Bangladesh Sweden Polytechnic Institute (BSPI) is one of the famous and well reputed technical educational institute in Bangladesh. It was established at Kaptai under Rangamati Hill Tracts in 1963 by the initiative of Swedish Government as Swedish-Pakistan Institute of Technology. After emergence of Bangladesh, the institute renamed as Bangladesh Sweden Polytechnic Institute. The total campus area is 30.95 acre. BSPI is one of the Government institute under ministry of education through Directorate of technical education while the academic program is controlled by the Bangladesh Technical Education Board (BTEB). It offers 4-years (8 Semester) Diploma-in-Engineering courses. It has qualified teachers, workshops and laboratories with modern equipment. About 2000 students are now studying in different technical fields of this institute.
The Institute offers 4-year Diploma-in-Engineering Courses in the following six technologies:
There are eight semesters in this diploma course is of 4-years duration. Including “Industrial Attachment Training” of one semester (training duration is four months) duration in different industrial organization. Successful completion of the courses including “Industrial Attachment Training” as per BTEB- regulations entitles a student to the award of Diploma-in-Engineering in his technology.
The students shall have to observe the following rules as well as those enforced from time to time and in case of violation of any of the rules the Principal shall have the authority to take disciplinary actions and award any one or more of the punishments, namely, warning, fine, Expulsion for a definite period or for good.
The Institute is located at Kaptai in a serene and calm valley near the dam on the Karnafully river. The picturesque view of the Kaptai Lake, and small industrial sheds on the dales, having greeneries all round, provide a natural fascination for all the beauty loving people along with a congenial academic atmosphere. The place is connected with Chittagong by 35 miles long metaled road and with Rangamati, by a 20 miles long lake journey. At every 15 minutes interval public buses ply from Chittagong to Kaptai daily via Chandraghona.
The Institute buildings includes-
Counting the needs for excellent training facilities to the students in up-to-date working methods, sophisticated shops and laboratories fully equipped with modern machines and tools have been erected for each technology separately. A large amount of money is being spent by the Government every year to keep the shops at par with the industrial growth and development.
There are open playgrounds located very close to the hostel for football, hockey, Cricket, Volleyball, badminton, tennis and other outdoor games.
There is a medium size library in the institute with well selected and up-to-date volume of Texts and reference books, Journals (trade, Industrial and educational) and study guides. The library remains open during class-hours and also in the evening hours to enable the students to use the library in their off-time.
A Separate building provided with cooking and other facilities is located close to the hostel. To take meal in the canteen is compulsory for the students residing in the hostel. The canteen is run by a committee formed by the students where Assistant hostel super works as ex-officious President. The students bear all the messing charges.