About SAU Research System (SAURES)

Sylhet Agricultural University (SAU) was established in 2nd November2006 to provide facilities for higher education, research and extension in all the branches of agricultural sciences. Since its inception, SAU has been conducting both degree oriented (Master and Doctoral Programme) and non-degree (project-based) research activities. Initially, the management of both degree and non-degree research programmes of SAU was taken care of by the University authority. With the passage of time, the number of degree research students had substantially been increased. The research fund allocations from Government of Bangladesh and International Agencies had also been increased simultaneously. Meanwhile, some funding agencies preferred to allocate fund separately for degree and non-degree research programmes. In addition, some international agencies raised their fund for the development of SAU research. All these events and conditions led SAU research activities to gain a momentum creating enormous pressure especially in ensuring proper administrative functions. Hence, SAU authorities had to think to reorganize and diversify its research administration. Sylhet Agricultural University Research System (SAURES) established Ordinance 2008 and maintained by the University as an integral part thereof and subject to the provisions as this ordinance it shall have responsibility of co-ordination for research both fundamental and applied in all branches of Agricultural sciences. Since then, the project-based research activities carried out by the teachers of different faculties of SAU came under the direct management of SAURES.

Aims and objectives

  • To provide support for research work of highest order in all branches of agricultural sciences for advancement and dissemination of knowledge in those subjects currently in force at this university and those which may be instituted in future according to the need of the hour
  • To formulate, organize, frame, co-ordinate and execute all research schemes with the co-operation of respective academic departments according to the genius of the university and the need of the country
  • To make arrangements for monitoring and evaluation of research programmes.
  • To organize symposia, conferences and seminars on various aspects of agricultural sciences
  • To publish journals, bulletins, research reports and other information materials of both fundamental and applied nature and to create necessary facilities for this purpose
  • To perform such other acts whether incidental or not, as may be requested in furtherance of the objectives of the University

SAURES Authorities

Governing Body
of Sylhet Agricultural University Research System

Research Advisory Committee
of Sylhet Agricultural University Research System

Functional Set-up of SAURES