There is no doubt that the University of Dhaka is one of the most prestigious institutions in Bangladesh. Ranging from stellar academics to prominent alumni to brilliant faculty, this university boasts very highly of excellence in every field. Be it the sciences, or the businesses or the arts, DU has been producing exemplary students regardless of whichever field it is.
Being consistently considered one of the best universities in Bangladesh, the academics of DU speak for themselves- which is exactly why this post will deal with every non nerdy reason as to why DU will be the best thing that happens to you after school.
Take a stroll throughout Dhaka University, and you are taking a stroll throughout history!
1. Curzon Hall
Those of us who have dreamt of going to Hogwarts, Curzon Hall is the best architectural answer to that dream we’ll find in Bangladesh. It also happens to be the center of most things science in DU. Built in 1904, Curzon Hall is a UNESCO heritage site and is also where many significant scientific innovations of Bangladesh have been spearheaded since 1921.
2. Eternally broke but forever hungry- Is this your current state?
Because this is pretty much summer heaven in DU
..And this plate of absolute yum is just 40 taka!
.. Also, this plate of deliciousness from Mohsin hall is a staple at DU *burp*
Foodgasmic enough for you?
Does this look like a place you could be playing football in for the next four years? And to all you current students, remember those innumerable moments of glory you shared with your teammates in this very field? *nostalgia*
4. To all of you who think Michael Phelps is gorgeo-I mean-a great swimmer!
Want to learn how to swim? We also happen to be a pretty cool university with a sexy swimming pool of our own.
5. You are going to lose count of our libraries
If you’re not really the sports kind and you maybe like books more than you like people, then that is how big our central library is. (Most of it is not even in the picture) *not bragging*
And just to make it a bit cooler, the e-library of the Faculty of Business Studies of DU looks like somebody picked it straight out of Google headquarters.
Also, apart from all the above, each department has a library of its own, because “One library is enough.”- said no one ever.
6. You live and breathe art and other deep stuff
If you’re the deep and artsy kind, then prepare yourself for thought-provoking sculptures like the above at almost every turn in Charukola.
7. You are a jonmogoto addabaj
Ah the long addas in TSC drinking the ek takar cha!
8. You love all things traditional
This multiplied by 5 is how colorful Pahela Baishakh in DU is.
9. Because DU has been at the forefront of every historical movement of Bangladesh
Name any significant person in the history of Bangladesh and that person was most likely a part of DU at some point in his life. If you’re a student of DU, it means you’re walking the same corridors in Curzon Hall as Humayun Ahmed. If you are a student having a debate over changing the course of history of Bangladesh, you’re probably having it in the same Modhur Canteen as did countless rebellious students in ’52 and ’71.
Let us also take a moment and stare in awe at the beauty that is the ceiling of Modhur Canteen
10. And lastly, you like it when relatives look at you with endless admiration for your achievements. Who doesn’t?
The instant khatir from all chacha-chachis, mama-mamis (the list goes on) when they hear that you are studying in DU, and they ask you to advice your cousins on how to study for DU and get in too. WIN!
Let’s face it, despite the half-truths regarding session jams and political activities, DU has been part of the legends for generations. Brilliant teachers, influential alumni, rich history and a stunning campus (again, not bragging)- we have it all.
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