|Professor Dr. Nirmal Chandra Roy|
|Professor and Chairman|
|B.Sc. Fisheries (Honours), M.Sc. Fisheries in Aquaculture & Management, PhD in Fisheries (BAU)|
Dr. Nirmal Chandra Roy was born in 1965 at Nilphamari, Bangladesh. He passed SSC from Matukpur High School, Domar in 1981, and HSC from Carmichael Collage, Rangpur in 1983 with first divisions. He achieved the BSc Fisheries (Hons) degree in 1988 (Exam held in 1991) and MSc in Aquaculture & Management in 1989 (held in 1995) from BAU, Mymensingh securing 1st class 4th and 1st class 1st position, respectively. He obtained PhD from BAU under DANIDA funded ENRECA Fellowship program in 2006. Dr. Roy is a well known Fisheries Scientist in Bangladesh. He was a former Assistant Director of the Department of Fisheries (DoF), Ministry of Fisheries & Livestock. Dr. Roy has earned 27+ years of professional & hands-on experience mostly involved with fisheries research, extension service and development activities. He started his professional life under the Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute (BFRI) and then switched to the Department of Fisheries (DoF), MoFL. After 21 years serving in BFRI & DoF, Dr. Roy switched to the teaching profession and joined as Associate Professor at the Department of Fish Biology & Genetics in Sylhet Agricultural University on 2013. Before joining the university, Dr. Roy was involved in good research truck with the National Agricultural Research System with particular research interest on aquaculture (captive breeding and diversified grow-out production system) and executed various fisheries development & extension project under DoF, MoFL. His research interests are fish breeding of endangered species, fish genetic and stock improvement, fish biodiversity and conservation. He joined a series of continuing professional development training in the field of fisheries sciences, offered by reputed institutes including AIT, UPM and UTM. He is well experience working with all levels of stakeholder in farming system research and technology dissemination. He has published 35 research articles in international and national peer reviewed journals, 30 popular articles and two books. Dr. Roy has conducted various research projects funded by different organization and worked as Principal Investigator. He possesses different positions such as Life Member, President, Secretary and Member in different Scientific and Social Organizations. Dr. Roy has worked and been working as an Editorial Board member and also as a reviewer of a number of journals and periodicals. At present, he is working as a Professor at the Department of Fish Biology and Genetics.