International Islamic University Chittagong

International Islamic University ChittagongInternational Islamic University Chittagong (IIUC) (Bengali: আন্তর্জাতিক ইসলামী বিশ্ববিদ্যালয় চট্রগ্রাম) is a private university located in the second-largest city of Bangladesh, Chittagong. It was founded in 1995 under the Private Universities Act of 1992 (Act no. 34 of 1992)[1]. Islamic University Chittagong Trust (IUCT) is the founder organization of this university. IIUC is still governed by IUCT[2]. It got Bangladesh Government approval on February 11, 1995.

Private university culture in Bangladesh started in the early 90s. During that period, the government and the intellectual and civil society in Bangladesh started to feel that the existing public universities were not sufficient to meet the high, constantly increasing demand for tertiary education in the country. Moreover, to maintain their quality of education, most of the reputed public universities in Bangladesh kept themselves extremely selective and as a result each year a large number of students failed to get admitted into higher educational institutions. These issues led the government to permit the establishment of private universities, and on 9 August, 1992, the Private University Act (Act 34) 1992 was passed. Within the next five years, a good number of private universities were established and started to perform successfully, and International Islamic University Chittagong has been one of them.


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