Institute Stories


CUET: Institute of Energy Technology

Prof. Dr. Md. Tazul Islam, Director, Institute of Energy Technolog,

According to the provisions laid down in Art-24 of the Chittagong University of Engineering & Technology Act-2003 (Act no. 31 of 2003), the Center for Energy Technology is hereby converted into the Institute of Energy Technology (IET) is an Institute of CUET.

Objectives: The aims and objectives of the Institute of Energy Technology are
w To include advanced studies and research work mostly on the interacting Energy and Environmental system;

w To carry out the research on energy and environmental and ecological perspectives in order to develop hygienic and balanced environmental systems in the country, and to preserve bio-diversity;

w To apply energy and environmental science and engineering for a balanced sustainable development reserving Bangladesh

w To carry out research on environmental hazards including pollution;

w To make intensive studies on both natural and modified/artificial ecosystems for identifying interactions and monitor them to the people through Journals and other media;

w To undertake energy and environmental research projects in co-operation with public or private organizations at home and abroad;

w To promote and provide facilities for advanced studies and research work on energy engineering and/or environmental engineering and/or energy and environmental engineering and environmental science for M. Sc., M. Phil., and Ph. D., degree, training, diploma and post-doctoral researches.


CUET: Institute of Information and Communication Technology

Prof. Dr. Kaushik Deb, Director, Institute of Information and Communication Technology

Institute of Information and Communication Technology with vision that ICT will change the education, economics, planning strategies trends and even recreation horizons, and no efforts can be initiated in ignorance of ICT.

The institute is producing manpower in Information Technology, Telecommunication, and Software Engineering with learning outcomes necessary to design hardware and software systems, apply the technologies effectively for diverse environment, adopt analytical and logical approach and foster independent judgment and ability to work cooperatively. The highly qualified faculty of IICT is always in continuous quest to keep the pace with rapid development in IT and the world market demand by introducing new schemes of studies. The modern infrastructure of excellent learning including state-of-art computers, electronic, and communication laboratories connected to information cyberspace via PERN link, and multimedia facilities extend the institute as a beacon for information technology education. I expect that the young talent will avail opportunity of threefold advantages: high academic quality, excellent facilities and market demand learning skills, and earn laurels for themselves, and wisdom for Institute of Information and Communication Technology CUET in general.


CUET: Institute of Earthquake Engineering Research

Professor Dr. Md. Abdur Rahman Bhuiyan, Director, (IEER)

The Institute of Earthquake Engineering Research (IEER) is formed as a research institute at Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology in 2012. However, the journey of the institute had started since 2002 through establishing a center entitled “Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (EERC)” . with the objective of providing necessary forum for Architects, Planners, Scientists, and Engineers to exchange ideas, views in the problems of earthquake engineering and engineering seismology at home and abroad. The institute is established first time in the country completely focusing on earthquake engineering and engineering seismology related research in Bangladesh. The main vision of the institute is to promote and provide facilities for advanced studies and research, training and diploma for professionals, post graduate research and advanced development for the researchers and awareness activities for the people in the field of earthquake and disaster engineering and to help in formulating the codes of practices for earthquake resistant design and construction of new building structures and seismic strengthening of existing building and engineering structures. The Institute has launched the postgraduate diploma program studies on Earthquake Engineering from the year of 2014. At the moment several research projects are running under this Institute.


CUET: Bureau of Research, Testing and Consultation

Prof. Dr. Swapan Kumar Palit, Director, E-mail:

As a center of excellence, CUET is not only continuing as the focal point for the development and dissemination of engineering and technological know-how within the country, but also it is involved to solve complicated practical problems of national importance faced by the planners, engineers and technologists of the country. The university being the home of highly trained man power, expert services are given through this bureau. The Bureau of Research, Testing and Consultation (BRTC) undertakes research, testing and consultation works in the field of engineering, architecture and planning as entrusted to them by private parties and by government and autonomous bodies in order to achieve following objectives:
w To stimulate the engineering and/or any activities related to the ongoing engineering education and research in this University.
w To provide the technical services to the departments of the Government in the field of engineering or similar research-oriented engineering departments.
w To create a basic foundation for the award of graduate and postgraduate degrees through proper utilization of the laboratory equipment and educational research materials.
w To develop close relationship/ interaction between this University and industry within the country.
w To carry out a broad spectrum of research program on matters related to the development of the country.
w To create an environment for improving the teaching and research capabilities of staff members of this University.


CUET: Center for River, Harbor and Landslide Research

 Dr. Aysha Akter,  Chairman, Center for River, Harbor & Landslide Research

Center for River, Harbor & Landslide Research (CRHLSR) has been established in year 2015 has been established with aim to promote and provide facilities for advanced studies of Landslide andRiver, Coastal Engineering. This center aimed to advancement of research facilities through numerical modeling of national and international river basin (with Bangladesh) management, nationwide flood mitigation and improved navigation, river and harbor restoration in Bangladesh, river training using both conventional and indigenous methods, landslide risk mitigation and improved awareness using forecasting and warning system.The center planned to provide advanced training course which can develop skill and water resource professional. Research and consultancy projects expected to carry out funding with renowned national and international funding agencies.

This center expected to solve numerous problem related with Coastal and River engineering. Main objectives of the continual program is to aware people about national disasters like flood, landslide, river erosion, sediment problems of river, navigation problem and their subsequent measures .In addition to these it also concern about economical water supply system and technologies. Effective training courses of the center with innovative technologies develop managerial and technical skills among the professional.

The aim of center to achieve international standard research facilities in regional perspective .Regional issues are the key concerns of this research center.


CUET: Center for Environmental Science & Engineering Research

Prof. Dr. Asiful Hoque, Chairman, CESER

The Center for Environmental Science and Engineering Research (CESER) has been established to provide world class research facilities to achieve “Centre of Excellence”. The Center is expected to create state-of-the-art research facilities, covering all aspect of environmental science and engineering topics in the context to global environmental challenges.The center is also committed to develop curriculum, code, standard, guideline and regulations for a safer and cleaner environment. The center will also be involved in the public awareness building program in relation to environmental issues subjected to national and international interest. In this regard the followings shall be the objectives of the Center:
a) To promote and provide facilities for
i. Post graduate diploma and certificate programs for the professionals;
ii. Advanced studies and research facilities for students ,teachers and professionals;
iii. Developing local environmental manpower and expertise in order to enhance the economic growth of the country without damaging the quality of the environment;
iv. Mainstreaming environmental dimension within the processes of planning, design, implementation, operation and maintenance of development projects;
v. Developing capacity for environmental research in order to support environmentally sound development programs in the country;
vi. Training and education to technologists, managers, decision makers, academicians and other concerned officials in sound management approaches, parallel to technological and least cost solutions to the environmental problems;
vii. Providing specific project oriented training to professionals of industries and other development agencies within the energy sector;
viii. Offering consultation services to development agencies and partners in matters of environmental relevance;
ix. Conducting research in areas of global and national environmental problems; and
x. Developing an environmental management information system (EMIS) within the center to facilitate collection and dissemination of information and training materials to institutions that train environmental professionals.
b) To provide necessary forum for professional engineers and policy & decision makers to exchange ideas in the field of environmental science and engineering both at home and abroad.
c) To help in formulating the codes of practices for cleaner and greener environment.


CUET: Center for Industrial Problems Research

Prof. Dr. Bodius Salam, Director, Centre for Industrial Problems Research

The Center for Industrial Problems Research of CUET is one of the three research centers is established on January 2016 aiming to create a center of excellence with state of the art research facilities and study on the issues related to Industrial Problems and Safety. The objectives of the center will be to promote and provide facilities for postgraduate diploma, seminar, symposium, training and short courses for the professionals on the topics related to industrial problems and safety; advance research and development for the researchers and professionals. The center will provide help to Departments/ Institutes/Centers of CUET making liaison with industries/institutes to do research aiming to solve industrial problems for efficiency improvement, optimization and safety issue; to bring research fund for Departments/ Institutes/ Centers of CUET for doing research in undergraduate/postgraduate level; to provide necessary forum for scientists, Engineers, planners and architects to exchange ideas on the current issues both in home and abroad; to help in formulating the codes of practice/policy for optimized industrial operations / processers for efficient operations and mitigating industrial operation risks.

In its organogram the center has one Professor, one research associate Professor, two research assistant professor and two research lecturers. It has also eight other staffs like technical Officer, assistant programmer, junior instrument Engineer, assistant technical officer, technician, data professor, lab attendant and office attendant. The Center for Industrial Problems Research (CIPR) will be established as research center for excellence committed to carrying out research in the field of Industrial Problems and safety to the highest level This Center will do research with Departments/Institutes/centers of CUET.