Profile of Md. Juwel Ahmed Sarker


Md. Juwel Ahmed Sarker

Assistant Professor

Department of Development Studies (DEV)

Faculty of Social Science and Humanities

Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science & Technology University, Dinajpur.


Mobile: +8801953453398


    My career aim is to work for an inclusive and efficient workforce in Bangladesh.


    Computational Social Science, Workforce Ecosystem Development, Open Learning and Education Policy, Poverty Alleviation, Sustainable Development


  1. Ph.D. student in Education Policy, 2027

    University of Arkansas, USA

  2. Master of Economics (MEcon) In Development Economics, 2018

    Dhaka School of Economics, Dhaka University

  3. Master of Social Science (MSS) in Development Studies, 2012

    University of Dhaka

  4. Bachelor of Social Science (BSS) In Development Studies, 2011

    University of Dhaka


  1. Assistant Professor
    Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University (HSTU)

    July 11, 2019 to Present

  2. Program Officer
    Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation (PKSF)

    October 01, 2015 to Present

  3. Junior Consultant (Research Assistant)
    National Land Zoning Project

    March 16, 2015 to Present

  4. Research Associate
    Microcredit Regulatory Authority (MRA)

    March 18, 2013 to Present


Journal Papers

  1. Hossain MT, Islam MA, Jahan N, Nahar MT, Sarker MJA, Rahman MM, Deeba F, Hoque KE, Aktar R,Islam MM, Hossain MZ, Siddiqua L, Mahbub Z and Islam MN (2022), Mental Health Status of Teachers During the Second Wave of the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Web-Based Study in Bangladesh, Front. Psychiatry, DOI: 10.3389/fpsyt.2022.938230

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  2. Hossain, M.T., Ahammed, B., Jahan, N., Islam, M.A., Rahman, M.M., Khan, B., Sarker, M.J.A., Nibir, M.M.A.M., Hasan, M., Hasib, M., Rahman, R. (2022), Prevalence and determinants of pornography exposure during the third wave of COVID-19 pandemic: A web-based cross-sectional study on students in Bangladesh, Frontiers in Public Health, DOI:10.3389/fpubh.2022.1046813

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  3. Sarker, M. J. A., Marjuk, O. & Alam, M. (2017) Drug Addiction among Street Children: A Case Study of Dhaka City, Humanities and Social Sciences Reviews, Volume-07, Page, 197-206

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  4. Banna, Z. & Sarker, M.J.A. (2018) Role of Microfinance in Micro-entrepreneurship Development in Bangladesh: Prospects and Challenges, International Journal of Innovative Science and Technology, Volume-3, Issue-3

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  1. Sarker, M. J. A. (2020), The Readymade Garment Sector: Vulnerabilities and Resilience. In Titumir R.A.M., Georgeou, N. & Chowdhury, A (Eds.) COVID-19 and Bangladesh: Response,  Rights, and Reliance (pp. 75-81). UPL 


  1. Governor Scholarship

    Funded by: Bangladesh Bank


  1. Digital Bangladesh and Youth Employment: How can Digital Competence Enhance Employability of Tertiary Graduates in Bangladesh?

    Funded by: Bangladesh University Grant Commission (UGC)

    Position: PI

    Description: This research investigates how digitalization helps youths to get employment in Bangladesh.

  2. Connecting to life: predicting and preventing suicide among university students through machine learning methods

    Funded by: Institute of Research and Training (IRT), HSTU

    Position: PI

    Description: This is my ongoing project.

  3. Linking Education to Employment in Bangladesh: Where to Focus?

    Funded by: Social Science Research Council, Planning Division, Ministry of Planning, Bangladesh

    Position: Principle Investigator

    Description: This study intends to identify the factors behind the education employment gap and wants to explore some possible alternatives to the problems. It will also explore the relationship among factors affecting the efficacy of higher education in getting employment in Bangladesh.

  4. What Causes Unemployment among Educated Youths in Bangladesh: Demystifying Psycho-Social and Socio-Economic Narratives

    Funded by: Institute of Research and Training (IRT), Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University

    Position: Principle Investigator

    Description: This study aims to explore psychosocial and socio-economic factors that affect skills acquisition, employment choice, and unemployment of educated youths in Bangladesh.

  5. Impact of Operational Efficiency of MFIs on Financial Inclusion in Bangladesh: A Panel Data Analysis

    Funded by: Institute of Research and Training (IRT), Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University

    Position: Principle Investigator

    Description: This research tried to examine the impact of MFIs’ operational cost on financial inclusion in Bangladesh.

  6. Perception and Practice of Freedom among Working Women in Bangladesh

    Funded by: Institute of Research and Training (IRT), Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University

    Position: Principle Investigator

    Description: The research tried to explore the relationship between women’s employment and their practice of freedom in family life.


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