University of Dhaka

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University of Dhaka
ঢাকা বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়
Mottoসত্যের জয় সুনিশ্চিত
Motto in English
Truth Shall Prevail
TypePublic
Established1921 (1921)
ChancellorAbdul Hamid
Vice-ChancellorMohammad Akhtaruzzaman (acting)
Academic staff
2,156[1]
Administrative staff
3,887[2]
Students30,015[1]
Undergraduates23,620[3]
Postgraduates5,362[3]
764[3]
Other students
269[3]
LocationDhaka, Bangladesh
CampusUrban, 240 hectares (600 acres) (without the Institute of leather engineering and tech.)
Websitewww.du.ac.bd; www.univdhaka.edu

The University of Dhaka (ঢাকা বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়), also known as Dhaka University or simply DU), is the oldest university in modern Bangladesh. It was created in 1921 during the British Raj. It is important to the modern history of Bangladesh.[4][5][6][7] After the Partition of India, the university was important to the progressive and democratic movements in Pakistan. Its students and teachers played a central role in the rise of Bengali nationalism and the independence of Bangladesh.

Today, it is the largest public university in Bangladesh, with a student body of 33,000 and a faculty of 1,800.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Annual Report 2015". University of Dhaka. p. 132.
  2. http://www.ugc.gov.bd/uploads/2015/annualreport/Part-1-2.zip
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "Annual Report 2015". University of Dhaka. p. 95.
  4. "Mukherjee 'emotional' while receiving degree in Dhaka". The Economic Times. Retrieved 4 January 2014.
  5. "In Loving Memory of Samson H. Chowdhury,one of the greatest entrepreneurs the world has ever known". Worldfolio - AFA PRESS. Retrieved 4 January 2014.
  6. "Nawab Ali Chowdhury National Award, 2013". The News Today. Retrieved 4 January 2014.
  7. "DU Day". Banglanews24.com. Retrieved 26 November 2013.