Profile of Dr. Muhammed Mahbubur Rahaman

Profile of Dr. Muhammed Mahbubur Rahaman

Dr. Muhammed Mahbubur Rahaman
Associate Professor
Institute of Education and Research
Phone: 9661920-73/8204;
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Short Biography:

Dr. Rahaman is involved with diverse professional activities, thus obtained a vast professional experiences through working in different capacities with different organisations for the last 20 years of his professional carrier. He awarded his PhD in 2017 from University of Canterbury, New Zealand. He also did a research based Masters in Inclusive and Special Education from University of Canterbury, New Zealand in 2011. At present, he holds multiple positions, like: Chairman of the Department of Special Education under IER, DU; Course Coordinator of the Advanced course on Disability, Autism and Inclusive Education; Assistant Proctor for University of Dhaka; Moderator of Dhaka University Quiz Society; and so on. He has developed a Tertiary Teacher Development Program titled as Post-Graduate Diploma in Higher Education Teaching (PGDipHET) as the Team Leader for BUP. He is the author of 05books, 02 translated books, and published a number of research articles in various national and international journals. He had presented papers in different national and international conferences, i.e the AARE 2016 in Melbourne; ECER Conference 2015 in Budapest; ICERI 2011 in Madrid; Annual meeting of AERA, 2012 in Vancouver; and so on. His areas of interests are inclusive and special education, educating children with disabilities, globalisation and policy issues in special education, ICT in education, life-skill based education, action research, teacher training, hearing impairment, assistive technology, sign language, teacher training, modern teaching, etc. As recognition of his works, he has achieved awards from various national and international agencies, like EERA Bursary Award 2015 as the best emerging researchers in the European Education Research Conference; UC Doctoral Scholarship in 2014, etc. In undertaking and implementing research/developmental projects, he had also received researches grant/funding from: MoE, ADB, CIDA, NAEM, UGC, Bangladesh Police, TQI-II, University of Canterbury etc.

Degree Name Group/Major Subject Board/Institute Country Passing Year
Ph.D. Education (Focus on Inclusive Education for pupils with disabilities) University of Canterbury New Zealand 2017
Masters Inclusive and Special Education University of Canterbury New Zealand 2011
Post Graduate Diploma Education University of Canterbury New Zealand 2010
Masters Special Education University of Dhaka/ IER Bangladesh 1999
Bachelor Education (Hons) University of Dhaka/ IER Bangladesh 1998
Award Type Award Title Year Country Description
International NIP Annual Award 2019 2019 India

This award was received for extra-ordinary contribution towards Disability and Development in Bangladesh.

International Emerging Researcher's [EERA Bursai] Award 2015 2015 Hungary

This award was achieved in

Research Interest
Subject Description
Disability and Disaster
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Education
Sign Language, Deaf and Hearing Impairment
Community Policing and Sucicide
Teaching Learning Activities (Andragogy, Pedagogy and Heutagogy)
Education for Sustainable Development
Social Justice., Globalisation, Global Citizenship Education and Critical Theory
Teacher Education and Policy Issues in Education
Action Research
ICT, Multimedia Classroom and Educational Development
Children with Disabilities
Inclusive and Special Education
Project/Research Supervision
Level of Study Title Supervisor Co-Supervisor(s) Name of Student(s) Area of Research Current Completion
M.Phil Exploring the Effective Teaching Methodology for Accounting Subject at Secondary Schools in Narsinghdhi District Prof Dr Fakir Rafiqul Alam Dr Muhammed Mahbubur Rahamn Md Waliur Rahaman

Teaching Learning for Accounting at Secondary Level

Masters A comparative study on effectiveness between Manual Method and Oral method for fostering academic achievement of Hearing Impaired children at Primary schools. Muhammed Mahbubur Rahaman Tasnim Islam (M.Ed, Roll 012511, and Session: 2011-12)

Teaching strategies and Readiness for Inclusive Education

Masters Exploring Effectiveness of Existing Evaluation System at Primary Schools for Students with Hearing Impairment in Bangladesh MUhammed Mahbubur Rahaman : Tasnim Islam (M.Ed, Roll 012511, and Session: 2011-12

Special Education for Children with

Masters Readiness of Primary Schools for Inclusion of Children with Special Needs: A study at primary level in Bangladesh Muhammed Mahbubur Rahaman Zuyena Rowniz (Med, Roll Session 2010-2011)

Primary Education and Children with Disabilities

Project/Research Work
Subject Project Name Source of Fund From Date To Date Collaboration
Tertiary Education Developing Course Curriculum for Post Graduate Diploma in Higher Education Teaching (PGDipHET) [Team Leader] Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP) 01-03-2019 Office of the Evaluation Faculty ad Curriculum Development (OEFCD), BUP
Culture and heritage Co-investigators and co-author for the book chapter Traditional Craftsmanship In Bangladesh. This chapter has included in the Bangladesh book on Intangible Cultural Heritage of Bangladesh. Female role of preserving traditional craftsmanship as well as the traditional dimension of women and artifacts has been explored alongside the other information on heritage craftsmanship in Bngladesh. Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Government of Bangladesh, in Collaboration with International Information and Networking Centre of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Asia-Pacific Region under the auspices of UNESCO 01-08-2018 01-07-2019 Dr Faruq Shah
Education (Public Examination) Study on Causes, Effects and Possible Ways of Curbing the Menace of Question Leakage in the SSC Examination Ministry of Education and NAEM 01-06-2018 15-07-2019 Md. Shoukat Ali Khan; & K.M.Kowsar Ali
Policing and Suicide Research Project on The causes of suicide in Bangladesh and the role of community policing in minimizing risk factors: A community survey in some rural districts Bangladesh Police 01-06-2017 30-06-2018 Dr Faruq Shah
Climate Change Climate Change Adaptation Among Fisher Communities in Noakhali District, under Under the project CDMP GoB and DANIDA 16-01-2009 19-12-2010 Nature Conservation Management (NACOM), Dhaka
ICT in Secondary Education Education Information Dissemination E-Network (EDEN) Project TQI-SEP, Ministry of Education 01-06-2008 30-06-2019 Teachers' Training College (Women), Mymensingh
Disability Community Based Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities in Alikadam CIDA, Canada 01-01-2006 31-12-2008 Poverty Alleviation and Social Development Organisation (PAASDO), Bandarban
Invited Talk
SL Invited Talk

Key note paper on Budgetory allocation for police 2012-13: Reality and expectations [presented in a round table discussion] on 10th May 2012 at Bangladesh Press Club VIP Lounge


Panel Discussant, Psychological tests in Bangladesh: past, present and future, held on Saturday, 22 June 2019, organised by the National Institute of Mental Health, Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka.


Key note paper on Investing on Education for ending Child Marriage [ti a policy dialogue between policy makers and civil society], Organized by Up for School Coalition, Bangladesh on June 13, 2015 at BRAC Inn, Dhaka.


Talk on Self as a researcher: the Challenger of doing research in the field of inclusive education and disabilities, Organised by Inclusive and Special Education Research Group (ISER), University of Canterbury, New Zealand, 20017


Speech on Sign Language and Rights of Persons with Hearing Impaired, at the Closing Ceremony of Sign language training course organised by SDSL Sep 28, 2018


Challenges for students with disabilities at University, Speech on RC Majumder Hall of DU on the occasion of Celebrating the International Disability Day 2015 on 3rd December, organised by PDF


Speaker on Autism Myths


Talk on Disability Situation in Developing Countries with a special focus on Bangladesh, Plain FM Radio Christchurch, New Zealand, on 27 April 2017 from 2.00 pm to 3.00 pm


Speech on Road to Development: Tertiary Teacher Education for 21st Century [at the Inaugural Ceremony of Post Graduate Diploma in Tertiary Education], 05 July 2019 at Bangladesh University of Professionals, Dhaka, Bangladesh


Speech on Road to Development: Tertiary Teacher Education for 21st Century [at the Inaugural Ceremony of Post Graduate Diploma in Tertiary Education], 05 July 2019 at Bangladesh University of Professionals, Dhaka, Bangladesh


Talk on Life as a Researcher: The PhD Journey, Critical Literacies in Schools (CritLit) Research Group, School of Teacher Education, College of Education, Health and Human Development, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

SL Collaboration & Membership Name Type Membership Year Membership Expire Year
1 ‘Inclusion of People with Disabilities’ Thematic National Group under National Forum of Organizations working with the Disabilities (NFOWD). Thematic Group Member 2002
2 Dhaka College HSC 95-96 Society (Reg with RJSC) Member 2017 Life Time
3 UC Alumni Community. Alumni & Development office, University of Canterbury, New Zealand Member 2011 Life Time
4 Australian Association of Educational Research (AAER) Member 2017
5 European Education Research Association (EERA) Member 2015
6 Tata Consultancy Services, India Brand Ambassadors 2007
7 Dhaka University Alumni Association (DUAA) Life Member 2019 Life Time
8 Creativity and Change Research Lab, College of Education, University of Canterbury,New Zealand Member 2014
9 Inclusive Special Education Research Hub, University of Canterbury, New Zealand Member 2014
10 American Education Research Association (AERA), USA Member 2012
Title Organization Location From Date To Date Description
Associate Professor Department of Special Education, Institute of Education and Research University of Dhaka 19-06-2019 Currently Working
Chairman Department of Special Education Institute of Education and Research, University of Dhaka 01-06-2018 Currently Working
Assistant Professor Institute of Education and Research University of Dhaka 07-01-2014 18-06-2017
Lecturer Department of Special Education, Institute of Education and Research University of Dhaka 09-01-2011 19-06-2014
Lecturer (Education). (Bangladesh Civil Service-BCS: Education cadre) Ministry of Education, Government of Bangladesh Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education 23-07-2009 08-01-2011

Major responsibilities include:

Lecturer (Education) Ministry of Education, Government of Bangladesh Government Teachers Training College (Women), Mymensingh 02-07-2005 06-11-2008

Major responsibilities include: Teaching different courses in the M.Ed, B.Ed, and STC courses; conduct sessions in the in-service and pre-service CPD training courses for the secondary school teachers of Bangladesh; supervising action research project undertaken by B.Ed trainees; etc.

Instructor of URC Department of Primary Education (DPE), Ministry of Primary and Mass Education, Government of Bangladesh Upazilla Resource Centre, Kalmakanda, Netrokona 02-08-2004 30-10-2004
Field Sociologist Nature Conservation Management and IRG (International Resource Group) of the US Nishorgo Support Project, Ministry of Environment and Forest (worked on Teknaf Game Reserve and Chunuti Wild Life Sanctuary 01-04-2003 30-06-2004

Major responsibilities were: Develop research proposal and design research and education projects; Doing presentation; Communication with donors; provide advice to the organisation; supervise education program;

Assistant Coordinator (Education & Research) Centre for Services and information on Disability (CSID), Dhaka Dhaka, Bangladesh 22-08-2002 15-09-2002
Research Assistant Centre for Services and information on Disability (CSID), Dhaka Dhaka, Bangladesh 28-12-2001 30-07-2003

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