Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) is a state supported research university located in Sylhet, Bangladesh. It is the first specialized Science and Technology University of the country. The medium of instructions is English.

Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) was established in 1987. The university started its academic programme from 14 February 1991 with three departments: physics, chemistry and economics. The campus is located in Kumargaon, approximately five kilometers away from the heart of Sylhet City Centre. 


Basic Information of SUST:

Total School: 8 (1 is under construction)

Departments: 35 (10 is under construction)

Total Hall: 5

Students: 10000

Academic Staff: 400


Shahjalal University of Science and Technology has a 35 department under the 8 school (1 School & 10 Department is under construction).


Name of School

Name of Department

1. Agriculture and Mineral Sciences

1. Forestry and Environmental Science

2. Applied Sciences & Technology

1. Department of Architecture

2. Department of Chemical Engineering and Polymer Science

3. Department of Computer Science and Engineering

4. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

5. Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering

6. Department of Food Engineering & Tea Technology

7. Department of Industrial and Production Engineering

8. Department of IT & Software Engineering (under consideration)

9. Department of Materials Science & Design Engineering (under consideration)

10. Department of Petroleum & Mining Engineering

3. Life Sciences

1. Bio-Chemistry and Molecular Biology

2. Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology

4. Law

1. Department of Law

5. Management and Business Administration

1. Department of Business Administration

2. Department of Business & ICT (under consideration)

6. Medical Sciences

1. M.A.G. Osmani Medical College, Sylhet

2. Jalalabad Ragib-Rabeya Medical College

3. North East Medical College North

4. Sylhet Women's Medical College

5. Durre Samad Rahman Women's Red Crescent Medical College

7. Physical Sciences

1. Department of Pharmacy (under consideration)

2. Department of Chemistry

3. Department of Geography and Environment

4. Department of Mathematics

5. Department of Physics

6. Department of Statistics

8. Social Sciences

1. Department of Anthropology

2. Department of Bengali

3. Department of Economics

4. Department of English

5. Department of Political Studies

6. Department of Public Administration

7. Department of Social Work

8. Department of Sociology

Name of Halls:

1. Shah Paran Hall

2. 2nd Students Hall

3. Syed Mujtaba Ali Hall

4. 1st Ladies Hall

5. Begum Sirajunnesa Chowdhury Hall



SUST enrolls undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students. Students who want to get admission into SUST need to pass the admission test which is highly competitive. SUST is considered to be one of the toughest inBangladesh. Admission tests are arranged by the specific schools under the authority of admission council.

The university students invented and introduced the paperless 24/7 SMS Based Automated Registration of Admission Test procedure for the first time inBangladesh. Interested students can complete the registration process through mobile phone messages.

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