Professor Dr. A A M S Arefin
Professor Dr. A A M S Arefin (Vice Chancellor, University of Dhaka)
Professor Dr. A A M S Arefin Siddique was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh on October 23, 1953. He annexed his MA degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from the University of Dhaka in 1975 and topped the list in his batch. He earned his Ph.D. degree in 1985 from the ‘University of Mysore’, India. Dr. Arefin Siddique was taught and trained at the universities of Manila, Minnesota and Cornell at U.S.A. His academic career at the University of Dhaka spans over 35 years.
Before assuming the position of the Vice-Chancellor Dr. Siddique was in the Dhaka University Senate and Syndicate for many years as an elected member of the teaching faculty. He was also President and General Secretary of the Dhaka University Teachers’ Association for several terms. Dr. Siddique has served on many national committees concerned with education, broadcasting and culture. He has been Chairman of the Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (a national news agency of Bangladesh), Member of the Bangladesh Press Institute, Chairman of the Department Mass Communication & Journalism and Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Dhaka. He served as a Visiting Fellow at the Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, U.S.A.
He participated in many national and international seminars and workshops dealing with communication and media issues. Dr. Siddique is involved with many socio-cultural organizations of diverse nature and regularly lectures on various aspects of national life. He relentlessly fights for democracy, rule of law, peoples’ right to information and education through his inspirational speeches and writings.
His areas of concentrations are interpersonal communication and instructional communication.