Bahir Dar University

Posted on Wednesday, June 22, 2011
This was posted in Universities in Ethiopia

BaHIR DAR University – one of the largest universities in Federal Democratic Republic Ethiopia, which has more than 45,000 students and over 53 undergraduate and 30 graduate programmes.

Bahir Dar University (BDU) was inaugurated in May 2000 (1992 E.C.) when the former Bahir Dar Teachers College and Bahir Dar Polytechnic Institute joined together to become the Education and Engineering Faculties, respectively, of the new University.

Bahir Dar University strives to become a reputable center of excellence and a premier research university in Africa recognized for its quality education and for its outstanding research and outreach activities in an academic community that people are proud to be a member of.

“significantly contribute to the social, cultural, economic, political, scientific and technological  development of the nation  through the provision of high quality education; * produce knowledgeable, skilled, practical, intellectually inquisitive, democratic and problem solving graduates.

Bahir Dar university Libraries was established in 1993, as one of the academic unit of the University, with an objective to serve and promote the teaching-learning process, and support the research and community service functions of the University. It consists of a central administration unit, six branch and two sub-branch libraries attached to different Colleges /Faculties/ Institutes of the University.

Courses Offered
Undergraduate Programs

  • Animal Science
  • Watershed
  • Fishery & Wetland Mgt.
  • Disaster Risk Mgt.
  • Animal Genetics & Breeding
  • Natural Res. Mgt.
  • Agronomy
  • Plant Science
  • Fishery and Wetland Mgt
  • Rural Development
  • Disaster Risk Management
  • Water Res. Mgt.
  • Animal Production
  • Fishery’s Wetland and Wild Life Mgt.
  • Land Resource Management
  • Plant Breeding
  • Integrated Watershed Mgt. & Hydrology
  • Medicine
  • Public Health
  • Nursing
  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Marketing Mgt
  • Logistics & Supplies Chain Management
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Industrial Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Physical Education
  • Statistics
  • Civics
  • History
  • Land Administration

Graduate Programs

  • MA/MSc
  • PhD
  • MBA


  • Faculty of Edu. & Behavioral. Science
  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Faculty of Social Science


  • College of Agri. and Env. Science
  • College of Business and Economics
  • College of Medical and Health Sciences
  • College of Science


  • School of Law


  • Institute of Technology
  • Institute of Textile

Contact Details
Bahir Dar University
PO Box 79
Bahir Dar
Tel: +251 (58) 220 0137
Fax: +251 (58) 220 2025
Official Website:

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