Bangladesh Agricultural University
( Bangladesh Krishi Bishshobiddalôe
) or BAU
was established as the only university of its kind in Bangladesh
. The scheme for the establishment of BAU was finalized on 8 June 1961 and its ordinance was promulgated on 18 August 1961. With the appointment of its first Vice-Chancellor, the university formally came into existence on 2 September 1961 and started functioning with the College of Animal Husbandry
and Veterinary Science
as its nucleus. Currently the university has 6 faculties and 43 departments covering all aspects of agricultural education
The University campus, with an area of 4.85 km², is in scenic rural surroundings on the western bank of the old Brahmaputra River
, 3 km south of the district town of Mymensingh
and 120 km north from Dhaka
, the capital city of Bangladesh
. The campus is made up of a series of academic, administrative and residential buildings and a number of experimental farms, gardens and other related facilities. Besides, two national research institutes, Bangladesh Institute of Nuclear Agriculture (BINA) are housed in this campus.
War of Liberation
During the days of war of liberation
in 1971, the teachers, students, officers and employees of the University responding to the call of the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur......