Head of Office:  Jiban K Mishra
Designation:  Director
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In 1969, the Planning and Development Office was established for preparing all the project proposals for development of the University of Dhaka. From then, this office is responsible for preparation of all the project proposals, project appraisals, reports of development work/activities, project completion reports. Further and above, this office also keeps and prepares the records, working papers, decisions of the Planning and Development Committee under the article 32 (1) of the Dhaka University Order 1973. A part from this, this office acts the member-secretary role of the Study-Grants Committee, and the Master Plan Committee, constituted by the order of the Vice-Chancellor dated 09-09-1972.

Functions :

 

The Planning and Development Office mainly entrusted with the task of exploring and acquiring resources from the Government of Bangladesh and donor agencies/countries for development of infrastructure of imparting quality teaching and conducting advanced research in the University. With this end in view, this office prepares and processes all development plans/projects/schemes (Investment and Technical Assistance) of the University for Government approval as per instruction of the Vice-Chancellor. Planning and development office also prepares ADP and monthly/quarterly/half-yearly and annual progress reports along with project completion report for submission to the University Grants Commission and relevant Ministries/Divisions. The Engineering office extends there cooperation to the Planning and Development Office in the preparation of the estimates needed for plans/projects/schemes. This office makes coordination with the Engineering Office and the Accounts Office as regarding the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of plans/projects/schemes.

 

This office also makes arrangements for collection of UNESCO Coupons to import scientific equipments, chemicals and laboratory apparatus, books and journals, other reading materials etc. from abroad.

 

This office also looks after day to day activities of the Dhaka University Press.

 

Over and above, the Planning and Development Office works under the direct supervision and direction of the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Dhaka.

 

On-going project/schemes:

 

a) Special Development Project of the University of Dhaka-2nd Phase (July, 2006-June, 2010)

Major component(s):

01. Construction of a 10-storeyed Twin Hall upto 3rd floors of the South block and upto 5th floors of the North block for 500 female students on the railway land to the east of the Curzon Hall with ancillary facilities.

02. Construction of 4th floor of the Centre for Advanced Research in Physical, Chemical, Biological & Pharmaceutical Science (Centre of Excellence) and procurement of substation equipment and a generator.

03. Cladding with fancy brick on the exterior of the building for the Department of Applied Physics, Electronics & Communication Engineering.   

 

 

b) Special Development Project of the University of Dhaka-3rd phase (January, 2009-December, 2013)

 

Major component(s):

01. Construction of a 10-storeyed Hall for 1000 male students between the land of the Muktijoddaha Ziaur Rahman Hall and the Surja Sen Hall with ancillary facilities.

02. Construction of 10-storeyed Twin Hall (from 4th to 10th floors of the South block and from 6th to 10th floors of the North block) for another 500 female students on the railway land to the cast of the Curzon Hall with ancillary facilities.

03. Construction of vertical extension of 2nd (part), 3rd (part) and 4th floors of the extension building No-2 of the Ruqayyah Hall for 128 female students with ancillary facilities.

04. Construction of 12-storeyed tower building for residence of senior teachers and officers with ancillary facilities.

05. Construction of remaining portion of 3rd and 4th floors of the Mokarram Hossain Khandkar Vijnan Bhaban

06. Installation of a generator for Dhaka University Library:

07.Preparation of a Master Plan.

 

c) Development of teaching quality and infrastructure of the Public Universities –Dhaka University part (Umbrella Project-1st phase (Revised) (July,2006-June, 2011)

 

Major component(s) under this project/scheme:

01. Construction of a separate building for the Faculty of Social Sciences (2-storey with 10-storeyed foundation).

02. Construction of a 2-storey building with 6-storeyed foundation for the Department of Soil, Water and Environment.

03. Construction of another floor on the extension building of the Faculty of Business Studies.

04. Construction of 1st floor of the Geology Building.

05. Expansion of the Science Complex Building (5th floor) for the Department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology.

06. Construction of the 4th floor (remaining part) and 5th floor (part) of the Arts Buildings.

07. Construction of the 1st floor of the extended part of the Kazi Motahar Hossain Bhaban (Science Annex Building)

    08. Construction of the 3rd floor (for 24 female students) on the extension building No. 2 of the Ruqayyah Hall.

 

d) Rehabilitation and renovation of the old building and other structures of the Public Universities of Bangladesh- Dhaka University Part. (Umbrella Project) (July, 2007-June, 2011)

 

Major component(s):

01. Repair and renovation of the Department of Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

02. Repair and renovation of the Mokarram Hossain Khandkar Vijnan Bhaba upto 2nd floors

03. Repair and renovation of Institute of Statistical Research & Training.

04. Repair and renovation of the Institute of Nutrition and Food Science

05. Repair and renovation of the Science Library

06. Repair and renovation of the Kazi Motahar Hossain building upto 1st floor

07. Repair and renovation of the Faculty of Fine Arts buildings

08. Repair and renovation of the Institute Social welfare & Research buildings 

09. Repair and renovation of the Lecture theater building

10. Repair and renovation of the Institute of Education Research building

11. Repair and renovation of the Institute of Business Administration buildings 

12. Repair and renovation of the University Laboratory School & College buildings

13. Repair and renovation of the Ruqayya Hall

14. Repair and renovation of the Shumsun Nahar Hall, Library, Dining Hall & Auditorium

15. Repair and renovation of the Nowyab Faijunnessa Chowdhurani Female Hostel.

16. Repair and renovation of the Jagannath Hall (North & South House)

17. Repair and renovation of the Salimullah Muslim Hall

18. Repair and renovation of the Zahurul Huq Hall (Main building, Extension building and Tin shade building)

19. Repair and renovation of the Bangladesh-Kuwait Moietry Hall

20. Repair and renovation of the Shahnawaz Hostel

21. Repair and renovation of the Green Road IBA Hostel

22. Repair and renovation of the Sir A. F. Rahman Hall

23. Repair and renovation of the Muktijoddha Ziaur Rahman Hall

24. Repair and renovation of the Bangabandhu Sheik Mujibur Rahman Hall

25. Repair and renovation of the Kabi Jasim Uddin Hall

26. Repair and renovation of the Sir P.J Hartog’s International Hall

27. Repair and renovation of the Administrative Building

28. Repair and reconstructions of the Library Building

29. Repair and renovation of the Dhaka University Medical Centre Buildings 

30. Repair and renovation of the Press buildings

31. Repair and renovation of the Physical Education Buildings

32. Repair and renovation of the BNCC Buildings

 

e) Procurement of scientific equipment for improvement of educational facilities in the public Universities- Dhaka University Part (Umbrella Project). (January, 2009-June, 2012)

 

Major component(s):

Procuring scientific equipment for the following science related departments/institutes/centers :

 

1. Faculty of Science :

  1. Department of Physics
  2. Department of Mathematics
  3. Department of Chemistry
  4. Department of Statistics, Biostatistics and Applied statistics.
  5. Department of Geography and Environment
  6. Department of Geology
  7. Department of Applied Physics, Electronics and Communication Engineering
  8. Department of Applied Chemistry & Chemical Technology
  9. Department of Applied Chemistry Chemical Technology
  10.  Department of Computer Sciences & Engineering
  11. Institute of Statistical Research and Training

 

2. Faculty of Biological Sciences:

  1. Department of Botany
  2. Department of Zoology
  3. Department of Soil, Water & Environment
  4. Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  5. Department of Psychology
  6. Department of Microbiology
  7. Department of Fisheries
  8. Department of Clinical Psychology
  9. Department of Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology
  10. Institute of Nutrition and Food Science

 

3. Faculty of Pharmacy:

  1. Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  2. Department of Clinical Pharmacy & Pharmacology
  3. Department of Pharmaceutical Technology

4.  Institute of Information Technology

5. Centre of Advanced Research in Physical, Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences (Centre of Excellence)

6. Dhaka University Medical Centre

f)  Development of Public Universities-(Umbrella Project) Dhaka University part (construction of a building for accommodation of 1000 students at the Jagannath Hall of the University of Dhaka. (January, 2009-June, 2012)

Major component(s):

01. Construction of a building for accommodation of 1000 students (Including 400 students residing in the dilapidated and risky Shahheed Santosh Chandra Bhattacharyya Bhaban) at the Jagannath Hall of the University of Dhaka

g) Institutionalizing the Department of Women’s Studies of the University of Dhaka. (July, 2004-June, 2010)

Project Director :

                                                Dr. Najma Chowddury

                                                Professor, Department of Women’s Studies

                                                University of Dhaka.

Objectives of the Project : 

      a) Build a pool of qualified researchers and consultants in the area of women’s/ gender studies.

      b) Help raise public awareness on gender issues and to help remove existing forms of gender bias in knowledge systems that inform national policy.

      c) Enhance women’s empowerment and strengthen their agency in the area of organizing for change towards a society based upon gender justice.

      d) Build up a sustainable Department of Women’s Studies at the University of Dhaka.

      e) Help build the Asian network of gender institutes, through collaboration with other gender institutes via GWINA.

h) Automated Sequencing of cloned genes for conferring biotic and abiotic stress tolerance and marker analysis for related quantitative trait loci (July, 2005- June, 2010)  

Project Director :

                                                Zeba Islam Seraj (Ph.D.)

                                                Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. 

                                                University of Dhaka.

Objectives of the Project : 

       To allow regular and functional use of the DNA sequencer for crop, microbial and animal improvement programs both within Dhaka University as well Agricultural, Science, Fisheries, Livestock and Forest Research Institutes.

i) Strengthening the Department of Population Sciences at the University of Dhaka. (June, 2006-December, 2010)

Project Director :

                                                Dr. A. K. M. Nur-un-Nabi

                                                Professor, Department of Population Sciences

                                                University of Dhaka.

Objectives of the Project : 

       The overall goal of the UNFPA 7th Country Program is to contribute to improving the reproductive health status of the people of Bangladesh.

       The outcome of the proposed program is that population and reproductive health strategies (for example, PRGP, MDGs, Population Policy) are effectively translated into programs, especially for the poor and vulnerable.

       In particular, this project will contribute to the purpose and one of the outcomes envisaged under the Population and Development sub-program.

       The project will contribute to the output on increased policy and program level interventions related to population variables.  

j)  Genes in the major salinity tolerance locus of the traditional rice pokkali (July, 2006-June, 2010)

Project Director :

                                                Zeba Islam Seraj (Ph.D.)

                                                Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. 

                                                University of Dhaka

Objectives of the Project : 

     Identification of genes conferring salt tolerance in traditional salt tolerant rice Pokkali, and use of these genes or markers linked to these genes to obtain salt tolerant rice suitable for growing in the coastal region.

k) Development of Jute EST cDNA Libraries and Identification of Genes of Economic  Importance (July, 2006-June, 2010)

Project Director :

                                                Dr. Haseena Khan

                                                Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. 

                                                University of Dhaka.

Objectives of the Project : 

     Identification of genes conferring cold tolerance in traditional jute varieties and use of these genes or markers linked to these genes to obtain cold tolerant jute suitable of growing in jute winters.

     Bangladesh needs to encourage production of cash crop like jute. It is necessary to improve varietals survive only on its traditional use. Besides strengthening its traditional use, diversified use of jute therefore needs to be encouraged and production of paper pulp from green jute would be useful alternative.

     Identification of gene(s) linked to cold tolerant trait and handing this over to breeders for sue in breeding programs. Transforming farmer popular jute with protein genes linked to cold tolerant trait and known to confer cold tolerance in other crops.

l)  Improvement of grain legumes through transformation (July, 2007-June, 2011).

Project Director :

                                                Dr. Rakha Hari Sarker

                                                Professor, Department of Botany 

                                                University of Dhaka.

     The overall objective of the present project is to improve the agronomic performance of pulses including lentil, chickpea and mungbean through biotechnological approach. Varieties conferring fungal disease resistance will be developed with the help of modern biotechnology. Particularly the biotechnological methods of plant genetic transformation will be applied for these crops to develop desired fungal disease resistance varieties. For this purpose Agro bacterium-mediated genetic transformation will be used to transfer desirable fungal disease resistance gene/s into these crops.

     Bangladesh needs to increase the production of pulses (grain legumes) to satisfy the ever-increasing demand of human consumption over the next few years in keeping up with the requirements. Under these circumstances only improved varieties of our local grain legumes (pulses) would be required to increase the production as well as to create interest to the farmers in cultivating these crops.

Future project/schemes under consideration:

a)   Construction of separate building for the Faculty of Social Sciences (from 2nd floor to 6th floors) (July, 2009-June 2013)

Major component(s):

01.       Vertical extension of the Faculty of Social Science Building from 2nd to 6th floors.

 

b) Special Development Project of the University of Dhaka-4th Phase (July, 2009-June, 2013)

Major component(s):

01.             Vertical extension of the Department of Fisheries Bhaban from 1st to 4th floors.

02.             Construction of the 6th floor of the Science Complex.

03.             Construction of the 4th floor of the ISRT building.

04.             Construction of a 4-storey block with 5-storeyed foundation and 2-storey dining block of the Fazlul Haque Muslim Hall (South Bhaban)

05.             Construction of a 10-storey building for 1000 female students at the south east corner of the Zahurul Hoque Hall of the University of Dhaka with ancillary facilities.

06.             Construction of a 4-storey building with 10-storeyed foundation for 250 female students at the Honor’s building of the Ruqayyah Hall with ancillary facilities.

07.             Construction of a 2-storey building with 10-storeyed foundation at the tin shade bhaban of the A. F. Rahman Hall of the University of Dhaka with ancillary facilities.

08.             Construction of the 5th floor of the Begum Fazilatunnessa Mujib Hall for 100 female students.

09.             Construction of the 5th floor of the Amar Ekushey Hall for 100 Male students

10.             Construction of a 5-storeyed building with 10-storey foundation at the Shahnewaz Hostel campus attached to the A. F. Rahman Hall for 500 male students with ancillary facilities.

11.             Construction of a 3-storeyed building with 10-storey foundation for 250 female students at the Shamsun Nahar Hall campus with ancillary facilities.

12.             Construction of the boundary wall for the play-ground of the Haji Muhammad Muhsin Hall with fancy design (solid square, bar grill).

13.             Construction of 12-storeyed residential Tower building for the young teachers at the area of the Anwer Phasa Bhaban (55 flats) with ancillary facilities.

14.             Construction of 12-storeyed residential tower building for the teachers and officers with ancillary facilities.

15.             Construction of building for the house tutors with 10-storey foundation at the garage area of the Shamsun Nahar Hall with ancillary facilities.

16.             Construction of 12-storeyed residential tower building for class-III employees with ancillary facilities.

17.             Construction of 12-storeyed residential tower building for Class-IV employees with ancillary facilities.

18.             Construction of 12-storeyed residential with tower building for emergency staff with ancillary facilities.

19.             Vertical extension of the 1st and 2nd floors of the North-East part of the Administrative building.

20.             Construction of 3-storeyed building with 12-storey foundation for the Dhaka University Press.

21.             Renovation and reinstallation of the old and inactive water and sewer lines.

22.             Modernization of the Dhaka University Press.

23.             Modernization and Digitalization of the Libraries of the University of Dhaka.

24.             Scientific equipments for the newly established departments. Procceding

25.             Air cooler and sound system for the Teacher-Student Centre (TSC)

26.             Establishing and expanding Internet and Network facilities.