Emajuddin Ahamed (15 December 1933 – 17 July 2020) was a Bangladeshi political scientist, author and educationist. He served as the 21st vice-chancellor of the University of Dhaka during 1992–1996. He was awarded Ekushey Padak in 1992 by the Government of Bangladesh in the education category.
1 Early life and education
3 Personal life
5 External links
Early life and education
Ahamed was born in Malda district in West Bengal in British India. He later moved to Chapai Nawabganj District in Bangladesh with his family. Ahamed received his early education in Rajshahi. He got his bachelor's degree from Rajshahi College. He then joined the civil service as a lecturer of government college. He became the principal of the college. In the mid 1970s he was granted a scholarship by the Queen's University in Ontario, Canada. He received a PhD for his research in political science.
Upon returning to Bangladesh, Ahamed joined the University of Dhaka as a senior lecturer of the Department of Political Science. He later became a professor. He started writing about his research and reviews of the general politics of the country. He wrote numerous books on national politics.
He served two terms as the pro-vice chancellor before becoming the vice chancellor of Dhaka University in 1992. He retired in 1996. He became the vice-chancellor of the University of Development Alternative in 2002. He also works with the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
Ahamed was awarded the Ekushey Padak in 1992 for his contribution to education.
Ahamed is married to Selima Ahamed. They have five children, named Dr.Dilruba Showkat Ara Yasmeen (gyneochologist), Prof. Dr.Dil Rowshan Zinnat Ara Nazneen (professor and political scientist) , Zia hassan (joint secretary and engineer), Dil Afroz Rownak Ara Tanjeem (Late) and Dr.Tanwir Iqbal (palmonologist) . They also have eleven grand children- two of them are Lecturers in the Universities as well. Dr.Tarnima Warda Andalib and Bushra Mahzabeen, one grandchildren is a Dentist , Dr. Nusrat Anik Afsana, counselling psychologist, Farhana Tabassum. Other grandchildren named Ahamed Naveed Hassan, Tasnia Tarannum, Ahamed Najeeb Rahman, Nuzhat Atiqa Nafees and Shafqat Aurin are in the corporate world. Ahamed Raffey Iqbal is the grandson who has been awarded the highest dean's award for holding top position in the O-levels.
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