Professor Dr M Akhtaruzzaman officially took over the charge as the new vice-chancellor (VC) of the Dhaka University (DU) on 6 September 2017, said a press release.
Earlier, he had been a pro-vice chancellor (pro-VC) of the Dhaka University since June 23 in 2016. Dr M Akhtaruzzaman, a Professor of the Islamic History and Culture, was elected as a 'dean' of the arts faculty in 2014.
President Abdul Hamid, also the Chancellor of the DU, recently appointed him as the DU VC temporarily as per the section 11(2) of the Dhaka University Order of 1973.
While taking over the charges, Professor Akhtaruzzaman sought cooperation from all quarters and said, "All should have to work unitedly for running the university smoothly."
He was born at Kalipur village in Azizabad upazila of Barguna district on 1 July 1964.