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Professor Asoke Kumar Saha

Professor Asoke Kumar Saha

Professor, Department of Psychology. Jagannath University


Biography:

Dr. Asoke Kumar Saha- is currently working as a Professor at the Department of Psychology, Jagannath University, and Ex-Chairman of the same Department. He was also working as a Proctor of the Jagannath University (2011-2014). He has been implementing a project titled “Advanced Teaching-Learning in Psychology (ATLP)” and HEQEP Suplementary Project as a Sub-Project Manager of HEQEP-UGC-World Bank.

He did his BSc (Hons) in 1987 and MSc (Thesis) in 1988 from the Department of Psychology at Rajshahi University. He was awarded D.Phil. (Doctor of Philosophy) in Psychology from the UGC Centre for Advanced Study in Psychology, Department of Psychology, Allahabad University, India in 2002. He had received the Centrally Awarded Doctoral Fellowship by Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), Ministry of HRD, Govt. Of India.

Dr. Saha is internationally known accomplished teacher, researcher, educationist and a development worker in the area of psychology, management and development issues. He has contributed in different national and international journals and published 52 research articles. He is also a reviewer of different national and international journals. He has FOUR books of his authorship titled including “Group Decision Making” published by Authors Press, New Delhi, and Social Psychology published from Dhaka. He also published a book titled ‘Human Resource Management’ from Dhaka. Dr. Saha has published several chapters in major volumes, including a chapter in the book titled “Merging Past, Present & Future”, Swets and Zeitlinger of Lisse, The Netherlands, Minority and Human Rights in Bangladesh by Authors Press, New Delhi, and Idea of Excellence published by Punjab University, India in 2016. Dr. Saha has presented 30 research papers in National and International Conference. Dr. Saha has visited India, Nepal, UAE, USA, and Russia etc. Dr. Saha has received 16 research projects so far from different organizations, i.e. World Bank, HEQEP, MOST, MoE, UGC, SSRC, and ICSSR etc.

He has started his career with the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC) in 1993. He has multidisciplinary experience working with partner organizations of the World Bank, WFP, UNDP, Merlin International, WHO, Action Aid, and Christian Aid, etc. He has also worked for Disaster Management (Emergency Flood Relief and Rehabilitation) with several donors’ organization. Dr. Saha has consultative experience with several development organizations in the country and abroad. He is a member of different professional and academic bodies in the country and abroad. Dr. Saha is currently reviewing as well as editorial members, advisors of several international journals. Dr. Saha was the Editor-in-Chief, Jagannath University Journal of Psychology (2015-2018)- which is a peer review journal.

Research Interests

I very much interested to work on migrant worker and their human development in the garments sector in Bangladesh. I have two international publications on social security and human development. Currently I am working working on Rohinga Migrant on their social and human development in the refugee camp.