M Osman Ghani
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M Osman Ghani
|Vice-chancellor of the University of Dhaka|
20 February 1963 – 1 December 1969
|Preceded by||Mahmud Hussain|
|Succeeded by||Abu Sayeed Chowdhury|
|Vice-chancellor of the Bangladesh Agricultural University|
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Born||1 March 1912|
Gozadia village, Kishoreganj District, Bengal Presidency, British India
|Died||July 21, 1989(aged 77)|
|Alma mater||University of Dhaka|
University of London
Ghani was the first Indian Muslim to have obtained a master's in biochemistry from the University of Dhaka in 1935. He later earned his Ph.D. degree in agricultural chemistry from the University of London in 1938.
Ghani joined the University of Dhaka as a lecturer of soil science in 1940. During 1945 – 1949 he was an agricultural chemist of the Government of Bengal and later Government of East Pakistan. He returned to the university in 1949 and became professor and head of the Department of Soil Science and also head of the Department of Geology.
Ghani served as the first vice-chancellor of the East Pakistan Agricultural University (later Bangladesh Agricultural University) during 1961–1963. He later served as the vice-Chancellor of the University of Dhaka during 1963 – 1970.
Ghani was also elected a Member of the Bangladesh Parliament as an independent candidate in 1979.