05 May Begum Rokeya University of Rangpur (BRUR)
Begum Rokeya University of Rangpur (BRUR) is a university located at Modern Mor Road Rangpur. It was established on 12 Dec, 2018. It's Chancellor is Abdul Hamid and Vice Chancellor is Nazmul Ahsan Kalimullah .The university has 6 faculties and 21 departments.The institute code of the university is (EIIN) 136613.
Begum Rokeya University of Rangpur (BRUR), formerly Rangpur University, is a government-financed public state university in Bangladesh. It is the only general categorised university in Rangpur Division and the second public university in the region. It was named after the feminist writer and social worker Begum Rokeya. It is the 30th public university of Bangladesh. It was established on 8 October 2008 under Begum Rokeya University Act, 2009 (2009–29).
Since 1947, a university in this region has been a long cherished dream. A popular demand for a kind of university that can reach out to a large number of students desiring higher education in this vast region has always been intensely felt but has never been fulfilled. In 2001, the then Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina, laid the foundations of Rangpur University of Science and Technology. However, later on the establishment was cancelled.
It was not until August 2007 when Fakhruddin Ahmed, chief advisor of the Caretaker Government, agreed in principle to establish a full-fledged university in Rangpur. Fakhruddin Ahmad, in a historic cabinet meeting held in Rangpur on 2 February 2008, took the decision to establish a university in Rangpur. The Rangpur University Ordinance was approved by the cabinet on 15 June 2008. M. Lutfar Rahman was appointed the first vice-chancellor on 20 October 2008. Two days later Hossain Zillur Rahman, the then education and commerce advisor to the Caretaker Government formally inaugurated the university.
- ChancellorAbdul Hamid
- Vice ChancellorNazmul Ahsan Kalimullah
- Founded12 December, 2018
- Motto (Bengali)জ্ঞানই শক্তি
- Motto (English)Knowledge is Power