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Faculty of Biological Science, University of Dhaka

The Faculty of Biological Science was established on 1 January 1974. Previously the departments of this faculty was associated with the Faculty of Science.

Initially this faculty consisted of the Departments of Soil Science (presently Soil, Water and Environment), Botany, Zoology, Biochemistry (presently Biochemistry and Molecular Biology), and Psychology. Later Department of Microbiology (1979), Department of Clinical Psychology (1997), Department of Aquaculture and Fisheries (1997) (presently Department of Fisheries) and Department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (2000) became members of this Faculty when those departments were established.

The Faculty publishes the Dhaka University Journal of Biological Sciences.

Current dean of this faculty is Professor M. Anwar Hossain.

Deans of the Faculty of Biological Science

  1. National Professor A.K.M. Nurul Islam, Department of Botany (1974-1977)
  2. Professor Aminul Islam, Department of Soil, Water and Environment (1977-1981)
  3. Professor A. Q. M. B. Karim (Acting), Department of Soil, Water and Environment (1978-1978)
  4. Professor Abdul Mannan,Department of Pharmacy (1981-1983)
  5. Professor Aminul Islam, Department of Soil, Water and Environment (1983-1985)
  6. Professor M. Nurul Haque Khan (Acting), Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (1984-1984)
  7. Professor Kazi Zaker Husain, Department of Zoology (1985-1987)
  8. Professor Aminul Islam, Department of Soil, Water and Environment (1987-1989)
  9. Professor Iajuddin Ahmed, Department of Soil, Water and Environment (1989-1991)
  10. Professor Md. Sultan Hussain (Acting), Department of Soil, Water and Environment (1990-1991)
  11. Professor S.M.A. Faiz, Department of Soil, Water and Environment (1991-1993)
  12. Professor Anwara Begum (Acting), Department of Zoology (1993-1993)
  13. Professor M. Shahadat Ali, Department of Zoology (1993-1995)
  14. Professor Md. Sultan Hussain, Department of Soil, Water and Environment (1995-1997)
  15. Professor A.K.M. Sirajul Islam Khan, Department of Microbiology (1997-1999)
  16. Professor A.Z.M. Nowsher Ali Khan, Department of Botany (1999-2002)
  17. Professor M. A. Bashar, Department of Zoology (2002-2002)
  18. Professor Md. Sultan Hussain (Acting), Department of Soil, Water and Environment (2002-2002)
  19. Professor Syed Saleheen Qadri, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2002-2006)
  20. Professor M. Anwar Hossain, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2006-present)

Courses offered by this faculty

  • BSc (Honours)
  • MSc, MS
  • M.Phil.
  • Ph.D

Notable alumni and faculty

See also

Biological Science of University of Dhaka

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