M Osman Ghani

M Osman Ghani (c. 1912 – July 21, 1989) was a Bangladeshi scientist, educationist, and academic. He served as the 11th vice-chancellor of the University of Dhaka.[2]

M Osman Ghani
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Vice-chancellor of the University of Dhaka
In office
20 February 1963 – 1 December 1969
Preceded byMahmud Hussain
Succeeded byAbu Sayeed Chowdhury
Vice-chancellor of the Bangladesh Agricultural University
In office
Preceded byPosition established
Personal details
Born1 March 1912[1]
Gozadia village, Kishoreganj District, Bengal Presidency, British India
DiedJuly 21, 1989(1989-07-21) (aged 77)
Alma materUniversity of Dhaka
University of London
OccupationScientist, academic


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.[2]

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.[2]

Ghani was elected a fellow of the Pakistan Academy of Sciences in 1954 and was elected the President of the Bangladesh Academy of Sciences in 1976.[2]

Ghani was also elected a Member of the Bangladesh Parliament as an independent candidate in 1979.[2]

Awards and honorsEdit


  1. ^ Osman ghani. Banglapedia.
  2. ^ a b c d e Islam, Sirajul (2012). "Ghani, M Osman". In Islam, Sirajul; Islam, Aminul (eds.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.