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KHULNA (DIVISION)

District :

Bagerhat | Chuadanga | Jessore | Jhenaidah | Khulna | Kushtia | Magura Meherpur | Narail | Satkhira
 
Map : Bagerhat | Chuadanga | Jessore | Jhenaidah | Khulna | Kushtia | Magura Meherpur | Narail | Satkhira
 

Khulna Division with an area of 22273.21 sq km, is bounded by Rajshahi division on the north, bay of Bengla on the south, Dhaka and Barisal divisions on the east, West Bengal on the west. Main rivers: Ganges, Gorai-Madhumati, Ichamati, Kobadak, Shibsa, Kumar, Rupsa-Pasur, Bhairab, Chitra, Raymangal and Mathabhanga The Sundarban is located in this division covering parts of Satkhira, Bagerhat and Khulna districts.

Administration Khulna division consists of one city corporation, 10 districts, 28 municipalities, 5 thanas, 59 Upazilas, 569 union Parishad, 6093 mouzas, 256 wards, 709 Mahallah and 9277 villages. The districts are Khulna, Satkhira, Bagerhat, Jessore, Jhenaidaha, Magura, Narail, Kushtia, Chuadanga, and Meherpur.

Main Tourist Spots and Academy in Khulna Division:

Sundarban-Bagherhat

Sundarban is the world biggest mangrove forest. In Bangladesh tourism, Sundarban plays the most vital role. A large number of foreigners come to Bangladesh every year only to visit this unique mangrove forest. Besides, local tourists also go to visit Sundarban every year. The area of great Sundarban is approximately 6000 sq. km.

General Information about Sundarban:

Area: Nearly 2400 sq. miles or around 4000 sq. km.
Forest Limits: North-Bagerhat, Khulna and Sathkira districts: South-Bay of Bengal; East-Baleswar (or Haringhata) river, Pirojpur, Barisal district, and West-Raimangal and Hariabhanga rivers which partially form Bangladesh boundary with West Bengal in India.

Main attractions:
Wildlife photography including photography of the famous Royal Bengal Tiger, wildlife viewing, boating inside the forest will call recordings, nature study, meeting fishermen, wood-cutters and honey-collectors, peace and tranquility in the wilderness, seeing the world's largest mangrove forest and the revering beauty.

The Sundarbans are the largest littoral mangrove belt in the world, stretching 80km (50mi) into the Bangladeshi hinterland from the coast. The forests aren't just mangrove swamps though; they include some of the last remaining stands of the mighty jungles, which once covered the Gangetic plain.

The Sundarbans cover an area of 38,500 sq km, of which about one-third is covered in water.

Since 1966 the Sundarbans have been a wildlife sanctuary, and it is estimated that there are now 400 Royal Bengal tigers and about 30,000 spotted deer in the area. Sundarbans is home to many different species of birds, mammals, insects, reptiles and fishes. Over 120 species of fish and over 260 species of birds

Have been recorded in the Sundarbans. The Gangetic River Dolphin (Platanista gangeticus) is common in the rivers. No less than 50 species of reptiles and eight species of amphibians are known to occur. The Sundarbans now support the only population of the Estuarine, or Salt-Water Crocodile (Crocodiles paresis) in Bangladesh, and that population is estimated at less than two hundred individuals

Here land and water meet in many novel fashions, Wildlife presents many a spectacle. No wonder, you may come across a Royal Bengal Tiger swimming across the streams or the crocodiles basking on the riverbanks.

With the approach of the evening herds of deer make for the darking glades where boisterous monkeys shower Keora leaves from above for sumptuous meal for the former. For the botanist, the lover of nature, the poet and the painter this land provides a variety of wonder for which they all crave.

It's beauty lies in its unique natural surrounding. Thousands of meandering streams, creeks, rivers and estuaries have enhanced its charm. Sundarbans meaning beautiful forest is the natural habitat of the world famous Royal Bengal Tiger, spotted deer, crocodiles, jungle fowl, wild boar, lizards, theses monkey and an innumerable variety of beautiful birds. Migratory flock of Siberian ducks flying over thousands of sail boats loaded with timber, golpatta (round-leaf), fuel wood, honey, shell and fish further add to the serene natural beauty of the Sundarbans.

This is indeed a land for the sportsmen, the anglers and the photographers with its abundance of game, big and small, crocodile, wild boar, deer, pythons, wild-birds and above all the Royal Bengal Tiger, cunning, ruthless and yet majestic and graceful, For the less adventurously inclined, there are ducks and snipes, Herons and coots, yellow-lags and sandpipers. It is also the land for the ordinary holiday makers who desire to rest or wander around at will to refresh their mind and feast their eyes with the rich treasure that nature has so fondly bestowed.

Means of Communication: Water transport is the only means of communication for visiting the Sundarbans from Khulna or Mongla Port. Private motor launch, speedboats, country boats as well as mechanized vessel of Mongla Port Authority might be hired for the purpose. From Dhaka visitors may travel by air, road or rocket steamer to Khulna - the gateway to the Sundarbans. Most pleasant journey from Dhaka to Khulna is by Paddle Steamer, Rocket presenting a picturesque panorama of rural Bangladesh. Day and nightlong coach services by road are also available. The quickest mode is by air from Dhaka to Jessore and then to Khulna by road.

Journey time: It varies depending on tides against or in favor in the river. Usually it takes 6 to 10 hours journey by motor vessel from Mongla to Hiron Point or Katka.

FAMOUS SPOTS: The main tourist spots in Sundarban are Karamjol, Katka, Kochikhali, Hiron point and Mandarbaria. Hiron Point (Nilkamal) for tiger, deer, monkey, crocodiles, birds and natural beauty. Katka for deer, tiger, crocodiles, varieties of birds and monkey, morning and evening symphony of wild fowls.

Vast expanse of grassy meadows running from Katka to Kachikhali (Tiger Point) provides opportunities for wild tracking.
Tin Kona Island for tiger and deer.

Dublar Char (Island)

Dublar Char (Island) for fishermen. It is a beautiful island where herds of spotted deer are often seen to graze.

Katka

Katka is one of Heritage sites in Sunderban. In Katka there is a wooden watching tower of 40 ft. high from where you can enjoy the scenic beauty of Sunderban. A beautiful sea beach is there is Katka; you will enjoy while you are walking to go the beach from the watching tower. Verities birds are visible in Katka.

Hiran point

This is another tourist spot in Sundarban. It is called the world heritage state. You can enjoy the beauty of wild nature and dotted dears walking and running in Hiron point.

There are also two other Heritage side in Sunderban; one is Kochikhali and the other is Mandarbaria where you will find dears and birds. If you are lucky you can see the Great Royal Bengal Tiger, but for sure you can at least see the stepping of Great Royal Bengal Tiger here and there in these spots.

Karamjol

Karamjol is a forest station for the Rangers. Here you can see a dear breeding center. To visit Sunderban you need to go there with a guide and it is even better if you go there with a group. You can stay two/three days in Sundarban depending on your desire and requirements. One-day tour is not enough for Sundarban as you will not be able to see the nature in haste. For one-day tour you can go up to Karamjol and at a glance visit the outer portion of Sundarban forest areas.

In your Sundarban tour you will be able to see a lots of verities birds (a heaven for the bird watchers), can watch the fishing in the river by the fishermen, if you wish you can ask your tour operator to give a stopover in the fishermen villages to watch their lifestyle, see lots of animals like monkeys, various types Dears, foxes,

Crocodiles, Snakes and if you are lucky person you will be able to see the greatest mystery of Sunderban –The Royal Bengal Tiger. Sunderban is one of main sources to collect pure honey. You should not forget to buy some pure honey. Another inexpressible and unforgettable beauty you can enjoy if you can match your timing of tour in full moon. In the full moon the nights in Sunderban could be one of the most memorable nights for your whole life.

Other necessary Information about Sundarban Tour:

Entry Permission: Prior permission must be obtained through written application from the Divisional Forest Office, Circuit House Road, Khulna to visit the Sundarban. Required entrance fees for visitors, vessel or boat payable at the relevant forest station/range office.

Guided Tours: To feel the beauty of Sunderban you will have to go inside Sunderban & visit at least the most common tourist spots of Sunderban, specially the four-heritage side of Katka, Hiron point, Mandarbaria & Kachikhali. It will require minimum two nights stay in Sunderban to visit these spots and if you are in a group you can ask your tour operator to make it three, four or five night tour package as per your desire ness to invent the real beauty of Sunderban in your Package tour program. In Sunderban visit, all the way you will have to go by tourist launch and spend your night also in the launch as no hotel or motel facilities are available there inside of Sunderban. In this tour your foods and water will be supplied from the tourist launch only. So to visit the great Sundarban you will have to decide in advance how many days you want to spent in Sunderban – accordingly your tour operator will arrange and preserve year foods and water. Tour operators offers all-inclusive guided package fours from Dhaka to Sundarbans and return during the tourist season (October to March).

Climate: Climate in the Sundarbans is moderate. Air is humid. Full monsoon is from June to September. The annual rainfall average between 65" and 70". During ebb tide the forest becomes bare by 6-7 feet and at high tide (30 miles and hour) the entire territory of the forest floats on water.

Life in Forest: Only means of transportation inside the forest is boat. There is no road, no trail of a path anywhere. The woodcutters make temporary dwellings at the edge of the forest at a height of 8-10 feet for fear of wild animals others live on boats. In the chandpai region it is fascinating to see the nomadic fishermen (living with families on boats) catching fish with the help of trained offers. Exciting activities take place in Dublar Char in the forest where fishermen from Chittagong gather for four months (mid Oct. to mid Feb.) to catch and dry fish. But the most daring and exciting of all activities is presented by the honey-collectors who work in groups for just two months (April-May) and it is interesting to see how they locate a hive and then collect honey.

Flora and Fauna: The Sundarbans is endowed by nature with rich flora and fauna. It is a wonderful place to see or to shoot a Royal Bengal Tiger with Camera if one has the time to wait in the forest. There are a good number of tigers in the Sundarbans. Lovely spotted deer are easy to find. Besides there are a wide variety of wildlife for which the Sundarbans is so famous.

Visit to the Forest: Permission from the Division Forest Officer, Khulna is required to visit to the forest. Cholera vaccine is to be taken well in advance. Anti-malarial, anti-diarrhoeal, insect repellent cream, drinking water, green coconuts, medical kit, light tropical dress, thick rubber soled boots etc. are to be carried with the tourist. It will be wise to take the help of an experienced guide to make the journey fruitful.

Tourist season & Shooting: Best time to visit the Sundarbans is from November to March. Exciting honey collection season is during April-May. Hunting is prohibited by law in the country for the preservation of wildlife. Certain species of birds, however, can be shot with prior permission of the Divisional Forest Officer, Khulna.

N.B: Special notes to the tourist to remember again - do not go in side of the forest without your guide and proper securities while your are in Sunderban.

Mongla-Bagherhat
It is the second largest seaport of Bangladesh.In Bangladesh Economy Mongla Port plays a vital role. There are a good number of prawn hatcheries in Mongla.

Shat Gambuj Mosque-Bagherhat

In mid-15th century, a Muslim colony was founded in the inhospitable mangrove forest of the Sundarbans near the seacoast in the Bagerhat district by an obscure saint-General, named Ulugh Khan Jahan. He was the earliest torch bearer of Islam in the South who laid the nucleus of an affluent city during the reign of Sultan Nasiruddin Mahmud Shah (1442-59), then known as 'Khalifalabad' (present Bagerhat). Khan Jahan aborned his city with numerous mosques, tanks, roads and other public buildings, the spectacular ruins of which are focused around the most imposing and largest multidomed mosques in Bangladesh, known as the Shait-Gumbad Masjid (160'X108'). The stately fabric of the monument, serene and imposing, stands on the eastern bank of an unusually vast sweet-water tank, clustered around by the heavy foliage of a low-laying countryside, characteristic of a sea-coast landscape. So in the year 1459 the great Azam Ulugh Khan Jahan established this mosque, which called Shat Gambuj Mosjid. In Bengali Shat means the number 60. Though it is called Shat Gambuj Mosjid, actually the numbers of Gamboj in the mosque are 81. The mosque roofed over with 77 squat domes, including 7 chauchala or four-sided pitched Bengali domes in the middle row. The vast prayer hall, although provided with 11 arched doorways on east and 7 each on north and south for ventilation and light, presents a dark and somber appearance inside. It is divided into 7 longitudinal aisles and 11 deep bays by a forest of slender stone columns, from which springs rows of endless arches, supporting the domes. Six feet thick, slightly tapering walls and hollow and round, almost detached corner towers, resembling the bastions of fortress, each capped by small rounded cupolas, recall the Tughlaq architecture of Delhi.

The general appearance of this noble monument with its stark simplicity but massive character reflects the strength and simplicity of the builder. This mosque is 160 ft long and 108 ft. in its width. This is one of the most beautiful archeological and historical Mosque in Bangladesh made by red burn mud.
Pic: Shat Gambuj Mosque

Shrine of Hajrat Khan Jahan Ali-Bagherhat

Besides the Shat Gambuj Mosque, shrine of Hajrat Khan Jahan Ali is only 3 km ahead. You can go there by rickshaw (a three wheeled peddler). A great number of tourist goes the shrine to pray for this great man Hajrat Khan Jahan Ali. From this shrine a steamer goes to the Thakur Dighi where you will find the ancient crocodiles in this Dighi. (Dighi is a local name of larger pond) Besides this Dighi a Nine Gambuj Mosque is an attraction also for the tourists.

Shagordari-Jessore

This is another tourist spot, which is in Jessore district, under Khulna Division. Sagordari is famous for the residence of Great poet Michael Modhusudon Datta, famous for his wonderful composition of sonnets. He was born in the year 1824 and died in 1873. This two-storied residence, which is known as Michel Modhusudon museum, is now under the custody of Bangladesh

Archeological Department, where you can see the daily usage materials of the great poet. Every year from 25-30 January a great mela (exhibition) is organized here, which is called Modhumela need after our beloved poet. A huge crowd comes to Shagordari every year for the occasion of this mela.

Jessore Airport-Jessore
Jessore Airport, located in (or close to) Jessore has 1 runway, which is 8000 feet (2438 metres) long. The geographic coordinates of this airport are 23 degrees, 11 minutes, 2 seconds north (23.183800) and 89 degrees, 9 minutes, 39 seconds east (89.160833). Jessore Airport is 20 feet (6 m) above sea level.

Jessore Airport, near Jessore, Bangladesh, is in is in the time zone UTC+6. The local time there now is therefore 00:32.
Airport codes

Shilaidaha Thakur Bari-Kustia

Shilaidaha Thakur Bari was made by the forth father-in-law Prince Darkanath Tagore of great poet Robindranath Tagore. Now it is a museum where you can see the daily usage materials of Tagore family.

In Kustia you also can visit the Shrine of Lalan Shah, the great folk singer of Bangladesh. His folk songs are popularly known as Lalan Giti. You can also visit to the Mujib Nagar. Mujib Nagar Smriti Shoudh is built by 23 Stambha at 20 acrs areas of land. At the time of liberation war in 1971 Mujib Nagar was the temporary capital of Bangladesh.

You can enjoy the steer ridings to go to Chandranath’s temple by walking. It is situated on the top of the hill from where you can enjoy the beauty of the sea & also the hill areas. Now in sitakunda there’s made an eco park.

Mujibnagar-Meherpur

The PROCLAMATION OF INDEPENDENCE was read at the village Baidyanathtola, now Mujibnagar, on 17 April 1971. On this day the first provisional government of Bangladesh took oath here. The Pak army killed 8 persons at village Amjhupi on 18 April 1971.

The Mujibnagar government was formed on April 17, 1971 at the Baidyanathtala mango grove of Meherpur, a former subdivision of Kushtia district following the 10th April proclamation of Independence Order of Bangladesh. The oath taking was witnessed by hundreds of foreign journalists who had assembled there to hail the birth of a new nation. The President of the new nation was Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman; Syed Nazrul Islam became the acting president; Tajuddin Ahmed, the Prime Minister; M. Mansur Ali, the Finance Minister; M. Quamruz Zaman, the Home, Relief and Rehabilitation Minister and Khandakar Mustaque Ahmed, Foreign Affairs and Law Minister. General M. A. G. Osmani who was then a retd Colonel and MNA elected from Awami League was made the C-in-C of the Bangladesh armed forces.

Islamic University-Kushtia

Islamic University is one of the major public universities in Bangladesh and the largest seat of higher education in the south-west part of the country. It is a major international center for an excellent integration of Islamic Studies with the General Studies and Studies of Modern Science and Technology. The university provides both the local and foreign students with the facilities of undergraduate studies, postgraduate research and teaching. The standard of teaching is high and the facilities both for academic and extracurricular activities are of good quality. It is a campus oriented university, where the academic and administrative buildings, residential halls and gymnasium, central cafeteria and auditorium all are on one self-contained 175-acre site at Shantidanga-Dulalpur, beside the Kushtia-Khulna highway and about 24 kms south and 22 kms north of respectively the Kushtia and Jhenidah district-towns.

Islamic University, having started its academic activities on June 28, 1986 now has about 10 thousand regular students studying in 22 Academic Departments under five Faculties. The main objective of the University is to provide for instructions in theology and other fields of Islamic studies and comparative jurisprudence and such other branches of learning at graduate and post-graduate levels and make provisions for research including post-doctorate research and training for advancement and dissemination of knowledge. The university is also the affiliating authority of Fazil and Kamil Madrasahs in the country.

Jhenidah Cadet College-Jhenaidah

Established: 1963
Opened: 1965
Color(s): Dark Green
Area: 101 acres (41 ha)
Number of Houses: 03
Houses:
Badar House
Named after the battle of Badr
between Muslim and Quraish;
Motto: Ever Radiant in Deeds
Colour: Green

Khaiber House
Named after the battle of Khaiber
Motto: Austere Devotion to Work
Colour: Blue

Hunain House Named after the battle of Hunain
Motto: Concentration in Meditation
Colour: Red

Jhenidah Cadet College (JCC) is a boarding school, located in the outskirts of Jhenaidah, Bangladesh. It is one of twelve cadet colleges of Bangladesh. JCC is an education institute and famous for outstanding result in countrywide Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) board examination. Each year, a good number of students take place in the merit list (top 20 students) or cGPA 5 merit list.

Admission
Students get admitted in class VII (7th Grade) at the age ranging 11 to 12 years. The governing body of cadet college is responsible for taking the countrywide admission test and lastly selects top 50 students. The selection process is very rigorous having written, viva and medical tests. These 50 students will study here till class XII (Higher Secondary). Some students may be turned out for irregular academic result or indiscipline.

Cadet college is a fully residential school. Cadets get four vacations totalling 100 days in a year called term break.

Infrastructure
There is a large academic building where the cadets do their classes and study during prep time. Cadets live in three student hostels (houses) - Badr house, Khaiber house and Hunain house. Daily five times meals are served in the college dining hall which has a capacity of 300 cadets. Usually cadets say their Magrib and Jumma prayer in the beautiful college mosque. All officials of cadet college live in the college premises. The principal has two storeyed house, while the vice principal, adjutant, medical officer, teachers all have one villa each to reside.

Cadets have adequate facility for sports. Five basketball, eight volleyball, six football, two cricket, one hockey and a huge athletics ground provide huge sporting facilities to them. Having these grounds the playground is large grassy area in the center of the college. Playing any of the above games is compulsory in the afternoon. There is a dairy firm to serve pure dairy product for the cadets. A hospital, bank, post office, tailor shop, a workshop serve the utilities for the cadets. Cadets have a mandatory medical checkup at the start and end of every term.

Discipline
Cadet Colleges are run by Bangladesh Army. So discipline is a key feature of the institution. Day activities of cadets may be,
0515 - get up from bed
0545 - Fall in
0600 - Physical Exercise/Parade
0700 - Fall in then to Breakfast
0730 - Fall in then go to academic building and Morning Assembly
0800 - Regular Classes Starts
1115 - Morning Tea Break
1300 - Classes ends
1315 - Fall in and go to Lunch
1350 - After Lunch rest time
1500 - Fall in and Afternoon Study Preparatory time (Afternoon Prep), During winter cadets are exempted from this
1615 - Afternoon Games Fall in
1630 - Afternoon Games Starts
15 minutes to Sunset - Fall in and go for Evening (Magrib) prayer
1900 - After Prayer, fall in and go to Evening Study Preparatory
2030 - Dinner
2200 - Night Study Preparatory time ends
2245 - Lights in Student Dormitory is OFF and get sleep.
Cadets have strong dress code and uniform for all their activities. Breaking the discipline is a prime cause of turned out from cadet college.

Administration
Principal - Lieutenant Colonel of Bangladesh Army or senior teachers promoted from vice principal. Adjutant - Major of Bangladesh Army or equivalent from air force or navy Teachers/Lecturer - for different subjects Medical Officer - Major from Bangladesh Army Medical Corp. Supporting employee - Army's Non Commissioned Officers and Civilians

Khulna Medical College -Khulna

Khulna Medical College (KMC), established in 1992, is a medical institution with the Khulna Medical College and Hospital, also known as "250 bed hospital", in Bangladesh. It is situated in the city of Khulna near the Khulna inter-district Bus Stand at the entrance to the city. Though new, the institution has a glorious performance in medical education.

History
Before 1989 Khulna Medical College Hospital was known as 250 Bed Hospital. A plan to establish a medical college was taken into consideration in the year. So KMC was born. In its early days starting only with a few students and almost without any infrastructure, the college began to train undergraduate students. PGT trainings were also given in the hospital.The college is affiliated by Bangladesh College of Physicians and Surgeon for undertaking any post graduate training. many facilities like academics, research and residency are available here. The graduates of this college already earned considerable praise in medical sector of Bangladesh and abroad. a good number of ex-graduates completed their Post graduation degree in different field. One Ex-student (Fazle Rabbi Chowdhury) of Eighth batch recently (2008–09) awarded as Commonwealth Scholar in Medicine. He was also selected as honorary Reviewer of British Medical Journal Group.
[edit] Examination and Affiliation

Khulna Medical College is affiliated under Rajshahi University along with 9 other government and private medical colleges under the same university. The students receive MBBS degree from Rajshahi University after completion of 5th year and passing the final Professional MBBS examination.

This college is directly governed by Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council BMDC an affiliate of Ministry of Health.

The Professional examinations are held under the University and results are given thereby. Internal Examinations are also taken on regular interval namely Card completions, term end and regular assessments.

Principal
Currently the post of Principal is adorned by Prof. Dr. Quazi Hamid Asgar.

Departments

In the college there are numerous departments.
Different subjects of medical science are taught in these departments.
These are as Follows:

Pre-Clinical
Anatomy Department;
Department of Physiology;
Department of Biochemistry;

Para-Clinical
Department of Pathology
Department of Microbiology
Department of Pharmacology
Department of Forensic Medicine
Department of Community Medicine

Clinical
Department of Surgery
Department of Medicine
Department of Gynaecology
Department of Obstetrics
Department of Paediatrics
Department of Cardiology
Department of Skin & V.D.
Department of Ophthalmology
Department of E.N.T.

Infrastructure

Khulna Medical College has necessary buildings for training and education. There is an academic building adjacent to the hospital building. It is a four-storey building housed with the administrative and academic sections. All the departments are there: offices, students' section, Principal and other offices. For educational purpose there are classrooms, Galleries, Library and an Audio-visual Unit. There are 4 large galleries for combined classes.

There are 6 hostels for students. 2 boys' hostels, 1 girls' hostel and 4 hostels for internee doctors. The girls' hostel and both the boys' hostels are 4 storied.

A new girls' hostel is under construction.
Quarters for the staffs and officers of both college and hospital are also within the boundary.

Admission process
Admission test is held under the Ministry of Health for admission in all the government medical colleges. Students selected in the test are admitted here on the basis of their choice.

Current batches
Some students of K16 batch
At present K-15, K-16, K-17, K-18, K-19 and K-20 batches are studying at Khulna Medical College. The last admitted batch is K-20. This batch was admitted on October 8, 2010.

Khulna University -Khulna

Khulna University is one of the public universities in Bangladesh.[2] It is situated at Gollamari, Khulna, Bangladesh, by the river Moyuree, beside the Khulna-Satkhira highway. The academic programs of Khulna University started on 31 August 1991 with only 80 students in four disciplines. Currently, Khulna university has 18 disciplines under five schools and one institute. It is the only university in Bangladesh where student politics is not allowed. It is the second public University (first is BUET) where a credit course system of education was launched (1997-98). There is also no session jam which has created a stable facility of study.

In 1974, the Kudrat-e-Khuda Commission stated the importance of establishing a public university in Khulna Division in its final report. The government finalized the programme of establishing a university at Khulna on 4 January 1987 and eventually the Khulna University Act was passed in the Bangladesh National Parliament in July 1990.[3] Accordingly, the university started its formal inauguration of academic activities on 25 November 1991.
[edit] Timeline

1974: The importance of establishing a university in Khulna Division was first mentioned in the report of Kudrat-e-Khuda Commission.

1979: (November) The Cabinet of Ministers took the decision for establishing a technical university. The local people demanded a general university.

1985: The government formed two committees: (i) ‘Zillur Rahman Siddiqui Committee’ (for preparing academic and administrative programmes) and (ii) ‘Mahbubuzzaman Committee’ (for the selection of site).

1987: (4 January) The government finalized the programme of establishing a university at Khulna on the basis of the reports of the above committees.

1988: (25 February) Mr. Nurul Islam, the then Divisional Commissioner, was appointed the Project Director for establishing the university.

1988: (2 August) Mr. Abdur Rahim, the then Divisional Commissioner, was appointed the Project Director. After him Prof. Dr. Md. Abdul Bari served as Project Director.

1989: (9 March) The then President Hussain Muhammad Ershad laid the foundation stone.

1989: (1 August) Prof. Dr. Golam Rahman of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) was appointed the Project Director.

1990:(June) "The Khulna University Act 1990" was passed in Jatyo Sangsad.

1990: (31 July) "The Khulna University Act 1990" was published in gazette form.

1991: (August) Project Director Prof. Dr. Golam Rahman was appointed the first Vice Chancellor.

1991: (31 August) The academic programme of the university started.

1991: (25 November) The academic programme was formally inaugurated by the then Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia.

1993: (23 August) Prof. Dr. Golam Ali Fakir of Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU) was appointed the second Vice Chancellor.

1997: (10 April) The first convocation was held.

1997: (23 August) Prof. Dr. Nazrul Islam of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) was appointed the third Vice Chancellor.

2001: (14 February) The second convocation was held.

2003: (9 March) The First Senate Meeting was held.
[edit] Aims and objectives

* To impart general and technology-based and need oriented higher education befitting the age
* To generate the skilled based manpower in order to exploit, utilize and conservee resources for sustainable development of the region and the country as a whole, keeping the process and impact of the globalization in mind
* To offer the quality education and to maintain the highest academic standard in line with the international standard of education
* To undertake fundamental and applied research in the relevant field of knowledge
* To produce capable manpower to contribute to fulfill the global demands by equitable participation

Information
Academic Building 1

The academic program of the University commenced in August 1991 with four disciplines: Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), Architecture, Business Administration (BA), and Urban and Rural Planning (URP).

In the following year, Forestry and Wood Technology (FWT) and Fisheries and Marine Resources Technology (FMRT) disciplines started their academic activities. Now there are 18 disciplines under five schools and one institute, the Institute of Fine Arts.

The medium of instruction is English.

Schools
There are five schools in Khulna University which have 18 disciplines: · Science Engineering and Technology School · Life Science School · School of Management and Business Administration · School of Arts and Humanities · School of Social Science

Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) School
* Architecture (ARCH)[1]
* Computer Science and Engineering (CSE): the second university after BUET to open this discipline in Bangladesh offering B.Sc.Engg (CSE)[2] degree approved by BAETE of IEB
* Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE): the first university to open this discipline in Bangladesh offering B.Sc.Engg (ECE) degree [3]
* Mathematics (MATH): The first university to introduce modern Math curriculum with a semester system.[4]
* Urban and Rural Planning (URP)[5]
* Chemistry (CHEM)[6]
* Physics (PHY)[7]

Life Science (LS) School
Khulna University was first to introduce multidisciplinary subjects in the field of life sciences. Integration of technological aspects in biological sciences for human welfare was prime concern. Each subject introduced was unique and first of its kind in Bangladesh. The students from the life science school are now doing well all over Bangladesh and abroad.

* Agrotechnology (AT)
* Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (BGE)
* Environmental Science (ES)
* Fisheries and Marine Resources Technology (FMRT)
* Forestry and Wood Technology (FWT)
* Pharmacy (PHARM)
* Soil Science (SS)

School of Management and Business Administration (SOMBA)
* Business Administration (BA)

The university is one of the first universities introducing Bachelor of Business Administration course in Bangladesh concurrently with Jahangirnagar University through this discipline. From the discipline 14 batches has already passed out and they are serving in all the leading corporate houses both at home and overseas.

Social Science School
* Economics
* Sociology

Arts and Humanities School
* English

Khulna University of Engineering & Technology-Khulna

Khulna University of Engineering & Technology-(Khulna Prokoushol O Projukti Bishshobiddalôe) or KUET, formerly known as BIT, Khulna, is one of the best engineering universities in Bangladesh. The University has continued to expand with the construction of new academic buildings, auditorium complex, halls of residence, teachers dormitory, engineering section building etc. At present there are 195 faculty members, 2,279 postgraduate and undergraduate students of which 15 are foreign nationals. There are also students from the defense service. KUET offers B. Sc. Engineering degree in undergraduate program as well as M. Sc. Engineering, M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees.

Location
The Khulna University of Engineering & Technology campus is in Fulbarigate, 16 km north of the Khulna city and by the side of the Khulna-Jessore highway.

Campus
The university campus extends over an area of 101 acres (0.41 km2). Tastefully laid out with beautiful plantation and with buildings of style and stature with clean and wide roads, the campus presents a spectacle of harmony in architecture and natural beauty. The university is a fully residential one providing attractive campus life. It has essential amenities for community living including mosque, medical center, shopping center, bank, post office, auditorium, playing fields etc.
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History
Khulna University of Engineering & Technology (KUET), which started functioning from September 2003, is one of the five engineering universities of Bangladesh having an objective of achieving excellence in higher education, research and development in engineering and technology. This university was established as Khulna Engineering College in 1974; the college was later converted to a degree-awarding autonomous institution called Bangladesh Institute of Technology (BIT), Khulna in July 1986 through a government ordinance (No. XXI, 1986).

With a view to providing more opportunity and autonomy for improvement in the quality of higher education and research in engineering and technology, the Institute was upgraded and renamed as Khulna University of Engineering and Technology in September 2003 under the “Khulna University of Engineering and Technology Act, 2003.” KUET is financed by the government through the University Grants Commission. The university is an autonomous statutory organization of the Government of Bangladesh. There are various statutory bodies like Syndicate, Academic Council, Finance Committee, Planning and Development Committee, Committee for Advance studies and Research, Academic Committees, etc. for policy- and decision-making on aspects of the university under the frame work of the Act.

There are several national and international research projects running in KUET. Among them in the Department of Civil Engineering European Commission (EC) funded four projects are running now successfully.

Faculties and departments:

Faculty of Civil Engineering
* Dept. of Civil Engineering (CE)
* Dept. of Urban and Regional Planning
* Science
o Dept. of Chemistry (CHEM)
o Dept. of Mathematics (MATH)
o Dept. of Physics (PHY)
o Dept. of Humanities (HUM)

Faculty of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
* Dept. of Electrical & Electronic Engineering (EEE)
* Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE)
* Dept. of Electronics & Communication Engineering (ECE)
* Dept. of Bio-medical Engineering (BME)

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
* Dept. of Mechanical Engineering (ME)
* Dept. of Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM)
* Dept. of Energy Technology(ET)
* Dept. of Leather Engineering (LE)

Library:

The university operates two libraries: the General Library and the Reference Library. The General Library provides in-house reading and short-time borrowing of books and other reference material. The Reference Library provides the in-place reading.

All students and faculty can enjoy these facilities for more than 10 hours per working day. Audio-visual systems are available for audio and video documents. The General Library System has more than 30,000 books and 5,000 journals and periodicals in its collection. A library automation process will be available within short time. Moreover, the library is enriched every year by collecting recent books and journals.

Besides the general library system each academic department maintains a rent-based library from which students can borrow textbooks at a nominal rate for the whole semester.
[edit] Central Computer Center

KUET has its own VSAT facility with a bandwidth of 512 KByte/s for upload and 1024 KByte/s for download. It operates a large computing network equipped with six IBM servers. The system has more than 250 workstations interconnected by 1 GB optical fiber line and six optical switches. All stations are equipped with latest version computers with necessary printing, scanning and CD writing facilities. All students and faculty have easy access to the network.

Each academic department maintains Local Area Network (LAN), which are further connected with the central network backbone. The central computer network provides state-of-the-art computing software for researchers of various disciplines. KUET has own WiFi Network in the EEE and CSE department.

Engineering Labs:

Mechanical Engineering Labs
* Heat Transfer Lab
* Control Lab
* Boiler Lab
* Applied Mechanics Lab
* Machine Shop
* Production Shop
* Wood and modeling shop
* Meteorology Lab
* Fluid Lab
* Automobile Lab
* Departmental Computer Center

Electrical Engineering Labs
* Electrical Circuit Lab
* Measurement and Instrumentation Lab
* Digital Electronics Lab
* Analog Electronics Lab
* Electrical Machine Lab
* Communication Engineering Lab
* Control Engineering Lab
* Microprocessor and Hardware Interfacing Lab
* Power Electronics and machine Drives Lab (PEMD Lab)
* Power System and Protection Lab
* High Voltage Engineering Lab
* Pattern Recognition and Image Processing Lab
* Computer Language, Simulation and Numerical Processing Lab
* Departmental Computer Center

Computer Science and Engineering Labs
* Computer Language and Computing Laboratory
* Software and Web Engineering Laboratory
* Computer Hardware and Interfacing Laboratory
* Digital Systems and VLSI Design Laboratory
* Intelligence Systems Laboratory
* Multimedia and Networking Laboratory
* High-Tech System Development Centre

Admissions:
Candidate for admission into the first-year class must have passed the H.S.C. Examination from an Education Board in Bangladesh (after 12 years of schooling) with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as his/her subjects of examination in Higher Secondary level or examination recognized as equivalent thereto and must also fulfill all other requirements as may be prescribed by the Academic Council on the recommendation of the Admission Committee. In case of confusion regarding the equivalence the case may be referred to the central Equivalence Committee.

The rules and conditions for admission into each department shall be framed by the Academic Council on the recommendation of the Admission Committee in each year.

All candidates for admission into the courses of B.Sc. Eng. must be citizens of Bangladesh unless the candidature is against the seats that are reserved for foreign students. Candidates for all seats except the reserved ones, if any, shall be selected on the basis of merit. The rules for admission into the reserved seats shall be framed by the Academic Council on the recommendation of the Admission Committee.

Undergraduate programs:
Following degree awarding departments offer B.Sc. (Engineering) courses as four-year undergraduate programs:

* Department of Civil Engineering
* Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
* Department of Mechanical Engineering
* Department of Computer Science and Engineering
* Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering
* Department of Industrial Engineering and Management
* Department of Leather Engineering
* Department of Urban and Regional Planning

Postgraduate programs:
Following degree awarding departments offer M.Sc.(Engineering) courses as postgraduate programs:

Master of Science in Engineering
* Master of Science in Civil Engineering abbreviated as M. Sc. Eng. (CE)
* Master of Science in Electrical & Electronic Engineering abbreviated as M. Sc. Eng. (EEE)
* Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering abbreviated as M. Sc. Eng. (ME)
* Master of Science in Computer Science & Engineering abbreviated as M. Sc. Eng. (CSE)
* Master of Science in Electronics & Communication Engineering abbreviated as M. Sc. Eng. (ECE)
* Master of Science in Industrial Engineering & Management abbreviated as M. Sc. Eng. (IEM)

Master of Philosophy
* Master of Philosophy in Mathematics abbreviated as M. Phil. (Math)
* Master of Philosophy in Chemistry abbreviated as M. Phil. (Chem)
* Master of Philosophy in Physics abbreviated as M. Phil. (Phy)

Doctor of Philosophy
* Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering abbreviated as Ph.D. (CE)
* Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical & Electronic Engineering abbreviated as Ph.D. (EEE)
* Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering abbreviated as Ph.D. (ME)
* Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science & Engineering abbreviated as Ph.D. (CSE)
* Doctor of Philosophy in Electronics & Communication Engineering abbreviated as Ph.D. (ECE)
* Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial Engineering & Management abbreviated as Ph.D. (IEM)
* Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics abbreviated as Ph.D. (Math)
* Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry abbreviated as Ph.D. (Chem)
* Doctor of Philosophy in Physics abbreviated as Ph.D. (Phy)


Halls of residence:
Student dormitories (called "halls" at KUET) are important features in campus life. There are six residential halls. Among them the Rokeya Hall is for women, and the remaining five halls are for male students.

The administrative heads of a hall are its provost and assistant provost. Usually the halls have a single provost and an assistant provost. Amor Ekushey Hall is administrated by one provost and two assistant provosts. The halls are mostly named after national heroes and leaders:
* Fazlul Haque Hall (first dormitory)
* Khan Jahan Ali Hall
* Dr. M. A. Rashid Hall
* Lalan Shah Hall
* Rokeya Hall (female dormitory)
* Amar Ekushey Hall (largest dormitory)
* Bangabandhu Hall (on construction)

Campus life:
KUET has a large 101-acre (0.41 km2) campus with nice green landscape blended with beautiful architectural constructions. Students are really at home in the university. Except for the water which is horribly rich in salt, there is no other problem.

It is about 16 km from Khulna, the third largest metropolitan city in Bangladesh. Nice countryside and the rivers Rupsha and Bhairab surround the city. Newly constructed Khan Jahan Ali Bridge connect the city with Mongla port and southwest region of Bangladesh. The Sundarbans, the world's largest mangrove forest, is about 40 km from the city. The city has also houses some of the major industries of Bangladesh.
[edit] The syndicate of the university

* Chairman: Prof. Dr. Muhammed Alamgir, Vice-chancellor,

Members:
* Prof. Dr. B.C. Ghosh,
Faculty of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
* Prof. Dr. Md. Abul Bashar,
Dean, Faculty of Civil Engineering
* Additional Secretary: Ministry of Education
* Chairman: Mongla Port Authority, Mongla, Bagerhat
* Managing director: Bangladesh Cables Shilpa Ltd., Khulna
* Divisional commissioner: Khulna Division, Khulna
* Prof. Dr. Saiful Islam, Dean, Engineering & Science Faculty, American International University Bangladesh (AIUB), Dhaka
* Vice-Chancellor, Khulna University, Khulna.
* Prof. Dr. Md. Rezaul Karim, URP Discipline,
Khulna University, Khulna
* Chairman: Secondary & Higher Secondary Education Board, Jessore
* Prof. Dr. Muhammed Alamgir, Faculty of Civil Engineering.
* Prof. Dr. A.N.M. Mizanur Rahman, Director's of Research and Development, Khulna University of Eng. & Tech. Khulna
* Member Secretary: Engr. Md. Mokbul Hossain, Registrar

Achievements:

KUET is one of the engineering universities in Bangladesh that is trying to blend the theoretical knowledge with practical experience. The students in both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes have success in developing industry-level prototypes and have publications in world-recognized conferences, workshops and journals.

In national project fairs and displays organized by national bodies and organizations, KUET has successful contributions and secured top-most places. Such regular activities are BASIS SoftExpo, IT festivals from North South University (NSU), ICT festivals from Islamic University of Technology (IUT).

KUET has participated in many inter-regional programming contests and ICPC. It organized the prestigious 11th IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology (ICCIT 2008) on December 25–27, 2008. The conference is said to be the best organized ICT conference so far in Bangladesh up to date.

From 3 to 5 December 2010, IEEE student branch KUET organized Student Professional Awareness Conference (S-PAC) with Microsoft corporation for first ever in Bangladesh. Besides, KUET organizes many national level seminars and conferences.


Khulna Hotels and Resorts

Hotel Arcadia
Khan A Sabur Road, Khulna.
Tel: 041 732 552

Hotel Arafat International
86-1, Sir Iqbal Road Khulna
Phone: 725819, 722584, 723744

Hotel Basundhara
24, Clay Road, Hahnemann Bhaban, Khulna,Bangladesh
Tel: +880-41-730762, 720256, 730627

Hotel Babla
65 Khan A Sabur Road, Khulna
Tel: 041 813 641

Hotel Castle Salam Ltd.
8, KDA Avenue, Khulna 9100, Bangladesh
Tel: +880-41-730725
Fax: +880-41-730341
Email: hotelcastlesalam@gmail.com
Website: www.hotelcastlesalam.com

Hotel Glory
78 Lower Jessore Road, Essa Chamber Khulna
Phone: 724406

Hotel Grand Tower Ltd. (Khulna)
219 KDA, New Market (1st floor)
Khulna ,Bangladesh
Tel: +880-41-725426, 01711-196280

Hotel Golden King
25, Sir Iqbal Road Khulna
Phone: 041-725917

Gulshan Hotel International
3 KD Ghosh Road Khulna
Phone: 041-723368

Hotel Jalico
Sir Iqbal Road, Khulna
Tel: 041 811 883

Khulna Hotel
Khulna.
Tel: 041 724 359

Hotel Metropolitan
40 KDA C/A (9th Floor) Khulna
Phone: 730714

Hotel Park
45 K.D Ghosh Road Khulna
Phone: 720990

Hotel Royel Intenational
A-33, K.D.A Avenue khulna
Phone: 041-721638

Hotel Sunday International
151, Khan A Sabur Road Khulna
Phone: 041-723171

New Hotel Tiger Garden
Sena Kalyan Bhaban,1, K D A Avenue, (Near Shibbari More)
Khulna, Bangladesh.
Reception : +88-041-721108 , Cell- 01712-257030
Project Head: A. S. M. Zakir Hossain
Cell- 01713-377653
Fax: 88-041-2830285
E-mail: zakirskb@yahoo.com
Web: www.hoteltigergarden.com

Hotel Tiger Garden
8, K.D.A Avenue Khulna
Phone: 041-722844, 720204

Uttshov
House # 78, Road # 2, Sonadanga R/A
Khulna, Bangladesh
Tel: +880-41-731298, 731299
Fax: +880-41-720584

Castle Salam
Royal More, Khulna.
Ph: 041-730725

Hotel Royal International
Royal Mor, Khulna.
Ph: 041-813067-9

Hotel Tiger Garden
KDA Avenue,
Shib Bari Mor,.Khulna.
Ph: 041-721108

Hotel Basundhara
26, City Road,Khulna.
Ph: 041-730726, 720256
Mobile: 01818811411
Fax: 88041730627
E-mail: sas@bttb.net.bd Single (Non Ac): 200

Western Inn
51, Khan A Sobur Road,Khulna.
Ph: 041-810899,
Mobile: 01711431000
Fax: 88041731250
Mail: western@bttb.net.bd,