Teaching

Teaching Interest

I believe problem-based learning can be an effective way as it helps students to correlate and solve engineering, scientific and management problems. My goal in teaching is to help students to develop their skills and knowledge regarding management of technologies, to know their strengths and comfort zones, and learn to address critical scientific questions.

Classroom Teaching

My way of teaching is to adapt inductive method integrated with conventional deductive method to provide the appropriate learning environment. It is important to bring out the best from students. Classroom assessment should target improving perceptions of the students, make them more creative and keep them keen towards the course contents.

Courses Offered

Regularly ten courses are offered under the MSc program in Management of Technology (MOT) of Institute of Appropriate Technology (IAT), BUET. I teach the following post graduate courses 1) Technology Transfer and Diffusion Techniques 2)Technology Assessment 3)R&D and Innovation Management. And I occasionally give lectures in workshops on Light Engineering Sector.

Institute of Appropriate Technology (IAT) Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET)

Other Activities

For me, writing is a great passion. My favorite pastime is writing. And I write at my recess periods. Being able to relay a message through a written story has got to be my most beautiful gift. It really is something I’m quite passionate about. I hope my story will reach the ends of the earth and the message I so earnestly desire to communicate is well received. That’s why I always desire a platform through which I can talk with a large number of people.

  • I got my first book “ Alokh Judda” published in ‘Ekushey Boi Mela (Ekushey Book Fair) of 2018.You can look through in the following link.
  • In University life (during the undergraduate study) I worked as a correspondent and contributing writer (1997-2000) of a national daily English Newspaper ‘The New Nation’ of Ittefaq Group of publications limited. I tried to write articles on issues of social significance. Many articles were published in different English Daily Newspapers and Magazines. You can read a few of my newspaper articles in the following link below.
  • I have earned a `Certificate of Entry’ for submitting a Radio Play ‘A Sweet Home’ in International Radio Playwriting Competition 1999 `Write around the World’ organized by BBC World Service & British Council.
  • I Submitted a Radio Play ‘I am not a Ghost’ for International Radio Playwriting Competition 2013, Organized by BBC World Service & British Council in partnership with Commonwealth Writers and co-produced by The Open University. You can read the play in the following link.
  • I submit short stories every year for Short Story Writing Competition around the world, organized by Commonwealth Foundation, UK. You can peruse the stories in the following link.
  • Very recently, I’ve been selected by an International Committee of Literary Merit of the Cesar Egido Serrano Foundation (Fundación César Egido Serrano in Spanish) and the Museum of the Word (Museo de la Palabra in Spanish) headquartered in Quero, Toledo of Spain as the Ambassador of the Word and the Spanish language in the world from Bangladesh. This designation is granted annually to new writers around the world whose works promote peace and concord between humans and those who recognize the great power of words to inform, comfort, relate to, and unite people across cultures.

ফরিদ আহমদের বই ‘অলখ যোদ্ধা’

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 …

NEAR THE RIVER MARI

NEAR THE RIVER MARI

As we were walking through the betel leaf and areca nut gardens, I was reminded of the famous lines of the poem ‘Sphulinga’ of the Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore: “I …

Of a model or a pupil

Her innocent face was looking very gorgeous. The dimple formed on her left cheek by laughing had increased the beauty of her appearance. And the lovely laughter, showing solely the …

Family Dialogue

“Romeo, get ready and hurry up, my charmer. You don’t have enough time. It is already ten minutes past nine. You haven’t had your breakfast yet, lovee. By this time, …

Ridicule

“Mummy, Mummy! Hunger is causing my stomach spasm. Please, give me some food to eat.” little Mani said. “I’ve nothing to give you, son. Instead, you can devour me” malnourished …

I’m not a ghost

Characters Noor, Namira, Omera, Proma, Nefertiti, Female Ghost SCENE ONE                        INT. NAMIRA’S BEDROOM. EARLY NIGHT OMERA :                   (SCREAMING) What the hell are you doing, Namira? Please don your cloth properly. Don’t strip …

Of people and politics

The emergence of Bangladesh as an independent country was a dream of millions of people desirous of getting freedom from the dependency of Pakistan that has come true. We were …

Women’s emancipation

In our society men think it’s macho to underestimate and humiliate women. To women they are obtrusive and interloping. Man lambaste their wives for slight mistakes. A bluestocking may think, …

Unfair means in exams

Adopting unfair means in examinations is an effrontery to our education. Students are courting unfair means in public exams from age to age. But at present it has turned to …

Want of morality

It is a common gossip that almost all professionals don’t have an iota of morality. Because they adopt any sort of jobbery to earn boodle. But what makes the common …

How Time Flies

Men on the hop all day always say ‘I don’t have time to respire’, what he means is that time passes more quickly than he realizes. On the other hand, …

Measures to prevent dowry

Sex is a powerful and satisfying means of human communication and marriage is a ritual ceremony through which men and women get their legitimate right to have sex with one …

Unfair means in exams

In a National Seminar the Education Minister claimed that the teachers were able enough to prevent copying in the HSC exam. But the evil has gone deeper than the Honourable …

Sudden increase of rape

According to UNB report, every day at least four girls are becoming victims of rape. But very few wrong doers have actually been punished so far. The Home Minister said, …

Literacy

When I was a student of class I, our maid servant was Chinu. At that time, I was just learning the techniques of solving simple addition and subtraction. Each day …

23 NOVEMBER: INTERNATIONAL DAY OF WORDS

The Museum of Words (Museo de la Palabra in Spanish) is a non-profit organization, part of the Cesar Egido Serrano Foundation (Fundación César Egido Serrano in Spanish), whose ethos is …

Parable

“Eat the ball, King.” the holy person, preparing little balls by kneading leaves of an herb and eating them one after another in the deep forest, said. At night the …

Deprived Baby

“Congratulations! Cuddle the baby close to your breast, Woman” The obstetrician said.  “I don’t wish to breast-feed my baby, Doctor” Alisha replied. “I believe you love my spectacular figure, Honey.” …

The Evolution of BUET

Farid Ahmad 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 …