History Darul Ihsan University is the first
Private University in Bangladesh. Here have some events relating to the birth of
Darul Ihsan University. It was sometime in March 1958 Professor Dr. Sayed Ali Ashraf,
The head of the Department of English of the Karachi University, suggested to promote
and develop Private University in less developed countries, in a meeting held at
Karachi University with renowned educationalists and professionals, local and foreign.
Professor Ali Ashraf further stated that the Private University in less developed
country would act as a tool for ultimate economic prosperity and political stability.
The suggestions and ideas of promoting the developing of University in the Private
sector were accepted unanimously by the renowned educationalists and professionals
present in the meeting. .
In 1975, Professor Dr. Syed Ali Ashraf, the then Dean and Head of the Department
of English, King Abdul Aziz University, K.A.A.U., Jeddah in an informal discussion
meeting held at K.A.A.U, Jeddah with foreign and local renowned educationalists
and professionals of Saudia Arabia, disclosed firmly his desire to set up a Private
University in Bangladesh. Prof. Ali Ashraf elaborated that the University should
be able to blend the establish linkage between “Revealed” Knowledge and “Acquired
Knowledge” to provide total education and knowledge to the people. The establishment
of such Private University in Bangladesh was his faith and his decision was honest,
firm and determined.
With that end in view Prof. Dr. Sayed Ali Ashraf formed as a Founder of the Darul
Ihsan Trust in 1986. The aim and objective of the Darul Ihsan Trust is to established
educational institution including University to provide meaningful linkage between,
“Revealed Knowledge” and “Acquired Knowledge”.
The birth of Darul Ihsan University took place in 1989 at Savar Campus in presence
of high foreign and local dignitaries. The first convocation was held at Savar on
13 March 1997 and Bachelor, Master and Doctorate degrees were conferred upon 442
students by the Chancellor, Darul Ihsan University and President of the People’s
Republic of Bangladesh.
It will thus reveal that the original idea of Professor Dr. Sayed Ali Ashraf to
promote and developed University in the private sector crystallized and proved in
reality by establishing the Darul Ihsan University by him as its Founder. The concept
and objective of the University provide the students a religious base and guide
to acquire higher knowledge in Human and Natural Science. They learn to protect
the moral fiber of the nation from being eroded and thereby face the challenges
of the world.