Farzana Islam

Farzana Islam (born 1957) is a Bangladeshi academic. She is the current Vice-chancellor of Jahangirnagar University.[1] In 2014, she became the first female vice-chancellor of a public university in Bangladesh.[2]

Farzana Islam
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Vice-chancellor of Jahangirnagar University
Assumed office
2 March 2014
PrecedingM. Anwar Hossain
Personal details
Born1957 (age 63–64)
Bhedarganj Upazila, Shariatpur District, East Pakistan, Pakistan
NationalityBangladeshi
EducationPh.D. (anthropology)
Alma materUniversity of Dhaka
University of Sussex
OccupationAcademic
AwardsAnannya 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.[2]

In March 2014, President of Bangladesh, Abdul Hamid, appointed Islam as the Vice-chancellor of Jahangirnagar University.[3]

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Vice Chancellor". Jahangirnagar University. Retrieved June 20, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b "JU gets first female VC". bdnews24.com. March 2, 2014. Retrieved June 20, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "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)