Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology (CUET)

Chittagong University of Engineering and TechnologyChittagong University of Engineering and Technology or CUET, formerly known as Bangladesh Institute of Technology - Chittagong, is a prominent engineering university located in Chittagong, Bangladesh, established by Government, with major focus on Engineering and Technology.

CUET is a small university with about 2100 students and 8 academic departments, but a strong emphasis in theoretical, applied, and interdisciplinary scientific and technological education. The university undertakes research works sponsored by local industries and national/international organizations, such as United Nations Organizations, Commonwealth Foundation, University Grants Commission, etc. As a center of excellence, CUET is not only continuing as the focal point for the development and dissemination of engineering and technological know-how within the country, but also it is involved to solve complicated practical problems of national importance faced by the planners, engineers and technologists of the country.

Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology opened as full-fledged university in September 2003, and has become one of the five technological Universities in Bangladesh. The University has continued to expand with the construction of new academic buildings, auditorium complex, halls of residence etc.

CUET is unique in its proximity to Chittagong, the major sea-port and second largest city of the country. The University is situated by the side of the Chittagong-Kaptai road some 25 kilometers off from the center of Chittagong City. Chittagong is the commercial center of Bangladesh. The city was built on the banks of the Karnaphuli River, which ends nearby, in the Bay of Bengal. Due to its status as a commercial and geographical hub, most of the large and high-tech industries of Bangladesh has been set up in Chittagong. CUET benefits from ties with many of these companies, engaging in collaborative and cooperative research and development in the current manufacturing environment. Students benefit from strong relationships the University maintains with industries who offer opportunities for the students in cooperative education and internship programs.

About two thousand students are enrolled in undergraduate and postgraduate studies in engineering and science in this institution. The total number of teachers is over 130.


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