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I am an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Appropriate Technology (IAT) of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET). Prior joining to academia, I worked for a couple of years in administration. I received my Master Degree in Environmental Engineering and Bachelor Degree in Chemical Engineering from BUET. Though I am a university teacher by profession, I enjoy writing greatly. For me, writing is a great passion. I worked as a correspondent and contributing writer at different National English Daily Newspapers and Magazines during my undergraduate study. I have authored a book on Liberation War of Bangladesh, titled 'Alokh Juddha'. And still I try to contribute regularly to Bangladeshi mainstream newspapers. I earnestly solicit your blessings for my forthcoming book ‘Affaire de Coeur’ As an academician, my primary aim is to address different socio-economic issues through my research and writing. The overarching objective of my research is to provide the environment that best addresses the needs of my motherland. My research interests broadly encompass issues related to Management of Technology, Biotechnology, Food and Environmental Engineering and Management. My work has appeared in international peer-reviewed scientific journals such as Life Sciences, Elsevier, Applied Water Science, Springer, Journal of Scientific and Innovative Research, Journal of Nature Science and Sustainable Technology and Industrial Engineering & Management. The two-way knowledge transfer that results from engagement activities is a powerful way of shaping one’s own knowledge. I am thus keen to engage with international organizations, government agencies and industries with a view to sharing our experiences with each other. I am also happy to be a sparring partner, especially for students who are graduating, who are making life choices, and who are puzzling with their career paths. This website contains my academic and professional as well as extracurricular information. It also contains information for students regarding the courses I take as a teacher. For any query, suggestion or collaboration, please contact: ahmadfarid@iat.buet.ac.bd

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Creative writing in English is not very popular in Bangladesh yet. It’s really challenging for homegrown Bangladeshi writer to popularize their English fiction to readers. Nevertheless, there are a growing number of fiction writers across the country who regularly writes short stories for literary supplements of different English dailies and magazines. And it is heartening that readers are now becoming interested to the stories these authors are producing.

Columns and articles published in newspapers don't have to be the end result of one’s work. Instead, they could be the beginning of a book. During my undergraduate study (1997-2000) just before the beginning of the new millennium, I worked as a correspondent and contributing writer of a national daily English Newspaper ‘The New Nation’ of Ittefaq Group of publications limited, Bangladesh. If you are interested to read some of those articles, please feel free to communicate with me to collect a compiled copy of my articles..

অমর একুশে গ্রন্থমেলায় প্রকাশিত হয়েছে বাংলাদেশ প্রকৌশল বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়ের সহকারী অধ্যাপক ফরিদ আহমদের মুক্তিযুদ্ধের বই ‘অলখ যোদ্ধা’। একাত্তরের নয়মাস বাঙ্গালীর জীবনের গুরুত্বপূর্ণ এক অধ্যায়। এ সময়ে ঘটে গেছে জানা অজানা বহু ঘটনা। লক্ষ কোটি মুক্তিকামী মানুষের প্রত্যক্ষ পরোক্ষ অবদানেই বাংলাদেশের স্বাধীনতা অর্জিত হয়েছে। একজন মাস্টারের মুক্তিযুদ্ধে পরোক্ষ অংশগ্রহণকে নিয়েই এগিয়েছে বইয়ের প্রতিটি ধাপ। শুধু সশস্ত্র সংগ্রামই নয়, পরোক্ষভাবেও কিভাবে মুক্তিযুদ্ধে অনেকে অবদান রেখেছিলো তা বইটিতে তুলে ধরছেন লেখক।

অনেকের মনে থাকার কথা, নব্বই দশকের দ্বিতীয়ার্ধে অ্যারোমেটিক সাবান প্রথম ‌হালাল' সাবান হিসেবে বাংলােেদেশর বাজারে আসে। শতভাগ হালাল সাবান। বর্তমানে হালাল কসমেটিকসের জন্য বিশ্বজুড়ে যে নতুন ট্রেন্ড শুরু হয়েছে, বাংলাদেশ অনেক আগেই এই বিষয়ে ইনোভেটিভ চিন্তা করেছে। সেই সময়টাতে অ্যারোমেটিক সাবানের বিপুল চাহিদার পেছনে হালাল শব্দটিই ছিলো প্রধান কারণ। বিশ্বজুড়ে সচেতন মুসলমান ভোক্তাদের মধ্যে হালাল বিউটি প্রোডাক্টের আগ্রহ দিন দিন বেড়ে চলছে। হালাল প্রসাধন প্রীতি কেবল মুসলিমদের মধ্যেই নয়, অমুসলিমদের মধ্যেও বাড়ছে। সাম্প্রতিক এক গবেষণা প্রতিবেদন অনুযায়ী, ২০১৩ সালে বিশ্বজুড়ে মুসলমানরা কেবল প্রসাধনেই ব্যয় করেছে ৪৬০০ কোটি মার্কিন ডলার।

The countdown for the Cricket World Cup 2019 has begun. Very few of us know the amount of planning required for such an event. To give an idea of the size of the operation, Steve Elworthy, MD of the 2019 World Cup, while talking to SportsPro, pointed to the 350 training sessions planned for the competing squads at match day venues and out grounds.

In FY 2019-20, Tk. 87,620crore (16.75 percent of the total budget allocation) has been allocated in the budget for education and training. This is the highest allocation ever for education in the country’s national budget. The University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh approved a budgetof Tk. 8,088.49 crore for the country’s 45 public universities.The commission also sanctioned Tk. 64.40 crore as research support for 37 universities, which is 0.80 percent of the total education budget for FY 2019-20.

Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) is the highest seat of technical education in Bangladesh and now regarded as one of the best engineering education institutes in the world. Hundreds of meritorious students get themselves admitted in BUET and the campus resounds with their pithy and wise talks. Perhaps there is no University in the world like BUET where the galaxy of talented students of the whole country swarms. BUET has many highly qualified teachers with great academic and intellectual attainments. There is no doubt about the degree of their devotion and sincerity to their profession.

My research student Ahsan Uddin Murad (Mau Murad) is defending his MSc thesis at Technology Transfer Office (TTO), Institute of Appropriate Technology - IAT, BUET The thesis topic has been accepted for further study in PhD program funded by University of Alberta and also in University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) Australia under our Prime Minister fellowship of worth 2 crore taka (2.5 Lac US Dollar).