Md. Golam Rasul: Professor, Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Faculty of Agriculture, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (BSMRAU), Salna, Gazipur 1706, Bangladesh. Dr. Rasul is native to Jessore, Bangladesh and born in 1960. He has completed his B Sc Ag (Hons) and M Sc (Ag) in Genetics and Plant Breeding from Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU), Mymensingh 2202 in 1983 and 1984, respectively. He completed his Ph. D on Vegetable Breeding from Kyushu University, Japan in 2003 funded by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS).
Dr. Rasul started his professional career as an Agricultural Extension Officer under Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) of Government of Bangladesh (BCS, Agriculture Cadre) in April 1987. Afterwards he joined as a Scientific Officer at Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI) in August 1987 and worked on Tuber Crops improvement and Breeders seed production for 8 (eight) years. Later he joined as An Assistant Professor in the Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (BSMRAU) in July 1995 and subsequently has been promoted to Associate Professor in May 2004 and Professor in August 2008.
Dr. Rasul has been offering courses at BS, MS and PhD levels (Principles of Plant Breeding, Biometrical and Quantitative Genetics, Molecular Genetics and Plant Biotechnology) and supervising MS and Ph.D Students. As a Major Professor of the Advisory Committee, he already supervised and offered degrees to 9 (nine) PhD and 48 (forty eight) MS students. He also served as a member of advisory committee 0f 24 Ph.D and 76 MS students.
Dr. Rasul has been completed several research programs/ projects as a Principal and Co-principal Investigator utilizing the fund of BAS, USDA, UGC, RMC of BSMRAU etc.
Dr. Rasul is keen to conduct research on vegetable, oilseeds and cereals improvement using both conventional and molecular approaches particularly marker assisted selection, breeding for tolerance to abiotic stresses particularly salinity tolerance etc. He has published 134 research articles in different renowned national and international journals (Plant Breeding, Scientia Horticulture, Euphytica, Journal of Crop Improvement, Canadian Journal of Agricultural Science etc.). He is an author of a translated book Hybrid Dhan Utpadon Projukti published by FAO and co-author of Molecular Characterization and Genetic Variation in Rice published by LAP Lambert Academic Publishing. Germany
Dr. Rasul is involved with different professional and social societies having life membership of Plant Breeding and Genetics Society of Bangladesh (PBGSB), Bangladesh Society for Horticultural Sciences (BSHS), Bangladesh Potato Association (BPA), Bangladesh Association for the Advancement of Sciences (BAAS), Krishibid Institution, Bangladesh (01-83-3311), Bangladesh Entomological Society ( LM No. 90), Bangladesh Phytopathological Society, Japanese University Alumni Association of Bangladesh (JUAAB), Bangladesh JSPS Alumni Association (BJAA), Uttara Krishibid Association, Dhaka, Bangladesh. He is the Executive Editor of Bangladesh Journal of Plant Breeding and Genetics of PBGSB and member of Editorial Board of Annals of Bangladesh Agriculture.
He visited India, Pakistan, Japan, Canada, USA, KSA etc for various purposes like education, research, conferences/ seminars, pilgrims etc.
Recently Dr. Rasul Joined as a Dean of Faculty of Agriculture, BSMRAU for Two (02) years.