On November 26, 2002, University Grants Commission (UGC) (The highest controlling body for Universities in Bangladesh). Recognizes Southern University and its curriculum.
On January 2003 Ministry of Education approved Southern University Bangladesh as a private University located, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
Membership & Accreditations:
- Association of Universities Presidents
- Association of American Colleges & Universities
- Association of Private Universities of Bangladesh(APUB)
- Association of Management Development Institutions of Bangladesh (AMDIB)
- Bangladesh Pharmacy Council
- Association of management International
- Global University Network Innovation
- Manchester Business School(UK)
-University Grants Commission (UGC)
- UN Academic Impact