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Situated in the outskirts of Dhaka City, Uttara University is a center of excellence for tertiary education in Bangladesh. It was started in 2003 with a few students and departments. But by now it has grown as a full-fledged university offering under-graduate and graduate programs and research opportunities. It is widely recognized nationally and internationally for its motto of quality education at affordable tution. The graduates produced here and their job placements are the reflections of quality education at Uttara University. In this cosmopolitan campus, students from all walks of life can have access to the tertiary education and avail the opportunity to face the global challenge and lead a relatively high standard of living. To upgrade the students academically (using international collaboration), with etiquette and grooming, the prime objective is to help grow students professionally. The university helps them prepare for demanding corporate fields along with the development of their professional and rational attitudes.  Uttara University was founded by a number of educationists, economists and businessmen of eminence and recognition. Prof. Dr. M. Azizur Rahman is the Vice-Chancellor and Prof Dr. Eaysmin Ara Lekha is the  Pro Vice-Chancellor of the University. They both are also the founders of Uttara University. Dr. M. Azizur Rahman was the former economic adviser of the US Embassy (Dhaka). Presently, he is widely recognized as a renowned academician of the country and an eminent economist of international repute, and alumni of Vanderbilt University, a Nobel laureate school in USA. He possesses ingenuity in national education that benefits the students who would like to build up their sustainable career in modern global market. In this spirit, Dr. Rahman established a good number of educational institutions including Uttara University where meritorious and enthusiastic students are benefited by using their merit with qualitative ingredients.

Prof. Dr. Eaysmin Ara Lekha has been appointed as Pro Vice-Chancellor of Uttara University by the Chancellor and the President of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. She has received her PhD from Jadavpur University, an eminent university, ranked two in India for its contribution in research. Dr. Lekha was former moderator of Public Service Commission (PSC), an examiner of National University, Dean & Chairman of the Department of Education and Physical Education and Proctor of Uttara University. In recognition of her outstanding contribution to education, culture and social service, Dr. Lekha has been awarded several times by different organizations. She is widely renowned for her research works. She has authored number of books and articles which have been published nationally and internationally. She is a regular columnist in leading national dailies. Recently, her books have been included in the syllabuses as text in different Indian universities too. She has attended many seminars and symposiums as an expert discussant. Dr. Lekha firmly beliefs in disseminating education to the door step of the students.  Keeping the view in mind, she has established a few schools, colleges and training centers in Bangladesh namely among them are M A Rouf Teachers Training College and Sabira Rouf College in Gopalganj, Bangladesh.