The Patuakhali Science and Technology University (PSTU) formally Inaugurated on 8 July, 2000 by Honorable present Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina with the campus of former Patuakhali Agricultural College as its nucleus.
The largest University of southern region Patuakhali Science and Technology University (PSTU) took off its journey with the on-going Faculty of Agriculture offering 4-years B.Sc. Ag. Degree as its primary focus of academic program. The University has a mandate of widening its scope of educational expansion in conformity to the present education policy of the national government particularity in the information communication technology (ICT) and other demand driven disciplines in order to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Against this backdrop the PSTU has planned to start two more new faculties, namely Computer Science and Engineering as well as Business Administration and Management, the new frontiers of knowledge added to its current academic program. In the meantime, it has already given affiliation to the Barisal Government Veterinary College as its constituent faculty (Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine). Besides, it has also offer degree programs in the field of Fisheries, Nutrition and food Science and Faculty of Disaster Management which is the firstly B.Sc degree given in Bangladesh .