Tuesday, December 20, 2016

History of Victoria University of Bangladesh

The foundation of Victoria University of Bangladesh is laid on Global Institute of Business and Technology (GIBT), Dhaka - the only approved educational partner center of Victoria University of Wellington (VUW) in South Asia - which started functioning in 1999. In March 2001 it signed a partnership agreement with Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. The partnership agreement was designed to jointly provide degree programs for students with facilities for studies both at GIBT and VUW leading to VUW degrees.

The program thus offered an unique opportunity of securing a highly prestigious degree of VUW. GIBT merged with Victoria University of Bangladesh when the latter was accorded permission on 31 May 2003 by the Government of Bangladesh to function as a full-fledged university under the Private University Act. The university was established with sole sponsorship of Mr. K.B.M. Moin Uddin Chisty, a philanthropist.