6th Syndicate Meeting of Daffodil International University held

A partial view of the 6th Syndicate Meeting of DIU
A partial view of the 6th Syndicate Meeting of DIU

Under the Purview of Private University Act-2010, the 6th Syndicate Meeting of Daffodil International University was held on March 30, 2013 at the University Board Room. The meeting was presided over by the Chairman of the Syndicate & Vice Chancellor of Daffodil International University Prof. Dr. M. Lutfar Rahman. Mr. Md. Rafiquzzaman, Joint Secretary (Audit & Law), Ministry of Education who was nominated by the Government of People’s Republic of Bangladesh and Prof. Dr. M. M. Sahidul Hassan of BUET who was nominated by University Grants Commission (UGC) as external members of DIU Syndicate were present in the meeting. Mr. Md. Sabur Khan, Chairman, Board of Trustees, attended the Syndicate Meeting in response to a special invitation by Chairman of Syndicate.

Among other members, Professor Dr. M. Mizanur Rahman, Treasurer, Professor Dr. S.M. Mahabub Ul Haque Majumder, Dean, Faculty of Science & IT, Professor Rafiqul Islam,Dean, Faculty of Business and Economics, Dr. Md. Fokhray Hossain, Registrar, DIU, Mr. Md. Emran Hossain, Member, Board of Trustees and Mr. Md. Khurshed Alam, Member, Board of Trustees were present.

Prof. Dr. Golam Maowla Choudhury, Controller of Examinations, Mr. Mominul Haque Majumder, Director (Finance & Accounts) of Daffodil International University was also present on special invitation of Chairman of Syndicate.

DIU observed ‘Amar Ekushey’ and International Mother Language Day 2013 at Permanent Campus

With great enthusiasm and due respect, Daffodil International University observed 21st February the ‘Amar Ekushey’ and International Mother Language Day and paid tribute the martyrs of the language movement. To mark ‘Amar Ekushey’, the Language Martyrs Day and International Mother Language Day, Daffodil International University chalked out elaborate program including rally, placing floral wreaths to central shaheed minar and discussion session and cultural program at permanent campus of the university at Ashulia. Prof. Dr. M. Lutfar Rahman, Vice Chancellor, Daffodil Intrnational Univerity was present in the program as the chief guest while Emeritus Professor Dr. Aminul Islam was present as the chief guest.

Early in the morning the students, teachers, Air Rover scouts and officers of the university brought out a rally from the academic building to Central Sheed Minar of the  permanent campus and paid tribute through placing floral wreaths to the martyrs of historic Language movement who sacrificed their lives for the recognition of Bangla as one of the state language of erstwhile Pakistan in 1952. The rally was led by Prof. Dr. M. Lutfar Rahman,Vice Chancellor, Daffodil International University.

Presided over by Dr. Mostafa Kamal, Director of Permanent campus the discussion session was also attended by Prof. Dr. S. M. Mahabubul Haque Majumder, Dean, FSIT, Prof. Dr. Golam Maowla Choudhury, Controller of Examinations and Proctor,  Prof. Dr. Zakir Hossain, Director of Studies, Mr. Syed Mizanur Rahman, Director of Studies.Mr. Anil Chandra Paul, Director of Uttara Campus, Mr. Masum Iqbal, Head, BBA Program, Mr. Md. Anowar Habib Kazal, Assistant Director (Public Relations) and other high officials.. 

DIU VC wins “Rapport Award for Excellence in Human Resource Development-2012”

Prof. Dr. M. Lutfar Rahman, honorable VC, DIU receiving “Rapport Award for Excellence in Human Resource Development-2012” from the Commerce Minister of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh Mr. Ghulam Muhammed Quader.

For excellent performance and outstanding contribution on human resource development in ICT education country’s renowned educationist, IT Researcher and Vice Chancellor of Daffodil International University Professor Dr. M. Lutfar Rahaman awarded “Rapport Award for Excellence in Human Resource Development-2012” at a ceremony held today on December 25, 2012 at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel.

He was awarded this award by Rapport Bangladesh Ltd. At its 12th Award ceremony attended by the Commerce Minister of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh Mr. Muhammed Ghulam Quader as the chief guest. The ceremony was chaired by Dr. Sa-adat

Hussain, Former Chairman, Public Service Commission and President of Bangladesh Society for Training & Development. Dr. Akbar Ali Khan, Former Advisor of Caretaker Government was the Special Guest. The moderator of entire function was Dr. M. Mosharraf Hossain, Chairman and Managing Director, Rapport Bangladesh Ltd.

From different profession like teaching, journalism, business, social work, corporate and government administration ten renowned personnel were awarded this award this year. They are Mrs. Geeteara Safiya Chowdhury, Chairman, ADCOMM Limited, Mr. Md. Mozibar Rahman, Chairman, BRB Cables Industries Ltd., Professor Abdullah Abu Sayeed, Chairman & CEO, Bishaw Sahitho Kendro, Mr. Mahabub Jamil, Chairman, Singer Bangladesh Ltd., Professor Dr. M. Lutfar Rahman, Vice Chancellor, Daffodil International University,Prof. Dr. Shahida Rafique, Dhaka University, Ms. Valerie A Taylor, Founder and Coordinator, Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralyzed (CRP), Prof. Dr. Md. Ziaul Haque, President, World Business Institute, Australia, Dr. M. Enamul Haque, Former Inspector General of Police and Mr. Md. Shahjahan Mozumder, News Editor, The New Nation.


Dr. M. Lutfar Rahman carried out extensive research work in digital systems, microprocessor applications, data communications, computer networks, information security and cryptography and supervised numerous projects and theses for B.Sc. (Hons), M. Sc. and Ph.D. degrees. He has over 200 research papers and numerous scientific and technical articles to his credit. He authored/coauthored and edited sixteen books in the area of electronics, computer and communication. A number of his books are used as text-books in the university level.

Dr. Rahman worked hard for enhancement of scientific and technological culture in the country. He was Organizing Chairman of the National Conference on Computer and Information Systems held in the University of Dhaka in 1997. This conference was upgraded as International Conference in Computer and Information Technology (ICCIT) and is held annually since 1998. He initiated the National Conference on Communication and Information Security in Daffodil International University, Dhaka in 2005.

Fire fighting and Earthquake Training for DIU Officials

To create awareness and take precaution about the rescue from fire and earthquake incidents, a training session was held on December 19, 2012 at Daffodil International University campus as a part of the regular precautions taken by the University authority. Fire Service and Civil Defense Mohammadpur (Asad Gate) Unit in collaboration with Daffodil International University organized this training camp. Mr Abdul Alim, In-charge, Fire Service and Civil Defense Mohammadpur (Asad Gate) Unit made a brief presentation on fire fighting  and earthquake at DIU Auditorium and  along with other fire fighting professionals conducted the training session. Physical movement training was given in Main campus, Campus-3 and admin building successfully.

All securities, cleaners, staffs of Daffodil International University were present at the presentation session and took part in training activities.


Career Prospects of B.Sc in Multimedia Technology and Creative Arts

DIU is prepared to launch the 4 years Degree Program- B.Sc in Multimedia Technology and Creative Arts under the Faculty of Science and Information Technology very shortly.

About the Program

B.Sc. in Multimedia Technology and Creative Arts (MTC) blends the creative arts, multimedia technology encompassing media and computation. The media industries are experiencing a period of profound change due to radical conglomeration of new technologies everyday. Central to this change is the way in which these previously largely unconnected areas of study are becoming dependent on each other in relation to the creation of content for new digital media platforms.

Daffodil International University conducts time-befitting and pragmatic curricula, which aim at not only extracting the potentialities and flair from our potential youth but also making the students competent in the job market both at home and abroad and they can meet the changing demands of the society.

This degree is aimed at people who wish to develop professional expertise in the digital arts or digital media, drawing on a variety of creative and technological disciplines. Students having interest as the core strands (Audio/Music, Still/Moving Image, Computing) is expected to transform him as professional during the course of the study. At the end of the four years, student will have the knowledge, skills and innovative drive to compete in one of the fastest growing sectors of the economy, the creative industries

The Aim

@To produce highly qualified and well trained Multimedia and Creative graduates for ever demanding industries at home and abroad
@To enable students with the world-class skills to design, undertake and interpret diverse world of graphics, animation and media
@To develop the relevant knowledge, skill and qualities to practice as creative professional in all branches multimedia technology and creative arts.

Eligibility for Admission

Students having minimum 2.5 GPA or second division both in SSC and HSC from any background may apply for admission into MTC as per the guideline of University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh. Students completing five O-level subjects and at least two A-level subjects and obtaining at least GPA 2.0 may apply for admission.

Academic Session

Fall, Summer and Spring

Credit Requirement and Duration of the Program

To obtain B.Sc. in Multimedia Technology and Creative Arts, students will have to complete 147 credits with at least CGPA 2.50. If any student fails in any course, she/he will get opportunity to improve the grade by retaking the same in the subsequent semesters. The program having 12 semesters normally extends over four academic years.

Career Prospects

Film and TV Industry :
Different sectors in  film and TV industry  such as- Director, Production Supervisor/Manager, Script writer, Cinematographer, Video Editor, Animator, Special Effects Creator.
Music Industry:
Different sectors music industry, such as- Sound Engineer, Audio/Music production and publication.
Government Organization:
government organizations, such as-Bangladesh Television Information Ministry, FDC, etc
Software Firm:
In software firm as Software developer, Games developer, Web Developer.
Educational Institutions: Teacher, Trainer, Lab Instructor, etc.
Self employers as animation Graphic Designer, Web designer, etc.

Some of other related industries:

Multimedia graphics services:
Web Publishing, Web Content, Animation, 2 dimensional Studio graphics. Buyers include:  Corporate, advertising agencies, real estate developers, E-Learning companies, TV Commercial production centers

A graduate of this program will be able to work for:
•   TV commercial development
•   Architectural visualization
•   Real Estate visualization
•   Interior decoration
•   Furniture Design
•   Web-based interactive presentation
•   Motion graphics
•   Learning tools development
•   3D visualization
•   Title animation
•   Other related ITES  tasks

Contact Person for details:
Md. Siddiqul Alam (Reza)
Assistant Director (Student Counseling)
Daffodil International University
Corporate number is 01713493050

Permanent Campus Construction: 2nd Floor’s Roof Top RCC Casting Completed

One step ahead – Where dreams come into reality

Construction work of Permanent campus of Daffodil International University is going on in full swing. By this time the Reinforcement Cement Concrete (RCC) casting of 2nd Floor’s Roof Top is completed. Bricks and fittings Works of Ground Floor is also going on rapidly and hoped to be ready for class before September-2011.The work is going on very faster so that within December-2011 a six storied full fledged Academic Building will be completed with all sorts of modern facilities.

On July 29, 2011, Hon’ble Chairman of Board of Trustees, Mr. Md. Sabur Khan visited the Permanent Campus at Ashulia  and inspected working progress physically. He expressed his deep satisfaction and instructed to speed up more of construction work. He requested all to pray for a successful completion.

Eskort kızlar İzmir

Erkeklerin yaşamların da zevklerin de içinde olduğu süreçleri arzulaması ile dışarı da yaptıkları aramaların sonuç vermemesi artık olası olduğu için bunu kendi isteklerine göre yapabildikleri bir alan olan İzmir Escort ile en üstün özellikleri ile ele geçirmeleri de söz konusu olabilmektedir. Resimlerin de ve güncel olan fotoların da istenen değerleri de vererek gerçek olan zevklerin de oluşması sayesin de çok daha üstün bir verim içinde olarak zevklerin hangisinde ve ne şekiller de bulunduğunu da görebilmektedir.

DIU is one of the Topmost universities in Bangladesh: Education Minister

Education Minister Mr. Nurul Islam Nahid MP addressing as the chief guest at Laptop distribution Ceremony at Daffodil International University

Nurul Islam Nahid MP, Honorable Minister, Ministry of Education, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh said that Daffodil International University (DIU) is one of the greatest Universities in Bangladesh. He was addressing as the Chief Guest of the Free DaffodilPC Laptop Distribution program at DIU Auditorium, 4/2, Sobhanbag, Mirpur Road, Dhanmondi, Dhaka, on 16th July 2011, Sunday. He urged the students to exploit and utilize all available opportunities of DIU to equip them with Information Communication Technology (ICT) skills to be developed as competent spearheads in workplaces of the country. He said that Technology has become part and parcel of modern education System. To cope up with the go of the modern era, technology is a kind of blessing that can bridge between present and future. He hoped this brave endeavor of DIU will encourage other institutions to launch this kind of initiative to help achieving the vision of Digital Bangladesh.

Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid MP, Mr. Md. Sabur Khan, Chairman, BOT, Emeritus Professor Dr. Aminul Islam, Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. M. Lutfar Rahman and Professor M. Shajahan Mina, Advisor to the Chairman, BOT seen with the DaffodilPC Laptop recipient students at DaffodilPC Laptop distribution Ceremony at Daffodil International University.

DIU took the “One Student: One Laptop” programme to provide an opportunity to its students to get modern education with links to other international reputed universities at home and abroad. In the aforesaid grand ceremony, the authority distributed DaffodilPC, the pioneer local brand Laptops computers, provided by the Daffodil Computers Limited (DCL), among the students as a fulfillment of prior commitment. DIU distributed free laptops to all of its students, in a bid to tie up with the government’s vigorous campaign to turn the country digital by 2021, a year coincides with 50 years of country’s birthday celebration.

Presided over by Md. Sabur Khan, Chairman, Board of Trustees, Daffodil International University, Mr. Nurul Islam Nahid MP, Minister for Education of the Government of the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh inaugurated the Laptop Distribution Ceremony and distributed DaffodilPC Laptop among the students as the Chief Guest. Founder Vice Chancellor and Emeritus Professor of Daffodil International University graced the occasion as Special Guest. Prof. Dr. M. Lutfar Rahman, Vice Chancellor, Daffodil International University delivered the welcome address at the program.

It may be mentioned here that the authority of Daffodil International University has taken massive initiative of “One Student: One Laptop” program for the students which is one step a head for digital Bangladesh. Every student getting admission into Daffodil International University from Summer Semester-2010 and onward will get a DaffodilPC Laptop at free of cost. This DaffodilPC 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.

Education Minister Nurul Isam Nahid MP also said, Technology has become part and parcel for delivering and receiving education now in a days. It is very encouraging that Daffodil International University has come up with such a brave endeavor to distribute DaffodilPC free laptops to the students. He also urged to other educational institutions to follow the examples of Daffodil International University and adapt such measures so that our future generations could combine knowledge, skills and resources with the help of technology to solve problems in real life situations.
He also said, “Our government has made significant advancements for use of digital technology in different aspects of life, specially, education and administration. He appreciated Daffodil International University for playing supporting role in line with government initiatives to materialize Digital Bangladesh.

Addressing as the special guest Founder Vice Chancellor and Emeritus Professor of Daffodil International University Professor Dr. Aminul Islam said, we, at the present context of Bangladesh, are more than visionary. At the same time we want to make our ideas come true. Leaving all constraints behind, DIU is going for distributing free laptops among all our students in a time when IT backbone of the university is fully equipped with a spectrum of facilities available for students. He hoped that it will be so easy and reachable to the students to use Education ERP of DIU, Learning Feedback System (Social Web), E- Library of the university, DIU Forum and so on which have already been developed by the university.

Mr. Md. Sabur Khan, Chairman, Board of Trustees, Daffodil International University is seen to address at DaffodilPC Laptop Distribution Program

Mr. Md. Sabur Khan, Chairman, Board of Trustees, 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. 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 DaffodilPC 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.

According to University Grants Commission (UGC) the country has 29 public universities and 54 private universities to cater higher education for few hundred thousands of students. Established in 2002, DIU has over 8,000 students studying under 18 departments. As per webometrics web ranking, DIU is placed 92nd (6th in Bangladesh, 4th among Private universities of Bangladesh) among the South Asian Universities basing on its IT pioneer-ship. Thousands of spectators enjoyed the program in and around the auditorium through LCD monitors. Score of e- & print media people covered and published/ telecasted the program in different media.

Link of TV news on DaffodilPC laptop distribution

ATN DAFFODIL 16.07.11. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tAk5pGtXIM

BTV DAFFODIL 16.07.11. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVE0n7h5j3s

BV DAFFODIL 16.07.11. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5v3tv3BhDk

CHI DAFFODIL 16.07.11. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHHycBpsSeg

DTV DAFFODIL 16.07.11. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6ICf2kXlYg

MOHONA_Daffodil_17.07.11 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0w_fH5cM4RI

NTV DAFFODIL 16.07.11 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8aui-fjdGY

SHOMOY_Deffodil_16.07.1 1http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C90KYVwZrnM

ATN NEWS 01 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16qYXvJHgig

Alumni of the East Side Institute: Report from the Field

Many who participate in the Institute’s study and training activities are involved in bringing grassroots innovations to the university and the latest intellectual advances from the university to communities. Some enter our programs as community-based practitioners who then develop university ties, like Syed Rahman (in Bangladesh) and Miguel Cortes (in Mexico). Others are university-located educators, like Babafemi Babatope (in Nigeria), who is featured in this issue of our newsletter. This kind of cross-fertilization is an important boundary-breaking activity that I am excited to be seeing more and more of, not only among our graduates and colleagues but in many other creative circles.

– Lois Holzman, Director, East Side Institute, USA

Career Center Launches ‘All Stars Daffodil’

'All Stars Daffodil' students perform in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Syed Mizanur Rahman (IC 2007) has been busy initiating programs to develop students socially, emotionally and culturally in his role as Director/Coordinator of the Career Development Center (CDC) at Daffodil International University (DIU) in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He recently introduced a new course entitled Ethics and Human Development, and a social therapy-inspired workshop, Benefits of Ethical Living. This summer, on the site of the university’s bucolic new campus, he will lead 500 incoming students in a month-long performatory and ecological orientation to higher education.

Syed also helped launch a performance group, All Stars Daffodil, inspired by the youth development performance-based programs of the All Stars Project in New York City. Among All Stars Daffodil’s recent activities was a dramatic presentation of We Sing of Equality. The performance was followed by a discussion with American actress, Monique Coleman, who was in Bangladesh to promote the United Nation’s International Year of Youth.

This portion was published in the link http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Students-in-Nigeria-Make-Plays—Center-in-Bangladesh-Launches-All-Stars-Daffodil—.html?soid=1101246158194&aid=N7Eb0zsXY6M, where CDC of DIU and Mr. SM Rahman, its Coordinator are highlighted alongwith the ‘All Stars Daffodil’