Mahmood Hossain

Mahmood Hossain (Bengali: মাহমুদ হোসেন; born 1972) is a Bangladeshi academic and university administrator. A specialist in the ecology of mangroves and the Shorea robusta forest of Bangladesh, he is currently serving as the 12th Vice Chancellor of the Khulna University.[1][2]

Mahmood Hossain
মাহমুদ হোসেন
Mahmood Hossain in his office.jpg
Born1972 (age 48–49)
Academic background
Academic work
Institutions12th Vice-Chancellor of Khulna University

Early life and educationEdit

Hossain was born in 22 August 1972 in Morrelganj Upazila of Bagerhat district. He is the only son of Dr Mozammel Hossain who was the 5 times elected parliament member of Bagerhat-1 and Bagerhat-4. He completed his secondary education at Bagerhat Government High School in 1987. He finished a Bachelor of Science at the University of Chittagong in 1993. In 1998 he obtained a Master of Science in the field of ecology from University Putra Malaysia and a PhD in 2004 from the same institution.[1][3][4]


Hossain began his career as an Assistant Conservator of Forests in 1997 at Department of Forestry, Bangladesh. In January 1999, he was appointed Lecturer in Forestry and Wood Technology, Khulna University. He was promoted to Associate Professor and Professor in 2005 and 2009, respectively. He established the first soil archive in Bangladesh at Khulna University.[5][6] Dr Hossain has been named as one of the world's best scientists in the AD Scientific Index 2021. He is ranked first in both agriculture and forestry among Khulna University's scientists, and separately in the forestry category, fourth among forestry scientists in the country, 151st among Asian scientists and 825th among scientists around the world.[7][8]


  1. ^ a b "প্রফেসর ড. মাহমুদ হোসেন খুবির নতুন ভাইস-চ্যান্সেলর নিযুক্ত" [Professor. Mahmud Hossain Khubir appointed as new Vice-Chancellor]. Khulna University (in Bengali). Retrieved 2021-06-25.
  2. ^ "Prof Mahmood Hossain new VC of Khulna University". RisingBD Online Bangla News Portal. 24 May 2021. Retrieved 2021-06-25.
  3. ^ ORCID. "Mahmood Hossain (0000-0002-9174-005X)". Retrieved 2021-06-25.
  4. ^ "Dr. Mahmood Hossain". Retrieved 2021-06-25.
  5. ^ "Soil info of entire country in one place". The Daily Star. 2019-04-11. Retrieved 2021-06-25.
  6. ^ "The first national soil archive for forest land in Bangladesh is inaugurated". Retrieved 2021-06-25.
  7. ^ [ Mahmood Hossain AD Scientific Index 2021, AD Scientific Index, 11 October 2021]
  8. ^ Khulna University VC in the list of world's best scientists, Dhaka Tribune, 10 October 2021