Dr Sattar made Member, Planning Commission

 Date: 06 January, 2000
Original Source: The New nation

Dr M A Sattar Mandal joined the Planning Commission as the Member of the General Economics Division. He attained his Bachelor Degree in 1970 and Masters Degree in 1971 in Agricultural Economics from Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU), Mymensingh. He stood first in the first class in both the examinations and was awarded the Chancellor's prize and Nazmul Memorial Gold Medal Award, says a press release.

A commonwealth scholar, Dr Mandal had his PhD from the University of London in 1979 and completed his post-doctoral research in the University of Oxford in 1986-87. In his long academic career, Dr Mandal served as a Professor and Head of the Dept. of Agricultural Economics of BAU, Dean of the Faculty, Member of the BAU Syndicate and many other important positions.

Dr Mandal is currently a government nominated member of the BRRI Board of Management an Jahangir Nagar University Academic Council. He worked for Agriculture Sector Review, FAP-12/13, Task force of the 1991 interim Government, World Bank Mission and National Agriculture Policy of the Minister of Agriculture and acted as team leader of many foreign funded projects. 

He has participated in many seminars and workshops at home and abroad. He has in his credit 48 research papers, 31 research reports and 7 books.



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