Professor Shamsuzzaman Khan, director general of Bangla Academy, was appointed as 'Bangabandhu Chair' Professor at Islamic University (IU) in Kushtia on Monday.
The appointment decision was made at the 242nd syndicate meeting of the university with its Vice-chancellor Professor M Harun-Ur-Rashid Askari in the chair.
IU Pro-VC Professor M Shahinoor Rahman, Treasurer Professor M Selim Toha, acting registrar SM Abdul Latif and, among others, were present at the meeting.
Born in Manikganj district, Professor Shamsuzzaman Khan was the director general of Bangladesh National Museum and Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, according to UNB.
The primary obligation of the post is to conduct research on 'Bangabandhu and Bangladesh' so that the new generation could learn and know more about the Father of the Nation.
The 'Bangabandhu Chair' was established at IU Bangla department on 20 July 2017.
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