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.
ObjectivesThe specific targets & objectives of Daffodil International University are as follows:
StudentsA 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.
Student SelectionDIU 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 SystemThe 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 SchedulesThe 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 ProgramA 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.