Wakil Ahmed
Wakil Ahmed

General Information
Former Vice-Chancellor of National University
University Teacher

Full Name: Professor Wakil Ahmed

Affiliation: University of Dhaka

Current Position: Supernumerary Professor of the Department of Bangla

Date of Birth: April 05, 1941

Place of Birth: Murshidabad, West Bengal

Nationality: Bangladeshi


Professor Wakil Ahmed (born 05 April 1941) is a Bengali language writer, academic and scholar who has been working as Professor of Bangla Language and Literature at the University of Long Distance. He is renowned for literary research and criticism.

Ahmed was born in Azadnagar, Shutti thana of Murshidabad district of West Bengal. His father's name was Reazuddin Biswas and mother's name Habiba Begum. Wakil Ahmed passed matriculation examination from Nimitita Goursandur Dwarkanath High School in Murshidabad in 1956. In the Department of Science, he passed Intermediate examination from Jangipur College in Murshidabad in 1958. He got his graduation degree from Central Calcutta College in 1960 in Bangla. He passed MA in Bangla from Calcutta University in 1962. Finally he obtained PhD in 1972 from Dhaka University. His Ph.D. Thesis title: Name of the folk literature of folk literature of Bengal. In 1980, he received D, Lit from Calcutta University. The subject of his research at this time was the section of the thoughts and thoughts of the Bengali Muslim in the nineteenth century. Ahmed has always taught Bangla Department of Dhaka University.

Ahmed has always taught Bangla Department of Dhaka University. He started researching and writing and published from the beginning of his career. From 1990 to 1994, he was the Pro-Vice Chancellor of Dhaka University.

Ahmed was appointed as the Vice-chancellor of Bangladesh National University from 21 July 2005 to 26 December 2007. In December 2007, he was removed from the office. From 1996 to 1997 he was the President of Bangladesh Asiatic Society and from 2002 to 2006, he was the President of Bangla Academy.

Ahmed was awarded Ekushey Padak in 2004 by the Government of Bangladesh for his research contribution.

As of 2010, Ahmed served as a Supernumerary Professor of the Department of Bangla at the University of Dhaka.

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