Pabna University of Science and Technology

Faculty Profile

Dr. Mohammad Najmul Islam

Ph.D. (Kyoto University, Japan) JSPS Fellow

Associate Professor

Department of Geography and Environment

Pabna University of Science and Technology

Pabna, Bangladesh

Contact Information

+8801765550021 (Personal)

[email protected] (Office)

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Total Publications: 24

Total Publications (24)

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Biography (1)

  • Dr. Mohammad Najmul Islam is an Associate Professor of the Department of Geography and Environment at Pabna University of Science and Technology (PUST) where he has been a faculty member since 2013. At present he is the Dean of Life and Earth Science Faculty at PUST. From 2016-2020, he held the Founder Director of Institutional Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of PUST. Dr. Islam received his Ph.D. in Area Studies (Disaster Management) from Kyoto University, Japan in 2012 under the Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) fellowship. He received his BSc (Honors) and MSc in Geography and PGD in Water Resources Development. His research focuses on eco-system-based disaster risk reduction (Eco-DRR), climate change impacts, community-based adaptation, integrated water resources management (IWRM), river and floodplain management, and quality of higher education. Dr. Islam has extensive experience in field-based research and has worked closely with local communities, NGOs, INGOs, international organizations, and government organizations of Bangladesh. Dr. Islam is an Editor of the Pabna University of Science and Technology Studies (A Multi-disciplinary Academic Journal) and an Editorial Board Member of the Bangladesh National Geographical Association Journal. Dr. Islam has made several scholarly contributions in different reputed journals, international conference proceedings, and book chapters. He is the author of a reference book LIVING WITH HAZARDS published by The University Grants Commissions of Bangladesh. Dr. Islam is the Assistant Secretary-General of the Bangladesh National Geographical Association (BNGA). He is also a life member of the Bangladesh Geographical Society (BGS), Bangladesh National Geographical Association (BNGA), and the Bangladesh JSPS Alumni Association (BJSPSAA). He organized and served in many seminars, workshops, conferences and worked in organizing committees. He has served as Session Chair and Session Co-chair in different National and International Conferences. He has presented his research findings and exchanged views in many international conferences, seminars, and workshops in Bangladesh, Belgium, Bhutan, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Thailand, and Srilanka.

Education (7)

  • PhD in Disaster Management (2012), KYOTO UNIVERSITY, Japan
  • MSc in Water Resources Development (Partial credit earned), IWFM-BUET.
  • PGD in Water Resources Development (2004), IWFM-BUET.
  • MSc in Geography (1999), First Class.
  • BSc (Hons) in Geography (1998), First Class.
  • HSC in Science Group (1994) First Division*
  • SSC in Science Group (1992), First Division*

Teaching Experience (4)

  • Associate Professor (22 December 2020 - till date), Department of Geography and Environment, Faculty of Life and Earth Science, Pabna University of Science and Technology (PUST), Bangladesh.
  • Assistant Professor (15 September 2015 - 21 December 2020), Department of Geography and Environment, Faculty of Life and Earth Science, Pabna University of Science and Technology (PUST), Bangladesh.
  • Assistant Professor (01 October 2013 - 14 September 2015), Department of Geography, Environment and Urban Planning (GEUP), Faculty of Life and Earth Science, Pabna University of Science and Technology (PUST), Bangladesh.
  • Lecturer (01 April 2013- 30 September 2013), Department of Geography, Environment and Urban Planning (GEUP), Faculty of Life and Earth Science, Pabna University of Science and Technology (PUST), Bangladesh.

Administrative or Other Experience (10)

  • Dean (16 January 2021- till date) Faculty of Life and Earth Science, Pabna University of Science and Technology
  • Chairman (In-charge), (August 2020 - February 2021), Department of Geography and Environment, Faculty of Life and Earth Science, Pabna University of Science and Technology (PUST).
  • Executive Member: PUST Rover Scout Group
  • Convenor: PUST Photographic Club
  • EDITOR of Life and Earth Science Faculty (2015 to till date): The Journal of Pabna University of Science and Technology Studies
  • Director (October 2015-February 2020): Institutional Quality Assurance Cell, Pabna University of Science and Technology.
  • Chairman (September 2015 - October 2015), Department of Geography and Environment, Faculty of Life and Earth Science, Pabna University of Science and Technology (PUST).
  • Chairman (April 2014 - September 2015), Department of Geography, Environment and Urban Planning (GEUP), Faculty of Life and Earth Science, Pabna University of Science and Technology (PUST).
  • Research Fellow (November 2012 - March 2013), Climate Change Adaptation Unit, Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS).
  • Research Fellow (April 2012 - October 2012), Research and Evaluation Division, BRAC University

Research Interests (1)

  • • Climate Change Impacts • Eco-DRR • Disaster Management • Community-based Adaptation • Food Security & Livelihood Dynamics • IWRM • River and Floodplain Management • Quality of Higher Education

External Affiliation (6)

  • Life Member: Bangladesh JSPS Alumni Association (BJSPSAA)
  • Life Member: Bangladesh Geographical Society (BGS)
  • Life Member: Bangladesh National Geographical Association (BNGA)
  • Ex. Cadet Under Officer: Ramna Regiment, Bangladesh National Cadet Corp (BNCC)
  • Editorial Board Member(2018 to till date): Journal of Bangladesh National Geographical Association
  • Assistant Secretary (2018 to till date): Bangladesh National Geographical Association (BNGA)

Journal Articles (10)

  • Islam, M.N. (2020). Seasonal Livelihood Variation and Scio-economic Conflict of the Chalan Beel Wetland Area: A Case of Beel Chiroil at Pabna District in Bangladesh. Pabna University of Science and Technology Studies. Vol. 4 (1). pp 29-37. ISSN: 2308-6246.
  • Islam, M.N. & M.M. Islam. (2020). Underline Causes and Damage Assessment of Landslide Hazards in Bangladesh: A Case of 2017 event in Rangamati District. Lowland Technology International Journal. Special Issue on: Engineering Geology and Geotechniques for Developing Countries, 21(4): 246-254, ISSN: 1344-9656. ELSEVIER, Scopus.
  • Khatun, M.L., S.M.F. Sazzad, M.J. Uddin, M.N. Islam & M.A.H. Babu. (2020). Assessment of fire safety and availability of fire equipment’s in readymade garment industries: A case study of Ashulia Industrial area in Bangladesh. Journal of Science and Technology. MBSTU, ISSN: 2079-472X (In press).
  • Rahman, M. A. & Islam, M. N. (2018). Scarcity of Safe Drinking Water in the South-West Coastal Bangladesh. Journal of Environmental Science and Natural Resources, 11(1&2), 17-25. ISSN 1999-7361. https://doi.org/10.3329/jesnr.v11i1-2.43361
  • Islam, M. N. (2012). Flood Risks for the Char Community on the Ganges-Padma Floodplain in Bangladesh, International Journal of Environment, Vol. 2 (2), pp. 106-116. ISSN: 2186-0009.
  • Islam, M. N. (2012). Riverbank Erosion Induced Migration by the Char-dwellers in Bangladesh: Towards A Better Strategy. Asian Journal of Environment and Disaster Management, Vol. 4 (3), pp. 243-268. ISSN: 1793-9240 (print) and ISSN: 1793-9259 (online).
  • Islam, M. N., M. Z. Islam and K. Fujita, (2011), “Coping with flood disaster: household level responses by the char-dwellers on the river Padma in Bangladesh”, Indian Journal of Power and River Valley Development, Vol. 61 (9&10), pp. 159-171. ISSN: 0019-5537.
  • Akter, S. T., M. Z. Islam, and M. N. Islam, (2009), “An Investigation on Maintenance Problems of Some Flood Embankments in and around Dhaka City”, Indian Journal of Power and River Valley Development, Vol. 59 (3&4), pp. 38-49. ISSN: 0019-5537.
  • Islam, M. Z., M. N. Islam, and S. T. Akter, (2007), “Bank erosion of the river Meghna: Population displacement and socioeconomic impacts”, Indian Journal of Power and River Valley Development, Vol. 57 (10&11), pp. 241-252. ISSN: 0019-5537.
  • Islam, M. N., M. Z. Islam, and S. T. Akter, (2006), “Bank erosion hazards of the Padma river at Zanjira-socioeconomic impacts”, Indian Journal of Power and River Valley Development, Vol. 56 (3&4), pp. 123-130. ISSN: 0019-5537.

Conference Proceedings (7)

  • Akter, S. T., S. H. Hussain & M. N. Islam (2020). ‘Climate Induced Disaster Coping Strategies by the Charland Women in Bangladesh’ Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Bangladesh Environment (ICBEN-4), BAPA-BEN, Dhaka, 26-28 December 2020.
  • Islam, M. N. (2010). Survival Strategies of the Riverbank Erosion Displacees: A Study on Padma River in Bangladesh. Proceedings of the International Conference on Humanosphere Science School 2010, University of Gadjah Mada (UGM), Indonesia, 10-11 June 2010.
  • Islam, M. N. (2015). Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change in the Exposed Coastal Areas of Bangladesh. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Water and Flood Management (ICWFM-2015), IWFM, BUET, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 6-8 March 2015, pp. 591-598. ISBN: 978-984-34-2207-1.
  • Islam, M. N., K. Fujita, M. Z. Islam and N. C. Dey (2013), “Indigenous Knowledge-based Flood Risk Reduction and Management by the Padma Riverine Communities in Bangladesh”, Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Water and Flood Management (ICWFM-2013), IWFM, BUET, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 9-11 March 2013, pp. 177-185. ISBN: 978-984-33-7310-6.
  • Islam, M. N., (2011), “Hydrological Characteristics of Flood Hazards: Focusing on Char Community on the River Padma in Bangladesh”, Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Future for Human Security- SustaiN 2011, Uji campus, Kyoto University, Japan, 8-10 October 2011, pp. 352-361. ISBN 1884-8850.
  • Akter, S. T., S. H. Hussain & M. N. Islam. (2011). Natural Hazards Induced Socio-economic Vulnerabilities of Char-women in Bangladesh. Proceeding of the 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Future for Human Security- SustaiN 2011,Uji campus, Kyoto University, Japan, 8-10 October 2011, pp. 667-676. ISBN 1884-8850.
  • Islam, M. N. (2010). Survival Strategies and Migration Patterns of the Char Dwellers due to Riverbank Erosion Hazard: A Study on the River Padma in Bangladesh. Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Sustainable Future for Human Security- SustaiN 2010, CSEAS, Kyoto University, Japan, 11-12 December, 2010, pp. 209-212. ISSN 1884-8850.

Published Book (1)

  • Islam, M. N. (2017). Living with Hazards: Focusing on the Active Floodplain Areas in Bangladesh. The University Grants Commission of Bangladesh (UGC). ISBN: 978-984-34-1807-4.

Published Book Chapter (6)

  • Islam, M. N. (2020). Flood and River Erosion Impacts on Education Services of the Charland Communities in Bangladesh. In Humayun Kabir and Alak Paul (Eds.), Health and Environment in Bangladesh: Contemporary Research, University of Dhaka (Submitted).
  • Islam, M. N., S. K. Bala & H. Asada. (2013). Rethinking of Flood Warning System to Consider the Char-lands in Bangladesh. In, M.F. Ahmed, M. Khalequzzaman, & T. Ahmed (Eds.), Water Resources in South Asia: Conflicts to Cooperation. Bangladesh Poribesh Andolon (BAPA) and Bangladesh Environmental Network (BEN), Bangladesh (pp. 173-186). ISBN: 978-984-33-6234-6.
  • N. C. Dey, R. Saha, N. A. Khondaker, M. N. Islam, S. K. Bala and AKM S. Islam (2013). ‘Influence of Climate Change and River Water Level on Groundwater Table in Bogra District of Bangladesh’ In Ahmed, M. F., Khalequzzaman, M. and Ahmed, T. (Eds.) Water resources in South Asia: Conflict to Cooperation (pp. 68-75). BAPA-BEN, Bangladesh. ISBN: 978-984-33-6234-6.
  • Islam, M. N. (2016). ‘Climatic Hazards Induced Impacts on Women Livelihood in the Exposed Coastal Areas of Bangladesh.’ In Islam S. and M. Khalequzzaman (Eds.) Coastal and Marine Environment of Bangladesh (pp. 166-177). BAPA-BEN, Bangladesh. ISBN: 978-984-92384-7-8.
  • Islam, M. N. (2017). ‘Socio-economic conflict between Farmer and Fishermen group to extract water resources at the Chalan beel region in Bangladesh.’ In Islam M. S. and Khalequzzaman M. (Eds.) Sustainable Development Goals and Bangladesh Environment (pp. 157-167). BAPA-BEN, Bangladesh. ISBN: 978-984-93198-5-6.
  • Islam, M. N. (2018). Community-based Responses to Flood and River Erosion Hazards in the Active Ganges Floodplain of Bangladesh. In Shaw, R, K. Shiwaku and T. Izumi (Eds.), Science and Technology in Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia: Potentials and Challenges, (Chapter-18, pp. 301-325). ELSEVIER, USA. ISBN: 978-012-81-2711-7.

Conducted Courses (1)

  • • Climatology • Geo-morphology • Hydrology and Fluvial Morphology • Hazard and Disaster Management • Earth System Science • Research Methodology • Meteorology and Weather Forecasting • Agricultural Geography

Conference and Seminar Attended (6)

  • Session Co-chair (General Environment Session): 4th International Conference on Bangladesh Environment-2020
  • Session Co-chair: BAPA-BEN International Conference on Sustainable Development Goals and Bangladesh Environment-2017.
  • Session Chair (Disaster Risk Reduction Session): 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Development, UIU-ICSD 2018
  • Session Chair (Disaster Risk Reduction Session): 3rd International Conference on Sustainable Development, UIU-ICSD 2019
  • Session Chair (Disaster Risk Reduction Session): 4th International Conference on Sustainable Development, UIU-ICSD 2020
  • Organizing Committee Member: 6th International Conference on Water and Flood Management-2017. IWFM-BUET.

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