Daffodil International University

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Daffodil International University
DIU Logo.jpg
MottoA distinguished landmark in higher education
TypePrivate
Established2002 (2002)
ChairmanMd. Sabur Khan
ChancellorAbdul Hamid, President of Bangladesh
Vice-ChancellorYousuf Mahbubul Islam
Academic staff
719[1]
Administrative staff
620[1]
Students18,290 [1]
Undergraduates17,006 [1]
Postgraduates1,284 [1]
Location,
Bangladesh

23°45′11″N 90°22′39″E / 23.752943°N 90.377591°E / 23.752943; 90.377591Coordinates: 23°45′11″N 90°22′39″E / 23.752943°N 90.377591°E / 23.752943; 90.377591
CampusUrban
Colors              
Blue, Gray and Green
AffiliationsUGC
IAUP
IAU
UNAI
IIE
IEEE
ALA
IEB
Websitedaffodilvarsity.edu.bd

Daffodil International University (DIU; Bengali: ড্যাফোডিল আন্তর্জাতিক বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়]) 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]

History[edit]

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.

Campuses[edit]

The university has multiple campuses within Dhaka. The main campus is located in Dhanmondi and the permanent campus is in Ashulia. The permanent campus covers 150 acres of land with a playground, shopping mall, basket ball court, golf course, hostel, and other facilities.

Night View of Academic Building 1 .jpg
Master Plan of DIU.jpg
Shohid Minar at Daffodil International University .jpg
Academic Building

Academics[edit]

Faculties and departments[edit]

The University offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees through its 23 departments, themselves organized into 5 faculties:[5]

Academic Building, Ashulia Campus
Sobhanbagh Campus Building,Dhaka
  1. Faculty of Science & Information Technology
    • Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE)
    • Department of Software Engineering (SWE)
    • Department of Multimedia & Creative Technology (MCT)
    • Department of General Educational Development (GED)
    • Department of Environmental Science and Disaster Management (ESDM)
    • Department of Computing and Information System (CIS)
  2. Faculty of Business & Entrepreneurship
    • Department of Business Administration (BA)
    • Department of Commerce
    • Department of Real Estate (RE)
    • Department of Tourism & Hospitality Management (THM)
    • Department of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E)
  3. Faculty of Humanities & Social Science
    • Department of English
    • Department of Law
    • Department of Journalism & Mass Communication (JMC)
    • Department of Development Studies (DS)
  4. Faculty of Engineering
    • Department of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering (ETE)
    • Department of Textile Engineering (TE)
    • Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE)
    • Department of Architecture
    • Department of Civil Engineering (CE)
  5. Faculty of Applied Health Science
    • Department of Pharmacy
    • Department of Nutrition and Food Engineering (NFE)
    • Department of Public Health (PH)

List of vice chancellors[edit]

  • Aminul Islam (2002–2011)
  • M. Lutfar Rahman (2011-2015)
  • Yousuf Mahbubul Islam (2015–present)

Institutes[edit]

  • Daffodil Institute of Languages (DIL)
  • Human Resource Development Institute (HRDI)
  • Enterprise Competitiveness Institute (ECI)
  • Daffodil Institute of Social Sciences (DISS)
  • Institutional Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC)
  • Directorate of Students' Affairs (Institute)

Centers[edit]

  • Division of Research
  • Research Center for the Faculty of Science & Information Technology (FSIT)
  • Research Center for the Faculty of Business & Economics (FBE)
  • Research Center for the Faculty of Humanities & Social Science (FHSS)
  • Research Center for the Faculty of Allied Health Science (FAHS)
  • Yunus Social Business Centre (YSBC)
  • Innovation and Incubation Centre (IIC)
  • Career Development Centre (CDC)
  • Cyber Security Center (CSC)

Online admissions[edit]

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

Clubs and Communities[edit]

  • Cultural Club
  • Sports Club
  • DIU Computer and Programming Club (DIUCPC)
  • Daffodil Prothom-Alo BondhuShova
  • DIU Nature Study Club (DIUNSC)
  • DIU Health Club (DIUHC)
  • DIU Communication Club
  • DIU Pharmacia Club
  • DIU Creative Park (Dept. of MCT)
  • DIU MUNA (Model United Nations Association)
  • Career Club
  • Entrepreneurship Club
  • School of Entrepreneurs
  • Business & Education Club
  • Real Estate Association
  • Software Engineering Club (SEC)
  • DIU Volunteer Service Club
  • English Literary Club
  • Software Engineering
  • Voluntary Service Club
  • Air Rover Wing
  • Robotics Club
  • All Stars Daffodil
  • Adventure Club
  • DIU Film Society
  • Business Round-Up & Motivational Cell (BRMC)
  • Change Together
Ashulia Campus, Savar

Achievements[edit]

  • 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 6 March 2014.

Notable faculty[edit]

  • Syed Akhter Hossain, the head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, received the National ICT Award 2016 for his "excellent contribution in ICT Education and Technology".[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e http://www.ugc.gov.bd/uploads/2017/annualreport/Part-1-2.zip
  2. ^ "Private University Act, 1992". Sai.uni-heidelberg.de. 1992-08-09. Archived from the original on 2003-04-25. Retrieved 2012-07-03.
  3. ^ "ROLL OF COMMITMENTS | RIO20". Rio20.euromed-management.com. Retrieved 2012-07-03.
  4. ^ "University Details: Daffodil International University". University Grants Commission.
  5. ^ "Faculties". Daffodil International University. Retrieved 1 January 2014.
  6. ^ http://vus.daffodilvarsity.edu.bd/index.php?app=admission
  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". 4icu.org. 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-11.
  9. ^ International Association of Universities (2013-04-22). "Institutions : International Association of Universities". Iau-aiu.net. Archived from the original on 2013-05-01. Retrieved 2013-05-11.
  10. ^ http://www.achyutasamanta.com/news.html#Daffodil
  11. ^ "ICT Award' 2016 to DIU CSE Head". The New Nation. Dhaka. 26 October 2016.

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