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Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology


Rajshahi University of Engineering and 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
Chancellor President Abdul Hamid
Vice-Chancellor Dr. Mortuza Ali
Academic staff 254 [1]
Students 2250 [2]
Location Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Campus Urban, 150 acres (0.61 km²)

Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology (Bengali: রাজশাহী প্রকৌশল ও প্রযুক্তি বিশ্ববিদ্যালয় (Rajshahi Prokoushol o Projukti Bishshobiddalôe)) or RUET (Bengali : রুয়েট) formerly known as BIT Rajshahi, is the second oldest engineering university in Bangladesh. It was founded in 1964 as a faculty of Engineering under the University of Rajshahi. It is now providing four years Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial and Production Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Glass and Ceramic Engineering, Urbanization & Regional Planning. It is widely reputed as one of the best engineering universities in Bangladesh. About 2000[2] students are enrolled in Undergraduate and Postgraduate Engineering and Science with over 200[1] teachers. This university has a reputation for having a very good relationship between students and teachers. RUET has continued to expand with the construction of new academic buildings, auditorium complex, halls of residence, etc.


RUET is located on the north side of Rajshahi-Natore-Dhaka road at Kazla, 5 kilometers east of Rajshahi city, on 152 acres (0.62 km2) of land. Known as green campus with a large varieties of trees, the campus is laid out with a picturesque landscape by the side of famous Padma River and Rajshahi University. It's very easy to go anywhere else in the country from the city. There is a Bus Stop and a Railway Station very near to the campus. The city of Rajshahi where the campus is belonged, is one of the most urbanized cities in the Northern Bangladesh. There are many restaurants, tea stalls, coffee bars The nightlife here at the campus is beautiful.


The campus presents a spectacular harmony of architecture and natural beauty. The campus area has been divided into function zones: residence for students, residential zones of faculty and other supporting staff, academic zone for academic buildings and laboratories/workshops, and cultural-cum-social and recreation zones for students. A bank branch, post office, modern cafeteria, auditorium and medical center are on the campus. In RUET there is a very big play ground and a central common room with a gymnasium for the students.

A secondary school and a college are located in RUET to teach the children of university employees.


Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology(RUET) was founded in 1964 as a faculty of engineering 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, 2002. The name of the BIT became Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology (RUET).

Faculties and departments[3]

Faculty of Civil Engineering

Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Faculty of Mechanical 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 Civil Engineering department has 8 laboratories.

The Electrical and Electronic Engineering department has 6 laboratories.

  • Electronics Lab
  • Electrical machines Lab
  • Electrical Measurement Lab
  • Telecommunication and Microwave Lab
  • Computer Lab
  • High Voltage Lab
  • Nanotechnology Lab (Under construction)
  • Optics & Photonics Lab (Under construction)

The Mechanical Engineering department has 7 laboratories and work shops.

  • Metrology lab
  • Computer Lab
  • Fluid Mechanics Lab
  • Heat Engine Lab
  • Machine Shop
  • Wood Shop
  • Boiler Shop
  • Sheet Metal & Welding Shop
  • Foundry Shop

Computer Science & Engineering Department has 4 laboratories

  • Digital and Hardware Lab
  • Software and Network Lab
  • Software Lab#2
  • Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Lab

Apart from the education purposes, lab facilities are used for professional testing of engineering materials and equipments to enhance R&D and internal income.


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.

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 Auditorium Complex with 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.

See more and download: Blog site of the club

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 (RSR) 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.(

RUET Debate Forum

RUET Debate Forum, shortly known as RDF is one of the most popular organization of RUET. It goes through totally in a nonpolitical environment since its birth. The former name of RDF was DSR. It means Debating Society of RUET. DSR was formerly known as DSBR since its birth in 1991. On 1 September 2003, BITR (Bangladesh Institute of Technology, Rajshahi) was turned to RUET (Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology). As a result DSBR was changed to DSR that implies "Debating Society of RUET". Still now RDF continues on the delighted journey of debating. 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. The members of this society achieved many things in debate competition. In 1999, DSR organized a Debate Festival and in 2003 they organized Inter-varsity Debate Championship where RUET won the champion trophy. In 2011 they organized Inter-varsity Debate Competition where RUET won the championship.They also organize Seminar & Workshop on different fields. RDF is not only a platform of Debating but also a storehouse of dream, humanity and reality.


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.

PSR was formed to innovate the photographic potential among the engineering student. The objective of the organization is not only throwing photo exhibition but also arranging workshop on photography. And there is a small photo exhibition in every month selecting the three best photo of the month. Organizing a Photowalk in every month is another of our objectives.

The membership of the PSR is simple and easy. No entry fee is necessary. All the students of RUET interested in photography can join the club at their free will. Visitors are welcome to participate in our programs as well. Individuals are also welcome to participate in any of our activities.

Join us :


  • 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 $138(11,000 Taka) including medical costs, library, sports and others expenditure and for one time in four years Bachelors degree.[5]

Food cost

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.), but most students take their breakfast in the RUET cafeteria or outside restaurants. In each dining, standard foods are served.

See also


External links

  • Official website of RUET
  • Wikimapia view of RUET
  • Website of Robotic Society of RUET

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Coordinates: 24°21′49″N 88°37′41″E / 24.3634972°N 88.628044°E / 24.3634972; 88.628044

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