Prof. Dr. Jahangir Alam Khan
Prof. Dr. Jahangir Alam Khan is a renowned agricultural economist with specialization in agricultural and rural development, agribusiness, agricultural policy, trade liberalization and comparative advantage in agriculture, non-government organizations in rural development, income distribution and poverty. He has 40 years experience in research and teaching. He has published 152 books and research papers on agricultural and rural development. Currently he is holding the position of Vice-Chancellor, University of Global Village (UGV), Barisal.
He has received prestigious Ekushey Padak in 2020. He was a freedom fighter in 1971. Dr. Alam is the former President of Bangladesh Agricultural Economists’ Association. In addition to publishing a large number of research papers and books at home and abroad, he edited a number of scientific journals and workshop/ seminar proceedings.
He received several awards including the Presidential Award for Agricultural Development in 1980 and Dr. S.D Choudhuri Gold Medal given by the Bangladesh Academy of Agriculture for his outstanding contribution to Agricultural and Rural Economics in 2004. He is a life member of Bangladesh Economic Association, Bangla Academy, Asiatic Society and Krishibid Institution Bangladesh. He is also a columnist.