University of Dhaka: Statistics



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#991 of 14,131 In the World
#231 of 5,830 In Asia
#1 of 129 In Bangladesh
#1 of 62 In Dhaka
#154 of 1,021 For Hydrology and Water resources management
Top50% For 121 other topics
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Acceptance rate
Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate11%
Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate (SSC) and higher secondary certificate (HSC) or foreign equivalent and admission test
Academic CalendarJuly to June (July - December; January-June)

We've calculated the 11% acceptance rate for University of Dhaka based on the ratio of admissions to applications and other circumstantial enrollment data. Treat this information as a rough guide and not as a definitive measure of your chances of admission. Different programs may have significantly varying admissions rates.

Research profile

University of Dhaka is a world-class research university with 16,834 scientific papers published and 178,921 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Engineering, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Medicine, Physics, Computer Science, Ecology, and Organic Chemistry.


University of Dhaka majors

by publication & citation count

10,270 / 125,398
Environmental Science
9,476 / 110,286
8,557 / 115,568
7,856 / 104,743
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
7,761 / 77,174
7,292 / 83,311
6,636 / 85,997
Computer Science
5,638 / 55,483
5,063 / 59,339
Organic Chemistry
5,009 / 73,537
Geography and Cartography
4,833 / 54,415
4,811 / 58,458
4,774 / 62,043
Quantum and Particle physics
4,331 / 47,779
Political Science
4,263 / 36,754
4,182 / 42,579
4,043 / 36,025
4,037 / 46,785
Materials Science
3,914 / 61,826
3,572 / 36,394
3,524 / 31,422
3,307 / 43,850
3,222 / 32,853
3,133 / 27,417
3,046 / 39,480
3,009 / 22,261
2,904 / 31,960
2,776 / 30,372
2,614 / 29,307
Public Health
2,554 / 33,084
2,268 / 20,382
2,239 / 27,155
Development Studies
2,085 / 22,120
Metallurgical Engineering
1,894 / 37,037
Machine Learning
1,891 / 19,627
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
1,705 / 14,963
1,589 / 11,080
Optical Engineering
1,504 / 18,622
1,485 / 17,536
Agricultural Science
1,448 / 13,030

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 42 113
1992 66 100
1993 50 123
1994 59 104
1995 56 146
1996 56 161
1997 59 172
1998 50 173
1999 71 261
2000 77 267
2001 79 350
2002 97 429
2003 104 533
2004 109 683
2005 107 932
2006 133 1118
2007 178 1319
2008 191 1881
2009 218 2180
2010 290 2673
2011 294 3507
2012 597 4000
2013 626 4961
2014 634 5817
2015 759 6493
2016 858 6654
2017 817 7343
2018 982 8421
2019 1061 10724
2020 1431 15199
2021 1861 22591
2022 1896 29851
2023 1924 34063
Academic rankings


The tuition table for University of Dhaka gives an overview of costs but prices are approximate and subject to change and don't include accommodation, textbooks, or living expenses. The costs of programs might differ significantly for local and international students. The only source of truth for current numbers is the university's official website.

Program Tuition Cost (per year) Currency
Bachelor of Arts (BA) 12,000 BDT
Bachelor of Science (BSc) 15,000 BDT
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) 20,000 BDT
Bachelor of Laws (LLB) 18,000 BDT
Master of Arts (MA) 14,000 BDT
Master of Science (MSc) 17,000 BDT
Master of Business Administration (MBA) 25,000 BDT
Master of Laws (LLM) 22,000 BDT
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) 30,000 BDT

The University of Dhaka has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by University of Dhaka.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes Yes
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Diploma Anaesthesiology, Cardiology, Dermatology, Forensic Medicine and Dentistry, Health Sciences, Microbiology, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Paediatrics, Pathology, Public Health, Surgery
Bachelor's Degree (Pass) Home Economics
Bachelor's Degree (Hons) Accountancy, Anthropology, Applied Mathematics, Applied Physics, Arabic, Art History, Asian Religious Studies, Banking, Bioengineering, Biotechnology, Botany, Business Administration, Business Computing, Ceramic Art, Chemistry, Cinema and Television, Clinical Psychology, Communication Disorders, Criminology, Cultural Studies, Dance, Demography and Population, Development Studies, Economics, Education, Educational and Student Counselling, Educational Psychology, English, Environmental Studies, Film, Finance, Fine Arts, Fishery, Food Science, Gender Studies, Genetics, Graphic Design, Handicrafts, History, Home Economics, Hotel and Restaurant, Information Sciences, Insurance, International Business, International Relations and Diplomacy, Islamic Studies, Japanese, Journalism, Law, Leadership, Library Science, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Marketing, Mass Communication, Mathematics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Music, Native Language, Nutrition, Painting and Drawing, Peace and Disarmament, Performing Arts, Persian, Philosophy, Photography, Physics, Political Sciences, Printing and Printmaking, Psychology, Public Administration, Sanskrit, Sculpture, Social Welfare, Sociology, Soil Science, Statistics, Theatre, Tourism, Urdu, Water Science, Women's Studies, Zoology
Professional Bachelor's Degree Applied Chemistry, Ayurvedic Medicine, Chemical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Dental Technology, Dentistry, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Homeopathic Medicine, Leather Techniques, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Technology, Medicine, Nuclear Engineering, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Public Health, Robotics, Speech Therapy and Audiology, Technology Education, Traditional and Complementary Medicine and Therapy
Master's Degree Anaesthesiology, Arts and Humanities, Banking, Biochemistry, Business Administration, Cardiology, Dermatology, Education, Fine Arts, Gastroenterology, Government, Health Education, Home Economics, International Economics, International Relations and Diplomacy, Law, Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Neurosciences, Oncology, Paediatrics, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pneumology, Radiology, Social Welfare, Surgery, Treatment Techniques, Urology
Master of Philosophy Anatomy, Biochemistry, Community Health, Immunology, Medical Technology, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Radiology
Ph. D. Biological and Life Sciences, Business and Commerce, Education, Fine Arts, Law, Natural Sciences, Pharmacy, Social Sciences

University of Dhaka alumni

  1. Muhammad Yunus

    Muhammad Yunus
    Born in
    Bangladesh Flag Bangladesh
    1940-.. (age 84)
    entrepreneuruniversity teacherbankereconomistinternational forum participant

    Muhammad Yunus is a Bangladeshi social entrepreneur, banker, economist and civil society leader who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006 for founding the Grameen Bank and pioneering the concepts of microcredit and microfinance. These loans are given to entrepreneurs too poor to qualify for traditional bank loans. Yunus and the Grameen Bank were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize "for their efforts through microcredit to create economic and social development from below". The Norwegian Nobel Committee said that "lasting peace cannot be achieved unless large population groups find ways in which to break out of poverty" and that "across cultures and civilizations, Yunus and Grameen Bank have shown that even the poorest of the poor can work to bring about their own development". Yunus has received several other national and international honours. He received the United States Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009 and the Congressional Gold Medal in 2010.

  2. Fazlur Khan

    Fazlur Khan
    Born in
    Bangladesh Flag Bangladesh
    1929-1982 (aged 53)
    engineerarchitectcivil engineerstructural engineer

    Fazlur Rahman Khan was a Bangladeshi-American structural engineer and architect, who initiated important structural systems for skyscrapers. Considered the "father of tubular designs" for high-rises, Khan was also a pioneer in computer-aided design (CAD). He was the designer of the Sears Tower, since renamed Willis Tower, the tallest building in the world from 1973 until 1998, and the 100-story John Hancock Center.

  3. Humayun Ahmed

    Humayun Ahmed
    Born in
    Bangladesh Flag Bangladesh
    1948-2012 (aged 64)
    film directorscience fiction writerwriterscreenwriter

    Humayun Ahmed was a Bangladeshi novelist, dramatist, screenwriter, filmmaker, songwriter, scholar, and academic. His breakthrough was his debut novel Nondito Noroke published in 1972. He wrote over 200 fiction and non-fiction books. He was one of the most popular authors and filmmakers in post-independence Bangladesh. Dawn referred to him as the cultural legend of Bangladesh.

  4. Hussain Muhammad Ershad

    Hussain Muhammad Ershad
    Born in
    India Flag India
    1930-2019 (aged 89)
    Enrolled in the University of Dhaka
    Studied in 1950
    military officerpolitician

    Hussain Muhammad Ershad was a Bangladeshi military officer and politician who served as the president of Bangladesh from 1983 to 1990, heading a military dictatorship.

All 100 notable alumni

University of Dhaka faculties and divisions

Faculty : Arts Arabic, Asian Religious Studies, Comparative Religion, Cultural Studies, Dance, English, History, Information Sciences, Islamic Studies, Library Science, Linguistics, Literature, Music, Native Language, Performing Arts, Persian, Philosophy, Religion, Sanskrit, Theatre, Urdu
Faculty : Biological Sciences Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biotechnology, Botany, Clinical Psychology, Educational and Student Counselling, Educational Psychology, Environmental Studies, Fishery, Genetics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Psychology, Soil Science, Water Science, Zoology
Faculty : Business Studies Accountancy, Banking, Business Computing, Finance, Hotel and Restaurant, Information Technology, Insurance, International Business, Leadership, Management, Marketing, Tourism
Faculty : Earth and Environmental Sciences Environmental Studies, Geography, Geology, Marine Science and Oceanography, Protective Services
Faculty : Education Education
Faculty : Engineering and Technology Applied Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Robotics
Faculty : Fine Arts Art History, Ceramic Art, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Handicrafts, Painting and Drawing, Printing and Printmaking, Sculpture
Faculty : Law Law
Faculty : Medicine Medical Technology, Medicine, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Public Health, Speech Therapy and Audiology, Surgery
Faculty : Pharmacy Applied Chemistry, Pharmacology, Pharmacy
Faculty : Postgraduate Medical Sciences and Research Medicine
Faculty : Science Applied Mathematics, Applied Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics
Faculty : Social Sciences Anthropology, Cinema and Television, Communication Disorders, Criminal Law, Demography and Population, Development Studies, Economics, Film, Gender Studies, International Relations and Diplomacy, Japanese, Journalism, Mass Communication, Peace and Disarmament, Photography, Political Sciences, Printing and Printmaking, Public Administration, Sociology, Women's Studies
Institute : Business Administration Business Administration
Institute : Confucius Institute Asian Studies, Chinese
Institute : Disaster Management and Vulnerability Studies Welfare and Protective Services
Institute : Education and Research Education, Educational Research
Institute : Energy Energy Engineering
Institute : Health Economics Health Administration
Institute : Information Technology Information Technology
Institute : Leather Engineering and Technology Leather Techniques
Institute : Modern Languages Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Indic Languages, Korean, Modern Languages, Persian, Russian, Spanish, Turkish
Institute : Nutrition and Food Science Food Science, Nutrition
Institute : Social Welfare and Research Social Welfare, Welfare and Protective Services
Institute : Statistical Research and Training Statistics

General information

Alternative names DU
ঢাকা বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়
Founded 1921
Accreditation University Grants Commission (UGC)
Motto Truth will prevail

Location and contacts

Address Dhaka, 1000
City population 16,800,000

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