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Daffodil International University

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Daffodil International University
Logo of Daffodil International University
Motto A distinguished landmark in higher education
Established 2002
Type Private Coeducational
Chairman Sabur Khan
Chancellor Abdul Hamid
Vice-Chancellor Yousuf Mahbubul Islam
Academic staff
Students 15,000[1]
Location Dhaka, Bangladesh
23°45′11″N 90°22′39″E / 23.752943°N 90.377591°E / 23.752943; 90.377591
Campus Urban
Nickname DIU
Affiliations University Grants Commission Bangladesh and Dafffodil group

Daffodil International University (Bengali: ড্যাফোডিল আন্তর্জাতিক বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়]) (DIU), is a co-educational private university located in Dhanmondi, Dhaka, Bangladesh. It was established on 24 January 2002 under the Private University Act, 1992.[2]

DIU is the first university in Bangladesh to have signed the UN's Commitment to Sustainable Practices of Higher Education Institutions.[3]


The university was established in 2002 with the approval of the University Grants Commission (Bangladesh)[4] and the Government of Bangladesh's Ministry of Education.


Admin Campus Building,Dhanmondi Dhaka
  • Undergraduate and postgraduate: 28
  • International IT certification courses: 6
  • Proposed programs: 8
  • Short courses: 5


There are 23 departments under five faculties:[5]

Academic Building, Ashulia Campus
Sobhanbagh Campus Building,Dhaka

Faculty of Science & Information Technology

  • Department of Computer Science and Engineering
  • Department of Environmental Science and Disaster Management
  • Department of Software Engineering
  • Department of Multimedia and Creative Technology
  • Department of Natural Sciences

Faculty of Business & Economics

  • Department of Business Administration
  • Department of Commerce
  • Department of Real Estate
  • Department of Tourism & Hospitality Management
  • Department of Entrepreneurship Development

Faculty of Engineering

  • Department of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering
  • Department of Textile Engineering
  • Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Department of Architecture
  • Department of Civil Engineering (Proposed)

Faculty of Applied Health Science

  • Department of Pharmacy
  • Department of Nutrition and Food Engineering
  • Department of Public Health
  • Department of Life Science
  • Department of Genetic And Biotechnology

Faculty of Humanities & Social Science

  • Department of English
  • Department of Law
  • Department of Journalism & Mass Communication

Online Admission[edit]

The University facilitates online admission for applicants from distant areas.[6]

Ashulia Campus, Savar


  • CSIC 5th-ranked university in Bangladesh[7]
  • 4ICU 7th-ranked university in Bangladesh based on web popularity (2013)[8]
  • Membership, International Association of Universities (2013)[9]

D. Litt. Conferred by DIU[edit]

DIU authority conferred the D.Litt. Honoris Causa, upon Achyuta Samanta

Daffodil International University authority conferred the D.Litt. Honoris Causa on philanthropist and entrepreneur Achyuta Samanta[10] in DIU's 4th Convocation on the 6th of March 2014.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b Introduction. "About DIU". Retrieved 2011-10-22. 
  2. ^ "Private University Act, 1992". 1992-08-09. Retrieved 2012-07-03. 
  3. ^ "ROLL OF COMMITMENTS | RIO20". Retrieved 2012-07-03. 
  4. ^
  5. ^ "Faculties". Daffodil International University. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  6. ^
  7. ^ "Bangladesh: Ranking Web of Universities". Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (Spain). Retrieved 2013-05-11. 
  8. ^ "Top Colleges & Universities in Bangladesh : 2013 University Web Rankings". 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-11. 
  9. ^ International Association of Universities (2013-04-22). "Institutions : International Association of Universities". Retrieved 2013-05-11. 
  10. ^