who is the pioneer and founder of faculty of fisheries

  1. Anonymous October 27, 2015
    pioneer, founder of bangladesh agricultural university, faculty of fisheries

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Professor A.K.M Aminul Haque is the pioneer as well as founder of Faculty of Fisheries, Bangladesh agricultural university.
 
Professor A.K.M Aminul Haque: al a glance
Professor Aminul Haque has an exceedingly brilliant academic career all through, winning top position and merit scholarship at almost all public examinations right from the Lower Primary Scholarship Examination till getting a Ph.D. degree. Passed Matric. Exam. of Calcutta University, 1946, First Division, 10th Position in general and First Position among Muslim in the whole Univ. (Jurisdiction of Calcutta University then, during the British period, extending over the present ten Indian States of Bihar, Orissa, West Bengal, Meghalaya, Assam, Arunachal, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura and the whole of Bangladesh excluding Dhaka city). I.Sc. Dhaka University 1948, First Div.; B.Sc. Dhaka University, 1950, First Position with Distinction; M.Sc. Panjab University, 1952, First Position in First Class; Ph.D. Nottigham University, 1957; SEATO Post-doctoral Fellowship, Tokyo University, 1970 – 1971. Fields of specialization: Fisheries Biology and Cetacean (dolphin, porpoise and whale) Biology.
 
Awards, honors and distinctions include UNESCO Prize on a school text book (1961 – 1962), National Bank of Pakistan Prize (1964) and a second UNESCO Prize (1963 – 1964) on a book “Chil-Myna-Doel-Koel”; Man of Achievement Award, Greater Mymensingh District Bi-Centenary Celebration Committee (1987); National Award, Fish Fortnight (1996); National Teachers Day Gold Medal Award in the University Category (2003); Fish Fortnight 2003 Gold Medal; Dr. S.D. Chaudhuri Gold Medal 2004 (Awarded in 2005); National Professorship (effective from February, 2006).
 
Lecturer (Grade-1) in Zoology, Dhaka University 1952-1954; Govt. of Pakistan State Scholar at Nottingham University, 1954-1957; Senior Lecturer in Zoology, Dhaka University, 1957-1962; Reader in Zoology, East Pakistan (Now Bangladesh) Agric. University, 1962-1967; Professor of Fisheries, East Pakistan (Now Bangladesh) Agric. University, 1967; 1989; Headship of Department for about 19 years and concurrently Deanship of Faculty for about 12 years. Visiting Professor, Tokyo University, Japan 1970-1971; Guest Teacher, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, 1971; Vice-Chancellor, Bangladesh Agric. University for full two terms 1980-1984 and 1984-1988. Professor Aminul Haque established “Fisheries” as a distinct academic discipline in the University education system, is credited with the establishment of the first ever Faculty of Fisheries in the subcontinent, had a pioneering role in establishing the Fisheries Research Institute in the BAU campus.
 
Visited some 23 countries in four continents attending scientific consultation meetings, conferences, seminars, symposia and workshops. Institutions and Res. Labs visited include, among many others, Australia: Australian National Museum, Perth; Univ. of Western Australia, Dept. of Marine Biology; Hong Kong: University of Hong Kong, Ocean Park, Hong Kong; India: Central Inland Fish. Res. Inst. (CIFRI) Barrackpore; Indian Council of Agric. Res. (ICAR), New Delhi; Univ. of Cochin Dept. of Marine Sci.; Japan: Kamogawa Sea World, Japan; Ocean Res. Inst., Tokyo; Tokyo University of Agriculture, Tokyo Univ. of Fisheries; United Nations Univ., Tokyo; Malaysia: Nanyang Univ., Univ. of Malaya, Univ. Pertanian Malaysia; University Sains, Penang. New Zealand: Univ. of Auckland, University of Canterbury; Norway: Departent of Fisheries Museum, Bergen; Pakistan: Univ. of the Punjab, Lahore. Sind Univ. Botanical and Zoological Labs., Jamshoro; Karachi Univ., Zoological Labs.; Philippines: International Rice Res. Inst. (IRRI), Los Banos; South East Asian Fisheries Dev. Centre (SEAFDEC), Ilo-ilo; Singapore: Asian Dev. Bank HQ. National Univ. of Singapore; Sweden: Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm; Thailand: Chaulalongkorn University, Dept. of Marine Sci.; Kasetsart University, FAO Regional office; U.K.: Liverpool Univ. Marine Biology Labs. at Port Erin, Isle of Man; Univ. of Reading Agriculture Facilities, Water Pollution Research Labs, Stevenge. Inst. of Aquaculture, Stirling University; University of Birmingham at Aston; the Univ. of Nottingham.
 
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