The University of Rajshahi, also known as Rajshahi University or RU is a public university in Rajshahi, a city in north-western Bangladesh. University of Rajshahi was established in 1953, the second university to be established in what was then East Pakistan.The university's 58 departments are organised into ten faculties. Rajshahi University is located in a 753acre campus in Motihar, 3km from the Rajshahi city centre. With 25,000 students and close to 1000 academic staff, it is one of the largest universities in Bangladesh. In addition to hosting programs in engineering, arts, law, sciences, agriculture, social sciences, business studies and medical sciences, the university houses a number of institutes of higher studies.