Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology


Prof. Dr. A. M. M. Safiullah joined as VC at AUST

  Kazi Rafiqul Alam, Chairman, Board of Trustees (BoT) and Acting Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Kazi Shariful Alam received Prof. Dr. A. M. M. Safiullah as Vice-Chancellor of AUST with flowers  

Prof. Dr. A. M. M. Safiullah, Former Vice Chancellor of BUET joined as Vice-Chancellor of Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology (AUST) on 01 August 2011. Prof. Safiullah took over the charge as Vice-Chancellor from Prof. Dr. Kazi Shariful Alam in a reception meeting which was presided over by Kazi Rafiqul Alam, Chairman; Board of Trustees (BoT). Prof. Dr. M. H. Khan ( Advisor of the University),  Deans of the faculties, Heads of the departments, Proctor, Advisor of Student’s Welfare and Registrar of university were also present in the reception meeting.  

Prof. Dr. A. M. M. Safiullah was born in Mymensing on 17 August 1947.  He obtained the B.Sc. (Engg.), Civil, degree in 1969 and M.Sc. Engineering Degree in 1977 from Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology, Dhaka and Ph.D. degree from University of Strathclyde in 1981 under a Commonwealth Scholarship. After graduation Dr. Safiullah worked in a local Consulting Engineering firm and then joined the Design Directorate of the Water Development Board in 1971. He joined the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) as a Lecturer in Civil Engineering in 1973 and was appointed a Professor of Civil Engineering in 1984. He was Head of the Dept. of Civil Engineering (1993–95), Dean of the Faculty (1998-2000, 2001), Director, Planning and Development (1989-1993), Project Manager, University of Alberta-BUET Institutional Linkage Project (1989-93), Director, Directorate of Continuing Education at BUET (1995-2000). In August 2006 he was appointed as the 10th Vice Chancellor of BUET, a post he continued till August 2010. Prof. Safiullah has acted as Consultant to a large number of national and international projects. He was a Member of Panel of Experts (advising the Bangladesh Bridge Authority) for the Bangabandhu (Jamuna) Bridge and is also currently a member of the Panel of Experts for the Padma Bridge. He is also the President of Bangladesh Society for Geotechnical Engineering. 

H.E. Mr. Zillur Rahman, Hon’ble President, Peoples Republic of Bangladesh has appointed him as Vice-Chancellor of Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology for a four years term. Prof. Dr. Kazi Shariful Alam, Treasurer of AUST was the Acting Vice-Chancellor of AUST before Prof. Safiullah joined. Earlier Prof. Dr. M. Anwar Hossain was the Vice-Chancellor of AUST from February 2007 to January 2011. Prof. Dr. M. H. Khan was the Founder Vice-Chancellor of AUST who served as Vice-Chancellor from 1995 to 2007.