American International University-Bangladesh

American International University-Bangladesh (Bengali: আমেরিকান ইন্টারন্যাশনাল ইউনিভার্সিটি-বাংলাদেশ), commonly known by its acronym AIUB, is a private university in Dhaka, Bangladesh.[9][10] This university was established in 1994.[11][12] It offers several degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels from its four faculties.[13] The university is an independent organization with its own board of trustees.[14][15]

American International University-Bangladesh (AIUB)
আমেরিকান ইন্টারন্যাশনাল ইউনিভার্সিটি-বাংলাদেশ (এআইইউবি)
Crest of American International University-Bangladesh
Other name
AIUB
Former name
AMA International University-Bangladesh (1994-2001)
MottoWhere leaders are created
TypePrivate research university
Established1994; 30 years ago (1994)
FounderAnwarul Abedin[1]
Accreditation[2]
AffiliationUniversity Grants Commission (UGC)
Academic affiliations
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ChancellorPresident Mohammed Shahabuddin
Vice-ChancellorSaiful Islam[6]
Academic staff
510+
Full-time doctorate: 121[7]
Administrative staff
110+
Total staff
953 (full-time) as of 2021-2022[7]
Students9,607 as of 2021-2022[7]
Undergraduates36,911 as of 2022-2023[7]
Postgraduates3,500+
Address
408/1 (Old KA 66/1), Kuratoli, Kuril, Khilkhet
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1229
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23°49′19.4″N 90°25′38.8″E / 23.822056°N 90.427444°E / 23.822056; 90.427444
CampusUrban, 30 acres (12 ha)
LanguageEnglish
DemonymAIUBian
Pro-Vice ChancellorAbdur Rahman
Colors  Dark blue
Websiteaiub.edu
AIUB Banner

History

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The university was established in 1994 in Dhaka, Bangladesh[16] as AMA International University Bangladesh, a joint venture between AMA Computer University of the Philippines, and local initiator Anwarul Abedin.[17][18][19] First campus of this university was in Mohakhali, then it shifted to Banani. Regular academic classes started in 1995. AMA Computer University later left the partnership, and in 2001 the university was renamed American International University-Bangladesh.[20] In 2017, AUIB moved to its permanent campus at Kuratoli Road, Kuril, Khilkhet, Dhaka.[21] As the university grew, it increased the number of programs and introduced master's degrees.[22]

Campus

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One side of AIUB Campus

The university's campus is located in an urban setting at Kuratoli, Kuril in Dhaka. The campus area is about 30 acres (12 ha). There is a total building area of 1,300,000 square feet (120,000 m2).[23][24] The university campus is known for having a glass-covered central globe structured building.[25][26]

 
Infront road of AIUB D Building

Admission

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Each applicant has to pass the competitive admission test administered by the university.[27][28] In admission test university judges applicant for their knowledge of math, English and other subjects. There are two parts of admission exam written and viva. Student have to pass both individually. Admission Procedure for International Students requires TOEFL/IELTS/GRE/GMAT/SAT scores (as applicable) for all applicants, except those from countries where English is the only official language, as evidence of adequate proficiency in English. The minimum acceptable score for TOEFL and GMAT/GRE is 550, and for SAT it is 1650.[29]

Academics

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The medium of instruction of all academic programs at AIUB is English. The academic year of the university incorporates two regular semesters (Fall and Spring).[30] The Summer semester is an optional summer semester at AIUB. The duration of each regular semester is 17 weeks and 10 weeks for the optional summer semester. The academic year starts from Fall semester.[31]

The academic programs are divided among the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, Faculty of Business Administration, Faculty of Engineering, and Faculty of Science and Information Technology.[32] All the faculties offer both undergraduate and graduate level studies. AIUB is the official education partner of Bangladesh Cricket Board[33][4][34] and Bangladesh Football Federation.[35][5]

AIUB updated its grading system in February 2017 for the second time.[36] The New Grading System will be applicable for those students who have enrolled in Spring 2016-17 and later. Old Grading system will still be applicable for students who have enrolled in Fall 2016-17 and before. The letter grades indicating the quality of course work completed with their corresponding grade points.[37] Minimum CGPA requirement for graduation in any undergraduate and graduate program at AIUB is 2.50.[38] The scholarship program at AIUB is open for both incoming and continuing students with at least one year of residency.[31] It covers full or partial tuition fee waiver. Incoming students qualify by passing the competitive examinations while weighted average CGPA for the previous year of 3.75 with no grade lower than B and no F, I, W, UW grades no disciplinary records. The number of awards is dependent on the slots available. AIUB authority also provide financial aids for deserving students. AIUB also offers 100% scholarship for the son and daughter of Freedom Fighter (they should maintain CGPA 3.50).[citation needed]

Faculties and programs

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  1. Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)[39]
    • Bachelor of Arts in English
    • Bachelor of Arts in Media and Mass Communication (MMC)
    • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
    • Bachelor of Social Science in Economics
    • Master of Public Health (MPH)
    • Master of Development Studies (MDS)
    • Master of Laws (LL.M.)
  2. Faculty of Business Administration.[40]
    • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA); major in:
      • Accounting
      • Economics
      • Finance
      • Human Resource Management (HRM)
      • International Business (IB)
      • Investment Management (IM)
      • Management
      • Management Information Systems (MIS)
      • Marketing
      • Operations and Supply Chain Management (OSCM)
      • Tourism and Hospitality Management (THM)
    • Master of Business Administration (MBA); major in:
      • Accounting
      • Agri-business
      • Economics
      • Finance
      • General Management (MGT)
      • Human Resource Management (HRM)
      • Management Information Systems (MIS)
      • Marketing
      • Operations and Supply Chain Management (OSCM)
      • Tourism and Hospitality Management (THM)
    • Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)
  3. Faculty of Engineering.[41]
    • Bachelor of Science in Electrical And Electronic Engineering (EEE)
    • Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (CoE)
    • Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Production Engineering (IPE)
    • Bachelor of Architecture (BArch)
    • Master of Engineering in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (MEEE)
    • Master of Engineering in Telecommunications (MTel)
  4. Faculty of Science and Technology[42]
    • Bachelor of Science in Computer science and engineering (CSE)
    • Bachelor of Science in Data Science
    • Bachelor of Science in Computer network and cyber security
    • Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS)
 
AIUB Animation Lab

Convocations

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The first convocation of the university was held in 2001 at Pan Pacific Sonargaon. Since then, convocations have been held in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020, 2021 and 2023. Starting in 2018, the university's convocation was held at its permanent campus.[43] As of 2023, a total of 36,911 graduates had graduated from the university in 21 convocations.[44][45]

Institutional colors

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Dark blue University
Bright blue Faculty of Science and Technology
Orange Faculty of Engineering
Green Faculty of Business Administration
Brown Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Research and publications

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In the research arena, AIUB has internal academic journals: AIUB Journal of Science and Engineering (AJSE) (ISSN 1608-3679) and AIUB Journal of Business and Economics (AJBE), (ISSN 1683-8742). Since the first publication in 2002, three issues per year have been published regularly. AJSE is now a formally Scopus indexed journal,[46] and Scimago Ranked Q4 Journal.[47] AIUB is also the first institute in Bangladesh to launch an online working paper series named AIUB Bus Econ Working Paper Series,[48] which is collaborated with the RePEc[49] and EconPapers.[50]

 
Electrical Machine Lab 1 of AIUB

Extracurricular activities

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AIUB is one of the only eight universities from Bangladesh who have participated in the maximum level of ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ACM ICPC) commonly known as ACM ICPC World Final.[51] In 2001, AIUB qualified for the world final through Wild Card by securing second place in ACM ICPC Kanpur Site regional.[52] The Office of Student Affairs (OSA) looks after the extra curricular activities of the student community through many student organizations and clubs.[53][54]

Notable alumni

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Academia

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Engineering and IT

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  • Zaheed Sabur, senior director and distinguished engineer, Google[60][61]

Military

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Literature, media and entertainment

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Sports

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Notable faculty members

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