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Prof. Dr. A.H.M. Mustafizur Rahman

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Name                                     : A.H.M. MUSTAFIZUR RAHMAN

Father’s Name                      :  Late S.M. Mamtazur Rahman

Date of Birth                        :  Feb 1, 1956

Present Address                     : Vice-Chancellor Bungalow ,University Camps, Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University                                                     Trishal, Mymensingh, Bangladesh.

                                                   Cell: 01712-812473 ;  E-mail: mustafiz.sociology@gmail.com                         

Permanent Address               :  Satpoa, Sarishabari, Jamalpur, Bangladesh

Re1igion                                :  Islam

Nationality                            :  Bangladeshi by birth

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

Educational Background:

Name of the Institute

Duration  (From-To)

Year of

Passing

Results

Certificate/Degree

Rajshahi University

2001-04

2004

Awarded

Ph.D. in Sociology

University of the Philippines

at Los Banos (UPLB)

1985-87

1987

Awarded

M.S. in Rural

Sociology

Rajshahi University

1980-81

1983

1st  Class 1st

M.A. in Sociology

Rajshahi University

1976-79

1981

Upper 2nd

Class 1st

B.A. (Hons.) in

Sociology

Sarishabari College

1973-74

1974

2nd  Division

H.S.C.

Sarishabari R.D.M. High

School

1967-72

1972

1st Division

S.S.C.

Occupational Background:

Position

Duration

Employer

Professor of Sociology

Oct. 1999 to date

Rajshahi University

Associate Professor of Sociology

1992 to 1999

Do

Assistant Professor of Sociology

1985-1992

Do

Lecturer in Sociology

1983-1985

Do

Courses Taught:

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.

 

Awards/Honours Received:

1997  Awarded Research Grant for Doctoral Program by the Grameen Trust, Grameen Bank,

           Dhaka,Bangladesh.

1984 Awarded Agricultural Development Council (ADC) Fellowship in 1984 to pursue M.S. Degree

         in Rural Sociology in the Philippines.

Monographs/Thesis:

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).

 

Research Works:

Year

Title of the Research Project

Position

Duration

2014

‘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)

3 years

2004

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.

Principal Researcher

1 year & 6 months

1999 &1998

Rural Poverty in Bangladesh: Sociological Study of a Village Completed Research Work for Doctoral Thesis.

 

2 years

1998

Impact Evaluation of Growth Center connecting Roads (GCCR) Schemes 1995/1996 Round one study. Sponsor: World Food Program, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Associate Researcher

4 months

1995

“Mid Term Evaluation of the Society for Action Project Research and Development (SARD) Program Director Sponsor: Chief Coordinator, SARD, Dhaka

 

6 months

1994

Suicide among the rural Women: A case study of Jhenidah District in Bangladesh. Project Director: Prof. AHM Zehadul Karim, Department of Sociology, R.U.

Research Associate

6 months

1992

Impact of Landless Cooperatives on Poverty Alleviation. Sponsor: Winrock Intemational, Dhaka

Project Director

8 months

1991

Process of Land Transfer in a Village in Bangladesh. Project Director: Prof. A.Q. Bhuiyan, Department of Sociology, R.U. Sponsor: Winrock International, Dhaka

Research Associate

1 year

1989

Sociological Factors Affecting Tree Felling – A case study of selected area of Rajshahi district. Sponsor: Faculty of Social Science, ADP, RD.

Project Director

1 year

1986

“Role  Performance  of Village Leaders and Organizational  Performance in Four Union Parishads in Jamalpur”, Bangladesh.  MS Thesis. Supervisor: Dr. MAG Intal, Department of Rural Sociology, University of Philippines at Los Banos

Project Director

6 months

1984

“Relationship between size structure and functions of the family and fertility behavior.”  Project Director: Prof. F.R. Khan, Department of Sociology, RU.

Research Associate

1 year

1983

Ideal village Evaluation Project. Project Director: Prof. AQ Bhuiyan, Department of  Sociology, RU. Sponsor: Divisional Head, Bangladesh Ansar and YDP, Rajshahi.

Research Assistant

6 months

1981

“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.

 

1 year

1980

Bangladesh Australia Sugar Industry Project (BASlP) Project Director: Lee Ridout. Sponsor: Chief BASIP       

Research Assistant

6 months

Publications:

Books

2012  Sociology of Bangladesh (in Bengali), Editor, Lekhapora, Banglabazar, Dhaka. 2010

          Social Problems (in Bengali), Editor, Lekhapora, Banglabazar, Dhaka.

2008  Classical Social thought (in Bengali), Editor, Lekhapora, Banglabazar, Dhaka. 2006

          Environment and Society of Bangladesh, Co-author. Lekhapora, Banglabazar, Dhaka.

2005   History of Society and Civilization (in Bangali). Co-author. Lekhapora, Banglabazar, Dhaka.

2004   Societies and Communities (in Bangali), Co-author. Lekhapora, Banglabazar, Dhaka.

 2003  Introductory Sociology (in Bangali), Co-author. Lekhapora, Banglabazar, Dhaka.

Articles

2002  Health 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.

Sponsor: DFID

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.

Sponsor: DFID

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.

2002c   Participated 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.

1998   Presented 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.

1992  Participated 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.

Professional Activities:

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

Administrative Activities:

2014 Sub Project Manager (SPM) of the Project ‘Efficacy and Competency of the Post

Graduate Programs through Innovative and Collaborative Research’, Funded by HEQEP,       

UGC, December

2001-September 2002: Chairman, Department of Sociology, Rajshahi University   

1995-1997: House Tutor, Begum Rokeya Hall, Rajshahi University.

1989-1991: Assistant Proctor, Rajshahi University.

Membership in Professional Associations:

a)      Member, Rajshahi University Teachers Association, Bangladesh.

b)      Member, Bangladesh Sociology Association.

c)      Elected Member of the Rajshahi University Academic Council (from 1993-1994).

d)      Elected Member of the Executive Committee of the Rajshahi University Teachers Association (2001 -2002).

e)      Member, Executive Committee of the Bangladesh Society for American Studies (BSAS).

f)       Elected Member of the Executive Committee of the Rajshahi University Teachers Association (2004-2005) (Only winning candidate from the Progressive Panel)

g)      Elected Member of the Executive Committee of the Rajshahi University Teachers Association (2011-2012).

h)      Participated and contested in the election of the Steering Committee of the progressive Group Teachers of R.U. as CONVENOR (2016)

Area of Interest:

Rural Studies, Rural Development, Rural Poverty, Research Methods, Issues in Development

(Professor Dr. A.H.M. Mustafizur Rahman)

 

Email: vc@jkkniu.edu.bd

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