The Jatiya Sangsad today passed the "Sheikh Hasina University Bill, 2018 in an amended form.
Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid moved the bill in the House this evening with an aim to set up a university for creating an opportunity of enhancing modern knowledge practice and impression on various affairs.
The bill was passed in the House by voice votes with Deputy Speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad M Fazley Rabbi Miah in the chair.
Under the proposed bill, the Education ministry will take an initiative to establish a university at Netrokona district in light with the announcement made by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Piloting the bill, Nahid told the Jatiya Sangsad that establishment of "Sheikh Hasina University, Bangladesh" is very much necessary and rational for transforming the country into developed one with a specific time by creating new entrepreneurs, enhancing employment in the information technology sector at home and abroad through business incubators of the university.
He said that the university will help advance the education, research, training and extension programme at graduate and post-graduate level on different affairs of the higher education.
The proposed university would be opened for all, the minister added.