142 PHD faculty
The institute offers scholarships to the meritorious students belonging to the reserved categories and from economically weak families as per the rules and regulations laid by the govt.
Fazlur Rahman Khan (3 April 1929 - 27 March 1982) was a Bangladeshi-American structural engineer and architect who initiated important structural systems for skyscrapers.Considered the "father of tubular designs for high-rises,Khan was also a pioneer in computer-aided design (CAD). He is the designer of the Willis Tower, the second-tallest building in the United States (and tallest in the world for many years) and the 100-story John Hancock Center.
He was a Bengali poet. Binoy received the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award in 2005.During the 1960s he had joined the Hungry generation movement for a short time but departed because of differences with its leader Shakti Chattopadhyay. However, he had published several poems in the Hungryalist bulletins and one of them viz., 'Ekti Ujwal Maach' became quite famous and popular among academicians. After his disagreement with Shakti Chattopadhyay and Sandipan Chattopadhyay, he had himself written a Hungryalist broadside against them. He was supportive of Malay Roy Choudhury during his 35 month long trial.