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Professor Dr. M. Abul Kashem

Vice-Chancellor,
Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science & Technology University, Dinajpur.
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About Me

Professor Dr. M. Abul Kashem

B.Sc.Ag. (Hons),
M.Sc. (Ag. Ext.Ed.) (BAU),
PGT (Wisconsin, USA), Ph.D. (R'dg, UK),
Post-doctorate (Hiroshima, Japan)
Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science & Technology University, Dinajpur.
E-mail: vicechancellorhstu@gmail.com

Personal Information

Father's Name : Moulovi Nur Ahmed Akanda(deceased)
Mother's Name : Jamirun Nessa(deceased)
Date of birth : 16 June 1953
Nationality : Bangladeshi(by birth)
Marital status : Married
Religion : Islam(Sunni)
Permanent address : Village : Niz Sheikh Sundor, P.O. : Barakhata, District : Lalmonirhat.

Career Objective

Career Objective

i. As Vice-Chancellor of the Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University (HSTU) my aim is to develop this university into the status of an international standards in all academic, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities with help of all HSTU academic and non-academic staff as well as students.

ii. As an individual I would like to practice all human values in establishing sincerity, honesty, integrity and justice in all academic and administrative matters of the university.

Research Interest

Research Interest

i. Technology transfer and sustainable rural development.

ii. Gender and Development.

iii. Communication and development.

iv. Use ITKs in suastainable agricultural development.

v. Use of Social Communication Networks (SCNs) for development.

Education & Professions

Education

1998

 

Post-doctorate
The University of Hiroshima, Japan

 

1986

 

Ph.D
University of Reading, UK

 

1975

 

M.Sc.(Ag.Ext.Ed)
Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU)

 

1974

 

B.Sc.Ag.(Hons.)
Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU)

 

1970

 

H.S.C
Rajshahi Board

 

1968

 

S.S.C
Rajshahi Board

Professions

February 02, 2017 to Present Vice-Chancellor Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science & Technology University, Dinajpur
October 08, 2015 to February 01, 2017 Quality Assurance Specialist Quality Assurance Unit,Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project(HEQEP).University Grants Commission of Bangladesh
August 04, 1993 to October 07, 2015 Professor, Dept. of Agricultural Extension Education Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU), Mymensingh
February 29, 1988 to August 03, 1993 Associate Professor, Dept. of Agricultural Extension Education Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU), Mymensingh
July 01, 1981 to February 28, 1988 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Agricultural Extension Education Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU), Mymensingh
August 07, 1980 to June 30, 1981 Assistant Professor, Population Education Graduate Training Institute (GTI), BAU, Mymensingh.
December 05, 1979 to August 06, 1980 Lecturer, Dept. of Agricultural Extension Education Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU), Mymensingh.
June 17, 1978 to December 04, 1979 Lecturer, Agricultural Extension Graduate Training Institute (GTI), BAU, Mymensingh.
February 04, 1978 to June 16, 1978 Scientific Officer, CTARD Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI),Gazipur
January 10, 1977 to February 03, 1978 Plant Protection Inspector (PPI) Directorate of Agriculture (E & M), Ministry of Agriculture, Dhaka.
Award Received

Award Received

i. Commonwealth Scholarship during 1983 to 1986 for higher studies leading to Ph.D. degree
ii. As a Research Fellow visited the Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, The University of Reading, UK during 14 January to 08 February 1997.
iii. JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) Invitational Research Fellowship during 1997–98 for conducting research in Japan.
iv. As a Research Fellow visited the International and Rural Development Department, The University of Reading, UK during 9 to 22nd July 2001.
Research Experience

Research Experience

1. Sub Project Manager (2012-2013) Research Topic:Self-Assessment (SA) of Bachelor Degree Program of the Faculty of Agriculture, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh. The sub-project is funded by the World Bank administered by the University Grants Commission of Bangladesh (UGCB) through AIF (Academic Innovation Fund) under the HEQEP (Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project)
2. Principal Investigator (2011) Research Topic: Determination of factors responsible for yield Gaps in rice and wheat at farmer's field.The project is funded by the World Bank through the KGF, BARC Complex, Dhaka, Bangladesh during 2010-2011.
3. Principal Investigator (2007) Research Topic: Transfer of Selected Agricultural Technologies to Farmers through Training and Demonstrations. The project was funded by the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council (BARC), Dhaka.
4. Principal Investigator (2004) Research Topic: Factors affecting the adoption of aquaculture technologies by the farmers. The project was funded by the WorldFish Center, Dhaka.
5. Principal Investigator (2001) Research Topic: Communication Behaviour and Job Performances of Male and Female Block Supervisors Working under the DAE. The project is funded by the IDA – World Bank through the BARC, Dhaka, Bangladesh during 2000 to 2001.
6. Team Member (2000 – 2002) Project Title: Upgrading the Curriculum and Research on the Impact of Extension Reforms at the Department of Agricultural Extension Education, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh. The project was administered jointly by the Department of Agricultural Extension Education, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh and International and Rural Development Department (IRRD), University of Reading, UK funded by the British Council through Higher Education Link (HEL) program.
7. Research Fellow (1998) Research Topic: Towards Sustainable agricultural Development: Use of Indigenous Technical Knowledge (ITK) by the Farmers of Selected Areas of Bangladesh and Japan for the Production, Protection, and Preservation of Crops, Animals, and Fishes. The project was funded by the JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) during 1997-98.
8. Country Coordinator, Bangladesh Site (1996) Research Topic: Implications of Environmental and Sustainability Issues for the Organization and Practice of Agricultural Extension. The other collaborative partners of the project were: (i) The University of Reading, UK, (ii) Visayes State College of Agriculture (VisCA), The Philippines, (iii) University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS), Bangalore, India, and (iv) TheAnnamalai University, Tamil Nadu, India. The project was funded by the Overseas Development Administration (ODA, presently DFID) of the UK during 1994-96.
9. Principal Investigator (1993) Research Topic: Block Supervisor’s Credibility as Communicators of Technical Advice. The project was funded by the IDA – World Bank through the BARC, Dhaka, Bangladesh during 1992-93.
10. Principal Investigator (1992) Research Topic: Adoption and Communication Behaviour of Sugarcane Growers around Zil-Bangla Sugarmill Area in Bangladesh. The project was funded by the AAIDA, Australia during 1991-92.
11. Principal Investigator (1991) Research Topic: Use of Communication Media in the Transfer of Technologies to Farmers. The project was funded by the IDA – World Bank through the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARC), Dhaka, Bangladesh during 1990-91.
12. Principal Investigator (1990) Research Topic: Role of Opinion Leaders in Technology Transfer to Small Farmers. The project was funded by the Bangladesh Agricultural University Research System (BAURES), Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh.
13. Research conducted during Ph.D. Thesis (1986) Research Topic: Obstacles to the Adoption of Modern Rice Cultivation Practices by Small Farmers of Bangladesh. The research was conducted during 1983 – 86 funded by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission of the United Kingdom.
14. Research conducted during Master’s Thesis (1976) Research Topic: A Study on the Landless Labourers of Barakhata Union under Rangpur District. The research was conducted during 1975 – 76.