Daffodil International University (DIU), a prime initiative of Daffodil Family-a leading Information Communication Technology (ICT) & educational conglomerate of Bangladesh, has commitment to the nation for the expansion of capacity in higher education with a view to building self-reliant Bangladesh.
DIU is recognized in independent government assessments as one of the top-ranking universities in Bangladesh. The university has been founded with the approval of the Ministry of Education under the Private University Act of 1992 and its amendment in 1998, and DIU came into being on 24th January 2002. It is committed to providing IT based high quality education for the students since its inception. At DIU, there are five faculties namely Faculty of Business & Entrepreneurship (FBE), Faculty of Science and Information Technology (FSIT), Faculty of Engineering (FE), Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (FHSS) and also Faculty of Allied Health Science (FAHS).
It has started with 67 students registering in the first batch and within 15 years more than 20,000 students have been enrolled so far and around 700 full time faculty members are engaged in teaching and research at DIU. Currently, a total of 550 students from 10 different countries are studying at DIU. It has established academic links with more than 300 prestigious universities from over 50 countries around the world. It has a blend of well-experienced teachers having foreign degrees and a galaxy of young, energetic faculty members who are entirely and passionately devoted to teaching their students in the best and modern fashion. All academicians of DIU are engaged in distinguish research works, seminars, workshops, symposium and many other dynamic activities in national and international level to highlight the demand of contemporary era. It is one of a few universities that prides itself on having a modern library, a green campus on 70-acres of land in addition to its current campus, being a pioneer in introducing new and state-of-the-art programs and courses, and offering all necessary as well as augmented facilities and logistic support services for its students, and achieving astounding success in the job markets by its graduates. A 6000-seat auditorium with all modern facilities, a 100-seat mini hall with electronic writing board, Media Lab, Mobile Apps Development research and Innovation Lab, facilities for indoor games, Lounges, Digital classrooms, gymnasium, Medical Center, Café, Large transport pool, Standard football and cricket grounds, English language club, MCT Lab, Golf course & practice range have made DIU campus an attractive location for education and recreation. The university shapes all graduates through effective guidance, career counseling, grooming, personality and confidence development, modern facilities, quality education and regular monitoring. The university has student summer exchange program, semester exchange program, faculty member exchange program, journal and online resource sharing facilities through the bilateral agreement with international institutions and organizations. DIU is networked by fibred optic backbone and fully computerized & automated through software and website. DIU was ranked 2nd position among all the public and private universities of Bangladesh evaluated by "Webometrics Ranking of World Universities", the largest public research body in Spain. DIU also achieved World Quality Commitment (WQC) Award-2010 in Gold Category based on its extraordinary performance and remarkable contribution in higher education sector. DIU is the only educational institution in the history of Bangladesh so far who has achieved this award.
The university intends to focus on entrepreneurial education initiatives to make a poverty free self-sufficient society. It has produced more than 1200 entrepreneurs worldwide, and established Business Incubator, Startup Market, Entrepreneurship Guidance Program, Venture Capital Limited, Startup Restaurant & Café etc. to promote and encourage young new entrepreneurs.
DIU has achieved prestigious position in QS Asia University Rankings-2019. The university has been ranked 6th amongst all the universities of Bangladesh. This recognition indicates DIU’s continuous commitment to quality education and research at tertiary level of Bangladesh as well as expected employment of graduates of this university.