Asian University of Bangladesh
Asian University of Bangladesh (in Bengali এশিয়ান ইউনিভার্সিটি অফ বাংলাদেশ) or AUB is a private university in Bangladesh. It was established on 4 January 1996 by the Private University Act 1992. The AUB permanent campus is at Ashulia. The university is affiliated by University Grants Commission (Bangladesh) and managed by Asian University Trust. On 17 April 2021, the University Grants Commission, found evidence of certificate forgery against the registrar, Faruq Ahmed, and suspected the involvement of other officials. The university has been without a vice-chancellor since 2012 with Abul Hasan M Sadeq as the acting vice-chancellor.
Students of Asian University of Bangladesh and Shanto-Mariam university vandalised each other's campuses in Uttara on 26 May 2008.
On 14 August 2009, students at the Rajshahi campus of Asian University of Bangladesh protested outside the campus demanding to see government approval for the campus. The university in response closed down operations at the site. On 25 August 2008, UGC ordered them to close all outer campuses as they did not have the required permission.
On 18 November 2016, the University Grants Commission announced it will not be accepting certificates from Asian University of Bangladesh unless it is signed by a vice-chancellor appointed by the President of Bangladesh.
Faculties and departments
- The School of Social Sciences.
- Department of Sociology and Anthropology
- Department of Social Work
- Department of Economics
- Department of Information Science and Library Management
- Department of Government and Politics
- The School of Sciences and Engineering.
- Department of Computer Science and Engineering
- Department of Computer Science
- The School of Arts.
- Department of English
- Department of Bengali
- Department of Islamic Studies
- Department of Islamic History and Civilization
- The School of Education and Training.
- Department of Education and Training
- The School of Business and Administration.
- Department of Business Administration
International advisors of AUB
An international council of advisors has been formed to advise AUB in its academic programs. The council consists of academicians from universities in Australia, Canada, Malaysia and the United States of America. The honourable advisors are:
- Ian Small, Head, Distance Education Center, University of New England, Australia
- Masud Chowdhury, University College of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
- Kabir Hasan, University of New Orleans, University of New England
- Anis Chowdhury, University of Western Sydney, Australia
- Mohammad Ansari, Athabasca University, Athabasca. Alberta, Canada
- Mohammad Abdur Rashid, International Islamic University, Malaysia
- "The Private University Act, 1992". 25 April 2003. http://www.sai.uni-heidelberg.de/workgroups/bdlaw/1992-a34.htm.
- "UGC finds evidence of certificate forgery at Asian University of Bangladesh". Dhaka Tribune. 2021-04-17. https://www.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/education/2021/04/17/ugc-finds-evidence-of-certificate-forgery-at-asian-university-of-bangladesh.
- "25 injured as private university students clash in Uttara" (in en). The Daily Star. 2008-05-26. https://www.thedailystar.net/news-detail-38263.
- "Asian University's Rajshahi campus shut after clash" (in en). The Daily Star. 2009-08-14. https://www.thedailystar.net/news-detail-101432.
- "UGC asks Asian University to shut outer campus" (in en). The Daily Star. 2009-08-25. https://www.thedailystar.net/news-detail-103090.
- "Certificates from 18 pvt universities unacceptable" (in en). The Daily Star. 2016-11-18. https://www.thedailystar.net/frontpage/certificates-18-pvt-univs-be-unacceptable-1316584.
- "The School of Social Sciences". https://aub.edu.bd/home/school_and_departments/8.
- "The School of Sciences and Engineering". https://aub.edu.bd/home/school_and_departments/7.
- "The School of Arts". https://aub.edu.bd/home/school_and_departments/9.
- "The School of Education and Training". https://aub.edu.bd/home/school_and_departments/10.
- "The School of Business and Administration". https://aub.edu.bd/home/school_and_departments/11.
- "www.aub-bd.org/advisor.php". http://www.aub-bd.org/advisor.php.