Prof. Dr. Iftekhar Uddin Chowdhury has been appointed as the 17th Vice-Chancellor of the University of Chittagong


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Prof Iftekhar Uddin Chowdhury appointed Chittagong University VC

Chittagong bureau,

Published: 2015-06-02 23:51:44.0 BdST Updated: 2015-06-02 23:51:44.0 BdST

Chittagong University Pro-Vice Chancellor Prof Iftekhar Uddin Chowdhury has been appointed the university’s 17th vice-chancellor (VC).


A message mentioning the appointment was faxed to the university, Prof Chowdhury told

“University Chancellor President Md Abdul Hamid has appointed me vice chancellor for the next four years,” he added.

He will take charge on June 15, replacing Professor Anwarul Azim Arif.

Prof Azim was appointed on June 14, 2011.

Sociology professor Chowdhury was appointed pro-VC in 2013.

Iftekhar Uddin made new CU VC

Staff Correspondent

4 June, 2015 12:00 AM

Iftekhar Uddin made new CU VC

CHITTAGONG: Professor Dr Iftekhar Uddin Chowdhury has been appointed as the new Vice-Chancellor (VC) of Chittagong University (CU).

President Abdul Hamid, also the university chancellor, appointed him as VC for the next four years. He will take the charge as the VC on June 15, says a press release of the university on Wednesday.

Prof Dr. Iftekhar, who has been serving as the Pro-VC from May 30, 2013, replaced Dr Anwarul Azim Arif as the 17th VC of the university.

Iftekhar graduated from the department of Sociology of CU in 1981 and joined the department as lecturer in 1982.

He completed his Ph.D. from Tsukuba University of Japan in 1988 and promoted to Professor in 1996.

In his professional career, Dr. Iftekhar worked in various projects as consultant and researcher for organisations like UNDP, UNCHS, DFID-SUFER, IDSN-Denmark, IIDS-India, UNFPA, UNESCO, UNICEF and USAID as well as government and non-government organisations of the country.

Alongside being visiting Professor at several foreign universities, he also served as the chairman of Sociology department, president of Chittagong University Teachers’ Association (CUTA), secretary general of Bangladesh University Teachers’ Federation, Pro-VC and dean of Social Science Faculty of Premier University, Chittagong.

Prof Iftekhar new VC of Chittagong University
CU Correspondent

Pro Vice-Chancellor of Chittagong University (CU) Professor Iftekhar Uddin Chowdhury has been appointed as the new VC of the university on Tuesday for the next four years.

CU’s Deputy Registrar (Information) Md Farhad Hossain told the Dhaka Tribune that President Abdul Hamid, also the chancellor of CU, relieved Professor Iftekhar from his duty as the Pro VC and appointed him as the 17th VC of the university.

He would take charge and replace Professor Anwarul Azif Arif from June 15, added Farhad Hossain.

The tenure of current VC Professor Anwarul Azif Arif, who was appointed in 2011, will end on June 14, said campus sources.

Professor Iftekhar Uddin Chowdhury was made Pro VC on May 30 in 2013.

Hailing from Chittagong, Professor Iftekhar earned his honours and master’s degree from the Department of Sociology of CU with an outstanding result. He joined the same department as a lecturer in 1982 and later earned his Ph.D. from Sakura University of Japan in 1988.