Jahangirnagar University (Bengali: জাহাঙ্গীরনগর বিশ্ববিদ্যালয় Jahangirnagar Vishvavidyalaya, University Acronym: জাবি or JU ) is a public university in Bangladesh, located in Savar Upazila, Dhaka. It is the only fully residential university in Bangladesh.
The university was established in 1970 by the government of Pakistan by the Jahangirnagar Muslim University Ordinance, 1970. During the first two years, it operated as a project. Its first Vice-Chancellor, Professor Mafiz Uddin Ahmad (Ph.D in Chemistry, University of Illinois, Chicago) took up office on 24 September 1970. The first group of students, a total of 150, was enrolled in four departments: Economics, Geography, Mathematics and Statistics. Its formal inauguration was delayed until 12 January 1971, when the university was launched by Rear Admiral S. M. Ahsan, the Chancellor.
Until 1973, it operated as a project. In 1973 Jahangirnagar Muslim University Act was amended as Jahangirnagar University Act.
In 2014 the university had a total of 14,500 students, 672 teachers, 206 staffs and 1,200 other employees. The university boasts to have the first ever female Vice-Chancellor of any public university in Bangladesh. Dr Farzana Islam, a professor of Anthropology department, was appointed the country’s first-ever female Vice Chancellor of Jahangirnagar University on 2 March 2014 for four years.
|Established||January 12, 1970|
Prof. Dr. Farzana Islam
|Address||Savar, Dhaka-1342, Bangladesh.|
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|Department of Pharmacy|
|No. of Faculties||Professor=11
Associate Professor= 4
Assistant Professor= 9
|Programs||B.Pharm (Hon’s), M.Pharm|
|Bachelor of Pharmacy [B.Pharm (Hon’s)]|
|Master of Pharmacy [M.Pharm]|