Islamic University, Bangladesh
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. 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.
Bengali: ইসলামী বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়, বাংলাদেশ
|Motto||Enhance quality of higher education and research|
|Type||Public university, coeducational|
|Established||22 November 1979 1979c.|
|Chancellor||President Md. Abdul Hamid|
|Vice-Chancellor||Shaikh Abdus Salam|
|Students||18000+ (Studying undergrad & postgrad)|
|Undergraduates||24933+ (Bachelor degree awarded)|
|Postgraduates||679 (M.Phil. degree awarded), 505 (ongoing); 22581+ (Master degree awarded)|
|486 (PhD degree awarded), 438 (ongoing) (2017)|
|Campus||Urban, 175 acre (1.31523km²)|
|Language||English, Bengali, Arabic|
|Colours||Green and white |
|Sports||Football, 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.
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