An institution dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, training, and community services.

Why Presidency University?

Because we provide quality education at an affordable cost. We have qualified faculty base, state of the art lab facilities, student friendly campus environment for study and strict academic rules and guidelines for each and every student.

Brief History


Bangladesh is the seventh largest nation in the world with a population of about 160 million. She has enormous potential for rapid development in the new world economy. The people of the country are ambitious, hard-working, extremely conscious of democratic norms and the values of education, especially higher education. Given the opportunities to advance the young would jump to gain skills necessary in the new information economy.

The public university system in Bangladesh has a glorious history but a disturbed present and somewhat uncertain future. The public universities and colleges have become prisons of violent student politics that threaten to undermine the very foundation which these institutions are based on. The politicization of institutions destroyed the core of these formerly thriving institutions. The solutions are not to be found in the near horizon. The importance of higher education to the economic future of the nation cannot be underestimated. So, if this generation is to be saved, alternatives must be sought.

Private universities are the immediate alternative. The Private University Act of 1992, has made possible, so far, the setting up of 50 private universities. This is not including the hundreds of private colleges, admittedly many with unsatisfactory academic performances, which have come into existence in the private sector.

Given the population projections and the examples of other nations in Asia which have richer and deeper experiences with the private universities, the private higher education institutions in Bangladesh have great potential.


The Founder Vice Chancellor of Presidency University is Mr. Muslehuddin Ahmad, a former Secretary and Ambassador of Bangladesh. Indeed it is he who first came out with the proposal to establish a private university in Bangladesh in 1988. A group of academicians, entrepreneurs, and philanthropists came forward to support the proposal to establish this university. 


The vision of Presidency University is to become a leading university in this region. Its vision is to contribute to the development of Bangladesh by providing quality higher education and continuous development program through research.

Mission and Values

Presidency University has been established with the aim of providing quality education to its students at the lowest possible expense. The emphasis is given on creating an institution dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, training, and community services. One of the main objectives is to develop human resources capable of understanding and facing the socio-economic needs of the country. The university shall also do everything possible to protect and promote Bangladeshi cultural heritage.

The university aims at fully equipping each student with the necessary skills to be active participants in the information age. Special emphasis is given on hands-on experience, computer and other IT skills development and research techniques. The university emphasizes critical thinking, problem solving skills, and communication skills in its teaching methods and classroom practices.

Presidency University is committed to the principle of equal opportunity and it ensures that all students and employees of the university regardless of race, sex, religion, nationality, origin, social grouping, and age receive benefits of a just and equitable system.    

Board of Trustees


Ms. Rokia Afzal Rahman, Chairperson

Mr. M. Amanullah, Member

Mr. Moazzam Hossain, Member

Prof. Mahbub Ahmed, Member

Ms. Tazneen Aman, Member

Ms. Fauzia Ahmed, Member

Ms. Ilya Raaz Hossain, Member

Mr. Mabroor Hossain, Member

Mr. Tahrin Aman, Member

Ms. Tasmina Mahbub, Member

Ms. Mehtaj Hossain, Member

Dr. Erum Mariam, Member

Ms. Nusrat Aman, Member

Ms. Faiza Rahman, Member

Mr. Imran Faiz Rahman, Member

Ms. Hasbina Mahbub, Member