Vision of the Department

Going par excellence is the cornerstone of every decision in all aspects of the Department of Public Administration

The Department of Public Administration envisions to transform its students into knowledge based and well informed high quality human resources capable of shouldering arduous responsibilities of administrative and managerial tasks in their real life situation required for accelerating the pace of ever increasing development work to cope with the rising expectations of the people of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh in 21st century.

Mission of the Department

  • With a view to translating the far reaching vision in to visible outcome, the department intends to produce knowledge based, well informed and qualified graduates properly equipped with skills and aptitudes in the areas of state craft, dynamics of social changes and intricacies of operational modes of governmental functions with special emphasis on the inter-linkage amongst different organs of government and non-government organizations in order to deliver efficient services to the citizens to advance the cause of rapid national development.
  • It also aspires to contribute to an open debate on policy options, programmes and the ways that both policies and programmes affect society through producing high quality, evidence based research.
  • The department intends to build a culture of leadership and service among its graduates and is dedicated to making significant contribution to Bangladesh and the international community through public service in diverse institutional setting.

Core Values of the Department

In support of its vision and mission, faculty and staff members are committed to the following core values:

  • Professional excellence: individual excellence in all aspects of professional life
  • Ethical values: Personal integrity and ethical professional behaviour
  • Collaboration and teamwork: collaboration on the basis of inclusion and outcome orientation
  • Learning and critical thinking: lifelong learning and engagement in problem solving
  • Continuous improvement in all aspects of the department, both educational and administrative
  • Adaptation to a changing local and global environment
  • Responsible citizenship: social responsibility and service to the community.


List of Chairmen

Sl. No. Name of Chairmen From To
1. Dr. A.T.M. Obaidullah 09/08/1993 08/08/1996
2. Professor M. Shamsur Rahman 09/08/1996 09/08/1999
3. Dr. A.T.M. Obaidullah 09/08/1999 02/05/2000
4. Kazi Maruful Islam 02/05/2000 31/07/2001
5. Dr. A.T.M. Obaidullah 01/08/2001 11/09/2001
6. Professor Abdur Rahman (Dean of the Faculty of Social Science-in Charge). 15/09/2001 18/11/2001
7. Professor M. Shamsur Rahman 19/11/2001 24/07/2004
8. Naznin Islam 24/07/2004 10/10/2005
9. Fardaus Ara 10/10/2005 31/07/2006
10. Tanzir Mosabbir 01/08/2006 31/07/2009
11. Dr.Pranab Kumar Panday 01/08/2009 31/12/2011
12. Md.  Mosafizur Rahman Khan 01/01/2012 31/05/2013
13. Dr. Md. Awal Hossain Mollah 01/06/2013 31/05/2016
14. Dr. Parvaz Azharul Huq 01/06/2016 31/05/2019
15. Dr. Shajeda Aktar 01/06/2019 onward

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