Dhaka International University was established on 7 April, 1995. It is one of the leading, familiar and note-worthy private universities in Bangladesh. It is a non-profitable institution having strict academic discipline. Dhaka International University (DIU) is an institution that promotes eastern culture and values, and meaningfully blends eastern and western thought and innovation. As an institution of higher learning that promotes and inculcates ethical standards, values and norms, DIU is committed to the ideals of equal opportunity, transparency, and non-discrimination. DIU strives not only to maintain high quality in both instruction and research but also to render community services through dissemination of information, organization of training programs and other activities.
At present, the university has more than 6,000 students enrolled on merit basis in different departments. At present there are about 540 students in the department of English. The Department of English offers four programs to its students. Besides a 4-year Bachelor degree in both day and evening shifts, there is a 1-year Masters Program as well as a 2.5-year Masters Program. The Department of English has undertaken to foster the transformation of individual students and the country as a whole through educational and research facilities responding to the increased demand of the day on the English language.
Brief History of DIU:
Dhaka International University (DIU) is one of the leading private universities in Bangladesh. The initial Plan began in 1994 and the university was established in 7th April, 1995.
DIU was founded by a renowned philanthropist and humanist The Late Alhaj Prof. Dr. A.B.M. Mafizil Islam Patwari. He was professor and Chairman ,Department of Law, University of Dhaka.
All DIU curricula have been approved by the University Grants Commission of Bangladesh (UGC)
Medium of Instruction:
English is the medium of instruction for all programs at DIU.
Educational programs at DIU are conducted by the qualified and experienced faculty members from home and overseas .Teachers are selected strictly on the basis of UGC requirements by a panel of experts in respective fields.At the moment the number of full time faculties in DIU is about 150.
DIU offers well-decorated hostel with modern facilities.At present there are two boys hostel (Nikunja, Khilkhet and Satarkul,Badda) and two girls hostel (Green Road & Satarkul).
The academic year is mainly divided into three semesters. Each semester consists of 18 weeks including examinations. Dhaka International University (DIU) has its own Holiday list.
All class rooms of DIU are spacious, well-decorated, air-conditioned and equipped with multimedia projector.
DIU has 8 Pharmacy labs, 10 Computer labs, 12 EETE labs & Civil Labs.All labs are designed by the experts from DU and BUET, and equipped with modern appliances.
WiFi and Internet:
All DIU campuses are under WiFi facilities.Internet facilities are available for all students.
In order to improve English proficiency of the students, DIU has set up a language institute with expert tutors and modern language labs.
DIU library is equipped with up-to-date books and reading materials.More than fifty(50) thousand books are available at DIU libraby.E-library has already been started.
Canteen & Common Rooms:
DIU has its own catering service and each building has big common & leisure rooms.
Key Resource Persons :
Former Professor, Department of History, Dhaka University
Former Member, University Grants Commission (UGC)
Professor Dr. Md. Mainul Islam
Former Professor, Department of Management, Dhaka University.
Faculty of Science & Engineering
Dr. Abdul Mannan Sarder
Professor, Department of EETE, DIU
Professor Dr. Adnan Kiber
Professor, Department of EETE, Dhaka University
Professor Dr. Hafiz Md. Hasan Babu
Proessor, Department of CSE, Dhaka University
Professor Dr. Gonesh Chandra Saha
Professor, Department of Civil, DUET
Faculty of Law
Associate Professor QMH Supon
Associate Professor, Department of Law, Dhaka University
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
Professor Dr. Shawkat Ara Husain
Former Prof. & chairman, Dept. of Political Science, Dhaka University .
Professor Amanullah Ahmend
Former Vich-Chancellor, Rajshahi University
Professor Dr. B W Rahman
Former Professor, IER, DU
Faculty of Business Studies
Professor Md. Abdul Quddus
Former Prof. & Chairman, Dept. of Marketing, Dhaka University
Professor Md. Salim Bhuiyan
Professor, Department of Management, Dhaka University & Treasurer, Jagannath University