Chittagong Independent University

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Vice Chancellor's (Acting) Message

Chittagong Independent University (CIU) began its journey as a branch campus of Independent University Bangladesh (IUB) and transitioned into a full-fledged university in compliance with the Private University Act of 2010 under the Education, Science, Technology and Cultural Development Trust (ESTCDT). ESTCDT was established in 1992 as a philanthropic body with a strong commitment to take Bangladesh's higher education to global standards. Under ESTCDT, Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) was founded in 1993 in Dhaka and the Chittagong Independent University (CIU) in 2013.


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"The School of Law CIU Has motivated to do better,lead better and bring positivity where I go. The way I grew there,the support I have received from my professors empowered me to come where I now.Work hard because dream comes true."

Srabonty Das Gupta- Pursuing PhD in International law. University of Leon, Spain.

"I am really privileged to have been a part of CIU Business School.I've learnt all professional aptitudes from this School,which has put me on a fast track in my career.The school has all the facilities that a student needs,positive use of which can enable a student to reach his goals."

Mitu Kumar Dhar-Manager,MGH Group

"As a CIUBIAN, I’ll forever remain grateful to my business school; 5 years with the CIU family became such a place where I learned Dream big, Dream wide, Dream deeply; impossibility is not a possibility how to think without the box Thank you everyone I’ll forever cherish these words".

Agnes Flora Gomes- Pursuing Master's in Consultancy & Entrepreneurship Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences,Netherlands.

“Competitive programming is essential for a software engineer. The faculty of the School of Science & Engineering has always motivated and supported us on this topic. They have encouraged us to participate in projects and competitions other than those in our courses, which helped us strengthen our resumes. I am truly grateful for all the love and support that I have received from CIU”

Shadman Saif Anonno- Software Engineer,Arena Phone Bd Ltd.

"I chose CIU Law School for my law degree because knowing laws from one perspective is like being a mason, it is the different and detailed approach that makes one an architect. This law school has versatile faculty members such as renowned professors, prominent judges, and veteran lawyers to teach the students beyond the law.”

Md. Akram Hosen- Research Associate at YIJUN Institute of International Law,South Korea

"It was one of my greatest decisions that I chose to pursue my postgraduate degree from CIU Business School at CIU. Inspirational teaching along with a congenial atmosphere fostered our creativity and confidence which helped us to grow in our career. The teaching method and guidance from the respected Faculty Members made me believe that I can do what I want to do. I am really glad and honored to be a part of this Institution. Thanks CIU Business School!"

Md. Ali- HR & Training Executive,Radisson Blu Chattogram Bay View

"I am extremely proud and honored to be a part of CIU School of law. This school is full of knowledge and excellent faculties which helps me to exhibit my potentiality in the area of research as well as in building self-esteem and leadership quality. It has given me a sense of belonging."

Fatema Anowar- HLP Technical Officer,Norwegian Refugee Council

Alhamdulillah, I feel blessed to have completed postgraduate (Chittagong Independent University) in a reputed institute of Bangladesh. The environment here is very good and I learned a lot from the teachers.

Muhammed Mahmudul Hasan- Sr. Executive (HR & Compliance),Kims Corporation Limited

“One of the most interesting stages in life that gives us an opportunity to explore ourselves is the University phase. I am thankful to all the faculty members & personnel of CIU for their continues efforts and support. My experience at CIU has taught me one fundamental thing – life is unpredictable. It may be good; it may be weird, and it may not even interest us, but things happen to us happen! Life is a perfect blend of joy and hardships. My graduation at CIU has been a very interesting and awesome journey of my life. I cherish every moment as a CIUBIAN”

Mohammad Tayabur Rahman Jawad- Executive, (Sales & Marketing), SGS Bangladesh Limited

“CIU is a leading university in Bangladesh that provides a unique experience of learning through research. Studying Law at CIU enabled me to focus on the legal, social, political, and economic forces that influence our legal systems and govern our societies. During my study, I was trained to think like a researcher rather than just learn the law.”

Md. Hasnath Kabir Fahim- Lecturer, School of Law, CIU

“Pursuing Master of Laws in Human Rights at School of Law, CIU enabled me to represent myself in a broader arena and to make myself worthy in a competitive Legal field including Humanitarian Sector to uphold justice and claim human rights for the extremely vulnerable people. I’m grateful to my faculty members who motivated me and gave me opportunities to explore and reach my career aspirations.”

Advocate Md. Abbas Uddin Rony- Housing Land & Property Technical Officer, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

“The CIU MBA program is an ideal blend of theoretical and practical knowledge that opened many avenues of real time business practices for me. Therefore, I believe, the fresh students can initiate a soft landing for business world, and for the professionals, it provides enriched perspectives, business acumen and subject matter expertise. The Course contents are designed in a way that not only helps one become a successful business professional but also caters to those who want to become entrepreneurs. I found this program to be really enlightening and impactful in my professional career.”

K M Abeduzzaman Masum- Head of Business IDP Education Bangladesh Pvt. Ltd.

"I would like to extend my sincere appreciation and gratitude to the faculty members of CIU Business School, whose teachings, encouragement, and support during my undergraduate study at CIU were instrumental in shaping my academic foundation and preparing me for higher studies abroad"

Tayeb Mohammed Tahsin- MSc; National University of Singapore (NUS)

"In order to achieve your dream, one must simply keep moving forward to turn it into a reality. In this journey towards achieving your dream, one of the best ways to prepare yourself is to gain knowledge from the best minds. Undoubtedly, CIU Business School has one of the best faculty pools in Chattogram. The great minds in CIU have really developed me further as an entrepreneur today."

Adham Al Sunny- Managing Director, Whitebox Structural Consultant CEC

"I am proud of being a student of the English Department of Chittagong Independent University. I spent some of my best years in the Department. I also distinguish these years as the real formative years of my life. I got an opportunity, I would say it a privilege, to surround myself with distinguished faculty members, who are not only scholars in their respective academic field but also the beacons of knowledge. In fact, my teachers converted me into a thinking individual and encouraged me to embark on a journey of curiosity. I am forever grateful to my teachers and the Department of English for making me discover the better version of myself."

Calvin Gonsalves- Graduate Research Assistant, Sogang University, Seoul, Republic of Korea