Pro Vice Chancellor (Academic)


Contact Information:

Professor Dr. Shahana Akhter Rahman

Pro Vice Chancellor (Academic)

Room: 109, Block: B

Tel: 55165850, 55165602

PABX: 4200, 4384



PS to Pro Vice Chancellor (Academic):

Mr. Md. Alamgir Hossain

Tel: 55165850

PABX: 4524


Name : Shahana Akhter Rahman
Current Position : Professor, Department of Paediatrics and Pro-VC (Academy),
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Shahbagh, Dhaka-1000.
Father : Shah HabiburRahman (Late)
Mother : RowshanAra Begum (Late)
Telephone : 88-01715-244-811
Email :


  • Fellowship in General Paediatrics and Neonatology from Institute of Child Health London, UK, 1991
  • Fellowship in Paediatric Neurology, National University Hospital, Singapore, 1999
  • Fellowship in Paediatric Rheumatology, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Delhi, 2005
  • Trainers training (TOT) on Control of Diarrheal Diseases (CDD), Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI), Breast Feeding Practices. One of the pioneer trainers in these fields.
  • Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI): One of the most active members during modification, adaptation and initial implementation phase.One of the pioneer clinical trainers during the starting phase of the program.
  • Research Methodology, Medical Ethics and many others
Work Experiences:
  • Dean (Founding), Faculty of Nursing, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (2009 to December 2016)  As Dean, Established quality BSC nursing department at BSMMU.Actively involved in the establishment of MSC nursing program in Bangladesh including planning and designing Course-Curriculum, Recruitment of teaching staffs and designing the program as a whole.
  • Course Director, Paediatrics and Allied subjects from 2010 to 2015 As course Director, designed, conducted and monitored all the MD Residency courses in Paediatrics in Bangladesh.
  • Professor of Paediatrics: 7 March 2002 to present.
Professional Affiliation:
  • Executive Member, Bangladesh Paediatric Association (BPA)
  • Chairman, Research and Publication Committee, BPA
  • Member, Editorial Board, Bangladesh Journal of Child Health
  • EC member, RabidraShangeetShammilonyParishad, Mohanagar Branch
  • Life Member, Bangladesh Medical Association
  • Life Member, Bangladesh Paediatric Association
  • Life Member, Association of Physicians of Bangladesh (APB).
  • Former EC member, APB.
  • Former Chairman: University Seminar and scientific committee, BSMMU
  • Former Chairman, Editorial Board, Bangladesh Journal of Child Health
  • Former Editor, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Journal
  • Former Councilor and EC member (Government nominated), BCPS, 2012-2016.
  • Former Councilor, Bangladesh Medical Research Council (BMRC), 2011-2015.

Founder / Achievements:

  • Established Objective Structural Clinical Examination (OSCE/OSPE) in Bangladesh in 1994 at Dhaka Medical College, which is now practiced all over the country both in undergraduate and post graduate medical education.
  • Established structured course curriculum in Paediatrics in Bangladesh in 1994 at Dhaka Medical College, which is now practiced in all the medical colleges of the country.
  • Established Paediatric Rheumatology in Bangladesh at BSMMU in 2005, which is rapidly progressing. Now trying to establish it in Dhaka Shishu Hospital and other medical institutes of the country by training faculties from different institutes.
  • Founder President of PRSB (Paediatric Rheumatology Society of Bangladesh).
  • Established Quality Nursing Faculty at BSMMU in 2010
  • More than 110 publications in national and international peer reviewed journals. Majority as the first author.
  • Presented many plenary lectures and original papers in different national and international conferences in the country and abroad.
  • Chaired many academic sessions in different conferences in the country and abroad.

Educational Qualification:

Degree Year School/College Result
SSC 1973 Quamrunnessa Govt. Girls High School, Dhaka 1st division with letter marks in Maths, Physics and Chemistry
HSC 1975 Holy Cross College, Dhaka 1st Division
MBBS 1982 Dhaka Medical College Regular (All Professional Examinations)
FCPS in Paediatrics 1990 Bangladesh College of Physicians and Surgeons (BCPS) Regular (1st chance)
Diploma in Medical Education 1994 University of Dundee, UK Regular
Masters in Medical Education 1995 University of Dundee, UK Regular

List of the Pro Vice Chancellors (Academic)

Sl. No. Name From To
01. Professor Md. Tahir 30 Apr 1998 02 May 2001
02. Professor Rashid-E-Mahbub 02 May 2001 23 Nov 2001
03. Professor Md. Tahir 24 Nov 2001 29 Apr 2007
04. Professor M.A. Majid 29 Apr 2007 04 Nov 2008
05. Professor Chawdhury Ali Kawser 05 Nov 2008 24 Mar 2009
06. Professor AKM Anisul Haque 25 Mar 2009 19 Apr 2010
07. Professor Md. Ruhul Amin Miah 20 Apr 2010 19 Apr 2013
08. Professor Md. Ruhul Amin Miah 22 Apr 2013 21 Apr 2016
09. Professor Dr. A.S.M. Zakaria 23 Apr 2016 14 Feb 2018
10. Professor Dr. Shahana Akhter Rahman 06 Mar 2018 Present