Professor Dr. Jiban Krishna Saha
Professor Dr. Jiban Krishna Saha
Professor and Chairman
PhD & M.Sc. in Agricultural Economics (Finance), BAU, B.Sc. in Agricultural Economics (Honours), BAU
01711238408
jksaha.afb@sau.ac.bd
sahasau@yahoo.com

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.

Publication Profile:
  • Number of publications: 48
  • Book and book chapters : 01
Peer Reviewed Selected Articles:
  • Saha, J.K, Subrata Koiry and Tumpa Datta 2019. Technical. Allocative, and Economic Efficiency of Citron ( Jara lebu) Cultivation in some selected areas of Sylhet district in Bangladesh. Journal of Agroecology and Natural Resources Management. 4(4): 42-46.
  • Md. Rashid Ahmed, Jiban Krishna Saha, Md. Shah Alamgir and M. SayeedulHaque. 2017: Channels of Foreign Remittances and their Relative Efficiency in Sylhet Region of Bangladesh. Journal of Economics, Management and Trade, 18 (1): 1-10.
  • Koiry, S.,Saha, J.K., Farid, M.S., Sultana, M.S. and Haque, M.S. (2017). Awareness and Perception of bank Customers towards Green Banking in Sylhet District of Bangladesh. Asian Journal of Economics, Business and Accounting, 5(2), pp.1-12.
  • Saha, J.K, Md. Ismail Hussain, Md. Amir Hossain and AbhijitSaha 2011. Cost of production of green leaf in some selected tea growers of Bangladesh. Planters’ Chronicle. 103 (12):39-29. The United Planters’ Association of Southern India. The Nilgris, Tamilnadu, India.
  • Saha, J.K, and AbhijitSaha 2010. A study on growth analysis of tea and factors contributing to their production during pre and post Bnagladesh Tea Rehabilitation period. Planters’ Chronicle. 106 (7) : 06-21. The United Planters’Association of Southern India. The Nilgris, Tamilnadu, India.
  • Saha, J.K, Md. FerdousAlam and M.M.Rana 2007. Technical, allocative, cost and scale efficiency in the tea cultivation of Bangladesh. Planters’ Chronicle. 103(12):17-29. The United Planters’Association of Southern India. The Nilgris, Tamilnadu, India.
  • Saha J.K, AFM BadrulAlam and M. WahidulHaque 2007.Cost of production of tea in selected areas of Bangladesh.SAARC Journal of Agriculture. 5(1) :23-31. SAARC Agricultural Information Centre, BARC Complex, Council, Farmgate, Dhaka 1215.
  • Saha, J.K, Md. Ferdous Alam and Md. Abul Bashar 2007. Temporal price variability and price cost relationship of Bangladesh Tea. Planters’ Chronicle. 103(4&5): 32-39. The United Planters’Association of Southern IIndia.TheNilgris, Tamilnadu, India.
  • Saha, J.K, Md. Ferdous Alam, Md. Abul Bashar 2006. Growth performance and their decomposition towards tea production in Bangladesh. SAARC Journal of Agriculture.4 :13-19. SAARC Agricultural Information Centre, BARC Complex, Council, Farmgate, Dhaka 1215.
  • Uddin, Md. Jasim, Md. RafiqulHoque, Mainuddin Ahmed and J.K.Saha 2005. Studies on the effect of deficit on the yield of tea. Pakistan Journal of Meteorology. 2(4) : 3-8. Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • Saha, J.K, Md. Ferdous Alam, Md. Abul Bashar 2003. Economics of made tea cultivation in Bangladesh. Two and a Bud. 50(2): 42-49.Tea Research Association. Tocklai Experimental Station, Jorhat 785 008.
  • Saha, J.K.&Q.Ahsan 2001. Application of partial budgeting technique of Lime on mature tea cultivation Two and a Bud. 48 (2):19-21.Tea Research Association. Tocklai Experimental Station, Jorhat 785 008.
  • Ahmed,M., Saha , J.K. and S.U.Gazi 1998. Economics of spraying endosulfan and Synthetic Pyrethroids against tea mosquito Bug (HelopeltistheivoraWaterh). Two and a Bud.
  • Hussain ,M.Shadad, J.K.Saha and A.S.M. AnwarulHuq 1996. Economics of summer groundnut cultivation in selected areas of Bangladesh. Economic Affairs. Quarterly Journal of Economics, India. 41(2) :88-92.
  • Saha, J.K. and S.U.Gazi 1994. Economics of mature tea cultivation under the management of Bangladesh Tea Board. Two and a Bud. 41 (2): 40-43. Tea Research Association. Tocklai Experimental Station, Jorhat 785 008.
  • Saha ,J.K. & S.M.Elias 1993. Economics of turmeric cultivation in some selected areas of Bangladsh. Journal of Plantation Crops. Kerala, India. 21(1 ) : 41- 44
  • Mohammad Ataur Rahman , Shukdeb Paul and Jiban Krishna Saha 2019.Food security and livelihood of tribal people in Bangladesh: The role of microfinance.Fundamental and Applied Agriculture 4(3): 881–889
  • Saha, J.k., D.C. Acharjee and M.M. Rahman 2017. A studu to assess the socio-economic satus of tea workers in selected tea estates of Bangladeh.Journal of Bangladesh Agricultural University.15(2), 297-303
  • Samadder Anusree, Muhammad AtaurRahman and Jiban Krishna saha2017 . An Economic study of Banana production by BKB borrowers in a selected area of Sylhet district in Bangladesh. Fundamental and Applied Agriculture, 2(2) : 256-260.
  • Begum, M.M, J.K.Saha, M.A. Rahman and M. R. Ahmed 2017. An economic study of potato production in selected areas of Sylhet district. Journal of Sylhet Agricultural University. 4(1): 127-134.
  • Islam, Md. Ashraful, Mohammad AtaurRahman and Jiban Krishna 2018. Profitability of banana cultivation under agricultural credit in Narsingdi district of Bangladesh. Funmental and Applied Agriculture ,3(3) : 525-530
  • Saha, J.K, M.M.Hoque and Prianka Roy 2012. Economy of Tea Production in Bangladesh. The Journal of Rural Development.37 (2) :137-176.
  • Saha,J.K, Ashim Kumar Saha, ApuBiswas and SahaAbhijit 2009. Growth performance of World Tea Production. The Journal of Rural Development.36 (2) :129-150.
  • Saha,J.K. & Md. FerdousAlam 2008. Availability, utilization and repayment of tea loan in some selected tea estates of Bangladesh. The Journal of Rural Development.35 (1) :149-61.
  • Saha, J.K, Md. FerdousAlam, Md. Abul Bashar and Md. Jasimuddin 2006. A study to assess the break even yield of tea in some selected tea estates of Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal of Agricultural Research. 31(1) : 507-512.
  • Saha, J. K.,and Mohammad MasudRana 2006. A study to assess the existing hygienic environment surroundings of tea workers in some selected tea estates of Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal of Agricultural Research. 31(1) : 439-447.
  • Saha, J.K. 2004. Socio-economic status of tea workers in some selected tea estates of Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal of Agricultural Research. 29(1) : 419 – 30.
  • Saha, J.K.,Md.Amiruzaman& J.C. SahaChaudhury1996 : A study on post harvest practices on Paddy, Wheat and Pulse crop in selected areas of Gazipur district. Bangladesh Journal of Agricultural Research. 21(1) : 225-231.
  • Gazi , S.U &J.K.Saha1996.Comparative progress of development during pre and post liberation period of Bangladesh Tea Industry.The Bangladesh Journal of Agricultural Economics.14(1 &2) :105-113.
  • Gazi S.U &J.K.Saha 1995. A study to establish a suitable model for crop forecasting of tea in Bangladesh. Tea Journal of Bangladesh. 31(1 & 2) : 29-36
  • Saha, J.K. 1995. Profitability and constraints to ginger cultivation at farm level in selected areas of Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal of Agricultural Research. 20(1): 94-97.
  • Kibria, A.K.M., J.K.Saha and S.U.Gazi 1993. Economic recommendation of potassium fertilizer on mature tea. Tea Journal of Bangladesh. 29(1 & 2) : 34-48.
  • Islam, Md, Nazrul, J.K.Saha and S. M. Elias 1992. Constraints to farm level wheat cultivation in Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal of Agricultural Research. 17(1) :83-88.
  • Saha, J.K., M. A. Matin& M. Ahmed 1992. Growers' economics of amritsagar banana cultivation in selected areas of Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal of Agricultural Research. 17(1) : 37-41.
  • Saha, J.K., M.A. Matin, M. Ahmed and M.Rahman 1992. Farm level economics of Sabri banana cultivation at Jhenaidah district. Bangladesh Journal of Horticulture. 20(1) : 91-94.
  • Rahaman, M.A., J.K. Saha, Q. Ahsan and S.U.Gazi 1991. Economic profitability of lime on mature tea. Tea Journal of Bangladesh. 27(1 & 2):44-48.
  • Saha, J.K.,M.Ahmed,W.A. Zahan and Md.I. Hossain 1991. Economics of Mukhikachu cultivation in Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal of Agricultural Research. 16(1): 57-62.
  • Saha, J.K. and S.M. Elias 1990. Productivity and input use efficiency of onion at farm level in some selected areas of Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal of Agricultural Research. 15(1) :42-46.
  • Ahmed, M. and J.K. Saha 1990. Economic profitability of wheat cultivation in different areas of Bangladesh. The Journal of Rural Development. 20(1) :10-20.
  • Saha J.K., S .M. Elias, Md. Nazrul Islam and M.Ahmed 1989. Economic profitability of onion culltivation in some selected areas of Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal of Agricultural Research. 14(2):117-121.
  • Murshed, M.G., J.K. Saha and M.S.Alam and S.A. Alauddin 1989. Studies on reducing cost of jute cultivation. Bangladesh Journal of Jute and Fibre Research. 14(1&2) : 47-51.
  • Murshed, M.G., J.K.Saha, F.A.HaiderTalukder& M.S. Alam 1989. Agro economic stability in 3 cropped cropping pattern involving bast fibre crops. Bangladesh Journal of Agriculture. 14(4) :299-304.
  • Saha, J.K., S.M. Elias and Md. FerdausAlam 1986. An analysis on the availability, utilization and repayment of jute loan in a selected area of Faridpur district. Bangladesh Journal of Jute and Fibre Research. 11(1&2):39-46.
Books:
  • Alam, AFM, Badrul,Dr.M. Shahiduzaman, Dr.MainulHuq, M.J.Dutta, Dr.MainuddinAhmed, Dr. J.K.Saha and MihirLalSarker 2005.BangladeshaKhudraParzaiya ChaChasNirdashika. Bangladesh Tea research Institute, Srimangal-3210, Maulvibazar.
Research Interests:
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Tea Economics
  • Rural Development
  • Social Economics
  • Farm Level Economics
  • Financial Management
Undergraduate Courses:
  • Money and Banking - AFB-121 (T)
  • Public Finance - AFB -211 (T)
  • Advanced Banking and Insurance - AFB -213 (T)
  • Advanced Banking and Insurance - AFB -214 (P)
  • Agricultural Finance - AFB -221 (T)
  • Agricultural Finance - AFB -222 (P)
  • Land Resource Economics - AFB – 411 (T)
  • Land Resource Economics - AFB – 412 (P)
  • Finance and Management of Tea Industry - AFB -425 (T)
  • Finance and Management of Tea Industry - AFB -426 (P)
Masters Courses:
  • Advanced Financial Management - AFB-501
  • Capital market in agriculture - AFB-503
  • Microfinance management - AFB-505
  • Research Methods and Techniques - AFB-507
  • Rural Credit Project analysis - AFB-513
  • Research work - AFB-506
  • Thesis Defense - AFB-508
  • Thesis Evaluation - AFB-507
Academic Degrees and Qualification:
  • PhD in Agricultural Economics (Agricultural Finance), Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh.
  • MS in Agricultural Economics (Agricultural Finance), Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh.
  • B.Sc. in Agricultural Economics (Honours), Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymennsingh.
Positions and Affiliations:
  • Professor (27-07-2011 to Till date), Department of Agricultural Finance and Banking
  • Principal Scientific Officer & Head (14-10-2002 to 26-07-2011), Bangladesh Tea Research Institute (BTRI)
  • Senior Scientific Officer (01-10-1991 to 13-10.-2002), Bangladesh Tea Research Institute (BTRI)
  • Scientific Officer (01-10-1986 to 30-09-1991), Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI)
  • Scientific Officer (02- 08-1983 to 30-09-1986), Bangladesh Jute Research Institute (BJRI)
Other Academic, Administrative and Scientific Research Involvements:
  • Chairman (16-08-2011 to Till date), Department of Agricultural Finance & Banking.Faculty of Agricultural Economics and Business Studies.Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet.
  • Provost (01-10-2019 to Till date), Suhasini Dash Hall ,SAUsylhet
  • Director Transport, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet.
  • Dean (11-09-2011 to 10-09-2013), Faculty of Agricultural Economics and Business Studies.SylhetAgricultural University, Sylhet
  • Vice-Chancellor (in Charge) (06-04-2013 to 11-04-2013), Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet.
  • Vice-Chancellor (in Charge) (28-06-2017 to 30-06-2017), Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet.
  • Director (03-10-2012 to 18-12-2012), Planning and Development Section, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet.
  • Director (23-10-2011 to 03-12-2011) , Finance and Accounts Section.Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet.
  • Syndicate Member (04-12-2013 to 05-12-2014), SylhetAgricultural University, Sylhet
  • Guest Lecturer as a Tea Economist (01-06-2010 to 01-06-2011), Shahajalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet
  • Resource personnel on Tea Economics and Statistics (01-10-1991 to 10-10-2002), Management Training Centre (MTC), Project Development Unit (PDU), Bangladesh Tea Board, Srimangal, Maulvibazar
Training:
  • Agricultural Project Management(2005), Kothari Agricultural Management Center, Nilgiris, Tamilnadu, India
  • Cropping System (1983), Bangladesh Ag.Research Council
  • Partial Budget Analysis (1983), Bangladesh Ag.Research Council
  • Descriptive analysis (1984), Bangladesh Ag.Research Council
  • Matrix Calculus (1985), Bangladesh Ag.Research Council
  • Multiple Regression (1985), Bangladesh Ag.Research Council
  • Farming System Research methodology (1987), Bangladesh Ag.Research Council
  • Survey and Sampling Technique (1989), Bangladesh Ag.Research Council
  • Research Planning & Evaluation (1990), Bangladesh Ag.Research Council
  • Rapid Rural Appraisal (1990), Bangladesh Ag.Research Council
  • Information Management System (1991), Bangladesh Ag.Research Council
  • Whole Farm Modelling Course (1992), Bangladesh Ag.Research Council
  • Computerised Information Management Systems (1993), Bangladesh Ag.Research Council
  • Statistical Methods for Agricultural Research (1997), Bangladesh Agricultural University
  • Administration and Financial Management (2001), Bangladesh Academy for Rural Development
  • Project Development and Management (2006), Bangladesh Agricultural University
  • Sponsored Public Goods Research Project Proposal Preparation (2008), Bangladesh Ag.Research Council
  • Return to Investment Analysis (2009), Bangladesh Ag.Research Council
Mentorship and Supervisory Work (MS):
  • Md. Rashid Ahmed 2016.Foreign Remittances and Household Welfare in Selected Areas of Sylhet Region in Bangladesh.
  • Priya Roy 2016. Impact of BRAC Microcredit among Women Beneficiaries in Selected Areas of Sylhet District.
  • Rajib Das Raju 2016. Auto Rice Milling in Sylhet City Corporation- A Profitability Analysis.
  • Mst. Munni Begum 2016.Economics of Potato Production in Some Selected Areas of Sylhet District.
  • . Jhuma Rani Paul 2017. Impact of Microcredit on The Livelihood of Tea Workers in Sylhet District.
  • Jhumur Chakrabarty 2017. Economic Analysis of T. Aman in Some Selected Areas of Habigang District.
  • FahmidaTanzinNisha 2017. Economics of Tea Production in Some Selected Areas of Moulvibazar District.
  • Eti Rani Das 2017. The Impact of Agricultural Credit on Boro Rice Production in Some Selected Areas of Sylhet District.
  • Tumpa Datta 2018. Technical Efficiency and Credit Analysis of Pineapple Production in SreemangalUpazila of Moulvibazar District.
  • Mayengbam Memita 2018. Profitability and Credit Structure of Manipuri Handloom Industry in Moulvibazar District.
  • Shahina Begum 2018. Profitability Analysis of Pond Fish Production in Some Selected Areas of Sylhet District.
  • Shahina Begum 2018. Profitability Analysis of Pond Fish Production in Some Selected Areas of Sylhet District.
  • Poli Rani Deb 2018.Women Entrepreneurship Development and Women Empowerment in Some Selected Areas of Sylhet District.
  • Poli Rani Deb 2018.Women Entrepreneurship Development and Women Empowerment in Some Selected Areas of Sylhet District.
  • Tiluttama Paul 2019.Economic Efficiency and Profitability Analysis of Citron (JaraLebu) Cultivation in Some Selected Areas of Sylhet District.
  • Tiluttama Paul 2019.Economic Efficiency and Profitability Analysis of Citron (JaraLebu) Cultivation in Some Selected Areas of Sylhet District.
  • Prithila Pooja 2019.Factors Influencing Adoption and Customer Satisfaction of Mobile Banking in Some Selected Rural Areas of Moulvibazar District.
  • Prithila Pooja 2019.Factors Influencing Adoption and Customer Satisfaction of Mobile Banking in Some Selected Rural Areas of Moulvibazar District.
  • Marjia Ahmed 2019. Impact of Grameen Bank (GB) Microcredit on Change in Livelihood Status of Women Beneficiaries in Kishorgonj District.
  • Marjia Ahmed 2019. Impact of Grameen Bank (GB) Microcredit on Change in Livelihood Status of Women Beneficiaries in Kishorgonj District.
  • Tanni Roy 2016.Effect of Credit on GDP and Poverty: Bangladesh Perspective.
  • Tanni Roy 2016.Effect of Credit on GDP and Poverty: Bangladesh Perspective.
  • Anusree Samadder 2016. An Economic Study of Banana Production by the Bangladesh Krishi Bank Beneficiaries in Some Selected Areas of SylhetDistrict.
  • Anusree Samadder 2016. An Economic Study of Banana Production by the Bangladesh Krishi Bank Beneficiaries in Some Selected Areas of SylhetDistrict.
  • Md. Nadirujjaman 2016. Effectiveness of SME Loan Provided by BDBL at Sylhet City Corporation Area in Bangladesh.
  • Md. Nadirujjaman 2016. Effectiveness of SME Loan Provided by BDBL at Sylhet City Corporation Area in Bangladesh.
  • Subrata Koiry Green Banking Initiatives- A Study on Commercial Banks of SylhetSadar in Sylhet District
  • MahabubAlam 2017. A Study on Availability, Utilization and Repayment of Tomato Credit by Farmers in Some Selected Areas of Sylhet District.
  • Reajul Islam 2017. Effectiveness of Crop Loan Provided by Bangladesh Krishi Bank in Some Selected Areas of Sylhet District
  • Md. Ashraful Islam, 2018.A Study on Relationship Between Credit And Profitability of Banana Production in Some Selected Areas of Narsingdhi District
  • Mohammed Habibur Rahman 2017. Impact of ASA Microcredit on Women Beneficiaries in Some Selected Areas of Sylhet District
  • Shukdeb Paul 2017.Impact of Credit on Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation of Tribal People in Khagrachari District
  • Paprin Akther 2017.An Assessment of ASA Microcredit Among Women Beneficiaries in Selected Areas of Sylhet City Corporation.
  • Parmita Dutta Ria 2018.Yield Gap and Risk Aversion of Pangas Fish Farmers in Selected Areas of Mymensingh District.
  • Shamanta Deb Nath 2018. Effectiveness of Grameen Bank Loan in Belabo Upazila of Narsingdi District.
  • Tania Aktar 2018.Impact Assessment of BRAC Microcredit on Livelihoods and Empowerment of Women in Some Selected Areas of Sylhet District.
  • Md. Nadir Hossain,2018. Effectiveness of SME Loan Provided by Pubali Bank Limited in Khadimnagar of Sylhet City Corporation.
  • Shibly Begum 2019.Economics of Potato Production in Selected Areas of Sylhet District in Bangladesh.
  • Nepal Kanti Deb 2019. Service Quality, Customer Satisfaction and Business Performance of E-Banking at Sylhet City.