CHITTAGONG: Newly appointed Vice-Chancellor (VC) of Chittagong University (CU) Professor Dr Iftekhar Uddin Chowdhury took charge on Monday morning.
He took the charge from outgoing VC Anwarul Azim Arif after placing floral wreath at the portrait of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on the campus around 10:00am.
Later, he exchanged view with the teachers of several departments in conference room of VC office.
Dr Iftekhar told banglanews, “Our main target is to explore the modern education and research, ensuring information and technology-based study and according to the light of digital thinking of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina”.
“University is a family. So, we need cooperation of all the members to run the institution fairly”, he added.
Earlier on June 2, President of the country M Abdul Hamid, also chancellor of the CU, had appointed Dr Iftekhar Uddin as the 17th VC of the university.
He thanked President Abdul Hamid, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid.
Born on July 1, 1955, at North Kattoli of the port city, Dr Iftekhar achieved PhD in Sociology from University of Tsukuba in Japan in March 1988.
The new VC completed his masters and bachelor degrees from Sociology Department in Chittagong University in 1981 and 1976 respectively.
He also got Bachelor of Law (LL.B.) from the same university in 1978.
Dr Iftekhar has been serving as the pro-VC since May 30 in 2013.
He also served as the chairman of Sociology Department, president of Chittagong University Teachers’ Association (CUTA), secretary general of Bangladesh University Teachers’ Federation and dean of Social Science Faculty of Premier University in Chittagong.
BDST: 1435 HRS, JUNE 15, 2015