Prof Afzal gets UGC Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib fellowship-2021

Publish: 8:11 PM, August 4, 2021 | Update: 8:11:PM, August 4, 2021

DHAKA, – Hajee Danesh University of Science and Technology former Vice-Chancellor and researcher Prof Md Afzal Hossain got the ‘UGC Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Fellowship-2021”.

A committee headed by University Grants Commission (UGC) Chairman Prof Dr Kazi Shahidullah on Wednesday nominated the researcher Prof Afzal for the fellowship, said a press release.

The commission launched the ‘UGC Bangabandhu Fellowship-2021’ to commemorate the contribution of the Father of the Nation in the higher education of the country.

Earlier, candidates were asked to apply for the fellowship in the fields of arts and humanities, business, education and law, social sciences, science and technology.

A total of nine researchers of the country applied for the fellowship.

Scrutinizing the applications of the nine researchers, the committee selected Prof Afzal Hossain for his research proposal titled “Exploring the potential of seaweeds for promoting the blue economy of Bangladesh”.