American International University-Bangladesh

Coordinates: 23°49′19.4″N 90°25′38.8″E / 23.822056°N 90.427444°E / 23.822056; 90.427444
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American International University-Bangladesh (AIUB)
আমেরিকান ইন্টারন্যাশনাল ইউনিভার্সিটি-বাংলাদেশ (এআইইউবি)
Crest of American International University-Bangladesh
Former name
AMA International University-Bangladesh
MottoWhere leaders are created
TypePrivate research
Established1994; 30 years ago (1994)
FounderAnwarul Abedin
AccreditationIEB, IAB, Bar Council
AffiliationUniversity Grants Commission (UGC)
ChairmanIshtiaque Abedin
ChancellorPresident Mohammed Shahabuddin
Vice-ChancellorCarmen Z. Lamagna
Academic staff
500+
Full-Time Doctorate: 121[1]
Administrative staff
100+
Total staff
953 (full-time) as of Year 2021-2022[1]
Students9,607 as of Year 2021-2022[1]
Undergraduates36,911 as of Year 2022-2023[1]
Postgraduates3,500+
Address
408/1 (Old KA 66/1), Kuratoli, Kuril, Khilkhet
, ,
1229
,
23°49′19.4″N 90°25′38.8″E / 23.822056°N 90.427444°E / 23.822056; 90.427444
CampusUrban, 30 acres (12 ha)
LanguageEnglish
DemonymAIUBian
Colors  Dark blue
NicknameAIUB
Websiteaiub.edu

American International University-Bangladesh (Bengali: আমেরিকান ইন্টারন্যাশনাল ইউনিভার্সিটি-বাংলাদেশ), commonly known by its acronym AIUB, is a private university in Dhaka, Bangladesh.[3] This university was established in 1994 in the capital Dhaka of Bangladesh. It offers several degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels from its four faculties. The university is an independent organization with its own board of trustees.[4]

History

The university was established in 1994 in Banani, Dhaka[5] as AMA International University Bangladesh, a joint venture between AMA Computer University of the Philippines, and local initiator Anwarul Abedin.[6] Regular academic classes started in 1995. AMA Computer University later left the partnership, and in 2001 the university was renamed American International University-Bangladesh.[7]

Campus

This photo contains 1/4 of total campus.The round shaped building have 8 floor
One side of AIUB Campus

The university's campus is located in an urban setting at Kuratoli, Kuril in Dhaka. The campus area is about 30 acres (12 ha). There is a total building area of 1,300,000 square feet (120,000 m2).[8][9] The university campus is known for having a glass-covered central globe structured building.

Admission

Each applicant has to pass the competitive admission test administered by the university.[10][11] In admission test university judges applicant for their knowledge of math and English language. There are two parts of admission exam written and viva. Student have to pass both individually. Admission Procedure for International Students requires TOEFL/IELTS/GRE/GMAT/SAT scores (as applicable) for all applicants, except those from countries where English is the only official language, as evidence of adequate proficiency in English. The minimum acceptable score for TOEFL and GMAT/GRE is 550, and for SAT it is 1650.[12]

List of vice-chancellors

Academics

The medium of instruction of all academic programs at AIUB is English. The academic year of the university incorporates two regular semesters (Fall and Spring). The Summer semester is an optional summer semester at AIUB. The duration of each regular semester is 17 weeks and 10 weeks for the optional summer semester. The academic year starts from Fall semester.[13]

The academic programs are divided among the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, Faculty of Business Administration, Faculty of Engineering, and Faculty of Science and Information Technology.[14] All the faculties offer both undergraduate and graduate level studies.

AIUB updated its grading system in February 2017 for the second time.[15] The New Grading System will be applicable for those students who have enrolled in Spring 2016-17 and later. Old Grading system will still be applicable for students who have enrolled in Fall 2016-17 and before. The letter grades indicating the quality of course work completed with their corresponding grade points.[16] Minimum CGPA requirement for graduation in any undergraduate and graduate program at AIUB is 2.50.[17] The scholarship program at AIUB is open for both incoming and continuing students with at least one year of residency.[13] It covers full or partial tuition fee waiver. Incoming students qualify by passing the competitive examinations while weighted average CGPA for the previous year of 3.75 with no grade lower than B and no F, I, W, UW grades no disciplinary records. The number of awards is dependent on the slots available. AIUB authority also provide financial aids for deserving students. AIUB also offers 100% scholarship for the son and daughter of Freedom Fighter (they should maintain CGPA 3.50).

Faculties and Programs

  1. Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS).[18]
    • Bachelor of Arts in English
    • Bachelor of Arts in Media and Mass Communication (MMC)
    • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
    • Bachelor of Social Science in Economics
    • Master of Public Health (MPH)
    • Master of Development Studies (MDS)
    • Master of Laws (LL.M.)
  2. Faculty of Business Administration.[19]
    • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA); Major in -
      • Accounting
      • Economics
      • Finance
      • Human Resource Management (HRM)
      • International Business (IB)
      • Investment Management (IM)
      • Management
      • Management Information Systems (MIS)
      • Marketing
      • Operations and Supply Chain Management (OSCM)
      • Tourism and Hospitality Management (THM)
    • Master of Business Administration (MBA); major in -
      • Accounting
      • Agri-business
      • Economics
      • Finance
      • General Management (MGT)
      • Human Resource Management (HRM)
      • Management Information Systems (MIS)
      • Marketing
      • Operations and Supply Chain Management (OSCM)
      • Tourism and Hospitality Management (THM)
    • Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)
  3. Faculty of Engineering.[20]
    • Bachelor of Science in Electrical And Electronic Engineering (EEE)
    • Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (CoE)
    • Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Production Engineering (IPE)
    • Bachelor of Architecture (BArch)
    • Master of Engineering in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (MEEE)
    • Master of Engineering in Telecommunications (MTel)
  4. Faculty of Science and Technology[21]
Infront road of AIUB D Building
AIUB Animation Lab

Convocations

As of 2023, a total of 36,911 graduates have graduated from the university in 21 convocations so far.[22]

Institutional colors of different substances

Dark blue University
Bright blue Faculty of Science & Technology
Orange Faculty of Engineering
Green Faculty of Business Administration
Brown Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Research and publications

In the research arena, AIUB has internal academic journals: AIUB Journal of Science and Engineering (AJSE) (ISSN 1608-3679) and AIUB Journal of Business and Economics (AJBE), (ISSN 1683-8742). Since the first publication in 2002, three issues per year have been published regularly. AJSE is now a formally Scopus indexed journal,[23] and Scimago Ranked Q4 Journal.[24] AIUB is also the first institute in Bangladesh to launch an online working paper series named AIUB Bus Econ Working Paper Series,[25] which is collaborated with the RePEc[26] and EconPapers.[27]

AIUB Computer Lab
A View of Electrical Machine Lab 1 of AIUB

Extra curricular activities

AIUB is one of the only eight universities from Bangladesh who have participated in the maximum level of ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ACM ICPC) commonly known as ACM ICPC World Final.[28] In 2001, AIUB qualified for the world final through Wild Card by securing second place in ACM ICPC Kanpur Site regional.[29] Office of Student Affairs (OSA) looks after the extra curricular activities of the student community through many student organizations or clubs.

Notable people

Alumni

Name Department Position Workplace Ref.
Zaheed Sabur Computer Engineering Director and principle engineer Google [30][31]
Shakib Al Hasan Bachelor of Business Administration Cricketer, former captain and member of parliament Bangladesh Cricket Board, Jatiya Sangsad [32][33]
Mahmudullah Master of Business Administration Cricketer and former captain Bangladesh Cricket Board [34]
Taskin Ahmed Bachelor of Business Administration Cricketer Bangladesh Cricket Board [35]
Sabbir Rahman Bachelor of Business Administration Cricketer Bangladesh Cricket Board [citation needed]
General Aziz Ahmed Master of Business Administration Former Chief of Army Staff (Bangladesh) Bangladesh Army [36]
Abul Hossain Executive Master of Science in Business Administration Lieutenant General (3-star) Bangladesh Army [37]
Nusraat Faria Bachelor of Business Administration Actress and model Bangladesh film [citation needed]
Tawsif Mahbub Electrical and electronic engineering Actor and model Television Serial [citation needed]
Sabila Nur English department Actress and model Television Serial [38]
Safa Kabir Bachelor of Business Administration Actress and model Television Serial
Sharfuddoula Master of Business Administration International Cricket Umpire Cricket [citation needed]
Minar Rahman Media and communication studies Singer, songwriter and cartoonist Independent [citation needed]

Faculty

Current or former faculty include:

Gallery

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