Dhaka University has established during British period in 1921 with 3 Faculties: Arts, Science and Law. In is in Dhaka city. It is also known as “Oxford of the East”. Dr. Philip Joseph Hartog worked as a first vice-chancellor of the university. Now the vice-chancellor is AAMS Arefin Siddique.It is a important place for all type of people as well as tourism.
Tourist Places in Dhaka University Area
- Dhaka University :: A green delta could never emerge as a sovereign land – Bangladesh — in 1971 without the significant role of the pupils of a particular institution–Dhaka University (DU). Founded in 1921, DU, the country’s largest public university, earned fame as the “Oxford of the East” during its early days and later it became a key part of the nation’s modern history.
- Shahbag More: Shahbag More (intersection), now widely known as Projonmo Chattar, is an important public transport depot linking Old Dhaka and New Dhaka. Country’s noted educational and public institutions like University of Dhaka, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), and Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) lie in and around the intersection developed in the 17th century.
- Bangladesh National Museum : Located at Shahbag in Dhaka, the museum displays the country’s history and culture since its inauguration on August 7, 1913. A number of departments like department of ethnography and decorative art, department of history and classical art, department of natural history, play a pivotal role to decorate this beautifully. There is a conservation laboratory inside the museum too.
- Public Library : The country’s largest public library, Central Public Library was named Begum Sufia Kamal National Public Library in 2007. Located at Shahbag in Dhaka, the library has an auditorium named Shawkat Osman Auditorium, a major venue for cultural events in the capital. More than 60 libraries including the central public library are run under the Ministry of Cultural Affairs.
- Charukala Institute : It is an Institute, popularly known as Faculty of Fine Art (FFA), of Dhaka Versity. Built in 1948, the first art educational Institute in this region turned into Faculty in 2008. Lies in Shahbagh, FFA was designed by Architect Muzharul Islam. It kicked off at DNMI Hospital building on Jonson Road in Old Dhaka under the leadership of prominent artiste Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin.
- Kabi Nazrul Samadhi : It is the mausoleum the national poet of Bangladesh situated at a mosque on the campus of the University of Dhaka. Popularly know as Bidrohi Kobi, a poet of rebellion and humanism, Kazi Nazrul Islam died on August 29, 1976 in Dhaka. He was buried near the mosque upon a wish he expressed in one of his poems.
- Chobir Haat : It is the brainchild of some young artistes. Just opposite Charukala (Faculty of Fine Arts), Dacca Vniversity, Chobir Haat is such an open-air market where artists can exhibit and sell their artwork. Almost every Friday open-air free concert is held here where you can enjoy the Bengali folk songs. The haat kicked off its journey in 2003.
- Suhrawardy Udyan : It is the place where architect of Bangladesh Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on March 7 in 1971 delivered a historic speech that inspired Bengalis to prepare for the freedom struggle. Located in Dhaka, the Udyan, formerly known as Ramna Race Course ground, is named after Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy. It is the resting place of three great national leaders– Sher-e-Bangla A.K. Fazlul Huq, Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy and Khwaja Nazimuddin.
- Ramna Kalibari : A house of the Hindu Goddess Kali, Ramna Kalibari is situated in Dhaka on the outskirts of the Ramna Park. Popularly known as Ramna Kali Mandir, a 1000-year-old temple, the Kalibari was established by a Nepalese devotee of the Goddess Kali who came to Bengal from the Himalayas. The temple is one of the eye soothing scenic beauties of the city.
- Tin Neter Mazar (The shrine for three national leaders) : Located at the “Doyel Chattar” of DU, it is the place where three pre-liberation bengali political leaders– AK Fazlul Huq, Khawaja Nazimuddin and Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy—were buried. Later, a mausoleum was built on their grave. The architectural view won the hearts of millions of tourists. Noted Architect Masud Ahmed is the designer of the shrine.
- Dhaka Gate : In 1660, Governor of Bengal Mir Jumla erected the gate, which now stands in good state near Doel Chattar of DU. It was a gate on the north entrance of Dhaka. Soon Dhaka expanded further north beyond the gate up to Tongi. It plays a great role to adopt country’s history and heritage.
- Curzon Hall : It is the home of the Faculty of Science at the University of Dhaka (DU). The British-era building is named Curzon Hall after Lord Curzon, viceroy of India, who laid its foundation stone in 1904. After the foundation of DU in 1921, the hall became the base of the university’s science faculty. It witnessed a number of significant events.
- Swimming Pool : It is inside the University of Dhaka. Two events of first SAF games were held in this international-standard pool with eight lanes. Inter-University Swimming Competition is held here every year. University teachers, students, staffs and their family members can obtain its membership.
- Bangla Academy : Located at the Burdwan House, once a part of the campus of the University of Dhaka, the academy started its journey in a view to promoting the Bangla language in the country following the Language movement of 1952. The importance of establishing an organisation for Bengali language noted linguist Dr Muhammad Shahidullah first felt it. Every year the month-long Ekushey Book Fair was held here.
- TSC More : Founded in 1961, Teacher-Student Centre (TSC) is situated on the campus of DU. The architectural monument is erected to build bondage among the students and teachers. Various historical events were held at the TSC during the Liberation War, 1971. It was designed by Konstantinos Doxiadis, a Greek architect.
- Hakim Chattar : It is named Hakim chatter after the demise of Hakim Chacha (uncle). Tea vendor Hakim Chacha was very popular among the students of DU for his modesty and honesty during 1996-1997. When the uncle died student leaders hanged a signboard inscribed with his name on a tree near the university central library, commemorating the beloved man.
- Kataban : Just beside the Shahbag intersection in Dhaka, the place is very famous for an animal market. A variety of colorful fishes or chirpings of different motley birds will dazzle your eyes while passing the area, popularly known as ‘Katabon Fish and Pet Animal Market’.
- Gurdwara : A sacred place for the people of Sikh religion. Located on the campus of Versity, it was built in 1830, recalling the visit of Guru Nanak (1506-1507). The existing building of the Gurdwara was reconstructed in 1988-1989. Weekly prayer and Kirtan are organised every Friday in the historical place.
- British Council : British Council, the UK’s leading international organisation for educational and cultural relations and developing relationship with other countries across the world, located on Fuller Road near Dhaka University. It offers IELTS test, GCE O and A levels, as well as a wide range of Cambridge English exams and UK professional qualifications.
- Jagannath Hall : It is a dormitory of Dhaka University (DU) accommodating minority students– Hindu, Buddhist, Christian and others. It was built by Zamindar of Tangail Kisorilal Roy Chowdhury in 1921 after the demise of his father Jagannath Saha. Many students and employees of the hall were killed on the night of March 25, 1971, a day before the country’s liberation war declared.