Mr. Mirza Azam, MP a renowned personality of Jamalpur District has been elected Member of Parliament five times from Melandah-Madarganj constituency. Presently, he is the State minister of textile and jute of Bangladesh Government. Mr. Azam is renowned for his dedication for development of various socioeconomic activities especially in the sector of education.
He is the founder of many educational institutions in his constituency and thereby paved the path for enlightening people from illiteracy and ignorance. He has been committed to promote the technical education for widening the national economy of Bangladesh and this willingness has been manifested through his decision to establish a science and technology based higher educational institute at Jamalpur. With this end in view, a committee was formed under the leadership of Mr. Azam to materialize the proposal for establishing.
The University was named “Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib University” in memory of the great lady of Sheikh Fazilatunnesa (wife of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman).