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Prof. Dr. F. A. Sobhani
School of Business and Economics
United International University (UIU), Dhaka


Bangladesh Society for Private University Academics (BSPUA) has been established with the vision to become a center of excellence for professional development of private university academics, to contribute to the enhancement of quality higher education and to participate in national development in line with the priorities of the Government of Bangladesh and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). I am very pleased that Prof. Dr. Sazzad Hossain, Honorable Member, University Grants Commission (UGC), Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh has assumed the responsibility as the Chief Advisor of BSPUA. Nationally reputed academicians, a number of Vice-Chancellors and industry professional leaders have joined as Advisors in the Advisory Board of the Society.

Faculty members of the private universities have been endeavoring to form an association since 2007. A number of online pages and groups are noticed informally among the faculty members to exchange their views and share thoughts and ideas among them. BSPUA is the first ever association of the private university academics in Bangladesh formally started its journey on 24 June 2021. At present faculty members from the leading private universities have joined the Society. As per the bylaws of the Society, an Executive Council (EC) consisting of the faculty members from 21 leading private universities is the decision-making body of BSPUA. There are five categories of memberships at BSPUA. These are: (1) Life Fellow, (ii) Fellow, (iii) General Members, (iv) Associate Member, and (v) NRB-Fellow. Faculty members serving in the private universities at home and abroad are convivially welcome to the society for REWARDS where R stands for Research, E for Empowerment, W for Welfare, A for Academia, R for Recreation, D for Development, and S for Support.

Members of BSPUA shall be able to join the events and programs organized by the Society. The members, compared with non-members, will get priority invitation and access to the programs and events and will enjoy the discounted fees, if there is any, preferential rates, etc. in the Society events. They will also get privileges from the initiatives and offerings under Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) or Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with different financial and non-financial institutions, IT services, R&D centers, hospitality and tourism industry, group insurance schemes, health providers and so on. Life Fellows and Fellows of the Society shall be able to attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM). They are eligible to become Panel Members of the Executive Council of the Society and cast vote for electing the EC Panel. Life Fellows will enjoy the most priority access to all programs and events organized by the Society.

It is expected that faculty members from all private universities will gradually join the BSPUA and contribute to materialize its mission and vision. May Almighty accept our efforts.