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Islamic University, Bangladesh
Bengali: ইসলামী বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়, বাংলাদেশ
Main Gate
Main Gate
MottoTo be on the way to internationalization.
TypePublic University, Coeducational
EstablishedNovember 22, 1979 (1979-11-22)
ChancellorPresident Md. Abdul Hamid
Vice-ChancellorProf. Dr. Harun-Ur-Rashid Askari
Academic staff
410+
Administrative staff
400+
Students18,000+ (Undergrad, postgrad)
Postgraduates666 (M.Phil. degree awarded), 505 (ongoing)
464 (Degree Awarded), 438 (Ongoing)[1]
Location,
23°43′16″N 89°09′01″E / 23.7212°N 89.1504°E / 23.7212; 89.1504
CampusUrban
LanguageEnglish, Bengali, Arabic
Academic departments34
Colours     Green      White
Nicknameইবি; IU
AffiliationsACU, UK
IAU, France
FUIW
AUN
UGC, Bangladesh
SportsFootball, cricket, basketball, volleyball, athletics
Websiteiu.ac.bd

Islamic University, Bangladesh (Bengali: ইসলামী বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়, বাংলাদেশ) (Arabic: الجامعة الإسلامية بنغلاديش‎) (French: Université Islamique, Bangladesh), commonly known as Islamic University, Kushtia (Bengali: ইবি), is one of the six major public research and PhD granting universities in Bangladesh and largest seats of higher education in the south-west part of the country.[2] It is financially aided by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and financed by the Government of Bangladesh through University Grants Commission, Bangladesh. On 22 November 1979, the foundation of the Islamic University was set up in Kushtia,[3] and it is operated under the Islamic University Act of 1980.[4] Islamic University began operations on 28 June 1986. It is the seventh oldest university in the country and the first university on the land of independent Bangladesh which was established after acquiring independence from then West Pakistan in 1971.[5][6] It grants undergraduate, graduate and doctorate degrees.

History[edit]

Islamic University Auditorium, Kushtia, Bangladesh

On 1 December 1976 then government announced the establishment of the Islamic University to promote Islamic System of education and to co-ordinate with Islamic Education and other branches of modern education in the country. Islamic University, Kushtia was founded on 22 November 1979 at Shantidanga-Dulalpur (Kushtia-Jhenidah) by then president of Bangladesh General Ziaur Rahman, based on the recommendation of ‘Islamic University Planning Committee’ on 7 January 1977 headed by M. A. Bari including seven other members.

The Islamic University Act was passed by National Assembly of Bangladesh on 27 December 1980.

The main objective for establishing Islamic University is “to provide for instruction in theology and other fields of Islamic Studies and comparative jurisprudence and such other branches of learning at Graduate and Postgraduate level as the University may think fit and make provision for research including Post-Doctorate research and training for the advancement and dissemination of knowledge”[Clause 5(a), The Islamic University Act 1980(37)].

On 1 January 1981 the government of Bangladesh appointed A. N. M. Mamtajuddin Choudhury as the first vice-chancellor and the university became operational that year.[7]

As construction of several important buildings began, a presidential decree was issued on 15 May 1982 to shift the university from Shantidanga-Dulalpur (Kushtia-Jhenaidah) to Boardbazar, Gazipur on an area of 50 acres. The construction of an academic building, two residential halls and other necessary infrastructures were completed. Initially two faculties (Faculty of Theology and Islamic Studies, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences) with four departments (Al-Quran, Dawah, Accounting, Management) were established and 300 students were enrolled in the session of 1985-86..

In 1987, two more departments (Sharia and Economics) were established.

On 28 December 1988, while the infrastructure development and academic activities were in full swing, the university was again shifted to Shantidanga-Dulalpur (Kushtia-Jhenidah).

In 1991 five more departments — Bengali, English, Arabic, Islamic History, and Public Administration — were established.

In 1995 three more departments — of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, and Computer Science and Engineering— were established.

In 1998 three more departments — Information and Communication Technology, Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, and Nutrition and Food Technology — were established.

In 2007 two more departments Mathematics, and Al-Fiqh and Legal Studies— were established.

In 2009 two more departments Finance and Banking, and Statistics— were established.

In 2015 three more departments — Folklore Studies, Political Science, and Marketing— were opened.

On 25 September 2017, 8 more departments— Law and Land Management, Development Studies, Social Welfare, Biomedical Engineering, Pharmacy, Environmental Science & Geography, Human Resources Management, Tourism and Hospitality Management — were established.[8][9]

At present there are 34 departments under 8 faculties i. e. Faculty of Theology & Islamic Studies, Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Social Sciences, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Business Administration, Faculty of Sciences, Faculty of Engineering & Technology, and Faculty of Biological Sciences.

It may be mentioned that the department of Information and Communication Technology of Islamic University in Kushtia was opened in 1998 as the pioneer department in that name in Bangladesh. In addition, "ICE Innovation Lab", the first ever Internet of Things (IoT) Lab in Bangladesh, was inaugurated at the department of Information and Communication Engineering (ICE) of Islamic University (IU) in Kushtia on 21 September 2016. Three former students of the department contributed to the procurement of all the Internet of Things (IoT)-related equipment including Sensor, Raspberry pi, Arduino, Sheild etc. for the Innovation Lab.[10][11][12]

On 23 June 2009, an Act of the Parliament assigned the President as chancellor, replacing the Prime Minister.[13]

The 'Bangabandhu Chair' was established at IU under Bangla department on 20 July 2017 to carry out extensive researche on the life, political activities and ideology of the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, founder of modern Bangladesh. Professor Shamsuzzaman Khan, director general of Bangla Academy, was appointed as 'Bangabandhu Chair' Professor at Islamic University (IU) in Kushtia on 1 October 2018.

Administration[edit]

The Chancellor is the ceremonial head of the university who appoints the Vice-chancellor. The position is held by the incumbent President of Bangladesh, the Head of State of Bangladesh.The Vice-chancellor is the executive head of the university. Present and the 12th Vice-Chancellor is Harun-Ur-Rashid Askari, who writes under the pen name Rashid Askari, was appointed on 21 August 2016.[14][15] M. Shahinoor Rahman has been the pro vice-chancellor since 20 February 2013.[16] The treasurer is Selim Toha.[17]

Chancellor President Mohammad Abdul Hamid, the President of the People's Republic of Bangladesh
Vice-chancellor Prof. Dr. Harun-Ur-Rashid Askari
Pro vice-chancellor Prof. Dr. M. Shahinoor Rahman
Treasurer Prof. Dr. Selim Toha
Registrar S. M. Abdul Latif (In charge)

List of vice-chancellors[edit]

[18]

  1. A. N. M. Mamotaz Uddin (from 9 February 1979 to 31 December 1980)
  2. Muhammad Sirazul Islam (from 28 December 1988 to 17 June 1991)
  3. Muhammad Abdul Hamid (from 18 June 1991 to 21 March 1995)
  4. Muhammad Enam-Ul-Haque (from 9 May 1995 to 2 September 1997)
  5. Kayes Uddin (from 3 September 1997 to 19 October 2000)
  6. Muhammad Lutfar Rahman (from 20 October 2000 to 3 November 2001)
  7. Muhammad Mustafizur Rahman (from 10 December 2001 to 2 April 2004)
  8. M. Rafiqul Islam (from 3 April 2004 to 10 July 2006)
  9. Foyez Muhammad Sirazul Haque (from 10 August 2006 to 8 March 2009)
  10. M. Alauddin (from 9 March 2009 to 27 December 2012)
  11. Abdul Hakim Sarkar (from 27 December 2012 to 30 June 2016)
  12. Harun-Ur-Rashid Askari (from 21 August 2016 to till date);

Notable Persons[edit]

Faculties:

  • Faculty of Theology and Islamic Studies
  • Faculty of Engineering and Technology
  • Faculty of Biological Sciences
  • Faculty of Sciences
  • Faculty of Business Administration
  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Law

Institutes:

  • Institute of Islamic Education and Research (IIER)
  • Institute of Modern Languages (proposed)
  • Institute of Education and Research (Proposed)

Academics[edit]

Faculties and Departments[edit]

At present the university offers academic programs through its 33 departments under 8 faculties and one self-contained Institute of Islamic Education and Research (IIER). The government-approved recent organogram of the university sets out to operate 59 departments and 3 self-contained Institutes. The faculty-wise distribution of departments is as follows:

Faculty of Theology and Islamic Studies[edit]

Offered Degree: BTIS(Hons.), MTIS, M.Phil & PhD.

There are three departments under this faculty and the medium of instructions are Arabic, English & Bengali based on subjects, which are:

No Name of the department Medium of instruction and exam. Year of establishment Seats
01 Al-Quran and Islamic Studies Arabic, English, Bengali 1986 80
02 Dawah and Islamic Studies Arabic, English, Bengali 1986 80
03 Al-Hadith and Islamic Studies Arabic, English, Bengali 1992 80

Faculty of Engineering and Technology[edit]

Offered Degree: B.Sc.Engg./B.Engg., M.Sc.Engg./M.Engg., M.Phil. & PhD.

There are five departments including applied/engineering sciences under this faculty and the medium of instruction & examination is English, which are:

No Name of the department Medium of instruction and exam. Year of establishment Seats
01 Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) English 1995 50
02 Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) English 1995 50
03 Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering (ACCE) English 1995 50
04 Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

[Former name: Information & Comm. Engg. (ICE)]

English 1998 50
05 Biomedical Engineering (BME) English 2017 50
06 Nuclear Engineering (NE) English Proposed 50
07 Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) English Proposed 50

Faculty of Biological Sciences[edit]

Offered Degree: B.Pharm., M.Pharm., B.Sc.(Hons.), M.Sc. & PhD.

There are three departments including applied/biological sciences under this faculty and the medium of instruction & examination is English, which are:

No Name of the department Medium of instruction and exam. Year of establishment Seats
01 Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (BTGE) English 1998 50
02 Applied Nutrition and Food Technology (ANFT) English 1998 50
03 Pharmacy English 2017 50
04 Public Health English Proposed 50
05 Microbiology English Proposed 50
06 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology English Proposed 50

Faculty of Sciences[edit]

Offered Degree: B.Sc.(Hons.), M.Sc., M.Phil & PhD.

There are three departments including physical/mathematical sciences under this faculty and the medium of instruction & examination is English, which are:

No Name of the department Medium of instruction and exam. Year of establishment Seats
01 Mathematics English 2007 50
02 Statistics English 2009 50
03 Environmental Science & Geography (ESG) English 2017 50
04 Chemistry English Proposed 50
05 Physics English Proposed 50
06 Botany English Proposed 50
07 Zoology English Proposed 50
08 Physical Education and Sports Science English Proposed 50
09 Geology and Mining English Proposed 50
10 Disaster Management English Proposed 50

Faculty of Business Administration[edit]

Offered Degree: BBA, MBA, M.Phil & PhD.

There are six departments under this faculty and the medium of instruction & examination is English, which are:

No Name of the department Medium of instruction and exam. Year of establishment Seats
01 Accounting and Information Systems (AIS) English 1986 75
02 Management (MGT) English 1986 75
03 Finance and Banking (FAB) English 2009 75
04 Marketing (MKT) English 2015 75
05 Human Resources Management (HRM) English 2017 75
06 Tourism and Hospitality Management (THM) English 2017 75
07 Banking and Insurance English Proposed 75
08 International Business English Proposed 75
09 Management Information System (MIS) English Proposed 75

Faculty of Arts[edit]

Offered Degree: B.A.(Hons.), M.A., M.Phil & PhD.

There are five departments under this faculty and the medium of instructions are English, Bengali & Arabic based on each department individually, which are:

No Name of the department Medium of instruction and exam. Year of establishment Seats
01 Arabic Language and Literature Arabic, English, Bengali 1991 80
02 Bengali Bengali, English 1991 80
03 English English 1991 100
04 Islamic History and Culture Bengali, English 1991 80
05 Folklore Studies Bengali, English 2015 80
06 History English, Bengali Proposed 80
07 Philosophy English, Bengali Proposed 80
08 Linguistics English Proposed 80
09 Theater and Performing Arts English, Bengali Proposed 80
10 Music English, Bengali Proposed 80
11 Fine Arts English, Bengali Proposed 80
12 World Religions English, Bengali Proposed 80

Faculty of Social Sciences[edit]

Offered Degree: B.A.(Hons.), B.S.S(Hons.), M.A., M.S.S., M.Phil & PhD.

There are five departments under this faculty and the medium of instructions are English based on each department, which are:

No Name of the department Medium of instruction and exam. Year of establishment Seats
01 Economics English 1989 75
02 Public Administration English, Bengali 1991 75
03 Political Science English, Bengali 2015 75
04 Development Studies English 2017 75
05 Social Welfare English 2017 75
06 International Relations English, Bengali Proposed 75
07 Sociology English, Bengali Proposed 75
08 Anthropology English Proposed 75
09 Mass Communication & Journalism English Proposed 75

Faculty of Law[edit]

Offered Degree: LLB, LLM, M.Phil & PhD.

There are three departments under this faculty and the medium of instructions are English, Bengali & Arabic based on each department individually .

No Name of the department Medium of instruction and exam. Year of establishment Seats
01 Law English, Bengali 1990 80
02 Al-Fiqh and Legal Studies English, Arabic, Bengali 2007 80
03 Law and Land Management English, Bengali 2017 80

Institutes[edit]

Presently IU has one institute, Institute of Islamic Education and Research (IIRR). B.Ed, M.Ed, Diploma, Diploma in Library and Information Science, Junior Diploma in Chinese Language programs are conducted by this institute. By 2021, a total of three institutes will be established at IU as per newly approved program of the university.

No Name of the Institute
01 Institute of Islamic Education and Research (IIER)
02 Institute of Modern Languages (proposed)
03 Institute of Education and Research (Proposed)

Libraries[edit]

The University Library, housed in a separate four-storey building, is one of the biggest in Bangladesh.It is named 'khademul haramain badshah Fahd bin abdul aziz central library '. There are thousands of books and volumes, including bound volumes of periodicals. In addition, It subscribes to hundred of foreign journals. It has an advanced level E-Library Teachers, students and researchers are able to read all journals, books research papers and articles, by using the E-Library facilities. Students have to be member of the library till their studentship in the university. The library has 'Bangabandhu Corner'[19] Muktijuddho Corner (Liberation War Corner) which provides the opportunity to learn the history of independence of Bangladesh against then Pakistan.

Moreover, every academic department of the university has its own seminar library for its students, from where students can borrow books for a month. Academic journals, international research papers also available in the departmental library. In addition, every hall of residence has its own library, give opportunities to the residential students to read books, journals, newspapers and borrow books.

Convocations[edit]

The first convocation of the university was held on 27 April 1993.[20] Since then, a second convocation was held on 5 December 1999 and the third on 28 March 2002. The 4th convocation of Islamic University (IU), Kushtia, was held on 7 January 2018.[21][22][23][24][25]

Collaboration and MoU with foreign universities and institutes[edit]

IU has academic collaboration and Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with following institutes:The first international collaboration was signed between Islamic University, Kushtia, Bangladesh and Nagasaki University, Japan in 2015. The both universities agreed for exchange students, faculties, research and other matters of mutual interests until March 2020.

Enrollment[edit]

Undergraduate (Bachelor's)[edit]

Before starting every academic session, applications for admission into undergraduate studies are asked by IU authority and prepares details prospectus on the admission process including qualifications criteria i.e. cumulative grade points average of Secondary level (S.S.C or equivalent to Grade-10), Higher Secondary level (H.S.C or equivalent to Grade-12), Diploma, A level, O level etc. The prospectus also include units’ distribution on different subjects under different faculties, seat capacity, examinations fee and particular date to be held the examinations. The Undergraduate admission test is one of the competitive examinations in Bangladesh.

After completion of twelve years of studies or higher secondary level (H.S.C or equivalent to Grade-12) education, a student can submit her or his application for undergraduate admission if he/she fulfills the minimum requirements. There are 8 units (A to H) for admission test; each unit has its unique questions patterns .i.e. applicants are required to answer questions on physics, mathematics, chemistry, biology, English etc. based on the unit's subjects type to be admitted under Faculty of Applied Science and Technology.

For the faculty of Business Administrations, applicants are required to answer questions on business studies, accounting, general knowledge, and mathematics. For the Faculty of Law and Shariah, applicants are required to answer questions on English, Bengali, and general knowledge. For the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, applicants are required to answer questions on English, Bengali, and general Knowledge. For the Faculty of Theology and Islamic Studies, applicants are required to answer questions on Arabic, Al-Quran, Al-Hadith, Dawah & Islamic studies, Al-Fiqh, Islamic history, English, Bengali, and general knowledge.

More than one lac (100,000+) students are seat for the competitive examination to be enrolled at Islamic University, but after the admission test, only about 1600 students are admitted.

Postgraduate (Master's)[edit]

For admission to Master's programs, eligible candidates are required to appear in interviews and/or written tests.

Postgraduate research (M.Phil or Ph.D)[edit]

Before starting every academic session, applications for admission into postgraduate studies i.e. M.Phil or Ph.D are asked by IU authority and prepares details prospectus on the admission process including qualifications criteria i.e. cumulative grade points average of Secondary level (S.S.C or equivalent to Grade-10), Higher Secondary level (H.S.C or equivalent to Grade-12), Diploma, A level, O level, percentage of marks in the bachelor studies, and number of publications or research papers etc.[27][28]

Post-graduate diploma[edit]

IU offers a 1-year diploma in Library and Information Science and a 1-year Junior Diploma in Chinese Language under Institute of Islamic Education and Research (IIRR).[29]

International Student Affairs & Admission Cell (ISAC)[edit]

IU also welcomes foreign students every year for undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate research programs M.Phil, Ph.D, enrollment process is conducted by International Student Affairs & Admission Cell (ISAC) at IU. Students can be admitted at IU from SAARC countries, South Asian Countries Middle East countries specially from Nepal, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bhutan, Somalia, Cambodia, Afghanistan and Indonesia.[30]

Academic buildings[edit]

There are six academic buildings in IU to operate academic activities of 33 departments, which are:

No Name
01 Faculty Building
02 Faculty of Applied Science and Technology Building
03 Nuclear Scientist M. A. Wazed Miah Science Building
04 Faculty of Business Administration Building
05 Mir Mosharraf Hossain Academic Building
06 Rabindra-Nazrul Arts Building

Magazines, journals and research bulletins[edit]

  • Journal of Islamic University (IU Journal)
  • Journal of the Faculty of Applied Science and Technology
  • Journal of the Faculty of Business Administration
  • Islamic University Studies
  • Swapno literary magazine[31]
  • "Mukta Bangla literary magazine[32]

Innovations and achievements[edit]

  • The Intelligent Smart and Versatile Home Security System was designed by Niaz Mustakim, an M.Sc student of the Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) Department. It can be used for everyday tasks like opening and closing doors, switching lights and air-conditioning on and off, as well as warning of dangers such as gas leaks and fire.[33]
  • A robot was invented by ASM Shamim Hasan, an M.Sc student of the Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) Department. The device is capable of collecting information from spaces which are usually out of the reach of humans.[34]
  • IU is four times champions in football, two times in basketball and fourteen times in volleyball at the Bangladesh inter-universities sports competition. Moreover, some IU students played in the Asian games and Olympic games for the Bangladesh National Team and acquired prizes at that competition.

Computer Centre[edit]

Islamic University Computer Centre was established in order to accelerating research facilities for faculty, staff and students.[35]

Present Director of the Computer Centre is Paresh Chandra Barman (Ph.D, KAIST, South Korea; Professor of ICE, IU).

ICT Cell[edit]

The Information and Communications Technology (ICT) CELL is to deliver technology services to support the Teaching, Learning, Research and Administrative goals of the university, managed by the Computer Centre.

Conferences and workshops[edit]

Islamic University regularly organizes national and international conferences and workshops in its campus. Among the conferences and workshops organized by different faculties and departments, following are notable:

  • National Workshop on Networking and ISP set up (System Administration) using LINUX.
  • International seminar on ‘Role of Microbial Proteases in their own metabolism and host Infection’[36][37][38]
  • 'MOOC-GERMANPROBASHE SEMINAR'
  • Seminar on self-assessment.[39][40][41]
  • Workshop on 'Effective Teaching of English: Best Practice' on 30 July 2016, jointly organized by the English Department of the university and Bangladesh English Language Teachers Association(BELTA), sponsored by the American Centre, US Embassy, Dhaka.[42][43]
  • A three-day workshop on 'Pure Pronunciation, News Presentation and Recitation’[44]
  • A career camp on ‘Information and Communication Technology’[45]
  • A two-day national workshop on 'Bioinformatics and Computational Biology'.[46][47][48]
  • A seminar on ‘comparative study between Tennessee Williams and Nathaniel Hawthorne’.[49][50]
  • An international conference on ‘The Role of Nutrition in Health and Development’.[51][52][53][54][55][56][57]
  • A seminar on ‘the practices of communicative language teaching at private college level in Bangladesh: problem and solutions’.[58]
  • A seminar on 'Regression Analysis and Environmental Statistics'.[59][60]
  • A programme on "Ethics of Teaching: Duties and Responsibilities of a University Teacher".[61][62]
  • An international seminar on 'One Step Forward'[63]
  • An international seminar on ‘Contemporary Trends in Folklore'.[64]
  • Idea Innovation Workshop for Mobile Games and Apps Development.[65]
  • A four day-long training on “Active Citizens Youth Leadership, organized by British Council and Democracy Watch.[66]
  • A seminar on "Photon beam commissioning of an eleckta Synergy linear accelerator".[67]
  • A seminar on "Present Muslim World" [68]
  • A seminar on "Collaboration with Canadian Universities" [69]
  • A seminar on "Traditional Contact and Online Contact in the Light of Al-Fiqh"[70]
  • A seminar on “Language, Culture and Society: A Postcolonial Perspective” [71]
  • An international seminar on “The influence of world literature on the Tagorean characterization of women” was held on 3 March 2018.[72]

[73][74]

  • A seminar on "Role of University to Revive River Economy".[75]
  • An international seminar on ‘Management Practices in Bangladesh and Challenges of Twenty First Century’.[76]
  • An international seminar on 'Historical and Linguistic Features of Arabic Language'.[77]
  • An international seminar on “Innovation of Healthy Products through Biotechnology” “Innovation of Healthy Products through Biotechnology” [78]
  • An international seminar on "Current Trends in Folklore Studies".[79]
  • A seminar on "Arsenic in Coconut Water".[80]
  • An international seminar on ‘'Music and performing arts as the exposition of Lalon’s philosophy".[81]
  • 7th ICSDAP Biennial International Conference on 'Social Unrest, Peace and Development' will be held 27–28 April 2019 at Islamic University.[82]
  • 2nd International Conference on Nursi Studies in Bangladesh "Global Peace and Harmony: The Risala-i Nur Perspective" 28-29 January 2019.[83]
  • An international seminar on 'Natural products for drug discovery and development' was held on June 26, 2019, organized by Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Department of IU.[84][85][86]
  • An international seminar on ‘Contemporary challenges for international humanitarian law’ was held on July 8, 2019, jointly organized by IU Law Faculty and International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)[87][88][89][90]

Baishakah (Bengali New Year) and Science Fair/Carnival[edit]

The university authorities organize the Baishakah (Bengali New Year) and Science Fair every year on the occasion of celebrating Pahela Baishakh and the Bengali New Year. On the occasion, the IU authority organize cultural programs like concert, stages drama, scientific and technological projects show etc.[91]

Student life and facilities at IU campus[edit]

Student body[edit]

The university has about 16,000 regular students.[92] There are eight residential halls for students, including four of 2000 seats for male and three of 1500 seats for female students. This capacity is not enough and students usually live in two adjacent cities, Kushtia and Jheniadah.

Halls of residence[edit]

The university has eight residential halls, five for males and three for females. They are:

  • Male halls:
  • Female halls:
    • Khaleda Zia Hall; named after the ex-prime minister of Bangladesh Begum Khaleda Zia
    • Mother of the Bengal Begum Fazilatunnesa Mujib Hall; named after the wife of the Father of the Nation of Bangladesh, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
    • Deshratna Sheikh Hasina Hall; named after the present prime minister of Bangladesh, daughter of the Father of the Nation of Bangladesh, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman[93]

Transportation[edit]

The university runs its own regular bus services to and from the Kushtia & Jhenidah district town. Although, it has a total of 47 Bus to ensure transportation facilities of the students, teacher officers and support staff residing inside and outside of the campus, but it is not adequate. In addition, VC, Pro-VC and Treasurer use university Car for their transportation facilities.

  • 16 university's own bus (one double-decker bus for students)
  • 31 hired buses (two double-decker buses for students)
  • 2 university's own ambulance
  • 4 university's own minibus

Health services[edit]

Health services are provided by a medical center of the Islamic University. The medical center is situated near the Mir Mosharraf Hosain Academic Building and Mofiz Lake. The medical center offers free medical service and free pathological examinations to students, teachers and staffs of the University and also family members of the teachers and staffs. The Centre provides service round the clock, seven days a week, with 15 doctors working in different shifts. The Centre also has dental unit, eye unit, x-ray department and two ambulances. The Centre has in its premises arrangement for 05 bed accommodation so that students suffering from such contagious diseases as chickenpox or mumps may be taken care of in isolation.[94]

Cafeteria[edit]

There is a central cafeteria, situated within the central auditorium's south side. Moreover, every faculty building, library, residential halls have cafeterias on the campus.

Sports facilities[edit]

IU has two large playground, one is for playing cricket and another for playing football. These two are used as venue of annual athletics competition of the university as well as cricket, football, hockey competitions. Moreover, these two venues are very popular for inter-university football and cricket competition. Students can access the facility all year round. IU has tennis court beside the gymnasium building. It also has a gymnasium cum indoor stadium near the halls of residence where students can do gymnastics and play basketball, badminton during leisure, and this gymnasium is used almost every year for inter-university basketball, badminton competition.

Islamic University theatre[edit]

Islamic University Theatre (IUT) was established in 1991 by students. On 21 October 2017, IU theatre celebrated its 26th birth anniversary by cutting cake. Every now and then drama is staged at the Student Teacher Cultural Centre.[95][96]

Student organizations for extracurricular activities[edit]

University School & College[edit]

IU has a 'Laboratory School & College' of secondary level and higher secondary level education inside the campus for children. The school & college also receives general students from outside of the campus.[101]


See also[edit]

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