Professor Md. Abdul Baset Mia, Ph.D

Dean, Faculty of Agriculture

Md. Abdul Baset Mia, Ph.D is a Professor of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (BSMRAU), Gazipur, Bangladesh. He graduated from the Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh with Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (Honors) securing first class with distinction and Master of Agriculture in Crop Botany having first class in 1986 and 1988, respectively. He obtained his Ph.D degree from the Universiti Putra Malaysia in 2002 and did postdoctoral research from the same university in 2010.

He started his career as scientist in nuclear agriculture at the Bangladesh Institute of Nuclear Agriculture (BINA), Mymensingh since 1990 and promoted to Senior Scientific Officer 1999 and gathered experiences in nuclear techniques in agriculture namely use of 14C and 15N and isotopes in plant physiology and plant nutritional studies. He had been significantly contributed in developing of high yielding crop varieties and development of non-commodity technology.

Subsequently he changed his career to academician at the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (BSMRAU) in 2004. He has been joined as an Associate Professor in the Department of Crop Botany.

In his 19 years teaching career he has been taught a good number of courses namely Plant Nutrition, Developmental Plant Biology, Plant Anatomy, Plant Embryology, Plant Taxonomy in postgraduate levels, and Plant Taxonomy & Economic Botany, Plant Anatomy& Embryology and Plant Ecology in undergraduate levels. He has been supervised quite a good number of Ph.D. and M.S. students. A good number of research articles in different esteemed journals along with two books have been published by him.

Prof. Mia has been honored as the examiner of Ph.D. theses of Faculty of Agriculture, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia and external assessor for the posts of Associate Professor and Professor of Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences of the same university. Additionally he has been serving as a postgraduate theses evaluation of Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Malaysia.

He also performed extracurricular activities as head of the department and provost of the students’ residential halls of BSMRAU.