Achievement of Professor Dr Md. Kawser Ahmed
Bangladesh has land borders on its three sides and the Bay of Bengal on its South. To understand the geo-political, economic and environmental importance of the rich seas with 710 km long coastline, the Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman formulated ‘The Territorial Waters & Maritime Zones Act’ in 1974 with extreme foresight. Due to Hon’ble Prime Minister’s correct, timely, strong leadership and wisdom, the Peoples of Bangladesh got back the absolute sovereignty over the seas. In order to build skilled manpower to explore, extract and conserve the mineral and animal resources within maritime boundary of Bangladesh and to conduct research in different branches of Oceanography and to accelerate blue-economic development of the country for the sake of country’s overall development, the Department of Oceanography in University of Dhaka has been established in 2012 by the initiative of Dhaka University authority and Professor Dr Md Kawser Ahmed.
During the visit of Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi to Bangladesh, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed with National Institute of Oceanograpgy (NIO), India and Department of Oceanography, University of Dhaka in the presence of the Prime Ministers of Bangladesh and India on 7 June 2015 and since then, joint researches, seminars, symposiums and conferences are being held and teachers and scientists of NIO have been teaching as part-time teachers to the students of the Department of Oceanography.

The founding chairman of Oceanography Department Professor Dr. Md. Kawser Ahmed has won ‘Gold Medal’ from University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh for his remarkable contribution in research in 2016. He has represented Bangladesh in the 2018 Session on Oceanography in United Nations Head Quarters, New York and in the 2019 APEC Summit on Oceanography in China as a nominee of the Government of Bangladesh (Ministry of Foreign Affairs). He is a member of the Writing Team and Advisory Panel of World Ocean Assessment,

United Nations Head Quarters, New York (2018)

APEC meeting (2019)