Is the University Campus Gender Friendly?Explore the Status of Noakhali Science and Technology University
ABSTRACT :This study employed to explore the current status of gender friendliness in Noakhali Science and Technology University (NSTU). A mixed explanatory research methodology is applied andmainly primary data are collected through using survey questionnaires, interview and FGDschedule. In this study, it has found that two third of the participants feel that, NSTU campus is gender friendly. Some positive initiative has been taken bythe authority of the university are separate washroom for male and female, arranging comfortable psychotherapy support, growing positive attitude of the university stakeholders, active participation of male and female in cultural and co-curricular and political activities etc. Although there are numbers of improvement areas where university authority needs to pay their immediate attention to make their university more gender friendly. These are unhygienic and unhealthy washroom, no common room for male, no child care center and awkward feelingsof the individuals to go to psychotherapists etc. To make the NSTU more gender friendly, 5 recommendations are also made.