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Faculty Agriculture Agroforestry and Environmental Science Faculty Members Dr. Md. Sharaf Uddin

Dr. Md. Sharaf Uddin


B.Sc.Ag. Hons. (BAU); MS (Hort.), IPSA; MS (PGRCM), UPLB; PhD (Hort.), BSMRAU


Dept. of Agroforestry and Environmental Science


Distinguished Professor Dr. Md. Sharaf Uddin, Department of Agroforestry and Environmental Science, Sylhet Agricultural university comes off a Muslim noble family in the district of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Dr. Sharaf obtained his BSc Ag. (Hos.) from Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU)-1987, MS (Horticulture) from Institute of Postgraduate Studies in Agriculture (IPSA), Bangladesh-1993, MS (Plant Genetic Resources Conservation and Management-PGRCM) from University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), Philippines-2003 and PhD (Horticulture) from Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University, Bangladesh-2009. Before holding the position of professor (October 2017) he hold the position of Associate Professor (October 2013-October 2017) and Chairman (November 2013-November 2017 and November 2019-November 2021), Department of Agroforestry and Environmental Science, Faculty of Agriculture at the same university. Prior to his appointment as Associate Professor at Sylhet Agricultural University, he was Senior Scientist (Horticulture), January 1995-October 2013 at Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI), Consultant at Bangladesh Economic Growth Program Project under the Ministry of Commerce, Bangladesh, and Arboriculturist at Bangladesh Folk Arts and Crafts Foundation. He conducts research related to plant biodiversity conservation and management, horticulture breeding, agroforestry and environmental issues. He is the recipient of the COGENT-SEARCA scholarship and HRC scholarship to pursue his MS (Plant Genetic Resources Conservation and Management) and PhD (Horticulture) degree at the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), Philippines and Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University, Bangladesh. He received award from Director General of BARI for recognition as a good scientist for managing the research farm efficiently. During his service at BARI he was awarded a scholarship under COGENT-SEARCA to pursue his MS in Plant Genetic Resources Conservation and Management under the UPLB, Philippines during October 2000- February 2003. Again he was awarded another scholarship from Horticulture Research Center to pursue his PhD degree at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University during April 2005 to 2009. Dr. Sharaf is a member of Krishibid Institution Bangladesh (KIB), Bangladesh Paribesh Andolon (BAPA), Bangladesh Association for the Advancement of Science (BAAS), Bangladesh Society for Horticultural Science (BSHS), Ecological Society of Bangladesh (ESB). He was also being engaged himself with several national and international organizations like ‘Save the Nature’ and ‘International Students’ Association’ at UPLB during his study at UPLB, Philippines. He has authored or co-authored over 60 technical articles in scientific journals, conference proceedings, books, booklet and leaflets dealing with issues of production, management and breeding of horticultural crop , agronomic practices, agroforestry, environmental issues, plant biodiversity, plant genetic resources conservation and management, tree-crop interaction, climate smart agriculture, entomology. He has supervised as supervisor and co-supervisor more than three dozens of MS students for their thesis research related to Agroforestry, Environmental Science, Entomology, Horticulture, Crop Botany, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Agricultural Finance and Banking. Dr. Sharaf evaluated more than three dozens of MS Thesis related to agroforestry, environmental science, entomology, horticulture, plant pathology of Sylhet Agricultural University and Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University. Besides, he is a reviewer of more than a dozens of national international journal articles. Moreover, He is a member of environmental specialist in different technical committee of different Govt. organizations in Sylhet division like, Sylhet City corporation and Department of Environment under the Sylhet Division. Dr. Sharaf is happily married with Husna Ara Begum (Shirin) and blessed with a daughter Tasfia Tasnim Moon.