Independent University, Bangladesh
Prof. Yusuf Mahbubul Islam, Ph.D.
Prof. Yusuf Mahbubul Islam, Ph.D.
Department of Computer Science and Engineering,
School of Engineering, Technology and Sciences
Room No: 5009B
Email Address:
Phone Number: 2221

    Research Profile

Journal Paper,
Conference Paper,
Book Chapter,

Prof. Yusuf Mahbubul Islam
, "Empowering tertiary level students to solve their own study-related problems to improve study performance", Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education, Emerald Publishing Limited , 2020,
Prof. Yusuf Mahbubul Islam
, "The Revelation - A question based approach to the Verses of the Qur'an", The Revelation - A question based approach to the Verses of the Qur'an, Daffodil International University Press (DIUP) , 2019,
 Prof. Yusuf Mahbubul Islam
, "A Health-Check of Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) in Rural Primary Schools of Bangladesh", English Language Teaching, Canadian Center of Science and Education. 1120 Finch Avenue West Suite 701-309, Toronto, OH M3J 3H7, Canada , 2018,

Prof. Yusuf Mahbubul Islam

, "ICT in higher education: Wiki-based reflection to promote deeper thinking levels", International Journal of Modern Education and Computer Science, Modern Education and Computer Science Press , 2017,
Prof. Yusuf Mahbubul Islam
, "Articulation of group dynamics of undergraduate students in social media", Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM), Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and Open University Malaysia (OUM) , 2016,
Prof. Yusuf Mahbubul Islam
, "Poor academic achievement of university students: Problems and solutions", ULAB Journal of Science and Engineering, , 2014,
Prof. Yusuf Mahbubul Islam
, "Engineering creativity by using computer aided Mindmap", American Journal of Engineering Research (AJER), , 2013,
Prof. Yusuf Mahbubul Islam
, "Tertiary Education in Bangladesh--Brief History, Problems and Prospects", International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning, , 2011,
Prof. Yusuf Mahbubul Islam
, "A mobile e-learning environment for developing countries: The Bangladesh virtual interactive classroom", Information Technology for Development, Routledge , 2010,
 Prof. Yusuf Mahbubul Islam
, "Distance education via SMS technology in rural Bangladesh", American Behavioral Scientist, Sage Publications , 2008,
Prof. Yusuf Mahbubul Islam
, "Bangladesh Virtual Classroom: eLearning for all–today", IOS Press, IOS Press , 2008,
Prof. Yusuf Mahbubul Islam
, "Virtual interactive classroom (VIC) using mobile technology at the Bangladesh Open University (BOU)", Development, , 2008,
Prof. Yusuf Mahbubul Islam
, "Use of mobiles to introduce a mechanism of feedback in distance education delivered through video/television for the purposes of improving quality of delivery", International Conference on Quality Enhancement in Educational Communication, March, , 2008,
Prof. Yusuf Mahbubul Islam
, "The eduPhone: Interactive eLearning for developing countries", University of Auckland, University of Auckland , 2008,
Prof. Yusuf Mahbubul Islam
, "Effect of feedback during lecture style delivery both in a face-to-face classroom & during a distance education television session in a developing country like Bangladesh", Sixth IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT'06), IEEE , 2006,
 Prof. Yusuf Mahbubul Islam
, "Interactive-Lecturing, a New Approach to Improving Teaching Delivery and Student Learning in a Face-to-Face Classroom Situation", Wseas Transactions on Advances in Engineering Education, WSEAS , 2006,

Prof. Yusuf Mahbubul Islam 

, "Mobile Telephone Technology as a Distance Learning Tool", ICEIS, , 2005,
  1. Project Title: Yusuf Mahbubul Islam
    Project Manager:
  1. CIS101 : Introduction to Computing Fundamentals
  1. CSC101 : Introduction to Programming

Jul ’15 – Apr ‘20   Vice Chancellor, Daffodil International University (DIU). Appointed on 14th of July 2015 by the Chancellor and President of People's Republic of Bangladesh for a period of four (04) years. Have contributed to the overall development of DIU leading DIU to become a ranked university in a short period of time.

Experience Summary: Working for industry projects and for educational institutions, I have acutely become aware of gaps in practical implementation of proposed plans or concepts, i.e., design-reality gaps. I have taken it as a challenge to close such gaps. My skills are therefore now focused on methods and teaching techniques to find and close gaps. The gaps may be process gaps, learning gaps, human performance gaps or gaps in software project implementation. My teaching interests have correspondingly converged to subjects that may help to close the gaps – one such target is developing a question based learning approach in students to face study as well as life’s challenges.

Awarded a Commonwealth Scholarship: to do a 2-year MSc at Strathclyde University, Glasgow, UK.

Achieved equal highest marks at MSc and recommended for a transfer to PhD.

Awarded an Overseas Research Scholarship (ORS), David Livingston Scholarship and Charles Wallace Award during PhD work at Strathclyde University, Glasgow, UK.

Awarded 100% for software project at 3rd yr BSc at Heriot-Watt University

  • Master’s in Instructional Design Technology (MIDT), 2010
    Open University Malaysia, Malaysia
  • PhD in Design, Manufacturing & Engineering Management., 1988
    Strathclyde University, Glasgow, UK
  • BSc in Electrical & Electronic Engineering., 1978
    Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK