Independent University, Bangladesh

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Independent University
Independent University, Bangladesh logo.png
(The motto is taken from the fifth verse of Sura Alak of the Quran)
Established 1993
Type Private Coeducational
Endowment Tk 15.80 million[1]
Chancellor Abdul Hamid
Vice-Chancellor Prof. M. Omar Ejaz Rahman
Academic staff
180 (full-time faculty), 76 (adjunct faculty). Total – 256
Students More than 5,500 undergraduate and graduate students
Location Bashundhara, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Campus Plot 16, Block B, Aftabuddin Ahmed Road, Bashundhara R/A, 1229 Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Colors Blue and Saffron         
Nickname IUB
Affiliations University Grants Commission Bangladesh

Independent University, Bangladesh (Bengali: ইনডিপেন্ডেন্ট বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়) or IUB is a private university in Bangladesh. Its permanent campus is in Bashundhara, Dhaka. The university was established in 1993 by the Private University Act, 1992.[2][3]

Schools and departments[edit]

  • Dept. of Finance
  • Dept. of General Management
  • Dept. of Marketing
  • Dept. of Management Information System
  • Dept. of Human Resource Management
  • Dept. of International Business
  • Dept. of Economics
School of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering
  • Dept. of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • Dept. of Physical Sciences
School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (SLASS)
  • Dept. of English
  • Dept. of Media & Communication
  • Dept. of Social Science & Humanities
  • Dept. of Modern Languages
  • Dept. of Law
School of Life Sciences (SLS)
  • Dept. of Microbiology
  • Dept. of Biochemistry
School of Environmental Science and Management
  • Dept. of Environmental Science
  • Dept. of Environment Management
  • Dept. of Population Environment
School of Public Health

Institutes, and centre[edit]

Study programmes for foreign students[edit]

Live-in-Field Experience (LFE)

The programme is the annual participation of students from the United States. Every year American students under the sponsorship of Higher Education Consortium of Urban Affairs (HECUA), USA join IUB students and stay with them for two weeks in villages to study rural life.

Bengali language programme

About 15-20 US students come annually to study Bengali language for a nine-week programme at IUB. The Bangla learning programme for US students has been started under the sponsorship of American Institute of Bangladesh Studies (AIBS).

Internship programme

The university has a regular internship programme for foreign students on health and development.

Academic bunting and tassel color[edit]

Black University
Light blue School of Business
Orange School of Engineering and Computer Science
Light Gold School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Green School of Environmental Science & Management
Pink School of Public Health


Chancellor Zillur Rahman speech on 14th Convocation
  • 16th convocation will be held on December 18, 2014, at IUB campus in Bashundhara R/A, Dhaka.
  • 15th convocation was held on December 7, 2013, at Army Stadium in Dhaka.
  • 14th convocation was held on September 20, 2012, at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in Dhaka.
  • 13th convocation with conferring degrees to 660 students was held on March 2, 2010, at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in Dhaka.
  • 12th convocation was held on June 15, 2008, at Bangladesh China Friendship Conference Centre in Dhaka.
  • 11th convocation was held on July 15, 2007, at Bangladesh China Friendship Conference Centre in Dhaka.
  • 10th convocation was held on June 12, 2006, at Bangladesh China Friendship Conference Centre in Dhaka.
  • 9th convocation was held on June 11, 2005, at Bangladesh China Friendship Conference Centre in Dhaka.
  • 7th convocation was held on June 7, 2003, at Bangladesh China Friendship Conference Centre in Dhaka.
  • 6th convocation was held on June 9, 2002, at Bangladesh China Friendship Conference Centre in Dhaka.

Academic facilities[edit]

Central Library of IUB is a gateway to information for students, faculty and staff. The library contains over 50,000 volumes and subscribes to over 1000 journals and periodicals. The library has online access to many databases, e.g. Emerald, Jstor, Oxford University Press Journal, Hinari, etc. All books and journals titles can be accessed through IUB library online databases. The Library is truly the heart of the Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB). It has been growing with the young university constantly serving the vibrant community of student and faculty since its inception. In 1993 the library launched in a room having around area of 850 sqft at House 8, Road 10, Baridhara, Dhaka and traveled to-days permanent address at Bashundhara as IUB Central Library where the library occupies three floors for stacking reading materials, accommodating readers in reading rooms and the library personnel at work places. The library emphasizes services to clients, at the same time trying to increase their self help-and self-service capacities. The library is the major contributor the university's aim of developing independent learners.

Its computer center provides online facilities to all students which is under fibre-optic network system. Its laboratory consists of five units: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Science and Geographical Information Service (GIS) Lab.

Student Activities[edit]

In IUB, co-curricular activities organized by the Division of Student Activities (DoSA). The student community has numerous clubs such as

  • Literary Society
  • Debating Club
  • Science Society
  • Business Students’ Society
  • Social & Welfare Society
  • Green Sphere
  • Art Club
  • Cricket Club
  • Bangla Club
  • Club of Engineering & Science
  • Monte Carlo Informatics Club of Department of Environmental Science
  • Independent Economic Society
  • Environment Club of IUBC
  • IUB Theater Club.

University Collaboration[edit]

The University has established collaborations with following top universities and institutions abroad:

  • Harvard University in Cambridge Massachusetts, USA
  • Stanford University, USA
  • McMaster University in Canada
  • Brown University in Providence Rhode Island, USA
  • University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
  • Hemline University in ST.Paul, Minnesota, USA
  • Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, USA
  • Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs (HECUA) in Minnesota, USA
  • Middlesex University in the UK
  • University of South Australia (UniSA), Australia
  • Griffith College, Dublin (GCD), Ireland
  • Pokhana University, Nepal
  • Can Tho University, Vietnam
  • American Association of University Administrators, USA
  • Association of University of Asia and Pacific, Thailand
  • International Association of University, France
  • International Association of University Presidents, UK
  • Council of American Overseas Research Centers, USA



  1. ^ IUB at a glance, Information about the University, retrieved 2007-01-24 
  2. ^ Private University Act, 1992, retrieved 2007-06-17 
  3. ^ IUB at a glance, Information about the University, retrieved 2007-09-07 
  4. ^

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 23°48′56″N 90°25′40″E / 23.81568°N 90.42768°E / 23.81568; 90.42768