University of Science & Technology Chittagong (USTC) was established in the year 1989 with the sponsorship of a private charity. USTC is a private university which was started as Institute of Applied Health Sciences (IAHS). After a few years, the university was upgraded to a full phased university after the promulgation of the Private University Act, 1992.
Initially, USTC had only two professors and nine lecturers whereas now the number of full-time teachers is 355 and almost 4,200 students. Out of the total strength around 1200 students are from other countries like India, Nepal, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Jordan, Palestine, and the United States, among others. The university not only provides academic courses to the students but also encourages the students to take active participation in extracurricular activities such as sports and games, debates, seminars and cultural activities.
The University of Science and Technology, Chittagong has 7 faculties:
- Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology (FSET)
- Faculty of Medicine
- Faculty of Basic Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences
- Faculty of Business Administration
- Faculty of Social Science and Humanities
- Faculty of English
- Faculty of Biochemistry & Biotechnology
Students here get the experience of their lifetime. A chance to interact with students coming from all corners of the world makes them get to know about various cultures and languages. Studying in a foreign land makes them responsible and independent individuals of tomorrow and a focused approach to clinical practice helps them to become successful doctors of the coming times.