12 year program of DHIU consists of Secondary (5 years), senior Secondary (2 years), under graduation (3 years), Post graduation (2 years). The two year PG stands as a culmination of the DHIU program providing specialization in particular topics. Currently, DHIU runs five departments which are open to all eligible students who complete their graduation in DHIU main campus, NIICS, Affiliated Colleges and other campuses.
DHIU model of education put an end to the widespread feeling that religious education is the choice of students who are either financially poor or less talented and under-skilled.it selects only bright and talented students irrespective of their background after conducting written and oral examinations.
Interestingly, the institution has evoked great interest among a large number of Muslims in Kerala. Several trusts and committees in different parts of Kerala have affiliated their institutions with DHIU (see page 5), adopting the same syllabus and receiving academic assistance from it. The students of the affiliated institutions proceed to DHIU main campus after the Degree level courses to pursue two year Post Graduate courses.