The vision of Eastern University is to become a leading University in South Asia in its chosen fields of higher education. Its mission is to be a "Center of Excellence" by setting a new standard of quality teaching and quality education in Bangladesh, keeping in view the challenges of the 21st century.Its goal is to produce future leaders with knowledge and skills essential for leadership in country's private and public sector enterprises in the increasingly competitive and globalized environment.
The University currently has four Faculties: Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Business Administration, Faculty of Engineering and Technology and Faculty of Law. The Faculty of Arts has two Departments – Department of English and Department of Applied Linguistics and ELT (English Language Teaching). The Faculty of Business Administration has four major areas, namely, Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Management and Human Resource. A few social science courses are also offered by this Faculty . The Faculty of Engineering and Technology has two Departments, namely, Department of Computer Science & Information Technology and Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Approval of the Department of Textile Engineering is under consideration by UGC. The Faculty of Law is having undergraduate and postgraduate programs.