Founded on May 30, 1968 by Dr. Sawai Suthipitak and Mr. Sanan Ketudat and originally located at Phraram VI road, Klong Prapa. The name "Dhurakij Pundit" literally means Business Knowledge.
In 1970, the institution became a college under the name Dhurakij Pundit College. The rapid growth and continuous success of the college has led to its being conferred University status by the Thai Ministry of Education to become Dhurakij Pundit University in 1984. With national ongoing developments and expansion of the education arena, the founders decided to relocate to a new campus at Klong Prapa, Prachachuen, on an over-40-acre plot of land amidst a beautiful green environment to accommodate new buildings and modern teaching and learning facilities.