Profile of Leading University

A Profile of Leading University

The establishment of Leading University in Sylhet, a holy place of the country, was, indeed, a noble idea of a distinguished personality Danobir Dr. Syed Ragib Ali, who is well-known for his philanthropic contributions to educational institutions all over the country. He established many educational institutions at different levels and of different kinds including a medical college-Jalalabad Ragib-Rabeya Medical College and Hospital in Sylhet. Dr. Ragib Ali is a pioneer in establishing the first private university-North-South University in Bangladesh. He was the founding Vice-Chairman of North-South University and the Chairman of the University of Asia Pacific and later on he was the Chairman of North-South University. He placed a proposal for establishing Leading University to the Ministry of Education on the 24th of August 1996 and the Ministry issued permission on the 28th of August 2001. Leading University was inaugurated on the 4th of March 2002 and it commenced its first trimester on that day. The University at first had an enrolment with 106 students at undergraduate programs that marked a milestone for the University and imbedded a source of inspiration into the persons who were interested in education. Currently, the number of enrolled students of this University is more than 5,000 which is larger than other private Universities in this region. Leading University is playing a leading role in providing rationalized and quality education with the support of more than 150 distinguished faculty members from home and aboard. Leading University has its own lush green beautiful campus situated on the landscape of more than 5 acres of area at Ragibnagar, Kamalbazar at the outskirt of Sylhet City. At present, students of all faculties are availing of this ample opportunity while experiencing two spacious academic buildings of 88,000 square feet and 34,000 square feet along with all the best support services that opened the doors of a new horizon for providing an excellent academic atmosphere.


The vision of Leading University is to produce professionally competent and accomplished graduates who will be able to encounter any challenges at home and abroad, to fulfill the national and international requirements of job markets and to contribute significantly to the human development.



The mission of Leading University, Sylhet (LU) is to

i) provide internationally comparable higher education at a reasonable cost in a range of subjects that are particularly relevant to current and future societal needs in trade, industry, humanities, science and technology;

ii) offer opportunities and expertise to the students so that they can achieve their high academic and career oriented goals;

iii) promote and inculcate ethical standards, values ,norms and high ideals;

iv) gain confidence of all stakeholders through Key Performance Indicators(KPI).

Objectives and Goals of Leading University:

i)  To boost capacity in generating and sharing knowledge, skills and attitudes nationally and globally, making       important contributions to economic development of the country;

ii)  To establish network with other institutions and organisations, where such partnerships can lead to age-         cutting research and teaching;

iii)  To create a congenial academic environment where inspired intellect, high morals and social responsibilities      will be focused;

iv)  To expedite an endless effort to nurture highly professional fields of education, knowledge and proven learning centre;

v)  To explore the ways of intellectual pursuit, scientific success, massive technological integration, liberal           education, entrepreneurial and managerial scopes;

vi)  To produce skilled graduates who are fit for the purposes.

Academic Programs

Undergraduate Programs:

  1. Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering
  2. Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  3. Bachelor of Architecture
  4. Bachelor of Civil Engineering
  5. Bachelor of Arts in English
  6. Bachelor of Business Administration
  7. Bachelor of Law
  8. Bachelor of Islamic Studies
  9. Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management

Graduate Programs:

  1. Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  2. Master of Business Administration Executive Program (EMBA)
  3. MA in English (Preliminary and Final)
  4. LL.M(Final)
  5. Masters of Public Health (MPH)
  6. MA in Islamic Studies


Name of Departments

  1. Department of English
  2. Department of Business Administration
  3. Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management
  4. Department of Architecture
  5. Department of Civil Engineering
  6. Department of Computer Science and Engineering
  7. Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
  8. Department of Public Health
  9. Department of Law
  10. Department of Islamic Studies


Graduate Profile/ Generic Skills

The followings skills have been incorporated in the outcome-based curriculums of all Programs of Leading University with some insignificant deviations.

  1. Intellectual Skills
  2. Practical and Problem Solving Skills
  3. Numeracy and Analytical Skills
  4. Entrepreneurship and Innovation Skills
  5. Communication and ICT Skills
  6. Interpersonal, Teamwork and Leadership Skills
  7. Self- management and Personal Development Skills
  8. Commitment to Community, Country and Humanity

Strength of Leading University:

  1. All the programs of Leading university have been externally peer reviewed
  2. OBE (Outcome Based Education) based Curriculums have been developed formalized and practiced for all programs
  3. Leading University is equipped with highly qualified, responsible and committed faculty members
  4. The academic calendar is maintained properly for all programs
  5. Results of every semester are always published on time
  6. The teacher -student relationship is very admirable
  7. The students have well access to all faculty members
  8. Alumni Associations of all Departments are functional
  9. Alumni are engaged in various job fields of both local and global areas
  10. Students are involved in various co-curricular and extra-curricular activities
  11. The University is within QA practices through self-assessment process and continuous process management is in place