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Dr. Md. Harun-Ur-Rashid Askari (Pen Name: Rashid Askari), Professor of English, Islamic University, Kushtia, Bangladesh, is currently the Vice Chancellor of Islamic University, Kushtia, Bangladesh. He is also a writer, fictionist, columnist, literary critic, socio-political commentator and Quality Assurance specialist. Had been the Professor and Head of the Department of English at King Khalid University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for about five years (2008-2013); the Chair, Department of English, Islamic University, Kushtia from 2004 to 2007; Student Advisor from 1996 to 1997; and Platoon Under Officer (PUO), BNCC (Bangladesh National Cadet Corps) from 1995 to 2008; the Director, Institutional Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) at Islamic University, Kushtia from 2014 to 2016. Among his books Postmodern Literary and Critical Theories (Dhaka-2002), Indo-English Literature and Others (Dhaka-1996), The Wounded Land, (Dhaka-2011) and Nineteen seventy one and other stories,( Dhaka-2012) deserve special mention. Edited English Writings of Tagore (3 Volumes) published by Pathak Shamabesh-Dhaka (2012-2013). A regular contributor to a number of newspapers, journals and magazines at home and abroad, wrote more than a hundred columns and articles on a great variety of themes ranging from national to international and colonial to postcolonial. The Sunday Daily Observer column ‘Out of the box’ attracted a large circle of readers. A short story (Nineteen seventy one) has been published in the Journal of Postcolonial Cultures and Societies (JPCS) at Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, USA. CLRI (Contemporary Literary Review: India) has published three stories (Lottery, Locked-in Syndrome and Jihad) that have earned him much literary acclaim. “A BRIEF HISTORY OF BANGLADESHI WRITING IN ENGLISH” published in THE MISSING SLATE helps situate the issue on the international stage.

Professor Dr. Md. Harun-Ur-Rashid Askari
Professor Dr. Md. Harun-Ur-Rashid Askari


Message From Chairman

Food the only thing that necessary for all the living beings including human from his birth to death. Proper nutrition can ensure disease free healthy life. Adequate knowledge about selection of nutritious food, food consumption, food processing and preservation are the perquisite for good health. ‘Food’ the hidden truth of body’s energy may also be injurious to our health when improperly handled or consumed. Thus the knowledge relating to food and nutrition is a crying need for every professionals and every person. A healthy nation can become wealth of a country. Bangladesh is a developing country with 160 million population in 143 thousand square kilometers area, most of them suffering from various nutritional deficiency disorders as well as they are ignorant about nutrition education and food processing and preservation. They do not know what they are eating or what they should eat. Although Bangladesh has food scarcity but the problem can be overcome through proper nutrition education. Malnutrition or any other nutritional deficiency disorder is not only due to the insufficiency of food supply but primarily due to the lack of nutrition education. The frequency of nutritional deficiency disorders (NDD) in this region also remarkable. This can be corrected by giving them proper community nutrition education and diet therapy. Besides various delicious foods can be locally produced that can help our economy by earning foreign currency through exporting. Keeping this view in mind to make nutritionist, food scientist, the Department of Applied Nutrition and Food Technology (ANFT) has been born in Islamic University under the umbrella of faculty of Applied Science and Technology in 1998-1999 academic sessions. Now the seventeenth batch admitted. The department is situated in the first floor of FAST building.


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