University of Dhaka
#274 Overall Influence

University of Dhaka

Government university located in Dhaka, Bangladesh

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University of Dhaka is the oldest university in Bangladesh. Nawab Sir Khwaja Salimullah, who played a pioneering role in establishing the university in Dhaka, donated 600 acres of land from his estate for this purpose. On the first day of July 1921 the University of Dhaka opened its doors to students with Sir P.J. Hartog as the first Vice-Chancellor of the University in British Raj, it has made significant contributions to the modern history of Bangladesh. After the Partition of India, it became the focal point of 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 in 1971.

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What is University of Dhaka known for?

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Medical
#116 World Rank
Engineering
#121 World Rank
Political Science
#140 World Rank
Business
#142 World Rank
Education
#144 World Rank
Earth Sciences
#163 World Rank
Economics
#219 World Rank
Physics
#246 World Rank
Computer Science
#268 World Rank
Literature
#269 World Rank
Social Work
#286 World Rank
Law
#287 World Rank
Sociology
#301 World Rank
Chemistry
#346 World Rank
Mathematics
#572 World Rank
Biology
#678 World Rank
Communications
#861 World Rank
Anthropology
#1116 World Rank
History

Influential People

Who are University of Dhaka's Most influential alumni?

University of Dhaka's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Medical, Engineering, and Political Science. University of Dhaka’s most academically influential people include Muhammad Yunus, Fazlur Khan, and Muhammad Abdul Bari.

Muhammad Yunus
Muhammad Yunus

Bangladeshi banker, economist and Nobel Peace Prize recipient

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Fazlur Khan
Fazlur Khan

Bangladeshi architect

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Muhammad Abdul Bari

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Humayun Ahmed
Humayun Ahmed

Author, poet, dramatist and film director

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Momtazuddin Ahmed

Bengali philosopher and scholar

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Humayun Azad

Bangladeshi author, poet, scholar and linguist.

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Nitun Kundu

Bangladeshi artist

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Ramaprasad Chanda
Ramaprasad Chanda

Indian historian

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Syed Ali Ahsan

Bengali poet and writer

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Selim Al Deen
Selim Al Deen

Bangladeshi playwright and theatre artist

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Rehman Sobhan
Rehman Sobhan

Bangladeshi economist

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Jalaludin Abdur Rahim

Pakistani diplomat

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