05 May Shahjalal University Of Science And Technology
Shahjalal University Of Science And Technology is a university located at Kumargaon, Sylhet Sylhet. It was established on 25 Aug, 1986. It's Chancellor is Abdul Hamid and Vice Chancellor is Farid Uddin Ahmed .The university has 6 faculties and 27 departments.The institute code of the university is (EIIN) 136620.
Shahjalal University of Science and Technology also known as SUST is a state-supported university located in Sylhet, Bangladesh. It is the first university to adopt American credit system in Bangladesh. It is the 8th oldest university of the country.
The university was founded by the Government of Bangladesh according to a university act in 1986 to give special importance in science and technology education. SUST was established as the first specialized science & technology university of the country. After SUST, seven more science and technology universities have been established in Bangladesh.
SUST is traditionally known for research and education in the physical sciences and engineering. It is one of the most selective higher learning institutions, and received 41,285 undergraduate applicants for the 2015-2016 session only admitting 1,448; an acceptance rate of 3.51%.
Shahjalal University of Science and Technology was established in 1986. The campus is located in Kumargaon, approximately six kilometers away from the heart of Sylhet City Centre. The university started its academic programme with three departments: physics, chemistry, and economics. The first convocation of SUST was held on 29 April 1998 and the second convocation held on 6 December 2007.
SUST is the first university in Bangladesh providing whole campus free Wi-fi access for students and staff. The university introduced an integrated honors course for the first time in Bangladesh and it introduced the semester system (American credit system) from the 1996-97 session. According to the masterplan for the university, within a few years, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology will be one of the finest institutions of the region.
The university students invented and introduced the paperless 24/7 SMS Based Automated Registration of Admission Test procedure for the first time in Bangladesh. Interested students can complete the registration process through mobile phone messages. The contemporary government launched the system on 13 September 2009. For the invention, the University won an Ambition Award in a competition of South Asian countries in 2010 and National Award for E-Content and ICT for Development Award 2010. Now, most of the public universities in Bangladesh have adopted this process of registration.