Dr Lutful Hassan, a professor of Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding at Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU), has been appointed the vice-chancellor (VC) of the university for a four-year term, according to a gazette notification issued by the education ministry yesterday.
Dr Hassan was appointed BAU VC as the tenure of Prof Dr Md Ali Akbar expired on May 23. Dr Hassan, an internationally reputed scientist, is the 24th VC of the university.
He did his BSc in agriculture in 1996 and MSc in genetics and plant breeding in 1997. He joined as a teacher at BAU in 1981.
He completed his PhD from University of Wales in the United Kingdom in 1989, and also did post doctoral researches under fellowships from UK, Japan, Germany and USA.