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Office of Graduate Studies

Professor Dr. Biswas Karabi Farhana
Director of Graduate Studies
Office Contact: ADM 621
NSU ext: 1077 and 2061

Office of Graduate Studies 
Office Contact: NAC 646, NSU ext: 1062 and 6463

Graduate education, comprised of Graduate Diploma, Master and PhD study programs, is an important investment in one’s career development. This is more so in an increasingly globalized job market. In appreciation of this reality, North South University already offers 15 graduate study programs at master’s level (see the list below). These programs, taught by faculty members with PhD degree from reputed universities, offer excellent opportunities for fresh undergraduates as well as those who are in jobs already to further develop their potential as intellectual leaders for a wide range of career paths in business, industry, government, research institutions, universities, NGOs and international agencies.   In January 2015, NSU took another pioneering step by establishing an Office of Graduate Studies and Research. It is entrusted with the overall responsibility of enhancing quality of graduate education by promoting coordination among NSU’s graduate education programs and facilitating learning from each other’s experiences as well as from national and international experiences. Schools and departments are responsible for the design and delivery of graduate research programs and for the welfare of graduate students. The overarching goal of the Office of the Graduate Studies and Research is to contribute to NSU acquiring increased national and international recognition as a quality graduate degree-conferring institution.

With this in view, the Office of Graduate Studies strives to:
  • Promote and enhance the quality of graduate education and research
  • Facilitate development of a coherent graduate education curricula  
  • Maintain consistency among all graduate programs
  • Support the schools and departments in accessing resources for enhancing graduate education quality
  • Initiate research across schools that is consistent with NSU mission and vision
  • Oversee, in coordination with the Registry, the processes of graduate admissions to degree completion
  • Ensure, in cooperation with academic units, graduating competent and capable graduates.

For facilitating the work of the GSR Office, a Graduate Council, comprising of the Director of GSR (who is also the Chair of the Council), School Deans and Graduate Program Coordinators (GPCs), has been formed. The council serves as an advisory body of the GSR Office. NSU’s Treasurer and its Consultant for Educational Quality are also members of the council. The photograph shows the participants in the first ever meeting of the Graduate Council on 19 February 2015.

Graduate Study Programs

NSU’s graduate study programs offer higher education and research for enhancing professional and research capability required in specialized fields for increasingly globalized job market. Graduate students have access to NSU’s financial support system as well as opportunity to work for faculty research projects. Currently NSU offers the following graduate degree programs:

The credit requirement varies from 30 to 60, so does the research/thesis requirement depending on program’s professional or specialization requirement. The Office of Graduate Studies coordinates the graduate application and admission processes with the schools, departments, and graduate program coordinators (GPCs). The graduate application minimum requirements are:

  • Four-year bachelor degree
  • GPA 2.75 and above
  • English proficiency   
  • A brief statement of purpose with the application and
  • Work experience, mandatory for EMBA and EMPH.

The screened applications are then called for an Admission Test. The final assessment is based on:

  • Previous academic records
  • Performance in the written test  (English and subject aptitude) and
  • Viva voce.

Graduates with bachelor degree from universities in the country including those of NSU’s own and those from other countries enroll in these graduate study programs. NSU master degree serves the graduates well for professional jobs at home and abroad and for doing PhD in good universities in developed counties.The intake time is January, May and September. Applications are received throughout the year. Respective academic unit’s Graduate Program Coordinators or the Office of Graduate Studies may be contacted for further information. (See below).

Graduate Research

The Office Graduate Study and Research also promotes graduate student research to foster and sustain an environment of academic excellence at NSU. The graduate student research is guided by a committee of three faculty members, of whom one serves as the research supervisor and Chair of the committee. The student chooses the supervisor according to required expertise to guide the research. The student then, in consultation with the supervisor, chooses two other faculty members for completing the committee. One of the three-member committee comes from a sister department or discipline.

 Graduate Seminar

Graduate seminar is a key building block for success in graduate education and research and the career thereafter.  Thus, GSR Office, in cooperation with the academic units, seeks to promote graduate seminars on a regular basis. The purpose of graduate seminars is to provide graduate students with exposure to the style of presentation and scholarly discussions centering different research issues including policy implications of research findings.

Graduate Tracer Study

The GSR work would also involve conducting Tracer Study of NSU graduates with master degree to know about their academic and professional advancement since their graduation from NSU and to receive feedback as to how their respective curriculum has served them to pursue their career. The tracer study findings are important inputs for curriculum revision that are processed through NSU’s Academic Council.

Graduate Program Coordinators  (GPCs) 



Dr. Tamgid Ahmed Chowdhury
Professor & Director
MBA and EMBA Programs
NSU Ext: 1701, 1787
Dep. Office Ext: 1763, 1760, 1764


Dr. Asad Karim Khan Priyo
Associate Professor & Chair
Department of Economics
NSU Ext: 1800
Dept. Office Ext: 1814, 1815


Dr. Md. Rashedur Rahman
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
NSU Ext 1507
Dept. Office Ext 1526

Dr. AQMA Rahman Bhuiyan
Professor & Chair
Department of English and Modern Languages
NSU Ext: 2003
Dept. Office Ext: 2020, 2021

Dr. Sk Tawfique M. Haque
Professor & Director
Department of Political Science and Sociology
NSU Ext: 2162, 2104
Dept. Office Ext: 6353

Dr. Chaman Ara Keya
Assistant Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology
NSU Ext: 1917
Dept. Office Ext: 6417, 6262

Dr. Md. Hasanuzzaman Shohag
Associate Professor
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
NSU Ext: 1962
Dept. Office Ext: 6266, 6448

Dr. Md Delwer Hossain Hawlader
Associate Professor & Chair
Department of Public Health
NSU Ext: 2297
Dept. Office Ext: 1914, 1937

Dr. M. Emdadul Haque
Professor & Chair
Department of History and Philosophy
NSU Ext: 2110
Dept. Office Ext: 2111

Dr. Nadim Reza Khandaker 
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
NSU Ext: 6233
Dept. Office Ext: 1990

Dr. Mohammad Monir Uddin 
Associate Professor
Department of Mathematics and Physics
NSU Ext: 6212
Dept. Office Ext: 1560

Mr. Haroon Ur Rashid
Department of Architecture
NSU Ext: 1851
Dept. Office Ext: 6245

Dr. Mohammad Sujauddin
Associate Professor
Department of Environmental Science & Management
NSU Ext: 2056 
Dept. Office Ext:  2059

Dr. Md. Rizwanul Islam
Professor & Chair
Department of law
NSU Ext: 2100
Dept. Office Ext: 6365


Dr. Rizwan Khair
Associate Professor
South Asian Institute of Policy and Governance (SIPG)
Dept. Office Ext: 2163, 2164