University of Barisal (BU) is a university located at Barisal sadar Karnakathi, Barisal Barisal. It was established on 01 Jan, 2020. Its Chancellor is Abdul Hamid and Vice Chancellor is Professor Dr. S. M. Imamul Huq .Its EIIN is 136610.

The University of Barisal also known as Barisal University or simply BU, is a public university located in Barisal, a city in southern Bangladesh. It is the only general public university in Barisal division and the country’s 33rd public university. It was established in 2011 and started educational activities on 24 January 2012. The university offers degrees in undergraduate levels. There are twenty-two academic departments under six faculties.


University of Barisal Location

Barisal University is situated in the district of Barisal under Barisal Division. It is located at Karnakathi on the eastern bank of the Kirtonkhola river beside Barisal-Patuakhali highway about 2 kilometers from the centre of Barisal City.

University of Barisal History

Demand for a university was first made in 1960 before the independence of Bangladesh. In 1973, then-Prime Minister Sheikh Mujibur Rahman declared he wished to establish a university in Barisal during a rally held in the city. President Ziaur Rahman made a similar statement concerning establishing a university in Barisal on 23 November 1978, at a rally in Barisal Circuit House. In 1990s, former president Abdur Rahman Biswas also made a statement for the establishment of the university.

After three decades, following strong demand from the people of Barisal, the proposal was passed in ECNEC on 20 November 2008, by the Caretaker Government. On 22 November 2011, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the construction of building of the university. The educational activities were inaugurated by Minister for Education Nurul Islam on 24 January 2012, in a temporary campus beside Barisal Zilla School.

The construction of the main campus started in 2012 which is located at Karnakathi on the eastern bank of the Kirtankhola river in Barisal Sadar Upazila. Tk. 900 million was estimated to construct the university on 50 acres of land, including 12 acres of private and 38 acres public land.

In academic year 2011–2012 around 400 students are enrolled in six majors under four disciplines.

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University of Barisal (BU)
Abdul Hamid Abdul Hamid
Vice Chancellor
Professor Dr. S. M. Imamul Huq Professor Dr. S. M. Imamul Huq
01 January, 2011 01 January, 2011
Motto (EN)
Knowledge is power Knowledge is power

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