About Chairman,CARASS Council



The top management and policy body of the Center for Advanced Research in Arts and Social Sciences (CARASS) is CARASS Council. Professor Dr. Mohammad Akhtaruzzaman, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Dhaka is the Chairman of the Council now.

Dr. Mohammad Akhtaruzzaman is the 28th Vice-Chancellor of the University of Dhaka. Prior to the position, he was the Pro-Vice Chancellor (Admin) of the university and before that he was the Dean of the Faculty of Arts. He is a Professor of Islamic History and Culture at the same university. He is a renowned educationist, researcher of the country in his field.

Dr. Akhtaruzzaman was born on 01July,1964 in Barguna District of Bangladesh. He earned his Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) and Master of Arts in Islamic History and Culture from the University of Dhaka in 1985 and 1986 with first position in both the examinations. He obtained Ph.D. from the Aligarh Muslim University, India in 1997.

As a Fulbright scholar, Prof. Akhtaruzzaman conducted research on the Muslim Community in the United States of America in 2002 at the Boisi Centre for Religions and American Public Life at Boston College, USA. In 2003, under British Council Visiting Fellowship he carried out another research on the Muslims in the United Kingdom at the Centre for the Study on Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations at the University of Birmingham, UK.

He has authored about 5 books and 42 research articles published from home and abroad.