Islamic University of Technology

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Islamic University of Technology
ইসলামিক ইউনিভার্সিটি অব টেকনোলজি
Islamic University of Technology (coat of arms).png
TypeInternational University
Established1981 (1981): ICTVTR
1994: IIT
2001: IUT
AffiliationOrganisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), International Association of Universities (IAU), Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World (FUIW), Association of the Universities of Asia and the Pacific (AUAP), Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB), University Grants Commission of Bangladesh (UGC)
ChancellorSecretary General of OIC
Vice-ChancellorDr. Omar Jah (Acting VC)
Academic staff
100+
Administrative staff
200+
Undergraduates2000+
Postgraduates300+
Location, ,
CampusUrban, 12 hectares (30 acres)
LanguageEnglish
Colours
Nickname
  • IUT
  • The Red Heaven
SportsFootball- Impulse FC Basketball- IUT Basketeers
Websitewww.iutoic-dhaka.edu

Islamic University of Technology (IUT) (Arabic: الجامعة الإسلامية للتقنية‎) (French: Université islamique de technologie) (Bengali: ইসলামিক ইউনিভার্সিটি অব টেকনোলজি) is an international university located in the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh. It is a subsidiary organ of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). IUT is considered as one of the leading and prestigious PhD granting engineering universities in Bangladesh. IUT offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering and technical education. IUT receives direct endowment from OIC member states and offers scholarships to students in the form of tuition waiver, free boarding and medicare. The elegant campus was designed by Turkish architect Pamir Mehmet,[1] an MIT graduate.[2][3]

Accreditation[edit]

IUT has been granted membership of-


Location[edit]

IUT is located at Board Bazar, Gazipur, about 30 kilometres (19 mi) north of Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh.[4]

History[edit]

Islamic University of Technology, established in 1978, was first known as Islamic Center for Technical, Vocational Training and Research (ICTVTR). It was proposed in the 9th Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers (ICFM) held in Dakar, Republic of Senegal on 24–28 April 1978. The establishment of IUT in Dhaka, Bangladesh was then approved by the foreign ministers. All the members of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) agreed to co-operate for the implementation of the project.

The implementation of the infrastructure commenced with the holding of the first meeting of the Board of Governors in June 1979. Foundation stone of ICTVTR was laid by President Ziaur Rahman of the People's Republic of Bangladesh on 27 March 1981 in the presence of Yasir Arafat, the then-chairman of the PLO, and Habib Chatty, the then-Secretary General of OIC. The construction of the campus was completed in 1987 at a cost of US$11 Million[5][US$25 Million (2019)] . ICTVTR was formally inaugurated by Hossain Mohammad Ershad, the president of Bangladesh on 14 July 1988.

The 22nd ICFM held in Casablanca, Morocco on 10–11 December 1994 renamed the ICTVTR as Islamic Institute of Technology (IIT). IIT was formally inaugurated by Begum Khaleda Zia, prime minister of Bangladesh on 21 September 1995. The 28th ICFM held in Bamako, Republic of Mali on 25–29 June, 2001 commended the efforts of IIT and decided to rename the IIT as Islamic University of Technology (IUT). IUT was formally inaugurated by Begum Khaleda Zia, prime minister of Bangladesh on 29 November 2001.

The university started offering regular courses from December 1986 and completed 33 academic years in 2019. The 33rd convocation was held at the university on December 2019.

Administration and governance[edit]

Administrative Structure[edit]

Joint General Assembly
The Islamic Commission for Economic, Cultural and Social Affairs consisting of all member states of the OIC acts as the Joint General Assembly of the subsidiary organs including IUT. This assembly acts as the General Assembly of the university. It determines the general policy and provides general guidance. It examines the activities of the university and submits recommendations to the ICFM. Internal rules and regulations which govern the internal activities are shaped through the decisions of this assembly. It elects the members of the governing body and examines the whole budget for a year. The Finance Control Organ of the university audits the financial possessions of the university and submits it to this assembly. Then it is submitted to the ICFM from here.
Governing Board
It is composed of nine members including a member from the host country who are selected by the Joint General Assembly. Members are selected as per geographical distribution and importance of the countries and people. The secretary general of OIC or his representative and the vice-chancellor of the university become members of this board by their status. They are included as ex-officio members. This board focuses on the precision activities and programs of IUT and sends recommendations to the Joint General Assembly. This is the body that consults about the promoting measures of IUT with General Secretariat and it approves the final curricula of training and research programs. One of its prime jobs is to grant degrees, diplomas and certificates according to academic regulations.
Executive Committee
This is an organ of the Governing Board and is empowered to deal, between meetings of the board, with any matter that may be referred to it by the vice-chancellor or that may be delegated by the board. All interim actions of this committee are reported to the Governing Board. The Executive Committee of the board consists of the secretary of Ministry of Labour and Employment of Bangladesh as the chairman, heads of the diplomatic missions of the member states of OIC in Bangladesh (to be nominated by the Governing Board) and the Vice-Chancellor of IUT as a general member.
Academic Council
Subject to other provisions this council advises the Governing Board on all academic matters. It makes the proper conduct of teaching, training and examinations and distributes the awards of fellowship, scholarship, medals and prizes.

Some statutory committees are formed to ensure management of programmes and activities in the relevant and related fields. These committees include the Administrative Advisory Committee, Departmental Committee, Disciplinary Committee, Finance Committee, Planning and Development Committee, Research Committee, Selection Committee, Students' Welfare Committee, Syllabus Committee, etc.

List of Vice-Chancellors[edit]

  1. Dr. Rafiquddin Ahmad (Director 1978-1987)
  2. Prof. Dr. Abdul Matin Patwari (Director General 1987-1998)
  3. Prof. Dr. M Anwar Hossain (1998 -2003)
  4. Prof. Dr. Md. Fazli Ilahi (January 2003 – April 2008)[6]
  5. Prof. Dr. Md. Imtiaz Hossain (April 2008- April 2016)
  6. Prof. Dr. Munaz Ahmed Noor (April 2016 – February 2018)[7]
  7. Dr. Omar Jah (Acting VC) ( February 2018 – present)

Academics[edit]

Academic year at the university begins in January. Each academic year is composed of two semesters - Winter and Summer. An undergraduate degree takes four years of full-time study to complete and a master's degree takes two years to complete. The medium of instruction is English.

Faculties and Departments[edit]

Undergraduate and Graduate programmes are offered by six departments under two faculties. The faculties are Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Science & Technical Education.

IUT Campus
Five Fundamentals Gate
Lake
South Hall of Residence and Student Center

Faculty of Engineering[edit]

Faculty of Science & Technical Education[edit]

Research Centers[edit]

  • Department of Research, Extension and Advisory Services and Publication (REASP)
  • Energy and Environment Center (EEC)

Enrollment[edit]

IUT was established to support students from the OIC member states. Students from South Asia, Middle East and Africa joins the university every year. Admissions are highly competitive with thousands competing for limited coveted seats. Students are admitted once per academic year. The admission process starts in August and wraps up by December.

Undergraduate Programmes[edit]

Every year around 550 students are accepted to various undergraduate programmes.[8] Prospective international students from over fifty OIC member states are selected by the nominating authority of the respective member state.

Students from the host country Bangladesh are selected based on placement test conducted by the university. Thousands of initial applicants are screened to select about 4,000 applicants for the placement test based on their secondary and higher-secondary level results (grades in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and English). Out of the 4,000 students appearing for the placement test, only top 10% are accepted for admission.[9]

Graduate Programmes[edit]

Students for Master's and PhD programmes are selected by Post Graduate Committee (PGC) of respective departments. Similar to undergraduate admission, international students are selected by the nominating authority of the respective OIC member state. Students from the host country are required to appear for interview/placement test.

Engineering and Technology Programmes[edit]

Graduate Programmes[edit]

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)[edit]

  1. Computer Science and Engineering
  2. Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  3. Mechanical Engineering
  4. Civil Engineering

Master of Science / Master of Engineering[edit]

  1. Computer Science and Engineering
  2. Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  3. Mechanical Engineering
  4. Civil Engineering

Master of Science in Technical Education[edit]

  1. Computer Science and Engineering
  2. Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  3. Mechanical Engineering

Undergraduate Programmes[edit]

Bachelor of Science[edit]

  1. Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  2. Computer Science and Engineering
  3. Software Engineering
  4. Mechanical Engineering
  5. Industrial and Production Engineering
  6. Civil Engineering

Bachelor of Business Administration[edit]

  1. Business & Technology Management

Bachelor of Science in Technical Education[edit]

  1. Computer Science and Engineering
  2. Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  3. Mechanical Engineering

Campus[edit]

Academic Buildings[edit]

Academic Building
Academic Building

IUT has three academic buildings for academic use and offices of faculty members.

  • First Academic Building
  • Second Academic Building
  • Third Academic Building

Administrative Building[edit]

The administrative building is used for the offices of the Vice-Chancellor, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Registrar, Comptroller and other administrative staff.

Computer Center[edit]

IUT has a central computer center located in the first academic building. The computer center is managed by a dedicated team of technical specialists. It maintains e-mail accounts for students, staff and faculty members. A campus-wide network with Novell NetWare 5.1 and UnixWare 2 connects the centre to various departments, library and offices. Internet connectivity is available for the students, faculty and staff.

Library[edit]

The library is located on the first floor of the Library/Cafeteria building overlooking the lake on the eastern and western sides. The library has a floor area of 1300 sq. meters with a shelf space for 52,000 books. It is divided into two sections- General and Research/Reference. There are over 26,000 books on engineering, technical and vocational subjects. The library subscribes to numerous online and printed technical journals to support research work. The library catalog is available online. The automated library circulation system allows users to borrow books using the bar-code system.

Auditorium[edit]

IUT has a fully air-conditioned multi-purpose auditorium. The auditorium can accommodate about 600 people. The degree/diploma awarding convocation ceremony, seminars, cultural functions and examinations are held in the auditorium. The auditorium has a stage, green room, special guest room, film-projection facilities along with a conference room and balconies along the adjacent lake.

Auditorium and Mosque

Student Life[edit]

Student Housing[edit]

North Hall of Residence

IUT has three Halls of Residence for on campus accommodation.

  • North Hall of Residence
  • South Hall of Residence
  • Female Hall of Residence

The north hall and the south hall are for male students, while female hall is for female students. The north hall and the south hall are five storied, consisting of 150 rooms each. The female hall is four storied, consisting of 40 rooms. The rooms in the halls are fully furnished. Each room can accommodate up to four students.

Cafeterias[edit]

Central Cafeteria

IUT has three self-service cafeterias (Central, North and Female) where residential students can take their meals. The cafeterias serve breakfast, lunch, evening snacks and dinner. Non-residential students can purchase meals from the cafeteria using their smart card. The cafeterias are managed by the Cafeteria Committee composed of faculty members, students and administrative staff.

Mosque[edit]

Mosque

There is a mosque right at the heart of the campus. The mosque is two storied and with an adjacent minaret. The mosque is open to the public during the Friday Jumma Prayer.

Athletics[edit]

The university attaches great importance to co-curricular activities and encourages the students to participate in various games and sports. The Games and Sports Committee consisting of the student members and few staff members, looks after the indoor and outdoor games. It also organizes the annual athletic competition.

Sports Infrastructure[edit]

Student Center[edit]

The university has two student centers with TV room, newspapers room, indoor games room, facilities for board games, chess and Table Tennis tables.

Gymnasium[edit]

The University gymnasium is a spacious area with an indoor basketball court and sporting equipment.

Fitness Center[edit]

The University has a fitness center. This center is equipped with various fitness training equipment including parallel bars, uneven bars, and weight exercise equipment.

Outdoor Facilities[edit]

Outdoor sporting facilities include football grounds, volleyball grounds, basketball courts, lawn tennis court, cricket practice pitch and badminton courts.

Student Organizations[edit]

Student Societies[edit]

IUTDS – IUT Debating Society[edit]

Established in 2002, with the motto ‘Debating for Knowledge Dissemination’, IUT Debating Society (IUTDS) is one of the most successful debating club in Bangladesh. Throughout its journey, IUTDS has had glorious achievements both in Bangladesh, by becoming national champions, and internationally, by ranking highly at the World Universities Debating Championship (WUDC). Along with these tangible achievements, IUTDS has also established a tradition and culture of free speech and exchange of ideas among its members.

IUTCS – IUT Computer Society[edit]

IUT Computer Society (IUTCS) was formed in 2008 by the students of the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology (later renamed to the Department of Computer Science and Engineering). The activities of the society include Programming Classes, Programming Contests, Application Development Classes, Co-curricular Aid and Projects. In addition workshops on current mainstream applications/ technologies as well as seminars with notable personalities and professionals in the ICT sector are a regular part of the calendar events of the IUT Computer Society.

IUTSIKS - IUT Society of Islamic Knowledge Seekers[edit]

The motto of IUT Society of Islamic Knowledge Seekers is "Seeking the true knowledge of Islam". IUTSIKS was established in 2008. Initially it was called IUT Islamic Study Society. In 2016, it was renamed to IUTSIKS.

IUTPS – IUT Photographic Society[edit]

Islamic University of Technology Photographic Society (IUTPS) is an on-campus organization aimed to bring together the students who share interest in photography and creativity. Founded in 2010, IUTPS is now a prestigious name among the photography club in the university level. IUTPS arrange classes, organize regular photo walks, and intra photography competition.

IUTCBS - IUT Career and Business Society[edit]

The Career and Business Society prepares the students for their professional lives by engaging in various career oriented activities like Career Fair and networking events. It creates a platform for the students to develop communication skills and prepare them for professional world through grooming sessions and seminars.

International Organization Chapter[edit]

IEEE IUT Student Branch[edit]

Founded in 1963 in USA, The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is world's largest technical professional organization with over 420,000 members in 160 countries. IEEE IUT Student Branch is a chapter of the Bangladesh Section of IEEE. The branch was founded in 1999 by the students of EEE department.

IMechE IUT Student Chapter[edit]

Founded in 1847 in the UK, Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) has over 120,000 members in 140 countries. The IMechE IUT Student Chapter was founded by the students of MPE department.

Alumni Association[edit]

IUT Alumni Association (IUTAA) was formed in 2004 by IUT alumni to establish a common platform for social, cultural and professional exchanges among the alumni. IUTAA is run by a ten-member executive committee led by the President of the association. The executive committee is elected by registered graduates through a confidential voting process. The association maintains an office in IUT campus.

Technology Festivals[edit]

Every year four technology festivals are organized by the four departments of the University. Each departmental festival is organized by the students of the respective department with support from the faculty members. Students from various universities and colleges participate in the competitions of the fests. Competitions are primarily based on engineering, technology, general knowledge and business. The University is open to the public during these festivals.

Technology Festivals
Festival Organizing Department
ICT FEST Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering and IUT Computer Society
ESONANCE Dept. of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
MECCELERATION Dept. of Mechanical & Production Engineering
CENNOVATION Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://archnet.org/publications/2984
  2. ^ "Mehmet Doruk Pamir". DoluSözlük.[self-published source]
  3. ^ "ICTVR Social and Administrative Center". Archnet. Archived from the original on 19 June 2010.
  4. ^ "The University". Islamic University of Technology. Archived from the original on 26 July 2008.
  5. ^ https://archnet.org/publications/2984
  6. ^ "Prof Fazli Ilahi new VC of IUT". The Daily Star. 6 January 2003. Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  7. ^ "Munaz Ahmed Noor made VC of IUT". www.observerbd.com. Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  8. ^ "Admission Portal". admission.iutoic-dhaka.edu. Retrieved 6 March 2019.[verification needed]
  9. ^ "Admission Portal". admission.iutoic-dhaka.edu. Retrieved 11 March 2019.

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Coordinates: 23°56′53″N 90°22′44″E / 23.94806°N 90.37889°E / 23.94806; 90.37889