Functional Set-up of SAURES

Administrative Structure

Currently, SAURES functions with one Director, one Associate Director, Three Deputy Director, one Accounts Officers and other administrative staff. The Director is the principal executive of SAURES. He is appointed for tenure of two years and is directly responsible to the Vice-Chancellor.


Director

The powers and functions of the Director are:

  • To ensure that the provisions of the SAURES ordinance are carried out and to exercise all powers necessary for this purpose
  • To carry out other duties and assignments as may be prescribed by the syndicate and Vice-Chancellor
  • To take initiative and necessary steps to fulfill the objectives of SAURES
  • To advise the SAURES authorities in all matters connected with the promotion of project-based research activities in the University
  • To be responsible for overall administration, implementation and supervision of all research projects of the University
  • To sign contracts on behalf of the University with national and international research funding agencies
  • To recommend the suitable research projects to the RAC for final approval
  • To act as drawing and disbursing officer of research funds and to sign all cheques related to research expenditures, specially, for SAU funded projects. Some STD accounts funded by the foreign donor agencies other than SAU are, however, operated jointly with the Project Director/Principal Investigator
  • To release funds for research projects with approval from the Vice-Chancellor
  • To act as Member-Secretary of the Governing Body and Research Advisory Committee, and as member to the Academic Council, the Committee for Advanced Studies and Research, and other appropriate bodies of the University, and
  • To act as the Chief Editor of “Journal of the Sylhet Agricultural University (JSAU)”and SAU Research Proceedings published by SAURES

Associate Director

The Associate Director is directly responsible to the Director of SAURES. He helps the Director in all matters connected with the formulation of policies to promote the SAURES activities. However, he is usually empowered by the Director to carry out the following functions-

  • To examine, scrutinize and review research projects submitted by the teachers of the Academic Departments
  • To recommend suitable research projects to the Director for final approval
  • To monitor and evaluate annual reports of the ongoing projects and final reports of the completed projects
  • To organize seminars and workshops
  • To publish the proceedings of research reports presented in the annual workshop of SAURES and
  • To act as the Executive Editor of “Journal of the Sylhet Agricultural University (JSAU)”and SAU Research Proceedings published by SAURES

Directors

Serial No. Directors Terms
1 Prof. Dr. Motiar Rahman Howlader 15-02-2009 to 27-01-2013
2 Prof. Dr. A.F.M. Saiful Islam 27-01-2013 to 00-00-0000
3 Prof. Dr. Md. Shahidul Islam 00-00-2000 to till date

Associate Directors

Serial No. Directors Terms
1 Dr. Mohammad Safi Ullah Bhuyian 25-10-2011 to 23-05-2014
2 Dr. Suman Paul 25-05-2014 to 03-10-2016
3 Dr. Nirmal Chandra Roy 19-10-2016 to 29-10-2018
4 Dr. Md. Mahfujur Rahman 30-10-2018 to till date

Deputy Directors

Serial No. Directors Designation
1 Debashis Saha Assistant-Director
2 Md. Monuwarul Haque Assistant-Director
3 Dr. Sultana Bilkis Deputy Registrar

Others

Serial No. Directors Designation
1 Md. Ali Hossan Account officer
2 Afroza Akter Senior Office assistant Grade-I