BSS-47 Maksud Kamal becomes DU Pro-VC





Maksud Kamal becomes DU Pro-VC

DHAKA, June 25, 2020 (BSS) – Professor
Dr ASM Maksud Kamal of Disaster Science
and Management Department of Dhaka
University (DU) joined as Pro Vice-
Chancellor (academic) of the university this
afternoon hours after he was appointed to
the post.

He formally took charges as the Pro-VC of
the university maintaining the health

guidelines and social distancing in the wake
of the COVID-19 pandemic at the VC office
on the campus in presence of DU Vice
Chancellor Professor Dr Md
Akhtaruzzaman, said a DU press release

Syndicate member Dr Md Mizanur Rahman,
DU Teachers’ Association General
Secretary Professor Dr Nizamul Haque
Bhuiyan, provosts of different student
dormitories and teachers of different
departments and institutions were present at
the function.

Earlier, the Ministry of Education issued a
circular appointing Professor Dr ASM
Maksud Kamal as the Pro-VC (academic) of
the Dhaka University, replacing outgoing

Pro-VC Professor Dr Nasreen Ahmad of
Geography and Environment Department.

Newly appointed Pro-VC Maksud Kamal
said he would emphasize on strengthening
the bondage between teachers and students
at academic level to develop a better
academic atmosphere on the campus.

"We, along with the administration, will
work jointly with an aim to make the
university a prestigious academic
institution", he said.

Prof Kamal was elected the president of
Dhaka University Teacher’s Association
(DUTA) for the fourth consecutive term on
December 30 last year.

Earlier, he was elected general secretary of
DUTA for three consecutive years in 2013,
2014 and 2015.

Maksud Kamal is the founder chairman of
the Department of Disaster Science and
Management (DSM) and the Dean of the
Faculty of Earth and Environmental
Sciences of the university.

He joined the Dhaka University as a lecturer
in 2000 and was promoted to professor in

Prof Kamal received his Ph.D in
Engineering Geology from Tokyo Institute
of Technology. Since then, he has been
intensively engaged with classroom
teaching, academic research and

development expertise over multiple sectors
through consultation and professional
service work.

He worked as an urban risk reduction
specialist and earthquake & tsunami
preparedness expert at the United Nation
Development Program (UNDP) and
Comprehensive Disaster Management
Program (CDMP), initiated by Ministry of
Disaster Management and Relief,
Government of Bangladesh.

He is also a member of National Committee
for the Earthquake Awareness and
Preparedness Expert Group and SAARC
Disaster Management Council.

Prof Kamal worked as a scientific officer in
Bangladesh Space Research and Remote
Sensing Organizations (SPARRSO).

Presently, he is the president of the
Bangladesh Society of Geo-Informatics and
General Secretary of the Geological Society
of Bangladesh.

Prof Kamal was elected the president of
Bangladesh Society of Geo-Informatics for
the second time on January 26 this year.

He is also an UGC nominated syndicate
member of private-run Manarat International

Prof Kamal also served as the provost of
Masterda Surja Sen Hall for two consecutive