- Islamic University
name = Islamic University
native_name = Islami Bishawbidyaloy
established = 1980
type = public
vice_chancellor = Prof. Faez Mahammad Serajul Haque
students = 9200+
city = Shantidanga
website = [http://www.iu.ac.bd/ Islamic University]
Islamic University ( _bn. ইসলামী বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়) is a public university in Bangladesh [cite web
title = Islamic University
work = Public Univetisities
publisher = University Grants Commission
url = http://www.ugc.gov.bd/details.php?code=IU
format = HTML
accessdate = 2007-05-17] financially aided by the
Organisation of the Islamic Conference. It was formed in 1985 in Kushtia [cite web
title = Islamic University
work = Study in Bangladesh
publisher = Bangla 2000
url = http://www.bangla2000.com/Education/Study_in_Bangladesh/Universities/Islamic.shtm
format = HTML
accessdate = 2007-05-17] under the Islamic University Act of 1980 [cite web
title = Islamic University Act of 1980
publisher = Parliament of Bangladesh
url = http://www.parliamentofbangladesh.org/Act/Act1980.pdf
format = PDF
accessdate = 2007-05-17] to promote the Islamic system of education in the country.
Islamic University, Kushtia was founded in November 22, 1979 at Shantidanga-Dulalpur (Kushtia-Jhenidah) by the late president
Ziaur Rahmanbased on the recommendation of Islamic University Planning Committe headed by Professor Dr. M. A. Bari. The Islamic University Act was passed by National Assembly of Bangladesh on December 27, 1980. On January 1, 1981 the government of Bangladeshappointed Dr. A. N. M. Mamtajuddin Choudhury as the first Vice-Chancellorand the university became operational in 1981.
While construction of several important buildings began, a Presidential
Decreewas issued on May 15, 1982 to shift the University from Shantidanga-Dulalpur to Boardbazar, Gazipuron an area of 50 acres. The construction of an academic building, two residential halls and other necessary infrastructures were completed. Initially two faculties (Faculty of Theology and Islamic Studies, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences) with four departments (Dept. of Al-Quran, Dept. of Dawah, Dept. of Accounting, Dept. of Management) were established and a total of 300 students were enrolled. In 1987, two more departments (Dept. of Sharia, Dept. of Economics) were established. On December 28, 1988, while the infrastructure development and academic activities were in full swing, the university was again shifted to Shantidanga-Dulalpur (Kushtia-Jhenidah).
In 1991 five more departments (Dept. of
Bengali, Dept. of English, Dept. of Arabic, Dept. of Islamic History, Dept. of Public administration) were established.
Organization and curricula
The administration of the university headed by vice chancellor Prof. Faez Mahammad Serajul Haque, registrar Dr. Md. Moslem Uddin and treasurer Prof. Dr. Anwarul Karim. It is governed under the Educational Board Of Fazil & Kamil.
Lessons are imparted through 20 department divided into five faculties: Faculty of Theology & Islamic Studies, Faculty of Humanities & Social Science, Faculty of Applied Science & Technology, Faculty of Business Administration (BBA), Faculty of Law & Shariah. The Institute Of Islamic Education & Reachers (IIER) provides additional education and research.
There are total 9284 students in this university. There are total 6 Halls for students, including 4 Halls of 1507 seats for male and 2 hostels of 424 seats for female students.
* [http://www.oic-un.org/8/8cul.htm#4 Resolution No. 4/8-C (IS) of Islamic Summit Conference on the Islamic University in Bangladesh]
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