Daffodil International University

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Daffodil International University
DIU Logo.jpg
MottoA distinguished landmark in higher education
Established2002 (2002)
ChairmanMd. Sabur Khan
ChancellorAbdul Hamid, President of Bangladesh
Vice-ChancellorProf. Dr. Yousuf Mahbubul Islam
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Students35,790 [1]
Undergraduates35,790 [1]
Postgraduates1,284 [1]

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 150 Acres
Blue, Gray and Green

Daffodil International University (DIU; Bengali: ড্যাফোডিল আন্তর্জাতিক বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়) is a private university located in Dhanmondi, Dhaka, Bangladesh. It was established on 24 January 2002 under the The Private University Act of 1992. According to QS University Rankings: Asia 2019, DIU is a top-ranked private university among all the universities in Bangladesh.[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.


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, basketball court, golf course, hostel, and other facilities.

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Academic Building


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 Computing and Information System (CIS)
    • 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)
  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]

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


  • 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)


  • 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


  • 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]


  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. Archived from the original on 2012-07-08. Retrieved 2012-07-03.
  4. ^ "University Details: Daffodil International University". University Grants Commission.
  5. ^ "Faculties". Daffodil International University. Retrieved 2014-01-01.
  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. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-08-30. Retrieved 2014-07-21.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  11. ^ "ICT Award' 2016 to DIU CSE Head". The New Nation. Dhaka. 2016-10-26.

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