North South University (NSU) topped the list of private universities in Bangladesh according to the Quacquarelli Symondsor or QS world university rankings.
The university ranked 232nd in Asia regional ranking released by United Kingdom-based higher education marketing company on November 2, NSU vice-chancellor Prof Atiqul Islam told reporters at a briefing on NSU campus in the capital on Thursday.
He hoped that the university would enter the top fifty university ranking in Asia in next five years.
In Asian rankings, University of Dhaka has been placed 142nd followed by Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology or BUET.
Islamic University of Technology in Gazipur and Khulna University of Engineering and Technology are also among the prestigious 500 institutes.
The National University of Singapore (NUS) continued topping among the Asian universities.
Peking University China holds the second position while the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU), Singapore third in the rankings of Asian universities.
Prof Atiq informed that the university introduced a centre to conduct research on Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman marking the birth centenary of father of the nation.
“The centre is open for all for conducting research. We are ready to collaborate with any university to develop rich research for academic use. Fund is not a problem. However, NSU faculties also bring many international grants for research from Google, Nasa and other entities. Of which, the partnership with University of Cambridge is mentionable,” he said.
Of the private universities in the country, Brac University, Daffodil International University, Independent University of Bangladesh, East West University, United International University secured position in the list of 500 varsities.