University of Global Village (UGV), the first private university in southern part of Bangladesh (Barisal division), was established by the University of Global Village Trust and founded by Infra Polytechnic Institute, Barisal. The government of Bangladesh and the University Grants Commission (UGC) approved the establishment of UGV in 2016 under Private University Act (PUA)-2010. The honorable President of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh is the Chancellor of UGV.
Dr. Imran Chowdhury is the current Chairman of the Board of Trustees (BOT), University of Global Village (UGV), Barishal. The BOT is the highest policy making body of UGV, provides the overall policy guidelines and approves annual budget of the University. The Syndicate, headed by the Vice-Chancellor, is the highest executive body that runs the administration of the University according to the policy guidelines provided by PUA-2010.
Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Jahangir Alam Khan, as the chief executive and academic officer runs the university with the cooperation of the statutory bodies operate under the provision of the Statutes prepared within the framework of PUA-2010. The Registrar maintains the university records including admissions and keeps liaison with Ministry of Education, UGC and other relevant authorities. The Controller of Examinations is the principal officer-in-charge who conducts examinations and tests of the university and is responsible for declaration of results.
UGV has the authority, under its Charter, to impart instruction and confer undergraduate and graduate degrees in all branches of arts, business and sciences, including engineering, agriculture, and law. Currently, UGV offers Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in 7 subjects (5 Bachelor’s degrees and 2 Master’s degrees). Additional programs are under preparation.