The Ragib-Rabeya Foundation is a humanitarian organization .it is a unique organization for the welfare of the best creation of GOD-Mankind and to help develop the society, the country and upgrade all human qualities. The programs of this organization have already received spontaneous acclamation and appreciation at home and abroad.The Ragib-Rabeya Foundation, a non-profit, non-political and non-communal organization was established in 1998 by Mr. Ragib Ali, a renowned philanthropist. He is one of the most successful entrepreneurs and industrialists of the country. Mr. Ragiv Ali is also one of the sponsors / promoters and the current chairman of Southeast Bank Limited, a leading Bank in the Private sector.
The establishment of the leading university at sylhet, a holy place of the country, was exclusively a noble idea of a distinguished personality. Mr. Ragib Ali, who is well known for his philanthropic contributions to educational institutions all over the country. He established more than a hundred educational institution at different levels and of different kinds including a medical college- Jalalabad Ragib-rabeya Medical College and hospital at sylhet. Mr. Ragib Ali is a pioneer in establishing the first private university in Bangladesh -North-South university. He is the founder Vice-chairman of North -South university and the chairman of Asia pacific university. On his proposal for establishing Leading University to the Ministry of education on 24th August,2004 1996, the ministry issued permission on 28th August, 2001 to establish this university. The Leading University was inaugurated on 4th march,2002.it started its first semester that day. it had on its rolls 106 students in this first semester in undergraduate programs. The large number of students in the initial semester itself was a milestone and a source of inspiration to the organizers of the university.