Dr. Md. Kamruzzaman
Coordinator (Part-time)
Department of Natural Science
E-mail:head.natural@vu.edu.b
Education Background
  • PhD from Institute of Bangladesh Studies (IBS), University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi, Bangladesh in 2014
  • M.Sc in Statistics, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi, Bangladesh in 1997 (examination held in 2000)
  • B.Sc (Honors) in Statistics, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi, Bangladesh in 1996 (examination held in 1998)
Job Experience
  • Coordinator, Department of Natural Science, Varendra University, Rajshahi, Bangladesh, May 2013 to till now.
  • Deputy Director, Research cell, Varendra University, Rajshahi, Bangladesh, September 2012 to April 2013.
  • Project Director, Varendra University, Rajshahi, Bangladesh, 20 March 2010 to 30 September 2012.
  • Assistant Professor, Institute of Bangladesh Studies, University of Rajshahi from 20 March, 2010 to till date.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Business Administration, Stamford University Bangladesh from 02 August, 2006 to till 19 March 2010.
  • Head of Statistics, Department of Business Administration, Stamford University Bangladesh from 15 October 2006 to 19 March 2010.
  • Lecturer in the Department of Business Administration, Stamford University Bangladesh from 02 August, 2003 to till 01 August 2006.
  • Assistant Proctor, University of Rajshahi, from 20 April 2010 to 19 April 2012.
  • Chief Advisor, Ishwardi Thana Sammitee based on students of Rajshahi University under the area of Ishwardi Thana, from April 2010 to till now.
  • Member of Academic Council, University of Rajshahi from April 2012 to April 2014.
  • Coordinator, Professional Orientation Program organized by Stamford University Bangladesh, from 10 August 2006 to 19 March 2010.
  • Member, Board of Governors, Institute of Bangladesh Studies (IBS), University of Rajshahi, from June 2013 to till date.
  • Administrator, Computer Lab, Institute of Bangladesh Studies, University of Rajshahi, 15 January 2014 to till date.
Courses Taught
The courses like Basic Statistics (STAT-124), Basic Statistics and Probability (MAT-221) and Social Statistics (SOC-104) are taught at undergraduate and Master’s level
Research Interest
Climate Modeling and Adaptation Strategies, Environmental Governance especially Sustainable Water Resource Management in the field of agriculture.
Research Work
  • Worked as a PhD Research Fellow under the Institute of Bangladesh Studies (IBS), University of Rajshahi from 2013 to 2014. Title of the PhD research is “Climate Modeling, Drought Risk Assessment and Adaptation Strategies in the Western Part of Bangladesh”
  • Working as a Project Director for the study on “Impact of Climate Change & Adapting Cropping Systems in Northwest Bangladesh: A Cross Regional Study of Farmers’ Perception, Practices & Scientific Evaluation”, funded by IBS, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh.
  • Working as a Project Director for the study on “Value Chain Analysis of Sericulture in Bangladesh”, jointly funded by British Council, ActionAid and Bangladesh University Grants Commission.
  • Working as a Project Director for the study on “Climate Modeling and Management Strategies for Agricultural Drought in the Western Part of Bangladesh: An integrated Approaches of Statistics and GIS”, funded by University Grants Commission (UGC).
  • Working as a Project Director for the study on “Adapting Cropping Systems in Two Agro Ecological Zones, NW Bangladesh: A Cross Regional Study of Farmers’ Perception, Practices & Scientific Evaluation” funded by Social Science Research Council (SSRC), Bangladesh.
  • Working as a Member of the Sub Project Management (SPM) Team of the Higher Education Enhancement Project (HEQEP) under Window-2 round-2 on “Enhancing Research Capacities for Teachers and Research Fellows of the Institute of Bangladesh Studies through Training and Research” funded by World Bank through University Grants Commission (UGC).
  • Working as a Member of the Sub Project Management (SPM) Team of the Higher Education Enhancement Project (HEQEP) under Window-2 round 1 on “Enhancing Research Capacities for Research Fellows of the Institute of Bangladesh Studies” funded by World Bank through University Grants Commission (UGC).
  • Worked as a Project Director for the study on “Sustainable Sericulture in NW Bangladesh: Exploring Potentials for Food Security and Women’s Empowerment”, jointly funded by British Council, ActionAid and Bangladesh University Grants Commission.
  • Worked as a consultant of Statistics and Computer Programming of READ (Research Organization) for Base Line Survey of Bangladesh: A Family Planning Issue funded by UNFPA.
  • Worked as a Statistician of SOPIRET (A National Base NGO) for the study on “Reproductive Health & Health Seeking Behavior of Adolescent Girls” under the Ministry of Family Planning & Welfare of Bangladesh funded by UNFPA.
  • Well conversant and experienced in application of micro-computer statistical packages such as SPSS, R, SAS and EViews.
  • Member, Editorial Board, Journal of the Institute of Bangladesh Studies (JIBS), University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh, March 2010 to 9 June 2013.
  • Associate Editor, Journal of the Institute of Bangladesh Studies (JIBS), University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh, 10 June 2013 to till now.
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Science & Engineering (JSE), Varendra University, Rajshahi, Bangladesh, 10 January 2013 to till date.
  • Member, Publication Committee, Journal of Business Studies, Stamford University Bangladesh, from 20 March 2007 to 19 March 2010.
Publications

List of the Published/Accepted Articles

  • High Leverage Points: Another Source of Multicolinearity (2002): Pakistan Journal of Statistics (ISI), Vol. 18/3.
  • Output Instability of Some Crops in Bangladesh (2005): Stamford Journal of Business Studies (SJBS), Stamford University Bangladesh, Vol. 1/1.
  • Variation in the Intensity of Labour Force Participation in Bangladesh: A Statistical Analysis (2006): Stamford Journal of Business Studies (SJBS), Stamford University Bangladesh, Vol. 1/2.
  • Effect of Labour Force Participation by Some Associated Factors in Bangladesh: Multiple Regression Analysis (2006): Stamford Journal of Business Studies (SJBS), Stamford University Bangladesh, Vol. 2/1.
  • Rural–Urban Differentials of Female Age at First Marriage in Bangladesh: Recent Evidence (2007): Prime University Journal (PUJ), Prime University, Vol. 1/1.
  • The Effect of Education on Women’s Fertility in Bangladesh (2012): Journal of the Institute of Bangladesh Studies (JIBS), University of Rajshahi, Vol. XXXV/January.
  • Modelling on Share Volume: An Econometric Study of Dhaka Stock Exchange in Bangladesh (2013): Conference Proceedings, International Year of Statistics 2013 jointly Published by Bangladesh Brue of Statistics (BBS) and Bangladesh Statistical Association (BSA), pp: 24-36.
  • Long-Term Trend Analysis of Water Table using ‘MAKESENS’ Model and Sustainability of Groundwater Resources in Drought Prone Barind Area, NW Bangladesh (2014): Conference Proceedings, International Conference on Environment and Development (ICED 2014), 7-8 March 2014, organized by Department of Geography & Environmental Studies, University of Rajshahi.
  • Sustainable Land Use Management for Food Security in Bangladesh (2014): Conference Proceedings, International Conference on Environment and Development (ICED 2014), 7-8 March 2014, organized by Department of Geography & Environmental Studies, University of Rajshahi.
  • Long-Term Trend Analysis of Water Table using MAKESENS Model and Sustainability of Groundwater Resources in Drought Prone Barind Area, NW Bangladesh (2014): Journal of Geological Society of India (ISI), Springer,  Manuscript Number-D14-00026, Accepted-23.06.2014.
  Articles Submitted for Publication
  1. Spatio-temporal Distribution of Aridity Indices in Bangladesh: An Analysis for Irrigation Demand (2013): Submitted to the Theoretical and Applied Climatology (ISI), Springer.
  2. Social Environmental Nexus between Smoke Addiction and Public Health:  A Case Study of Rajshahi City Corporation in Bangladesh (2014): Submitted to the American journal of Social Science (ISI), U.S.A.
  3. Age Structural Transition and Emerging Challenges in Bangladesh (2014): Submitted to the Asia Pacific Population Journal (ISI), Bangkok.
  Articles Ongoing
  1. Time series modeling of daily rainfall and temperature in the western part of Bangladesh
  2. Drought risk assessment and adaptation strategies in the western part of Bangladesh
  3. Monitoring agricultural drought by Markov Chain analysis in the western part of Bangladesh
  4. Characterization of drought  using Standard Precipitation Index (SPI) and GIS in the western part of Bangladesh
  5. Monitoring and prediction of agricultural drought using weighted Markov Chain model in the western part of Bangladesh
  6. Gradation of agricultural drought vulnerable zones using Markov Chain analysis and GIS in the western part of Bangladesh
  7. Zoning of agricultural drought risk using Markov Chain Analysis and GIS in western part of Bangladesh
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