History and Heritage

Chronological Development
of Daffodil Family
(1990 - 2023)
  • → Premier International Academy has started its operation.
  • → Daffodil Response Center (DRC) has started its operation.

  • → DIST, Danube Home Bangladesh & Amar Securities Ltd. started its operation.

  • → AIBT, DUSC, KnowledgeVale, got added in Daffodil Family.

  • → Daffodil Family started operations of National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST), & Eminence College.

  • → Skill.Jobs came in light.
  • → Dolphin Digital and BPO has been set up.

  • → Daffodil International College started its operation in Uttara.
  • → Daffodil International University organized “International Summit on Employability and SoftSkills”.
  • →Daffodil International University has been awarded global Inclusion Award to Competing.
    → The names of Dipta Chakraborty and S.M. Firuz Kabir, 2 cyclists and student of Daffodil International University have been placed in Guinness Book of World Records in `Longest Single Line Moving’ category on cycling.
  • → Four students of Daffodil International University (DIU) have won 2nd prize in a social business creation competition organized by HEC Montréal’s Social Business Centre (IDEOS) in Canada in collaboration with Grameen Creative Lab.
  • → Canadian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Benoît-Pierre Laramée presented the awards and certificates sent by HEC Montréal to the students.
  • → Daffodil International University received Global Inclusion Award competing with 160 Countries and the award has been conferred in the grand award ceremony held in Berlin, Germany where guests from 60 countries partici pated. The event was organized by Child & Youth Finance International (CYFI) and the German G20 Presidency/German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
  • → Daffodil International University (DIU) and ACI Ltd signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) Under this agreement both the organizations will develop course materials and modules and offer collaborative Agro-industry specific training courses for student of Entrepreneurship development with foreign institutes/universities (where needed) keeping academic and professional synergy.
  • → DIU launched Industry Academia Lecture Series.
  • → DCL introduced DCL Mobile Phone in the Market.
  • → Introduced DCL Laptop.
  • →Set up the first education city of the country in Chandpur through setting up School, College, University College and Technical Education Institute with all facilities including Residential services.
  • → Nepal Education Network has been introduced
  • → Daffodil Family and DIIT Chittagong started its journey in a new campus in Sheikh Mujib Road in a very lucrative area

  • → DISS-KISS signed an agreement during the visit of Mr. Achutya Samata on 27th of July for the education and for the betterment of the underprivileged children.
  • → DISS was initiated in cooperation with Kalingo Institute of Social Science (KISS).

  • → The third season of the event “Are You the Next Startup “has been announced.

  • → Daffodil IT Park and BSCIC started its operation.
  • → Daffodil Education Network Uttara started it's grand operation.
  • → Jobsbd.com started with new opportunities and extended services for job seekers/employers.
  • → Jobsbd Started its operation in Chittagong.
  • → The Career Fest in Dhaka and Chittagong took place.
  • → “We have the right to serve”-the first Job Fair of the Country for differently able people organized by Jobsbd.com
  • → Daffodil Family started its new brand DCL.
  • → To Create 500 Entrepreneurs by the year 2021, a new project “Are you the next startup” has been launched.
  • → Daffodil Family took the operation of Cardio Care Hospital in Uttara Daffodil Family owned Newtec Pharma.
  • → Brand Shop started its operation.
  • →DCL Phone has been introduced in the market to meet the demand of both featured and smart phone.
  • → We set up Bangladesh Venture Capital Ltd. to support in the development of young entrepreneurs.
  • → Established Daffodil Technical Institute.
  • → Daffodil International College inaugurated its Chandpur Campus.
  • → DIS inaugurated the Board curriculum in Chandpur Campus.
  • → DCL introduced Leephone.
  • → Set up Spiral World in Australia.

  • → Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation (BSCIC) and Daffodil International University signed an agreement to support skill development centers of BSCIC situated at different places of the country. Daffodil will set up Industrial Innovation Park in Gazaria in Munshiganj District on 15 acres of land to turn the youths trained up at BSCIC centers into Entrepreneurs.
  • → Daffodil International University (DIU) observed the Global Money Week 2015 from March 9-17, 2015 in association with the Ministry of Education and Bangladesh Bank.
  • → ‘Daffodil Family Day’ was observed at Ashulia in the permanent campus of Daffodil International University. From 20 sister concerns of Daffodil Group a total of 2000 officers, staffs and their family members participated in the Daffodil Family Day.
  • → The "Solar Car" project students group Yes You Can) department of Computer Science and Engineering at Daffodil International University won the Best Future Award in the Asia's largest Solar technology event “Electric Solar Vehicle Championship (ESVC) 2014-2015, organized by Imperial Society of Innovative Engineers (ISIE) which had been held at Maharishi Markandeshwar University (MMU) Haryana, India.
  • → Daffodil Group achieved the “Best Pavilion Award” in the Bangladesh ICT EXpo 2015.
  • → Bangladesh Skill Development Institute inaugurated the Chandpur Campus.
  • → Bangladesh Skill Development Institute introduced One Laptop, One Laptop Project for the students of Diploma Engineering Programmes under BTEB.
  • → Daffodil International College Chandpur Campus got permission from Board.
  • → Daffodil International University (DIU) created a world record by contributing more than 3 Lac words at Google Translation Service under Google Developers Group Bangla (GDG Bangla).
  • → Daffodil International University and IamSMEofBangladesh signed an agreement where DIU will support the members of IamSMEofBangladesh with required training and knowledge as knowledge partner.
  • → Daffodil International University and Bangladesh Skill Development Institute is working together with Bangladesh Agro-Processors’ Association (BAPA) in TOT on Entrepreneurship Development and preparation of the successful Business Plan.
  • → Daffodil International University and Kauffman Foundation agreed to work together to help young entrepreneurs through hands-on business development program FastTrac.
  • → DIIT got Pearson EdExcel Accreditation.
  • → DIIT Students got the honor of Global High Achiever in NCC Education UK.
  • → A 9 members Daffodil International University (DIU) delegation team, headed by its Chairman Mr. Md Sabur Khan attend the 1st International Joint Conference of Indonesia, Malaysia, Bangladesh and Ireland (IJCIMBI) collaboratively being hosted by the four universities Universitas Ubudiyah Indonesia (UUI), Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP), Daffodil International University (DIU, Bangladesh) and Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT, Ireland) held on April 27-28, at Universitas Ubudiyah Indonesia – Banda Aceh, Indonesia.
  • → "Empowering Tertiary Level students using Social Media"-a research paper by the DIU Faculty on over 300 students with the help of funds from International Association of Universities (IAU) under a scheme called LEADHER was published in 1st International Joint Conference of Indonesia, Malaysia, Bangladesh and Ireland (IJCIMBI).
  • → Four of DIU faculties paper has been awarded the Best Paper Awards- The Awardees are-Prof Dr Golam Mowla Choudhury, Ms. Nazia Nishat, Ms. Fatema Nusrat Chowdhury and Prof Dr Yousuf M Islam.
  • → Asian-Pacific Astronomy Olympiad (APAO) to be held at DIU.
  • → Google Education Group (GEG) landed in Bangladesh and started it’s journy with ‘GEG Dhaka South’.
  • → DIU joined in Global Access Asia in South Korea as a contributing partner.
  • → Organized RAOWA- Jobsbd Career Fest-2015.
  • → DIU distributed 2000+ Laptops among the students, Honorable Chairman, UGC was Present as the Chief Guest.
  • → WITSA President visited Bangladesh and was present in Freelancer’s Meet hosted by DIA.
  • → 5th Convocation of DIU held.
  • → House of Lords recognised GMW 2015 which was lead in Bangladesh by DIU.
  • → BSDI Chandpur Campus got approval from BTEB.
  • → 2.2 Acre land has been bought and allocated for BSDI, DIC, DIIT in Green Model Town.

  • → DIU observed its 12th Foundation Anniversary at permanent campus.
  • → DIU organized its 4th Convocation at Permanent Campus with 3000+ students.
  • → D. Litt. Degree was conferred by DIU to Dr. Dr Achyuta Samanta, founder and Chancellor of KIIT University and Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), India.
  • → Started a restaurant cum convention center at 42/2 Sobhanbag, Dhaka.
  • → Started Bangladesh Venture Capital Limited.
  • → First Business Incubator setup took place.
  • → Bangla version of ‘Handbook of Entrepreneurship Development’ published.
  • → DCL got copyright of Business ERP & Education ERP software.
  • → Bangladesh Business Angel Network (BBAN) formed and Chairman, Daffodil Family was elected as the president.
  • → Inhouse Multimedia College, Malaysia came into being.

  • → Three new members added in Daffodil Family.
  • → Premiere International College started its operation.
  • → Daffodil Family Malaysia started its operation in Malaysia.
  • → Admission.ac started its operation in Concord Tower, Pantha Path, Dhaka.
  • → DIU Social Business Youth Convention 2013 held at DIU auditorium.
  • → Daffodil International University hosts International Conference on “Tertiary Education, 2013: Realities and Challenges”.
  • → BSDI set campus in Chandpur to provide technical and vocational courses under BTEB.
  • → DIIT launches new campus at Uttara.
  • → DIPTI Student Emrazina I. Prithwa gets award from BASIS for Best Female Outsourcing in Bangladesh.
  • → DIPTI gets award from Bangladesh Air Force for Quality Training.
  • → Introduces My Smart Class in DIS Branches.
  • → Daffodil Family makes a joint venture agreement with BBP Advisory Limited (Japan) to set up new venture “Daffodil Japan Institute of Technology (DJIT).
  • → The Chairman unveiled his first book named ”Handbook of Entrepreneurship Development” by honorable President on 6th November 2013.
  • → DIU Permanent campus started its full fledged operation.
  • → Initiated E2K project for creating 2000 new entrepreneurs through DCCI, where DIU was the key sponsor (www.business.org.bd).

  • → Daffodil International University achieved 3rd CMO Asia’s Best B- School Award-2012.
  • → Daffodil International University hosted ACM-ICPC Dhaka Regional.
  • → DIU 3rd Convocation held at Bangabandhu International Conference Center.
  • → 3061 students of Daffodil International University received Free Laptop. It is an ongoing process and all students are getting their laptops.
  • → DIIT received 15 years partnership award from NCC.
  • → BSDI got central approval from Confederation of Tourism and Hospitality (CTH, UK).
  • → BSDI has been honored with the Award “Education Leadership” by IIT India.
  • → BSDI received award for its commitment and support for Book Reading Competition by the British Council.
  • → BSDI added a new campus at 64/3 Lake Circus Kalabagan.
  • → DIS Uttara Campus student got Super Kids 2012 Award in the summer camp named as “My e-Kids Camp 2012”.
  • → Triumph of awards by students in Inter School Art Competition arranged by ELC, DIU.
  • → DIPTI established a new 6 storied building as main campus at Panthapath, Kalabagan.
  • → The Chairman gets elected the President of Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industries for the year 2013.
  • → A new course “Art of Living (AOL)” is introduced in DIU by the Chairman and a book is also published with help of faculty.

  • → National Conference on Teaching Learning at Tertiary Level in Bangladesh held at Daffodil International University.
  • → ASOCIO team headed by its Chairman visited Chairman of DIU at his Office.
  • → DIU Chairman attended 10th Asian University Presidents' Forum (AUPF)-2011.
  • → Daffodil International University achieved IEB Accreditation.
  • → Daffodil International University Debating Club (DIUDC) became Champion at the National Debate Championship 2011.
  • → DIIT got the University & Industry alliance (U&I) affiliation from University of Dhaka.
  • → BSDI has got Medical Technology Affiliation from Bangladesh Technical Education Board.
  • → DIS got approval from Edexcel as an official Edexcel Centre of Learning,
  • → Established “DIPTI Business Management College (DBMC)”.

  • → DIIT Chittagong campus got approval as a Polytechnic institute.
  • → BSDI achieved affiliation from Bangladesh Technical Education Board (BTEB) to provide 4 years diploma in Textile Engineering.
  • → DIPTI achieved affiliation from U&I Alliance, University of Dhaka. Also got approval for other different courses from Bangladesh Technical Education Board.
  • → DIS acquired a running school named Laurels, new branch in Uttara started, got affiliated with My e-Kids and Computer Learning Centre for Kids.

  • → Daffodil International School (DIS) was established with the Chain School concept, with a plan to set up branches in 64 districts of Bangladesh.
  • → First national workshop organized by BSDI with Bremen University, Germany to empower TVET instructor/trainer.

  • → Daffodil owned “Dolphin Computers Limited”, a leading company of country's IT sector.

  • → Started Sprout International School (English medium) which is now merged with DIS Chandpur.
  • → Started joint collaboration with the prominent software company “Britesoft” of Malaysia.
  • → Achieved the “Academic Excellence Award” of NCC Education UK among 45 countries in the world.

  • → Started joint venture with popular Malaysian job portal, Jobstreet.com.
  • → Established a new venture JS e-Recruitment Limited in Bangladesh.
  • → Daffodil International University achieved Beautification Award 2006 presented by the Honorable Prime Minister of Bangladesh.
  • → BSDI got approval from BTEB to operate ad Polytechnic Institute.

  • → DIIT achieved “Academic Excellence Award” of NCC Education UK among 45 countries.
  • → BSDI initiated a full free scholarship project with NTV for underprivileged women in Bangladesh where 500 women have been trained job skill and employed.

  • → Daffodil Foundation was established to provide realistic solutions to the major educational, environmental, health & population problems.
  • → Daffodil took the ownership of “Technokids” Bangladesh and renamed it as Daffodil Technokids and now it is running as “MyeKids.”
  • → Daffodil International Professional Training Institute (DIPTI) was established to provide professional training to unemployed as well as to professionals to develop skills.
  • → Daffodil and Grameen jointly formed an IT training venture named DGITEL initiated by Dr. Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Laureate of the countr.

  • → Bangladesh Skill Development Institute (BSDI) started its operation to train and educate the youth of the country in technical and professional skills.
  • → DIIT achieved “Best Partner Award” of NCC Education UK among 45 countries.
  • → Established Daffodil International College to ensure quality education at college level.

  • → DCL converted itself into a Public Limited Company (by share) and share trading started at Chittagong Stock Exchange and later on at Dhaka Stock Exchange.
  • → Daffodil International University came into being with approval of the Ministry of Education under Private University Act of 1992.
  • → DSL was awarded for its contribution in Railway Reservation Ticketing Systems as Build, Operation and Transfer project (BOT) under Ministry of Communication, the largest IT project till to date.

  • → DCL incorporated Daffodil Software Ltd.
  • → DCL started its operation in Narayangong and Comilla.
  • → Training Wing DIIT started operation in Feni.
  • → Established Daffodil Multimedia.
  • → Published 1st Digital Magazine of Bangladesh Digibangla.
  • → Established Career Development Program (CDP) to give guidance and training to the unemployed youth.
  • → DCL has become the strongest IT vendor in the country with the utilization of its HR, Labs, Researches, IT development and 13 years’ of experience.
  • → DaffodilPC faced the 2nd surveillance of ISO 9000 with more perfection.
  • → The Chairman elected as a President of Prime IT Association, “Bangladesh Computer Samity (BCS)” for 2002-03.

  • → First Job Portal www.jobsbd.com emerged in Bangladesh.
  • → First ISP www.daffodilonline.com was established.
  • → Daffodil Web & E-commerce launched.
  • → DaffodilPC achieved 1SO 9002 Certification.
  • → DCL as 1st Bangladeshi IT Company awarded ISO 9000.
  • → Daffodil Computers Ltd. is appointed as HP corporate reseller and authorized service provider in Bangladesh.
  • → DIIT started operation in Chittagong Division & got approval from National University.
  • → DCL became the sole distributor of GIS (Geographic Information System) products.

  • → DCL introduced first local brand PC named “DaffodilPC”.

  • → Set up Computer Clinic to provide better services to the clients.
  • → DCL started its operation in Sylhet and Khulna Division.
  • → Became partner of Ingram Micro South Asia (one of the largest distribution channels in the world).
  • → DCL is appointed as a sole distributor of FIC (First International Corporation), Mitsumi, Chintax, APC brands, etc.

  • → Daffodil Institute of IT (DIIT) set up to educate young generation in IT and brought the opportunity to earn degree of International Standard in computing, business & accountancy with affiliation of NCC.
  • → DCL got registered with Joint Stock Company as Limited Company.

  • → Started to represent Internationally reputed brands like HP Intel, Microsoft, Ingram Micro, Dr. Solomon Antivirus (which is now NAI), and Quantum etc.

  • → DCL instigated the Super Store idea for the first time in Bangladesh, which created enormous enthusiasm in the ICT sector.
  • → 5000 square feet attractive showroom in Kalabagan, Mirpur Road.

  • → Entered to Government & corporate market for IT product and solution.

  • → Daffodil started assembling CDCOM clone PC with imported parts from Singapore and Taiwan.The idea earned the acceptability and huge popularity in clone PC marketing.

  • → Started importing various spare parts and PC.

  • → Started to sale computer accessories and operate as desktop publishers.

  • → The company started its journey with Daffodil Computers Ltd.
  • → Started ICT training, computer sales & support services
  • Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Dr. Muhammad Yunus addresses at Social Business Youth Convention 2013 hosted by DIU
  • A high profiled International team headed by Dr. Looi Kien Leong, Chairman, ASOCIO, Malaysia visited DIU
  • International Conference on Tertiary Education hosted by DIU
  • Chairman, DIU represented DIU at 10th Asian University Presidents Forum (AUPF) 2011