Information Minister Hasan Mahmud was the chief guest of the event, which he inaugurated by releasing balloons and pigeons
North South University (NSU) has celebrated after ranking first among Bangladesh's top 20 private universities.
The celebration took place at the university on Wednesday and was attended by: current students, alumni, faculty members, and university staff.
Information Minister Hasan Mahmud was the chief guest of the event, which he inaugurated by releasing balloons and pigeons.
The minister congratulated NSU and said: "I am really proud of this university as I used to be one of the adjunct faculty members here."
NSU Chairman of the board of trustees MA Hashem gave all credit for this ranking to NSU students.
"I urge the students to have big dreams for Bangladesh and they must try to execute their dreams for them to come true," he said in his speech.
In May, research co-conducted by Org-Quest Research Limited—with Dhaka Tribune and Bangla Tribune—declared NSU the top private university.
Sattajit Barua, a second year student of the School of Business economics told Dhaka Tribune: “This achievement goes to everybody; faculty, staff, students. We, together, bring the university to number one.”
"As my university has achieved such a position, I am hopeful that it will help me to shine in my professional life,” another second year student added.
The celebration will conclude with a cultural program and singer James is due to perform.