Prof. Bashir Ahmed
Prof. Bashir Ahmed Professor, Department of Government & Politics



Bashir Ahmed is the Professor of Government and Politics, Jahangirnagar University, actively engaged in teaching and research over the last 20 years. His teaching and research interests include, among others, Governance, Corruption and Parliamentary Effectiveness. Prof. Ahmed is extensively involved in leading few projects on parliamentary studies, impact assessment, anti-corruption commission and capacity building of government institutions. Bashir Ahmed was affiliated to the Centre for Conflict Studies, USA as Visiting Scholar from August-September in 2014. He has number of publications pertaining to Governance, Democracy, Corruption and Development appeared in national and international outlets. He has participated number of seminars in Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, Sweden, UK, USA and Germany. Prof. Ahmed is the Dean of the Faculty of Law at Jahangirnagar University. He studied at the University of Lund, Sweden and University of Heidelberg, Germany respectively.  His analytical annotation on emerging issues regularly appears in the Financial Express (English dailies of Bangladesh).

Governance, Corruption, Parliament and Democracy nexus Development


Bangladesh: 2000 Searching for better Governance,

Asian Survey, Vol. XLI No. 1. January - February 2001, University of California Press, Berkley. USA. (Jointly worked with Professor M. Rashiduzzaman, Rowan University, USA).

Student Politics: Search for Alternative vision,

Published in Asian Studies, Journal of the Dept. of Government and Politics, JU. No- 19, June 2000.

Women Development and Religious Extremism in Bangladesh,

 Asian Studies, journal of the Department of Government and Politics, Vol 22-23,2004 ,Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh

Emerging Sino-Myanmar Relations: Implication for South Asia,

Journal of Asian Studies, Vol. 21, 2002, Department of Government and Politics, Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh.

Interest Group Politics in Bangladesh : A Study on FBCCI,

Social Science Review, Vol. 25-26, 2000-2001, Faculty of Social Sciences, Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh.

Water Politics-Whether Intricacies’ or Silver lining Trends in Indo-Bangladesh Relations,

Journal of Jahangirnagar Review, Part II, Social Science Vol.XXXIII 2009

Democratization of Political Parties for Sustainable Democracy in Bangladesh: An Inquiry,

 journal of Asian Studies, Department of Government and Politics, Jahangirnagar University, No-31, 2012

Essence of Electronic voting for Credible Election in Bangladesh: an Inquiry in the Light of Civic Opinion,

Journal of Asian Studies, Department of Government and Politics, Jahangirnagar University, No-32, 2013

Democratisation of Local Government: Revisiting the Lowest Tier of LG in Bangladesh,

International Journal of Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Studies, India, Vol. 1,No.2, 2014 

Environmental Governance in Bangladesh: Prospects and Challenges,

Global Journal of Science Frontier Research, USA, Vol. XIV, Issue. IV, Version-1, 2014 

Environmental Management: Revisiting the Legislative and Institutional Capacity of Bangladesh Government,

Jahangirnagar University Journal of Law, Faculty of Law, Jahangirnagar University, Volume No-6, 2018

Community Policing in Rural Bangladesh: Understanding the role of Local Government,

Journal of Local Governance, India 

Bangladesh–Nepal Trade Relations: Understanding the Influence of Economic Diplomacy,

SAGE journal 


Women in NGO Target Groups,

Chapter Contributor to Al-Masud Hasanuzzaman (ed.) The Women of Bangladesh, Present Conditions and Development Aspect (University Press Limited, Dhaka, 2002).

Chapter contribution to the edited book on Human Security, Peace and Development: South Asian Perspective,

Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India 


E-Governance for Public Service Delivery: Challenges and Opportunities,

UGC funded research grants

Party funding: Issues of Transparency-Study on Major Political Parties in Bangladesh,

University funded research grants, Jahangirnagar Unviersity

Multi Level Governance in Bangladesh: Issues of Climate Change Governance,

UGC funded research project 

Citizen Participation in Rural Development Process: Understanding the role of Local Government Committee System,

University funded research project, Jahangirnagar University

Social Security in Rural Bangladesh: Evaluating the role of Local Government,

UGC funded Faculty Research Project 

Clarifying the essence of ombudsman,

The Financial Express, Bangladesh 

Pushing up the governance curve,

The Financial Express, Bangladesh 

Academic Info

Institute: Department of Political Science, South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg, Germany

PhD (dissertation awaiting for submission)

Institute: Centre for East and South East Asian Studies, Lund University, Sweden
Period: 2006

MA in South Asian Studies


Organization: Jahangirnagar University
Position: Professor in Government and Politics
Period: February 2017 to the date
Organization: Jahangirnagar University
Position: Associate Professor in Government and Politics
Period: May 2012-January 2017
Organization: Jahangirnagar University
Position: Assistant Professor in Government and Politics
Period: February 2003- May 2012
Organization: Jahangirnagar University & Shahjalal University of Science and Technology
Position: Lecturer
Period: September 1997-February 2003


Organization: Centre for Conflict Studies, Monterey, CA, USA
Position: Visiting Research Fellow
Period: 2014
Organization: South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Position: Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Political Science
Period: 2006-2009
Organization: Faculty of Law, Jahangirnagar University
Position: Dean (acting)
Period: March 2018 to the date
Organization: Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Position: Guest Faculty and Research Guide for SSC and ACAD Course
Period: May 2019 to the date
Organization: TSC (Teacher Student Center), Jahangirnagar University
Position: TSC Director
Period: 2016 to the date
Organization: Department of Government and Politics, Jahangirnagar University
Position: Head of the Department (Chairman)
Period: September 2014-September 2017


Prof. Bashir Ahmed

Department of Government & Politics
Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka-1342, Bangladesh.
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