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General Description

North South University, the first private university in Bangladesh, was established more than 18 years ago by a group of philanthropists, industrialists, bureaucrats and academics. The government of Bangladesh approved the establishment of North South University in 1992 under Private University Act (PUA) 1992 (now replaced by PUA 2010). The university was formally inaugurated on 10 February 1993 by then Prime Minister of Bangladesh. The honorable President of the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh is the Chancellor of NSU.


The Board of Trustees, the apex body which provides the overall policy guidelines and approves annual budget of the University, is headed by its Chairman. The Syndicate runs the administration of the University within the policy guidelines provided by BOT 2010.


The Vice Chancellor, as the chief executive and academic officer, along with the Pro Vice Chancellor, runs the university with the help of the following statutory bodies: Syndicate, Academic Council, Finance Committee, Curriculum Committee, Faculty Selection Committee, Degree Review Committee, Library Committee, Disciplinary Committee and Faculty Search Committee. All statutory bodies operate under the provision of the Statutes prepared within the framework of PUA 2010. The Registrar maintains the university records including admissions and examination results and keeps liaison with Ministry of Education, University Grants Commission (UGC) and other relevant authorities.


The vision of North South University (NSU) is to become a leading university and a center of excellence in higher education and research. It aims to attract brilliant students, scholars, researchers and scientists from all over the world.


The mission of NSU is to produce highly skilled manpower, visionary professional leaders and enlightened citizens. This mission is achieved by imparting quality higher education and training, and by conducting useful research so that individuals can achieve their intellectual, social, and personal potentials. NSU is committed to developing human capital by sharpening creative thinking. In addition to creation and dissemination of knowledge, its mission includes promotion of humanism and peace through higher education. As a social institution, NSU endeavors to induce changes for betterment of the society as a whole through public services and through promotion of ethical behavior and social justice.

Contact Information

Plot-15, Block-B Bashundhara, Dhaka-1229

Phone: 88-02-8852000 , Fax: 88-02-8852016

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Stipends offered

No scholarship found

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