Daffodil International University

Daffodil International University (Bengali: ড্যাফোডিল ইন্টারন্যাশনাল ইউনিভার্সিটি) (DIU) is a private research university located in Daffodil Smart City, Birulia, Savar, Dhaka - 1216, Bangladesh. It was established on 24 January 2002 under the Private University Act of 1992.[2]

Daffodil International University
ড্যাফোডিল ইন্টারন্যাশনাল ইউনিভার্সিটি
Other name
MottoA Landmark to create the Future
TypePrivate research
Established24 January 2002; 22 years ago (24 January 2002)
AffiliationUniversity Grants Commission (UGC)
ChairmanMd. Sabur Khan
ChancellorPresident Mohammed Shahabuddin
Vice-ChancellorM. Lutfar Rahman
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Students21,752 [1]
Undergraduates15,959 [1]
Postgraduates11,46 [1]
23°52′36″N 90°19′15″E / 23.876589°N 90.320788°E / 23.876589; 90.320788
CampusUrban, 180 acres (73 ha)
Blue, gray and green
WebsiteDIU website

The 2023 QS Asian University Rankings placed DIU between 351st and 400th among Asian universities and 5th among Bangladeshi universities.[3] DIU has been ranked within the top 400 universities in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2022.[4] DIU is the first university in Bangladesh to have signed the UN's Commitment to Sustainable Practices of Higher Education Institutions.[5] According to the SCOPUS indexed research publications in 2022, Daffodil International University has been positioned 2nd among all universities and 1st among all private universities in Bangladesh.[6]

History edit

The university was established on 24 January 2002 with the approval of the University Grants Commission (Bangladesh)[7] and the government of Bangladesh's Ministry of Education under the Private University Act of 1992 which was replaced by Private University Act 2010.

Campuses edit

The campus is located in Daffodil Smart City, Ashulia, Dhaka, Bangladesh. The university campus covers about 150 acres of land.[8] Facilities include a hostel, golf course, and shopping mall.[8]

Academic Building

List of vice chancellors edit

  • Aminul Islam (2002–2011)
  • M. Lutfar Rahman (2011–2015)
  • Yousuf Mahbubul Islam (2015–2020)
  • M. Lutfar Rahman (2020–present) [9]

Faculties and departments edit

The university offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees through its 25 departments, themselves organized into five faculties:[10]

Academic Building-1 (AB-1), Daffodil Smart City, Birulia -1216, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Sobhanbagh Campus Building, Dhaka (Old Dhanmondi City Campus)

1. Faculty of Science & Information Technology edit

  • Department of Software Engineering (SWE)
  • Department of Multimedia and Creative Technology (MCT)
  • Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE)
  • Department of Computing and Information Systems (CIS)
  • Department of Information Technology and Management (ITM)
  • Department of General Educational Development (GED)
  • Department of Environmental Science and Disaster Management (ESDM)
  • Department of Physical Education and Sports Science (PESS)

2. Faculty of Engineering edit

  • Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE)
  • Department of Information and communication Engineering (ICE)
  • Department of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering (ETE)
  • Department of Textile Engineering (TE)
  • Department of Architecture
  • Department of Civil Engineering (CE)

3. Faculty of Business & Entrepreneurship edit

  • Department of Business Administration (BBA)
  • Department of Real Estate (RE)
  • Department of Tourism & Hospitality Management (THM)
  • Department of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E)
  • Department of Business Studies (BBS)

4. Faculty of Humanities & Social Science edit

  • Department of English
  • Department of Law
  • Department of Journalism & Mass Communication (JMC)
  • Department of Development Studies (DS)
  • Department of Information Science and Library Management

5. Faculty of Allied Health Science edit

  • Department of Pharmacy
  • Department of Nutrition and Food Engineering (NFE)
  • Department of Public Health (PH)
  • Department of Agricultural Science

Institutes edit

  • Daffodil Institute of Languages (DIL)
  • Human Resource Development Institute (HRDI)
  • Enterprise Competitiveness Institute (ECI)
  • Daffodil Institute of Social Sciences (DISS)
  • Institutional Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC)
  • Directorate of Students' Affairs (Institute)

Centers edit

  • Division of Research
  • Yunus Social Business Centre (YSBC)
  • Innovation and Incubation Centre (IIC)
  • Career Development Centre (CDC)
  • Cyber Security Center (CSC)
  • Daffodil Islamic Center
  • Daffodil Legal Research Center (DLRC)
  • DIU Medical Center
  • Day Care Center
  • DIU Business Incubator
  • DIU BELT & Road Research Centre

Convocation edit

Daffodil Smart City, Ashulia, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Rankings and awards edit

  • As per QS University Rankings: Asia 2023, DIU placed within the top 400 Asian universities.[3]
  • DIU ranked within the top 400 universities in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2022.[4]
  • DIU was the top private university in Bangladesh as per Scopus Indexed Publications in 2022.[6]
  • DIU ranked 1st in Bangladesh and 191st in UI Greenmetric World University Rankings 2022.
  • DIU ranked top in Bangladesh & 150th globally at UI Greenmetric World University Rankings, 2019.[11]
  • CSIC 5th-ranked university in Bangladesh[12]
  • One of the top ranked universities in Bangladesh by 4ICU (2022)[13]
  • Membership, International Association of Universities (2013)[14]
  • DIU achieved the ASOCIO ICT Education Award 2018.[15]
  • Wins “Global Inclusion Award 2017”[16]
  • DIU won the "GEN ROOKIE of the Year" Award 2019.[17]
  • DIU awarded WITSA Global ICT Excellence Award 2017[18]

D. Litt. conferred by DIU edit

DIU authority conferred the D.Litt. Honoris Causa upon Achyuta Samanta.

Daffodil International University authority conferred the D.Litt. Honoris Causa on philanthropist and entrepreneur Achyuta Samanta[19] in DIU's 4th Convocation on 6 March 2014.

Notable faculty edit

  • Syed Akhter Hossain, the head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, received the National ICT Award 2016 for his "excellent contribution in ICT Education and Technology".[20]
  • Bibhuti Roy, visiting professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering[21]

Notable alumni edit

References edit

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  2. ^ "Private University Act 2010 (Bangladesh)" (PDF). University Grants Commission of Bangladesh. 18 July 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 April 2021. Retrieved 27 April 2021.
  3. ^ a b "QS World University Rankings (Asia) 2023". QS World University Rankings. Retrieved 18 February 2023.
  4. ^ a b "THE Impact Ranking". Times Higher Education (THE). Retrieved 18 February 2023.
  5. ^ "Roll of Commitments | RIO20". Rio20.euromed-management.com. Archived from the original on 8 July 2012. Retrieved 3 July 2012.
  6. ^ a b "Scopus Indexed publications by Bangladeshi Universities". Scientific Bangladesh. 17 January 2023. Retrieved 18 February 2023.
  7. ^ "University Details: Daffodil International University". University Grants Commission. Archived from the original on 13 August 2016. Retrieved 19 June 2016.
  8. ^ a b "Daffodil International University". daffodilvarsity.edu.bd. Retrieved 22 February 2023.
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  10. ^ "Faculties". Daffodil International University. Retrieved 1 January 2014.
  11. ^ "UI GreenMetric World University Rankings 2019". UI GreenMetric. 3 December 2019. Archived from the original on 5 November 2020. Retrieved 4 April 2020.
  12. ^ "Bangladesh: Ranking Web of Universities". Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (Spain). Retrieved 11 May 2013.
  13. ^ "Top Colleges & Universities in Bangladesh : 2013 University Web Rankings". 4icu.org. 2013. Retrieved 11 May 2013.
  14. ^ International Association of Universities (22 April 2013). "Institutions : International Association of Universities". Iau-aiu.net. Archived from the original on 1 May 2013. Retrieved 11 May 2013.
  15. ^ "Bangladesh wins 4 ASOCIO IT awards". Daily Sun. Retrieved 11 April 2020.
  16. ^ "Bangladesh wins Global Inclusion Award 2017". The Independent. Retrieved 11 April 2020.
  17. ^ "Dr Md Sabur Khan, Chairman of Board of Trustee of Daffodil International University". Daily Sun. Retrieved 11 April 2020.
  18. ^ "DIU won WITSA Award – Young Observer". The Daily Observer. Retrieved 11 April 2020.
  19. ^ "Dr. Achyuta Samanta". Archived from the original on 30 August 2014. Retrieved 21 July 2014.
  20. ^ "ICT Award' 2016 to DIU CSE Head". The New Nation. Dhaka. 26 October 2016.
  21. ^ "German Professor meets DU VC". Dhaka University. Retrieved 6 April 2021.
  22. ^ "Love of my Life - Liza". The Daily Star. 15 August 2015.
  23. ^ "Jhilik's 3rd solo to be released soon". The New Nation. 7 June 2014.

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