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institute & CENTER

SPRING 2020 (Undergraduate & Graduate)
Jan. 05 Application Deadline
Jan. 06
Admission Test (Written) {10: 00 am to 11: 30 am}
Jan. 06
Admission Interview (Viva) {12: 00 pm to 2: 00 pm}
Jan. 06
Admission Test result (after 05: 00 pm)
Jan. 07
Collection and Payment of Admission bill followed by Advising (New Students) {10: 00 am to 01: 00 pm}
Jan. 05-08
Course registration (Returning Students) [U/G] {10: 00 am to 1: 00 pm }
Jan. 05-06
Course registration (Returning Students) [Graduate] {5: 00 pm to 7:00 pm}
Jan. 09
Orientation Program
Jan. 12
Classes Commence
Feb. 23 - 27
Mid-Term Exams
Mar. 12
Last date of withdrawal from courses
Apr. 02
Classes End
Apr. 05-09
Final Exams
Apr. 23
Grades due at Controller of Exams. Office & Official end of spring 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