Daffodil International University celebrated 1st Anniversary of its Permanent Campus

Daffodil International University (DIU) celebrated 1st Anniversary of its permanent Campus on January 15, 2013 through a colorful program at Permanent Campus Auditorium. Professor Dr. M. Lutfar Rahman, Vice-Chancellor, Daffodil International University was present as the chief guest in the program.Presided over by Dr. Mostafa Kamal, Director of Permanent Campus the function was also addressed by Prof. Dr. Engr. A.K.M. Fazlul Hoque, Registrar, Prof. Dr. Zakir Hossain, Director of Studies & Dean, Faculty of Business and Economics, Dr. S. M. Mahbub-Ul- Haque Majumder, Dean, Faculty of Science and Information Technology and Prof. Dr. Golam Mawola Chowdhury, Proctor and Controller of Examination.

The function was also attended by Professor Abdul Malek of Jahangirnagar University, Prof. Dr. A. N. M. Jahangir Kabir, Academic Director (Uttara Campus), Mr. Anil Chandra Paul, Director of Uttara Campus, Dr. Harun Or Rashid, Deputy Director (Uttara Campus), Mr. Mazbahur Rashid Manik, Sr. Assistant Director (P & D), Mr. Md. Anowar Habib Kazal, Assistant Director (Public Relations), Mr. Md. Abdul Awal, Assistant Director, all the students, officials and faculty members of permanent campus.

The function was also attended by Professor Abdul Malek of Jahangirnagar University, Prof. Dr. A. N. M. Jahangir Kabir, Academic Director (Uttara Campus), Mr. Anil Chandra Paul, Director of Uttara Campus, Dr. Harun Or Rashid, Deputy Director (Uttara Campus), Mr. Mazbahur Rashid Manik, Sr. Assistant Director (P & D), Mr. Md. Anowar Habib Kazal, Assistant Director (Public Relations), Mr. Md. Abdul Awal, Assistant Director, all the students, officials and faculty members of permanent campus.

Addressing as chief guest, Professor Dr. M. Lutfar Rahman, Vice-Chancellor, Daffodil International University informed that the management of DIU gradually implementing its Master Plan to become number one private university in the country. He urged the students to make the best use of the resources provided by the university and make them fit to face the challenges of the 21st century.

He said that Daffodil International University is doing well in all respects. Commitment, transparency and quality of education made the university renowned. DIU provides its students with many facilities to pursue their studies and hone their skills. Urging the students to be an ideal human being he said that three major things – discipline, honesty and quality can make life successful. To be an ideal citizen of the country he advised the students to achieve these virtues.

At the beginning the students decorated with colored dress welcomed all with a rose and tuberose. To mark the day and make the 1stAnniversary memorable the distinguished guests and students cut a cake with great enthusiasm and enjoyed the moment. Later a colorful cultural program was performed by the students which drew the attention of the audience. The program was conducted by Rashedul Hasan, a BBA student.

520 Students Received Free Laptop at Daffodil International University

To prepare the students for the 21st century and to adapt them to the latest ICT friendly education which will develop their knowledge, skills and abilities to fit globally, Daffodil International University distributed 520 Laptop at free of cost  among the students in the eighth phase at its continuous process of Laptop Project on January 11, 2014 at DIU Auditorium.

Prof. Dr. Aminul Islam, Founder Vice Chancellor and Emeritus Professor of Daffodil International University was present on the Laptop Distribution Program as the chief guest. Presided over by Prof Dr. Engr. A K M Fazlul Hoque, Registrar, the function was also addressed by Prof. Dr. M. Golam Rahman, Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Science, Prof. Dr. Golam Maowla Choudhury, Controller of Examinations, Mr. Syed Mizanur Rahman, Director (Student Affairs) and Md. Mohin Chowdhury, Sr. Accounts Officer of Daffodil International University.

Daffodil International University has taken a gigantic initiative of “One Student: One Laptop” program which is one step a head for digital Bangladesh. Every student admitted into Daffodil International University from Summer Semester-2010 and onward is getting a Laptop at free of cost. The Laptop will help the students to equip themselves with proper technical knowledge so that they can survive and secure respectable place in the society. Through this initiative DIU students will get the opportunity to implement digital Bangladesh concept.

Addressing as the Chief Guest, Prof. Dr. Aminul Islam, Founder Vice Chancellor and Emeritus Professor of Daffodil International University said, It was a long cherished dream of the university authority to implement the project “One Student-One Laptop” with the vision of becoming a Digital University in line with the policy of Digital Bangladesh. He also said, as an essential part and contemporary demand of modern education, DIU has focused on ICT automation facilities for students and employees since its inception. He urged the students to be a potential ICT skilled graduate to contribute to the nation.   It is envisaged that DIU graduates can stand out by competing with other graduates both nationally and globally with their skill that they will acquire from this university. He wished that the initiate to provide a laptop for each student free of cost will be fruitful and successful with the mission of forgoing a digital society that will ensure an ICT driven knowledge- based nation.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award at Daffodil International University”

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award at Daffodil International University” launched today.

“The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award at Daffodil International University” launched today on November 28, 2013 at DIU Auditorium. His Excellency Robert Winnigton Gibson, CMG, British High Commissioner to Bangladesh, graced the launching ceremony as Chief Guest. Mr. Mirza Salman Ispahani, Chairman, Board of Trustees, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Foundation, Bangladesh attended the programme as Guest of Honor. Mr. Md. Sabur Khan, President, Dhaka Camber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) & Chairman, Board of Trustees, Daffodil International University were present as Special Guest.

Presided over by Prof. Dr. M. Lutfar Rahman, Vice Chancellor,Daffodil International University, the function was addressed by Mr. Rizwan Bin Farouq, Chairman of Executive Committee, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Foundation, Bangladesh, Professor Dr. Khondaker Mohammod Shariful Huda,
National Director, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Foundation, Bangladesh and Mr. Syed Mizanur Rahman, Director, (Students’ Affairs), Daffodil International University. Addressing as the chief guest Robert Winnington Gibson, CMG said, Since its inception in 1956 the Duke of Edinburgh Awards has been dedicated for young people and has been promoting a spirit of personal development & challenging activities for 56 years, helping many to prepare for the challenges of today’s world. To date the award scheme has helped over 8 million people internationally to achieve their personal best in 132 counties.

He also said that, the Duke of Edinburgh Awards were initiated in Bangladesh just over four years ago and in Bangladesh that figure is 5000, from 29 institutions. Among them are over 60 Gold Awards, with others achieving Silver and Bronze.

Mr. Md. Sabur Khan said, to targeting or achieving the awards students should take lots of mental or physical preparation to carry the challenge and fit them properly specially in technologically, because, now a day’s technology is giving lot of benefits to reach to the whole world. From the inception of the university, we are trying our level best to utilize the technology as a result our students, faculties as well as officials are habituated with technology, he added. He urged the students to be a potential ICT skilled graduate to contribute to the nation. It is envisaged that DIU graduates can stand out by competing with other graduates both nationally and globally with their skill that they have acquire from this university which would boost up their career.
The initiative of The Duke of Edinburgh Award will benefit the whole student’s community of Bangladesh, he added.

6th Academic Council Meeting of Daffodil International University (DIU)

6th Academic Council Meeting of Daffodil International University held

6th Academic Council Meeting of Daffodil International University (Under purview of the private University Act-2010) was held on November 30, 2013 at the Board Room of the University. Professor Dr. M. Lutfar Rahman, Vice Chancellor, Daffodil International University presided over the meeting.

Members of the Academic Council of Daffodil International University Prof. Dr. Sharif Enamul Kabir, Member, Public Service Commission, Prof. Dr. M. Kabir, Former Teacher of the department of Statistics, Jahangirnagar University, Prof. Dr. M. Mizanur Rahman, Treasurer, Prof. Dr. S. M Mahabub-ul Haque Majumder, Dean, FSIT, Prof. Dr. Golam Rahman, Dean, FHSS, Professor Dr. Md. Zakir Hossain, Director (Studies), Prof. Dr. Engr. A.K.M. Fazlul Haque, Registrar, Dr. Mostafa Kamal, Director (Permanent Campus), Professor Dr. A. N. M. Jahangir Kabir, Academic Director (Uttara), Prof. Dr. Golam Maowla Choudhury, Controller of Examinations, Mr. Mohammed Emran Hossain and all Head of the Departments were resent in the Academic Council Meeting.

Professor Dr. M. Lutfar Rahman presented a brief on the overall Academic activities of the university and deans of faculties, Registrar, Controller of Examinations and other senior officers represented relevant information and proposals in the meeting.
The members of Academic Council praised the continuous development and success of Daffodil International University and expressed to extend their cooperation to uphold this progress in coming days.

Mr. Md. Sabur Khan (Chairman, BoT) awarded “Asia’s most inspiring Nation Builder Award”

DIU Chairman Md. Sabur Khan awarded “Asia’s most inspiring Nation Builder Award”

- The first Bangladeshi to get this achievement

Mr. Md. Sabur Khan, Chairman, Daffodil International University and President, Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) is awarded “Asia’s most inspiring Nation Builder Award” in the Top Asia Corporate Ball 2013 held inGolden Horse Palace at Kualalampur in Malaysia organized by Top 10 of Asia and Top 10 of Malaysia. Md. Sabur Khan was given this recognition as Asia’s Most Inspiring Nation Builder for his leadership and social contributions to Bangladesh.

Y. B Datuk Joseph Entulu Belaun, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department of Malaysia handed over the award to Md. Sabur Khan in presence of Ministers and Tanku Ali Redbauddin ibni Tuanku Muhriz, Prince of Malaysia and other business leaders of Asian countries. This is for the first time for any Bangladeshi who is crowned this glorious award.

The ‘Top 10 of Asia’ nominates the awardes considering the vibrant faces and success stories from all walks of Asia life, showcasing the top companies of Asia and Captains of industries and personalities and life style through surveys, research and interview in collaboration with local and international media powerhouses. Around 1000 top leaders of Asia including Tropicana Chairman, Air Asia’s CEO Tony Fernandez received this award in other categories.

The award giving ceremony was attended by leaders from different business fields of different Asian countries, professionals from the world of economics, the arts and corporate image, quality experts and representatives from the diplomatic corps.

DIU signed MoU with University of Nebraska at Kearney regarding Friendship and Cooperation

Daffodil International University (DIU) signed MoU with University of Nebraska at Kearney regarding Friendship and Cooperation

On a spirit of mutual collaboration and support in academic cooperation in promotion of the advancement of learning through exchange and cooperation in teaching and research a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) regarding Friendship and Cooperation was signed recently between Daffodil International University (DIU) and University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK), USA.

Dr. Yousuf M. Islam, Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering and Executive Director, Human Resource Development Institute of Daffodil International University and Professor Charles J. Bicak, Senior Vice Chancellor of University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) signed the MoU on behalf of their respective institutions.

This bilateral agreements aims and form of co-operation on: Exchange students, Exchange Faculty Members, Exchange in Research, Twinning Programmes and Centers of Excellence. Through these MOU, DIU students will get the opportunity to enjoy lot of international collaboration.

To cope with the global academic environment Daffodil International University has adopted and upgraded some policies and practices by joining hands with different international organizations from the very beginning.

Delegates from University of South Wales visited Daffodil International University

Delegates from University of South Wales visited Daffodil International University

A two member delegation team of University of South Wales, UK made a courtesy visit to Daffodil International University today on October 22, 2013. The members of the delegation team comprised with Mr. David Joyce, International Recruitment Officer and Ms.Katy Davies, International Officer of University of South Wales, UK. Mr. Amal C Dhar, Managing Director, Ms. Nabila Sattar & Ms. Nazifa Hoque, Executive, Counselling support of Global Study also accompanied with them. They held a discussion with the Daffodil International University authority.

Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. M Lutfar Rahman welcomed the guests. Prof. Dr. M. Mizanur Rahman, Treasurer, Professor Dr. S. M. Mahbub-Ul Haque Majumder, Dean, FSIT, Prof. Dr. Md. Fokhray Hossain, Registrar, Prof. Dr. Engr. A.K.M. Fazlul Haque, Prof. & Head, Department of Natural Sciences, Mr. Md. Emran Hossain, Director (Planning & Development) were also present in the discussion. They exchanged opinions and views on various educational aspects of the two universities regarding educational program exchange, educational cooperation.

Daffodil International University has a good relationship with University of South Wales, UK for a long time and as a result of this relationship they made this visit to Daffodil International University for further development.

Daffodil International University signed MoU with Universiti Malaysia Perlis at 12th AUPF 2013

Daffodil International University (DIU) signed a bilateral Memorandum of Understandings (MoU) on International Partnership Programmes with Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) on October 08, 2013 at the 12th Asian University President’s Forum 2013 held at Universiti Malaysia Perlis, Langkawi, Malaysia.

Brigadier General Datuk Professor Dr. Kamarudin Hussin, Vice- Chancellor, Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) and Mr. Md. Sabur Khan, Chairman, Board of Trustees, Daffodil International University signed the MoU on behalf of their respective institutions. DYTM Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra, Crown Prince of Perlis & Chancellor UniMAP, Raja Puan Muda, Crown Princess of Perlis, Professor Dr. M. Lutfar Rahman, Vice Chancellor and Mr. Emran Hossain, Director (Planning & Development) of Daffodil International University and other high officials of AUPF were present at the signing ceremony.

This MoU aims and form of co-operation on: Exchange students, Exchange Faculty Members, Exchange in Research, Twinning Programmes and Centers of Excellence. Through these MoU, DIU students will get the opportunity to enjoy lot of international collaboration such as branch campuses, cross-border collaborative arrangements, programs for international students, establishing English-medium programs and degrees

Md. Sabur Khan, Chairman, Board of Trustees represented Daffodil International University and presented its views on the development of higher education in Bangladesh, the experiences of the university in developing undergraduate and post graduate degrees. Around 100 top ranked University Presidents from Asia joined this great gathering.

Professor Dr. M. Lutfar Rahman achieved “Golden Star Academic & Educational Excellence Award 2013

Professor Dr. M. Lutfar Rahman achieved “Golden Star Academic & Educational Excellence Award 2013

Professor Dr. M. Lutfar Rahman, Vice Chancellor, Daffodil International University achieved the honor of winning “Golden Star Academic & Educational Excellence Award 2013” under Education Leadership Award at `World Marketing Summit Malayasia 2013’ – a Philip Kotler Initiative for a Better World. He received this award and certificate from Dr. R.L Bhatia, Ambassador, World Marketing Summit at the awards function held on September 28, 2013 at Putrajaya International Convention centre, Malaysia. Representative from 63 countries were present at the Award Giving Ceremony.

The brainchild of iconic marketing guru, Professor Dr Philip Kotler, the WMSM 2013 aimed to revolutionise the way marketers and consumers think, live and act as an individual and how society can collectively make contributions towards a better future by creating new approaches through marketing.

Daffodil International University holds orientation for fresher at Permanent Campus

The orientation program for the newly enrolled undergraduate students of Fall-2013 semester at Permanent Campus of Daffodil International University was held on October 01, 2013 at Permanent Campus Auditorium. Professor Dr. M. Lutfar Rahman, Vice-Chancellor, Daffodil International University was present as the chief guest in the orientation program.

Presided over by Dr. Mostafa Kamal, Director of Permanent Campus, the function was also addressed by Prof. Dr. M. Mizanur Rahman, Treasurer, Prof. Dr. Zakir Hossain, Director of Studies, Dr. S. M. Mahbub-Ul- Haque Majumder, Dean, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, Prof. Rafiqul Islam, Dean, Faculty of Business and Economics, Prof. Dr. Golam Mawola Chowdhury, Proctor and Controller of Examination, Dr. Engr. A.K.M. Fazlul Hoque, Head, Department of Natural Sciences, Mr. Mominul Haque Majumder, Director ( Finance & Accounts), Mr. Masum Iqbal, Head, BBA Program and Dr. A. Nayeem Faruqui, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Textile Engineering. Earlier the newly enrolled students were welcomed with a rose and tuberose.

Addressing as chief guest, Professor Dr. M. Lutfar Rahman, Vice-Chancellor, Daffodil International University urged the newly enrolled students to make the best use of the resources provided by the university and make them fit to face the challenges of the 21st century.

He said that Daffodil International University is doing well in all respects. Commitment, transparency and quality of education made the university renowned. DIU provides its students with many facilities to pursue their studies and hone their skills.

Urging the students to be an ideal human being he said that three major things – discipline, honesty and quality can make life successful. To be an ideal citizen of the country he advised the students to achieve these virtues.