The establishment of the leading university at sylhet, a holy
place of the country, was exclusively a noble idea of a distinguished
personality. Mr. Ragib Ali, who is well known for his philanthropic
contributions to educational institutions all over the country.
He established more than a hundred educational institution
at different levels and of different kinds including a medical
college- Jalalabad Ragib-rabeya Medical College and hospital
Mr. Ragib Ali is a pioneer in establishing the first private
university in Bangladesh -North-South university. He is the
founder Vice-chairman of North -South university and the chairman
of Asia pacific university. On his proposal for establishing
Leading University to the Ministry of education on 24th August,2004
1996, the ministry issued permission on 28th August, 2001
to establish this university.
The Leading University was inaugurated on 4th march,2002.it
started its first semester that day. it had on its rolls 106
students in this first semester in undergraduate programs.
The large number of students in the initial semester itself
was a milestone and a source of inspiration to the organizers
of the university.