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Dr. M. Fazlul Haque,Chairman, Uttara University

Dr. M. Fazlul Haque,Chairman, Uttara University

Dr. Md. Fazlul Haque, an educationist and leading business personality of the country has been contributing significantly to the growth of our national economy since a long time. Currently he has been carrying out his responsibilities as the Chairman and Managing Director of Optimum Group which consists of Optimum Limited, Minimax Limited, Optimum Properties Limited, Optimum Trading Corporation and Amir Trading Corporation. He is also the Chairman of Uttara University, Dhaka and Founding Chairman of Dr. M. Fazlul Haque Girls Degree College which located at Bagoan under Doulatpur Upazila of Kushtia.

Born in August 15, 1939 at a village Bagoan of Doulatpur, Kushtia. Mr. Fazlul Haque’s father’s name is Late Alhaj Amiruddin Ahmed and mother’s name is Late Jaeda Ahmed. He did his BA Honours in Economics from University of Dhaka and MA in Economics from the same university in 1959-1960. Apart from this, Dr. M. Fazlul Haque completed his post-graduation Diploma in Ag. Economics from University of Oxford, 1964-1965 and also did his Ph.D in Ag. Economics from Texas A & M University of U.S.A. in 1966-1970 Dr. M. Fazlul Haque began his career as an Assistant Professor of Ag. Economics at Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymenshingh (August 1965-December 1972) and also worked there as Associate Professor till December 1973. He was a post Doctoral Research Fellow (Nuffield), University of London from January 1974 to November 1974 and later joined with TRANSPERAK DEVELOPMENT PROJECT, MALAYSIA as consultant where he worked from November 1974 to January 1976. He also worked as visiting Lecturer in University of Agriculture, Malaysia (February-1979 to July 1979), Visiting Professor of Agricultural Economics SEARCH/University of the Philipines at Los Banos (July 1979 to March 1978). Then he joined with KORPORASI PEMBAGUNAN DESA, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia as Chief, Planning Division where he worked around one year till March, 1979. Dr. Fazlul Haque also carried out his responsibility as Regional Planner of Asia Development Bank, TRENGGANU TENGAH DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, Malaysia from April 1979 to March 1980. He worked as General Manager of SABAH HOLDINGS CORPORATION SDN BDH, Sabah Malaysia till December 1981 and as Executive Director of JASAMU DEVELOPMENT SDN BDH, Malaysia from January 1983 to December 1984. Then he came back from Malaysia and engaged himself with business activities and established many business organizations so far.

Dr. M. Fazlul Haque did many research works such as “An Economic Analysis of leasing Arrangements in a Major Rice Producing Area of Texas” an unpublished Ph.D Dissertation, 1970, “Cost-return Analysis of Aus production in Muktagacha, Mymenshing” FM-6 Bureau of Ag. Econ, & Soc Research, Bangladesh Agr. University, May 1972 “An Economic Analysis of Shallow Irrigation in Bogra, Bangladesh”, “An Economic Analysis of Low lift Pump Irrigation in a selected Area of Jessore, “An Economic Evaluation of Thakurgaon Deep Tubewell Project “an unpublished research Report, “An Economic Analysis of small scale Irrigation projects in Bangladesh, Review article, “Impact of Community Water Supply” Published in Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics, May 1974. A comparative Analysis of Small scale Irrigation System in Bangladesh, January 1975 and “An Economic Analysis of Sustenance and commercial Fishing in W. Visayas, Paper Presented at second Binnial Meeting of the Agricultural Economics Society of South East Asia held at SEAFDEC, Tengabauan, Philippines, 3-6 November 1977. As part of his professional activities Dr. Fazlul Haque participated in the Annual Conference of American and Canadian Ag. Economics Association held at Guelph, Canada, 1967, All Paksistan Science Conference held at Pedhwar in September, 1970, Annual conference of Indian Ag. Economics Society held at Kanpur in 1972, Second Biennial Conference of Agricultural Economics Society of South East Asia, held at Philippines, November 1977 and Regional Conference on Agriculture Sector Analysis held at Cabu, Philippines, November 1977. Dr. M. Fazlul Haque is a member of American Agricultural Economics Association, The Agricultural Economics Society, Great Britain, Bangladesh Economics Association (Life) and Philippine Agricultural Economics Association (Life). He has other research publications which are Economic Analysis of Sustenance Tishing in Western. Visayas, Economic Analysis of commercial Fishing, Economics of Aqua Culture, Economic potentials of Rural Industries in Western Visayas and Sugarcane Production in Western Visayas, an Economic Profile. He was an Executive committee Member, Rajshahi College Union, 1955-56, Social & Entertainment Secretary, DUCSU, 1959-60, Cultural Secretary, Pakistan Youth Federation, London, 1962-62 and President, Oxford University Pakistan Society, 1964-65. Apart from this Dr. M. Fazlul Haque is involved with may socio-cultural activities and contributing significantly for the wellbeing of the common people as part of his social commitment. Besides building College, University and other educational institutions, he is related with various socio-cultural activities. Dr. M. Fazlul Haque is an Editor and Publisher of a Weekly ‘Palashey’ and alongside this he also writes articles on various issues such as education, current economy in dailies, weeklies and fortnightlies. His business had him travel to many countries of the world. He has been venerated by different socio-cultural organizations as he contributed enormously to the society as well as our overall economy.

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