Abdul Karim (soil scientist)

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Abdul Karim
Born c. 1922
Comilla District, East Bengal, British India (now Bangladesh)
Died (1973-12-22)December 22, 1973
Education PhD (Soil Science)
Alma mater Dhaka College
University of Dhaka
University of Adelaide
Organization Bangladesh Agricultural University

Abdul Karim (c. 1922 – December 22, 1973) was a widely published Bangladeshi soil scientist.[1]

Education and career[edit]

Karim passed the matriculation examination in 1939 from Homna High School and Higher Secondary School Certificate examination in 1942 from Dhaka College. He obtained BS and MS degrees in Chemistry from University of Dhaka in 1945 and 1946 respectively. He lectured in this field at the same university. A UNESCO fellowship enabled him to obtain a PhD in soil science at the University of Adelaide. After receiving a doctorate there in 1951 he returned to Dhaka University's newly formed Department of Soil Science, becoming department head in 1963.

He was the first head of the Agricultural Chemistry Department at the Bangladesh Agricultural University. He also served as Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture.

Karim worked in the fields of bio gas technology, new sources for edible oils and new techniques for glass production.


  • President's Gold medal (posthumous) in 1980[1]


  1. ^ a b Tanjina Khan Munni. "Karim, Abdul on Banglapedia". Banglapedia. Retrieved February 21, 2015.