The institute was founded in 1964 as Rajshahi Engineering College with three faculties and limited number of students. The name of the institute was turn to Bangladesh Institute of Technology (BIT), Rajshahi in 1986 to enhance the technical education and finally it is upgraded as Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology (RUET) in 2003 to enhance the technical education and research. The university is dedicated for excellence in technical education and research in line with its vision. The university is progressing steadily to be a comprehensive university providing various assortments of under-graduate and post-graduate program. The institute first intake students was 122 in 1964 and extended to 3000 plus now including under-graduate and post-graduate program. Students are pursuing their higher study and research in the field of engineering and technology with well equipped modern and updated laboratory facilities. The university community has close interaction and free exchange of knowledge, ideas among the faculty members, students, staffs, nationalities and background inside the beautiful green campus. RUET is dedicated to ensure build quality graduates in line with the national and global needs for the development. We are proud in providing quality graduates through equipping them with updated and broad range of technical knowledge, competency, soft-skills and industry relevant skills. We are also proud that, many graduates of this institute are holding their positions in a research activities and faculty members of world top ranked universities. The aim of RUET is to take care the graduates who will be sufficiently able to contribute to the society, industry, national and international competent professionals with reliability and honestly. RUET is important to meet the challenge of globalization, emerging innovation and knowledge based economy. The graduates of RUET are encouraged to give constant effort on learning to sustain their adaptability and employability. RUET has also future plan to extend its academic and research capabilities through new department and several research institutes.
Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology (RUET) is situated in the northern part of Bangladesh name Rajshahi is one of the largest divisional headquarter of the country. The campus is located about 250 km north-west of Dhaka city and in urban area of Rajshahi adjoining with Dhaka-Rajshahi highway nearby of Rajshahi University. Dhaka to Rajshahi can be reached in about 5 hours by car, 6 hours by public bus, 6.5 hours by inter-city train and half an hours by airlines. The university is about 10 minutes drive (4 km) from the railway station and bus terminal and 20 minutes drive (8 km) from the Shah Makhdum Airport Rajshahi. Auto rickshaw, CNG and public bus is available 24 hours to reach the university from all the terminals.
The distinguishable seasons in Bangladesh are summer and winter. In summer season (May-October) temperature of RUET is hot and typically 25-40 0C and sometimes humid. In winter season (November-April) temperature is moderate typically 8-20 0C.
Students, teachers and staffs are accommodates inside the campus of green environment. Accommodations of visitors are arranged in the university guest house inside the campus upon permission of Vice-Chancellor.
All the student dormitories, guest house and teachers/staffs quarters have cooking facilities inside the campus. The food corners are available in RUET cafeteria and canteen inside the campus. Apart from these, food corners are in the adjacent of RUET boundaries namely, Kazla, Talaimari traffic, Talaimari Bazar etc.
Groceries are available inside the campus in the canteen area for daily necessities. One can walk 5 minutes from RUET gate for medicine, tailoring, photocopying, offset printing etc. One can go New Market, Shaheb Bazar 5 km away from RUET to buy wide variety of necessities.
RUET has medical centre inside the campus to provide indoor medical facilities for common health problems. Complicated health problems immediately referred to Rajshahi Medical College providing ambulance service of RUET 6 km away from the campus.