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
Daffodil International University is...
■ A leading Bangladeshi university with international facilities for quality teaching.
■ A university with rich and fully automated library.
■ A university with adequate laboratory facilities; there are twelve different categories of
lab allocation for FSIT.
■ A university with a full-fledged research center in the FBE.
■ A university with opportunities for higher study in Europe, Australia and North America.
■ A concerned university; the career development center (CDC) of DIU is providing Job
and internship for it's students.
■ A professional university with close links to industry and commerce.
■ An attractive university; the main campus is main center of the heritage Site of Dhaka.
■ A safe and supportive university with attractive services and attention to special needs.
■ A university with outstanding social, cultural and sports facilities for students.
The specific targets & objectives of Daffodil International University are as follows:
■ An Information Technology & Business Education based University in Bangladesh which facilitating our students to have access in international job market in Computer and IT fields directly.
■ Establish and run the university to provide Global Standard Education (GSE) in Bangladesh.
■ Develop the degrees of the university up to (GSE) level in accreditation of internationally recognized accreditation bodies like ACBSP, AACSB and to establish our degrees equivalent to the degrees of university in the USA through World Education Services (WES).
■ Providing high quality education for development of human resource having the competence to compete in the contemporary world market.
■ Conduct and support research for advancement of knowledge and socio-economic development of the country through application of technology oriented knowledge.
■ Contribute to moral and ethical development of the common people for creating a society, which is free from corruption, and is enduring and respectful to each other for co-existence in peace and harmony with good environment in the society.
■Creating congenial academic environment for the youth, this will be free from political and other disturbances for their intellectual advancement.
■Creating an opportunity to have education, for all groups of people in the country including general people, rural, urban and fresh students as job holders through the campus, online and distance learning education.
■Develop and train students to meet the increasingly growing demand for efficient marketing executives and IT personnel in Bangladesh.
■Research and Monitoring Team (RMT) is engaged in new developments in education in developed countries to identify the trend of updating the standard of education.
A direct link exists between a university's missions in the characteristics of the students served by the educational programs. Thus, the program design and the student selection are interdependent processes. Careful planning and execution of these processes are necessary.
DIU selects students consistent with its mission. The school should demonstrate continuous efforts to achieve demographic diversity in its student's enrollment. The policies for admission to business 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 credit hour semester system is accepted in the academic programs of DIU having involvement of 14 weeks of instruction in each semester and courses may have different credit hours having involvement of 14 instruction hours under each credit hour per semester respectively.
To the extent, there are 3 credit hours course having 42 instruction hours. The credit hour system is having flexibility for the students with a view to proceeding as per their competency and eagerness as well as interest.
Under the coverage of this system, there shall have requirement of number credit hours under a program for a subject to completion of the same in which the number of credit hours in different semester will depend the capability and choice of the students but not on a semester based package.
The Semester System and Semester Schedules
The adoption of the semester system in lieu of yearly system. An academic year has three semesters, 4 months duration under each semester which shall be allocated on the following manner: There is a time period of 14 weeks of instruction and 2 weeks for registration and examination.
Work Load and Expected Duration of a Program
A student under normal workload is having 15 credit hours per semester; 4 years required for completion of a Bachelor's degree (Hons). Supposing that a student desires of having registration for only 2 semesters every year and about 3 years required to have completion of a Bachelor's degree in case that three semesters in other year accordingly.
A student of Master's degree is having 12 credit hours under the coverage of a normal academic workload and 3 semesters required for completion of Master's degree supposing that a normal workload is taken.
In additional to that, there is sufficient flexibility of students under the coverage of the full credit hour system and the choice accordingly.