Welcome to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (BSMRAU) which is dedicated to its vision of providing quality education and research to produce graduates capable of handling both local and global emerging challenges in agriculture. The university has been glorified for being the first quality education dispenser in the country, which is named after the name of the Father of the Nation of Bangladesh.
BSMRAU was established in 1998 by upgrading the Institute of Post-graduate Studies in Agriculture (IPSA), which was set up in 1991 as an autonomous institution by upgrading Bangladesh College of Agricultural Science (BCAS). The university is located 35 km north of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. Its serene campus with beauty and bounty of nature attracts everybody to come to the campus time and again. Its academic excellence mainly relies on its efficient academia and course-credit based trimester system of education that strictly follows academic calendar which of course has guaranteed timely completion of academic programs. The university maintains strong linkage with various higher educational institutions, universities, and research organizations at regional and global levels to conduct globally competitive research using frontier technologies, especially in agriculture.
The university is guided by the philosophy for enhancing the farmers ability and other stakeholders by generating, sharing and imparting advanced knowledge, experiences along with effective application methods and techniques. The university offers Bachelor of Science (BS) in Agriculture, Fisheries, Agricultural Economics & Rural Development and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. The university also offers Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in 27 (twenty seven) departments under 4 (four) faculties out of total 36 departments of the university. The Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies manages the programs of MS and PhD.
With the passage of time, the university widens its areas of education and research in the most modern fields. Example may be of setting up the Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (IBGE), while a Faculty of Forest and Environment is under the process of establishment. Another two institutes namely, Institute of Climate Change (ICC) and Institute of Food Safety and Processing (IFSP) are under the process of operation.
The university has already achieved remarkable success within its short span and continues to build up its future on solid ground with new initiatives. Over the last two decades, the university developed a good number of high yielding crop varieties (50) and their relevant production technologies. Out of these evolved technologies, the potential ones have been transferred/ disseminated to the end users through outreach activities of the university. These in an integrated way have raised the university to the level of Center of Excellence. The faculty members devote and commit to the pursuit of better dispensation of education and to enhance the quality of research.
I sincerely urge upon everybody wherever he/she stays at home and abroad to support and nourish this unique university so that we can lift it up to the global standard and makes it as an internationally attractive and reputed institution in higher education, advance research and outreach activities in agricultural science and all the relevant fields.
Professor Dr. Md. Giashuddin Miah
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University, Gazipur