Chittagong University of Engineering & Technology (CUET)
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Chittagong University of Engineering & Technology (CUET)

Chittagong University of Engineering & Technology (CUET)

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Chittagong University of Engineering & Technology (CUET) is a university located at Kaptai Highway, Raozan Chittagong. It was established on 10 Dec, 1968. It's Chancellor is Abdul Hamid and Vice Chancellor is Muhammad Rafiqul Alam .The university has 5 faculties and 15 departments.

Chittagong University of Engineering & Technology (Bengali: চট্টগ্রাম প্রকৌশল ও প্রযুক্তি বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়) commonly referred to as CUET (Bengali: চুয়েট), located in Raozan Upazila, Chittagong District, Bangladesh, is renowned as one of the public engineering universities in Bangladesh. The university maintains a special emphasis on research.

The university offers degrees in engineering disciplines in undergraduate and post-graduate levels and also conducts research and provides degrees in basic sciences in post-graduate level. There are fifteen academic departments under five faculties emphasizing teaching and research of engineering, technology, architecture and planning.

History:
To meet the increasing demand of professional engineers for the national development, the National Economic Council of the Government of Pakistan decided to establish The Engineering College, Chittagong on August 28, 1962. The Engineering College, Chittagong, started functioning on December 28, 1968 by admitting 120 students in its first academic session under the faculty of Engineering, University of Chittagong. On 1 July 1986, through a Government Ordinance (No. XXI, 1986) the college was converted into an autonomous institution called Bangladesh Institute of Technology (BIT), Chittagong. There were three other similar BITs in Khulna, Rajshahi and Dhaka. The President of Bangladesh was the visitor of these institutes. A Board of Governors headed by a Chairman appointed by the President was the policy making and administrative authority which had its head office at Tejgaon, Dhaka. Though the BIT, Chittagong was said to be an autonomous institution there were various complexity in the administration, control, budget, admission, development and other processes of the institution. On September 1, 2003 it was a historic moment when the BIT, Chittagong was converted into a fully autonomous public university & named Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology or CUET for short, after the teachers and students of BIT, Chittagong started huge movement demanding university status for all four BITs.[5] The honorable President of Bangladesh is the Chancellor of the University. BIT, Khulna; BIT, Rajshahi and BIT, Dhaka have been converted to Khulna University of Engineering and Technology (KUET), Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (RUET), and Dhaka University of Engineering and Technology (DUET) respectively.[4]

Now the university is a fully autonomous statutory organization of the Government of Bangladesh which awards degrees itself to the graduates. There are various statutory bodies like Syndicate, Academic Council, Finance Committee, Planning and Development Committee, Academic Committees, etc. for policy and decision-making on aspects of the university under the framework of the Act.

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