Military Institute of Science and Technology (MIST), the pioneer Technical Institutes of Armed Forces, started its journey from 19 April 1998. It was the visionary leadership of the Honourable Prime Minister of People’s Republic of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina to establish a Technical Institute of Armed Forces.
Accordingly, the Honourable Prime Minister, People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina unveiled the Foundation Plaque on 19 April 1998. MIST is located at Mirpur Cantonment, which is on the northwest of Dhaka City. Mirpur Cantonment is well known to be as an Education Village of Bangladesh Armed Forces, a hub of knowledge for military and civil professionals. First Academic Program at MIST was launched on 31 January 1999 with the maiden batch of Civil Engineering (CE).
The pioneer batch comprised of only military students. Computer Science & Engineering (CSE) Program got underway from academic session 2000-2001. Following those Programs, Electrical, Electronic & Communication Engineering (EECE) and Mechanical Engineering (ME) Programs including induction of Civil Students (both male and female) to various disciplines started from the session 2002-2003. Aeronautical Engineering (AE) program started at MIST from Academic Session 2008-2009.
The department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (NAME) began its journey from academic session 2012-2013 with 30 students. Foreign students from Sri Lanka were admitted for the first time in the same Academic Session. Presently students from Maldives, Palestine and Afghanistan are also studying different Engineering Programs in five Engineering Departments. MIST enters into the domain of “Online Admission System” since 06 Sep 2010. It was inaugurated by Major General Tarique Ahmed Siddique, rcds, psc (Retd), Defence Adviser to the Honourable Prime Minister. MIST envisages creating facilities for military as well as civil students from home and abroad dedicated to pursue standard curriculum leading to Graduation Degree. As an Institution without any gender biasness, MIST is already on steady stride upholding its motto “Technology for Advancement”. MIST remains committed to contributing to the wider spectrum of National Educational Arena and play a significant role in the development of Human Resources and ardently pursuing its goal to grow into a “Centre of Excellence”.
MIST has well equipped class rooms with multimedia and web camera with internet facilities and Laboratories with modern equipment. The medium of instruction for all engineering programs is English. All academic programs of MIST 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 each of the B.Sc. Engineering Program of CE, CSE, EECE, ME, AE, and NAME at undergraduate level is 65 (except in NAME dept, where it is 30).
Academic Session of MIST normally starts in the last week of January. Admission process starts in September/October and Admission Test held in November every year. Admission formalities are completed by December/January. The total number of intake in a year is 355. In general a maximum of 50% seats are allocated to Armed Forces Officers. MIST has other miscellaneous facilities such as Medical Centre, Fitness Centre, Cyber Café, Broadband Internet facilities, Library and Students’ Accommodation (Male & Female). Out of six programs, so far four departments of MIST 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.