Mymensingh, People’s Republic of Bangladesh
- Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU) was established on August 18, 1961, with 30 teachers, 444 students, and 23 teaching departments grouped under two faculties. The Faculty of Veterinary Science was one of the two original faculties (the other was the Faculty of Agriculture).
- Currently, BAU has 44 teaching departments under six faculties. In 2009, enrollment had grown to 4,296 students, with 522 teachers.
- The Faculty of Veterinary Science has eight departments and offers three degree programs: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), Master of Science (MS), and doctorate (PhD). The DVM program lasts 10 semesters and is at the undergraduate level.
- BAU is located 120 kilometers (about 75 miles) north of Dhaka, Bangladesh’s capital city. The campus covers 485 hectares (about 1,200 acres).
- Mymensingh is on the Brahmaputra, one of Asia’s major rivers. While most rivers on the Indian subcontinent have female names, Brahmaputra has a rare male name meaning “son of Brahma” in Sanskrit (“putra” means “son”). Mymensingh is known for its educational institutions, including BAU.