About Me

About Me

Prof. Dr. M. Azizur Rahman


1. Mailing Address : House 4, Road 15, Sector 6, Uttara Model Town, Dhaka, Bangladesh;

2. Permanent Address : Village + PO: Bererbari, PS:Dhunot, Dist.: Bogra.

3. Place & Date of Birth : Bogra, Bangladesh; August 7, 1951.

4. Nationality : Bangladeshi

5. Marital Status : Married.

6. Fathers & Mothers Name : Late Alhaj Mubarak Ali & Late Akimunnesa

7. Language Proficiency : English- Excellent Bangla – Mother Tongue.

8. Academic Qualification:

Name of Exam. Year Division Board/University
Ph.D. (Economics) 1988 Vanderbilt University,USA
MA (Economcics) 1986 Vanderbilt University, USA
M.Sc. (Agri.Econ.) 1973 2nd Class Bangladesh Agriculture University
B.Sc. (Hons) Agri. Econ 1972 1st Class 1st Bangladesh Agriculture University
H.S.C. 1969 1st Division Bangladesh Agriculture University
S.S.C. 1967 2nd Division Rajshahi Board


9. Major Subjects Studied: Micro & Macro-economic Theory, Money & Banking and Development Economics, at M.A & Ph.D. Level at Vanderbilt University.

10. Computer Literacy :
 Microsoft Word, Excel, FoxPro, Dos & Windows

11. Professional Training :

a. March 15-27,1992 Course on Instruction in Project Implementation (PI-Course).

b. 1982 Graduate Program in Economic Development (GPED), VU-US.

c. 1980 Economic Analytical Tools at the Economics Institute Program held at the University of Colorado, Boulder, USA.

d. 1978 Training Program in Rural Development Project Course conducted by Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS)

e. 1977 Probationary Officers’ Training Course Conducted by the Sonali Bank Training Institute.

12. a. Teaching & Research Experiences : 30 years (as mentioned below)

1980-1985 Teaching at Vanderbilt University, USA

1986-1988 Teaching at Owen Graduate School of Management, USA.

1996-1999 Associate Professor & Principal at “Institute of Management and Information Technology” (IMIT) under National

2000-2001 Professor & Principal at “Institute of Management and Information Technology” (IMIT) under National University.

2001-2002 Professor and Project Director, Uttara University

2003- to 19 April,06 Vice Chancellor (Designate), Uttara University.

20 April,06 -to date Vice Chancellor, Uttara University


12.b. Research :

Research Publication : 300

12.b.1 M.A. (Econ.) and Ph.D Research :
Nine (9) years, during 1980-1988 at Vanderbilt University in the field of Human research development.

12.b.2 Economic Research Development:

Nine (9) years, Research experience during 1989-1997 at the United States Agency for International Development ((USAID) after Ph.D.

12.b.3. Research at IPR : Nine (9) years during 2002-2010 at the Institute of Policy Research (IPR). under Uttara University.

13. Professional Experiences :

In addition to his job at IMIT as Associate Professor and Principal, and among the other professional activities, he serves as the Managing Director of Development Assistance and Trading (DAT) Limited and as the Founder Chairman of DAR Trust to help build social work organizations including six higher education institutions under National University in the private sector to produce skilled and competent graduates in education, physical education, business education and information technology.
1989 to 1995 U.S. AID Project Management Specialist.

Basic Functions
Served as a Principal Foreign Service National Adviser/ consultant to the Foreign AID/Dhaka on U.S AID’s private sector program in Bangladesh. He used to be the president of the combined association of Foreign Service Nationals (FSN) Employees at USAID.

Leads and liaises the international and national team member(s) of selected USAID projects, principal contractors (s), grantee (s) and key level Government official (s)

Responsible for participation in overall management of three selected USAID/Dhaka projects cutting across the Government’s private, public and economic sectors including:

(1) Financial Sector Reform Program-TA (FSRP-TA) ($19.4. Million) Project;

(2) the International Executive Service Corps/ Bangladesh (IESC/B) ($950,000) Project; and

(3) the Industrial Strategy Studies (ISS) ($312,000) project. Used to be a Manager of three other completed AID projects,

(1) Rural Finance (REP) ($75 Million) Project; (2) the Bangladesh Business Council (B-USBC) ($1.4 Million) Project; and (3) the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) ($272,000) Project.

Reviews the above projects’ overall progress, monitors and evaluates their achievement; and makes recommendations to the AID Mission on necessary changes to implement and increase the effectiveness of projects.

1978 to 1979 Economist in the field of Agricultural Economics Research, Bangladesh (BRRI).

1977 Economist, Sonali Bank (the largest Nationalized Commercial Bank (NCB).

1976 Consultant, Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB)

14. Publications :

i. “Selectivity Bias and Decomposition of Women’s Earnings”, Bangladesh Journal of Public Administration (BJPA), Volume IV, Number 1, January 1990

ii. “Self-selection and Earnings: A Cross Section Analysis of U.S. Immigrants”, The Bangladesh Development Studies (BDS), Volume XIX, December, 1991, Number 4

iii. “Ancestral Characteristics and Poverty”, Bangladesh Journal of Public Administration (BJPA), 1992.

iv. “Human Capital Analysis”, a book was accepted by the Peterlang publishing Co., Frankfurt/German for publication, 1992.

v. Immigrants’ Poverty and Affluence – presented to the Meetings of the Allied Social Sciences (AEA, AIES,–), Chicago, USA, 28 December, 1987; (source: AIES)

vi. An Economic Model of Agricultural Price Distortion Effects, 1984.

vii. National Economic Development Policy Documents. This has received positive comments and recommendations from Foreign Embassy and is submitted to the Office of the Honorable Prime Minister-2002.


15. Fields of Interest : Research on policy oriented human development resources projects.

16. Scholarship & Awards :

a. On the auspicious occasion of the last Victory Day a celebration ceremony was arranged, when Dr. Rahman, an educationist and economist was honored for his contribution in social activities.

b. As an educationist and economist, Dr. Rahman was awarded a “Padak” as declared by the Honorable Information Minister, Government of Bangladesh.

c. Awarded Ph.D. Scholarship during Eighties to go for higher studies in the USA.

d. Received a Cash Performance Award in recognition of sustained high level performance of official duties (1991) at USAID.

e. Received Ph. D. Dissertation Award (1986) at Vanderbilt University, USA.

f. Received Award for standing first in the first class in Honors Examination (1973) at BAD in Bangladesh.