The Varendra region of which Rajshahi is a part, has a very rich cultural heritage. Rajshahi is also home to many educational institutions. It is in this city that Varendra University, the first government recognized private university in the region, started its academic journey in September 2012. Its inauguration marked the culmination of extended efforts by the founders to establish a new kind of educational institution relevant to the 21st century scenario.
The university intends to provide its students, with the best possible resources and conditions for learning, and create a working environment dedicated to excellence, equity, and mutual respect. The university is particularly careful about preparing the students in such a way as they can cooperate with the general community to disseminate, and apply new knowledge to improve the quality of life. The teachers are engaged in developing among the students strong analytical, problem-solving and critical thinking abilities with excellent communication skills and flexible attitude. Efforts are also made to instill among the graduates of Varendra University the qualities required to work with and for their communities, so that they can act as agents of positive change in Bangladesh.
Dr. Nurul H. Choudhury
Pro Vice Chancellor,
Varendra University, Rajshahi.
Ph.D. ,South Asian History, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
M.A. ,European History (major), University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
Perfezionamento, Modern History (by thesis), University of Rome, Rome, Italy
President, Alumni Association,Rajshahi University
Former Professor of History, Rajshahi University.