Pabna University of Science and Technology

Faculty Profile

Md. Sohel Rana


Assistant Professor

Department of Urban and Regional Planning

Pabna University of Science and Technology

Pabna, Bangladesh

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+8801753973645  (Personal) (Office) (Personal)

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Total Publications: 10

Total Publications (10)


Teaching Experience (2)

  • Assistant Professor: 09 March 2019 - Present
  • Lecturer: 26 August 2015 - 08 March 2019

Administrative or Other Experience (2)

  • Former Assistant Proctor
  • Chairman: March 2017 - May 2022

Research Interests (1)

  • Remote Sensing, Transportation Planning and Management, Environmental Planning and Management, Land Use Planning, Urban Sustainability

External Affiliation (2)

  • Member of Building Approval Committee: Atgharia Municipality, Pabna, Bangladesh
  • Member of Building Approval Committee: Pabna Municipality, Pabna, Bangladesh

Awards & Recognition (2)

  • Technical and Meritorious Scholarship
  • Dean's Award: Academic Excellence for the Academic Year 2012-13 and 2013-14 of BURP Program

Journal Articles (9)

  • Rana, M. S., Uddin, M. S. Assessment of demand and supply of public bus services in Khulna city corporation area of Bangladesh. Case Studies on Transport Policy, Elsevier Ltd. (Under Review)
  • Rana, M. S., Sarkar, S., Sadat, M. N., Tabassum, T., Fahim, A. U. (2022). Predicting Potential Change in Land Cover and Its Effect on the Temperature of the Land Surface: A Case Study of Khulna City Corporation, Bangladesh. Environment and Urbanization Asia, 13(2), SAGE Publications.
  • Rana, M. S., Sarkar, S. (2021, November). Prediction of urban expansion by using land cover change detection approach. Heliyon, 7(11), e08437, Elsevier Ltd.
  • Parvez, M., Rana, M. S. 2021. Investigating the Causes of Increasing Consumer Demand for Real Estate Housing in Bangladesh. International Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis, pp. 1753-8270, Emerald Publishing Limited. DOI 10.1108/IJHMA-09-2020-0111
  • Chakma, M., Rana, M. S., Pramanik, M. A. 2018. Prediction and analysis the causes of increasing an illegal etaxi in Bangladesh municipalities: A case study of Pabna Municipality. International Journal of Crowd Science, Vol. 2(3), pp. 178-197, Emerald Publishing Limited. DOI: 10.1108/IJCS-06-2018-0010
  • Rana, M. S., Azad, M. A. S. A. 2016. Indigenous Coping Mechanisms in Managing Multi-Hazard Risks of Cyclone: A Case Study on Santa Village in Khulna District. American Academic and Scholarly Research Journal, Vol. 8(6), pp. 31-37.
  • Islam, M. S., Rana, M. S. 2017. Analysis of Pedestrian Facilities in CBD Area of Pabna Municipality, Bangladesh. Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Vol. 11, pp. 1025-1037. DOI: 10.17265/1934-7359/2017.11.005
  • Rana, M. S., Azad, M. A. S. A., Islam, M. J. 2018. Vulnerability Assessment of Cyclonic Hazards in Coastal Region of Bangladesh. Urban and Regional Planning, Vol. 3(2), pp. 34-43. DOI: 10.11648/j.urp.20180302.11
  • Rana, M. S., Uddin, M. S., Azad, M. A. S. A. 2016. Evaluation of Bicycle Environment for Urban Mobility: A Case of Selected Roads in Khulna Metropolitan City. Social Sciences, Vol. 5(6), pp. 77-85. DOI: 10.11648/

Conference Proceedings (1)

  • Rana, M. S., Hossain, M. T., Sadat, M. N. 2017. Analysis of Trip Generation Model of Pabna Municipality. International Conference on Civil Engineering, Architecture and Planning, RUET, Rajshahi, Bangladesh

Conducted Courses (16)

  • URP 4212: Participatory Planning Workshop
  • URP 4210: Environmental Planning and Management - Lab
  • URP 4209: Environmental Planning and Management
  • URP 4205: Urban and Regional Economics
  • URP 4104: Project Planning and Management - Lab
  • URP 4103: Project Planning and Management
  • URP 4000: Project/Thesis
  • URP 3211: Research Methodology
  • URP 3208: Transportation Planning - Lab
  • URP 3207: Transportation Planning
  • URP 3109: Water Resources Planning
  • CE 3107: Transportation Engineering
  • URP 3103: Housing and Real Estate Development
  • URP 2202: Urban Planning Techniques - Lab
  • URP 2201: Urban Planning Techniques
  • URP 2101: Urban Planning Principles

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