05 May Rajshahi University Of Engineering And Technology (RUET)
Rajshahi University Of Engineering And Technology (RUET) is a university located at Kazla, 6204,, Rajshahi - Dhaka Hwy, Rajshahi Rajshahi. It was established on 12 Dec, 1964. It's Chancellor is Abdul Hamid and Vice Chancellor is Mohd. Rafiqul Alam Beg .The university has 4 faculties and 18 departments.The institute code of the university is (EIIN) 136625.
Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology, commonly known as RUET (রুয়েট), is one of the seventeen Ph.D. granting public research universities in Bangladesh. It is one of the five prestigious public universities in the country that specializes in the field of engineering.
RUET was founded in 1964 as Rajshahi Engineering College with a limited number of students. It was then changed to Bangladesh Institute of Technology (BIT) in 1986 and was finally renamed Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology (RUET) in 2003.
At present, more than 3500 students are pursuing their higher study in this green campus including under-graduate and post-graduate with over 250 prominent faculty members in diverse field of expertise. The medium of instruction and necessary assessment of this university is English
Before the independence of Bangladesh, the then Government of Pakistan, to meet the increasing demand of professional engineers for the national development, established Rajshahi Engineering College in 1964 as a faculty of engineering under the University of Rajshahi. It was the second engineering college established in the then East Pakistan.
Rajshahi Engineering College ( was commonly known as REC) started its journey with only three departments: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical & Electronic Engineering and Civil Engineering, offering bachelor's degree programs only. It accepted its first class of 120 students in the academic session of 1964/65 and the second class of like number in the academic session of 1965/66. The teaching faculty consisted of 19 faculty members at that time.
After the independence of Bangladesh (1971), the administration of the college was controlled by the Ministry of Education of Bangladesh and academic curriculum was controlled by University of Rajshahi. However, the infrastructural development and maintenance was taken care of by the Public Works Department of Government of Bangladesh. To remove these kinds of aforesaid problems several committees and commissions were formed since 1973. On the recommendation of these committees and commissions, in 1986, Rajshahi Engineering College was converted to an institute and was named Bangladesh Institute of Technology (BIT), Rajshahi to enhance the technical education.
In September, 2003, the institute was upgraded to a university and was named as Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology (RUET) to enhance the technical education and research. From that time, the university is financed by the Government through the University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh. The university is an autonomous statutory organisation of the Government of Bangladesh functioning within the "Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology: Act 2003".
- ChancellorAbdul Hamid
- Vice ChancellorMohd. Rafiqul Alam Beg
- Founded12 December, 1964
- Motto (Bengali)ঐশী জ্যোতিই আমাদের পথ প্রদর্শক
- Motto (English)Heaven's Light is Our Guide
- Named AfterRajshahi Engineering College (REC)