Chronological Development
of Daffodil Group
1990
  • The company started its journey with Daffodil Computers Ltd.
  • Started ICT training, computer sales & support services
1991
  • Started to sale computer accessories and operate as desktop publishers
1992
  • Started importing various spare parts and PC
1993
  • 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
1994
  • Entered to Government & corporate market for IT product and solution
1995
  • 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
1996
  • Started to represent Internationally reputed brands like HP Intel, Microsoft, Ingram Micro, Dr. Solomon Antivirus (which is now NAI), and Quantum etc.
1997
  • l 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
1998
  • 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.
1999
  • DCL introduced first local brand PC named “DaffodilPC”
2000
  • 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
2001
  • 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
2002
  • 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
2003
  • 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
2004
  • 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 country
2005
  • 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
2006
  • 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
2007
  • 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
2008
  • Daffodil owned “Dolphin Computers Limited”, a leading company of country's IT sector
2009
  • 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
2010
  • 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
2011
  • 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)”
2012
  • 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
  • he 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
2013
  • Three new members added in Daffodil Group-
  • Premiere International College started its operation
  • Daffodil Group 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 Group 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)
2014
  • 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 Group was elected as the president
  • Inhouse Multimedia College, Malaysia came into being
  • 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