Professor Dr. Mitu Chowdhury
Professor Dr. Mitu Chowdhury
Professor and Chairman
BSS (Honors), MSS (Sociology), PhD (CU)
01716957319
mchowdury.ard@sau.ac.bd
mitu_bs@yahoo.com

Dr. Mitu Chowdhury was born on 7th July, 1969 in Chittagong, Bangladesh. He obtained B.S.S (Hons.) and M.S.S in Sociology from University of Chittagong, Bangladesh in 1993 and 1995 respectively. He also received his M.Phill (coursework) and PhD in Sociology from the same university in 2008 and 2015 respectively.

He is now working as a Professor, at the Department of Rural Sociology and Development, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet-3100, Bangladesh. He has been serving as the Chairman of the Department since August 2011. He served as the Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural Economics and Business Studies, Sylhet Agricultural University, Bangladesh from September 2015 to September 2017 and Proctor from 2014-2015.

In addition, he has been serving as the the Director of the Students Counseling and Guidance, Sylhet Agricultural University since 15 September 2019.

Professor Chowdhury’s research focuses on the Research Methodology, Rural and Urban Sociology, Urban and Industrial Sociology, Sociology of Comparative Social Structure and Development, Social Demography, Criminology. His more than 22 articles have already been published in different national and international journals. He has also participated in several conferences and seminars. He is concurrently associated with multiple professional organizations and societies as well.

Professor Chowdhury was awarded Sir Jagadis Chandra Bashu Smriti Sammanana, Shere-E-Bangla Samajik Sangskritik Foundation award and Shere-E-Bangla A.K. Fazlul Haque Gobeshana Parishad award for his outstanding contribution in education sector.

Publication Profile:
  • Total published journal : 20
  • Paper published in international journal : 09
  • Paper published in national journal : 11
  • Principle author : 07
  • Co-author : 13
Peer Reviewed Selected Articles:
  • Farjana Eleen, Md. Abdul Ahad, and Mitu Chowdhury (2018). “Hazardous Working Condition and Employers Perception Regarding Child Laborer: A Study at Sylhet city Corporation of Bangladesh. South Asian Journal of Social Studies and Economics, V. 2(1), PP 1-7.
  • Nibedita Chowdhury, Dr. Mitu Chowdhury, Md. Abdul Ahad, Dr. Indrajit Kundu and Tamanna Islam. 2018. Health and hygiene Condition of Female Tea Workers: A Study in Three Tea Gardens of Sylhet District. Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics & Sociology. Volume-26 Issue-1, 1-9.
  • Tamanna Islam, Md. Abdul Ahad, Dr. Mitu Chowdhury and Tanvir Ahmed. 2018. Role of Women in Remittance-earning Households: Evidence from Sylhet City, Bangladesh. Asian Research Journal of Arts & Social Sciences. Volume-5 Issue-2, 1-7.
  • Md. Abdul Ahad, Dr. Mitu Chowdhury, Md. Badrul Islam and Md. Fakhrul Alam, 2017, Socioeconomic Status of Young Drug Addicts in Sylhet City, Bangladesh, Journal Of Humanities And Social Science (IOSR-JHSS), Volume 22, Issue 6, Ver. 2, ISSN: 2279-0845 (print) , pp 84 – 91.
  • Md. Abdul Ahad, Dr. Mitu Chowdhury, Dr. Indrajit Kundu, Nishith Jahan Tanny and Dr. M. Wakilur Rahman, 2017, Causes of Drug Addiction among Youth in Sylhet City of Bangladesh. Journal Of Humanities And Social Science (IOSR-JHSS), Volume 22, Issue 5, Ver. 7, ISSN: 2279-0845 (print) , pp 27 – 31.
  • Tanwne Sarker, Rana Roy, Mitu Chowdhury, Rupa Sarker and Khadeza Yasmin, 2016 Education and Health Status of Child Beggars in Sylhet City, Bangladesh. American Journal of Social Science, Volume 4(5): 58-66, ISSN: 2381-599X (print), ISSN: 2381-6007 (online).
  • Tanwne Sarker, Rana Roy, Mitu Chowdhury and Rakibal Hasan, 2016, SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS OF CHILD BEGAGARS IN SYLHET CITY, BANGLADESH. International Journal of information Research and Review (IJIRR), Vol. 03, Issue, 08, pp. 2695-2700.
  • Mitu Chowdhury, Meer Abu Saleh Shumsuddin, 2012, Indigenous Society of ‘Chak’ community: A Anthropological review (Bengali Version), Journal of Samaj Nirykhon. 53(122): 28-45.
  • Mitu Chowdhury, Meer Abu Saleh Shumsuddin, 2011, A Anthropological Study of Indigenous Mro Society (Bengali Version), Journal of Samaj Nirykhon. 53(117): 48-62.
  • Mitu Chowdhury, 2010, A Sociological Analysis of Suicide in Bangladesh (Bengali Version). Journal of Unnayan Bitorka, Bangladesh Unnayan Parishad. 29(3): 83-88.
  • Mitu Chowdhury, 2010, Agricultural Development and agricultural loan management in Bangladesh: Review (Bengali Version), Journal of Unnayan Bitorka, Bangladesh Unnayan Parishad. 29(1): 69-80.
  • Sumitra Sen, Mitu Chowdhury, 2010, The role of Bangladesh Krishi Bank in agricultural loan management - Field level Experience (Bengali Version), Journal of Samaj Nirykhon. 53(112): 38-58.
  • Mitu Chowdhury, 2009, Cultural Life of Manipuries : A Sociological Review (Bengali Version), Journal of Samaj Nirykhon. 53(111):101-109.
  • A.K. Saha, G.N. Adhikary, M Chowdhury, S. Saha, S.A. Aziz. 2009, The Effect of Maize as a concentrate feed on Milk Production, Journal of G-Science Implementation and Publication. 5(5): 45-48
  • A.K. Saha, G.N. Adhikary, M Chowdhury, S. Saha, S.A. Aziz. 2009, Seasonal Effect on Milk Production in Government District Dairy Farm at Sylhet in Bangladesh, Journal of G-Science Implementation and Publication. 5(4): 49-62.
  • G.N. Adhikary, A.K. Saha, M Chowdhury, M.M. Islam, M.E. Haque. 2009, Women Participation in Sheep Rearing at Char Areas of Bangladesh, Journal of G-Science Implementation and Publication. 5(4): 47-51.
  • G.N. Adhikary, K.M. Islam, M Chowdhury, S. Talukder, M. Hasan. 2009, Incidence of Various Diseases and Disorders of Cattle Encountered In a Selected Upazilla Veterinary Hospital in Bangladesh, Journal of Animal and Fisheries Science. 2(1): 126-129.
  • S.S. Chanda, M Chowdhury, M. Mitra, M.N. Haque and R. Amin. 2007, Socio-Economic characteristics of the Bedey Community of Bangladesh, Journal of Socio Economic Research & Development. 4(6): 224-228.
  • M. Jabangir, M Chowdhury, 2005, Socio Economic Conditions of Slum Dwellers: A Case Study in Chittagong, Bangladesh. Journal of South Asian Studies, 20(1): 41-46.
  • B.C. Das, S. Habib, M Chowdhury, M.I. Hossain & M. H. Islam. 2002, Qualitative changes of Frozen Bull semen under Field conditions in Bangladesh, Journal of Biological Sciences. 5(4): 481-4
Research Interests:
  • Research Methodology
  • Rural and Urban Sociology
  • Urban and Industrial Sociology
  • Sociology of Comparative Social Structure and Development
  • Social Demography
  • Criminology
Research Support:
  • Expert Member of Selection Committee for Lecturer and Assistant Professor in the Department of Rural Sociology and Development, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet from July 2015 to June 2017.
  • Expert Member of Selection Committee for Associate Professor and Professor in the Department of Rural Sociology and Development, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet from January 2016 to January 2018.
  • Supervised 11 MS Thesis students and currently supervising 07 MS thesis students and Co-supervising 01 MS thesis students
  • Thesis evaluator of Department of Finance and Banking (03).
Academic Degrees and Qualification:
  • Ph.D. in Sociology (2015),University of Chittagong, Bangladesh
  • M.Phill. in Sociology (2008), University of Chittagong, Bangladesh
  • M.S.S in Sociology (1995), University of Chittagong, Bangladesh
  • B.S.S (Hons.) in Sociology (1993), University of Chittagong, Bangladesh
Positions and Affiliations:
  • Professor (December 2013 to -), Sylhet Agricultural University, Bangladesh
  • Associate Professor(September 2009 to December 2013), Sylhet Agricultural University, Bangladesh
  • Assistant Professor (November 2006 to August 2009), Sylhet Agricultural University, Bangladesh
  • Assistant Professor (June 2004 to November 2006), Sylhet Government Veterinary College, Bangladesh
  • Lecturer (March 1997 to June 2004), Sylhet Government Veterinary College, Bangladesh
  • Lecturer (December 1996 to March 1997), Chittagong Government Veterinary College, Bangladesh
Other Academic, Administrative and Scientific Research Involvements:
  • Dean (September 2015 to September 2017), Faculty of Agricultural Economics & Business Studies, Sylhet Agricultural University, Bangladesh
  • Chairman (November 2011 to Till date), Department of Rural Sociology and Development, Sylhet Agricultural University, Bangladesh
  • Syndicate Member (January 2017 to September 2017), Sylhet Agricultural University, Bangladesh
  • Chairman (November 2018 to Till date), Security Committee, Sylhet Agricultural University, Bangladesh
  • Proctor (May 2014 to April 2015), Sylhet Agricultural University, Bangladesh
  • Physical Instructor (May 2003 to July 2004), Sylhet Government Veterinary College, Bangladesh
  • Assistant Hostel Super [Male] (February 2002 to November 2003), Sylhet Government Veterinary College, Bangladesh
  • Member, Research Advisory Committee (RAC), SAURES, Sylhet Agricultural University, June 2016 to November, 2018.
  • Member, Ethical Committee, Sylhet Agricultural University, December 2015 to till date.
Awards and Recognitions:
  • Sir Jagadis Chandra Bashu Smriti Sommanona in August, 2018 for outstanding contribution on education sector.
  • Shere-E-Bangla Samajik sangskritik Foundation award in September, 2017 for outstanding contribution in education sector.
  • Shere-E-Bangla A K Fazlul Haque Gobeshona Parishad Award in February, 2017 for outstanding contribution in education sector.
Other Social and Cultural Organization Involvement:
  • Member of Executive Committee, Teacher’s Council-2018, Sylhet Agricultural University.
  • Vice-President, Bangabandhu Foundation, Sylhet Agricultural University, November, 2018 to till date.
  • Member of Executive Committee, Democratic Teacher’s Council, Sylhet Agricultural University, 2017.
  • President, Faculty of Agricultural Economics and Business Studies Students Association, Sylhet Agricultural University, September, 2015 to September, 2017.
  • Chief Advisor, Krishnachura Sanskritik Songho, Sylhet Agricultural University, 2014 to till date.
  • Member of Executive Committee, Democratic Teacher’s Council, Sylhet Agricultural University, 2014.
  • Member of Executive Committee, Democratic Teacher’s Council, Sylhet Agricultural University, 2012.
  • Founder Member, Democratic Teacher’s Council, Sylhet Agricultural University, 2008.
  • Joint Convenor, Bangladesh Awami Juboleague, Shakpura ‘B ward’ Union, Boalkhali, Chittagong, 1996.
  • Advisor, Bangabandhu Council, Shakpura Union, Boalkhali, Chittagong, 1995.
  • Elected Annual Secretary, Central Student Union, Hulain Saleha Noor College, Potiya, Chittagong, 1986.
Attended Conferences and Workshops:
  • Seminar Name : Invitation to Roundtable Discussion on “Industry Meets Academia” Date: June 07/2015 (Sunday) Venue: Auditorium, BRAC Centre Inn, 75 Mohakhali, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Seminar Name : “Research Proposal” Date: August 31/2016 (Wedenes), organized by, HEQEP, CP#3621, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet.
  • Workshop on “Multivariate Data Analysis using SPSS” organized by, HEQEP, CP#3621, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet.
  • Workshop on “The Essential Electronic Agricultural Library” organized by, TEEAL Project, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet
Training:
  • Technical Training on “Project Cycle & Financial Management” organized by, HEQEP, CP#3621, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet.
  • Technical Training on “Research Methodology” organized by, HEQEP, CP#3621, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet.