About LU

About Leading University

The establishment of Leading University in Sylhet, a holy place of the country, was, indeed, a noble idea of a distinguished personality Danobir Dr. Syed Ragib Ali, who is well-known for his philanthropic contributions to educational institutions all over the country. He established many educational institutions at different levels and of different kinds including a medical college-Jalalabad Ragib-Rabeya Medical College and Hospital in Sylhet. He placed a proposal for establishing Leading University to the Ministry of Education on the 24th of August 1996 and the Ministry issued permission on the 28th of August 2001. Leading University was inaugurated on the 4th of March 2002 and it commenced its first trimester on that day. The University at first had an enrolment with 106 students at undergraduate programs that marked a milestone for the University and imbedded a source of inspiration into the persons who were interested in education.

Currently, the number of enrolled students of this University is more than 5,000 which is larger than other private Universities in this region. Leading University is playing a leading role in providing rationalized and quality education with the support of more than 150 distinguished faculty members from home and aboard. Leading University has its own lush green beautiful campus situated on the landscape of more than 5 acres of area at Ragibnagar, Kamalbazar at the outskirt of Sylhet City. At present, students of all faculties are availing of this ample opportunity while experiencing two spacious academic buildings of 88,000 square feet and 34,000 square feet along with all the best support services that opened the doors of a new horizon for providing an excellent academic atmosphere.


The vision of Leading University is to produce professionally competent and accomplished graduates who will be able to encounter any challenges at home and abroad, to fulfill the national and international requirements of job markets and to contribute significantly to the human development.


The mission of Leading University, Sylhet (LU) is to

i) provide internationally comparable higher education at a reasonable cost in a range of subjects that are particularly relevant to current and future societal needs in trade, industry, humanities, science and technology;

ii) offer opportunities and expertise to the students so that they can achieve their high academic and career oriented goals;

iii) promote and inculcate ethical standards, values ,norms and high ideals;

iv) gain confidence of all stakeholders through Key Performance Indicators(KPI).

Academic Programs

Undergraduate Programs:
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Bachelor of Architecture
Bachelor of Civil Engineering
Bachelor of Arts in English
Bachelor of Business Administration
Bachelor of Law
Bachelor of Islamic Studies
Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism Management


Graduate Programs:

Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Master of Business Administration Executive Program (EMBA)
MA in English (Preliminary and Final)
Masters of Public Health (MPH)
MA in Islamic Studies

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