Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology (RUET) is a university located at Kazla, 6204, Rajshahi-Dhaka Highway Rajshahi. It was established on 24 Sep, 1964. Its Chancellor is Abdul Hamid and Vice Chancellor is Mohd. Rafiqul Alam Beg .Its EIIN is 136625.

Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology or RUET is one of the seventeen Ph.D. granting public research universities in Bangladesh. It is one of the five prestigious public universities in Bangladesh that specializes in the field of engineering.

RUET was established 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 in 2003.

Currently, 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 the diverse field of expertise. The medium of instruction and necessary assessment of this university is English


Before the liberation of Bangladesh, the then Government of Pakistan, to meet the increasing demand of professional engineers for the national development, founded Rajshahi Engineering College in 1964 as a faculty of engineering under the University of Rajshahi. It was the second engineering college founded in the then East Pakistan.

Rajshahi Engineering College was commonly known as REC begin its journey with only three departments: Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Civil Engineering offering bachelor’s degree programs only. It received 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 nineteen (19) faculty members at that time.

After the liberation 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 were taken care of by the Public Works Department of Government of Bangladesh. To remove these kinds of earlier 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 improved to a university and was named as Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (RUET) to increase the technical education and research. From that time, Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology is financed by the Government through the University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh. The university is a self-governing statutory organization of the Government of Bangladesh functioning within the “Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology: Act 2003”.

Faculties and Departments

Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology has 18 departments under 4 faculties. To see faculties and department information click faculty on the left sidebar. To see also notice click notice on the left sidebar.


  • Halls of residence
  • Sports & Recreation
  • Central computer center
  • Canteen & Cafeteria
  • Campus security
  • Transport
  • Medical
  • Auditorium
  • Postal & Banking
  • Video conference Hall

Basic Info

Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology (RUET)
Abdul Hamid Abdul Hamid
Vice Chancellor
Mohd. Rafiqul Alam Beg Mohd. Rafiqul Alam Beg
24 September, 1964 24 September, 1964
Motto (BN)
ঐশী জ্যোতিই আমাদের পথ প্রদর্শক ঐশী জ্যোতিই আমাদের পথ প্রদর্শক
Motto (EN)
Heaven’s Light is Our Guide Heaven’s Light is Our Guide
Named After
Rajshahi Engineering College (REC) Rajshahi Engineering College (REC)

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