Brac University tops the private university ranking in Bangladesh, followed by North South University, with Independent University coming up third. Dhaka Tribune and Bangla Tribune jointly published the results of the survey conducted by Org-quest Research Limited. This is the first survey of this kind.
The survey was based on certain factors, including the number of teachers, research work, campuses, education quality, performance of the students and teachers, library condition, employment opportunities for the students and the perception about the university and their students.
The survey was based on factual and perceptual data.
According to the survey, Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology is in fourth in ranking, and American International University Bangladesh in fifth position. University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh, East West University, University of Asia Pacific, United International University, and Daffodil International University consecutively round off the top 10.
Initially, 32 out of 83 private universities were selected for the survey. Among them list of 20 universities was published on Friday (Nov 10).
The study was carried out under the supervision of an advisory committee that comprised Syed Manzoorul Islam, professor the University of Dhaka, Monzurul Haque, chairman and managing director of Org-quest, Zulfiqer Russell, Editor of the Bangla Tribune, Sharifuzzaman Pintu, news editor of Prothom Alo, and Syeed Ahmed, CEO of the Institute of Informatics and Development.
'Top 20' universities:
1. BRACU University (BRACU)
2. North South University (NSU)
3. Independent University Bangladesh (IUB)
4. Ahsanullah University of Science & Technology (AUST)
5. American International University Bangladesh (AIUB)
6. University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB)
7. East West University (EWU)
8. University of Asia Pacific (UAP)
9. United International University (UIU)
10. Daffodil International University (DIU)
11. Eastern University (EU)
12. State University of Bangladesh (SUB)
13. Northern University Bangladesh (NUB)
14. University of Development Alternative (UODA)
15. Stamford University Bangladesh
16. Primeasia University
17. International University of Business, Agriculture & Technology (IUBAT)
18. ASA University Bangladesh (ASAUB)
19. Southeast University (SEU)
20. Bangladesh University of Business & Technology (BUBT)