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Jahangirnagar University

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Jahangirnagar University is a university located at Savar Dhaka. It was established on 20 Aug, 1970. It's Chancellor is Abdul Hamid and Vice Chancellor is Farzana Islam .The university has 6 faculties and 34 departments.The institute code of the university is (EIIN) 136589.

Jahangirnagar University (Bengali: জাহাঙ্গীরনগর বিশ্ববিদ্যালয় Jahangirnôgôr Bishwôbidyalôy, University Acronym: জাবি or JU) is a public university in Bangladesh, based in Savar Upazila, Dhaka. It is the only fully residential university in Bangladesh.

The university was established in 1970 by the Jahangirnagar Muslim University Ordinance of the government of Pakistan. Its first vice-chancellor, Mafiz Uddin Ahmad (Ph.D. in chemistry, University of Illinois, Chicago) took up office on 24 September 1970. The first group of students, a total of 150, were enrolled in four departments: Economics, Geography, Mathematics, and Statistics. Its formal inauguration was delayed until 12 January 1971, when the university was launched by Rear Admiral S. M. Ahsan, the chancellor.

It operated as a project until 1973, when the 'Jahangirnagar Muslim University Act' was amended as the 'Jahangirnagar University Act'.

In 2014, the university had 16,781 students, 755 teachers, and 1,430 other employees. On 2 March 2014, Farzana Islam, a professor of the Anthropology Department, was appointed the vice-chancellor of JU, marking the country's first woman to hold the position.


Jahangirnagar University was formally launched on 12 January 1970 under the Jahangirnagar Muslim University Ordinance, 1970 and this day is observed as University Day. Initially, it was named Jahangirnagar Muslim University, and the plan was to operate the university like Aligarh Muslim University. But after the independence of Bangladesh, its name changed to Jahangirnagar University under the Jahangirnagar University Act' 1973

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  • University
  • Chancellor
    Abdul Hamid
  • Vice Chancellor
    Farzana Islam
  • Founded
    20 August, 1970
  • Named After
    Jahangirnagar Muslim University
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