|Islamic University, Bangladesh|
|Chancellor||Md. Abdul Hamid|
|Vice-Chancellor||Professor Dr. Abdul Hakim Sarkar|
|Location||Kushtia, Kushtia, Bangladesh|
|Campus||Urban, 175 acres at Shantidanga-Dulalpur, beside the Kushtia-Khulna highway, about 24 km south from Kushtia and 22 km north from Jhenidah.|
Islamic University (Bengali: ইসলামী বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়) is a public university in Bangladesh financially aided by the Organisation of the Islamic Conference. It was formed in 1985 in Kushtia under the Islamic University Act of 1980 to promote the Islamic system of education in the country. Islamic University started its academic activities on June 28, 1986.
Islamic University, Kushtia was founded on November 22, 1979 at Shantidanga-Dulalpur (Kushtia-Jhenidah) by the late president Ziaur Rahman based on the recommendation of Islamic University Planning Committee headed by Professor Dr. M. A. Bari. The Islamic University Act was passed by National Assembly of Bangladesh on December 27, 1980. On January 1, 1981 the government of Bangladesh appointed Dr. A. N. M. Mamtajuddin Choudhury as the first vice-chancellor and the university became operational that year.
As construction of several important buildings began, a presidential decree was issued on May 15, 1982 to shift the university from Shantidanga-Dulalpur to Boardbazar, Gazipur on an area of 50 acres. The construction of an academic building, two residential halls and other necessary infrastructures were completed. Initially two faculties (Faculty of Theology and Islamic Studies, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences) with four departments (Al-Quran, Dawah, Accounting, Management) were established and 300 students were enrolled. In 1987, two more departments (Sharia and Economics) were established. On December 28, 1988, while the infrastructure development and academic activities were in full swing, the university was again shifted to Shantidanga-Dulalpur (Kushtia-Jhenidah).
Now there are 22 departments under five faculties—modern applied sciences, technological, and engineering subjects were included with the ordinary departments.
Vice-Chancellor: Professor Dr. Abdul Hakim Sarker
Pro Vice-Chancellor: Professor Dr. M. Shahinoor Rahman
Treasurer: Professor Dr. Md. Afzal Hossain
Registrar: Dr. Md. Moslem Udddin
Proctor: Professor Dr. Md. Mahabubar Rahman
Student Adviser: Professor Dr. Md. Anowar Hossain
The University has 22 Departments under 5 Faculties. The Faculties are:
- Faculty of Applied Science and Technology:
- Department of Applied Physics, Electronics and Communication Engineering
- Department of Applied Chemistry and Chemical Technology
- Department of Applied Nutrition and Food Technology
- Department of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering
- Department of Computer Science and Engineering
- Department of Information and Communication Engineering
- Department of Mathematics
- Department of Statistics
- Faculty of Business Administration:
- Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences:
- Faculty of Law and Shariah:
- Department of Al-Fiqh
- Department of Law and Muslim Jurisprudence
- Faculty of Theology and Islamic Studies:
Institute of Islamic Education and Research (IIER)
The Institute of Islamic Education and Research (IIER), Islamic University, was established for professional services to establish, organize and direct the initial stages of IIER, including advanced overseas training of teachers.
The University Library, housed in three floor buildings, is one of the biggest in Bangladesh. The Library holds a collection of more than 617,000 volumes, including bound volumes of periodicals. In addition, it has a collection of over 30,000 manuscripts on various languages and a large number of microfilms, microfiche and CDs. It subscribes to over 300 current foreign journals.
Halls of residence
The University has 7 residential halls: They are
- Saddam Hossain Hall
- Shahid Ziaur Rahman Hall
- Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Hall
- Lalon Shah Hall
- Khaleda Zia Hall
- Begum Fazilatunnesa Mujib Hall
- Sheikh Hasina Hall
The university has about 12,000 regular students. There are seven halls for students, including four halls of 2000 seats for male and two hostels of 1000 seats for female students. A new female hostel named Sheikh Hasina hall is constructing. This capacity is not enough and students usually live in two adjacent cities, Kushtia and Jheniadah. The university has approximately 60 buses (both owned and hired) to bring those students to the campus.
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- THE ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY ACT, 1980
- A brief history of Islamic University On official Islamic University website
- "আরও তিনটি বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়ের আচার্য রাষ্ট্রপতিকে করতে সংসদে বিল". Prothom Alo. 2009-06-24. Retrieved 2009-06-24.
- Islamic University Official website