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institute & CENTER

AUTUMN 2020 (Undergraduate & Graduate)
Aug. 30 - Sep. 03
Virtual Open Day (for Autumn- 2020)
Sep. 07 - 10
New Students Advising {10: 00 am to 01: 00 pm}
Sep. 07 - 10
Course registration / Advising (Returning Students) [U/G] {10: 00 am to 01: 00 pm }
Sep. 07 - 08
Course registration / Advising (Returning Students) [Graduate] {10: 00 am to 01: 00 pm}
Sep. 12
Virtual Orientation Program {11: 00 am}
Sep. 13
Classes Commence
Oct. 27 - Nov. 02
Mid-Term Exams
Nov. 12
Last date of withdrawal from courses
Dec. 03
Classes End
Dec. 06-10
Final Exams
Dec. 23
Grades due at Controller of Exams. Office & Official end of Autumn 2020

School of BusinessInstitute of Governance, Development and International Studies (IGDIS)

The Chittagong Independent University (CIU) established a non- teaching research institute to conduct research, training programs, short term certificate programs for the professional, non-professional and academic personnel in the areas of Governance, Development and International Studies since 2017.


  • Research - To conduct research in the areas of local and national governance in Bangladesh; development issues at local, national, regional, and international level and the contemporary international affairs.
  • Policy Prescriptions - To prescribe policy to the local and national governments, to corporate houses, and to the regional and international organizations in the above noted areas.
  • Training - To impart training to various national, regional and local government leaders, officials, NGO workers, officials of academic organization's and corporate officials.


  • To identify problems and issues in the areas of governance (public/ private/ corporate), environmental, economic, international relations, legal and policy matters;
  • To conduct qualitative and quantitative research on the above mentioned areas;
  • To organize seminars, workshops, interactive dialogue, colloquium about local, national, regional and international issues;
  • To publish occasional papers, research based books and journals;
  • To provide research fellowship to graduate students to conduct research.
  • To design and offer training and short term certificate programs.


IGDIS has established collaboration with Seoul National University Asia Center (SNUAC), South Korea

The collaboration aims at:

  • Encouraging exchanges and visits for faculty members, researchers, and post-graduate fellows.
  • Organizing joint conference and research activities.
  • Enhancing network for future potential research collaborations.

Future Activities

To introduce Masters Program in Governance, Development Studies and International Affairs.

Prospective students

  • Fresh graduates with masters in any discipline interested in pursuing careers in national and international public services;
  • NGO executives;
  • Local and National govt. officers;
  • Corporate Executives of Multi-national and Regional Organizations.

Contact Person

Dr. Syed Manzur Quader, Director, IGDIS & Associate Professor and Head, Department of Finance and Economics, CIU Business School