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Institute of Research and Training (IRT) was established in 2005 to effectively manage research and training activities of Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University (HSTU) play vital roles in the economic growth and development of a nation. Application of knowledge-based technology is essential for ensuring sound environments, sustainable development and food security of our densely populated country.

Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University, as a centre of excellence in Science and Technology in the northern region of Bangladesh, is mandated for providing guidance and leadership in quality education, research and extension. As a very important organ of this university, IRT will take initiatives to a series of coordinated research projects for generation of sustainable technologies to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology  University
Dinajpur, Bangladesh


Address of correspondence


Institute of Research and Training (IRT)

Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University (HSTU)

Dinajpur-5200, Bangladesh

Tel :+88-0531-51619

Cell phone: +88-01713163315

Fax :+88-0531-51619


Institute of Research and Training (IRT) was come into force from first July 2005. It was established and maintained by the university as an integral part of it. It has the responsibilities of coordination for research & training, both fundamental and applied in all branches of its faculties and disciplines of this university.

The aims and objectives of the IRT:

a. To provide for research of highest order in all branches of HSTU faculties and disciplines for the advancement and dissemination of knowledge in those departments / sections, currently in force at this university and those,    which may be instituted in future according to the need of the university;

b. To provide for training of foundation order from professional development to root level beneficiaries as felt and explained useful by the HSTU faculties, disciplines, departments, divisions, sections, communities for the dissemination of’ knowledge in those faculties, disciplines, departments, divisions, sections, communities, currently in force at this university and those, which may be instituted in future according to the need of the university.

c. To plan, develop, run and maintain the central level facilities and arrangements needed for the promotion of research and training, such as Central Laboratory, Central Training Complex including training of university teachers, officers and staff, Central Field and outdoors models, etc.

d. To formulate, organize, frame, co-ordinate and execute all research and training programmes, central facilities with the co-operation of respective academic departments / sections according to the need of the university and also of the regional and national need of the country.

e. To arrange for monitoring and evaluation of research and training programmes.

f. To organize symposia, conferences and seminars on various aspects of HSTU faculties and disciplines and by outsourcing specialists, as needed for research and training and technology transfer.

g. To publish journals, bulletins, research reports, training modules and other research, teaching / extension materials of both fundamental and applied nature and to create necessary facilities for the purposes.

h. To plan and arrange for offering awards to persons for outstanding contribution to HSTU in achieving HSTU’s goals and objectives in favours of national interest in the fields of education, research and training.

i. To perform such other activities, whether incidental to scopes aforesaid or not, as may be requested in furtherance of the aims and objectives of the university.

Head of the Institute:

The Director is the principal executive of the IRT and be a member of the Academic Council, and other appropriate bodies of HSTU nominated by the Vice-Chancellor.

Administration Chart of IRT




The authorities of the IRT are the Governing Body (GB) and the Research and Training Advisory Committee (RTAC).

Formation of the Governing Body (GB):
The Vice-Chancellor of HSTU
All Deans of the Faculties of HSTU
One Member Director from BARC
Director (Training and communication), BARI
One Director from Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute (BFRI)
One Director from DAE
Two Chairmans of Academic Department of HSTU, nominated by the Vice-Chancellor.
Two Professors of HSTU, nominated by the Vice Chancellor.
Member Secretary
Director, IRT, HSTU.
Formation of the Research and Training Advisory Committee (RTAC):
The Vice-Chancellor
All Deans of ‘the HSTU Faculties
One Professor of HSTU to be nominated by the Regent Board
One Associate Professor of HSTU to be nominated by the Academic Council.
Director (Training Wing), DAE
Director, Regional Public Administration Training Centre, Rajshahi.
Member Secretary
Director, IRT.
Existing Director
   Professor Dr. Bidhan Chandra Halder
Existing Manpower of the IRT


 Professor Dr. Bidhan Chandra Halder



 Md. Nazrul Islam

 Deputy Director


 Md. Shahjahan Mondal

 Assistant Director


 A.K.M. Imtiaz Faruk

 Assistant Administrative Officer


 Md. Abdul Manik

 Assistant Administrative Officer


 Md. Selim Sharif

 Computer Operator


 Md. Nasir Uddin Mondal

Office Assistant


 Md. Zaherul Islam

 Office Assistant (MR)

Graphical presentation of research projects

Figure 1. Graphical presentation of ongoing research projects under different faculties

Ongoing Research Projects


Sl. No

Project Directors

Project Titles

Funding Sources


Dr. Bidhan Chandra Halder, Professor Dept. of Horticulture

Effect of Boron on Growth Yield and Quality of Bitter Gourd



Dr. Md. Anis Khan, Professor Dept. of Horticulture

Improvement of Yield and Nutritional Quality of Cucumber (Cucumis Sativus L.) By The Application of Plant Growth Hormone at Different Growth Stage of Plant



Dr. Md. Shahadadat Hossain Khan, Professor Dept. of Soil Science

Effect of Peat Soil Application on Rice Cultivation in Dinajpur Soil



Md. Abul Kalam Azad, Profeossor Dept. of Genetics and Plant Breeding

Comparative Evaluation of Maize Inbred Lines According Dus (Distinctness, Uniformity and Stability) Testing.



Dr. Md Jahidul Islam, Professor Dept.of Agricultural Chemistry

Assessment of Heavy Metals in Road Side Water, Soils and Vegetables of the Dinajpur-Rangpur Highway



Dr. Md. Abu Hasan, Professor Dept. of Crop Physiology and Ecology

Physiological Evaluation of Wheat Genotyps for Drought Prone Area



Dr. Bhabendra Kumar Biswas, Professor Dept. of GPB

Evaluation and Characterization of Okra Germplasm



Dr. Bikash Chandra Sarker, Professor Dept.of Agricultural Chemistry

Climate Change : Low Temperature Effect on Some Boro Rice Seedlings



Dr. Sripati Sikder, Professor Dept.of Crop Physiology Ecology

Study on Growth and Yield Performance of Mustard Under The Exogenous Application of Plant Growth Regulator (IAA)



Dr. Md. Shafiqul Bari, Professor Dept. of Agroforestry and Environment

Varietal Performance of Potato Under Litchi Based Agroforestry System



Dr. Md Shafiqul Islam Sikdar, Professor Dept of Agronomy

Response of Weed Management Options and ”N” Use Efficiency of Prilled Urea by Applicator To BRRI Hybrid Rice Production in Northern Region of Bangladesh



Dr. Roushan Ara, Professor Dept. of Entomology

Larvicidal Efficacies of Same Plant Extracts Against Red Flour Beetle, TriboliumCastaneum(Herbst)Coleoptera:Tenebrionidae)



Dr. Hasan Fuad El Taj, Professor Dept. of Entomology

Life History Traits of Mango Leaf Cutting Weevil(Deporaus marginatus) on Mango Varieties and Assessment The Efficacy of Some Pesticides for Its Control



Dr. Sk. Md. Mobarok Hossain, Professor Dept.of Plant Pathology

Organic Amendment of Soil to Control Rhizome Rot of Ginger



Dr. S.M Emdadul Hassan, Professor Dept. of Plant Pathology

Biological Control of Post Harvest Anthracnose (Colletotrichum Musae) Disease of Banana



Dr. Md. Hasanuzzaman, Professor Detp. of Genetics and Plant Breeding

Screening of Tomato Genotypes Under Salinity at Germination Stage



Dr. Mohammad Ahsanul Kabir, Professor Dept. of Horticulture

Response of French Bean (Phasealus vulgaris L.) Varieties to Phosphorus in Old Himalayan Piedmont Soil



Dr. Md. Alamgir Hasan, Professor Dept. of Agronomy

Performance observation of Different Cultivation Techniques on The Yield of Boro Rice in Dinajpur Region



Dr. Md. Alamgir Hossain, Professor Dept. of Entomology

Funnctional Response of Menochilus sexmaculatus Fabricus using Different Species of Aphids



Dr. Balaram Roy, Professor Dept. of Chemistry

Isolation of anticancer drug from Ixora Coccinea by Extraction with Polar and Non polar solvent



Dr. Md. Najim Uddin, Professor Dept. of Chemistry

Geochemistry of ground water in Phulbari Upazilla and its suitability for irrigation and drinking uses



Dr. Mst. Afroza Khatun, Professor Dept. of Dairy and Poultry Science

Effect of Probiotics on the Performance on Sonali Chicken as a Replacer of Antibiotic



Dr. Mohammad Shiddiqur Rahman, Professor Dept. of AIE

Study on growth and yield of wheat as affected by different levels of water salinity



Dr. ATM Rezaul Hoque, Professor Dept. of Economics

Study on The Influence of Management Factors on Farmer’s Efficiency In Wheat Cultivation in Dinajpur District, Bangladesh



Dr. Md. Shoaibur Rahman, Associate Professor Dept. of Agroforestry and Environment

Influence of Water Stress on the Root Architecture and Seedling Morphology of Neem Seedlings



Dr.Md. Adnan Al Bachchu, Associate Professor Dept. of Entomology

Screening of Different Varieties of Bitter Groud Against Cucurbit Fruit Fly, Bactrocera Cucurbit (COQ.) (Diptera: Tephritidae)



Dr. Abdul Alim, Associate Professor Dept. of Entomology

Varietal Susceptibility of Riptortus Pedestris(Hemiptera: Alydidae) of Mungbean



Dr. Md Faruq Hasan, Associate Profeossor Dept. of Agricultural Extension

Adpoption of Climate Smart Technologies bu The Small Scale Farmers in Northern Bangladesh



Dr. Md. Mohidul Hasan, Associate Professor Dept. of Plant Pathology

Evaluation of Antibacterial Efficacy of Akanda (Calotropis Giganta L.) And Castor (Ricinus Conmunis)



Ummay Salma, PhD, Associate Profeossor Dept. of Animal Science and Nutrition

Effect of Drumstick (Moringa Oleifera) Leaves Feeding on The Productive Performances of Young Rabbits



Dr. Shreef Mahmood, Associate Professor Dept. of Horticulture

Estimation of Total Phenolics in Commercially Grown Litchi Cultivars in Bangladesh



Dr. Maruf Ahmed, Associate Professor Dept. of FPP

Extraction, purification and characterization of papain enzyme from papaya latex



Dr. Md. Sazzat Hossain Sarker, Associate Professor Dept. of Food Engineering and Technology

Design, fabrication and installation of a lab scale fluidized bed dryer for drying of cereal grains and seeds



Rakibul Islam, PhD, Associate Professor Dept. of Physiology and Pharmacology

Effect of Serum From Laying Hen and Anti-Prolactin Drug Therapy on Egg Laying Performance of Deshi Chicken



Md. Sadekur Rahman, Assistant Professor Dept. of Agricultural Extension

Efficiency and Effectiveness of Farmers’ Infirmation and Advice Centre (Fiac): A Study On Dinajpur Sadar Upazila



Md. Hafiz All Amin, Assistant professor Dept. of Agroforestry and Environment

Performance of Ginger in Different Shade Levels Under Black Siris, Ghora Neem and Ipil-ipil Based Agroforestry System



Md. Abu Hanif, Assistant Professor Dept. of Agroforestry and Environment

Role of Public-Private Partnership(PPP) For Sal Forest Conservation and Livelihood of Forest Dependent Community



Md. Shamim Hasan, Assistant Professor Dept.of Plant Pathology

Management of Blast Disease (Pyricularia Grisea) of Zira Katari Bhog Rice Using Fungicides and Plant Activators



Md. Mojaffor Hosain, Assistant Professor Dept. of FPP

Assessment of quality parameters of edible oils available in Dinajpur



Habiba Khatun, Assistant Professor Dept. of Food Science & Nutrition

Effect of ethanol vapor treatment on ripening of tomato



DR. Md. Faruk Islam, Assistant Professor Dept. of Medicine, Surgery and Obstetrics

Improvement of Fertility Through Estrus Synchronization and Fixed Timed Artificial Insemination in Cows



DR. Md. Bazlar Rashid, Assistant Professor Dept. of Physiology and Pharmacology

Effects of Ipil and Bean Leaves Extract Supplementation on Feed Conversion, Growth Performance and Egg Production of Chicken



Project Submission Pro-forma

1.   Name and designation of Principal Investigator (PI)/Research Supervisor (RS):
2.   Name of the Department/Institute :
3.   Introduction of the Research Project :
      a)   Project Title (Bangla):
             Project Title (English in block letters):
      b) Duration of the Project:
              (i) Commencement:
              (ii) Completion:
      c)  Total cost of the project (in Taka):
      d)   Nature of Research:   Fundamental/Applied/Empirical
    e) The project under the discipline: Agriculture (Crops, Veterinary and Animal Science, Fisheries etc)/Computer Science
         and Engineering/Agro-industrial and Food Process Engineering/Business Studies/ Others
4.   The Department where research work is being carried out:
5.   Summery of the project (use separate sheets if necessary):
      a)   Significance and Objectives of the Project:
      b)   Up-to-date review of literatures related to the research work in Bangladesh and abroad:
      c)   Detailed methodology of the research work:
      d)   Expected Results:
      e) Mention the contributions of the research findings in the national development,                             planning and generation of knowledge:
      f)  Summery of the work plan:
Work plan
6. Facilities available in the Departments for the research work (Give a list):
7. Estimated budget (item wise):
Please specify the items
Total cost (BDT)
1. Honorarium for the PI/RS (fixed by IRT)
2. Allowances for research Assistant
3. Research materials including labour cost
4. Data collection/survey/tour
5. Stationary
6. Report writing
7. Miscellaneous
8.   Are the findings of the research used for preparing thesis or dissertation: Yes/No
9.   Have you taken any financial support from IRT for this research project?  Yes/No
      If yes, justify please
10. Have you taken any financial support from other organizations for this research  project?Yes/No
      If yes, justify please
11. Attached CV of the Principal Investigator/Research Supervisor and Research Associates
      (if necessary):
Signature of the Principal Investigator/Research Supervisor
Signature of the Research Associate (If)
Counter signature of the Chairman of the Department/ Head of Institute
Signature of the Director, IRT

Format for Evaluation of Research Project

1.   Title of the Research Project:
2.   Code No/Reference No
3.   Title of the Project:
a) Is the title of the project appropriate?Yes/No
b) Is the project proposal a duplication of any previous work?Yes/No
4.   Objective (s):
a) Are the objectives reasonable? (Neither too limited nor too ambitious)Yes/No
b) Are the objectives specifically stated to focus on the problems to be solved?Yes/No
c) Are the objective appropriate to accomplish the desired output?Yes/No
If the evaluator answer is ‘No’ to any one or all above, please provide a short statement.
5.   Methodology:
a)   Are the methods designed to achieve the stated objectives?Yes/No
b) Are all the field work/data collection necessary? If yes, please state in brief.Yes/No
c)   Would you like to suggest any modification in the Methodology or suggest
any alternative method to achieve the stated objectives? If yes, please state in brief.Yes/No
6. Budget:
a) Is the expected output of research commensurate with the budget of the project? Yes/No
b) Are all the research materials really necessary?Yes/No
7.   Time frame for research work
 Is the duration of research work appropriate to be achieved the objectives?Yes/No
 8.   Please give your comment on the expected impact of the research result on the quality of education and national development.
 9.   Do you recommend that the research project should be funded by IRT?Yes/No
 Please put your argument in favor of your recommendation.
Signature with seal of evaluator

Pro-forma for Submission of Final Report on Research Project

1.   Title of the Research Project:
2.   Name of the Principle Investigator/Research Supervisor:
3.   Abstract (Not exceeding 300 words):
4.   Introduction:
5.   Methodology:
6.   Results and discussion:
      (Relevant data in tabular form, graphs, and charts should be included, wherever necessary).
7.   Literature survey:
8.   Conclusion:
9.   Mention if there is any special finding(s):
10. As per style and Contented of HSTU Journal:
Format for submission of information along with final report of research project
 1.   Title of the Research Project:
 2.   Department/Institute where research was completed :
 3(a)  Name of the Principle Investigator/Research Supervisor:
       (b) Name & address:
 4.   Duration of the Research project (From —————- to ————–)
 5.   (a) Total amount sanctioned:
       (b) Amount received:
       (c) Amount spent:
 6.   Whether published/accepted for publication in any Journal or in book form
      If yes, please put the reference and enclosed the first page of reprints.
 7.   Are the results used for preparing a thesis or dissertation?
      If so, please cite the reference


Counter signature of the                                                                                      Signature of the
Chairman of the Department/Head of Institute                                          Principle Investigator/
                                                                                                                               Research Supervisor
Date                                                                                                                       Date
Note:  1. This form should be sent to the IRT in a separate sheet along with the final report.
               2. The final report (A4 size sheet & 12 font size) must be typed and bound.