The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) Cybermetrics Lab releases the list of the best universities in the world every year. They published Bangladeshi university world ranking in 2017. There are 150 public & private universities in Bangladesh on the list published by the Webometrics about the world ranking. The largest and most ancient university in South Asia, Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU), at the top of the list of the Bangladeshi university world ranking.
Bangladesh Agricultural University is at the top in the world ranking among the universities of Bangladesh. The university located in Mymensingh has achieved this position beyond the top 9 universities including Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology & Dhaka University.
But the position of the university in the international ranking is 2061. No university in Bangladesh is within the two thousand of the ranking. This is a bad news for the higher education sector in the country.
A recent study by Webometrics of Spain’s capital Madrid based education and research organization revealed this. The rankings are based on the contributions and positions of universities in the research area. However, now check out the top 10 universities in Bangladesh as per this world universities ranking bellow.
Top 10 Bangladeshi university world ranking 2017
- Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU) ( 2061)
- Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) (2134)
- Dhaka University (DU) (2275)
- Chittagong University (2757)
- Rajshahi University (2870)
- BRAC University (3010)
- Jahangirnagar University (3054)
- Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) (3343)
- North South University (NSU) (3499)
- Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) (3528)
United States based Harvard University is at the top of the world universities ranking. The 5 best universities in the world are located in United States. Stanford University is at the second position and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is at 3rd in the International Ranking. University of California, Berkeley and University of Michigan are at fourth and fifth positions respectively.
Japan’s Tokyo University at the top position in Asia. The university ranked 43rd in the world universities ranking. And the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay ranked 561st in this international ranking.
It is noticed that no universities in Bangladesh are in top 2000 list. But, previously the Dhaka University’s world ranking was appreciable. So, it is needed to take proper steps to regain the lost glory as soon as possible.