Daffodil International University has been designed in every aspect of American model. The undergraduate degree is for four years duration. Students take courses each semester and these courses have credits assigned to them and credits are counted towards the degree. Students are being graduated once they have the requisite number of credits & minimum grade point. Initially the university offers the bachelor's and master's degree. The master's programs are of two years duration. The university may also offer special courses tailored for people in the work force, e.g., diploma courses. Diploma holders with excellent grade point will have the option for higher studies in the proposed university. An academic year in the university is divided into three semesters - fall, summer and spring.
The main campus of the university is at 102 Shukrabad, Dhaka. This is a six-storied building with all modern facilities. This campus houses the Faculty of Science & Information Technology. Administrative office of the university is also located in this campus. Campus II is on the main road of Kalabagan (64/3 Lake Circus, Kaalabagan) and it is especially for IT education. Campus III is at House 7, Road 14, Dhanmondi R/A, Dhaka and campus IV at Prince Plaza, Sobhanbag. Campus IV is entirely utilized for the Faculty of Business & Economics and the Faculty of Humanities & Social Science. The main acdemic building will be transferred to Bashundhara, Baridhara where DIU will construct its own academic building.
The location of the main campus of the university is on Mirpur Road and opposite to Dhanmondi and adjacent to the crossing of Panthopath and Road 32 of Dhanmondi. This is a very central point of Dhaka City. The location is easily accessible from any part of the city. All sorts of transports like bus, auto rickshaw, rickshaw etc are available from and towards the location. The wonderful Dhanmodi Lake is within few yards; the eye-catching parliament building is very close, lot of shopping malls within the walking distance.
Key Points of DIU
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The specific targets & objectives of Daffodil International University are as follows:
A direct link exists between a university's mission and the characteristics of students served by its educational programs. Thus, program design and student selection are interdependent processes. Careful planning and implementation of these processes are necessary.
DIU selects students consistent with its mission. The University should make continuous effort to achieve demographic diversity in its student enrolment. The policies for admission to degree programs at the undergraduate level should be clear. Retention policies for undergraduate students should be consistent with an objective of producing high quality graduates.
The Credit Hour System
The procedures of the credit hour semester system are accepted in the academic programs of DIU, comprising 14 weeks of instruction each semester.
However, there are 3 credit hour courses having 42 instruction hours. The credit hour system has flexibility for students with a view to proceeding according to their competence and eagerness as well as interest.
The Semester System and Semester Schedules
The adoption of the semester system in lieu of yearly system is an essential element of studying at DIU. An academic year has three semesters, each of 4 months duration which are allocated in the following manner: 14 weeks of instruction and 2 weeks for registration and examinations.
Work Load and Expected Duration of a Program
A student with a typical workload has 15 credit hours per semester. 4 years are therefore required for completion of a Bachelor's degree (Honors).
A student in a Master's program typically has 12 credit hours and 3 semesters are required for completion of Master's degree.
In addition, there is sufficient flexibility for students to modify these guidelines, should they so wish.
Bangladesh is very rich in its culture and heritage; it has beautiful landscape with exquisite natural beauty, fresh air, sea beaches, hill tracks and lots more to explore.
DIU is located in the heart of the city of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. Daffodil International University provides an excellent environment for academic research as well as mental recreation. DIU always welcomes students from all around the globe.
International students meeting equivalent admission qualification are eligible for admission as regular students or as special students for a part of the duration and may acquire transfer credits. Admission is also open to any person who wishes to pursue courses or a course as a non-degree student to improve their knowledge or acquire new skills. Students are also admitted for specific certificate- or diploma courses (www.daffodilvarsity.edu.bd).
For admission international students/ applicants are advised to read the following carefully:
There are three semesters each academic year. The duration of each semester is 4 months.
* BDT – Bangladeshi Taka
Though hostel/accommodation facilities for male students are not available yet, residence facilities are available on a rental basis. The cost would vary from US$70 to US$120 per month depending on the location, number of students staying in a room and quality of the flat.