Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology (RUET) is the 2nd oldest prestigious public Engineering University of Bangladesh offers quality education and research in the field of engineering and technology. The university established in 1964 as Rajshahi Engineering College with three Engineering departments namely Mechanical Engineering, Electrical & Electronic Engineering and Civil Engineering. The institute started with Bachelor degree program and limited number of students (122) enrolled in three departments each year. Later it was converted to Bangladesh Institute of Technology (BIT), Rajshahi in 1986 to enhance the technical education. The institute is upgraded as Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology (RUET) in September, 2003 to enhance the technical education and research. The university is financed by the Government through the university Grants Commission of Bangladesh. The university is an autonomous statutory organization of the Government of Bangladesh functioning within the "Rajshahi University of Engineering &Technology Act 2003.
Currently, the university comprises 14 departments including engineering and sciences offers under-graduate and post-graduate degrees. Every year 725 most brilliant students are enrolled for the undergraduate program (session 2014-2015) through transparent and standard admission test. About 3000 students are pursuing their higher study in this green campus including under-graduate and post-graduate with over 200 prominent faculty members of diverse field of expertise. In graduate level, M.Sc. Engg., M. Engg., M.Phil and PhD programs and research are continuing in a qualitative manner under the faculties. The university also receive a significant numbers of international students are continuing their higher study in this campus.
This university has a reputation for having a very good relationship between students, faculty members and staffs. The faculty members and students (UG & PG) of this university engaged with qualitative research work in a multiple research fields and well equipped modern laboratory environment. The faculty members invest their most of the time in research activities jointly with foreign faculties beyond their regular academic duties. The university has active collaborative agreement with foreign universities to enhance the research capabilities. Every year the university received exiting number of research paper published by the students and faculty members in the world class high impact factor peer reviewed international journal.
RUET has continued to expand with the construction of new academic buildings, residential buildings, complex and other infrastructure to make the campus as a centre of excellence. The graduates from this university is well enough to cope any challenge in the field of engineering, technology, research, leadership, management, etc on demand of national and global needs. Many of the students and faculty members receive full funded international scholarship for their higher study and appoint in world top rank universities as a quality faculty members and researchers upon completion the degree. RUET is committed to continue the progress and contributes on national and global development.