Farzana Islam (born 1957) is a Bangladeshi academic. She is the current Vice-chancellor of Jahangirnagar University. In 2014, she became the first female vice-chancellor of a public university in Bangladesh.
|Vice-chancellor of Jahangirnagar University|
|Assumed office |
2 March 2014
|Preceding||M. Anwar Hossain|
|Born||1957 (age 63–64)|
Bhedarganj Upazila, Shariatpur District, East Pakistan, Pakistan
|Alma mater||University of Dhaka|
University of Sussex
|Awards||Anannya Top Ten Awards (2014)|
Education and careerEdit
Islam completed her masters in Sociology from the University of Dhaka in 1980. She then joined Chittagong University as a lecturer of the Department of Sociology in 1982. In 1986, she joined the Department of Anthropology of Jahangirnagar University. She earned her Ph.D. degree from the University of Sussex in 2001.
- Anannya Top Ten Awards (2014)
- "Vice Chancellor". Jahangirnagar University. Retrieved June 20, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "JU gets first female VC". bdnews24.com. March 2, 2014. Retrieved June 20, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "Farzana Islam new VC of JU. Besides, she is currently the Chairperson of Nagarik Udyog, a non-government organisation". The Daily Star. March 3, 2014. Retrieved June 20, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)