Two more new private universities- Khan Bahadur Ahsanullah in Khulna and Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology in Rajshahi- have been approved by the government recently.
In principle, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has approved the universities taking the number of private universities to 99 in the country.
Secondary and Higher Education Division on Wednesday made an order regarding establishing the universities, tagging twenty-three conditions for the two new universities.
Secondary and Higher Education Division’s Additional Secretary Md Mohiuddin Khan has confirmed the approval to journalists today.
Dhaka Ahsania Mission President Kazi Rafiqul Alam is the founder of the two newly approved private universities, he added.
A total of 33 private universities in the country have failed to meet the criteria of establishing permanent campuses with allegations of substandard education in their universities.