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BRUR Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Major Nazmul Ahsan Kalimullah is a man of many more capabilities. He is a professor of Public Administration of University of Dhaka . He was the Pro-vice Chancellor of Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP). He was the former Chairman (2006-2009) of the Department of Public Administration of University of Dhaka.. He is a Resource Person and former Director – in – Charge (2009. 2011) of Japan Study Center, University – of Dhaka. He is the, founder & Chairman of JANIPOP – Jatiya Nirbachon Parjabekkhon – Parishad (National Election Observation Council), which become the leading poll monitoring body in Bangladesh. He was the Editor – in – Charge of The Asian Age & Vice President of Alliance Francaise de Dhaka. Now he is the Advisory Editor of The Daily Deshlal and Board _ Member of Alliance Francaise der Dhaka. Noe he is the advisory Editor of The Daily Deshkal and Board Member of Alliance Francaise der Dhaka. Professor Kalimullah completed B. S S (Hons) in 1980 and M.S.S in 1981 from the Department of Public Administration, University of Dhaka. Under Commonwealth Scholarship, he complted M. Soc. Sc in 1985 and obtained Ph. D in Development Administration in 1980 from the University of Birmingham, UK. In1997, he completed Post Doctoral Research on development Studies from the University of Bath. UK under the Commonwealth Fellowship. Under the sponsorship of Ford Foundation, he received advocacy fellowship & obtained certificate on Social & Justice advocacy 1998 from the Advocacy Institute, Washington DC, USA. He also completed Post Graduate Diploma on Journalism from the PIB – Press Institute of Bangladesh. For his significant contribution in Domestic and International Election Observation, Professor Dr. Kalimullah was awarded Atish Dipankar Gold Medal in 2007 and Legislative Fellowship of USA State Department in 2011. As an international election observer he has monitored elections in USA, UK Sri Lanka, Mozambique, Zambia, Naigeria, Egypt, Nepal, Pakistan, Hong Kong (especially administered zone of the People’s Republic of China) & Democratic Republic of Timor Leste. He has more than hundred academic publications. He is also an editor of a number of academic journals. He regularly contributed to daily newspapers and attends in TV talk- shows. He is globally and nationally recognized civil society member of Bangladesh.

Name Professor Dr. Major Nazmul Ahsan Kalimullah, BNCCO
Marital Status  Married
Date of Birth 1st of February 1961
Address Vice Chancellor,
Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur
Rangpur-5400, Bangladesh
Telephone:  +88-0521-59300 (Work)
Cell Phone:  +8801711531652
E-mail: vc@brur.ac.bd,  janipop1995@gmail.com

Education and Qualifications

1996-1997  University of Bath Bath BA2 7AY, UK
Post Doctoral Research in Development Studies:
Title of Research “Non-Government Organizations-Government Relations in Bangladesh”.
1984-1989          University of Birmingham , Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK
M. Soc.Sc. in Development Administration
Specialist options:
Advanced Sociology of Less-Developed Areas & Social and Administrative Perspective on Rural Development.
Title of M.Soc.Sc. Thesis: “The Behavioural and Political Aspects of Non-Government Organizations in Indian Rural Development.
In January 1986, having fulfilled the requirements for the award of M.Soc.Sc., transferred registration to Ph.D. within the same department.
Title of Ph.D. thesis: “Non-Governmental Organizations in Bangladesh and in the Indian State of West Bengal: A Study of Power in Organizations”.
1978-1983 University of Dhaka, Dhaka – 1000, Bangladesh
B.S.S. (Hons) (1st Class) in Public Administration
Placed 1st in Public Administration
Placed 1st in the Faculty of Social Sciences
M.S.S. (1st Class) in Public Administration
Placed 1st in Public Administration
Placed 1st in the Faculty of Social Sciences

Professional Appointments:

June 2017 – Present Vice Chancellor, Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur-5400, Bangladesh
March 2012 – Present Selection Grade Professor of Public Administration, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

(From 15th December, 2016 on deputation to Bangladesh University of Professionals)

December  2015 – June 2017 Pro Vice Chancellor, Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP), Mirpur Cantonment, Dhaka, Bangladesh
August 2000 – March 2012 Professor of Public Administration, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
2009 – 2011 Director in-Charge, Japan Study Center, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
July 2006 – June 2009 Chairman, Department of Public Administration, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
October 1999 – October 2009 Assistant Proctor, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
April 2004 – December 2004 Guest Teacher, Institute of Social Welfare, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
May 1994 –  August 2000 Associate Professor of Public Administration, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
September 1989 – May 1994 Assistant Professor of Public Administration, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
September 1992 – Nov. 1992 Part Time Teacher, Institute of Social Welfare, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
January 1984 – September 1989 Lecturer in Public Administration, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh (On Study leave from September 1984 to September 1989).
Honorary Appointments:
June 2016- Present Syndicate Member, Canadian University Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
June 2016- Present Trustee Member, Bangladesh Foundation for Development Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh
August 2014 – Present

June 2014  – May 2016

Vice President, Alliance Française de Dhaka

Syndicate Member, German University Bangladesh, Gazipur, Bangladesh.

September 2012 – Present Advisor, Rainbow Film Society, Bangladesh.
June 2008 – July 2009 Chairman, Governing Body, Bangladesh Federation of Women’s College, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
2007 –  Present Vice-President, Bangladesh Development Partner Centre (BDPC)
2007 –  June 2009 Member, Board of Governors, Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre (BPATC), Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
May 2007 – June, 2009 Member, Governing Board of Japan Study Centre, Dhaka University, Bangladesh.
February 2005 – Present President, Old Dhaka Environment Development Forum.
July 2003 – June 2004 Chairman, District RYLA Committee, RI District 3280, Bangladesh.
July 2003 – June 2004 Immediate Past President, Greater Dhaka Rotary Club, Bangladesh.
July 2002 – June 2003 President, Greater Dhaka Rotary Club, Bangladesh.
July 2001 – June 2002 President Elect, Greater Dhaka Rotary Club, Bangladesh.
July  2000 – June 2001 Vice-President, Greater Dhaka Rotary Club, Bangladesh.
July 1999 – June 2000 Secretary, Greater Dhaka Rotary Club, Bangladesh.
July 2001- December 2001 Member, Convening Committee, Nirbachon Parjabekkhon Moncho-NIPOM (Election Observation Platform) Bangladesh.
August 2001- September 2012 Vice-President, Rainbow Film Society, Bangladesh.
October 2002 – Present Advisor, Mrochet, Bandarban, Bangladesh
June 1999 – September 2002 President, Mrochet, Bandarban, Bangladesh.
November 1989 – March 2003 Convener, Amnesty International Dhaka Metropolitan Group, Bangladesh 13.
December 1995 – Present Director (Research and Development), Center for Advocacy and Social Mobilization.
July 1995 – August 2001 Convener, JANIPOP – Jatiya Nirbachon Parjobekkhon Parishad / NEOC – National Election Observation Council, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
August 2001 – Present Chairman, JANIPOP-Jatiya Nirbachon Parjobekkhon Parishad / NEOC – National Election Observation Council, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
December 1989 – Present Vice-President, Centre for Environmental Studies and Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
July 1989 – Present Advisor to ‘PUDAR’ (NGO), Howrah, West Bengal, India.
June 1987 – Present Advisor to ‘Voice of People’ (NGO), Gariahat, Calcutta, West Bengal, India.

Training:

2016 National Defence College, Dhaka, Bangladesh- Capstone Course- 2016.
Post Doctoral Research in Development Studies:
Title of Research “Non-Government Organizations-Government Relations in Bangladesh”.
2011 State Department, Washington DC, USA Legislative Fellowship
2010 Community of Evaluators (CoE), New Delhi, India.
Training Workshop on Enhancing Evaluation Use Through Participation.
Community of Evaluators (CoE), New Delhi, India.
Training Workshop on Evaluation of Humanitarian Action
2007 Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism, Press Institute of Bangladesh, Dhaka
Training of Trainers Program for Executive Level Evaluation Course, Indian Institute of Health, Research & Management (IIHRM), Jaipur, India
Training of Trainers on What a UN Evaluator Needs to Know, United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC), Turin, Italy
2004 Training Course on Computer Graphic Design, Institute of Information Technology, 3/3, Block-C, Lalmatia, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
2003 Training Course on Basic Computer Operation,Department of Geography & Environment, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Training Course on Leadership, Bangladesh National Cadet Corps, Ramna Regiment, Uttara, Dhaka, Bangladesh
2002 Pre Commission Training Course on Military Science,Bangladesh Military Academy, Bhatiary, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
2000 Training Course on Amateur Radio Operation, Bangladesh Coastal NGOs Network for Radio & Communication Trust
Training Course on Manual Development,The Danish Center for Human Rights ,38 Studiestraede, DK-1455 Copenhagen K, Denmark.
1998 Training Course on Advocacy and Lobbying,Advocacy Institute, 1707 L Street, N.W. Suite 400,Washington, D.C. 20036, USA
1997 Training Course on the Use of Advocacy Tools in Development,Advocacy Institute, 1707 L Street, N.W. Suite 400, Washington, D.C. 20036, USA, & Change Makers’ Forum, Bangladesh.
1993 Training of Trainers on Disaster Management,South Asian Disaster Management Center (SADMC),International University of Business Agriculture And Technology (IUBAT), Dhaka Bangladesh.
  • Social Studies Index 1979-1980. (With Safder. M. R.) Centre for Administrative Studies, Dhaka 1981.
  • Non-Governmental Organizations in India: Aspects of the Current Debate (With Shepherd.A. W. and Fraser C.B.) DAG Paper No. 25. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, 1986.