • Computer Lab(1)
  • Telecommunications and Microwave Lab
  • Photovoltaic and Nanotechnology Lab
  • Computer Lab(2)
  • Power Electronics & Green Energy lab.
  • High Voltage Lab
Department of Computer Science and EngineeringEdit
  • Software Lab[34]
  • Network Lab
  • Operating System Lab
  • Hardware Lab
  • ACL Lab
  • Game and Android Development Lab
Department of Electronics and Telecommunication EngineeringEdit
  • Communication Laboratory[35]
  • Antenna and Propagation Laboratory
  • Photonics Laboratory
  • Digital Signal Processing Laboratory
  • Microelectronics Laboratory

Other laboratoriesEdit

  • Physics Lab[36]
  • Chemistry Lab

Further developmentEdit

In February, 2017, Executive Committee of National Economic Council (ECNEC) has approved 3.40 billion Taka to implement a mega project for the RUET, aiming to well decorate and development the whole campus and its education and research. The ECNEC approved the project in the name of "Further Development Project of RUET".[37]

Student lifeEdit


Student dormitories (called halls) are important features in campus life. There are seven residential halls. One of them, namely Deshratna Sheikh Hasina Hall, is for female students and the remaining ones are for male students. The administrative head of a hall is its provost, usually chosen from the more senior teachers. The halls are mostly named after national heroes and leaders. These are listed below with their capacities:[38]

Name of the halls Capacity
Shahid Shahidul Islam Hall 225
Shahid Abdul Hamid Hall 225
Tin Shed Hall (extension of Shahid Sahidul Islam Hall) 100
Deshratna Sheikh Hasina Hall 120
Shahid President Ziaur Rahman Hall 500
Bangabondhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Hall 250
Shahid Lieutenant Salim hall 350

Organisations and clubsEdit

Students of RUET are involved in different organisations and clubs of the university. Members of these organisations and clubs organise different national programs at RUET.[39] They also participate in different national and international competitions and shows indomitable performances.[40] Some of the leading organisations and clubs of RUET are mentioned here.

  • IEEE RUET Student Branch
  • Robotic Society of RUET (RSR)[41]
  • Society of Automotive Engineers-RUET (SAER)
  • Civil Engineering Society of RUET[42]
  • RUET Debating Club (RUET DC)
  • RUET Career Forum (RCF)[43]
  • Telecommunication Club
  • RUET Analytical Programming Lab (RAPL)
  • Astronomy and Science Society of RUET ( ASSR )
  • অনুরণন: The cultural Club of RUET
  • সমানুপাতিক : A voluntary organisation of RUET
  • Photographic Society of RUET (PSR) (Zinnur Rahman is the media secretary of PSR Committee since 2019-2020)
  • RUET Cricket Club
  • RUET Football Club (RUET FC)
  • Society of Computer Aided Designer, RUET (SCADR)
  • RUET Earthquake Society
  • RUET AutoCad Club
  • Tennis Club RUET
  • Team Crack Platoon
  • RUET Fitness Club
  • নিরাপদ রক্তের বন্ধন(নিরব) : A voluntary blood donating organisation of RUET
  • Machine Learning Group Of RUET
  • RUET English Language Club (RELC)
  • RUET Firefox Club
  • Cube Club of RUET
  • RUET Film Club
  • Mathematical Society of RUET
  • RUET Tourist Club
  • RUET HAWKS (RUET Basketball Club)
  • RUET Chess Club
  • Innovation Society of RUET (ISR)


The athletic club of the university provides multi-purpose sports facilities to the students to acquire physical fitness indispensable for a healthy mind and body. The university maintains a beautiful playground for football, cricket, badminton, volleyball, long tennis, basketball, etc. Indoor facilities are also available in the physical education building close to the playground.

RUET has a library, a central computer center, an auditorium, a canteen, a cafeteria, a medical center, a postal service and a banking service. RUET also has its own regular bus service almost everywhere in the Rajshahi city for the convenience of student transportation. Students these are residing in the city outside the campus can take this transport service to reached the campus due time.


  • RUET won the IEEE Photonics GSF Award, USA in October 2009
  • RUET won the Marubun Research Promotion Award, Japan in March 2009

Education costEdit

Yearly academic cost is $40 (2800 Taka) (approx) in all departments. Admission cost is $213 (18,000Taka) (approx) including academic cost (admission, session, registration and student fees), medical costs, library, sports, convocation (3500 Taka) and others expenditure and for one time in four years bachelor's degree.[44]


See alsoEdit


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