Islamic University is ranked as one of the top public universities in Bangladesh as well as the largest seat of higher education in the south-western part of the country. Situated 24 kilometers south of Kushtia and 22 kilometers north of Jhenidah district-town in a lush green countryside, the university is by-passed by Khulna-Kushtia National Highway which provides its lifeline of connectivity with the rest of the country. The passing of the Islamic University Act in 1980 conferred this institution the permanent prestige of being the first university established after the independence of Bangladesh, reflecting the hopes and aspirations of the new nation striving to be on par with other international players through the promotion of science, business, humanities, and interfaith dialogue.

By now, Islamic university has been exceptionally renowned as the major international center for theological, general, applied science, technology and engineering studies. The university addresses the needs of both the local and foreign students, facilitating them with a broad spectrum of undergraduate studies and postgraduate research and teaching. In this way, the university seeks to promote understanding of the rich cultural diversity of humankind in order to prepare students to go forth with skills, knowledge and wisdom to serve and advance the communities in which they live and work. Islamic University is eager to gain a foothold in Asia and also aims to transform itself into a world class university (WCU). The vision is to become a globally recognized university. 

Islamic University at a glance:

        Area: 175 acres

        Number of faculties: 8

        Number of departments: 34

        Number of residential halls: 8

        Number of students: 15417

        Number of foreign students: 39

        Number of teachers: 412

        Number of officers: 425

        Number of other employees: 399

Degrees awarded till June 2019:

       Doctor of Philosophy: 464

       Master of Philosophy: 666

       Master’s: 22581

       Bachelors with Honours: 24933


Institute of Islamic Education and Research (IIER)

Degrees Offered:

Bachelor with Honours:          : BA, BTIS, BBA, BSS,LL.B, B.Sc. B. Pharm,B. Engg

Master’s:                                        : MA, MTIS, MBA, MSS, LL.M,  M.Sc, M.Pharm,M. Engg.                                                    

Higher Degrees:                          : M.Phil, Ph.D

Faculties and Departments    

Faculty of Theology and Islamic Studies:

        Department of Al-Quran and Islamic Studies

        Department of Al-Hadith and Islamic Studies

        Department of Dawah and Islamic Studies

Faculty of Arts:

       Department of Arabic Language and Literature

       Department of Bengali

       Department of English

       Department of Islamic History and Culture

       Department of Fine Arts

Faculty of Social Sciences:

      Department of Economics

      Department of Political Science

      Department of Public Administration

      Department of Folklore Studies

      Department of Development Studies

      Department of Social Welfare

Faculty of Law:

      Department of Law

      Department of Al Fiqh & Legal Studies

      Department of Law and Land Management

Faculty of Business Administration:

     Department of Accounting and Information Systems

     Department of Management

     Department of Finance and Banking

     Department of Marketing

     Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management

     Department of Human Resource Management

Faculty of Sciences:

    Department of Mathematics

    Department of Statistics

    Department of Environmental Science and Geography

Faculty of Engineering and Technology:

      Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

      Department of Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

      Department of Computer Science and Engineering

      Department of Information and Communication Technology

      Department of Biomedical Engineering

Faculty of Biological Sciences:

     Department of Applied Nutrition and Food Technology 

     Department of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering

     Department of Pharmacy


Residential Halls:

The university has 8 halls of residence, four for male students and three for female students.

For male students:

                          1. Saddam Hossain Hall

                          2. Shahid Ziaur Rahman Hall

                          3. Jatir Pita Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Hall

                          4. Lalon Shah Hall

                          5. Sheikh Russel Hall

For female students:

                           1. Begum Khaleda Zia Hall

                           2. Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib Hall

                           3. Deshratna Sheikh Hasina Hall

Central Library

The central library, King Fahad-bin- Abdul Aziz Library, housed in a three-storey building, is one of the largest libraries in the country. The library holds a collection of more than 103408 books, including bound volumes of periodicals. In addition, it has a collection of over 30,000 manuscripts in various languages and a large number of microfilms, microfiche and CDs. It subscribes to over 19,029 current foreign journals. The library is a member of Bangladesh University Grants Commission Digital Library and of many other international consortiums. Through UDL it has been linked with 13 E-Publishers (ACM, Emerald, JSTOR, IEEE, Wiley, Cambridge University Press, McGraw-Hill, Oxford University Press, Pearson Education, SAGE, Springer, T&F and World Scientific). Besides, there is the opportunity of remote access to EBSCO Discovery Service and RemoteXs and Digital Library Access Centre has been established where adequate number of computer services have been added and a latest model Barcode Machine has been established.

Medical Centre

Established in 1995 on 29th August, the medical centre has been rendering manifold medical services to the teachers, students and employees. A team of 15 expert doctors and 27 office support staff offers 24/7 service which includes emergency service, outdoor and indoor (observation only) service, ambulance service, medicine, pathology, sonography, modern eye equipment, ENT treatment, minor surgeries, dentistry, antivenin, counseling and motivation. It also offers preliminary treatment of gynecology and obstetrics. Students suffering from contagious diseases like chicken pox, mumps, etc. are treated in isolation.

 Physical Education

Islamic University organizes sports and other extracurricular and recreational activities. The Physical Education department offers three programmes:

                                      1. Compulsory Physical Education

                                      2. Certificate Course in coaching major games and sports

                                      3. Intramural and Extramural programmes

Extra-curricular activities:

IU organizes numerous debates, cultural programmes and many other socio-cultural events to raise students’ awareness against terrorism, drugs and religious militancy.

ICT Cell

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) CELL offers innovative technology services and solutions to support the teaching, learning, research and administrative goals of the university. The Cell provides a wide range of IT services to facilitate the works of teachers, students and the non-teaching staff. It also provides assistance and partnership to promote effective use and development of ICT facilities across the university.

Institute of Islamic Education & Research (IIER)

The Institute of Islamic Education and Research (IIER) promotes research, publishes journals and offers numerous short certificate courses/programmes/ diplomas on education, library science, English, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese language for students, teachers and other professionals. A Confucius Classroom has been established under the institute.


Islamic University offers transport services for students, teachers and other employees. A fleet of busses carrying students, teachers and other staff ply between Kushtia and Jhenaidah. The service is available even on holidays to help those students who come to university for using the library or getting teachers’ counseling service.

International Student Affairs Cell (ISAC)

The ISAC provides quality services to the foreign students enrolled in different undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at the university.  The foreign students help accelerate the teaching-learning atmosphere of the university by way of exchanging ideas, views, manners and practices of multi-cultural students. Its competent teaching staff, multi-media and virtual class rooms, resourceful libraries, high-tech research laboratories,  deluxe  hostels ensure an excellent environment for generating the potential of the students. ISAC has been working as a gate-way to secure one-stop services for the international students like admission, visa-support, tuition fee waiver, managing hostels, medical assistances, scholarships etc. The foreign students are provided with furnished accommodation, healthcare, transportation, gymnasium, tuition fees waiver’s scholarship for meritorious student, internet facilities.

MoUs signed between Islamic University and other international universities:

To enhance academic and research strength, Islamic University has signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with the following universities/institutes:

   1. Nagasaki University, Nagasaki, Japan

   2. Chonbuk National University, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea

   3. Wildlife Research Lab, Kangwon National University, Chuncheon-Si, Gangwon-Do South Korea

   4. Yunnan University, Yunnan, Kunming, China

   5. Sultan Sharif Ali Islamic University (UNISSA), Brunei Darussalam

   6. Confucius Institute, University of Dhaka

   7. The Istanbul Foundation for Science and Culture, Turkey.

Collaboration with different Industry and Practitioners:

       1. Conducting Chinese teaching programmes and Chinese proficiency tests (HSK);

       2. Organizing exchange programmes between Bangladeshi and Chinese Students;

       3. Conducting activities related to Chinese language, the culture of the two countries and

            education exchanges