Dr Md Shahedur Rashid  (ড. মোঃ শাহেদুর রশিদ)
Dr Md Shahedur Rashid (ড. মোঃ শাহেদুর রশিদ) Professor, Department of Geography & Environment



Being selection grade professor (Grade 1, according to Bangladesh 8th National Pay scale adopted in 2015) in the Department of Geography and Environment of Jahangirnagar University, Dr. Md Shahedur Rashid, is a GIS (Geographical Information Systems) and Remote Sensing specialist, having extensive teaching and field experience; and advanced computing and research skills. He is highly conversant in the use of most of the GIS and IAS (Image Analysis System) software and literature. In recognition of his bright career, he was awarded highly competitive ODA (now DfId) Award (1995-96) and Commonwealth Academic Staff Scholarship (1999- 2003) for accomplishing his master degree on GIS for Development and doctoral programme on GIS-RS at the University of Durham in the UK respectively. He completed his PhD on detecting land transformation at local and regional levels for environment, population census, planning and development of Bangladesh using GIS and Digital Image Processing approaches. Besides his teaching involvement, he was engaged with a wide range of research and training programmes over a decade initiated by JU, BBS, SPARRSO, Oxfam, DfID, GREEN Foundation, BANBEIS, ODA, NIRAPAD, Durham and Newcastle Universities, Disaster Forum, the British Council, InfoConsult, CARE-Bangladesh, BETS, BPATC, BARC (AEZ), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Planning Commission, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Disaster Management & Relief and so on. He has already published more than 150 international and national research/GIS works in his field of expertise. In his academic career, he secured all through first divisions (SSC and HSC levels) and first classes in the BSc (honours) and MSc (thesis) examinations with outstanding performance and first places. Currently he is also General Secretary of the biggest University Teachers Housing Society in Bangladesh named Arunapalli and received government best housing complex award in the region in 2019 and 2020 under his leadership. He has also successfully served in:

  • Syndicate Member (Elected): Jahangirnagar University (2015-2018)
  • Senator (Elected): Jahangirnagar University (Since 2017)
  • Provost: Female Dormitory: Fazilatunnessa Hall at Jahangirnagar University (2015-2018).
  • Chairperson (Acting): Dept of Geography and Environment at Jahangirnagar University (2016-2018)
  • Administrator (Teacher-in-Charge): Transport office at Jahangirnagar University (2008-2012)
  • Director (Elected): Management Committee, Jahangirnagar University Cooperative Housing Society (2013-15). Arunapalli.
  • General Secretary (Elected): Jahangirnagar University Cooperative Housing Society (2016-21), Arunapalli
  • Executive Member (Elected): Jahangirnagar University Teachers Association (between 2015-2018 at times)
  • Vice President, Faculty Coordinator: Pro-Bangabandhu related Teachers Forums
  • House Tutors: Male Dormitories of Jahangirnagar University (Mir Mosharraf Hossen Hall 1993-1995, Mawlana Bhasani Hall 1996-1999), Shaheed Salam Barkat Hall (2003-2006).
  • Convener Provost Committee, Jahangirnagar University, 2015-16
  • Expert in Central Admission Test Technical Committee: presided by Honourable VC, 2009-2018.
  • Vice President/ Office Secretary/ Editor/ Executive Member, Bangladesh National Geographical Association (BNGA), Since 2008
  • Editor/Member: Bhugol Patrika (Geographical Journal of Jahangirnagar University), since 1996 at times
  • Convenor, Central Sports Committee at Jahangirnagar University, 2016-17
  • Additional Director, Institutional Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC), Jahangirnagar University (2014-18)
  • Member, Coordination Committee, MSc In GIS for Environment and Development (MSGED), Department of Geography and Environment at Jahangirnagar University (2016-2018).
  • Coordinator, GIS Certificate Course, Jahangirnagar University, Since 1996 (at times)
  • Supervisions/Guidance: Master Plans of Jahangirnagar University, Arunapalli, BRAC Tea Estate (Largest Tea Garden in Bangladesh) etc (since 2004 at different stages during their planning and implementations).

He visited Japan, China*, Indonesia, Great Britain*, Austria, Netherlands, Thailand*, India*, Nepal* and Bhutan (also USA Visa secured for 5 years).  *Countries visited several times






Geography, Population, Environment, Development, Planning, GIS, RS, GNSS etc.






1) Nilufa Akhtar, Irtifa alam Nabila, Nawrid Israd, Md Shahedur Rashid, Pixel-Based Change Detection of Sandwip Island of Bangladesh using Remote Sensing and GIS Approaches, Imperial Journal of Interdisciplinary Research (IJIR), 5, 2, 2019.
2) Mehjabin Elahi, Dr. Shahedur Rashid, Dr. Prosannajid Sarkar, An Analysis of Health Situation of Women and Children at the Char of Gangachara Upazilla: A GIS based Case Study, 16, 2(B), 2016.
3) David Panetta and Md. Shahedur Rashid, Microfinance Coverage Study using GIS mapping to determine MFI outreach in island chars for the first time, Chars Livelihoods Programme (CLP) Annual Report for the Year 2007-08, 2008.
4) M. S. Alam, N. E. Huq and M. S. Rashid, Morphology and sediment of the Cox’s Bazar coastal plain, south-east Bangladesh, Journal of Coastal Research: An International Forum for the Littoral Sciences, 15, 4, 1999.
5) M. J. Alexander M. S. Rashid S. D. Shamsuddin M. S. Alam, FCDI projects in Bangladesh and their impacts on soils: an empirical study, Land Degradation and Rehabilitation, 9, 3, 1998.
6) S.M. Bhuiyan, M.S. Alam, Md. Shahedur Rashid, Picturing Bangladesh: Focus on Geography in Practice, Journal of ‘Primary Geographers’, 55, 2003.
7) M Saifuzzaman, MS Alam, MS Rashid, Remote sensing and GIS application for assessing coastal geomorphological changes: A river basin approach, XXth ISPRS Congress, 2004.
8) Yukio Himiyama, Md. Shahedur Rashid, Detection of Land Cover Change using decennial Remote Sensing Imagery: An Example from Bangladesh, IGU-LUCC Journal, 2005.
9) Talukder Byomkesh, Nobukazu Nakagoshi, Md. Shahedur Rashid, State and management of wetlands in Bangladesh, Landscape and Ecological Engineering, 5, 2009. doi: 10.1007/s11355-008-0052-5
10) Mohd. Shamsul Alam, Md. Shahedur Rashid, Response, Inter-Relations and Impact of Various Humanitarian Actors at Different Levels in the Context of Floods 2007, North Bengal Institute RDRS, 2009.
11) Md. Zakiur Rahman, Md. Shahedur Rashid, Aerial Extent Analysis and Environmental Problems Identification of Matasagar and Sukhsagar Wetlands in Bangladesh Using GIS and Remote Sensing Tools, Journal of Geographic Information System, 8, 6, 2016. doi: 10.4236/jgis.2016.86054
12) Tanjinul Hoque Mollah , Jannatul Ferdaush, Sharmin Shishir, Xiao Kun, Md Shahedur Rashid, Study of Archaeological Sites with Imagery: A Case on Narsingdi Region, Bangladesh, Universal Journal of Geoscience, 4, 2, 2016. doi: 10.13189/ujg.2016.040203
13) Rejaun Nabi, Ismail Hossain, Md. Shahedur Rashid, Historical Bankline Shifting Since 1760s: A GIS and Remote Sensing Based Case Study of Meghna River Plate of Rennell's Atlas, International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications, 6, 12, 2016.
14) Nusrat Jahan Ety, Md. Shahedur Rashid, Changing Pattern of the Downstream of Ganges River Course: A Comparison with Rennell’s Map of 1760s, International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications, 7, 4, 2017.
15) Rejaun Nabi, Ismail Hossain, Md. Shahedur Rashid, Application of Google Earth Image Information for Identify Physical and Cultural Features of Northeastern Boundary of Bangladesh Aligned with Meghalaya, Eastern Assam and Tripura, International Journal of Engineering Technologies and Management Research, 5, 7, 2018. doi: 10.29121/ijetmr.v5.i7.2018.264
16) KamrunNahar Khan Mukti, Md. Imrul Hasan, Dr. Shahedur Rashid, Sayeda Ummeh Masrura, Integrating GPS and GIS Data with Distribution of Arsenic Contamination and Socio-economic Aspect of Arsenic: A Study of Mugrapara Union, Narayanganj, Bangladesh, Journal of Water Resource Research and Development, 1, 1, 2018.
17) Nusrat Jahan Ety, Md. Shahedur Rashid, Spatiotemporal variability of erosion and accretion in Ganges River using GIS and RS: a comparative study overlapping Rennell’s map of 1760s, Environment Development and Sustainability, 22, 5, 2020. doi: 10.1007/s10668-019-00317-4
18) Nusrat Jahan Ety, Md. Shahedur Rashid, Analysis of historical dataset based on Rennell’s map on Ganges River basin, Journal of Coastal Conservation, 24, 51, 2020. doi: 10.1007/s11852-020-00767-3

National Publications









Synergistic Use of Passive and Active Remotely Sensed Imagery: Selected examples from Bangladesh.

Jahangirnagar University Journal of Science, Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Vol. 26, pp, 171-196, Dec. 2003.


RS and GIS integration: A new approach for analysing spatial data.

The Jahangirnagar Review, Part II Social Sciences, A Journal of Jahangirnagar University, Vol. XXVIII, 2004 Issue. Dhaka. Pp. 139-150.


Peri-urban expansion in Bangladesh: a case of Savar Thana: A GIS Approach.

The Jahangirnagar Review, Part II Social Sciences, A Journal of Jahangirnagar University, Vols. XXIII-XXIV, 1999-2000 Issue. Dhaka. Pp. 97-110.


Environmental Changes at Plot Scale of Savar Upazila: 1951-2001.

The Journal of Geo-Environment, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Rajshahi University, Rajshahi, Vol3, 2003.


Landscape Planning: The Perception of Jahangirnagar University.

University Day 2005, A research paper Published by the Registrar, Jahangirnagar University: Momin Offset Press. Dhaka. Pp. 43-47. 


Exploring the Ancient and Medieval Land Measurement units in Bangladesh and their contemporary corresponding units: A GIS based Study.

Archaeology JournalVol 11, 2005. Department of Archaeology, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka.


Effectiveness of Functionality of the Union Disaster Management Committees.

Bhugol Patrika, Volume 22/2003, Jahangirnagar University (JU): Dhaka. Pp. 53-65.


The Application of GIS in Gas Pipeline Planning: An Overview.

Bhugol Patrika, Volume 22/2003, Jahangirnagar University (JU): Dhaka. Pp. 106-117.


Application and Relevance of Corona Spy Satellites: A Bangladesh Perspective.

Bhugol Patrika, Volume 23/2004, Jahangirnagar University (JU): Dhaka. (Paper in Press).


Social Sciences: Geography Part: Class Six.

 The relevant chapters submitted for the approval of the NCTP, by the Punjeree Plublications Ltd (National Scout Bhoban) in June 2005.


Social Sciences: Geography Part: Class Seven.

The relevant chapters submitted for the approval of the NCTP, by the Punjeree Plublications Ltd (National Scout Bhoban) in June 2005.


Social Sciences: Geography Part: Class Eight.

The relevant chapters submitted for the approval of the NCTP, by the Punjeree Plublications Ltd (National Scout Bhoban) in June 2005.


Comparative study of soil characteristics inside-outside of the Flood Control Drainage and Irrigation (FCDI) project.

Bhugol Patrika, Volume 11/1992, Jahangirnagar University: Dhaka. Pp. 53-59.


Geographic Information Systems (GIS): an evaluation.

Bhugol Patrika, Volume 13/1992, Jahangirnagar University: Dhaka. Pp. 35-44.


“Study report writing: some relevant thoughts”.

Palolik, Vols 7 & 8/ 1988-89, Department of Geography, Jahangirnagar University. Pp 38-40.


Analysis of research trends and nature of Geographers: a case study of the Geography Department at JU.

Bhugol Patrika, Volume 13/1994, Jahangirnagar University (JU): Dhaka. Pp 78-84.


Impact of Dhaka-Aricha highway on population growth of Savar: a GIS and GPS based study.

Bhugol Patrika, Volume 16/1997, Jahangirnagar University (JU): Dhaka. Pp. 102-117.


Mapping Agricultural resources: A GIS Approach.

Bhugol Patrika, Volume 17/1998, Jahangirnagar University (JU): Dhaka. Pp. 68-77.


Status of GIS activities in Bangladesh: a review.

Oriental Geographers, Vol. 41 (1), Special GIS Volume, Jan 1997, Dhaka: Bangladesh Geographical Society.


Locational Analysis of Primary Schools.

Bhugol Patrika, Volume 17/1998, Jahangirnagar University (JU): Dhaka. Pp. 124-133.


Sylhet and Its Evolving Geographic Environment.

Sylhet: History and Heritage (The book edited by Sharif Uddin Ahmed), Published by Bangladesh History Association, Pp. 73-82. July 1999.


Spatial Analysis and mapping of Population.

Bhugol Patrika, Volume 17/1998, Jahangirnagar University (JU): Dhaka. Pp. 113-123.


Training Manual for Mapping and Its Applications.

The book published as a draft final. January 1998, Dhaka: OXFAM Bangladesh.


Importance of Ancient Maps in the Study of Historical Geography of Bangladesh

Bhugol Patrika, Volume 24/2005, Jahangirnagar University (JU): Dhaka. Pp. 01-15.


Integration of GIS and Remote Sensing: A New Approach of Understanding Spatial Data.

The Jahangirnagar Review, Part II Social Sciences, A Journal of Jahangirnagar University, Vol. XXVIII, 2004 Issue. Dhaka. Pp. 139-150.


Geographical Analysis of Selected Place Names of Bangladesh.

The Jahangirnagar Review, Part II Social Sciences, A Journal of Jahangirnagar University, Vol. XXIX, 2005 Issue. Dhaka. Pp. 1-18.


Coping with Disasters in Sunamganj Haors

The Jahangirnagar Review, Part II Social Sciences, A Journal of Jahangirnagar University, Vol. XXIX, 2005 Issue. Dhaka. Pp. 33-58.


Facet of Hunger: Examining Monga in Northern Bangladesh.

The Jahangirnagar Review, Part II Social Sciences, A Journal of Jahangirnagar University, Vol. XXX, 2006 Issue. Dhaka. Pp. 1-16.


Methodological Approaches to the Study of Mouza Names in Bangladesh.

The Jahangirnagar Review, Part II Social Sciences, A Journal of Jahangirnagar University, Vol. XXX, 2006 Issue. Dhaka. Pp. 173-188.


Urban Informal Economic Sector: A Case Study on Mymensingh City.

Bhugol Patrika, Volume 28/2009, Jahangirnagar University (JU): Dhaka. Pp. 129-144.


Spatial Location and Management of Cyclone Shelters: A Case Study on Sarankhola Upazila in Bangladesh

The Jahangirnagar Review Part II: Social Science Volume XXXV, 2011 Issue, Dhaka. Pp. 107-120


Spatial Analysis of Road Accident: A Statistical Analysis in the Context of Bangladesh.

The Social Science Journal, A Journal of Jahangirnagar University, Vol.-1, 2006 Issue. Dhaka. Pp. 201-210.


Interpretation of Landsat TM of Sandwip Island Using Remote Sensing and GIS Approaches

The Jahangirnagar Review Part II: Social Science Volume XXXVII, 2013 Issue, Dhaka. Pp. 109-128


Role of Selected Tree Species on Carbon Sequestration in Reducing Greenhouse Gases

Jahangirnagar University Journal of Science: Volume 37,Number 02, December 2014, Pp 19-36


Exploring the Ancient and Medieval Land Measurement Units in Bangladesh and their Contemporary Corresponding Units: A GIS Based Study

Pratnatattva, Volume 11, June 2005, Pp 91-110.


Delineation the Changes in Spatial Extent of Sandwip Island: 1760-2014.

The Jahangirnagar Review Part II: Social Science Volume XXXIX, 2015 Issue, Dhaka. Pp 75-90


Application of GIS and Remote Sensing for analyze the green area of Detailed Area Plan (DMP) of Dhaka City, Bangladesh using google earth images.

Jahangirnagar University Environmental Bulletin: Volume 4, 2015, Pp 39-51.


Comparison between NDWI and Unsupervised Classification for Urban Water Bodies Identification based on Landsat Data.

The Jahangirnagar Review Part II: Social Science Volume XLI, 2017,  Printed in February 2020


Extracting Thermal Data from Satellite Sensors: A Case Study Between Landsat and Weather Observatory of Dhaka Metropolitan Area.

The Jahangirnagar Review Part II: Social Science Vol. XLII, 2018 Issue, Dhaka. Pp 125-136.


Land Cover Change Detection of Purbachal Project, Using Time Series Satellite Imagery.

The Jahangirnagar Review, Part II: Social Science Shishir, S., Mollah, T. H. and Rashid, M. S. 2015. 36: 11-21. ISSN 1682-7422.


Identifying and comparing the current changes in Physical and Cultural Features of Meghna River Plat of Rennells’s Atlas since 1960s: A Case Study of Meghna River.

Bhugol Patrika, Volume 35/2016, Jahangirnagar University (JU): Dhaka. Pp. 172-189.


Analyzing and mapping the changes in river system of Dhaka with the help of 1770s James Rennell's Atlas.

Bhugol Patrika, Volume 33/2014, Jahangirnagar University (JU): Dhaka. Pp. 15-26.


Use of GIS/RS to Determine Historical Changes in the Coastlines of Bangladesh for the Purpose of Drawing Sea Boundary.

Journal of the Bangladesh National Geographical Association, Volume. 36, Nos. 1 & 2, 2011. Pp. 15-30.


Remote Sensing and GIS for Analysis the Changes of Forest Types of Manikchhari Upazila from 1978-2009.

Journal of the Bangladesh National Geographical Association, Volume. 39, Nos. 1 & 2, 2011. Pp. 01-14.


Early Warnings and Responses to Evacuation Orders The Case of Cyclone Aila in Bangladesh

Jahangirnagar University Journal of Science, Volume 36, Number 01, June 2013, Pp 97-114


Applications of Mauza Maps in Identifying Lost Lands: A GIS Based Case Study on South – West Part of Sandwip Island

Jahangirnagar University Journal of Science, Vol. 38, No. 2, 79-97, 2015


Industrial Pollution and Urban Environment: A Case Study of Narayangonj Pourashava

Jahangirnagar Planning Review, No. 8-2010. ISSN 1728-4198, pp 85-94, 2010


Small Tea Cultivation for Alleviation: A Case Study of Tetulia Thana

Bhugal Patrika, No. 27-2008. ISSN 1027-8567, pp 118-134, 2009


Geographical Information System (GIS): A Discussion

Bhugol Patrika, No. 13, pp. 35-44, 1994


Development of Islands in the Meghna Estuary over the Past 250 years.

Shahitya Prakash, pp 50 – 62, 2011





Other Prestigious Publications





Small Area GIS Atlas of Bangladesh, Mauzas and Mahallas, 64 Districts (64 Volumes): SID of BBS, Ministry of Planning and UNFPA.2016-17.

BARISAL DIVISION: Barishal, Bhola, Pirojpur, Jhalakhati, Patuakhali, Barguna    CHATTOGRAM DIVISION: Chattogram, Cox’s  Bazar, Bandarban, Khagrachhari, Rangamati, Noakhali, Feni, Lakshmipur, Cumilla, Chandpur, Brahmmanbaria DHAKA DIVISION: Dhaka, Narayanganj, Gazipur, Madaripur, Manikganj, Narsingdi,         Faridpur, Munshiganj,  Gopalganj, Rajbari, Shariatpur, Tangail, Kishoreganj                                   KHULNA DIVISION: Khulna, Bagerhat, Satkhira, Jashore, Jhenaidah, Chuadanga, Magura, Narail, Kushtia, Meherpur           
MYMENSINGH DIVISION: Mymensingh, Jamalpur, Netrakona, Sherpur
RAJSHAHI DIVISION: Rajshahi , Natore, Naogaon,  Chapai Nawabganj, Pabna, Sirajganj, Bogura, Joypurhat
RANGPUR DIVISION: Rangpur, Gaibandha, Nilphamari, Lalmonirhat, Kurigram, Dinajpur, Thakurgaon, Panchagarh
SYLHET DIVISION: Sylhet, Habiganj, Maulvibazar, Sunamganj


Disaster Prone Area Atlases of Bangladesh: Eight Coastal Districts (Eight Volumes), SID of BBS, Ministry of Planning and UNFPA.2018-20.

Noakhali Disaster Prone Area Atlas, Lakshmipur Disaster Prone Area Atlas, Jhalokati Disaster Prone Area Atlas, Patuakhali Disaster Prone Area Atlas, Bhola Disaster Prone Area Atlas,
Barguna Disaster Prone Area Atlas,
Feni Disaster Prone Area Atlas,
Chandpur Disaster Prone Area Atlas


Social Sciences: Geography Part (Text Books for Classes Six, Seven, Eight, Nine and Ten)

Approved by NCTP, Class V1, Class VII, Class VIII, Class IX, Class X, Class X1, Class XII, Punjeree Plublications Ltd (National Scout Bhoban) in 2005-2006.


Geography (Text Books for Classes XI: 1st Paper and XII: 2nd Paper) for HSC

Approved by NCTP, Co-Author: Dr Md Moniruzzaman. (National Scout Bhoban) in 2011 and 2012. Published by Metropolish Publications.


Training Manual for Mapping and Its Applications

The book published as a draft final. January 1998, Dhaka: OXFAM Bangladesh (Co-authors: M.S. Alam, M.A. Samad).


Bhugol Patrika (Volume 24/2005)

Published this Journal as the Editor, Department of Geography and Environment, Published by Jahangirnagar University.





150) S. Shishir, M.S. Rashid, S. Tsuyuzaki, Fourteen years of changes in land use by urbanization and impact on ecosystems, 15th Asia Pacific Conference 2017: Global perspectives in changing local landscapes, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU), Beppu, Japan, 2017.
151) M.S. Rashid, M.S. Alam, N.M. Donoghue, Mapping shoreline changes in Cox’s Bazar (Bangladesh) using GIS and aerial photographs, Annual Conference of the British Remote Sensing Society, Durham, UK, 1996.


153) P.J. Atkins and M.S. Alam (Editors) M.S. Alam and M.S. Rashid, Remote sensing for coastal landform and land cover mapping in Bangladesh, Information Technology, Environment and Development in Bangladesh, Published by Durham University Press, UK., 1996.
154) P.J. Atkins and M.S. Alam (Editors) M.S. Rashid, GIS for environmental monitoring and mapping: the example of floods in Bangladesh, Information Technology, Environment and Development in Bangladesh, Published by Durham University Press, UK., 1996.
155) P.J. Atkins and M.S. Alam (Editors) M.S. Rashid, Distribution of primary schools in PabnaSadarthana and potential for future expansion: a GIS approach, Information Technology, Environment and Development in Bangladesh, Published by Durham University Press, UK., 1996.


Course Code Course Title Semester/Year
GeoE 405 Remote Sensing of Environment 4th Year (BSc Hons)
GeoE 421 (Lab) Practical Geography: GIS III 4th Year (BSc Hons)
GeoE 422 Dissertation and Field Report 4th Year (BSc Hons)
GeoE 506 (Lab) Research Colloquium and Field Report MSc
GeoE 520 Population and Environment MSc
GeoE 611 Principles of Geographical Information System MPhil/PhD Programs
MSGED 504 Fundamentals of GIS Professional MS

Academic Info

Institute: Durham University, England, UK
Period: 1999-2003

Ph.D. Degree: The title of doctoral research was ‘A Study of Land Transformation in Bangladesh, 1951-2001: An Integrated GIS Approach using Remote Sensing, Census, Map and Field Data.’


Institute: Durham University, England, UK
Period: 1995-96

M.A. in Geographic Information (GIS) for Development with 69.3% marks (secured first position according to merit)



Institute: Department of Geography, Jahangirnagar University
Period: 1989-90

M.Sc. in Geography with first class (3rd in the Combined Merit List)


Institute: Department of Geography, Jahangirnagar University
Period: 1986-89

B.Sc. (Hons) in Geography with first Class (1st Position in the Combined Merit List)



Institute: Dhaka Board
Period: 1984 and 1986

Secondary (1984) and Higher Secondary (1986) School Certificate Exams with First Divisions and distinction




Organization: Jahangirnagar University
Position: Professor
Period: Since July 2005
Organization: Jahangirnagar University
Position: Associate Professor
Period: July 2000 to July 2005
Organization: Jahangirnagar University
Position: Assistant Professor
Period: August 1996 to July 2000.
Organization: Jahangirnagar University
Position: Lecturer
Period: June 1993 to August 1996




Part-time Teaching / Adjunct Faculty:

  • Undergraduate: on GIS and Remote Sensing at 1, 2 and 3 Levels/Years (during 1999-2002); at Durham University (U.K):
  • Post-Graduate: M.Sc. Taught Programmes for the Geographical Information for Development and Spatial Information Technology (during 1999-2002) at Durham University (U.K):
  • Summer School: On remote sensing and GIS in the Dept of Geography (2001 and 2002) at Durham University (U.K):
  • Computer in Archaeology: Post Graduate Course; Dept of Archaeology; Jahangirnagar University (2004-05 Academic Session).
  • Practical GIS: Dept of Urban and Regional Planning, Jahangirnagar University (2004-05 Academic Session).
  • Dhaka, Jagannath, Daffodil, BUP, MIST, BUET Universities: Part-time teaching there since July 2006 on GIS and Remote Sensing depending on the opportunities and specific offers.
  • GIS and Methodology Courses in Public Administration, Faculty of Law, Environmental Sciences, Urban and Regional Planning Departments, Faculty of Business Administration at Jahangirnagar University (at times).

Professional Memberships:

  • Life Member: Bangladesh Geographical Society (BGS);
  • Life Member: Bangladesh Association for the Advancement of Science (BAAS);
  • Life Member: BAPA, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Life Member: Bangladesh National Geographical Association;
  • Member: Bangladesh GIS Forum;
  • Member:  Photogrammetric and Remote Sensing Society, U.K; and
  • Founder Member: GREEN Foundation, Bangladesh (GREEN stands for GIS and Remote Sensing for Earth Environment and Nature).
  • Founder Member: Dhan Bank Initiative, Monga-prone NW Region of Bangladesh, June 2006.
  • Focal Point: Bangladesh GIS Platform, BGISP, www.gis.gov.bd under Ministry of Planning 

Special Trainings and System Skills:

  • GIS (Geographical Information Systems/Science): ArcGIS, Arc/Info, Arcview Spatial-& Network-Analysts. 
  • IAS (Image Analysis Systems) Software: Erdas Imagine, PCI RS Software, T-Spectra, IdrisiW, PC GRID, PC TIN, ArcView GRID, Model Builder, Spatial, Network and Image Analysts, Atlas, Micro-Image in the Terra-Mar Environment.
  • Word Processing: All Commonly available DOS and Windows Software
  • Spread Sheet and Data Processing: All major DOS and Windows Software
  • Graphic/Chart Software: Major Graphical, Statistical and Chart Software.
  • GPS (Global Positing System): DNR Garmin, Field surveys using Germin, Magellan and Geo-Explorer Receiving Set and Data down Loading and Converting to mapable formats. 
  • Google Earth Professional: A popular and widely used GIS and Remote Sensing Software from Global to Local scales mapping.
  • Cloud Computing Program, IQAC, Jahangirnagar University.

Participated in Remarkable Internationally Funded Projects:

  • UNFPA: Small Area Atlas of Bangladesh and Disaster Prone Area Atlas of Bangladesh as the members of Editorial Board and Technical Committees, since 2014 to date.
  • Land-Water Interface Programme, Kalihati Tangail, Centre for Land Use and Water Resources Research, University of Newcastle, Funded By ODA. 1997.
  • Commonwealth UK: Shore Line Changes Study, University of Durham, Funded as a part of Prof M. S. Alam’s Commonwealth Fellowship Programme, 1996.
  • CARE-Bangladesh: Project on Baseline survey and reporting for Disaster Management in Shahjadpur and Bhuapur municipalities. The project focused on assessing disaster management related activities of the municipal authorities and state of household preparedness for coping disaster, 2003.
  • Oxfam (U.K.) Funded Training in Dhaka and Tangail of Bangladesh Workshops as a Trainer (1995, 1997, 1998).
  • NIRAPAD: Project on Community Preparedness In Cyclone Disaster For Network For Information, Response And Preparedness Activities On Disaster, 2004
  • NIRAPAD: Project on Reflection Of Institutional Preparedness On Community In Flood Disaster For Network For Information, Response And Preparedness Activities On Disaster, 2004
  • CARE-Bangladesh: Analytical Case Studies on Disaster Management Project Activities, 2004.
  • RDRS Bangladesh: Workshop on River induced erosion displaces, 27 – 28 December at Rangpur.  2003.
  • RDRS Bangladesh: Exercise Module for River Induced Displacees of Bangladesh, 2004.
  • RDRS Bangladesh: A GIS based Upazila Profile and Mapping for managing NGO activities, 2004.
  • ICOMOD and ODA: GIS Certificate Course: 4 week intensive training program for Govt and NGO officials at JU. Participated as a Course Coordinator and GIS Trainer, 1997.
  • BRAC University: Baseline dataset and map development on Karnafuli Tea Estate, Khagrachhari, Nov, Dec 2007.
  • DfID-CLP: GPS, GIS and Google Earth Integration; Char Livelihood Program in/around the Jamuna Region, Nov-Dec 2006.
  • Ministry of Foreign Affair: Coastal Livelihood Study, Dec-2007 to Jan-2007.
  • Salzburg University, Austria: Working as a coordinator between JU-SU postgraduate programs since June 2006.

Attended in Remarkable International/National Forums:

  • APSCO, China: China Space Curricula Development Standing Committee Meetings 2015-2017.
  • Japan APU Conference: Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University Conference, Japan. 2017
  • IIRS, ISRO Delhi, India: on mobilize university researchers of Hindu Kush Himalayan region for tackling water, climate change and adaptation challenges October 2017.
  • ICIMOD Nepal: SERVIR-HKH programme of ICIMOD is aiming to build capacity in using earth observation ad geospatial sciences in development decision making, July 2016.
  • AIT Thailand: IQAC Training Workshop funded by World Bank-UGC. March-April 2015 and 2014.
  • GIS Conference, University of Kent, University of Kent, Canterbury, U.K. April 1996
  • BGS (The British Geographical Society) Conference, January 1996, Glasgow, Scotland.
  • RSS (Remote Sensing Society) Conference, University of Durham, England. September 1996.
  • RSS (Remote Sensing Society) Conference, University of Leicester, England. September 2000.
  • RSS (UK) for the Post Graduate, Durham University, UK. 2002.
  • ‘Development Forum (U.K.)’ Meetings and Workshops, 2001-2002, Durham, UK.
  • Workshop on GIS and Health Organised by ICDDR’B and the British Council, July 1997.
  • GIS and Remote Sensing Programme of Vienna University, Austria, August 2002.  
  • Seminar on GIS and Medical Geography Organised by The British Council-Dhaka, Dec. 1996.
  • GIS Show, BAAS Conference, Organised by Jahangirnagar University December 1996.
  • Social Sciences Research Workshops at JU, June each year, 2003-2016.
  • BUET GIS Workshop for Water Resource Mapping and Planning, 2006.
  • LGED, DLRS, SOB: attended in various workshops between 1993-2007.
  • BPATC: Training workshops and Seminars at BPATC since 2003 (funded by DfID/GoB).


Teaching and Research Responsibilities at Jahangirnagar University:

  • GIS and Remote Sensing Courses at Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels in the ‘Geography and Environment’ and ‘Urban and Regional Planning’ Departments;
  • GIS based Research work and Trainings Programmes;
  • Geography of Bangladesh (Physical, Human, Planning and Development Aspects);
  • Research Methodology, Cartographic Approaches and Field Survey;
  • Quantitative and Statistical Techniques in Geography;
  • Development, Environment and Socio-economic Studies; and
  • Supervisions of M.Sc., PhD and MPhil Theses and Undergraduate Field Reports and Dissertations.

Advisory Service Provided:

  • As a consultant/trainer of training programme on GIS Software Organised by UNDP/BARC under AEZ GIS Project, 1998.
  • As a trainer to NGO employees for Map Making. The project was supported by OXFAM, Dhaka 1993-1998.
  • As a GIS specialist/trainer to the GIS Certificate Course arranged by the Department of Geography, Jahangirnagar University, July 1997 with the help of ICIMOD (International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development- GIS Part) and ODA (UK).
  • As a Co-team leader to the training programme on Disaster Mapping organized by Disaster Forum of Bangladesh 1998 (funded by OXFAM).
  • As the Project Team Leader of Several Projects, Funded by the Social Science Faculty of Jahangirnagar University at times during 1993-1999.
  • As a trainer on GPS (Global Positioning System) for the BCS officers at PATC (Public Administration Training Centre), Savar, Dhaka on 14 Jan 2004.
  • Projects offered by University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh on a regular basis since 2005.
  • As a trainer on GIS for BANBEIS officers under the UNDP and GOB joint venture programme, 1999.
  • As a GIS Consultant for InfoConsult, GREEN Foundation & BETS (EIA for Shell Company), 1996-99.
  • As a GIS Consultant, for the PATC under the British Council Grants, June 2005.
  • IQAC Activities as Specialist at BRAC, Rajshahi, Comilla, Jagannath, Stamford Universities since 2015.

Distinguished Member/Positions:

  • Selection Board Member at Bangladesh Public Service Commission (PSC), University Grants Commission (UGC), SPARRSO under Ministry of Defence, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) under Ministry of Planning as and when requested for since 2006.
  • Elected Syndicate member, Elected Senator for specific terms, Permanent member at Academic Council, Board of Advanced Studies in Jahangirnagar University.
  • Standing Committee Member at Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS), Bangladesh GIS Platform (BGISP).
  • Teacher’s Selection Board Member of Jahangirnagar University, Jagannath University, Rajshahi University, Comilla University, Noakhali Science and Technology University, Begum Rokeya University, Pabna University of Science and Technology, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology since 2006 as and when required.
  • National Consultant of UNCLOS (i.e. Delineating Maritime Boundary in the Bay of Bengal/Historic Bay Component) under Foreign Ministry appointed by the Honorable Prime Minister of Bangladesh. Relevant documents prepared and attended high level Diplomatic Meetings with India and Myanmar from 2007-2012.
  • Convener, Projection Parameters Committee, CEGIS and CDMP in coordination with Survey of Bangladesh (SoB), Sponsored by Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief in 2008-09
  • Board Member: Employee Selection under Honourable Treasurer of Jahangirnagar University, 2016-2018



Dr Md Shahedur Rashid (ড. মোঃ শাহেদুর রশিদ)

Department of Geography & Environment
Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka-1342, Bangladesh.
Email: m.s.rashid@juniv.edu , m.s.rashid@gmail.com