International Islamic University
University description (as per official university website)
International Islamic University Chittagong (IIUC) is one of the Government approved Private Universities in Bangladesh. The credit for the idea of establishing this University goes to Islamic University Chittagong Trust (IUCT), which is the founder organization of the University. The Trust is a non-political and non-profit voluntary organization, registered with the Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh under the Societies Act XXI of 1860. Under the aegis of IUCT and the grace of Allah (Swt), Islamic University Chittagong got the Government Approval on February 11, 1995 and the University was founded in the same year accordingly.
In 2004 IIUC was recognized as one of the 9 Top-graded (out of 52) Private Universities by Government-appointed High Powered Team led by the UGC Chairman. At present it is the largest private University with 287 (213 Full Time) teachers and around 10,500 students from home and abroad. The total space used for academic and administrative purposes is around 4,59,990 sft. A good number of full time teachers are studying abroad for higher degrees with IIUC scholarship.
International Islamic University Chittagong (IIUC) is one of the Government approved Private Universities in Bangladesh. The credit for the idea of establishing this University goes to Islamic University Chittagong Trust (IUCT), which is the founder organization of the University. The Trust is a non-political and non-profit voluntary organization, registered with the Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh under the Societies Act XXI of 1860.
This Trust felt the need for a University under private initiative in view of absence of institutions of higher learning based on Islamic vision of life in the public sector. Based on an idea, which had its origin in 1990, the Trust discussed the concept of a private Islamic University with a group of intellectuals, Islamic thinkers, researchers and educationists, at home and abroad.
It was these Islamic personalities who came forward to materialize the dream of such an institution by putting together their ideas, energies and financial resourees, In 1992, they established an anchor organization called Islamic University Chittagong Trust (IUCT).Under the aegis of this body and by the Grace of Allah (SWT) Islamic University Chittagong got the Government’s approval on February 11, 1995 and the University was founded in the same year accordingly. Thus, a long-cherished dream of the people of Chittagong came to reality.
The founding of International Islamic University Chittagong was made possible by the passage of a historic Act of Parliament in 1992 – “The private University Act, 1992. in the history of the development of the institutions of higher education in Bangladesh. This Act, for the first time created opportunity for establishment of Universities in the private sector, subject to clearance of their academic curricula and syllabi by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh and thereafter, final approval by the Government of Bangladesh.
Having fulfilled the requirements as laid down in the Private University Act of 1992, and after obtaining the necessary clearance from University Grants Commission (UGC), and the permission of Government of Bangladesh (GOB) through the Ministry of Education, Islamic University Chittagong (IUC) started functioning in 1995 with three Faculties, e.g. Faculty of Shar’iah & Islamic Studies, Faculty of Science & Engineering and Faculty of Administrative Sciences.
The Private University Act, 1992 empowers IIUC to frame its own statutes, Ordinances and Regulations governing the manifold activities of IIUC – academic, administrative, financial, student welfare, discipline etc. Most statutory bodies formed under the provisions of the act have since been functioning.
The Charter of IIUC as framed within the provisions of the Act and approved by the Government, empowers the University to confer degrees in various disciplines.
Scope of The University:
International Islamic University Chittagong (IIUC) is an independent University exercising powers and authority to provide education and confer higher degrees in all branches of Shari`ah, Humanities, Social Sciences, Business Studies and Modern Sciences including Computer Science & Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Aqua-culture, Computer & Communication Engineering, Media & Information Science etc. This will include under graduate Programs and Post-Graduate Degree programs including Ph.D. It has also the power and authority to award Certificates, Diplomas and other Academic Distinctions in the fields of studies as mentioned. Initially, however, IIUC awards four year Bachelor's Degree with Honors in Qur’anic Sciences & Islamic Studies (QSIS), Da`wah & Islamic Studies (DIS), Business Administration (BBA), Computer Science & Engineering (CSE), Computer & Communication Engineering (CCE), Electrical & Electronic Engineering (EEE), Pharmacy, English Language & Literature (ELL) and Bachelor of Law (LL.B). But in course of time, Insha Allah, academic programs will be expanded in all branches of Humanities, Social Sciences or Administrative Sciences, Business Studies and Modern Sciences keeping in view the ever-increasing scientific and social needs of Bangladesh in particular and Muslim Ummah in general.