ONLINE UNIVERSITY OF BANGLADESH (BOU): Excellence by necessity
Established very, very recently in the midst of the global Covid-19 pandemic of 2020, Bangladesh Online University (affectionately abbreviated as BOU) is a latest state-of-the-art international educational institution based in – you l ‘ve guessed – at home!
BOU promises to provide world-class quality education to its students while ensuring that they do not have to step outside the safety of their own humble abodes. It is the very first hybrid and online university in Bangladesh, and possibly the whole world, which means that it has managed to merge the culture and ideologies of public and private universities, that too without a physical campus.
BOU was founded last week by a group of over-enthusiastic students and elite academics, who can’t be bothered enough to wake up for 8am class. Through their insightful thinking and foresight and the cancellation of all academic activities on campus due to the closure, BOU was introduced to the nation’s university scene and quickly succeeded in becoming an integral part of the education system of the country.
BOU is accredited by the famous association Universal World Universities (UWU) and approved by the Department of Education online and based on social media. BOU, in a short time, managed to affiliate with various local and international educational institutes like Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Witchcraft, Academy of Abstract Arts, Starfleet Academy, Institute of South Hatirjheel Technology, Two-Way University and many more.
âTo become the best university in Bangladesh, online and offline, and make its students ideal internet users who will become the leaders of the new normal. “
Although the university administration has admitted that it cannot see beyond the current state of affairs, it sticks to the aforementioned words as vision.
âBOU promises to provide quality education right to your room. Our motto is ‘Excellence out of Necessity’, which refers to the timely establishment of this esteemed institution, and how it was a necessary step that had to be be taken for the sake of our nation’s education. Our mission is simple, yet difficult as it will push our individual patience as well as our Internet bandwidths to the max. However, we will leave no stone unturned in our quest for “excellence. We will produce the most skilled staff the world has ever seen. Our keyboard warrior graduates will destroy every discussion thread and comment section on the Internet. BOU will dominate online education for months to come . “
Message from the Chairman of the Board of Directors
I remember reading online that Newton said “Everyone’s a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its entire life believing it to be stupid”, that is. is why, instead of judging our student’s ability to climb a tree, we are about to judge them by their broadband speed. BOU was created to provide quality education to its students. We are fully capable of meeting the needs of our students through Zoom and are more than ready to provide filters to help them meet the challenges of the new normal.
~ Amar Bari, President, Board of Directors, BOU
A message from the vice-chancellor
I am extremely delighted to have been invited to be a part of this wonderful university. BOU will surely make incredible strides in the field of global online education. We have some of the best educational facilities in the world. Unlike any other core university, our academic program consists of courses that will help students in the “real” world. The degree programs we offer are unique and cannot be found anywhere else. You can’t even MOOC this. No adversity can prevent us from continuing our academic activities. We are ready to take responsibility for your education and to make you leaders and entrepreneurs in the WFH industry.
So come, learn with us, as we take you on the journey of a lifetime. I welcome everyone to BOU.
~ Prof. Dr. Ing. John Cook, MBA, FCA, Vice-Chancellor, BOU
Here are the programs offered by BOU in its different departments, as well as their respective graduation requirements.
Bachelor of Arts in Cooking: Cook the sehri and prepare the iftar for a whole week without burning down your house.
Bachelor of Arts in Household Cleaning (Major offered: dishwasher, bathroom cleaning, etc.): Wash the dishes for an entire month without breaking more than five items. Clean the bathroom tiles so that you can see your face and your future.
Bachelor of Arts in Video Call Management: Complete 10 consecutive video calls without forgetting that you are not wearing a shirt or that your hair is home to a nice family of pigeons.
Bachelor of Science at Netflix: Pick a series and finish it the same day. Note: Anything you choose cannot be shorter than three seasons, and each episode must be at least 40 minutes long.
Bachelor of Science in Sleep Studies: Forget what the sun looks like.
Bachelor of Business Administration (Major offered: online shopping): Buy a legitimate product online and take the necessary precautions when receiving it. Examinations organized as a written exam.
Engineer diploma in maintenance of WiFi routers: Troubleshoot your WiFi router without physically abusing it.
Master of Arts in Cooking: Cook sehri and prepare iftaar for an entire month, including hosting an iftaar party online. For your final thesis, write a report explaining why chikon jilapi is better than mota jilapi.
Master of Arts in Household Cleaning (Major offered: sweeping and wiping floors, science of detergents, etc.): Keep your house as clean as possible. Mothers will act as special monitors during the final exam.
Master of Engineering in WiFi router maintenance: Change the router’s credentials whenever the speed drops, so that the only one who can access it is you. Feel free to change the credentials once you are done with your work.
Master in Films, TV Series and Anime: Watch any movie except Extraction and an entire season of any TV series except Friends daily. For your graduation thesis, watch One Piece Burst and complete it within three days.
BOU is currently conducting research in a wide range of fields. Some of our more interesting ongoing research projects include The Sleeping Millennium Study, Why Internet Rumors Turn Parents More Than The Sight Of Their Own Children, The Psychology Behind Families On WhatsApp Groups, How Long Can last a long distance relationship go during a global pandemic, and so on. Our research on Zoom’s creative backgrounds was shortlisted for an international award.
BOU only hires the best staff for its teaching staff, which is why most of our faculty members are Facebook group admins, Instagram influencers, and BOU graduates. Our teachers are very smart and cooperative, but more importantly, they personify the term âtechno-savvyâ. They will in no way overwhelm you with quizzes and homework. Please feel free to join the live lessons whenever you want, as we don’t care about your attendance.
Admissions FAQs – Local and International Applicants
What are the admission requirements ? Willingness to study and a stable internet connection.
How do I take the admission test? No admission test. Just create an account, pay the fees, and you’re good to go.
Do you offer exemptions and scholarships? No, but we do offer discounts to early applicants.
What are the tuition fees? Reasonable and non-negotiable.
BOU is the creator of the patented Infinite Campus â¢ which exists in Infinite Cyberspace, but also manifests in your home. Our campus is hosted on servers spread across Bangladesh, as well as in many other countries. At BOU, we believe that by eliminating the need for a physical campus and carrying out all kinds of academic activities online, our students will be able to focus more on their studies and less on the unnecessary joys of studying at a university. In addition, it will also save them time and money otherwise wasted on the daily commute to and from campus. Please refer to the cover illustration for a clear picture.
BOU encourages its students to engage in various activities offered by its various clubs and online forums. Some of our most prestigious clubs include the BOU Memers Association (BOUMA), the Quarantine Forum, the BOU Ludo Society (BOULS), the World TikTok Forum of BOU (WTFBOU), etc. Each club is a family in itself; there is no policy. The members are brothers and sisters. Our flagship event is a 72-hour diplomatic conference on Zoom, the BOU Model United Nations (BOUMUN). We believe that by maintaining regular interaction with club members and participating in club general assemblies, students can develop all of the skills needed to stay on track during this time of lockdown.
Why study at BOU?
BOU is committed to providing appropriate and timely education to its students. We will not only prepare you for the career options available in the new normal, but we will also help you excel in these areas. So join us to experience a new form of education from the comfort of your home, something you’ve always wanted to do.
Register for BOU. Admissions pending until further notice.
Faisal wants to be the best, like no one has ever been. Staying at home is its real test, surviving the pandemic is the cause. Write to him at [email protected]