Former professor of physics at Rajshahi University and three-term vice chancellor of Chittagong International Islamic University (CIIU) Professor Dr. A. K. M. Azharul Islam is ranked 4th in Bangladesh (1st in Rajshahi University) in Physics in ‘World Scientist and University Rankings’.
The scientific basis for evaluation is H index, I-Ten index, total citations and others. In order to evaluate the scientific activities of scientists of all disciplines in innovation, research, achievement, etc. the ranking of more than 7 lakh scientists is done on the basis of scientific method among about 88 lakh scientists working all over the world.
A total 1794 scientists of Bangladesh including 99 students of Rajshahi University got rank. It ranks 1, 53,273 scientists from Asia and 7, 09,389 from around the world.
VC said on the basis of score obtained in different categories of selected scientists. A. K. M. Azharul Islam was ranked 4th in Bangladesh, 1551st in Asia and 8773 among the world physicists.
Dr. A. K. M. Azharul Islam started teaching physics at Rajshahi University in January 1968. He later became the Vice Chancellor of Chittagong International Islamic University in 2002.
The Professor published 267 research articles in the research journal. Almost all of these articles have been published in international journals. Apart from, he has won a total of 16 awards including gold medals from home and abroad by honourable President, Prime Minister and Minister of Education. In recognition of his research in physics, he first received the International ISESCO Prize from Bangladesh in 2001.
So far he has written 17 books. Of these, 1 book was published from New Delhi, 1 from New York and 1 from Beirut. Besides, he has published 149 articles on physics and other popular topics at home and abroad. He is still actively researching and writing books.
Professor Dr. A. K. M. Azharul Islam was born in 1946 in the village of Khordabalail in Hatsherpur union of Sariakandi upazila of Bogura district. From Dhaka, the only board of education in the country, he secured 8th position in the metric examination. He won first place in all subsequent public examinations. He was one of the two recipients of the Presidential Medal in Pakistan in recognition of his achievement in the Masters examination in 1967.
The man of this masterpiece of Bogura has elevated the status of the country in the world court by achieving an important ranking among the scientists of the world. Civil society, well-wishers and university authorities have congratulated him on his achievement and wished him good health.