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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
Type Private Coeducational
Established 2002
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.


The university has multiple campuses within Dhaka. The main campus is located in Dhanmondi and the permanent campus is in Asulia.


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. ^