About EC Chairman


 Emeritus Professor Dr. Anisuzzaman is the Chairman of CARASS Executive Committee (EC) . He is an eminent academic of Bengali literature. He obtained his BA ( 1956), MA (1957) and PhD (1962) degrees from the University of Dhaka.

He was a Post-doctoral Fellow at the University of Chicago (1964–65) and a Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellow at the University of London (1974–75). From 1978 to 1983 he was associated with research projects of the United Nations University. He was a Visiting Fellow at the University of Paris (1994), North Carolina State University (1995) and University of Calcutta (2010), and a Visiting Professor at the Visva-Bharati (2008–09, 2011). Having taught at the Universities of Dhaka (1959–69, 1985-2003, 2005–08) and Chittagong (1969–85), he is currently a Professor Emeritus at Bengali at the University of Dhaka.

Dr. Anisuzzaman is a versatile writer. He has received many honours including the Nilkanta Sarkar Gold Medal from the University of Dhaka, Dawood Prize for literature from the Pakistan Writers Guild, Bangla Academy award for research, and Ekushe Padak, bestowed by the State for his contribution to education. He has also received Ananda Puraskar from the Ananda Group of Publications, Kolkata, an honorary D. Lit. by the Rabindra-Bharati University, Kolkata, Sarojini Basu Medal by the University of Calcutta and Pandit Iswarchandra Vidyasagar Gold Plaque and Rabindranath Tagore Birth Centenary plaque from the Asiatic Society, Kolkata. In 2014, the Govt. of India conferred upon prestigious Padma Bhushan,the  third highest civilian honor, on him; the first such feat for any Bangladeshi. He is also currently the President of the Bangla Academy.