American International University-Bangladesh

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American International University-Bangladesh
AIUB whole logo.png
Motto Where laders are created
Established 1994
Type Public, Coeducational
Chancellor President of Bangladesh
Vice-Chancellor Dr. Carmen Z. Lamagna
Academic staff
2930 (full-time) as of Summer 2014-2015[1]
Students 10,7250 as of Spring 2011-2012
Location Dhaka, Bangladesh Bangladesh
23°47′40″N 90°24′06″E / 23.794458°N 90.401586°E / 23.794458; 90.401586Coordinates: 23°47′40″N 90°24′06″E / 23.794458°N 90.401586°E / 23.794458; 90.401586
Campus Urban
Colors      Dark Blue
Nickname AIUB
Affiliations See affiliations
Logo of AIUB

American International University-Bangladesh (AIUB) (Bengali: আমেরিকান ইন্টারন্যাশনাল ইউনিভার্সিটি-বাংলাদেশ) is an accredited and renowned private university located at Banani in Dhaka, Bangladesh.[2] The university is an independent organization with its own Board of Trustees.[3] It offers several degree programs at graduate and undergraduate level from its four faculties.


The university was established in 1994 by Dr. Anwarul Abedin under the Private University Act, 1992 with a joint share of AMA Group of Companies of Philippines. Later, 'AMA Group' left the share and the name changed from AMA International University - Bangladesh to American International University - Bangladesh.[4][5] The regular academic classes has been started in 1995.


The University is on Kamal Atatürk Avenue, Banani, Dhaka. It has six commercial buildings with two administrative buildings. Different building include different faculties and departments:

Future Campus[edit]

Construction of the permanent campus[6] 23°49′18″N 90°25′40″E / 23.821748°N 90.427785°E / 23.821748; 90.427785 is going on at Kuratoli Road, Kuril on a 7.33 acres (2.97 ha) of land. The total building area is 1,300,000 square feet (120,000 m2). It was designed by architects Soontorn Boonyatikarn and Associates of Thailand and architect Gazi Tariq Mahmood of Bangladesh.

Academic bunting and tassel color[edit]

Dark Blue University
Maroon Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
Green Faculty of Business Administration
Orange Faculty of Engineering
Light Blue Faculty of Science and Information Technology


Each applicant has to pass the competitive admission test administered by the university. The admission examination tests each student 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 for without admission test, only TOFEL is acceptable.


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 emphasizes on the ability of the students to analytic, designing and implementation skills of various states of the art technologies in the field of science and engineering.


The academic programs divided among the Faculty of Science and Information Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Business Administration, and Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences.[7] All the faculties offer both undergraduate and graduate level studies.

Campus 2, AIUB: Faculty of Engineering
AIUB: Faculty of Business Administration
Faculty of Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) - in
    • Electrical & Electronic Engineering (EEE)[8][9]
    • Computer Engineering (CoE)
    • Bachelor of Architecture (BArch)
    • Master of Science in Electrical & 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)
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Bachelor of Arts - in
    • Media and Mass Communication
    • English
  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B)
  • Bachelor of Social Science in Economics
  • Masters in Public Health (MPH)
  • Masters in Development Studies (MDS)
Faculty of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)

Apart from that, AIUB is the first university of the nation to offer the Agribusiness MBA (AgMBA) program.[10]


The academic year of the university incorporates two regular semesters(Spring and Fall) and one short semester(Summer). The duration of each regular semester is 14/16 weeks and the duration of summer semester is 10/12 weeks.

  • Spring Semester: January to May
  • Summer Semester: June to August
  • Fall Semester: September to December

Grading System[edit]

Letter grades indicating the quality of course work completed with their corresponding grade points.[11]

Numerical % Letter Grade Grade Points
94 – 100 A+ 4.0
90 – 93.99 A 3.75
86 – 89.99 A- 3.5
82 – 85.99 B+ 3.25
78 – 81.99 B 3.0
74 – 77.99 B- 2.75
70 – 73.99 C+ 2.5
66 – 69.99 C 2.25
62 – 65.99 C- 2.0
58 – 61.99 D+ 1.75
54 – 57.99 D 1.5
50 – 53.99 D- 1.00
0 – 49.99 F 0
Incomplete I
Withdrawal W
Unofficial Withdrawal UW


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 grades. The number of awards is dependent on the slots available. AIUB authority also provide financial aids for deserving students.

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. 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.



The university has the following labs:

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


AIUB Library

The library of AIUB is the collection of the knowledge and built up a balanced and rich collection in Business Administration, Science and Technology, Computer, Arts and Social Science. It is an open library system to students of AIUB, which provides rich collection of books including journals, newsletter, thesis works, audio-visual materials and CDs. The total collection of the library is about 50,000 including more than 26,000 books, about 100 journals and other articles, preodicals, CDs, video covering more than 80 academic areas.

The library can accommodate more than 525 students at a time. AIUB library has "Library Management System" the software which has been created by university IT department and now the system is operational.

There are ten terminals through which the students and faculty can search for and locate books that they require. Students ID cards stand as library card. The library is operating on an extensive schedule from 9.00 am to 9.00 pm from Saturday to Thursday, 3:00 pm to 07:00 pm on Friday and 11:00 am to 03:00 pm on Saturday.

Apart from this, the university has established campus library at campus 2 & 7 with seating capacity of 40-45 students. The campus library is established with an intention to extend and diversify the service of the central library. The purpose of the campus library is to provide all kind of necessary services, related to library, to the students of different departments located in the respective campuses. The campus library remains open from 9 am to 5 pm. At each campus library, computer with LMS facility is provided for searching the materials. There is also a person assigned for managing the library operations of each campus library and supervised by the Central Library Librarian.

Prayer Room[edit]

The university has a prayer room in every campus for students seeking spiritual assistance.

AIUB Auditorium


The auditorium serves as an activity room for co-curricular activities. It has the seating capacity of 210 people. It is used as a venue for seminars meetings also for special classes, Business Presentation and the like. It is equipped with state of the art facilities.

Student Health Services[edit]

The students Health Center provides free consultation and first aid treatment of minor injuries and sickness. It also provides first aid treatment to emergency cases.A doctor and a nurse supervise the health center. The Health Center also conducts programs and activities for health awareness.

Security Services[edit]

The university is physically secured and protected by a security force. The security force is equipped with state of the art gadgets for the purpose of fulfilling their duties. CCTV to monitor student activities surround the premises.

Other Facilities[edit]

The university students may use the gymnasium (individual fitness equipment) on a monthly fee basis. The university has a common room equipped with table tennis and carom board facilities.

Extra curricular activities[edit]

AIUB is one of the only five 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.[12] In 2001, AIUB qualified for the world final through Wild Card by securing second place in ACM ICPC Kanpur Site regional.[13] 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. "Team Rapture" from AIUB won the Microsoft Imagine Cup(Peoples choice award ) in 2011. "Team Ekattor" form AIUB won the Microsoft Imagine Cup(National Round Innovation) in 2014. There are many clubs those who are performing in many extra curricular activities. Like:

  • AIUB Computer Club Recently organized many programs like:
    • CS Fest 2012, 2013, 2014
    • Seminar on EATL - Prothom Alo Apps Contest 2014
    • Mozilla Webmaker, Making web easy
    • Mozilla Awareness Booth
    • Mozilla Contributor Mentoring Day, Spring 2014
    • GDG Dhaka MapUp Train
    • Seminar on Microsoft Dynamics
    • Firefox OS App Training Day
    • Application Concept Presentation
    • Intra AIUB Programming Contest
  • AIUB performing Arts Club (APAC) organize Pohela Boishakh in every Year.
  • AIUB Oratory club(AOC) organized inter University Debate competition .
  • AIUB Community of Engineering Students (ACES) Organize few events
    • Seminar on Near Field Communication (NFC)

Student Organisations[edit]

The Office of Student Affairs (OSA) encourages students to take part in different clubs and organization that exists in its arena:

  • AIUB Alumni Association
  • AIUB ACM Club
  • AIUB Business Club (ABC)
  • AIUB Computer Club (ACC)
  • AIUB Cricket Team
  • AIUB Oratory Club (AOC)
  • AIUB Drama Club (ADC)
  • AIUB Film Club (AFC)
  • AIUB Foreign Students Association (AFSA)
  • AIUB Cyber Gaming Club (ACGC)
  • AIUB Performing Arts Club (APAC)
  • AIUB Photography Club (AIUBPC)[1]
  • AIUB Social Welfare Club 'Shomoy'
  • Duke of Edinburg Award Program
  • ESAB, AIUB Branch
  • IEEE, AIUB Branch
  • AIUB Society for Human Resource (HR Society)
  • AIUB Community of Engineering Students (ACES)

Affiliations & 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:

Partners and education partners[edit]

  1. Cisco Systems, Inc
  2. Sun Microsystems
  3. Oracle Academy
  4. MSDN: Learn to Develop with Microsoft Developer Network
  5. Microsoft IT Academy Program
  6. Convergence Technologies Professionals
  7. The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award
  8. CIW
  9. Microsoft Deamspark
  10. IEEE
  11. Juniper Networks
  12. EC-Council


  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. ^ "Computer Jagat-Article on AIUB". 
  5. ^ "Article on AIUB Rename". 
  6. ^ "AIUB future campus". Retrieved 2014-09-24. 
  7. ^ "degrees offering at present". Retrieved 2008-03-10. 
  8. ^ "B.Sc. EEE Course List". 
  9. ^ "B.Sc. EEE Syllabus". 
  10. ^ "Agribusiness MBA is offered for the first time in Bangladesh by AIUB.". The America's Intelligence Wire. May 6, 2003. Retrieved 2008-03-25. 
  11. ^ "Grading System at AIUB". Retrieved 2015-01-09. 
  12. ^ "Final Standing, ACM ICPC World Final 2002". Retrieved 2008-03-16. 
  13. ^ "ACM ICPC Kanpur Site regional standing 2001". Retrieved 2008-03-16. 

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