About Cahirman,CARASS Council

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 The top management and policy body of the CARASS is its Council. Professor Dr. A A M S Arefin Siddique, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Dhaka is the Chairman of the Council now.

Dr. Siddique was born on October 23, 1953 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He obtained his MA degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from the University of Dhaka in 1975 and topped the list in his batch. He earned his PhD degree in 1985 from the University of Mysore, India.

Dr. Arefin Siddique was taught and trained at the universities of Manila, Minnesota and Cornell at U.S.A. His academic career at the University of Dhaka spans over 35 years. His areas of concentrations are interpersonal communication and instructional communication.
Before assuming the position of the Vice-Chancellor Dr. Siddique was in the Dhaka University Senate and Syndicate for many years as an elected member of the teaching faculty. He was also President and General Secretary of the Dhaka University Teachers’ Association for several terms. Dr. Siddique has served on many national committees concerned with education, broadcasting and culture. He has been Chairman of the Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (a national news agency of Bangladesh), Member of the Bangladesh Press Institute, Chairman of the Department Mass Communication & Journalism and Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Dhaka. He served as a Visiting Fellow at the Southern Illinois University at Carbon-dale, U.S.A. He has edited and co-edited several books and has a good number of publications to his credit. Dr. Arefin Siddique is unique in his capabilities for insight, innovation, ingenuity, industry, inspiration and integration.

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