The Computer Center of the University of Dhaka was established in 1985. It boasts the history of hosting the first mainframe computer at the university and one of the first centers in Bangladesh to adopt digitization. In 2001, the erstwhile Computer Center was named as the Institute of Information Technology by the Senate of the university. The primary aim of this institute was to create skilled manpower in the field of ICT that will ensure digital development of the country as a whole. In other words, the institute aimed to contribute to the global requirement of ICT enabled workforce to compete with the rest of the world in Software Engineering activities.
Throughout its lifespan, IIT has been blessed with a number of capable Directors, whose proper guidance has taken the institute to international standards, establishing high performance in the field of various Software Engineering paradigms. IIT is ever so endowed to them for their memorable contributions and will like to remember them with notable respect. Following are the names of the distinguished directors.