History of Bandarban University
Bandarban University is the first Public-Private Partnership (PPP) University in Bangladesh. The university is approved by the government of Bangladesh and the University Grant Commission of Bangladesh (UGC). It has been established in the greenery of Bandarban hill district in order to create a serene and perfect environment for learning. Mr. BirBahadur UShweSing, Minister of the Ministry of Chittagong Hill affairs is the founder of the Bandarban University and he found Mr. Kyaw Shwe Hla, Chairman of Bandarban Hill district council (BHDC) as the best associate in establishing the university. A dream become reality by Honorable Minister of the Ministry of Chittagong Hill affairs of establishing a university in Bandarban.
Minister shares his dream with Chairman of Bandarban Hill district council about establishing a university in Bandarban. Mohammad Nurul Abser as Executive officer of BHDC took the initiatives to establish a university in Bandarban.
A foundation created in the name of “Bandarban Shikkha O Unnayan Foundation” (Bandarban Education & Development Foundation) comprising members of the civil society, distinguished businessmen, high officials of the government and non-government organizations, local people representatives and renowned organizers and professors of different public and private universities.
The foundation elected honorable minister Mr. Bir Bahadur U Shwe Sing mp as the chairman of the foundation and Chairman of Bandarban Hill district council Mr. Kyaw Shwe Hla as the co-chairman of the foundation.
The foundation creates an MoU with BHDC to establish a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) University in Bandarban, in the name of “Bandarban University”. Among the foundation members Prof. Dr. Farid Uddin Ahammed, Prof. Dr. Amir Mohammad Nasrullah, and Professor Sarwar Jahan worked to prepare required documents. It is a matter of great fortune that honorable Prime Minister of the Government Republic of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina spread her kind helping hand in establishing the university.
Finally, Bandarban University got the approval of the University Grant Commission of Bangladesh (UGC) and the Government of Bangladesh in 2018. Bandarban University was inaugurated grandly on 7 March 2019. From the very beginning, the university is trying to the best to ensure a wonderful and perfect environment of study or learning and all modern equipment or learning aids for the students. The university has opened a new horizon of higher study / tertiary education for the knowledge seeker students of Bangladesh especially for the students of the hill tract of Bangladesh. Bandarban University has become a symbol of great hope, enthusiasm, and prosperity for the people of Hill tract of Bangladesh especially for the people of Bandarban.