Occupation :Vice-Chancellor (From 14 November 2017)
Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University Trishal,Mymensingh, Bangladesh
Academic Qualification :B.A. (Honours), M.A. in Sociology.
M.S. in Rural Sociology. Ph.D. in Sociology
Name of the Institute
Ph.D. in Sociology
University of the Philippines
at Los Banos (UPLB)
M.S. in Rural
M.A. in Sociology
B.A. (Hons.) in
Sarishabari R.D.M. High
Professor of Sociology
Oct. 1999 to date
Associate Professor of Sociology
1992 to 1999
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Lecturer in Sociology
a)Graduate level :Advanced Sociological Theories, Sociology of Development
b) Undergraduate level : Basic Sociology, Social Thought, Social Psychology, Rural Sociology,
Early Sociological Theories, Sociological Methods.
1997Awarded Research Grant for Doctoral Program by the Grameen Trust, Grameen Bank,
1984 Awarded Agricultural Development Council (ADC) Fellowship in 1984 to pursue M.S. Degree
in Rural Sociology in the Philippines.
2004 “Rural Poverty in Bangladesh: Sociological Study of A Village” Ph.D. dissertation
(submitted to RU).
1987 “Role Performance of Village Leaders – A case study of four Union Parishades in Jamalpur, Bangladesh.” Unpublished M.S. Thesis submitted to the University of the Philippines at Los-Banos (UPLB), Philippines.
1981 “Attitude of the Labourers Towards Labour Union – A case study of Rajshahi Jute Mills” A thesis submitted to the department of Sociology, Rajshahi University in partial fulfilment of the degree of M.A. in sociology.
1980 “Floating People in Rajshahi City” – A research monograph submitted to the Department of Sociology, Rajshahi University in partial fulfilment the requirement of course-S for M.A. degree in Sociology.
1979 “Socio-economic Background of the Tom-tom drivers of Rajshahi Town”. – A research monograph submitted to the Department of Sociology, Rajshahi University in partial fulfillment the’ requirements for the degree of B.A. (Honours).
Title of the Research Project
‘Optimizing Efficacy and Competency of the Post Graduate Programs through Innovative and Collaborative Research’, Sponsored by HEQEP, UGC, Bangladesh (on competitive basis)
Sub Project Manager (SPM)
Social Aspects of Old Age problems in Rural Bangladesh: A Case Study of Two Selected Villages in Rajshahi District.” A research project sponsored by the Faculty of the Social Sciences of Rajshahi University, Bangladesh.
1 year & 6 months
Rural Poverty in Bangladesh: Sociological Study of a Village Completed Research Work for Doctoral Thesis.
Impact Evaluation of Growth Center connecting Roads (GCCR) Schemes 1995/1996Round one study. Sponsor: World Food Program, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
“Mid Term Evaluation of the Society for Action Project Research and Development (SARD) Program Director Sponsor: Chief Coordinator, SARD, Dhaka
Suicide among the rural Women: A case study of Jhenidah District in Bangladesh. Project Director: Prof. AHM Zehadul Karim, Department of Sociology, R.U.
Impact of Landless Cooperatives on Poverty Alleviation. Sponsor: Winrock Intemational, Dhaka
Process of Land Transfer in a Village in Bangladesh. Project Director: Prof. A.Q. Bhuiyan, Department of Sociology, R.U. Sponsor: Winrock International, Dhaka
Sociological Factors Affecting Tree Felling – A case study of selected area of Rajshahi district. Sponsor: Faculty of Social Science, ADP, RD.
“RolePerformanceof Village Leaders and OrganizationalPerformance in Four Union Parishads in Jamalpur”, Bangladesh.MS Thesis. Supervisor: Dr. MAG Intal, Department of Rural Sociology, University of Philippines at Los Banos
“Relationship between size structure and functions of the family and fertility behavior.”Project Director: Prof. F.R. Khan, Department of Sociology, RU.
Ideal village Evaluation Project. Project Director: Prof. AQ Bhuiyan, Department ofSociology, RU. Sponsor: Divisional Head, Bangladesh Ansar and YDP, Rajshahi.
“Attitude of the Laborers towards Labour union” – A case study of Rajshahi Jute Mills Ltd. MA Thesis. Supervisor: Professor AQ Bhuiyan, Department of Sociology, R.U.
Bangladesh Australia Sugar Industry Project (BASlP) Project Director: Lee Ridout. Sponsor: Chief BASIP
2012Sociology of Bangladesh (in Bengali), Editor, Lekhapora, Banglabazar, Dhaka. 2010
Social Problems (in Bengali), Editor, Lekhapora, Banglabazar, Dhaka.
2008Classical Social thought (in Bengali), Editor, Lekhapora, Banglabazar, Dhaka. 2006
Environment and Society of Bangladesh, Co-author. Lekhapora, Banglabazar, Dhaka.
2005History of Society and Civilization (in Bangali). Co-author. Lekhapora, Banglabazar, Dhaka.
2004Societies and Communities (in Bangali), Co-author. Lekhapora, Banglabazar, Dhaka.
2003Introductory Sociology (in Bangali), Co-author. Lekhapora, Banglabazar, Dhaka.
2002Health Situation of The Rural Poor Women: Some Observations: A paper presented at the
workshop held on January 9, 2002 at Rajshahi University, under the higher education link
program between Sociology Department, R. U. and that of Manchester, U.K.
1999 “Structural Change – An Approach to Development” – An article published in the IBS Journal, Vol. E. 16, 1999.
1998 “Community Development – An Approach to Planned Change” – An article published in the RUS Journal, Part-C, Vol. 6, 1998.
1995“BRDB’s Attempt to Alleviate Rural Poverty in Bangladesh – An Evaluation: (in Bengali) – An article published in the IBS Journal, Vol. 1401 :2.
1994 “Role Performance of Union Parishaed Members” – An article published in the IBS Journal, Vol. XVII.
1992 “Effectiveness of organizational performance – The case of Union Parishad” -An article published in the RUS Journal, Part-E, Vol. 1, 1993.
1988a “Vilfredo Pareto” – An article published in Adhunik Samajbigyaner Chinta 0 Tattaya (in Bangali) eds. Kazi T. Hossain and H. Imam, Associate Professor of Sociology, RU
1988b “Pitirim A. Sorokin: – An article published in Adhunik Samajbigyaner Chinta 0 Tattaya (in Bangali) eds. Kazi T. Hossain and H. Imam, Associate Professor of Sociology, RU.
1985 “Laborers Socio-economic Characteristics and Their Attitude Towards Labor
Union“, An article published in the RUS Journal, Vol. XlV.
Paper Currently Under Submission:
1.The Poor and the Poorest: Some Observations of Their Survival Strategies.
2.Role of Rural Women in Poverty Alleviation.
3.Vulnerabilities of the Poor in Rural Bangladesh.
Participation in Seminars/Workshops:
2014-15 Attended a number of workshops/seminars organized by HEQEP, UGC. At UGC, Dhaka.
2004a Participated as discussant in a day long seminar on “Gender Discrimination” held at CIRDAP Auditorium, Dhaka, on January 21, 2004.
2004b Participated as designated discussant in a two day long National Conference on American Studies held on March 3-4 at Postal Academy Conference Hall, Rajshahi.
Sponsor: The American Center, US Embassy, Dhaka.
2003a Participated as discussant in a day long workshop on Women and Development at Rajshahi University on December 12, 2003.
2003b Participated as discussant in a Dialogue on Migration and Trafficking Organized by FOWSIA at Rajshahi University on March 29, 2003.
Sponsor: Bangladesh Freedom Foundation (BFF)
2002a Chaired the workshop and presented paper, held on January 9, 2002 at Rajshahi University
under the Higher Education Link (HEL) program between sociology Department, R.D. and
Department of Sociology, University of Manchester, U.K.2002b Participated as discussant in
the two day workshop held at Grameen Bank, Dhaka on Poverty Alleviation in Bangladesh.
2002cParticipated as discussant in a day long workshop on Research on Poverty Alleviation: Potentials and Process for Identification of a Research Agenda, held at Rajshahi University.
Sponsor: Research Initiatives Bangladesh (RIB)
2000 Participated as principal discussant in a one day seminar on state of Education in Bangladesh, Organized by Sandhani, Karamdi. Meherpur.
1998Presented Research Report on Impact Evaluation of Growth Center Roads (GCCR) Schemes 1995/96 in the Seminar Organized by the World Food Program (WFP), Dhaka, Bangladesh.
1992Participated and presented research report entitled “Impact of Landless cooperatives on Poverty Alleviation” in the International Seminar Held in Dhaka – Organized by the Winrock International, Bangladesh.
1991 Participated as a discussant in the annual conference of- Bangladesh Sociology Association. Dhaka, Bangladesh.
1984 Attended a 3 week long intensive English Language Program Organized by the British Council, Dhaka. Bangladesh.
A regular participant of various seminars and discussions – organized by the department of Sociology and The Institute of Bangladesh, Studies (IBS) Rajshahi University, Bangladesh.
1.Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between Kazi Nazrul University, Asansol, West Bengal, India and Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University, Trishal, Mymensingh, Bangladesh on June 2018 at Kazi Nazrul University. The MOU covered student and researcher exchanges between the two Institutes for further research on Kazi Nazrul Islam’s life and works.
2.Working as Supervisor of the Research Students enrolled in M.Phil as well as Ph.D.
Programmes in Sociology.
3.Working as External Examiner of Dhaka, Chittagong and National University, Bangladesh.
4.Worked as an Adjunct Faculty at the Northern University Bangladesh, Rajshahi Campus, for 2 years.
5.Worked as an adjunct Faculty at the Asian University of Bangladesh, Rajshahi Campus, for 2 years.
6.Working as Coordinator, Dept. of Sociology, Varendra University, Rajshahi, since September 2013
2014 Sub Project Manager (SPM) of the Project ‘Efficacy and Competency of the Post
Graduate Programs through Innovative and Collaborative Research’, Funded by HEQEP,
2001-September 2002: Chairman, Department of Sociology, Rajshahi University
1995-1997: House Tutor, Begum Rokeya Hall, Rajshahi University.