It is a great pleasure for me to be the Vice-Chancellor of Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University (SAU), Dhaka. The bucolic serene green campus is located in the heart of the gleeful Dhaka city. Over the last 77 years, it has transformed into a public university with three faculties and produced more than 14000 agricultural graduates those have founded the firm base of agriculture of the nation.
The mission of Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University is based upon the firm belief that agricultural education, particularly higher education provides a critical pathway to leadership development in academic and research fields as well as in achieving sustainable agricultural development, socio-economic progress of the country.
Presently, SAU is offering undergraduate and postgraduate programs through a course credit system with the aim to producing researchers, academicians and field level extension specialists in the field of Agriculture to deal with the issues like food production, poverty and hunger alleviation, food security, Protein Energy Malnutrition (PEM), Micro-Nutrient Deficiency (MND) etc. About 322 highly qualified faculty members are shouldering the academic responsibility as well as other research activities of the university. New technologies are being developed by potential research through Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University Research System (SAURES) while the Outreach program is set to transfer the newly developed technologies to the farmer’s field for increasing agricultural productivity.
Professor Dr. Md. Shahidur Rashid Bhuiyan
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