Independent University, Bangladesh

Independent University, Bangladesh (Bengali: ইন্ডিপেন্ডেন্ট বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়) or IUB is a private university in Bangladesh. It is located in Bashundhara Residential Area of Dhaka, Bangladesh. It was established in 1993 under the Private University Act, 1992.[1][2] IUB has 10,000 students, 11,556 alumni, and 401 faculty members (of which 70% of them have North American Ph.Ds). The campus is spread over three and a half acres and is equipped with an amphitheater, a library, laboratories, and more than 120 classrooms. The Independent University has academic research collaborations with a number of universities including Harvard University, Stanford University, and the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Independent University
MottoTeacheth man that which he knew not
Established1993; 30 years ago (1993)
ChancellorPresident of Bangladesh
Vice-ChancellorTanweer Hasan
Academic staff
180 (full-time faculty), 76 (adjunct faculty). Total – 256
StudentsMore than 7,500 undergraduate and graduate students
Plot 16, Block B, Aftabuddin Ahmed Road
Bashundhara, Dhaka
Colors    Blue and saffron
Chancellor Zillur Rahman speech on 14th Convocation

IUB is the only university in Bangladesh that was shortlisted in the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards 2020 for student recruitment campaign of the year. According to the world university rankings of Times Higher Education (THE), IUB stands within 400th universities globally in terms of various aspects of impact analysis.Its business school received American accreditation from the ACBSP. [3]

List of vice-chancellors Edit

Academics Edit

School of Business and Entrepreneurship (SBE) Edit

Undergraduate program Edit

The school offers an undergraduate Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree. Available areas of concentration are accounting, economics, finance, general management, human resource management, international business, management information systems, and marketing.[6]

Graduate program (MBA) Edit

The school offers an MBA degree. Students are allowed up to five years from the date of initial enrollment to complete the degree requirements. It is possible to finish the program within five semesters by taking the maximum course load, or within three semesters if students have waivers or transfer courses. Available areas of concentration are banking, finance, human resources management, and marketing.[7]

Graduate program (EMBA) Edit

The school also offers an EMBA degree.

Graduate program (MSc Economics) Edit

The school also offers a Master of Science (MSc) in Economics degree. [8] The program offers a concentration in Development Economics, International Economics, Applied Econometrics, Financial Economics and Environmental and Natural Resource Economics.

School of Engineering, Technology, and Sciences (SETS) Edit

Undergraduate program Edit

  1. B.Sc. in Electrical & Electronic Engineering (EEE)
  2. B.Sc. in Electrical & Telecommunication Engineering (ETE)
  3. B.Sc. in Computer Science & Engineering (CSE)[9]
  4. B.Sc. in Computer Science (CS)
  5. B.Sc. in Computer Engineering (CEN)
  6. B.Sc. in Physics
  7. B.Sc. in Mathematics
  8. B.Sc. in Pharmacy
  9. B.Sc. in Microbiology
  10. B.Sc. in Biochemsitry and Biotechnology
  11. B.Sc. in Environmental Science and Management

Graduate program Edit

  1. M.Sc. in Computer Networks and Communications (CNC)
  2. M.Sc. in Telecommunication Engineering (TE)
  3. M.Sc. / M.Eng. in Electrical & Electronic Engineering (EEE)
  4. M.Sc. in Computer Science (CSC)
  5. M.Sc. in Software Engineering (SEN)

School of Environment and Life Sciences (SELS) Edit

Undergraduate program Edit

The school offers undergraduate programs on various majors under the Department of Environmental Science and Management and the Department of Life Sciences.

Graduate program Edit

The school offers graduate programs on various majors.

School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (SLASS) Edit

Undergraduate program Edit

The school offers undergraduate programs on a rare variety including Anthropology, Sociology, Global Studies and Governance (the only program of such kind in the country), Media and Communication, English Literature, English Language Teaching and Law. Besides the school offers undergraduate minors on all subjects mentioned above. It also offers many foundation courses ranging from history to philosophy, art to politics, music to culture.

Graduate program Edit

The school offers graduate programs in Development Studies, English Language Teaching, Media and Communication, and English Literature.

School of Pharmacy and Public Health (SPPH) Edit

Undergraduate program Edit

The school offers an undergraduate program in Pharmacy.

Executive Master of Public Health Edit

The school offers an executive master of Public Health.

Faculty Edit

The faculty includes scholars such as musicologist Mustafa Zaman Abbasi,[10] microbiologist Shah M. Faruque,[11] pharmacologist J. M. A. Hannan,[12] and climatologist Saleemul Huq.[13] Ekushey Padak and Independence Day Award recipient Enamul Haque taught at the university.[14]

References Edit

  1. ^ Private University Act, 1992, archived from the original on 25 April 2003, retrieved 17 June 2007
  2. ^ IUB at a glance, Information about the University, retrieved 30 August 2015
  3. ^ World University Ranking, 18 February 2021
  4. ^ "Omar Rahman stays as VC of IUB". The Daily Star. 4 March 2016. Retrieved 26 April 2022.
  5. ^ "Professor Tanweer Hasan joins IUB as the new vice-chancellor". Dhaka Tribune. 22 February 2021. Retrieved 26 April 2022.
  6. ^ "Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)" (PDF). School of Business. Independent University, Bangladesh.
  7. ^ "Master of Business Administration (MBA)" (PDF). School of Business. Independent University, Bangladesh.
  8. ^ "M.Sc in Economics". 3 April 2016.
  9. ^ "Overview | Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IUB".
  10. ^ Kamal, Nashid (24 December 2016). "Celebrating the birthday of a celebrity". The Daily Star.
  11. ^ "Curriculum Vitae" (PDF). The World Academy of Sciences.
  12. ^ "Prof. Dr. J.M.A Hannan". Independent University, Bangladesh.
  13. ^ "IUB's Professor Saleemul Huq on Reuters Hot List of top climate scientists". 29 April 2021.
  14. ^ Sen, Geeti, ed. (1997). Crossing Boundaries. Orient Blackswan. p. 301. ISBN 978-81-250-1341-9.

External links Edit

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