Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology

Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology
রাজশাহী প্রকৌশল ও প্রযুক্তি বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়
Logo of the Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology
Motto ঐশী জ্যোতিই আমাদের পথ প্রদর্শক
Motto in English
Heaven's Light is Our Guide
Established 1964
Type Public , Engineering
Chancellor President of Bangladesh
Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr Mohd. Rafiqul Alam Beg
Academic staff
254 [1]
Students 2600 approx [2]
Undergraduates 2400 approx
Postgraduates 200 approx
Location Bangladesh Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Campus Urban, 152 acres (0.61 km²)
Nickname RUET
Website www.ruet.ac.bd

Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology (Bengali: রাজশাহী প্রকৌশল ও প্রযুক্তি বিশ্ববিদ্যালয় (Rajshahi Prokoushol o Projukti Bishshobidyalôy)) or RUET (Bengali : রুয়েট), formerly known as BIT Rajshahi, is the second oldest engineering university in Bangladesh.[citation needed] It was founded in 1964 as a faculty of Engineering under the University of Rajshahi.

About 2600[2] students are enrolled in undergraduate and postgraduate engineering and science programs with over 200[1] faculty members.


RUET is located on the north side of Rajshahi-Natore-Dhaka road at Kazla, 5 kilometers east of the education city of Bangladesh, Rajshahi, on 152 acres (0.62 km2) of land. Known as green campus with a large varieties of trees, the campus is by the side of the Padma River and Rajshahi University.


Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology(RUET) was founded in 1964 as a faculty of engineering with Professor Ahmad Ullah as its first Principal, under the University of Rajshahi providing four-year Bachelor degrees in Civil, Electrical and Electronic and Mechanical Engineering. However, the institution could not achieve its goal because of the complicated management system: The administration was controlled by the Ministry of Education; academic curriculum by the University of Rajshahi; and the infrastructural development and maintenance by the Public Works Department. To circumvent these problems, several committees and commissions were formed since 1973. On the recommendation of these committees/commissions and having considered the practical aspects, autonomy was given to the four engineering colleges to make them centers of excellence of technology. A 15-member high-powered committee was formed, headed by Professor Dr. Wahid Uddin Ahmed, the then vice chancellor of BUET.

The consistent effort of this committee ultimately led to the establishment of four engineering colleges to Bangladesh Institute of Technology (BIT) in July 1986. But due to limited autonomy and some constitutional inadequacies of the BIT ordinance, the expected progress of the institutions could not be achieved. This ultimately necessitates re-framing the institutes as full-fledged universities. Due to the development of Engineering Education it was the appropriate steps to convert the four BITs to engineering and technological universities. The parliament passed the university bill and that ultimately paved the way to commence the activities of university from September 1, 2003. The name of the BIT became Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology (RUET).

Faculties and departments[3]

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Civil Engineering

Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Faculty of Architecture and Planning

Academic Support Units

Administrative Building

This is a three-storied building. It accommodates the offices of vice-chancellor, registrar and different department heads. Rupali Bank, post office and laboratories of Physics and Chemistry departments are in this building.


The university provides educational and related facilities to give students with the ability to plan, administer and manage the latest technologies to decrease the gap between developed and developing countries. A brief description of them is given below.


Central Library

The central library building is walking distance from the academic buildings and student residences. It is a compact building with limited built-in facilities to provide teaching aids such as reading facility, borrowing of books, journals, etc. to the students and teachers of RUET. In consistent with the academic curricula, the contents of the central library are being updated consistently to keep up with technological trends.

Rental Library

Apart from the central library facility, each degree-awarding department has its own rental library that provides books on rent to students.

Student Health Service

An on-campus medical center provides primary and basic health care facilities to the students free of charges. Two full-time MBBS doctors and other staffs provide these facilities. For specialized consultation on complicated cases, the center refers the patients to specialist consultants.

Computer Center

The university has a central computer center providing computing and Internet facilities to the students and faculty members. The center often offers short training courses and presently with the department of CSE the central computer center is arranging CISCO local academy program.

There is also a internet centre in Ruet library where free wifi is also available.

There is a ICPC lab for the students of the CSE depertment where interested students can practice programming and also get support from their seniors. Student of other dept. can also join if they are interested in programming by contracting a CSE proffessor. The ICPC lab was established to provide support to those who participate in various programming contests like ICPC regional contest,National Programming Contest etc. So anyone who is interested in programming has a huge support waiting for them to avail.

Directorate of Student Welfare

The Directorate of Student Welfare is responsible for the activities related to the physical, social and other aspects of student welfare. These include arrangement of supervision of halls of residence, programs for physical education, games and sports, supervision of the programs of co-curricular activities of students through the Central Student Union and through the students union of the various halls of residence. It is also responsible for providing health services through the student's health center.

The Central Students Union (most of its members are elected by the students) maintains and aids the new students in their introduction to the RUET as well as in looking after the problems of the students.

The student unions of the various residential halls also arrange their individual co-curricular activities, literary competitions etc. and help the hall administration for its proper management.

Games and sports facilities

The sports center of the RUET provides excellent facilities to students for acquiring physical and mental fitness that is indispensable for a healthy mind and body. The university maintains a beautiful playground, rugby field,tennis lawn and basketball court. The sports center arranges a very colorful athletic competition every year.

For improvement of the standard of games and sports, regular coaching and grooming by experts is arranged. The university arranges inter-year, inter-departmental football, cricket and basketball and baseball and squash and volleyball competition. Teacher- and student-friendly games are also arranged.

Halls of residence[3]

Student dormitories (called halls at RUET) are important features in campus life. There are six residential halls. The Ladies D MST Hall is for women, and the remaining halls are for undergraduate men.

Administrative head of a hall is its provost, usually chosen from the more senior teachers. The halls are mostly named after national heroes and leaders. These[2] are listed below with their capacities:

Name of the hall Capacity
Shahid Lt. Selim Hall 350
Shahid Shahidul Islam Hall 225
Shahid Abdul Hamid Hall 225
Tin Shed Hall (Extension) 100
Sheik Hasina Hall 150
Shahid President Ziaur Rahman Hall 500
Bongobondhu Hall (Under construction) 400

Auditorium Complex and seminar hall

The university has an air conditioned Auditorium Complex with all modern facilities having a seat capacity of about 700, which is capable of holding conferences, seminars and other cultural programs. Besides this there are seminar and conference rooms with limited capacity in engineering degree awarding departments

Students organization and co-curricular activities

Telecommunication Club

This is an endeavor to encourage students of the Department of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering of Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology to extend their thinking, desiration, expectation and invention.To keep students update in all sides. The club provides free classes, seminar, workshop, books, papers and journals. To involve with advanced technology analysis.To make an easy platform between past and present students of the department of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering of Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology. One can easily download thesis and mini thesis paper of different series of the Department of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from club site.

IEEE RUET Student Branch

On 16 September 2009 IEEE RUET Student Branch was established by enthusiastic and energetic teachers and students. This student branch is continuously organizing seminars, workshops, courses on topics related to electrical and electronics.[4] This IEEE RUET Student Branch helps students by bringing professionalism to them.

Robotic Society of RUET

Robotic society of RUET started their journey from May 2006. With no huge investment but with a view to building a paragon of Electro-mechanics, it started its voyage. It organize Workshop,contest,seminars and many more. RSR wants to play a vital role in the field of mechatronics and Robotics. As a result they are working to fulfill their goal. The latest achievement of Robotic Society of RUET was to make the first kind of robot that understands Bengali voice command.[5]

RUET Debate Forum

RUET Debate Forum, shortly known as RDF is one of the most popular organization of RUET. The Moto of the organization is "Our Debate, Our Dream". It's anniversary is May 4. The main purpose of this organization is built up the culture of debating among students, make them expert in debate, presentation & in Leadership.


RUSAS is the literary society of Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology, which is formed in 2011.

The main purposes of this organization are discussing about Literature, Publishing magazine & manifestation of hidden talent in literature. In the year 2012, RUSAS had arranged several writing competitions on various occasions.

Photographic Society of RUET (PSR)

Photographic Society of RUET was created in 2002. This club was formed in order to deliver the best photographic potential from the students of Rajshahi Engineering University & Technology. This society is working to bring closer all the photographers of RUET.


  • RUET won the IEEE Photonics GSF Award,USA in October, 2009.
  • RUET won the Marubun Research Promotion Award,Japan in March, 2009.

Education cost

Yearly academic cost is $40 (2800 Taka) (approx) in all departments. Admission cost is $190(15,000 Taka)(approx) including academic cost (admission, session, registration & student fees), medical costs, library, sports, convocation(2500 Taka) and others expenditure and for one time in four years Bachelor's degree.[6]

Food system

A view of RUET cafeteria

In RUET each student halls has dining for its resident students. Lunch and dinner cost 32 taka ($0.46 approx.). Breakfast varies between 10 and 20 taka ($0.15 and $0.28 approx.).RUET has a cafeteria for the students, teachers and staffs near to the academic buildings. The cafeteria is well furnished for the participants. The cafeteria is divided in two portions of which one portion is for teachers and staffs and other portion is for students. The breakfast, tea, lunch and other foods are available in the cafeteria. The students, teachers and staffs take the benefit from cafeteria during the working hour of the day. Apart from this, student group discussion, cultural program is also undertaken in the cafeteria as per convenience. Most students take their breakfast in the RUET cafeteria or outside restaurants.Boikali restaurant (in-front of RUET) is very popular to the students. In each dining, standard foods are served.

See also


  1. ^ a b "UGC Annual Report 2008". Retrieved 2011-01-17. 
  2. ^ a b c "Official website". Retrieved 2010-01-14. 
  3. ^ a b c "RUET EEE Syllabus". 
  4. ^ "Star Campus". 
  5. ^ [www.newagebd.com]
  6. ^ "RUET Study Expenditure". Retrieved 2015-01-24. 


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