Public Universities

Bangladesh has 35 public universities instructing the bulk of higher studies students. They that are funded by the government and managed as self-governed government institutions.

Criticism and controversy
There has been much criticism and controversial issues around public universities in Bangladesh. Public universities had become places of political unrest and agitation. 12 of the public universities were reported to employ 1,994 unauthorized faculty and staff, resulting an annual overspend of 159,467,000 Bangladeshi taka borne by the government. All were warned by the UGC and apparently failed to respond to the warning. Student unrest has resulted in session jams and delays in holding examinations. During the presidency of Hossain Mohammad Ershad (1982-90) seven to eight years were being required to complete four-year courses.