Islamic University, Bangladesh

Bangladeshi public university

Islamic University, Bangladesh is one of the major public research and PhD granting universities in Bangladesh and the largest seat of higher education in the south-west part of the country. It popularly known as Islamic University, Kushtia shorly IU.[2] It is the only university in Bangladesh where a specialized stream of Theology and seven others academic divisions/faculties: Engineering and Technology, Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, Biological Sciences, Business Administration and Law are running parallel in a multicultural atmosphere. It is the seventh oldest university in the country and the first university in Bangladesh established after the independence from West Pakistan in 1971. It offers undergraduate, graduate, M Phil and PhD degrees.[3]

Islamic University, Bangladesh
Bengali: ইসলামী বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়, বাংলাদেশ
Main Gate
Main Gate
MottoEnhance quality of higher education and research
TypePublic university, coeducational
Established22 November 1979 (1979-11-22) c. 1979; 42 years ago (1979)
ChancellorPresident Md. Abdul Hamid
Vice-ChancellorShaikh Abdus Salam
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Students18000+ (Studying undergrad & postgrad)
Undergraduates24933+ (Bachelor degree awarded)
Postgraduates679 (M.Phil. degree awarded), 505 (ongoing); 22581+ (Master degree awarded)
486 (PhD degree awarded), 438 (ongoing) (2017)[1]
23°43′16″N 89°09′01″E / 23.7212°N 89.1504°E / 23.7212; 89.1504
CampusUrban, 175 acre (1.31523km²)
LanguageEnglish, Bengali, Arabic
Academic departments34
ColoursGreen and white
Nicknameইবি; IU
AffiliationsACU, UK
IAU, France
UGC, Bangladesh
SportsFootball, cricket, basketball, volleyball, athletics


On 1 December 1976 then government announced the establishment of the Islamic University to promote a coordinated approach to Islamic education and general education in the country. Islamic University, Kushtia was founded on 22 November 1979 at Shantidanga-Dulalpur (Kushtia-Jhenidah) by then President of Bangladesh General Ziaur Rahman, based on the recommendation of ‘Islamic University Planning Committee’ on 7 January 1977 headed by M. A. Bari including seven other members.

Faculties and departmentsEdit

At present the university offers academic programs through its 34 departments under 8 faculties.[4]


  1. শান্তিডাঙ্গার শান্ত প্রাঙ্গণ. Prothom Alo (in Bengali). 12 February 2017. Archived from the original on 17 November 2017. Retrieved 7 July 2021.
  2. "Bangladesh | History, Capital, Map, Flag, Population, & Facts". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 2021-07-07.
  3. "Islamic University, Bangladesh | University Grants Commission of Bangladesh". Islamic University, Bangladesh | University Grants Commission of Bangladesh. Retrieved 2021-07-07.
  4. "IU to launch eight new departments". New Age | The Most Popular Outspoken English Daily in Bangladesh. Retrieved 2021-07-07.