AAMS Arefin Siddique

Abu Ahsan Mohammad Shamsul Arefin Siddique (born 26 October 1953)[1] is a Bangladeshi academic who served as the 27th vice-chancellor of the University of Dhaka during 2009–2017.[2]On 15 July 2020, he was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bangladesh News Agency (BSS).[3]

AAMS Arefin Siddique
আবু আহসান মোহম্মদ সামসুল আরেফিন সিদ্দিক
Prof. A.A.M.S. Arefin Siddique, September 07, 2011 (cropped).jpg
27th Vice-Chancellor of the University of Dhaka
In office
15 January 2009 – 7 September 2017
ChancellorPresident of Bangladesh
Preceded bySyed Mohammad Abul Faiz
Succeeded byMohammad Akhtaruzzaman
Personal details
Born (1953-10-26) 26 October 1953 (age 67)
Dhaka, East Pakistan, Pakistan
Alma mater

Early life and educationEdit

Siddique was born in Dhaka. He completed his BA and MA degree from Dhaka College when it was an affiliated college under the University of Dhaka. Then he moved to the University of Dhaka and obtained Master of Arts in mass communication and journalism degree in 1975. He earned his PhD degree in televised teaching in 1985 from the University of Mysore in India.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Prof Arefin made DU VC". The Daily Star. 16 January 2009. Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Prof Akhtaruzzaman made Dhaka University acting Vice Chancellor". The Daily Star. 4 September 2017. Retrieved 4 September 2017.
  3. ^ https://www.jagonews24.com/amp/597737