Emajuddin Ahamed

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Emajuddin Ahamed
Emajuddin ahamed.jpg
Vice-Chancellor of University of Development Alternative
Assumed office
Vice-Chancellor of University of Dhaka
In office
1 November 1992 – 31 August 1996
Preceded by M. Maniruzzaman Miah
Succeeded by Shahid Uddin Ahmad
Personal details
Born (1933-12-15) 15 December 1933 (age 83)
Malda district, West Bengal, British India (now India)
Spouse(s) Selima Ahamed
Alma mater
Profession Educationist

Emajuddin Ahamed (born 15 December 1933) is a political scientist, author and educationist of Bangladesh. He served as the vice-chancellor of the University of Dhaka from 1992 to 1996.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

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.[2] He also works with the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.[3]

Ahamed was awarded the Ekushey Padak in 1992 for his contribution to education.

Personal life[edit]

Ahamed is married to Selima Ahamed. They have five children.


  1. ^ "Office of the Vice Chancellor". University of Dhaka. Archived from the original on 2015-03-11. Retrieved 11 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "UODA accolades Prof Dr Rahmatullah". banglanews24.com. 13 March 2014. Archived from the original on 2015-07-06. 
  3. ^ ""Banglapedia-CD"". United News of Bangladesh (UNB). 11 February 2004 – via Infotrac Newsstand. (subscription required (help)). President of the [Asian] Society [of Bangladesh] Prof Emajuddin Ahamed will inaugurate the show 

External links[edit]