University of Rajshahi is a public university located in Rajshahi city. This University was established in 1953, the second university to be established in what was then East Pakistan. The university's forty-seven departments are organised into eight faculties. Rajshahi University is located in a 753 acres (3 km²) campus in Motihar, 3 kilometres (2 mi) from the Rajshahi city centre. It is one of the largest universities in Bangladesh.