Jagannath University (JNU)

Jagannath University (JNU)

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Jagannath University (JNU) is a university located at 9-10, chittaranjan avenue, Dhaka. It was established on 01 Jan, 2005. It's Chancellor is Abdul Hamid and Vice Chancellor is Mijanur Rahman .The university has 6 faculties and 36 departments.The institute code of the university is (EIIN) 108136.

Jagannath University or JNU is a government-financed public university in Bangladesh. Jagannath University (JNU) is in the southern part of Dhaka city near the river Buriganga in Bangladesh


Jagannath University has a history that started in 1858 when Dhaka Brahma School was established by Dinanath Sen, Prabhaticharan Roy, Anathbandhu Mallik, and Brajasundar Kaitra. Jagannath School was given by Kishorilal Chowdhury, the Zamindar of Baliati in Manikganj in Bangladesh, who took over the school in 1872 and renamed it after his father.

In 1884, it was raised to a second-grade college. One of the first courses introduced was Law. A general management committee administered the school and college until 1887 when the school section was separated to form the independent Kishore Jubilee School. It is now known as K L Jubilee School. The administration of the college was transferred to a board of trustees in 1907. In the following year, it became a first-grade college.

The college beginning with 48 students. In five years, the roll raised to 396. Jagannath College opened honours and masters programmes in 1975. That year the government of Bangladesh once again took over and upgraded it into a postgraduate college. In 1982, the college closed its programmes at the intermediate level. It introduced evening shifts in 1992.

It was changed into Jagannath University in 2005 by passing a bill named Jagannath University Act-2005 in the national parliament.

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Jagannath University has 36 departments under 6 faculties. To see faculties and department info click faculty on the left sidebar. To see also notice click notice on the left sidebar.


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  • University
  • Chancellor
    Abdul Hamid
  • Vice Chancellor
    Mijanur Rahman
  • Founded
    01 January, 2005
  • Motto (Bengali)
    শিক্ষা, ঈমান, শৃঙ্খলা
  • Motto (English)
    Education, Faith, Discipline
  • Named After
    Jagannath College
  • EIIN
Jagannath University (JNU)
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