Profile of Jahangir Alam

Profile of Jahangir Alam

Jahangir Alam
Assistant Professor
Department of Communication Disorders
Faculty of Social Sciences
Phone: 01716637992
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Short Biography:

Mr. Alam is one of the first graduating Speech and Language Therapists in Bangladesh. While he was working as the course coordinator and lecturer of Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) at Bangladesh Health Professions Institute (BHPI), CRP, he went to the University of Sheffield in 2013 to pursue his M. Sc in Speech Difficulties funded by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, UK. Before that, in 2012, he completed his first masters in Early Childhood Development from the University of BRAC, Bangladesh. On returning to Bangladesh, he joined the Department of Communication Disorders, the University of Dhaka as a Lecturer in 2015. Currently, he is a doctoral student of Speech Science program at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Degree Name Group/Major Subject Board/Institute Country Passing Year
Masters Speech Difficulties University of Sheffield United Kingdom 2014
Masters Early Childhood Development BRAC University Bangladesh 2012
Bachelor Speech & Language Therapy University of Dhaka Bangladesh 2009
Ph.D. Speech Science (Ongoing) University of Auckland (Ongoing) New Zealand 0000
Award Type Award Title Year Country Description
National Bangabandhu Overseas Scholarship 2018 Bangladesh

Awarded Bangabandhu Overseas Scholarship in 2018 by University of Dhaka, funded by the Government of Bangladesh to study PhD in Speech Science at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

International Commonwealth Scholarship 2013 United Kingdom

Awarded Commonwealth Shared Scholarship in 2013 by Commonwealth Commission and University of Sheffield, UK for academic and leadership excellence (to study MSc in Speech Difficulties at the University of Sheffield, UK)

National Academic excellence award 2011 Bangladesh

Academic excellence award during masters in Early Childhood Development (ECD), 2011, by institute of educational development, BRAC University.

National Meritorious student scholarship 2006 Bangladesh

Awarded meritorious student scholarship during study of B. Sc in Speech and language Therapy (Third year 1st semester, 2006) at BHPI, CRP for outstanding academic success.

Research Interest
Subject Description
Research Interest

Language Teaching

Language Acquisition

Bangla Speaking Children's Language and Literacy Development

Child Language Difficulties

Bi or Multilingualism

Project/Research Supervision
Level of Study Title Supervisor Co-Supervisor(s) Name of Student(s) Area of Research Current Completion
No project/research supervision is found
Project/Research Work
Subject Project Name Source of Fund From Date To Date Collaboration
Speech and Language Science Early lexical development in Bangla speaking children PhD Scholarship 01-05-2019 University of Auckland
Invited Talk
SL Invited Talk
No invited talk is found
SL Collaboration & Membership Name Type Membership Year Membership Expire Year
1 Member of Communication Therapy International, UK Founder member 2012
2 Alumni of University of Sheffield, UK 2014 Life Time
Title Organization Location From Date To Date Description
Assistant Professor Dept. of Communication Disorders, University of Dhaka Dhaka, Bangladesh 01-11-2018 Currently Working
Lecturer Dept. of Communication Disorders, University of Dhaka Dhaka, Bangladesh 25-08-2015 31-10-2018
Lecturer and Course Coordinator Bangladesh Health Professions Institute (BHPI), CRP Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh 01-06-2010 15-08-2015
Journal Article
Nure Naznin, Md Jahangir Alam and Md Shahoriar Ahmed : Adaptation of Apraxia Battery for Assessing the Patients with Apraxia, Journal of Medical Research and Health Sciences, vol.3, no.10 pp.1114-1123, 2020 .
Md Jahangir Alam : Speech and Language Therapy for Post-Surgical Cleft Palate Children, Dhaka University Journal of Linguistics, vol.10, no.19 pp.115-131, 2018 .
Md Jahangir Alam : Adaptation of Preschool Language Scale-4 (PLS-4) for Screening Language Development of Bangla Speaking Children, The Dhaka University Journal of Linguistics, vol.9, no.18 pp.83-100, 2017 .