Haseena Khan made UGC’s first ever female professor – Education – observerbd.com
Renowned researcher has been selected her as professor of University Grants Commission of Bangladesh. For the first time, since the introduction of the UGC professorship, a female researcher has been selected as UGC Professor.
UGC Professor Selection Committee has selected her as professor for the next two years. Her term will be calculated from the date of joining.
The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by UGC Chairman Professor Dr. Kazi Shahidullah on Wednesday.
According to UGC Professorship Guideline, the retired renowned researchers are given the UGC professorship. Professor Haseena will conduct her research activities in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka.
Haseena Khan, the Independence award winner and also renowned scientist, was directly involved in the discovery of the genetic mystery of Hilsa and the genetics of jute.