Professor Dr. Shahida Rafique
Chairman & Founder

Former Dean, Faculty of Engineering, DU

Emeritus Professor Dr. Shahida Rafique is the founder and the current Chairman of Institute of Science and Technology.

Previously, she was the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Dhaka. She completed her Ph.D in 1979 from the University of London, and Post Doc in 1985 from the Kyoto University of Japan. She founded IST in the presence of Nobel Laureate Professor Dr. Abdus Salam.

Research areas she is working on are Communication Engineering, High-Speed LAN/WAN, Image Processing, Artificial Intelligence, Neural Network, Solar Materials & Renewable Energy Technology, etc.

Message from Chairman

The institute of Science and Technology is committed to provide responsive Engineering, Technological and Business oriented education and training to achieve value-oriented, globally competitive and God-loving manpower for the upliftment of the people for the Fourth Industrial revolution (4IR).

To achieve this IST is unwavering commitment to provide quality education of global standards to the students who are about to step into the professional realm full of challenges and opportunities. While giving them space to spread their wings, IST demands  that we need to set up an education system that fosters the highest degree of values and encourages students to aspire for greater goals.  Introducing innovation and dexterity that matters, IST delivers holistic education to pave the way for integrated personality by striking equilibrium between the modern outlook and traditional values.

IST makes learning as an amicable and enjoyable experience by implementing an integrated approach with the right blend of academic extracurricular and sports activities. What we aim at IST is to build the all-round personality of each student that goes beyond just academics.

We strive to build their physical, intellectual, emotional, psychological and spiritual strengths so that they are better equipped to deal with real-world challenges. We develop massive confidence in our pool of highly dedicated and motivated staff and faculty members who unfailingly offer our student the guidance, knowledge and emotional support they need to sail through the thickest of waters.

The expertise of our staff is backed by our avant-garde facilities and infrastructure. IST has the most up-to-date tools installed in its computer labs, Electronic labs civil engineering labs, BBA labs etc. The lecture rooms are spacious and air-conditioned, making sure that the students don’t feel crammed up. Our library has rich stock of books and comprises of a diversified range and journals enveloped by a serene ambience & appropriate environment for multifaceted growth and cultural awareness.

I am assured and confident that with the sincere efforts of our advisory board our dedicated faculty and with the cooperation of the parents, IST will continue to flourish and thread a spotless path to excellence and eminence of education and quality of life.


Professor Dr. Shahida Rafique
Chairman Governing body

Institute of Science and Technology