|Professor Dr. Jiban Krishna Saha|
|Professor and Chairman|
|PhD & M.Sc. in Agricultural Economics (Finance), BAU, B.Sc. in Agricultural Economics (Honours), BAU|
Professor Dr. Jiban Krishna Saha is senior most economists under the Department of Agricultural Finance and Banking in the faculty of Agricultural Economics and Business Studies, Sylhet Agricultural University. He was born on March 31, 1956 in Narail district of Bangladesh. He obtained Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics (Honours) and Master of Science in Agricultural Economics (Agricultural Finance) from Bangladesh Agricultural University in 1981 and 1983 respectively. He obtained PhD in Agricultural Economics (Agricultural Finance from the same university in 2005. He started his professional career as a Scientific Officer in the Bangladesh Jute Research Institute (BJRI) from 02- 08-1983 to 30-09-1986. After successfully servicing at BJRI then he joined in Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI) as a Scientific Officer from 01-10-1986 to 30-09-1991. After successfully finishing 05 years as a Scientific Officer at BARI and then he joined in Bangladesh Tea Research Institute (BTRI) as Senior Scientific Officer. In 2002 he was promoted as Principal Scientific Officer & Head in BTRI. He participated on several training workshop home and abroad. He was guest Lecturer as a Tea Economist at Shahajalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet from 01-06-2010 to 01-06-2011. He was also Resource personnel on Tea Economics and Statistics at Management Training Centre (MTC), Project Development Unit (PDU), Bangladesh Tea Board, Srimangal, Maulvibazar from 01-10-1991 to 10-.10.-2002. After 28 years successful professional research in BJRI, BARI and BTRI, Dr. Shah switched over to the teaching profession and joined as Professor at the Department of Agricultural Finance and Banking in Sylhet Agricultural University in 2011. He was Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural Economics and Business Studies for 02 years. He also availed different Administrative positions like Director (F & A), Director (Transport), Syndicate Member, Vice-Chancellor (in Charge) at Sylhet Agricultural University. Dr. Shah was the elected President, Democratic Teachers Association (An Awami League based teachers' organization at SAU) at Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet. He is a member of Bangladesh Agricultural Economic Association, Bangladesh, member of Krishibid (Agriculturist) Institution Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh. His has 29 years of research experience and his research interests are in the general area of Tea Economics, Agricultural Economics, Rural Development, Social Economics, Farm Level Economics and Financial Management. His more than 48 articles and 15 reports have already been published in different national and international journals. He is also co-authored one book titled “Bangladesh Khudra Parzaiya Cha Chas Nirdashika”. He has supervised or co-supervised a total of 23 MS Student. He is currently the acting Chairman of the Department of Agricultural Finance and Banking, Faculty of Agricultural Economics and Business Studies, Sylhet Agricultural University since August 16, 2011.