The University started its activities with 3 Faculties, 12 Departments, 60 teachers, 877 students and 3 dormitories (Halls of Residence) for the students. At present the University consists of 13 Faculties, 75 Departments, 10 Institutes, 17 dormitories, 3 hostels and more than 38 Research Centers. The number of students and teachers has risen to about 33,112 and 1,805 respectively. Presently the University enrolls more than 5,800 students, on merit basis, in the first year Honours Program in different Departments of the Faculties and the Institutes. Besides conducting teaching courses in the 4- year Bachelor and 1-year Masters Programmes, the University also trains up a large number of researchers in different disciplines. More than 900 Ph.D. and 700 M.Phil. Researchers have obtained their degrees from this University. The University of Dhaka is dedicated to the advancement of learning and is committed to promote research in all fields of knowledge. New research projects are undertaken every year. Six half-yearly English journals are published by six faculties regularly. Research journals are published by individual departments, institutes, and centers. The University research enterprise is devoted to the search for knowledge and truth that upholds the University's commitment to education. This combination of activities strengthens the University mission of service resulting in the continued improvement of quality of life for the citizens of Bangladesh and the rest of the world. The University of Dhaka entered into International Collaboration Programmes with 70 renowned Universities and Institutes of different countries of the world.
Including one education research Institute (IER) The Dhaka University have IT institute, computer science and engineering dept. and Linguistics dept. which are related to research and teaching. Related Project experience below-
1. Title of Project:- Capacity Building for teaching and Research in DU: 02 years, Funding Agency: University Grant Commission(UGC) Bangladesh. 2. Title of project: Developing ICT supported classroom in Dhaka University: 01 years, Funding Agency: University Grant Commission (UGC) Bangladesh. 3. Title of Project: ‘E-policy and practice’, Jointly with Aalborg University, Denmark, 02 Years, Funding agency: DU, UGC & AAU.