June 10, 2024

School of Agriculture & Rural Development (SARD)

School of Agriculture & Rural Development (SARD)

School of Agriculture and Rural Development (SARD) is one of the six academic schools of BOU. The main objective of the school is to impart education through a wide range of open and distance learning (ODL) and blended methods comprising formal and non-formal programs in the field of agriculture and rural development. It offers Master of Science (MS) in different fields of Agricultural Science, Master in Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Livelihood (MSARL), degree, diploma and certificate programs. SARD is also going to offer Certificate in Poultry Management (CPM), BSc Ag (Hons), Bachelor in Youth Development Work (BYDW) and Ph.D. programs very soon.

Formal Programs

1. Bachelor of Agricultural Education (B. Ag. Ed)

2. Diploma in Youth in Development Work (DYDW)

3. Certificate in Livestock & Poultry (CLP)

4. Certificate in Pisciculture & Fish Processing (CPFP)

5. Master of Science (MS) in Agricultural Sciences
    a) MS in Agronomy    b) MS in Entomology
    c) MS in Soil Science
    d) MS in Irrigation and Water Management (IWM)
    e) MS in Aquaculture

    f)  MS in Poultry Science

6. Master in Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Livelihood (MSARL)
    

Upcoming Formal Programs

1. Certificate in Poultry Management (CPM)

2. Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (BScAg) (Hons)

3. Bachelor in Youth Development Work (BYDW) 
4. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Bachelor of Agricultural Education (B.Ag. Ed):

LevelDegree (Bachelor)
Semester06
Semester duration6 months
Duration of each tutorial session55 minutes for each theoretical session & 110  minutes for each practical session
Total credit hour95
Minimum duration3 Years
Registration validity6 years
Admission time (Twice in a Year)November-December and May-June
Minimum requirement for admissionHSC (Science/Agriculture group or Any group including subject of Agricultural Science) or Diploma in Agriculture/Equivalent Certificate with minimum  second class or GPA 2.0
Course per semester7-8
Admission guide with formTk. 200
Registration fee (Per semester)Tk. 200
Course fee (Per course)Tk. 600
Examination fee (Per semester)Tk. 300
Academic Calendar fee (Each)Tk. 50
Re-exam fee (Per course)Tk. 300
Program Transcript/Marks sheet feeTk. 400
Marks sheet (Per semester)Tk. 100
Provisional Certificate feeTk. 300
Main Certificate feeTk. 500
Testimonial feeTk. 100
Tutorial Center Change feeTk. 500
Answer script re-scrutinize fee (Per course)Tk. 500
Error correction fee (Name/Father Name/ Birthdate etc.)Tk. 200
Migration certificate feeTk. 300

Diploma in Youth in Development Work (DYDW): 

LevelDiploma
Semester03
Semester duration6 months
Duration of each tutorial session55 minutes
Total credit hour41
Minimum durationOne and half years (three semesters or 18 months)
Registration validityThree years
Admission time (Twice in a Year)November-December and May-June
Minimum requirement for admissionBachelor degree or Equivalent
Course per semester including optional05
Admission guide with formTk. 200
Registration fee (per semester)Tk. 200
Course fee (per course)Tk. 500
Examination fee (per semester)     –
Academic Calendar fee (each)Tk. 50
Re-exam fee (per course)Tk. 300
Program Transcript/Marks sheet feeTk. 200
Marks sheet (per semester)Tk. 70
Provisional Certificate feeTk. 200
Main Certificate feeTk. 400
Testimonial feeTk. 50
Tutorial Center Change feeTk. 500
Answer script re-scrutinize fee (Per course)Tk. 500
Error correction fee (Name/Father Name/ Birthdate etc.)Tk. 200

Certificate in Livestock & Poultry (CLP):

LevelCertificate
Semester01
Semester duration6 months
Duration of each tutorial session55 minutes for each theoretical session & 110 minutes for each practical session
Total credit hour16
Registration validityOne and half years (three semesters or 18 months)
Admission time (Twice in a Year)November-December and May-June
Minimum requirement for admissionSSC Pass or Equivalent
Course per semester07
Admission guide with formTk. 100
Registration feeTk. 100
Course fee (per course)Tk. 400
Examination fee     –
Academic Calendar fee (each)Tk. 50
Re-exam fee (per course)Tk. 200
Program Transcript/Marks sheet feeTk. 200
Marks sheet (per semester)Tk. 70
Provisional Certificate feeTk. 200
Main Certificate feeTk. 400
Testimonial feeTk. 50
Tutorial Center Change feeTk. 500
Answer script re-scrutinize fee (Per course)Tk. 500
Error correction fee (Name/Father Name/ Birthdate etc.)Tk. 200

Certificate in Pisciculture & Fish Processing (CPFP):

LevelCertificate
Semester01
Semester duration6 months
Duration of each tutorial session55 minutes for each theoretical session &110 minutes for each practical session
Total credit hour15
Registration validityOne and half years (three semesters or 18 months)
Admission time (Twice in a Year)November-December and May-June
Minimum requirement for admissionSSC Pass or Equivalent
Course per semester06
Admission guide with formTk. 100
Registration feeTk. 100
Course fee (per course)Tk. 400
Examination fee     –
Academic Calendar fee (each)Tk. 50
Re-exam fee (per course)Tk. 200
Program Transcript/Marks sheet feeTk. 200
Marks sheet (per semester)Tk. 70
Provisional Certificate feeTk. 200
Main Certificate feeTk. 400
Testimonial feeTk. 50
Tutorial Center Change feeTk. 500
Answer script re-scrutinize fee (Per course)Tk. 500
Error correction fee (Name/Father Name/ Birthdate etc.)Tk. 200

Field of Non-Formal Program

 Seed Production Technology, Production of Field Crops, Horticulture, Plant Protection, Animal Science, Afforestation, Fisheries, Farm Machineries and Rural Development.


List of Faculties:

Name and DesignationContactField of specialization
Dr. Md. Farid Hossain
Professor (Agriculture) & Dean
BSc in Agriculture (Hons), MS in Agronomy, Ph.D. (BAU)
Ph: +88 02 9291110,
09666730730 Ex.673(Dean Office) & 676
Cell: 01712016889
Fax: +88 02 9291110
e-mail: faridhossain04@yahoo.com
Field Crop Production Technology, Farm Management, Agriculture Education, Open and Distance Learning
Dr. Md. Abu Taleb
Professor (Agriculture)
BSc in Agriculture (Hons), MS in Entomology, Ph.D. (BAU) 
Ph:09666730730 Ex.674
Fax: +88 02 9291110
Cell: 01715479660
e-mail: prof_taleb@yahoo.com
Pest Control Strategies, Environmental Toxicology, Open and Distance Learning
Dr. Md. Shah Alam Sarker
Professor (Fisheries)
BSc in Fisheries (Hons), MS in Fisheries Technology (BAU), Post Graduate Studies (UG, Guelph, Canada), Ph.D., Post Doctorate (TUMSAT, Tokyo, Japan) 
Ph:09666730730 Ex.675
Fax: +88 02 9291110
Cell: 01718630776
e-mail: sarkeralam@yahoo.com
Feed Technology, Aquaculture Nutrition, Biotechnology, Open and Distance Learning
Dr. Md. Rokibur Rahman
Professor (Poultry Science)
BSc in Animal Husbandry, MS in Poultry Science (BAU), Ph.D. (UM, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) 
Ph:09666730730 Ex.677
Fax: +88 02 9291110
Cell: 01716733722
e-mail: rokibur76@yahoo.com
Poultry Nutrition and Management, Reproductive Biotechnology, Open and Distance Learning
Dr. A. K. M. Ashraful Alam 
Professor (Horticulture)
BSc in Agriculture, MS in Horticulture, Ph.D. (BAU) 
Ph:09666730730 Ex.678
Fax: +88 02 9291110
Cell: 01726344836
e-mail: kazalashraf@gmail.com
Underutilized Fruits, Vegetable Seed Quality, Production and Postharvest Technology of Horticultural Crops, Biotechnology, Open and Distance Learning
Dr. Abul Hasnat Md. Shamim
Professor (Soil Science)
BSc in Soil Science (Hons), MSc in Soil Science (DU), Ph.D. (OU, Okayama, Japan) 
Ph:09666730730 Ex.679
Fax: +88 9291110
Cell: 01712672945
e-mail: abulhasnats@yahoo.com
Ecosystems of Salt Affected Soils and Management, Problem Soils and Sustainable Uses, Open and Distance Learning
Dr. Md. Serazul Islam
Professor (Agricultural Engineering)
BSc in Agricultural Engineering, MS in Irrigation and Water Management (BAU), Doctor of Engineering (NU, Nagoya, Japan) 
Ph:09666730730 Ex.680
Fax: +88 02 92911110
Cell: 01716798945
e-mail: seraz_bou@yahoo.com
seraz@bou.edu.bd
River Engineering, Irrigation Technologies, Water Resources Management, Postharvest Management, e-learning, Open and Distance Learning
Dr. Md. Touhidul Islam
Associate Professor (Agriculture)
BSc in Agriculture, MS in Crop Botany (BAU), Ph.D. (SCAU, Guangzhou, China), Post Doctorate (UPM, Serdang, Malaysia & BSMRAU, Bangladesh) 
Ph:09666730730 Ex.138
Fax: +88 02 9291110
Cell: 01786026240
e-mail: islamtuhin@yahoo.com
Biological Control, Whitefly, Entomopathogenic Fungus, Integrated Paste Management, Seed Science and Technology, Open and Distance Learning
Dr. Muhammad Abdus Sobahan
Assistant Professor (Agriculture)
BSc in Agriculture (Hons), MS in Agronomy (BAU), Ph.D. (OU, Okayama, Japan) 
Ph:09666730730 Ex.682
Fax: +88 02 9291110
Cell: 01777514291
e-mail: sobahan_74@yahoo.com
Salt tolerance Mechanism, Environmental Stress Tolerance, Plant Physiology and Adaptation, Open and Distance Learning
Dr. Md. Anowarul Haque
Assistant Professor (Agriculture)
BSc in Agriculture (Hons), MS in Agronomy (BAU), Ph.D. (TUAT, Tokyo, Japan) 
Ph:09666730730 Ex.683
Fax: +88 02 9291110
Cell: 01747282330
e-mail: haquejp@gmail.com
Field Crops production and Management, Cereal Crops Improvement, Molecular Genetics, Open and Distance Learning
Dr. Md Abdul Hamid
Assistant Professor (Animal Husbandry)
BSc in Animal Husbandry, MS in Animal Science (BAU), Ph.D. (CAU, Beijing, China) 
Ph:09666730730 Ex.684
Fax: +88 02 9291110
Cell: 01712943894
e-mail: hamidethu@yahoo.com
Animal Breeding, Animal Molecular Genetics, Animal Reproductive Biotechnology, Open and Distance Learning

Officers:

Name and DesignationPhone/E-mail
Md. Enamullah
Assistant Director
09666730730/843, 01684052863(cell)
Md. Tajuddin
Administrative Officer 
09666730730/844, 01675000243(cell)
Moinuddin Azad
Personal Officer 
09666730730/139, 01716708201(cell)
moinazad@bou.edu.bd

Any Further Information:

Professor Dr. Md. Farid Hossain
Dean
Phone: 88-02-9291110, 09666730730/673, 676
Fax: 88-02-9291110
E-mail: faridhossain04@yahoo.com