The university ‘Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (BSMRAU)’ consists of one graduate and four undergraduate faculties such as Faculty of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Agriculture, Faculty Fisheries, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine & Animal Science, and Faculty of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development. There are total 36 departments and one academic unit in four undergraduate faculties, 16 departments and one academic unit in Agriculture, 5 departments in Fisheries, 10 departments in Veterinary Medicine & Animal Science, and 5 departments in Agricultural Economics & Rural Development. The Graduate Faculty is consisted with the departments/unit of other faculties those have MS and/or PhD program. At present twenty three academic departments and one academic unit are offering MS and PhD degree under the Faculty of Graduate Studies. In addition, the Department of Statistics (STT) and Computer Science & Information Technology (CST) offer supporting courses required for the degree.
However, the university BSMRAU was established by transforming the then Institute of Postgraduate Studies in Agriculture (IPSA) in 1998 with the promulgation of an act (Act No. 1, 1998) by the parliament of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. IPSA started offering graduate degree program (MS & PhD) in different fields of Agriculture in 1991 and since then it has been serving as ‘Centre of Excellence’ for graduate program in agriculture education. Initially IPSA was under the administrative control of the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI) and academically affiliated to Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU). Subsequently IPSA became completely autonomous in 1994 with the promulgation of an ordinance (Ordinance No. 3, 1994) followed by an act (Act No. 1, 1994) passed by the parliament of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. The graduate program of the institute was merged as the Faculty of Graduate Studies after transforming into university. The Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies is the academic head of the faculty and co-ordinates the academic activities of the University at graduate level.
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