Education is the backbone of a nation. No nation can get real development without education. There are two types of education, formal and informal. The education which is provided in school, college or universities is formal education. And higher education is such kind of education which is offered usually in the universities.
The education which is offered usually in the universities is called higher education. It is also known as tertiary education. There are two categories of educational institutions in Bangladesh who offer higher education; the public and private universities and colleges affiliated with the National University (NU). At present, there are 37 public universities while there were only 4 public universities in 1971.