Jagannath University

Jagannath University (JnU) Information

Jagannath University (JnU) is one of the popular state-funded universities in Bangladesh. Jagannath University is the only university with no residential halls for the students. Presently it is one of the renowned and desirable universities in academic education.

JnU is one of the oldest universities, and gradually it has been steadily taken place in the middle of the hurt of the country’s people. By the way, here you will get about overall information regarding the Jagannath University (JnU). So keep reading patiently.

Jagannath University (JnU)

Jagannath University shortly JnU is one of the top-ranked universities in Bangladesh. The motto of the university is Education, Faith, Discipline (শিক্ষা, ঈমান, শৃঙ্খলা) as Jagannath University (JnU) is a world-class university and also has a reputation, not inside the country but also out of the country. Hence, many people want to know about Jagannath University (JnU). With this in mind, I have started to write about it.

JnU Establishment

Jagannath University has come a long way to reach the present stage. First, there was once nothing in the name of Jagannath University, where the university is now located. There was only a school named Brahma School in 1858.

Later, The school was improved as a college in 1884, and finally, the college was named Jagannath University in 2005, improving the college as a university.

The name Jagannath school was given by Kishorilal Chowdhury, the Zamindar of Baliadi, who took over the school in 1872 and renamed it after his father’s name. Presently, it is one of the top-ranked universities in Bangladesh.

  1. Brahma School: 20 August 1828
  2. Jagannath School: 1958
  3. Higher Secondary College: 1921
  4. Jagannath College: 1984
  5. Government College: 1968
  6. Jagannath University: 2005

JnU Location & Area

Jagannath University (JnU) is situated in the southern part of the city of Dhaka near the Buriganga River (23°42′37″N 90°24′40″E). JnU has a supermodern campus with a vast area of more than 210 acre where there is three campus and a girl’s residential hall. There is also a nicely moderated campus under construction, about 200 acres.

JnU Academic Bodies

Jagannath University contains a large academic figure with six faculties, 36 departments, and two institutes at Jagannath University, and so on. All are well decorated, so the whole campus is amazing and can arrest anyone’s mind a few times.

JnU Faculty

  1. Faculty of Arts
  2. Science
  3. Social Science
  4. Business Studies
  5. Faculty of Law
  6. Faculty of Life and Earth Sciences

JnU Faculty of Arts: 

  • Department of Bengali
  • Department of English
  • Department of History
  • Department of Philosophy
  • Department of Islamic History and Culture
  • Department of Islamic Studies
  • Institute of Education Research
  • Institute of Modern Languages


  • Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE)[11]
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Statistics

Social Science

  • Department of Sociology[13]
  • Department of Anthropology
  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Political Science
  • Department of Public Administration
  • Department of Social Work
  • Department of Mass Communication and Journalism
  • Department of Film and Television

Business Studies

  • Department of Finance
  • Department of Management studies
  • Department of Marketing[12]
  • Department of Accounting and Information Systems

Faculty of Law

  • Department of Law
  • Department of Land Management and Law

Faculty of Life and Earth Sciences

  • Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Department of Microbiology
  • Department of Pharmacy
  • Department of Zoology
  • Department of Botany
  • Department of Psychology
  • Department of Geography and Environment
  • Department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology

JnU Institution

With its huge academic body, Jagannath University also has two institutions for education, modern language, and research.

JnU Admission System

Jagannath University is a public university, and so the university holds an admission program every year like the other public universities. Every year, JnU takes admission tests from students around the country and from students who come from overseas. Though the university had started with only 48 students, more than 19,000 students presently study here. The university is running,

  • Undergraduate Admission
  • Graduate Admission
  • M.Phil. Admission
  • Ph.D. Admission

JnU Facilities

Jagannath University provides huge facilities for the students, and it is one of the reasons for the students to get admitted here. All the facilities, Halls, Medical centers, Transport, Cafeteria, Library, Virtual Classroom, Scholarship, Physical Education Centre, and Infrastructural Development are specially notified.

JnU Residential Hall

If you read the beginning part of this article, you are supposed to know that JnU does not have a residential hall for the students. Still, there is a residential hall only for female students named Bedum Fazilatunnessa Mujib Hall, inaugurated on 1 October 2021.

JnU Central Library

Jagannath University has a self-contained modern digital library rich with thousands of books and journals.

This library offers various services for the students like E-library service, e-journal service, Reference Service, Preserve magazine service, Current Awareness services, Teachers book transaction service, Clearance Service, Reading Service, Catalog Searching Service, and also a Liberation War Corner.

Jagannath University Central Library provides 09 branches daily from 08:00 am to 8:00 pm. For more information, visit JnU Central Library.

JnU Journals

Jagannath University publishes various types of journals on different topics. The students and the others can gain knowledge from various sources and make their storehouse of knowledge-rich and up to date. The published journals are as follows,

  1. International Journal of Faculty’s Teacher
  2. Journal of Arts
  3. Journal of Science
  4. Journal of Social Science
  5. Journal of Business Studies
  6. Journal of Faculty of Law
  7. Journal of Faculty of Life and Earth Sciences
  8. Journal of Psychology
  9. Journal of CSE
  10. Journal of Economics

JnU Medical Camp

Another characteristic of the JnU is Medical Camp has played an important role in reducing the outlook of COVID-19. 21 October 2021-Thursday Medical Center, Jagannath University Covid-19 vaccination program was inaugurated by the Vice-Chancellor Prof. Md. Imdadul Haque.

JnU Cafeteria & Transport

Cafeteria and transport are the two most essential services from Jagannath University. Thinking about the betterment and convenience of the students, JnU authorities have launched cafeteria and transportation services.

First, 17 July 2021, the transport has inaugurated a total of 53 own express, an Ambulance, 12 BRTC 2-story buses.

On the other hand, professor Dr. Mizanur Rahman inaugurated and reconstructed the old Cafeteria in18 July 2019.

No more today. I think from here you will be able to get any information if you read carefully. If you need more information, visit jnu.ac.bd or Jagannath University.

About the Author: Sohanur

Shohanur is an editor for the University Admission BD website. He writes about the admission process of different universities in Bangladesh. He also writes about the various scholarships, results, question banks, suggestions, and financial aid available for students.

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