The 3-days program was inaugurated by Mr. M.M. Rajendran, Former Governor, Orissa while the Valedictory speech was delivered by Mr. K. Rosaiah, Governor, Tamil Nadu. Among other, as many as Heads of 73 Universities from 23 different countries of Asian region took part. The Asian University Presidents Forum (AUPF) is a result of the cooperation among Asian non-governmental universities, which initially evolved from the Non-governmental Collaborative Association of Presidents of Chinese and Thai Institutions of Higher Learning set up at Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand, in 2002. But later, the Association evolved to include Universities from other Asian countries as well. The next, 11th AUPF (2012) will be hosted by Dongseo University, South Korea.
DIU is the only university, which represented Bangladesh on that grand occasion, followed by the invitation from the host, VIT University, Vellore, India. Mr. Md. Sabur Khan, honorable Chairman, BoT, represented DIU (and Bangladesh as well), took active
part in the whole program, visited the entire area, presented his paper, attended question-answering session, signed a couple of MOUs on behalf of DIU and planted tree.
Attending this occasion will be considered as a remarkable milestone of the entire history of DIU.