Published:  12:00 AM, 29 March 2016

Dr Shirin Akter, first female Pro-VC of CU

Dr Shirin Akter, first female Pro-VC of CU

Chittagong, 28 Mar- Prof Dr Shirin Akhter has been appointed as Pro Vice-chancellor (VC) of Chittagong University (CU) for four years.  She was appointed Pro-VC of CU under the Chittagong University Act 1973, according o sources.  Newly appointed Pro-VC Prof Dr Shirin Akhter is the first lady Pro VC of CU. She obtained her PhD from Jadhavpur University in 1991. Earlier, she obtained her BA Honors degree in 1976 and MA degree in 1981 from CU. She joined CU as a lecturer of Bengali Department  in 1996. Shirin Akhter  was born at Eid Gao in Cox's Bazar in 1956. Her father was Afsar Kamal Chowdhury and mother was Begum Lutfunnahar Kamal. Her husband is Latiful Alam Chowdhury. He is mother of one son and one daughter. VC of CU Prof Dr Ifthekhar Uddin Chowdhury congratulate her for being the first female Pro-VC of CU and hopes that her cooperation will help the CU to be a modern higher education centre. Dr Shirin Akhter expressed her gratitude to all and sought co-operation from all while discharging her duty as Pro-VC. Dr Shirin is also a  life member of Bangle Academy. She is involve with various social activities. She visited a number of  countries including India, America, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, and United Arab Emirates (UAE).Professor Dr Iftekhar Uddin Chowdhury has been appointed as the new Vice-Chancellor (VC) of the University in June, since then the Pro VC post was vacant for last 9 months.

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