Top Private Universities in Bangladesh

Universities in Bangladesh are mainly categorized into three different types: public (government owned and subsidized), private (private sector owned universities), and international (operated and funded by international organizations such as the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation). Establishment of private universities in Bangladesh was initiated after the institution of the Private University Act 1992. Now there are 103 such universities that are operational different divisions of the country. In general, rankings have been conducted by magazines, newspapers, websites, governments, or academics based some factors. College and university rankings means institutions engaged with in higher education which have been ranked on the basis of various factors. For evaluate or ranking of an entire institutions, organizations or specific programs, departments need to consider some measures of funding and endowment, research status, specialization, admissions criteria, students life within the campus, award numbers, internationalization, graduate employment status, industrial linkage, academic reputation and other criteria. For ranking an university need to consider following factors:

Quality Education Perspective

  • Teaching and learning innovation
  • Present Alumni Status and Network
  • Updated Course Curriculum

Teaching perspective

  • Reputation of Teachers
  • Number of Senior Professors
  • Ratio of academic staff to students
  • Number of doctoral degrees
  • Ratio of academic and non-academic staff to students
  • Ratio of income to academic staff

Research perspective

  • Reputation (the external reputation of the university’s research)
  • Ratio of publications to academic staff
  • Ratio of research funding to academic staff
  • Number of articles published in reputed local and international journals
  • Number of articles in high-impact publications

Linkage Perspective

  • Industry connections
  • International outlook
  • The university’s reputation among employers

List of Best Private Universities in Bangladesh

Rank-1: BRAC University (BRACU)

BRAC University (BRACU) was established in 2001. It follows liberal arts approach to education which nurtures fresh ideas and gives new impetus in the field of tertiary education. It ensures a high quality of education and aims to meet the demands of the contemporary times. BRAC University provides performance and merit based scholarship for its students. BRAC University present campus is situated at Mohakhali, Dhaka and its permanent campus at Pragati Sarani, which is now under construction. The university has decided to shifted to permanent campus in 2021.
BRAC University Programs

BRAC University Undergraduate  Programs

  1. Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics & Electronics [130 Credits]
  2. Bachelor of Architecture [199 Credits]
  3. Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology [136 Credits]
  4. Bachelor of Social Science in Economics [120 Credits]
  5. Bachelor of Science in Computer Science & Engineering [136 Credits]
  6. Bachelor of Science in Computer Science [124 Credits]
  7. Bachelor of Science in Electronic And Communication Engineering [136 Credits]
  8. Bachelor of Science in Electrical And Electronic Engineering [136 Credits]
  9. Bachelor of Science in Mathematics [127 Credits]
  10. Bachelor of Science In Physics [132 Credits]
  11. Bachelor of Science in Microbiology [136 Credits]
  12. Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) [130 Credits]
  13. Bachelor of Laws [LL. B. (Hons.)] [135 Credits]
  14. Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) [164 Credits]
  15. Bachelor of Arts in English [120 Credits]
  16. Bachelor of Social Sciences in Anthropology [120 Credits]

BRAC University Graduate Programs

  1. Master in Computer Applications
  2. Executive MBA
  3. Master of Business Administration
  4. Master of Bank Management
  5. M.S. In Biotechnology
  6. M.Sc./M.Engg. in Computer Science and Engineering
  7. Ma in English
  8. Ma in Governance and Development
  9. Master of Science in Applied Economics
  10. Masters in Procurement and Supply Management
  11. Ma in Tesol (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
  12. Master in Disaster Management
  13. Master of Development Studies
  14. Master of Public Health
  15. Master of Science (M. Sc.)/Master of Engineering (M. Engg.) in Electrical And Electronic Engineering
  16. Masters (Med)/Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Leadership & School Improvement
  17. Masters in Development Management and Practice
  18. Masters in Early Childhood Development
Mailing Address: 
BRAC University, 66 Mohakhali, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh
Phone: +880-2-9844051-4 (PABX), Fax: +880-2-58810383, +880-2-9856163,
E-mails: info@bracu.ac.bd (General information)
Website: http://www.bracu.ac.bd

Rank-2: North South University (NSU)

North South University or NSU is the first private university of Bangladesh. The government of Bangladesh approved the establishment of North South University in 1992 under the Private University Act 1992. North South University was established by a group of philanthropists, industrialists, bureaucrats and academics. The university's campus is at Bashundhara in Dhaka. The foundation of the campus was laid on January 30, 2003 by Begum Khaleda Zia. Classes started in the permanent campus from June 9, 2009. This campus can serve up to 15,000 students with amenities and facilities. It contains six buildings with three basements on six acres of land having 665,000 square feet of floor space
Address:
North South University
Plot 15, Block B, Bashundhara,
Dhaka 1229, Bangladesh
PABX: +880 2 55668200, Fax: +880 2 55668202
Email: registrar@northsouth.edu, Website: www.northsouth.edu

Rank-3: Independent University, Bangladesh

Independent University, Bangladesh or IUB is one of the oldest, largest and finest private universities in Bangladesh. Its permanent campus is in Bashundhara R/A, Dhaka. The university was established in 1993 by the Private University Act, 1992.
Mailing Address:
Independent University, Bangladesh
Plot 16 Block B, Aftabuddin Ahmed Road
Bashundhara R/A, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Phone:+88-02-8431645-53, 8432065-76
Fax: +88-02-8431991
E-mail: info@iub.edu.bd
http://www.iub.edu.bd/

Rank-4: Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology (AUST)

The Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology (AUST) was founded by the Dhaka Ahsania Mission in 1995. It maintains close collaboration with the University Grants Commission (UGC), Bangladesh and many other National and International Education Institutions and Professional bodies. The permanent Campus of the University has been built on 5-bighas (1.6 acre) of land at Tejgaon Industrial Area which is located in the heart of Dhaka City. The land use in this area is quickly changing from an industrial area to a commercial area.
Mailing Address:
Ahsanullah University of Science & Technology141 & 142, Love Road, Tejgaon Industrial Area, Dhaka-1208.
Tel. (8802) 8870422, Ext. 107, 114, Fax : (8802) 8870417-18
Email : info@aust.edu, regr@aust.edu, Web: aust.edu

Rank-5: East West University

East West University is a private university in Dhaka, Bangladesh. East West University was established in 1996 as a non-profit organization.  East West University permanent campus is located in Aftabnagar, Rampura, Dhaka close to Bangladesh Television. The campus has 7.4 bighas of land. Total floor area of the 9 storied university complex is 4,58,957.04 square feet with modern facilities.
Mailing Address:
East West University
The Admission Office
A/2, Jahurul Islam Avenue | Jahurul Islam City | Aftabnagar |
Dhaka-1212 | Bangladesh
Phone: 9858261, 09666775577
Email: admissions@ewubd.edu, info@ewubd.edu, Web: http://www.ewubd.edu

Rank-6: United International University ( UIU)

United International University (UIU) is a private university located in Dhaka, Bangladesh, The government of Bangladesh approved the establishment of United International University in 2003 under the Private University Act -1992 (now replaced by-2010 ACT). Financial support came from the United Group, a Bangladeshi business conglomerate. The University has two campuses in Dhaka, both located in Dhanmondi, Dhaka. The UIU main Campus is built with the purpose of imparting education in a befitting infrastructure and congenial environment. Containing about 80,000 sq. ft. floor space, the campus has 8 floors with two basements. With this capacity, UIU accommodates state-of-the-art IT and Computer Labs, Language Lab, different Engineering Labs and other essential facilities.
Mailing Address:
United International University (UIU)
House # 80, Road # 8/A,
Mirza Golam Hafiz Road,
Dhanmondi, Dhaka-1209,
Bangladesh.
Phone: +88(02) 9125913-6, 9144151, 9118213
+88(02) 9118170
Web: www.uiu.ac.bd

Rank-7: American International University-Bangladesh

American International University-Bangladesh is an accredited and renowned private university located at Banani in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The university is an independent organization with its own Board of Trustees. The raison d’etre of American International University –Bangladesh is its great people: our graduates, students, faculty and management. Since the commencement of its journey in 1994, AIUB has progressed by leaps and bounds both as an institution and the programs it delivers to the students.
Mailing Address:House 83/B, Road 4, Kemal Ataturk Avenue,
Banani, Dhaka 1213, Bangladesh
Phone: +88-02-9894229,+88-02-9897387,
+88-02-58815357, Fax: +88-02-8813233
info@aiub.edu, www.aiub.edu

Rank-8: University of Asia Pacific (UAP)

University of Asia Pacific (UAP) was established in 1996 as a private university under the Private University Act 1992, with a vision to enhance the opportunities for higher education in Bangladesh. Its curriculum has been approved by The University Grants Commission of the Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh.
Mailing Address:74/A , Green Road, Dhaka - 1215, Bangladesh
PABX:+8802-58157091-4, +8802-58157096
FAX:+8802-58157097
Admission Office
74/A , Green Road , Dhaka - 1215, Bangladesh
Telephone: +8802-9126812 PABX: +8802-58157091-4,
+8802-58157096 (Ext - 0, 120) FAX:+8802-58157097
Email: admission@uap-bd.edu, registrar@uap-bd.edu

Rank-9: Daffodil International University (DIU)

Daffodil International University, is a co-educational private university located in Dhanmondi, Dhaka, Bangladesh. It was established on 24 January 2002 under the Private University Act, 1992.
The university was established in 2002 with the approval of the University Grants Commission (Bangladesh) and the Government of Bangladesh's Ministry of Education. The university has multiple campuses within Dhaka. The main campus is located in Dhanmondi and the permanent campus is in Asulia.
Mailing Address:
102 Shukrabad, Dhanmondi, Dhaka-1207 ( Ground Floor )
Phone: +88 02 9138234-5,
+88 02 9136694, +88 02 9116774 Ext.: 105, Fax: 88-02-9131947

Rank-10: Green University of Bangladesh (GUB)

Green University of Bangladesh (GUB), one of the leading private universities in Bangladesh, was founded in 2003 under the Private University Act 1992 with a vision to create a global higher education center of excellence. GUB’s greatest resource in fulfilling its mission is its faculty of about 150 distinguished scholars and educators, whose scholarly research experiences and teaching skills enrich the students’ classroom environment. To ensure quality education, GUB is equipped with modern infrastructural facilities, latest academic curricula, Intern et with Wi-Fi facility, air-conditioned classrooms, and seminar halls supported with multi-media, rich libraries, most sophisticated laboratories, students' cafeterias, standby generators, etc.

Green University Programs : BBA | MBA | EMBA | LLB Hons | LLM | BA (Hons) in English  |  BSS (Hons) in Sociology |  BSc in EEE (IEB Accredited) |  BSc in CSE (IEB Accredited) |  BSc in Textile Engineering | BA (Hons) in Film Television and Digital Media

Green University Permanent Campus : The permanent campus of Green University is now under construction at Purbachal American City. It will be one of the largest private university campus in Bangladesh with latest facilities for the students. The Green University Permanent Campus at Purbachal American City includes: Separate Academic Buildings for conducting classes and laboratories, Administrative Building, Hostel for local and international students, Country's one of the largest IT Center, Multipurpose Hall, Modern Conference Hall, IT based Library, Different laboratories, Indoor and outdoor games facilities, Play fields, Medical Center, Cafeteria, Gymnasium and Transport facilities for the far distance students etc.

Mailing Address:
Admissions office: 220/D, Begum Rokeya Sarani
(300 meter North Side of IDB Bhaban)
Dhaka -1207, Bangladesh.
Phone : 9014725, 8031031 8060116.
Cell : 1757074304, 01757074302,
01757074303, 01757074301,
01730713840, 01865617619
Web: www.green.edu.bd

Rank-11: University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB)

University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) is a private University in Bangladesh. ULAB was Founded in February 2002 and its present campus in Dhanmondi, Dhaka, Bangladesh.  ULAB got permission to open its academic activities from the University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh in November 2003, pursuant to the Private University Act 1992. ULAB was formally launched at a ceremony on October 1, 2004. So far ULAB organized four convocation ceremony.

Address
House 56, Rd 4/A @ Satmasjid Road Dhanmondi,
Dhaka-1209, Bangladesh
Phone: 966-1255 Fax: +88-02-9660610

Rank-12: Southeast University

Southeast University (SEU) is a private university in Bangladesh. SEU is arranged in Banani of the Capital City of Bangladesh. It is one of the presumed private universities in Bangladesh which was set-up under the Private University Act, 1992 amended in 1998 affirmed by the Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh. SEU recently constructed their permanent campus and its address is in 251/A & 252, Tejgaon Industrial Area, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh.

Rank-13: International University of Business Agriculture and Technology

International University of Business Agriculture and Technology (IUBAT) is the first private university in Bangladesh. The University was established under the Private University Act of 1992. In 1962, the university started issuing degrees for the students with a cooperation agreement with Assumption University of Bangkok. The University is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities. Professor. Dr. Md. Alimullah Miyan is the Founder of IUBAT.
IEB Accredited Programs: Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
Contact Address:
4 Embankment Drive Road, Sector-10 (Off Dhaka-Ashulia Road) Uttara Model Town, Dhaka-1230.Bangladesh
Email : info@iubat.edu, Web : www.iubat.edu

Rank-14: Eastern University Bangladesh

Eastern University is a private university of bangladesh. Its campus is located in Dhaka's Dhanmondi and the permanent campus is in Ashulia. It was founded in 2003. There are four faculties in this university.

At present, there are 4 faculties in the university. These are:
School of Arts: BA (Honors). English; MA ELL (English language and literature); M ELT (English language teaching) 2 year program; M ELT (English language teaching) 1 year program
Faculty of Law: EL, B (Honors); EL, M (Master)
School of Engineering and Technology: BSc CSE (Computer Science and Engineering); B.Sc CSIS (Computer Science and Information System); MSC CSE (Computer Science and Engineering); BSC EEE (Electrical and Electronic); BSC ETE (Electrical Post and Telecommunication Engineering)
Faculty of Commerce: BBA (Business Administration Bachelor) Program; MBA (Business Administration Master) Program: - Regular MBA - Executive MBA

Rank-15: Stamford University Bangladesh

Stamford University Bangladesh, a private university located in Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh. It started th ‍academic activities in Bangladesh in 2002 with the approval Bangladesh Government. There are two campuses in this university, one is Siddhesari and the other is located in Dhanmondi.
Bachelor Programs:
Bachelor of Business Administration; Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons.); Bachelor of Science in Electrical & Electronic Engineering; B.Sc. (Hons.) in Microbiology; Bachelor of Laws with Honours; Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering; Bachelor of Arts with Honours in English; Bachelor of Arts in Film & Media; Bachelor of Science in Computer Science & Engineering; B. Sc in Computer Science & Information (CSI); Bachelor of Social Science in Economics; B.Sc. in Environmental Science; Bachelor of Social Science in Journalism for Electronic & Print Media; Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.); Bachelor of Public Administration
Master Programs
Master of Business Administration; Master In Computer Application; Master of Science in Computer Science & Engineering; Master of Arts in Film & Media(Final); Master of Arts in Film & Media(Preliminary & Final); Master of Arts in English (Preliminary & Final); Master of Arts in English (Final); Master of Human Resource Management; Master of Science in Microbiology; Master of Science in Environmental Science; Master of Public Administration; Master of Laws (LL.M); Master of Laws (LL.M., Preliminary & Final); Master of Pharmacy; Master of Social Science in Journalism & Media Studies (Preliminary & Final); Master of Social Science in Journalism & Media Studies; Master of Social Science in Economics

Rank-16: International Islamic University Chittagong

International Islamic University, Chittagong (IIUC), a private university approved by the government of Bangladesh. Its permanent campus is situated in Kumira of Sitakunda, Chittagong. Under the supervision of the Islamic University Chittagong Trust (IIUC), this university was approved under the Private University Act of 1992 in Bangladesh on February 11, 1995, and it started its activities since that year.

IIUC Programs: Quranic and Islamic Studies (QSIS); Da'wah & Islamic Studies (DIS); Hadith and Islamic Studies (HIS); Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering (ETE); Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE); Pharmacy (PHA); BBA; MBA; Economics and Banking; English Language (ELL); Arabic category (ALL); Law Department (LAW); Economics and banking (EB)

Rank-17: University of Development Alternative

Rank-18: State University of Bangladesh

Rank-19: Bangladesh University of Business and Technology

Bangladesh University of Business and Technology (BUBT) is a private university of Bangladesh. It was founded in 2003. It was established according to the private university act 2003 under the Ministry of Education of Bangladesh.

Undergraduate programs

BBA (Major In Accounting, Finance, Marketing & Human Resources Management); BA Honors in English; BSc Honors in Environment and Development Economics; LLB Honors (4 years); BSc in Computer Science and Information Technology (4 years); BSc in Computer Science and Information Technology (3 years 4 months) - Diploma Engineers - Evening Program.; B.Sc. in Computer Science and Engineering; BSc in Computer Science and Engineering (3 years 4 months) - Diploma Engineers - Evening Program; B.Sc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering; B.Sc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (3 years 4 months) - For Diploma Engineers - Evening Program; B.Sc in Textile Engineering (4 years); BSc in B.Sc in Textile Engineering (3 years 6 months) - Diploma Engineers - Evening Program.

Graduate programs
MBA Regular (Major In Accounting, Finance, Marketing & Human Resources & Management) - Evening Program; Executive MBA (Major In Accounting, Finance, Marketing & Human Resources & Management) - Evening Program; Master of Bank Management (2 years) - Evening Program; MA in English (2 years) - Evening Program; ME in English Language Teaching (1 year) - Evening Program; MSc in Economics (1 year) - Evening program; LLB (2 years) - Evening program; LLM (2 years) - Evening program; LLM (1 year) - Evening program; MSc in Mathematics (Thesis - 1 year) - Evening Program; MSc in Mathematics (Normal - 2 years) - Evening Program; MSc in Mathematics (Thesis-2 years) - Evening Program.

Rank-20: Northern University Bangladesh