A BRIEF HISTORY
The demand to establish an Islamic University on the soil of Bangladesh has a long and glorious history. As the result of an outstanding sacrifice and systematic movement on the part of Islam-loving teachers, students, intelligentsia and professionals of this country, and recommendations of various Education Commissions over the years, came out the declaration on the part of the government of establishment of an Islamic University in the country on December 1, 1976. Finally, on recommendation of a seven-member Islamic University Planning Committee headed by Professor Dr. M. A. Bari, The Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh materialized the declaration by laying the foundation stone of today's Islamic University at Shantidanga-Dulalpur on November 22, 1979. Next year, on December 27, 1980 Islamic University Act was passed in the National Parliament of Bangladesh.
On January 31, 1981 the Government appointed the Project Director Dr. A. N. M. Mamtajuddin Choudhury the first Vice-Chancellor of Islamic University. The University began operating at Shantidanga-Dulalpur campus in 1981. However, by a Presidential Ordinance passed on May 15, 1982 the university was shifted from Shantidanga-Dulalpur to Boardbazar campus in the district of Gazipur. The university's academic activities were formally inaugurated there in the academic year 1985-1986 with 300 students enrolled in four Departments under two Faculties - Department of Al Quran Wa-Ulumul Quran and Department of Ulumut Tawahid Wad-Dawah under the Faculty of Theology and Islamic Studies and Department of Accounting and Department of Management under the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. The academic year 1987-88 started with two more departments - Department of Al-Qanun Wash Sariah under the Faculty of Theology and Islamic Studies and Department of Economics under the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Message from the VC
It is really a matter of pleasure and honour for me to welcome you to the official website of Islamic University, Kushtia, Bangladesh. The University is one of the major public universities in Bangladesh and the largest seat of higher education in the south-west part of the country. This website started its journey in 2009, on the eve of Admission Test for the Bachelor Program under the academic session 2009-2010. The attempts of making the Application Forms, Prospectus, Results, Notices and the like issues available online this year, was surely the university’s first step towards digitalization of its activities in compliance with the present government’s promise to build Digital Bangladesh by the year 2021. This year we have introduced even more digital approaches for the applicants to relieve them of the time and money consuming approaches practiced in the past years. Now, all that an applicant needs to do is that, he/she shall apply through SMS (Short Messaging Service) from a prepaid connection of the mobile operator Teletalk, Bangladesh Ltd. The application fee will be deducted from the account of the connection, used for applying, only if the applicant is eligible, he/she follows exact procedue of applying through SMS, and the account-balance is sufficient enough. Prospective students should go through the notice, published on this web site, carefully before they apply.
The university began its academic activities in the 1985-86 academic year with 300 students enrolled in four departments under two faculties - two departments under the Faculty of Theology and Islamic Studies, and two departments under the Faculty of Humanities and Social Science. The main objective has been to provide for instructions in theology and other fields of Islamic studies and comparative jurisprudence and such other branches of learning at graduate and post-graduate levels and make provisions for research including post-doctoral research and training for advancement and dissemination of knowledge. Today, in 2010, the university is active in teaching and research in as many as 22 academic departments, including various fields of modern science and technology, under five faculties. Our vision is to extend the scope and increase opportunities for higher education and research in every branch of human knowledge and ensure the quality all along.
I hope that visitors to this website will get an overall idea about the academic, administrative and extracurricular activities of the university. The site is expected to get richer by incorporating many more facts and information in course of time.
Professor Dr. M. AlauddinVice-ChancellorEmail: email@example.com
The University's Undergraduate Programs lead to Bachelors Degrees - BA, BTIS, BBA, BSS, LL.B, & B.Sc., while the Graduate Programs lead to Masters Degrees - MA, MTIS, MBA, MSS, LL.M, M.Sc., and such higher research degrees as M.Phil, and Ph.D.The University also offers Fazil (Honours) and Kamil (Masters) Degrees through the Bachelors and Masters Programs of the affiliated Fazil and Kamil Madrasahs in the country.