When the Ministry of Education initiated a move for the establishment of Private Universities through legislation, Professor Islam met the establishment of a Technical University. The Minister recorded the following observations in the body of the proposal:
The Project is approved of in principle subject to passing of Ordinance / Act for establishment of Private Universities. Please discuss and process for an Act for the establishment of Private Universities.
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Minister of Education, Govt. of the People’s Republic Bangladeh
USTC thus became the first Technical University in the private sector and the first to be established outside the capital having its own campus.