Military Institute of Science and Technology (MIST) is the pioneer Technical Institute of Bangladesh Armed Forces under Bangladesh University of Professionals. It is purely a government educational institution focusing only engineering education and research in Bangladesh. Head of the institution is Commandant who is a Major General from Bangladesh Army. MIST started its journey since 19 April 1998. It was the visionary dream of the Honorable Prime Minister of People’s Republic of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina to establish this Institute. MIST is located in the northwest part of Dhaka City at Mirpur Cantonment. Mirpur Cantonment is well known as the “Education Village” of Bangladesh Armed Forces. First Academic Program of MIST was launched on 31 January 1999 with the maiden batch of Civil Engineering (CE). Various engineering disciplines and their year of operation are shown below:
|Serial||Department||Year of Commencement|
|1||Civil Engineering (CE)||1999|
|2||Computer Science and Engineering (CSE)||2001|
|3||Electrical, Electronic and Communication Engineering (EECE)||2003|
|4||Mechanical Engineering (ME)||2003|
|5||Aeronautical Engineering (AE)||2009|
|6||Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (NAME)||2013|
|7||Nuclear Science and Engineering (NSE)||2015|
|8||Biomedical Engineering (BME)||2015|
|10||Civil, Environment, Water and Coastal Engineering (CEWCE)||2015|
|11||Petroleum and Mining Engineering (PME)||2016|
|12||Industrial and Production Engineering (IPE)||2016|
MIST also offers Ph.D / M.Sc / M Engg under CE, CSE, EECE, ME, AE, NSE, BME Departments and Ph.D / M. Phil under Science and Humanities departments. As an institution, MIST is already on steady stride upholding its motto “Technology For Advancement” and remains committed in contributing to the wider spectrum of national educational arena. It plays a significant role in the development of human resources and gradually pursuing its goal to grow into a “Center of Excellence”.
Foreign students were admitted first time in session 2008-2009. Since then total seven students from various countries have graduated from MIST. MIST envisages creating facilities for military as well as civil students from home and abroad dedicated to pursue standard curriculum leading to graduation and post-graduation degrees. Total 3393 students have graduated last year from this institute. The graduates are proving their worth in higher studies and professional assignments both in home and abroad with dignity and efficiency. At present, MIST has total 2955 students out of which 81% is civil students and rest 19% are military.