Darul Ihsan University is the first Private University in Bangladesh. Here have
some events relating to the birth of Darul Ihsan University. It was some time 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.
I am very happy that DIU has been successful in producing quality, creative learners
in different field of learning and scholarship. We have earned this reputation by
ensuring a unique congenial academic atmosphere to meet up the changing and growing
needs in all the sectors. The Faculty Members of DIU deserve appreciation for their
constant perseverance and attempt to enrich the learners with skilful knowledge
by formal lectures, class-lesson, group discussions, case studies and company based
projects to face the challenges of the hour.
DIU emphasis’s the importance of merit in everything it does. It is progressively
increasing its entrance standards and demands high quality student performance.
If you want to become part of DIU, you will need to understand and accept this emphasis
on academic standards, and the consequences of not performing at your best. We hope
that you will understand and accept that we are doing this in the interest of students,
the University and the nation. We want our students to study together with other
high quality students genuinely committed to higher education. We welcome your interest
and invite your further inquiry and hope that you might join us later as one of
the elite students of DIU and the nation.
With best wishes,