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About the Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University

Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University ( শেরেবাংলা কৃষি বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়) or SAU is the oldest agricultural institution in Bangladesh and South Asia, situated in Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka. It was established on December 11, 1938 as Bengal Agricultural Institute (BAI) and later upgraded to university in 2001 renaming Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University.

Since its establishment, this university is playing a role in agricultural research and development (R&D) of the region through creation of knowledge, agricultural technology generation and transfer, crop diversification and intensification for the benefit of farming communities. SAU offers undergraduate and post graduate degrees through course credit system and also Ph.D. courses.

A Brief History

SAU was established as Bengal Agricultural Institute (BAI) on December 11, 1938 by Sher-e-Bangla A. K. Fazlul Huq, the then chief minister of undivided Bengal. The Bengal Agricultural Institute was renamed East Pakistan Agricultural Institute in 1947. After the emergence of Bangladesh as an independent country in 1971, the name of the institute was spontaneously changed to Bangladesh Agricultural Institute (BAI). Since its inception in 1938, the BAI had been functioning as a Faculty of Agriculture under Dhaka University. After the establishment of Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU) at Mymensingh in 1961 its academic function was transferred to BAU in 1964 until its upgrade to Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University in 2001.

SAU became the 17th public university of the country in 2001. The Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University Act 2001 was passed in the Parliament of Bangladesh on 9 July 2001. The foundation stone of the university was laid by the then Prime Minister Shiekh Hasina on 15 July 2001 and inaugurated the university activities through the appointment of the first vice-chancellor. SAU functioned as a university from 2001 with a single faculty, namely Faculty of Agriculture following the issuance of a notification by the government as per requirement of the Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University Act 2001. On 22 June 2009, a bill was placed in the parliament to assign the president as chancellor replacing the prime minister.Agribusiness Management, the second faculty started in 2007; the third faculty Animal Science & Veterinary Medicine has been functioning from 2012 and Fisheries and Aquaculture faculty has started its functioning from January, 2017.

A brief on Library

Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University Library is situated in a separate 3 storied building at the east wing of the university administrative building. This library has a glorious history. It was established in 1938. At that time it was established as Bengal Agricultural Institute (BAI) on December 11, 1938. Most probably, it is the first special library of Bangladesh. The library is fully automated with RFID Technology. The library has a collection comprising the major subjects of agriculture and related subjects. The details are given below (as on November, 2016)-

Hard copy books:39,793 books (including theses);
Hard copy of journals:132 titles;
Hard copy of theses:1937 titles;
e-Journals:12110 titles (JSTOR, AGORA, HINARI and OARE ) and 32,000 journals by INASP-PERii;
e-Books:700 (approx.);
Online Books:7346 tiles (Oxford Scholarship Online, MyiLibrary/Pearsons, Taylor & Francis, CRCNetBase) and Wiley Online Library & 3819 titles from Research4Life;
Institutional Repository:SAUL Archive & Digital Archive on Agricultural Theses and Journals;
TEEAL:2.5 Million Pages Agricultural Related Articles [LAN based The Essential Electroic Agricultural Library]
Remote e-Access:Ezproxy [Trial period over]
PKP:Public Knowledge Project

Library University location at GOOGLE MAP

Library Committee

Committee Members



    Professor Dr. Kamal Uddin Ahammed



    Chairman, Library Committee &
    Vice Chancellor
    Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University [Ex-Officio]
    kuahamed@yahoo.com & vc@sau.edu.bd



    Professor Dr. Md. Sekender Ali





    Member, Library Committee &
    Pro- Vice Chancellor, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University [Ex-Officio]
    msa_sau@yahoo.com



    Professor Dr. Md. Anwarul Haque Beg




    Member, Library Committee &
    Treasurer, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University [Ex-Officio]
    mahbegsau@yahoo.com




    Prof. Dr. Md. Fazlul Karim




    Member, Library Committee &
    Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University [Ex-Officio]
    pdmfkarim@yahoo.com




    Prof. Dr. Mohammad Mizanul Haque Kazal



    Member, Library Committee &
    Dean, Faculty of Agribusiness Management, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University [Ex-Officio]
    mhkazal@gmail.com



    Professor Dr. Md. Jahangir Alam




    Member, Library Committee &
    Dean, Faculty of Animal Science & Veterinary Medicine, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University [Ex-Officio]
    jangalam@yahoo.com






    Member, Library Committee &
    Dean, Faculty of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University [Ex-Officio]



    Professor Dr. Parimal Kanti Biswas




    Member, Library Committee &
    Dean, Post Graduate Studies, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University [Ex-Officio]
    parimalbiswas@hotmail.com



    Professor Dr. Md. Nazrul Islam




    Member, Library Committee &
    Director (Research), Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University [Ex-Officio]
    nislam63@yahoo.com



    Professor Dr. Md. Mizanur Rahman





    Member, Library Committee &
    Director (Students Affairs), Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University [Ex-Officio]
    mrahman_1968@yahoo.com



    Professor Dr. Md. Mufazzal Hossain





    Member, Library Committee &
    Director (Outreach Programme), Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University [Ex-Officio]
    mufazzal_hossain@yahoo.com



    Professor Dr. Md. Forhad Hossain




    Member, Library Committee &
    Proctor, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University [Ex-Officio]
    forhadsau@gmail.com



    Professor Dr. S. M. Zabed Ahmed




    Member, Library Committee &
    External Library Specialist, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University [Nominated by VC]
    and Librarian (a.c.), University of Dhaka
    smzahmed@yahoo.com



    Professor Dr. Md. Shahidul Islam




    Member, Library Committee

    Teacher Representative, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University [Nominated by VC]
    msislamsau@yahoo.com



    Professor Md. Hasanuzzaman Akand




    Member, Library Committee

    Teacher Representative, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University [Nominated by VC]
    zakandmh@yahoo.com



    Dr. Md. Anwarul Islam




    Member Secretary, Library Committee
    Librarian, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University [Ex-Officio]
    librarian@sau.edu.bd
    anwarpulak@gmail.com

TOR of the Committe

TOR of the Library Committee at Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University


  • Planning, Organization and Policy making for library administration;

  • Formulation of the procuring policy of the library materials;

  • Budget Formulation;

  • Formulation of the Rules and user policy for the library.

Library Staff


    Dr. Md. Anwarul Islam



    Librarian
    Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University
    amwarpulak@gmail.com
    librarian@sau.edu.bd


    Md. Shofiullah Akand



    Additional Librarian
    Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University
    shofiullah_71@yahoo.com


    Md. Kamim Shahriar



    Deputy Librarian
    Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University
    kamimsaul@yahoo.com


    Mrs. Ismat Jahan Kadir



    Assistant Registrar
    Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University
    ismatjahansau@yahoo.com


    Mrs. Aktari Jahan



    Assistant Registrar
    Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University


    Md. Nazmus Shahadat



    Assistant Computer Programmer
    Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University
    nazmulpust@gmail.com


    Md. Sirajul Islam



    Section Officer
    Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University


    Bandana Roy



    Documentation Officer> Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University


    Mrs. Selina Begum



    Senior Library Assistant [PRL]
    Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University



    Md. Kamaluddin Ahmed



    Senior Library Assistant
    Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University


    A. K. M. Elius Kabir



    Junior Library Assistant
    Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University


    Abdul Hekim Pathen



    Junior Library Assistant
    Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University


    Zohura Begum



    Senior Office Attendant
    Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University


    Md. Monir Hossain



    Senior Book Binder
    Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University



    Md. Shafiqul Islam



    Senior Office Attendant
    Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University


    Md. Golam Faruk



    Senior Attendant
    Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University


    Md. Amirul Islam



    Senior Office Attendant
    Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University


    Md. Jasim Uddin



    Senior Book Binder
    Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University


    Rehana Begum



    Senior Attendant
    Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University


    Md. Abdul Mannan



    Senior Security Guard
    Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University


    Md. Abdus Sobhan



    Senior Security Guard
    Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University


    Md. Abdul Aziz



    Senior Security Guard
    Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University


    Jibon Molla



    Security Guard
    Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University

Library Project

UGC-HEQEP Sub-Project

e-Capabilities Enhancement of SBAU Library for Learning, Teaching and Research Development (CP-3654)

About the Project

Project Management Committee

Position in Sub-ProjectDetails
Sub-project Manager
Deputy Sub-Project Manager
Member, Sub-project Management Team
Member, Sub-project Management Team
Member, Sub-project Management Team

Project Staff

Position in Sub-ProjectDetails
Manager
Junior Librarian Cum Data Supervisor
Accountant
Data Entry Operator
MLSS