Four renowned researchers of the country have been selected as professors of University Grants Commission (UGC) for the next two years.
The decision was made at a meeting chaired by UGC Chairman Professor Dr Kazi Shahidullah on Tuesday, said a press release.
The selected UGC Professors were- Dr Fakrul Alam, retired Professor of English department of Dhaka University, Dr Khorshed Ahmed Kabir, retired Professor of Nuclear Engineering of Dhaka University, Dr ABM Abdullah, retired Professor of Medicine of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University and Dr Md Abdul Mannan Akanda, ex-Vice Chancellor and retired Professor of Plant Pathology of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University.
According to UGC Professorship guideline, the retired renowned researchers were given the UGC Professorship.
The UGC Professors will receive a monthly honorium, which shall be equivalent to the highest monthly salary of a selection grade professor. The UGC professor will be attached to a university or an approved research institution of his/her choice.