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Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University
বঙ্গবন্ধু শেখ মুজিবুর রহমান কৃষি বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়
Established 22 November 1998
Type Public University
Chancellor President Abdul Hamid
Vice-Chancellor Md. Mahbubar Rahman
  • Kazi Abdul Khaliq (Faculty of Agriculture),
  • Md. Aminul Islam (Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science),
  • Md. Amzad Hossain (Faculty of Fisheries),
  • M Khandoker Saif Uddin (Faculty of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development)
Academic staff
Students 1212
Undergraduates 839
Postgraduates 336
Location Salna, Gazipur, Bangladesh
Campus Rural
Website .bd.edubsmrau

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (BSMRAU) (Bengali: বঙ্গবন্ধু শেখ মুজিবুর রহমান কৃষি বিশ্ববিদ্যালয় (বশেমুরকৃবি)) is a public agricultural university in Bangladesh, established in 1998. It is located at Salna, in Gazipur District.


  • History 1
  • Campus 2
    • Infrastructure 2.1
    • Students dormitories 2.2
      • Boys halls 2.2.1
      • Girls halls 2.2.2
  • Academics 3
  • Faculty & Departments 4
    • Faculty of Postgraduate Studies 4.1
    • Faculty of Agriculture 4.2
    • Faculty of Fisheries 4.3
    • Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science 4.4
    • Faculty of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development 4.5
    • Library 4.6
  • Admission 5
    • Undergraduate program 5.1
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8


BSMRAU is the 3rd agricultural university and 13th public university financed by the government of Bangladesh. It was established on 22 November 1998. Previously, it was established as Institute of Post Graduate Studies in Agriculture (IPSA). In 1983, IPSA was originally established as the Bangladesh College of Agricultural Sciences (BCAS). It was an academic part of Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI) and associated academically with Bangladesh Agricultural University. IPSA was transformed in an autonomous institution by the government of Bangladesh and started course credit based MS and PhD programs in 1991. The graduate program of IPSA was developed by the teachers of IPSA led by L. M. Eisgruver of Oregon State University (OSU).[1]

With the following success in agricultural studies and research on the term based course credit system, IPSA was nationally and internationally recognized as the "Center of Excellence" for its outstanding performance. In 1998 IPSA transformed into BSMRAU as a public university continuing the post graduate program and launched Undergraduate program as follow as the term based course credit system. In 2005, BSMRAU started to offer Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture [BS (Agriculture)].

In 2008, BSMRAU established Faculty of Fisheries and started to offer BS degree in Fisheries. Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences was established in 2009 and started the degree in Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM). After 3 years in 2012, BSMRAU established the Faculty of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development and started offering BS in Agricultural Economics. Now, BSMRAU has five faculties. Some faculties are proposed to establish such as Agroforestry and Environment, Agricultural Engineering, Food Science and Technology etc.


BSMRAU is situated in Salna of Gazipur city corporation on the Dhaka-Mymensingh highway, 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) from Gazipur district headquarters, 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) from Joydebpur Chourasta, 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) from Security Printing Press and Ordinance Factory, and 40 kilometres (25 mi) from away from Dhaka city. The campus covers an area of 187 acres (76 ha) land including about 50 acres (20 ha) of well-developed experimental farm area. Located in a rural setting in between Joydebpur Chourasta and National Park of Rajendrapur, surrounded by the Sal forest of the Madhupur Tract and characterized by the topographical diversity with undulated land.

According to BSMRAU, it offers a unique, calm, quiet and non-political campus most suitable for academic pursuit.[2]


  • Administrative Building
  • 4 Faculty Buildings
  • 4 Students Dormitory (2 for Male and 2 for Female students)
  • Residential Facilities for Teachers, Officers and Employees
  • Outreach Center
  • Library and AV Room
  • Dr. M. Wazed Mia Central Laboratory
  • Begum Sufiya Kamal Auditorium
  • BSMRAU School
  • Research Field
  • Health Center
  • Central Mosque
  • Sports ground
  • Gymnasium
  • Sonali Bank and DBBL ATM Booth
  • Nursery
  • BECS Super shop
  • Ansar Camp

There are also some proposed infrastructures including faculty building of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, Students dormitory, international complex, Veterinary Clinic etc.

Students dormitories

Boys halls

  • Shaheed Ahashan Ullah Master Hall
  • Shaheed Taj Uddin Ahmed Hall

Girls halls

  • Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib Hall
  • Ila Mitra Hall


Faculty & Departments

Faculty of Postgraduate Studies

Faculty of Agriculture

  • Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
  • Agroforestry and Environment
  • Agronomy
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agro-processing
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Bioenvironmental Science
  • Biotechnology
  • Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Crop Botany
  • Entomology
  • Genetics and Plant Breeding
  • Horticulture
  • Plant Pathology
  • Soil Science
  • Seed Science and Technology Unit

Faculty of Fisheries

  • Aquaculture
  • Fisheries Biology and Aquatic Environment
  • Fisheries Management
  • Fisheries Technology
  • Genetics and Fish Breeding

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science

  • Department of Anatomy & Histology
  • Department of Animal Breeding & Genetics
  • Department of Animal Science & Nutrition
  • Department of Dairy & Poultry Science
  • Department of Gynecology & Reproductive Health
  • Department of Medicine
  • Department of Micro-biology & Public Health
  • Department of Pathobiology
  • Department of Physiology & Pharmacology
  • Department of Surgery & Radiology

Faculty of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development

  • Department of Agricultural Economics
  • Department of Agribusiness
  • Department of Agricultural Finance & Cooperatives
  • Department of Rural Development
  • Department of Statistics


The BSMRAU library was primarily established for postgraduate programs. However, with the inception of undergraduate programs, efforts are underway to equip the Library with all necessary reference text books with multiple copies for all courses of undergraduate programs. The library is also regularly supplied with the journals, periodicals, bulletins, daily newspaper, magazines etc. The library is air conditioned with adequate sitting and reading facilities.


Undergraduate program

Admission in undergraduate program in BSMRAU is so competitive. To be eligible to apply to BS (Agriculture), BS (Fisheries), BS (Agricultural Economics) and DVM program the candidate must have passed the SSC (Secondary School Certificate) and HSC (Higher Secondary Certificate) examinations or equivalent examinations in “Science group” from a recognized Board or Institution. The acceptable GPA is minimum 3.50 in SSC and HSC exams respectively and total GPA is minimum 7.50. The candidate must have the B grade in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology and English in the HSC exam.[3]

As of 2015, the general distribution of seats for admission into Level 1, Summer 2016 Term of the undergraduate courses as offered by four faculties of BSMRAU will be as follows:

  • Faculty of Agriculture: 110
  • Faculty of Fisheries: 60
  • Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences: 60
  • Faculty of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development: 80

It is including all freedom fighter and other quotas. The number of total seats is 310.[4]

See also


  1. ^ BSMRAU Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University
  2. ^ Handbook For Undergraduate Students, Published By BSMRAU in March 2008;Page:01
  3. ^ Admission Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University
  4. ^

External links

  • Official Website
  • University Grants Commission
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