HSTU is relatively new as a university having been established in 1999. However, as an academic institution its history dates back to 1979 when it started its journey as an Agricultural Extension Training Institute (AETI) created to offer three year diploma course in Agriculture. In a matter of a decade it was elevated to degree-giving institution in 1988 and named as Hajee Mohammad Danesh Agricultural College. Ultimately based on the performance of Agricultural College but more importantly to cater to the crying need for highly skilled manpower in Science and Technology and for promotion of research in these vital areas Prime minister of that time Sheikh Hasina declared to upgrade Hajee Mohammad Danesh Agriculture College to Science and Technology University on February 1999 in a public meeting held at Gor-E-Shahid Maidan of Dinajpur. On 6th September the property liabilities was handed over of former Agriculture College from Ministry of Agriculture to Ministry of Education. On the history of establishment of this University the 11th September is a glorious day. On this day of 1999 the Prime Minister of Peoples Republic Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina inaugurate the activities of this University by setting the foundation stone. After setting up the foundation stone, Prof. Asnisur Rahman was appointed as Project Director to establish the university. First batch of the students were admitted at that time (1999-2000 session). The Act of the University was passed on 8 July 2001 in the Jatio Shongsad (National Assembly) with was followed by a gazette notification on 8 April 2002.
At its inception it had inherited only the faculty of Agriculture but soon five faculties were added to it. At present the faculties are: (1) Agriculture (2) Veterinary and Animal Science (3) Fisheries (4) Business Studies (BS) (5) Agroforestry and Food Processing Engineering (AFE) and (6) Computer Science and Engineering. There are total of 39 departments under these faculties. In addition to these Bachelor of Science offering faculties there is the Faculty of Postgraduate Studies offering MS and PhD degrees. Besides, there is also an Institute of Research and Training that conducts and coordinates research programmes and offers training to graduates and farmers. Thankfully, unlike most public universities of Bangladesh, HSTU does not suffer from session jam and is running smoothly.
A Message from Vice Chancellor
Welcome to Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University. We invite you to visit us in person or through its website and explore the life on our beautiful campus. People make a university what it should truly be, propel it to achieve its goal of high standard of teaching and research. So, whether you are a prospective student, current student, professor, researcher, graduate, parent, neighbor or just visitor your interest in this institution is highly valued and appreciated.
As a professor that I am, I feel proud to lead an educational institution that although relatively new is aspiring to become a leading center of learning for the pursuit of knowledge through broad independent enquiry. HSTU is host to vibrant communities on its campus in Dinajpur, a northern district of Bangladesh with rich cultural traditions.
The charter of the university is education and research is all branches of science and development of innovative technology as an engine of opportunity for graduating students and economic growth of the country.
We are aiming to build a pool of talents drawn from all over the country to achieve the goal of making the institution a centre of excellence. We strongly believe that the core function of a modern university is the generation of knowledge through education and research and its transmission to society. The power of education gives nations their identity and resulting knowledge brings development in all its facets.
Bangladesh is a small country with big population and huge problems. HSTU is committed to play a leading role in bolstering national efforts to tackle these problems head-on with the collaboration of national and international partners.
I hope you will join us in our mission of learning and discovering knowledge for development and creating a truly learning and research environment for the future generations. Please browse HSTU web pages for detailed information about the university. Thank you for visiting HSTU website.
Undergraduate degrees of various faculties at HSTU are of 4 academic years comprising of 8 semesters. Each academic year has two semesters: January-June semester and July-December semester. Faculty-wise degrees and credit hours against each is given below:
After admission test incoming successful students are admitted to January-June Semester of the academic year. This and each of the subsequent semesters lasts for 21 weeks. The distribution of this period is as follows:
Between each semester there is a short period of 5 weeks for grade improvement and/or ‘F’ recovery. The medium of instruction is English.
Distribution of marks (%)
HSTU offers Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in various disciplines through the Faculty of Postgraduate Studies. As expected most of the disciplines that offer postgraduate degrees belong to Agriculture Faculty.
MS degrees are offered in the following disciplines:
|· Agricultural Chemistry|
|· Plant Pathology|
|· Soil Science|
|Thesis for the degree has to be written in English in standard format.|
|The university has provision for offering PhD degree in the following disciplines in accordance with its PhD ordinance.|
|· Soil Science|
|· Plant Pathology|
|· Agricultural Extension|
|· Agricultural Chemistry|
Description of HSTU Library
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Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology has a 3 storied beautiful library building. The library normally remains open between 8:00 am and 7:00 pm. There are about 20,000 books, a good collections of local and 15 foreign journals. The library keeps both the national and local daily newspapers. Each student is issued with a library card. The library has an internet browsing section where the students can use internet for thier academic purposes and references. Presently the E-Library is equipped with 12 computers which will be expanded in near future.The rules for borrowing books can be obtained from the library counter. The students can also use the library for their studies. There are also photocopying facility in the library for students