American International University-Bangladesh

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AIUB whole logo.png
AIUB Logo
Former name
AMA International University-Bangladesh
Motto Where leaders are created
Type Private, Coeducational
Established 1994
Founder Dr. Anwarul Abedin
Chairman Mr. Ishtiaque Abedin
Chancellor President of Bangladesh
Vice-Chancellor Dr. Carmen Z. Lamagna
Academic staff
308 (full-time) as of Summer 2015-2016[1]
Students 9500(approx) as of Spring 2016-2017
Location Dhaka, Bangladesh
Campus Urban
Colors      Dark Blue
Sports Cricket - AIUB Tigers, Football - AIUB Eagles
Website aiub.edu
AIUB Banner
This photo contains 1/4 of total campus.The round shaped building have 8 floor
AIUB permanent campus
Temporary ANNEX 2
AIUB interior at night

American International University-Bangladesh (Bengali: আমেরিকান ইন্টারন্যাশনাল ইউনিভার্সিটি-বাংলাদেশ), commonly known as AIUB is an accredited and renowned private university located at Kuratoli Road, Kuril in Dhaka, Bangladesh.[2] The university is an independent organization with own Board of Trustees.[3] It offers several degree programs at graduate and undergraduate level from four faculties, particularly in the field of engineering and business studies.

History[edit]

The university was established in 1994 as AMA International University Bangladesh, a joint venture between AMA Computer University of the Philippines, and local sponsor Anwarul Abedin. Regular academic classes started in 1995. AMA Computer University later left the partnership, and in 2001 the university was renamed American International University-Bangladesh.[4][5]

Campuses[edit]

The University is located at Kuratoli Road, Kuril, Dhaka. The campus area is about 5 acres (2.0 ha), biggest campus area of any private university in Bangladesh. A total building area of 100,000 square feet (9,300 m2) [6][7] is being utilized which is distributed on following departments:

  • Administration Building.
  • FASS Building: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of Math, Department of Basic Sciences and Department of Architecture.
  • FBA Building: Faculty of Business Administration.
  • FE Building: Faculty of Engineering and Department of Computer Engineering, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
  • FSIT Building: Faculty of Science and Information Technology and the IT Department.
  • AIUB IQAC Building: Office of Pro VC, Office of FBA Dean and AIUB IQAC.
  • Account & Audit Building: Accounts and Audit Sections.

Admission[edit]

Each applicant has to pass the competitive admission test administered by the university.[8][9] The admission examination tests each student's potential to successfully pursue the undergraduate or graduate degree programs. Undergraduate studies of the university is of high standard and is well accepted in both home and abroad for further higher studies. In admission test university strongly judge applicant by his knowledge of math and English language. Because the official language of AIUB is English. No IELTS score is acceptable without admission test, only TOEFL is acceptable.

Academics[edit]

The medium of instruction of all academic programs at AIUB is English. Classes are conducted by full participation of students (discussion, question-answer). Design projects and thesis works emphasize on the ability of the student's analytical, designing and implementation skills of various state of the art technologies in the field of science and engineering.

Programs[edit]

The academic programs are divided among the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, Faculty of Business Administration, Faculty of Engineering, and Faculty of Science and Information Technology.[10] All the faculties offer both undergraduate and graduate level studies.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in
    • Media and Mass Communication
    • English
  • Bachelor of Social Science (BSS) in
    • Economics
  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B)
  • Masters in Public Health (MPH)
  • Masters in Development Studies (MDS)
Faculty of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Major in
    • Accounting & Finance
    • Economics
    • Human Resource Management (HRM)
    • International Business (IB)
    • Investment Management (IM)
    • Management
    • Management Information Systems (MIS)
    • Marketing
    • Operations and Supply Chain Management (OSCM)
    • Tourism and Hospitality Management (THM)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA), Major in
    • Accounting
    • Agri-Business
    • Business Economics
    • Finance
    • Human Resource Management (HRM)
    • Management
    • Management Information Systems (MIS)
    • Marketing
    • Operations and Supply Chain Management (OSCM)
  • Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)
Faculty of Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) in
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE)[11][12]
    • Computer Engineering (CoE)
  • Bachelor of Architecture (BArch)
  • Master of Science in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (MEEE)
  • Master of Engineering in Telecommunications (MTEL)
Faculty of Science and Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) in
    • Computer Information Systems (CIS)
    • Computer Science (CS)
    • Computer Science and Engineering (CSE)
    • Computer Science and Software Engineering (CSSE)
    • Software Engineering (SE)
  • Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS)

Apart from that, AIUB is the first university of the nation to offer the Agribusiness MBA (AgMBA) program.[13]

Semesters[edit]

The academic year of the university incorporates three semesters (Spring, Summer and Fall). Fall and Spring are the regular semester where Summer is an optional semester. The duration of each semester is 15 weeks.

  • Spring Semester [Regular Semester]: January to April
  • Summer Semester [Optional Semester]: May to August
  • Fall Semester [Regular Semester]: September to December

Graduation requirement[edit]

Minimum CGPA requirement for graduation in any undergraduate and graduate program at AIUB is 2.50.[14]

Grading system[edit]

AIUB has updated its grading system in February 2017 for the second time.[15] The New Grading System will be applicable for those students who have enrolled in Spring 2016-17 and later. Old Grading system will still be applicable for students who have enrolled in Fall 2016-17 and before. The letter grades indicating the quality of course work completed with their corresponding grade points.[16]

OLD GRADING POLICY NEW GRADING POLICY
Numerical % Letter Grade Grade Points Numerical % Letter Grade Grade Points
94 – 100 A+ 4.0 90 – 100 A+ 4.0
90 – <94 A 3.75 85 – <90 A 3.75
86 – <90 A- 3.50 80 – <85 B+ 3.50
82 – <86 B+ 3.25 75 – <80 B 3.25
78 – <82 B 3.00 70 – <75 C+ 3.00
74 – <78 B- 2.75 65 – <70 C 2.75
70 – <74 C+ 2.50
66 – <70 C 2.25 60 – <65 D+ 2.50
62 – <66 C- 2.00
58 – <62 D+ 1.75 50 – <60 D 2.25
54 – <58 D 1.50
50 – <54 D- 1.00
<50 F 0.00 <50 F 0.00
Incomplete I Incomplete I
Withdrawal W Withdrawal W
Unofficial Withdrawal UW Unofficial Withdrawal UW

Probation[edit]

Student having CGPA below 2.50 is consider as probation student. The probation office monitors the probation students and provides special academic guidance and advising to the students to improve their academic performance.The objective of the Office of Probation is to increase academic consciousness among the students and improve the academic quality and image of American International University-Bangladesh (AIUB).

Scholarship[edit]

This program is open for both incoming and continuing students with at least one year of residency. It covers full or partial tuition fee waiver. Incoming students qualify by passing the competitive examinations while weighted average CGPA for the previous year of 3.75 with no grade lower than B and no F, I, W, UW grades no disciplinary records. The number of awards is dependent on the slots available. AIUB authority also provide financial aids for deserving students. AIUB also offers 100% scholarship for the son and daughter of Freedom Fighter.

Research and publications[edit]

In research arena, AIUB has boldly continued with its academic journals: AIUB Journal of Science and Engineering (AJSE) (ISSN 1608-3679) and AIUB Journal of Business and Economics (AJBE), (ISSN 1683-8742). Since the first publications in 2002 three issues per year are being published regularly. AIUB is also the first institute in Bangladesh to launch an online working paper series named AIUB BUS ECON Working Paper Series.[17] This working paper series is collaborated with RePEC (Research Papers in Economics) to introduce the local researchers with the global research networks. AIUB has launched an online databank, which contains historical financial data of nation's business, stock market, economic and HR data.

Infrastructure[edit]

AIUB Computer Lab
A View of Electrical Machine Lab 1 of AIUB

Library[edit]

Auditorium[edit]

Student health services[edit]

Security services[edit]

Other facilities[edit]

Extra curricular activities[edit]

AIUB is one of the only eight universities from Bangladesh who have participated in the maximum level of ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ACM ICPC) commonly known as ACM ICPC World Final.[18] In 2001, AIUB qualified for the world final through Wild Card by securing second place in ACM ICPC Kanpur Site regional.[19] Office of Student Affairs (OSA) looks after the extra curricular activities of the student community through student organizations like: AIUB Arts Club first organised "AIUB Arts Club presents 1st Inter Private University Art Exhibition- 2012" Unleashing Imagination at Dhaka Art Center Here are some of the active clubs of AIUB.

  • AIUB Art Club (AAC)
  • AIUB Business Club (ABC)
  • AIUB Community of Engineering Students (ACES)
  • AIUB Computer Club (ACC)
  • AIUB Cricket Team (AIUB Tigers)
  • AIUB Drama Club (ADC)
  • AIUB Film Club (AFC)
  • AIUB Football Team (AIUB Eagles)
  • AIUB Foreign Student Association (AFSA)
  • AIUB Oratory Club (AOC)
  • AIUB Performing Arts Club (APAC)
  • AIUB Photography Club (AIUBPC)
  • AIUB Social Welfare Club (Shomoy Club)

Affiliations and membership[edit]

AIUB has international Relations and Affiliations with other associations and universities around the world. The university is member of some prestigious professional bodies including:

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Faculty member lists - AIUB". Retrieved 2014-11-27. 
  2. ^ "List of Accredited Private Universities in Bangladesh". Retrieved 2014-09-24. 
  3. ^ "AIUB-Trustee Board". Retrieved 2008-03-10. 
  4. ^ "AIUB to Revolutionize Country's IT Computer Scenario". Computer Jagat. January 1995. 
  5. ^ "AIUB Renamed". 2001. 
  6. ^ "AIUB Permanent Campus". AIUB. Retrieved 2017-05-15. 
  7. ^ "Permanent Campus of AIUB". The Daily Star. 30 March 2012. 
  8. ^ "AIUB Admission (Webpage)". Retrieved 2017-02-25. 
  9. ^ "AIUB Admission (Facebook)". Retrieved 2017-02-25. 
  10. ^ "Degrees Offering at Present". Retrieved 2017-02-25. 
  11. ^ "B.Sc. EEE Course List". 
  12. ^ "B.Sc. EEE Syllabus". 
  13. ^ "Agribusiness MBA is offered for the first time in Bangladesh by AIUB.". The America's Intelligence Wire. 2003-05-06. Retrieved 2008-03-25. 
  14. ^ "Revised Graduation Requirements at AIUB". Retrieved 2016-10-31. 
  15. ^ "Revised Grading System (Version 3)". Retrieved 2017-02-25. 
  16. ^ "Grading System at AIUB". Retrieved 2015-01-09. 
  17. ^ "AIUB BUS ECON Working Paper Series". Retrieved 2017-02-25. 
  18. ^ "Final Standing, ACM ICPC World Final 2002". Archived from the original on 2008-07-05. Retrieved 2008-03-16. 
  19. ^ "ACM ICPC Kanpur Site regional standing 2001". Archived from the original on 2007-10-13. Retrieved 2008-03-16. 

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