DIU runs a series of events and programs in and around its campuses all the year round. It is a leading university not only for its high quality education & friendly environment, but also for its initiatives of versatile events.
Faculty of Business and Economics of Daffodil International University hold its first reunion of passing out graduates with great enthusiasm and day long gala events today on September 28, 2013 at DIU Auditorium. With spontaneous participation of Passing out graduates, faculty members and officers the program turned into a festive mood.
Mr. Md. Sabur Khan, Chairman, Board of Trustees of Daffodil International University and Chairman, Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) was present in the program as the chief guest. Founder, Vice Chancellor and Emeritus Professor of Daffodil International University Dr. Aminul Islam inaugurated the program. Presided over by Mr. Masum Iqbal, Head, BBA Program and Convener, the function was addressed by Prof. Dr. M. Mizanur Rahman, Treasurer, Prof. Dr.M Zakir Hossain, Director (Studies), Prof. Rafiqul Islam, Dean, Faculty of Business and Economics, Prof. Dr. S.M. Mahabub Ul Haque Majumder, Dean, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, PROFESSOR Dr. Md. Fokhray Hossain, Registrar and Mr. Syed Mizanur Rahman, Director (Student Affairs), Mr. Manjurul Alam Jewel, President, DIU Alumni Association & Head, HR, Eastern Bank, Md. Nazrul Islam Helali, Chairman, Golden Trade International BD.
Addressing as the chief guest Mr. Md. Sabur Khan said, Alumni are the ambassador and identity of the university. Alumni can bring all the graduates under one community and network graduates will act as a strong platform through which junior students would be benefited and establish Unity, Compassion and Brotherhood among the graduates in a ground full of assistance and cooperation.
He said, Daffodil International University is always pioneer to introduce new course curricular like Art of Living for preparing competent graduates for job market. He also informed that the university is going to introduce extra ordinary course “Entrepreneurship and Leadership of BBA” for the first time in Bangladesh.
5000 Graduates from Daffodil International University are working in their professional life and many of them holding important positions in a diverse category of organizations; many are pursuing their career abroad, he added.
Based on the R&D Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) agreement between BCSIR Dhaka and Daffodil International University a team comprising 24 students of 4th year 2nd batch of Department of Nutrition and Food Engineering, DIU visited BCSIR Laboratories at Chittagong and Sub-station Research center at Rangamati on 22nd and 23 June 2013 respectively. The team was guided by Dr. K.M. Formuzul Haque, Professor & Head, NFE and associated by a NFE Member Syed Noor Alam Co-ordination Officer.
On 22nd June 2013 at 7.0 a.m the whole group of students and teacher reached at BCSIR Guest House, Baluchora, Chittagong. On same day at 10.0 a.m. the students started their journey from Chittagong Guest House to BCSIR Sub-station Research Center at Rangamati. During this journey from Chittagong to Rangamati was very pleasant due to beautiful natural scenario hilly & Rubber garden both side of the road. At 12.0 clock they reached at Rangamati Sub-station center and took their lunch. After that they visited Medicinal plants and lemon grass oil extraction plant over there. At Rangamati the whole team also visited some attractive tourism places such as hanging bridge, Rangamati lake, Rajmoni Bihar, Buddhist Temple and 6 0 clock they again returned to BCSIR Guest House at Chittagong.
Next day on 23rd June, all the students reached at BCSIR Lab Chittagong and the Director BCSIR Lab Dr. Jaripha Begum welcomed all the students since they arrived at the office premises. The Director requested to make two groups among the students and assigned with them with two individual scientists for visiting the Lab. During their visit in BCSIR Lab Chittagong the students were visited the following Labs: such as (a) Food Toxicological analysis lab, (b) Modern Equipments Analytical Lab (this lab. Equipped with most modern and latest instruments which was funded by ADB Project such as High performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), Gas Chromatography (GC), Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrophotometer Mass Spectrophtometer (LCMSMS), Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), UV Spectro Photometer), (c) Extraction of Menthol from Mint plant, (d) Modern Microbiological Lab, (e) Extraction of Flavor Essence and oils from herbal plants, (f) Animal House for vivo study of the new product (rat, mice, guinea pig, rabbit), where animal breeding and new sample test feeding are being done. (g) Medicinal plants herbarium and herbal product development lab. In each Lab students were given demonstration by the expert scientists and the noted down all the necessary information in to note book.
End of the visiting Lab all the student were seated in the conference room and the Director BCSIR Lab Chittagong, Dr. Jaripha Begum addressed to the students of NFE, DIU and briefly described what activities are going on in BCSIR Laboratories Chittagong. Later on she concluded this program with some refreshments. On behalf of the Department of Nutrition and Food Engineering Dr. K.M.Formuzul Haque Professor & Head, thanked to the Director for giving this type of facilities for the students of NFE, DIU. Lastly, the Head of the Dept. handed over a DIU logo Crest to the Director of BCSIR Lab ctg. The Director BCSIR Lab was very happy and she showed her keen interest in future if the students of DIU desire to carry out joint Research Project or individual R&D works at BCSIR lab in Chittagong that BCSIR Lab Chittagong will give all sorts assistance and cooperation in this regard.
At 2 o clock after taking lunch at BCSIR Guest house the students again started their journey to see the Chittagong Vatiary Cantonment Lake and enjoyed the natural beauty over there. All the students reached at Potenga Sea Beach at 5 p.m. At 7.0 p.m. the students reached at Chittagong Rail Station for return to Dhaka. During this two days trip to BCSIR Laboratories Chittagong & Rangamati the students gained sufficient knowledge about Lab analysis, product development and animal feeding trial. The students and teacher in this Dept. of NFE are very grateful to the University authority for getting permission and financial assistance to make success the whole program.
The orientation program for the newly enrolled undergraduate students of Summer – 2013 semester of Daffodil International University was held today on May 22, 2013 at DIU Auditorium. Professor Dr. Lutfar Rahman, Vice-Chancellor, Daffodil International University was present as the chief guest at the orientation program. The orientation function was addressed by Professor Dr. Aminul Islam, Emeritus Professor, Prof. Dr. M. Mizanur Rahamn, Treasurer, Prof. Dr. Zakir Hossain, Director of Studies, Prof. Rafiqul Islam, Dean, Faculty of Business and Economics, Prof. Dr. Md. Golam Rahaman, Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Science, Prof. Dr. Golam Mowla Choudhury, Controller of Exam & Proctor, Mr. Syed Mizanur Rahman, Director ( Student Affairs) of Daffodil International University. The function was conducted by Mr. Amlan Kishore Moon, Assistant Officer, CDC and Ms. Fahmi Hassan, Students Associate of Directorate of Student’s Affairs.
Addressing as chief guest, Professor Dr. 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 and to be an ideal citizen of the country he advised the students to achieve these virtues.
Founder Vice Chancellor and Emeritus Professor Dr. Aminul Islam said, Education is indispensable and of vital importance for the development of a country and the objective of higher education is primarily to prepare an individual as a knowledgeable skilled person who can apply his knowledge for our socio-economic development and provide leadership in a required sector. He also said, we can free ourselves from poverty, hunger, disease and ignorance, if you – every one of you, young men and women- apply yourselves to it with all your heart, soul and body.
The Orientation Program included introduction session, presentation session, briefing session and cultural session. Earlier the newly enrolled students were welcomed with a rose and tuberose. A cultural program was performed by the students of DIU Cultural Club.
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..
Daffodil International University Air Rover Unit participated at the 10th National Rover Moot and 5th National Community Development Camp (COMDECA) which was held during 29th January to 04th February 2013 in Moynamotir Chor, DebiGonj, Panchagar.
The team consisted of 34 members form DIU Air Rover Unit, Girl in Rover Unit and Volunteer Team. Around eight thousand Rovers from all over Bangladesh participated in this national program.
It was really a gala gathering for Rovers where they shared and exchanged their views with each other and also gained experienced of Real life situation. Seven days program included challenges on Sound Body Sound Mind, Home Sweet Home, Scout Spirit, Good Turn to Villagers, School Programming, Nature & Life, Global Village, Hiking, Im-possible, Youth & Youth, Fan & Games, Camp Fire and Career Planning. Ms. Farhana Rahman Setu and Mr. Shaiful Islam, RSL of Daffodil International University Air Rover Unit lead the team.
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.
Daffodil International University organized the Orientation Program of newly enrolled undergraduate students in Summer Semester of Faculty of Business and Economics and Faculty of Humanities and social Science was held on May 20, 2012 and orientation of Faculty of Science and Information Technology was held on May 23, 2012 at DIU Auditorium.
Professor Dr. M. Lutfar Rahman, Vice Chancellor, Daffodil International University was present on the occasion as the chief guest while Emeritus Prof. Dr. Aminul Islam was present as the special guest.
Addressing as the chief guest Prof. Dr. M. Lutfar Rahman, welcomed the students to choose Daffodil International University as their career path and 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 best available resources to pursue their studies and hone their skills. Considering the present situation, DIU is going to offer laptops for students to use on personal basis and thus help them to face the challenges of a globalize world he added.
Founder Vice Chancellor and Emeritus Professor Dr. Aminul Islam, welcomed the students and said that three major things-discipline, honesty and quality can make a life success. To be a complete citizen of the country he advised the students to achieve those virtues.
Prof. S. M. Mahbub Ul Haque Majumder, Dean, Faculty of Science and Information Technology urged the students to abide by the rules and regulations of the university and expected utmost utilization of the resources of the university from the students to build a bright future
Prof. Dr. Rafiqul Islam, Dean, Faculty of Business and Economics urged the students to abide by the rules and regulations of the university and thereby build themselves as a complete ideal human being utilizing the resources and facilities of the university and also to contribute to the society and nation.
The function was also addressed among others by Prof. Dr. Golam Mowla Choudhury, Controller of Examinations & Proctor, Prof. Dr. Shushil Kumar Das, Dean (Acting), Faculty of Humanities and Social Science, Dr. Md. Fokhray Hossain, Registrar. The program was conducted by Mr. Amlan Kishore Moon of Career Development Center. Later the member of DIU Cultural club performed a cultural presentation for the fresher.
Daffodil International University celebrated the 40th anniversary of the country’s independence today placing wreaths at the National Memorial at Savar.
Daffodil International University authorities lead by Honorable Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Lutfar Rahman and accompanied by Founder Vice Chancellor & Emeritus Professor Dr. Aminul Islam, Prof. Dr. Golam Maowla Chowdhury, Head, ETE, Prof. Dr. Syed Akter Hossain, Head, CSE, Prof. Dr. Farmujul Haque, Head, Nutrition & Food Engineering, Prof. Dr. Md. Fazlul Haque, FSIT, Dr. Binoy Barman, Head, English, Dr. Md. Fokhray Hossain, Registrar, Mr. Emran Hossain, Deputy Registrar,Dr. Md.. Mukhlesur Rahman,Head, Pharmacy Department, Mr. Masum Iqbal, Head, BBA, Sheikh Abdur Rahim, Assistant Professor, FBE, Syed Mizanur Rahman Raju, Coordinator, Career Development Center,Md. Sakhawat Hossain, Assistant Professor, Mr. Sabbir Ahmed Polash, Sr. Assistant Director, (Planning & Development), Mr. Ishaque Miji, Sr. Assistant Director (Planning & Development), Mr. Najim Uddin Sarkar, Assistant Director, Md. Anowar Habib Kazal, Assistant Director ( Public Relations), Mr. Shahabuddin Shahin, Assistant Director ( Planning & Development) and other High Officials of Daffodil International University placed wreaths at the National Memorial at Savar in the early morning to pay glowing tributes to the martyrs.
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.
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 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.
Daffodil International University Debate Club (DIUDC) and Career Development Center (CDC) jointly organized Inter University Debate Competition to mark “World Anti Drug Day-2011” at DIU Auditorium. Prof. M. Shahjahan Mina, Advisor to the Chairman, Board of Trustees, Daffodil International University inaugurated the competition as the chief guest.
Eight public and Private Universities participated in the debate Competition. Participating Universities are Dhaka University, Jahangirnagar University, East West University, BRAC University, Stamford University, Green University, Eastern University and host Daffodil International University.
Daffodil International University in collaboration with United Nations Information Center (UNIC) and Management & Resources Development initiatives (MRDI) is organizing this Debate competition to mark the World Anti Drug Day -2011.
DIU Debating Club always initiates programs to mark the different national and international remarkable days and as part of its continuation they took this endeavor. Through this debate DIU Debate Club come forward to bring the disadvantages of Drug abuses and the way to overcome these solutions to the young generations.