Sylhet Agricultural University (SAU) Information

Sylhet Agricultural University briefly SAU is a government-financed university in Bangladesh established on 2nd November 2006 under the Sylhet Agricultural University Act 2006 (Act No. 47) passed by the National Parliament on 3 October 2006.

SAU is the second-largest Agricultural University and the 27th public university in Bangladesh. Right now, three thousand students around the country as well as from overseas are taking quality and higher education from the university.

Sylhet Agricultural University is highly promised to offer no session jam in academic activities. SAU inaugurated its official operation in 2006. The university offers Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Master of Science & Doctoral) programs for the students.

Some passionate, potential, and enthusiastic individuals are working in different disciplines to produce first-rate competent applied agriculturists to meet the need for the country’s agricultural development.

Sylhet Agricultural University (SAU) Details

Sylhet Agricultural University mainly integrated on 2 December 2006 under the act “Sylhet Agricultural University Act 2006 (Act No. 47)” that Bangladesh National Parliament had passed unanimously.

Before establishing the university, Sylhet Government Veterinary College, shortly SGVC, was launched in 1965 and operated as the “School of Life Sciences” under the Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) Sylhet.

Sylhet Agricultural University
Sylhet Agricultural University Campus

Later, the Sylhet Government Veterinary College was replaced by the CAU University, and the Veterinary College was turned into the faculty of Veterinary, Animal, and Biomedical Sciences.

  • Type: Public Agricultural University
  • Established: 1995: Sylhet Government Veterinary College (SGVC)
    2006: Sylhet Agricultural University
  • Chancellor: President Abdul Hamid
  • Vice-Chancellor: Professor Dr. Md. Matiar Rahman Howlader
  • Academic staff: 203[citation needed]
  • Administrative staff: 195[citation needed]
  • Students: 2,000[citation needed]
  • Location: Sylhet, Bangladesh
    24.909221°N 91.901986°ECoordinates: 24.909221°N 91.901986°E
  • Website:

SAU Location & Area

Sylhet Agricultural University is in an important position in terms of location. The University campus is located 6 km east of the district town of Sylhet, beside the Alurtol road, Sylhet, Bangladesh. There are two campuses, 20.23 hectares (On-campus) and 4.97 hectares (Off-campus). The whole campus is covered with an eye-catching spectacular environment.

Academic Body

SAU consists of a large academic body, including Departments  47 (Forty-Seven) departments under 7 faculties and other institutions and offices.

SAU Faculty

  • Faculty of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences
  • Faculty of Agriculture
  • Faculty of Fisheries
  • Faculty of Agricultural Economics and Business Studies
  • Faculty of Agricultural Engineering and Technology
  • Faculty of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering
  • Faculty of Postgraduate studies

Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences

  1. Anatomy and Histology
  2. Physiology
  3. Pharmacology and Toxicology
  4. Microbiology and Immunology
  5. Epidemiology and Public Health
  6. Animal Nutrition
  7. Livestock Production and Management
  8. Dairy Science
  9. Poultry Science
  10. Genetics and Animal Breeding
  11. Parasitology
  12. Pathology
  13. Medicine
  14. Surgery and Theriogenology


  1. Agronomy and Haor Agriculture
  2. Soil Science
  3. Crop Botany and Tea Production Technology
  4. Genetics and Plant Breeding
  5. Horticulture
  6. Plant Pathology and Seed Science
  7. Entomology
  8. Agricultural Extension Education
  9. Agroforestry and Environmental Science
  10. Agricultural Chemistry
  11. Basic Science and Language


  1. Aquaculture
  2. Aquatic Resource Management
  3. Coastal and Marine Fisheries
  4. Fish Health Management
  5. Fish Biology and Genetics
  6. Fisheries Technology and Quality Control

Agricultural Economics and Business Studies

  1. Agricultural Economics and Policy
  2. Rural Sociology and Development
  3. Agricultural Statistics
  4. Agricultural Marketing and Business Management
  5. Agricultural Finance and Banking

Agricultural Engineering and Technology

  1. Farm Power and Machinery
  2. Irrigation and Water Management
  3. Computer Science and Engineering
  4. Agricultural Construction and Environmental Engineering
  5. Food Engineering and Technology

Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering

  1. Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering
  2. Plant and Environmental Biotechnology
  3. Animal and Fish Biotechnology
  4. Pharmaceuticals and Industrial Biotechnology
  5. Microbial Biotechnology
  6. Biochemistry and Chemistry

Sylhet Agricultural University Admission

SAU offers Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Master of Science & Doctoral) to broaden students’ outlook and perspective. Thousands of students around the country take study here, and more like them are interested in studying here, and I have arranged admission information for them.

SAU Facilities

Sylhet Agricultural University contains a number of services & facilities. It offers the services to the students to make world-value graduates who can contribute to the improvement of Agricultural section. Here are some notable services provided by the university.

Health Care Centre, Guest House, Internet & Wifi services, Bank service, Central Mosque service, Sports & Culture, Gymnasium, cafeteria, and professor Mosleh Ahmed Chowdhury Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

SAU Library

The library is the most important and integrated part of a university where students have full access to read and acquire knowledge on different topics.

Sylhet Agricultural University also has a library with many books, magazines, journals, e-book, and IT tech services. There are 10525 books, more than 2310 journals, and others. The university library also offers TEEAL (The Essential Electronic Agricultural Library) service where Online Journals & e-books are available.

SAU Residential Hall

There are seven accommodation/ residential halls of the Sylhet Agricultural University; 5 are for males, and 2 for female students. Here all the names of the hall are enlisted.

  1. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Hall
  2. Abdus Samad Azad Hall
  3. Suhasini Das Hall
  4. Shah A. M. S. Kibria Hall
  5. Humayun Rashid Chowdhury Hall
  6. Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib Hall
  7. Hazrat Shah Paran (R.) Hall

SAU Research

Sylhet Agricultural University conducts many types of research sharing with other universities and individually on different topics. A research center named Sylhet Agricultural University Research System (SAURES) has been playing a great contribution to the research sector to take the country’s agricultural sector to the stage that we desire.

SAU Research Centre: 

  • SAU Research System (SAURES)
  • Journal SAU (JSAU)
  • Others Research

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