Dhaka International University
|Chancellor||President Abdul Hamid|
|Campus||Main Campus: Banani, Dhaka
Permanent Campus: Satarkul, Badda, Dhaka
Dhaka International University (Bengali: ঢাকা ইন্টারন্যাশনাল ইউনিভার্সিটি) or DIU is a non-government institution in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It is one of the top 20 general private universities in Bangladesh. The university was established on 7 April 1995 by the Private University Act 1992. The founder of DIU is Alhaj Professor Dr. A.B.M Mafizul Islam Patwari and the vice chancellor is Dr. Nurul Momen.
The initial planning began in 1994 but the university was established in 1995. In fact, DIU takes the initiative strongly for the creation of non-government universities and supports the initiative of the Government of Bangladesh. It is now operated as a government-approved university under the Non-Government University Acts of 1992 and 1998.
It is operated as a non-profitable institution and offers strict academic disciplines. The late Alhaj Prof. Dr. A.B.M Mafizul Islam Patwari is recognized by the Government of Bangladesh as the founder of the university.
The academic year of some degrees of DIU comprises two semesters. Each semester consists of 26 weeks.
- Winter semester: January–June
- Summer semester: July–December
& the academic year of some degrees of DIU comprises three semesters. Each semester consists of four months.
- Spring semester: January to April
- Summer semester: May to August
- Fall semester: September to December
- Tobacco Control & Research Cell (TCRC): Tobacco Control & Research Cell is a research and advocacy cell of the university which is continuously working on anti-tobacco related issues and promoting the values of anti-tobacco movement.
- Social Business Academic Cell (SBAC): Social Business Academic Cell is a research center of the university which is continuously working for new social business ideas. Social business is a new types of business introduced by Nobel Peace Prize Winner Muhammad Yunus.
- Golam Mohammad Rabbani, Bangladeshi lawyer & human rights activist