Shahjalal University of Science and Technology

Shahjalal University of Science and TechnologyShahjalal University of Science and Technology,(Bengali: শাহজালাল বিজ্ঞান ও প্রযুক্তি বিশ্ববিদ্যালয় Shah-jalal Bigyan O Projukti Bishshobiddalôe) or commonly known with its initials SUST, is a state-supported science and technology university located in Sylhet, Bangladesh. Established in 1987, it is the first science and technology university in Bangladesh.[2][3] It is one of the most popular universities in Bangladesh according to the[4] The university started its academic programme from 14 February, 1991 with three departments: physics, chemistry and economics. The campus is located in Kumargaon, approximately five kilometers away from Sylhet.

The university introduced the integrated honours course for the first time in Bangladesh[3] and recently it has introduced the semester system from the 1996-97 session. Every year the existing systems are improving, new departments are going to be opened. According to the masterplan for this university ,which states that within a few years Shahjalal University of Science and Technology will be one of the finest institutions of this country.[5]

The first convocation of SUST was held on the 29th April, 1998 and the second convocation of the university was held on the 6th December, 2007.[6]


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