Khulna University of Engineering & Technology

Khulna University of Engineering & Technology
খুলনা প্রকৌশল ও প্রযুক্তি বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়
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Former names
Khulna Engineering College (1967-1986)[1]
Bangladesh Institute of Technology (BIT), Khulna (1986-2003)[1]
Motto
প্রভু আমায় জ্ঞান দাও।
Motto in English
Oh Lord! Bestow me with Knowledge
TypePublic, Coeducational, engineering Technological
Established1967 (1967)[2]
Endowment$8 million (2016)[3]
ChancellorPresident of Bangladesh
Vice-ChancellorQuazi Sazzad Hossain[4]
Academic staff
320[1]
Administrative staff
557
Students5682
Undergraduates4635
Postgraduates967
Address
Teligati,PhulBari Gate, Khulna 9203
, ,
Bangladesh
CampusSuburban, 101 acres (0.41 km²)[1]
NicknameKUET
Websitekuet.ac.bd

Khulna University of Engineering & Technology (Bengali: খুলনা প্রকৌশল ও প্রযুক্তি বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়, pronounced [kʰulna prokouʃɔl o prodʒukti biʃːobiddalɔe̯]) commonly known as KUET ([kue̯ʈ]; Bengali: কুয়েট), formerly BIT, Khulna, is a public engineering university of Bangladesh emphasizing education and research on engineering and technology. It is one of the best and prestigious engineering universities in Bangladesh. The versatile alumni of it, are contributing to the whole world. Many foreign university professors, engineers of Microsoft, Google, Oracle etc included in alumni.

History[edit]

KUET Shaheed Minar
KUET Shaheed Minar
Second Convocation of KUET

Khulna University of Engineering & Technology has a background of historical significance. Although this institution has completed an era as university, its laying foundation began 49 years ago. This university was established in 1967 as ‘Khulna Engineering College’ under the University of Rajshahi. But during the period of liberation war the development activities of the Erstwhile Engineering College was suspended. After the Independence of Bangladesh in the year of 1971, the development works were started again in swing full. Overcoming all the constraints, the academic activities of the institute were virtually started from June 3, 1974 as per special direction of the Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Despite some limitations, the college was affiliated as a faculty of Engineering under Rajshahi University. The academic and the administrative activities were controlled by the university authority and the Ministry of Education, respectively. The physical infrastructures were constructed by the public works department, while teacher recruitment was accomplished through Public Service Commission. Owing to multiple authorities, the co-ordination became complicated and hence the college authority faced many problems to run it smoothly. Even the admission of new students was stopped in one session due to the scarcity of teachers. In these circumstances, through a collective effort organized by the students, teachers, officers, staff and professional bodies, the four Engineering Colleges of the country including Khulna Engineering College were converted into autonomous Institutes named as Bangladesh Institute of Technology (BIT) from July 1, 1986.

In a new mood with a lot of hope and enthusiasm, BIT, Khulna started its journey to overcome the existing limitations to make this institute as the ‘Centre of Excellence’ in the south western region of Bangladesh. However, the nation's demand to develop engineering education in real sense was not fulfilled. Though BIT was converted to an autonomous Institution, the authority failed to take decisions regarding administrative, financial and academic activities due to complicated systems. Hence all BITs started a massive campaign to materialize the demand for proper autonomy as the public university enjoys. However, finally in order to fulfil the aspirations of the people and to suit to the demand of the Modern age, the government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh decided to convert and upgrade these four BITs into universities of Engineering & Technology. Accordingly, BIT, Khulna became Khulna University of Engineering & Technology with the other BITs as per act passed by the National Parliament effective from September 1, 2003.

Academics[edit]

Academic structure[edit]

The academic division of KUET is organized in 20 departments under three faculties.[5] Sixteen departments offer undergraduate courses. Among them Department of Industrial Engineering and Management ( IEM ) provides Industrial and Production Engineering (IPE) degree to the undergraduate students.

  • Faculty of Civil Engineering
    • Department of Civil Engineering ( CE )
    • Department of Urban and Regional Planning ( URP )
    • Department of Building Engineering & Construction Management ( BECM )
    • Department of Architecture (ARCH)
    • Department of Mathematics ( MATH )
    • Department of Chemistry ( CH )
    • Department of Physics ( PH )
    • Department of Humanities ( HUM )
  • Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering ( EEE )
    • Department of Computer Science & Engineering ( CSE )
    • Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering ( ECE )
    • Department of Biomedical Engineering ( BME )
    • Department of Material Science and Engineering (MSE)
  • Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
    • Department of Mechanical Engineering ( ME )
    • Department of Industrial Engineering and Management ( IEM )
    • Department of Leather Engineering ( LE )
    • Department of Textile Engineering ( TE )
    • Department of Energy Science and Engineering ( ESE )
    • Department of Chemical Engineering ( ChE )
    • Department of Mechatronics Engineering ( MTE)

Number of Student[edit]

Department No. of Student
Building Engineering and Construction Management 60
Civil Engineering 120
Electrical & Electronic Engineering 120
Mechanical Engineering 120
Computer Science & Engineering 120
Electronics and Communication Engineering 60
Industrial Engineering and Management 60
Bio-Medical Engineering 30
Materials Science and Engineering 60
Architecture 40
Urban and Regional Planning 60
Leather Engineering 60
Textile Engineering 60
Energy Science and Engineering 30
Chemical Engineering 30
Mechatronics Engineering 30

Institutes[edit]

There are three institutes at KUET for advanced research:

  • Institute of Information and Communication Technology (IICT, KUET).
  • Institute of Disaster Management (IDM, KUET).
  • Institute of Environment and Power Technology (IEPT, KUET).

KUET journals and research bulletins[edit]

  • Journal of Engineering Science

Admissions[edit]

The admission process in KUET is highly competitive. Each year it opens about 1005 seats for undergraduate programs. About 10,000 applicants are invited to appear on an admission test. These preliminary filtration is done based on H.S.C. grade points in physics, chemistry, mathematics and English. The admission test is standardized to evaluate student ability to understand concepts of physics, chemistry, mathematics and English language. Admission is offered to successful applicants on a merit basis, based on their scores in the admission test.

Students are admitted to a specific undergraduate academic program specializing any of the 14 engineering tracks (e.g., CSE, EEE, ME, ECE, CE, IPE, BECM, TE, LE, URP, BME, Arch, ESE, MSE). Students may not change their track (major) once a few weeks of classes are passed.

Admission is open to mainly to Bangladeshi nationals. There are 5 reserved seats for "small ethnic group" students who have to undergo the same admission process. A few seats are also open to international students. The international admission process is separate from local admissions

Campus[edit]

Khulna University of Engineering & Technology (KUET) is at Fulbarigate, the northwest part of Khulna City (the third largest south-western divisional city in Bangladesh). The campus is about 15 kilometers from the zero point of Khulna City, which is well-connected to the major city centers by open and wide roads. It is at about 12 km from the Inter-District Bus Terminal and approximately 14 km from the Khulna Railway Station.

The KUET campus covers 101 acres. It is divided into four functional zones: residential zone for students; residential zone for faculty and staff; academic zone for academic buildings and workshops; and cultural-cum-social and recreational zone for students. Being square in shape, the third zone is midway between the two residential zones to reduce walking distances.

The main academic building accommodates the teaching and research facilities. Each department is a separate entity with a courtyard around, and all the departments constitute an integrated complex. Heavy engineering laboratories are on the ground floor or other separate workshops. Light laboratories, classrooms and project rooms are on the upper floors. Separate offices for every member of the teaching staffs are next to his/her laboratory.

Library[edit]

KUET central library runs in two sections: the General Library and the Reference Library. The General Library provides in-house reading and short-time borrowing of books and other reference material. The Reference Library provides in-place reading.

All students and faculty can enjoy these facilities for more than 10 hours per working day. Audio-visual systems are available. The General Library system has 50,635 books, journals and periodicals. A library automation project to modernize and to improve administrative control over the collection of books, journals, proceedings, theses, etc. has recently been completed under Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project.[6] Moreover, the library is enriched every year by collecting recent books and journals.

Besides the general library system, each academic department maintains a rent-based library from which students can borrow textbooks at a nominal rate for the semester. Recently, KUET library has entered into full automation system.

Medical center[edit]

The on-campus, two-storied KUET Medical Center provides primary and basic health care facilities to its students free of charges. 8 full-time MBBS doctors, 2 nurse, 1 Medical Technologist and 2 staff provide the care. For specialized consultation on complicated cases, medical center refers the patients to specialists through ambulance.

Transportation[edit]

For the convenience of the students, faculties, officers and staffs KUET operates its own Shuttle Bus Service between Khulna City and the campus. In weekends special services are also provided for meeting the weekend recreational and other needs.

Central computer center[edit]

The central computer center (CCC) of KUET was established in 1988 under the supervision of the department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering with six IBM desktop computers donated by BEXIMCO. To provide fully integrated set of information support to the teaching, research and administrative functions, in 2006 it became us on independent center of KUET in a newly decorated building under the supervision of a nominated chairman from the university.

The CCC has served over the years as the hub for computer-related services in the campus with the commissioning of the university–wide network.

It has strong IT infrastructure with around 256 Mbit/s broadband line from BTCL and BdREN with 1 Mbit/s from other ISP as backup for Internet facility, routers for routing, a firewall for internet security, five high configuration server as mails server, proxy server, database server, seven midlevel configuration of workstations for other servers and backup server, a core switch, several manageable and unmanageable switches for intranet connectivity. It is planned to increase the bandwidth and to expand and renovate the optical backbone network including student halls of residence and teacher residential area secure access of the academic and research materials very soon.

Recently KUET has started a WiFi network in its Director of Student Welfare (DSW) and CCC arena for students and at the departments of Electrical & Electronic Engineering (EEE) and Electronics, Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), Communication Engineering (ECE) for teachers.

Student life[edit]

Halls of residence[edit]

Amar Ekushe Hall

There are seven residential halls (one female, six male). The administrative heads of a hall are its provost and assistant provosts. Usually the halls have a single provost and one or more assistant provost(s).

The residential halls provide facilities for the students, for example, hall library, prayer room, TV and recreational room including daily newspapers and magazines etc. Generally four students live in a room except the two-seat rooms in Amar Ekushey Hall arranged for graduate students. These halls have dining rooms (Amar Ekushey Hall has two dining rooms) where monthly prepaid lunch and dinner are offered to the students.

Sports facilities[edit]

KUET has a large playground at the eastern periphery of main academic campus. It is used as venue of annual athletics competition of the university as well as cricket, football competitions. Students can access the facility all year round. KUET has tennis court in the main academic area. It also has a gymnasium near halls of residence where students can do gymnastics.

Scholarship[edit]

  • KUET Excellence Scholarship
  • Erasmus Mundus Scholarship
  • Arif Ahmed Scholarship
  • [email protected] Scholarship
  • Dr. Naseem Uddin Scholarship
  • Dr. Ramiz Uddin Mollah Scholarship
  • KCC FSM Scholarship Programme
  • Scholarship for Phd students from "Prime Minister's Research and Higher Education Fund"
  • Scholarships from Indian Government 2019
  • New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarship,2019

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "About KUET". Khulna University of Engineering & Technology. Archived from the original on 6 August 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ "History". Khulna University of Engineering & Technology.
  3. ^ As of July 02, 2016. "KUET sanctions Tk 60 cr budget". The Daily Observer. 2 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Administration". Khulna University of Engineering & Technology.
  5. ^ "Departments of KUET". Khulna University of Engineering & Technology. Archived from the original on 8 August 2011. Retrieved 3 September 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  6. ^ (HEQEP)

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 22°53′59″N 89°30′09″E / 22.8996895°N 89.5026112°E / 22.8996895; 89.5026112