Message from Administrator

The public relations office of the University of Rajshahi was established in 1963. The Press and Publications office was merged with Public Relations in 1983, and the office was renamed Press, Publications, and Public Relations. The Public Relations office was again separated from the Press and Publications office in 2000, and the two offices began to function separately. Professor M. Faruq Uzzaman was named the first administrator of the Public Relations Office. Since then, 11 administrators have offered services to the office.

Dr. Pradip Kumar Panday, Professor of Mass Communication and Journalism, is the incumbent administrator of the office, having taken over on January 11, 2022. Dr. Panday obtained his bachelor and master degrees in Mass Communication and Journalism from the University of Rajshahi and his PhD from the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom. His research interest includes Development Communication, Health Communication from the Perspective of Developing Countries, New Media and Society, Gender and Media, Children and Media, Mass Media and Contemporary Social Challenges, Right to Information, ICTs and Mass Media, Disaster, Risk, and Climate Change Communication.

He has mentored approximately 30 Master’s degree students and four PhD candidates. Dr. Panday has published numerous research publications in national and international journals and has offered presentations in over a dozen countries. He also writes columns for several print and online news outlets. He is a social activist who participates in several volunteer groups. Dr. Panday has ties with many national and international organizations, including the Ministry of Information, UNICEF, the United Nations Development Programme, ARTICLE 19, the Asia Foundation, and others.

Professor Dr. Pranab Kumar Panday
Public Relations Office