It brings me immense pleasure to extend a warm welcome to all students and visitors of the Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology (RUET). As the Vice Chancellor of this esteemed university, I am honored to share the remarkable journey that has shaped RUET into the beacon of learning and innovation that it is today.
RUET, the 2nd oldest prestigious public Engineering University of Bangladesh offers quality education and research in the field of engineering and technology. The university established in 1964 as Rajshahi Engineering College, later, it was converted to Bangladesh Institute of Technology (BIT), Rajshahi in 1986 to enhance the technical education. The institute was upgraded as Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology (RUET) in September, 2003 to enhance the engineering and technical education and research. The university is financed by the Government through the University Grants Commission of Bangladesh. The university is an autonomous statutory organization of the Government of Bangladesh functioning within the "Rajshahi University of Engineering &Technology Act 2003”. Presently, the university comprises 18 degree-awarding departments including engineering and sciences offers under-graduate and post-graduate degrees. Every year 1235 most brilliant students are enrolled for the undergraduate program through transparent and standard admission test. Presently, about 4950 students are pursuing their higher study in this green campus at under-graduate and post-graduate levels with over 350 prominent faculty members of diverse field of expertise. In graduate level, M.Sc. Engg., M. Engg., M.Phil and PhD programs and research are continuing in a qualitative manner under the faculties. The university also receive a significant number of international students for continuing their higher study in this campus. The medium of instruction and necessary assessment of this university is English.
The vision of RUET is to produce highly-skilled human resources through engineering and technology focused on education and research in order to contribute to the socio-economic development of the country.
The Missions of RUET are to produce technologically-sound professional human resources with high moral and ethical values in order to meet the demand of the society, to create a conducive environment to confirm high standard higher education, research and innovation in the area of engineering and technology, to create opportunities for multidimensional academic collaboration between universities, industries and professional organizations in higher education, research and innovation, to provide and receive on-demand advice and recommendation to solve scientific and technical issues at national and international level and to contribute in policy formulation in order to obtain sustainable socio-economic and industrial development of Bangladesh.
Academic programs are complemented with the commitment to provide our students a universal career by the frequently updated Out-Come Based Education (OBE) curricula focusing on SEEING-DOING-LEARNING. In addition to our dedicated faculty, the students are able to gather hands-on industry's experience through Academia-Industry Collaborations. In addition to the above, we are equally putting emphasis on joint collaboration in joint mutual grant research programs with the number of internationally leading universities and institutions.
Students are pursuing their higher study and research in the field of engineering and technology with well-equipped modern and updated laboratory facilities. The university community has close interaction and free exchange of knowledge, ideas with the renowned scholars of home and abroad.
National and international seminars and conferences are regularly held and organized by the faculty members, students and the staff of our university. Our graduates are well-equipped with the necessary skills, competence, knowledge, practical experience and inter-personal skills in line with the immerging technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). I am pleased to apprise you that our alumni are now at the helm of significant number of prestigious national and international positions. They are holding prestigious research and teaching positions at different reputed universities of home and abroad.
We always look forward to future needs and prepare our students to meet the challenges of globalization, emerging innovation and knowledge-based economy. The graduates of RUET are encouraged to give constant effort to learning to sustain their adaptability and employability. With all these ends in view, RUET has also future plans to extend its academic and research activities through new multidisciplinary departments, research centers and innovation hubs for the smooth transformation to a Research-Based University.
I cordially invite our alumni, donor agencies/organizations, philanthropists and industrialists to join us in order to fully harness the potentiality of RUET and thus to contribute to the socio-economic development of our nation as well as for the better interest of the world.
As the Vice Chancellor, I warmly welcome you to visit our website and university, share your valuable ideas and experiences with us. Together, as RUET family, we shall continue to shape the future of education, research, and innovation at RUET towards Bangladesh Vision 2041.
I am confident that your time at RUET will be transformative and inspiring, and I eagerly anticipate the remarkable contributions you will make to our society and the world.
Thank you for being a part of the RUET family. LOVE RUET!
Dr. Engr. Md. Jahangir Alam