Sylhet Agricultural University
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সিলেট কৃষি বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়
|Type||Public Agricultural University|
|Established||1995: Sylhet Government Veterinary College (SGVC)|
2006: Sylhet Agricultural University
|Chancellor||President Abdul Hamid|
|Vice-Chancellor||Professor Dr. Md. Matiar Rahman Howlader|
|Colours||Blue and green|
Sylhet Agricultural University started its function on 2 November 2006 following the issuance of a notification by the Government as per the requirement of the "Sylhet Agricultural University Act 2006" which was passed in the National Parliament on 3 October 2006. In fact, the faculty of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences has come into being through the up-gradation of Sylhet Government Veterinary College (SGVC). The SGVC was established in 1995 and had been functioning as a "School of Life Sciences" under Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST), Sylhet Bangladesh.
Presently 2501 (honours, masters and PhD) students are enrolled at the university.
Over 90 percent of the recurring budget and the entire development fund come from the government through the University Grants Commission (UGC).
As of from 2019 All agricultural university of Bangladesh conducting a cluster system admission tests where a single exam is taken for seven Universities which provide education in the field of Agricultural Sciences these are Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University , Bangladesh Agricultural University, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Sylhet Agricultural University, Khulna Agricultural University and Patuakhali Science and Technology University. The cluster system reduced students suffering and financial costs. Admission test is held on each campus but at a time with same question. Admission related information is available on this website admission-agri
While the Chancellor is the ceremonial head, a position held by the incumbent President of Bangladesh, the Vice-chancellor is the chief academic officer and chief executive of the university appointed by the Chancellor for a four-year term. These have been and are:
|1||Professor Dr. Md. Iqbal Hossain||03.01.2007–08.03.2009|
|2||Professor Dr. Md. Abdul Awal||09.03.2009–08.09.2010|
|3||Professor Dr. Md. Shahid Ullah Talukder||09.09.2010–27.09.2014|
|4||Professor Dr. M. Golam Shahi Alam||28.09.2014-27.09.2018|
|5||Professor Dr. Md. Matiar Rahman Howlader||September 2018–Present|
-  " Agri-varsities to begin ‘cluster system’ admission test "
-  " Unified admission test in 7 agricultural universities "
-  " UGC to hold uniform admission test for 7 universities "
- "Former Vice-Chancellors List". Retrieved 30 October 2017.
- "About Vice-Chancellor". Retrieved 30 October 2017.
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