Darul Ihsan University (Bengali: দারুল ইহসান বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়) or DIU is a private university located at Dhanmondi, Dhaka, Bangladesh. The university was founded by late Professor Syed Ali Ashraf. DIU was established in 1989.Government of Bangladesh promulgated it as a private university in 1993.
Darul Ihsan is the first privet university in Bangladesh. It is established in 1989.Since its establishment in 1989, it has been striving hard to offer the best possible state of the art of hi-tech facilities on its various campuses. All of its programs are highly competitive and meet the need of national goals and aspirations for preparing the students to take leadership in the fields of education, business, industry, science and technology. It obtained the formal approval from the Government of Bangladesh in 1993.
DIU, a brainchild of late Professor Syed Ali Ashraf, is a unique academic Institution. The vision of the University is to establish a life-long community Institution committed to develop a multi-dimensional education system. It will guide the educated to create an ever-improving social order in the world. Moreover, the socio-political, economic, and cultural ethos can be nurtured on the basis of faith, knowledge, intellectual, material, moral and spiritual that can be acquired freely according to its hierarchy. It will ensure that doubts can be removed; justice can be prevailed; wastage and misuse of energy get restricted; greedy competitiveness remains controlled; moderation becomes way of life; and above all, transience of the worldly life and permanence of life hereafter always remain present in the minds of the educated. This vision is expected to be realized through Curricular and Co-curricular activities in which the teachers and the taught are involved.