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

  • 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

  • Instigated the Super Store idea for the first time in Bangladesh, which created enormous enthusiasm in the ICT sector.

1996

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

1997

  • Set up Daffodil Institute of IT (DIIT) 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

  • Introduced first local brand PC from DCL in the name “DaffodilPC”

2000

  • First Job Portal www.jobsbd.com emerged in Bangladesh
  • First ISP www.daffodilonline.com was established
  • Daffodil Web & E-commerce launched
  • 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
  • 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
  • Mr. Khan 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

2003

  • Bangladesh Skill Development Institute (BSDI) started its operation to train and educate the youth of the country in technical and professional skills.
  • 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

  • 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

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

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

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

  • ASOCIO team headed by its Chairman visited Chairman of DIU at his Office
  • DIU Chairman attended 10th Asian University Presidents’ Forum (AUPF)-2011

2012

  • DIPTI established a new 6 storied building as main campus at Panthapath, Kalabagan
  • The Chairman got elected as the President of Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industries for the year 2013
  • A new course “Art of Living (AOL)” was introduced in DIU by the Chairman and a book was 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
  • BSDI set campus in Chandpur to provide technical and vocational courses under BTEB
  • DIIT launched new campus at Uttara.
  • Daffodil Group made 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

  • 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

Pioneering & Leadership-

  • He was the first to provide warranty for clone PCs,
  • Set up the first computer super store,
  • Was the first corporate reseller and authorized service provider for Hewlett Packard, first Intel Distributor,
  • First IT based education provider,
  • Introduced country’s first brand PC
  • First ICT company in country to obtain ISO 9002
  • First ICT Solution Company that has been enlisted as a public limited company.
  • Introduced first Job Portal of the country
  • First complete ICT Supported University in Bangladesh
  • Through his leadership Daffodil International University as the only University to support DCCI initiated Creating 2000 Entrepreneurs Initiatives unconditionally.
  • Set up the first ICT Training Institute of Bangladesh Daffodil Institute of IT where students are 100% employed after completing their graduation.
  • He as the President of DCCI initiated the project Creating 2000 Entrepreneurs project and created the awareness
  • Through his different institutions did lot of project with Government under Public Private Partnership Model which is very rare in Bangladesh