International Islamic University Chittagong

International Islamic University Chittagong (IIUC) is a prestigious educational institution located in Chittagong, Bangladesh. Established with the vision of imparting quality education within an Islamic framework, IIUC has gained recognition for its commitment to academic excellence, strong ethical values, and holistic development of students. In this comprehensive review, we will explore various aspects of IIUC, including its motto, education quality, campus facilities, faculties, and special features.

The motto of the University is to “Combine Quality with Morality”.

International Islamic University Chittagong (IIUC) is one of the top graded 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. This Trust is a non-political and non-profit oriented 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 the absence of institutions of higher learning based on Islamic vision of life in the public sector. With this idea having its origin in 1990, the Trust discussed the concept of a private Islamic university with a group of intellectuals, Islamic thinkers, and educationists, from home and abroad. It was these Islamic personalities that came forward to materialize the dream of such an institution by putting their ideas, energies and fulfilling other requirements. In 1992 an anchor organization called Islamic University Chittagong Trust (IUCT) was founded under the aegis of this body and by the grace of Allah (SWT), an institution of higher learning under the name of Islamic University Chittagong got the Government’s approval on February 11, 1995 and the University was founded accordingly in the same year. Thus a long cherished dream of the people of Chittagong came into reality. In the year 2000 Islamic University Chittagong (IUC) was upgraded into International Islamic University Chittagong (IIUC), thus it got a scope to extend its services to the Ummah at large.

In 2004 IIUC was recognized as one of the 9 top-graded Private Universities by a Government-appointed High Powered Team led by the UGC Chairman. At present, it is the largest private university with 430 (Full time: 317 & Adjunct: 113) teachers and 12000 students from home and abroad. A good number of full-time teachers and students are studying abroad for pursuing higher studies with IIUC’s scholarship or financial assistance or continuation of services.

Now, IIUC has been ranked 23rd of the top ranking Universities(Total=147, both Public and Private) in Bangladesh, by the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities.

The Mission of the University is to produce through the pursuit of education properly trained up manpower to contribute t socio-economic development and moral upliftment of the society and to cultivate in our students expertise as we as ethical sensitivity, intelligence and an ability to think independently beyond their areas of study, so that they can sustain justice in all walks of life.

The Vision of the University is to offer nationally competitive and internationally recognized opportunities for learning to make this University as the Centre of Excellence in different areas of scholarship, like Shari’ah and Islamic Studies, Business Studies, Social Science, Science & Engineering, Arts & Humanities, Law, and such other faculties that will be introduced in future. Its door is open to the admission seekers from all over the world, regardless of race, region and religion. This university cherished the dream of becoming one of the highest seat of learning and creator of knowledge in the South East Asia.

The Objective of the University:
a. To create a new generation of competent youths who will be equipped with academic excellence, and professional expertise and adorned with moral height.

b. To follow a policy of continued Modernization of knowledge and academic curricula in different disciplines of education so that its students can imbibe the true spirit of religious value as an effective guiding principle in their profession and daily life.

Teaching Methods :
Methods: outcome-based education (OBE) and Bi – Semester system of Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) through self-examination and external review. In this process students are evaluated throughout a course of study rather that exclusively by examination at the end. It is multidimensional and based on students (a) Attendance in the classes (b) Performance in Assignments and Class Tests (c) Scores in the Mid-Term and the Final examination (d) Lab. Reports (e) Thesis/Project/Internship (f) Presentations (g) Viva-Voce (f) Industry Visits (g) Co-Curricular and Extra-Curricular activities.

Education Quality:
IIUC is renowned for its commitment to delivering a high standard of education. The university offers a wide range of undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs across various disciplines, including Islamic Studies, Business Administration, Engineering, Pharmacy, Law, and many others. The academic curriculum is carefully designed to integrate contemporary knowledge with Islamic principles, fostering a balanced approach to education.

The faculty members at IIUC are highly qualified and experienced in their respective fields. They employ effective teaching methodologies, including lectures, interactive sessions, research projects, and practical training, to ensure comprehensive learning. The university emphasizes academic rigor, equipping students with the necessary skills, critical thinking abilities, and ethical values required to excel in their chosen professions.

Campus and Facilities:
The IIUC campus provides a vibrant and conducive environment for learning and personal growth. The campus is situated in a picturesque location, offering a serene and peaceful atmosphere. The university’s facilities are designed to cater to the academic, spiritual, and recreational needs of students.

The library at IIUC is well-stocked with a vast collection of books, journals, and online resources, providing students with access to extensive academic material. The laboratories are equipped with modern equipment, enabling students to engage in practical learning and research activities. The campus also provides separate prayer facilities for males and females, reflecting the university’s commitment to accommodating religious practices.

In terms of recreational facilities, IIUC offers a variety of amenities. There are sports facilities, including playgrounds and courts for various sports, promoting physical well-being and a healthy lifestyle. The university also houses a gymnasium, allowing students to maintain their fitness. Additionally, the campus provides spaces for relaxation and socializing, creating a vibrant community spirit.

Faculties and Departments:
IIUC consists of several faculties and departments, ensuring a comprehensive educational experience across various disciplines. Some of the key faculties and departments include:

1. Faculty of Business Administration and Management Studies

2. Faculty of Shariah and Islamic Studies

3. Faculty of Engineering and Technology

4. Faculty of Law

5. Faculty of Science

6. Faculty of Arts and Humanities

7. Faculty of Social Sciences

8. Faculty of Pharmacy

9. Faculty of Agricultural Sciences

10. Faculty of Architecture and Planning

11. Faculty of Education

Special Features:
IIUC offers several special features that contribute to its uniqueness and appeal:

1. Islamic Ethos: IIUC promotes an environment rooted in Islamic values, encouraging students to develop moral and ethical character.

2. Research and Publications: The university emphasizes research and scholarly activities, fostering intellectual growth and innovation.

3. International Collaboration: IIUC has established collaborations with renowned international universities, providing students with exposure to a global academic landscape.

4. Scholarships and Financial Assistance: The university offers scholarships and financial aid programs to support deserving students in their educational journey.

5. Community Engagement: IIUC actively engages in community service initiatives, instilling a sense of social responsibility in its students.

International Islamic University Chittagong (IIUC) stands as distinguished.

MD Shahriar Arafat Swapnil
Campus Ambassador
Department of CCE, IIUC

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