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Bangladesh University

of Engineering and Technology


Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, abbreviated as BUET, is one of the most prestigious institutions for higher studies in the country. About five thousand students are pursuing undergraduate and postgraduate studies in engineering, architecture, planning and science in this institution. The total number of teachers is over four hundred. The BUET campus is in the heart ofDhaka - the capital city ofBangladesh.

Historical Background of BUET:

BUET is the oldest institution for the study of Engineering and Architecture inBangladesh. The history of this institution dates back to the days of Dhaka Survey School which was established at Nalgola, in Old Dhaka in 1876 to train Surveyors for the then Government of Bengal of British India. As the years passed, the survey School became the Ahsanullah School of Engineering offering three-year diploma courses in Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. In recognition of the generous financial contribution from the then Nawab of Dhaka, it was named after his father Khawja Ahsanullah. It moved to its present premises in 1912.
In 1948, the School was upgraded to Ahsanullah Engineering College as a Faculty of Engineering under theUniversity ofDhaka, offering four-year bachelor's courses in Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering. In order to create facilities for postgraduate studies and research,AhsanullahEngineeringCollege was upgraded to the status of a University in 1962 and was named East Pakistan University of Engineering and Technology.
After the war of Liberation in 1971, Bangladesh became an independent state and the university was renamed as the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology.


The BUET campus is in the heart of the capital city of Dhaka. It has a compact campus with halls of residence within walking distances of the academic buildings. At present the campus occupies 76.85 acres (31.1 hectares) of land. The academic area is confined in and around the old campus occupying 30.24 acres (12.24 hectares) of land defined by shahid sharani, Bakshi Bazar road and the Asian Highway. This area accommodates five faculties, two institutes, the administrative building, the central library, main sports facilities, the auditorium complex, the BUET Club and eighty two units of residential accommodation of teachers, staff and employees and the Vice-Chancellor's bunglow.


Faculty of Architecture & Planning:

Dept. of Architecture (Arch)
Dept. of Urban & Regional Planning (URP)
Dept. of Humanities (Hum)

Faculty of Civil Engineering:

Dept. of Civil Engineering (CE)
Dept. of Water Resources Engineering (WRE)

Faculty of Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Dept. of Electrical & Electronic Engineering (EEE)
Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering (CSE)

Faculty of Engineering:

Dept. of Chemical Engineering (Ch.E)
Dept. of Materials & Metallurgical Engineering (MME)
Dept. of Chemistry (Chem)
Dept. of Mathematics (Math)
Dept. of Physics (Phys)
Dept. of Petroleum & Mineral Resources Engineering (PMRE)

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering:

Dept. of Mechanical Engineering (ME)
Dept. of Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering (NAME)
Dept. of Industrial & Production Engineering (IPE)

Institutes & centers of BUET:

Institute of Water and Flood Management (IWFM)
Institute of Appropriate Technology (IAT)
Institute of Information & Communication Technology (IICT)
International Training Network Centre (ITN)
Center for Energy Studies (CES)
Center for Environmental & Resource Management (CERM)
Center for Biomedical Engineering Research (CBER)
Bureau of Research, Testing & Consultation (BRTC)


Mailing Address:
Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET)
Telephone Numbers:
PABX: 880-2-966 5650-80 ; 880-2-861 6833-38;
880-2-861 4640-44 ; 880-2-861 8344-49
FAX No:880-2-861 3046 ; 880-2-861 3026
Registrar: regtr@regtr.buet.ac.bd
Director, Advisory, Extension & Research
Service (DAERS): daers@buet.ac.bd
Director, Director of Students' Welfare (DSW): dsw@buet.ac.bd

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