History, Vision and Mission:
Committed to an ideal of “quality higher education at an affordable cost”, a group of educational philanthropists comprising academics, industrialists, engineers and retired civil servants established Eastern University in 2003. The vision of Eastern University is to be a globally recognized university in its chosen fields of higher education and research in terms of quality. The mission of the University is to equip the students with knowledge and skills essential for leadership in private and public sector in the increasingly competitive and globalized environment. Its goal is to be one of the top five private universities by 2020
Eastern University is widely known for its quality education, superior faculty composition, excellent academic environment, sincere care for students, extensive co and extra- curricular activities, successful internship and job placement, modern digital library, good governance and administration and convenient location of the campus.
More than 6000 students have graduated from the university by 2014 and about 1500 students are now graduating annually.
Governance and Administration:
His Excellency the President of Bangladesh is the Chancellor of Eastern University as per the Private University Act of 2010. The governance of the University is vested with a 21 member Board of Trustees (BOT)comprising 20 members drawn from the Eastern University Foundation and the Vice Chancellor as an ex-officio member. The Board is chaired by the Chairman of the Board elected by the Foundation. The board is assisted by the Syndicate, Academic Council, Finance Committee, Faculty Selection Committee, Staff Selection Committee and Institutional Quality Assurance Committee. The administration consists of the Vice Chancellor, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Treasurer, Registrar and Controller of Examinations.
Curricula, Students and Faculty:
The meticulously designed curricula of the academic programs combine and ye tbalance the broad- based and the in-depth learning, and emphasize “knowing, doing and being” of the students. The Curricula are of international standard and are upgraded and updated regularly to make it relevant to the advancement of the discipline and the future job and professional requirements of the students. The teaching-learning methods used are participative, interactive, experiential, learner-centered and hands-on practice depending upon the nature of the course being taught.
The students are carefully selected for admission on the basis of their excellent academic record, high aptitude and strong motivation to learn. They are transformed into knowledgeable, skilled and globally oriented human resources by the caring and committed faculty members of the University. They are groomed to be leaders, value-driven and socially responsive citizens through a variety of co-curricular and extra- curricular programs.The university has at present international students from SAARC countries and Africa. The university has plans to attract students from other countries also.
Eastern University hires top-of-the class, talented graduates of highly reputed universities from home and abroad as junior faculty, experienced teachers and researchers as senior faculty andwell known academics aspart time faculty. In addition, the University appoints accomplished professionals and practitioners as adjunct faculty and invites university teachers from abroad as Visiting Faculty. The faculty members are chosen on the basis of their scholarly achievement, knack for research and commitment in teaching. The Faculty Development Program of the University trains junior faculty in pedagogy, research methods and in specific disciplines they teach.