RU’s 68th founding anniversary today...

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RU’s 68th founding anniversary today

 News Desk

 Published: 04:00 PM, 6 July 2021   Updated: 04:00 PM, 6 July 2021

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Rajshahi University (RU) in Rajshahi on Tuesday celebrated its 68th founding anniversary on a limited scale amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

The day’s programmes began with hoisting of the national flag and university flags in front of the administrative building at 10:00 am through maintaining social distancing and following other health-related government’s guidelines.

Vice-chancellor-in-Charge Prof Ananda Kumar Shaha accompanied by pro-vice-chancellor Prof Chowdhury Jakaria and Registrar Prof Abdus Salam released festoons and balloons to mark the day.

RU began its journey on July 6, 1953, with only 161 students including five females and 68 teachers in 6 departments under 3 faculties. Now, it is the second-largest public university in the country.

Currently, the university has over 1,221 teachers in 58 departments under 12 faculties, along with six higher research institutes and around 38,300 regular students, including 58 foreigners.

Having a green campus, it has 13 academic buildings, 17 students' halls including six for females and a dormitory for the researchers and foreign students.

Since its establishment on around 1,000 acres of land, the university has, so far, conferred 1,946 Ph.D. and 704 M.Phil degrees.