Military Institute of Science and Technology (MIST) started its journey since 19 April 1998. It is the pioneer Technical Institute of Bangladesh Armed Forces. It was the visionary leadership of the Honorable Prime Minister of People’s Republic of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina to establish this Institute.
MIST is located on the northwest part of Dhaka City at Mirpur Cantonment. Mirpur Cantonment is well known to be the ‘Education Village’ of Bangladesh Armed Forces and a hub of knowledge for military / civil students and professionals.
First Academic Program was launched on 31 January 1999 with the maiden batch of Civil Engineering (CE). Computer Science & Engineering (CSE) Program was started from academic session 2000-2001 followed by Electrical, Electronic & Communication Engineering (EECE) and Mechanical Engineering (ME) Programs from 2002-2003. Aeronautical Engineering (AE) and Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (NAME) program were started from 2008-2009 and 2012-2013 respectively. Besides, four new departments started their academic session from 2014-2015 i.e. Nuclear Science & Engineering (NSE), Biomedical Engineering (BME), Architecture (Arch) and Environmental, Water Resources & Coastal Engineering (EWCE).
Foreign students from Sri Lanka, Nepal, Maldives, Palestine, Afghanistan, South Sudan and Gambia are also studying in different Engineering Programs. MIST envisages creating facilities for students both from home and abroad and dedicated to pursue standard curriculum. As an Institution without gender biasness, MIST is steadily upholding its motto “Technology for Advancement” and remains committed to contributing to the wider spectrum of national educational arena, play a significant role in the development of human resources and gradually pursuing its goal to grow into a ‘Centre of Excellence’.
MIST has well equipped class rooms with multimedia, web camera, internet facilities and laboratories with modern equipment. The medium of instruction for all engineering programs is English. All academic programs are affiliated with the Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP) and have close cooperation with Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) and Dhaka University (DU). Intake of students in CE, CSE, EECE, ME, AE, and NAME department at undergraduate level is 65 and varies in other departments within 30-40. Academic Session normally starts in the last week of January. Admission process starts in September/October and Admission Test is held in November every year. Admission formalities are completed by December/January.
MIST has other miscellaneous facilities like Medical Centre, Fitness Centre, Cyber Café, Broadband Internet facilities, Library and Students’ Accommodation (Male & Female). Out of ten programs, so far four departments namely CE, EECE, ME and CSE have achieved accreditation from BAETE (IEB) which is certainly considered to be a pronounced achievement for its academic excellence in national and international arena.