Department of Development Studies
Md. Fouad Hossain Sarker  Assistant Professor and Head
Name :
Md. Fouad Hossain Sarker
Employee ID
710000438
Designation
Assistant Professor and Head  
Department
Department of Development Studies
Faculty
Faculty of Humanities & Social Science
Personal Webpage
https://faculty.daffodilvarsity.edu.bd/profile/ds/fouadsarker.html
E-mail
headds@daffodilvarsity.edu.bd, fouadsarker@daffodilvarsity.edu.bd
Phone
9138234, 9138235, Ext-191
Cell-Phone
01713493120

Masters of Social Science in Public Administration
Department of Public Administration,
University of Dhaka 

Bachelor of Social Science in Public Administration
Department of Public Administration,
University of Dhaka

  1. Organized a workshop on the title “Writing a Research Proposal: Selecting a Research Topic and Conducting Literature Review” on February 19, 2019 (Tuesday) at 04:00 pm at 308 MC, Main Campus, DIU.
  2. Conducted a session on “Effective Student Mentoring and Counseling at Tertiary Level” organized by the HRDI on January 08, 2019 at Banquet Hall, Daffodil Tower, DIU during the teacher's training Program, Spring-2019. 
  3. Organized a seminar on “Sustainable Human Development and Third World Nation: An Assessment Based on HDI Report” on October 30, 2018 at Room No. 308, Main Campus, DIU.
  4. Participated in a session Titled "Requirements and Benefits of Google Sites" organized by Daffodil Family on September 13, 2018 at 71 Milanayaton, Daffodil Tower, Dhaka-1207, and Bangladesh. 
  5. Participated in a workshop on “Google Sites: how to develop” organized by Faculty of Humanities and Social Science, on August 12, 2018 at Room No. 712, Daffodil Tower, Daffodil International University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  6. Participated in a workshop on “Development of a Model Class for Blended Learning” organized by Blended Learning Centre (BLC), on June 11, 2018 at Room No. 308, Main Campus, Daffodil International University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  7. Participated in a training session on “Technology Enhance Learning” organized by the Blended Learning Centre (BLC) on April 16-19, 2018 at Room No. 714, Daffodil Tower, DIU. 
  8. Organized a workshop on “Use of Moodle in a Blended Learning” jointly collaboration with Blended Learning Centre (BLC) on April 12, 2018 for promoting the e-learning approaches among faculty members at DIU. 
  9. Organized a workshop on “Use of Moodle in Blended Learning” on Feb 11, 2018 at Room No. 714, Daffodil Tower, DIU.
  10. Organized a workshop on “Inculcating Research Culture: An overview” for developing research culture in the department by Professor Rozhan on 31st January, 2018 at Room No. 308, Main Campus, DIU.
  11. Organized a workshop on “Use of Google Classroom in Blended Learning” on September 19, 2017 at Banquet Hall, Daffodil Tower, DIU.
  12. Conducted a session on “Organizing First Class at Tertiary Level” organized by the HRDI on September 12, 2017 at Banquet Hall, Daffodil Tower, DIU during the teacher's training Program, Fall-2017. 
  13. Participated in the Workshop on “Participatory Engaging Teaching-2017 (PET)”, jointly organized by Daffodil Education Network and British Council on August 26, 2017 at Digital Classroom, Daffodil Tower, DIU. 
  14. Joined in ‘International Social Business Summer Program (ISBSP)-2017’ at Daffodil International University for enhancing self-employability skills.
  15. Organized a seminar on “Protecting the human rights of Bangladeshi domestic female workers working in the Gulf countries” on May 25, at 71 Milonayatan (Ground floor), Daffodil Tower, DIU.
  16. Organized a workshop on “Effective Use of Google Classroom in Teaching and Learning” on May 13, 2017 at Digital Classroom, Daffodil Tower, DIU.
  17. Conducted workshop as a Resource person on “Use of Google Classroom in a Blended Learning: Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis Techniques” during International Summit on Employability & Soft Skills organized by Daffodil International University, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 23-25 March, 2017.
  18. Conducted workshop as a Resource person on “KPIs of DIU i.e. how effectively engage the students in learning through Google Classroom “organized by the HRDI on March 02, 2017 at Banquet Hall, Daffodil Tower, DIU.
  19. Conducted workshop as a Resource person on “KPIs of DIU i.e. how effectively engage the students in learning through Google Classroom, recording students counseling and creating an account in Google Scholar “organized by the Department of GED, on January 11, 2017 at Banquet Hall, Daffodil Tower, DIU.
  20. Participated in “Young Teachers' Training Program” organized by University of Dhaka and SANGS (Bangladesh Chapter), at Dhaka University, Bangladesh during 19-20 December 2016.
  21. Participated in an International Workshop on “Achieving Corporate Social Responsibility, Ethics and Corporate Governance in Higher Education” at Daffodil International University, Dhaka, Bangladesh, July 29th, 2016.
  22. Participated in “Bangladesh Summit-Featuring Google for Education” organized by Daffodil International University, Dhaka, Bangladesh during 27-28 February 2015.
  23. Participated in the Seminar titled “Design, develop, teach and manage online learning programs”, facilitated by Professor Dr. Mawdudur Rahman at Daffodil International University on January 7, 2015.
  24. Participated in a research oriented Workshop titled “Tips & Techniques to publish International Research Publication”, facilitated by Professor Dr. Mamun Habib at Daffodil International University on December 28, 2014.
  25. Participated in International Conference on ‘Tertiary Education: Realities & Challenges’ held at Daffodil International University, Dhaka between 19 and 21 January 2013.
  26. Participated in a research oriented seminar titled “Enhancing Teaching Learning at DIU” organized by Daffodil International University and University of Queensland on December 29, 2012.

Additional Responsibilities:

  1. Representative, Global Access Asia (GAA), DIU
  2. Assistant Proctor, Daffodil International University
  3. Advisor, Prothom Alo Bondhu Shava, DIU Unit
  4. Member Secretary, DIU Student Supports Unit
  5. Member of Admission Committee, Faculty of Engineering, SIT and AHS
  6. Advisor, Souhardo, Non Profitable Social Organization

Bangladesh Studies, Governance and Development, Public Administration, Industrial Management

Publication: Journal articles/Book Chapters/ Conference Papers

  1. Islam, M. S., & Sarker, M. F. H. (2021). The State, NGOs and Civil Society in Bangladesh: Exploring Diverse Trajectories of Interaction. In S. Sarbeswar & P. Chaney (Eds.), Civil Society and Citizenship in India and Bangladesh (pp. 126-150). Bloomsbury Publishing. http://dx.doi.org/10.5040/9789389812176.ch-005
  2. Islam, M. K., Sarker, M. F. H., & Islam, M. S. (2021). Promoting student-centred blended learning in higher education: A model. E-Learning and Digital Media, https://doi.org/10.1177%2F20427530211027721
  3. Ali, S., Sarker, M. F. H., Islam, M. S., Islam, M. K., & Al Mahmud, R. (2021). Pursuing higher education: adaptation challenges and coping strategies of rural students at urban universities in Bangladesh. Tertiary Education and Management 27(2), 91–106. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11233-021-09067-3
  4. Sarker, M.F.H., Mahmud, R.A., Islam, M.S. and Islam, M.K. (2019), "Use of e-learning at higher educational institutions in Bangladesh: Opportunities and challenges", Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education, 11(2), 210-223. https://doi.org/10.1108/JARHE-06-2018-0099
  5. Sarker, M. F. H., & Mahmud, R. A. (2017). Understanding job satisfaction of the garments workers in Bangladesh: A qualitative study. Dhaka University Journal of Development Studies. 2(1), 107-122.
  6. Sarker, M. F. H. (2017). Use of Google Classroom in a Blended Learning: Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis Techniques. International Summit on Employability & Soft Skills, 23 March, Page-30, Daffodil International University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  7. Sarker, M. F. H., Mahmud, R. A., Islam, M. K., & Islam, Y. M. (2016). Use of Social Media for Participatory Education at Tertiary Level: Bangladesh Perspective. International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Research. 6(12).
  8. Sarker, M. F. H., & Mahmud, A. R. (2014). Job Satisfaction of RMG workers in Bangladesh: A Quest for Better Job Performance, International Conference on Governance and Innovation, 19-20 December, Pages 74-75, BARD, Comilla, Bangladesh.
  9. Sarker, M. F. H. (2014). Corporate Social Responsibility of Telecom Industries in Bangladesh: Rhetoric vs. Realities. Social Sciences, 3(6), 199-207.
  10. Sarker M. S. F. (2012). Corporate Social Responsibility of Private Banks in Bangladesh: Expectations, Achievements and Challenges. Journal of Public Administration and Governance, 2(1), Pages-176.
  11. Sarker, M. F. H., Salam, M. A., & Islam, S. (2012). Does Microcredit Help Promote Development and Peace at the Household Level in Bangladesh? Research Journal of Social Science and Management, 2(2), 14-19.
  12. Sarker, M. F. H., & Salam, M. A. (2011). The Roles of the World Bank and UNESCO in Primary Education in Bangladesh: A Gender-Based Analysis. Society & Change, 5(4), 7-20.
  13. Sarker, M. F. H., & Salam, M. A. (2010). Uprising Terrorism in Bangladesh: A Threat to Internal Security. Society & Change, 4(4), 7-29.

 

Submitted Articles

  1. Exploring the Effectiveness of Blended Learning in Facilitating the Employability Skills of Tertiary-Level Students: The Bangladesh Perspective, Submitted to the Journal of Social Work Education (Taylor & Francis), Status: Under review.
  2. Student counselling and academic performance of the University Students in Bangladesh, Submitted to the Journal of Heliyon (Elsevier), Status: Under review.

 

Project Works

  1. Worked as a CO-LEAD RESEARCHER under the project “To design Capacity Building Tools and Campaign Strategy on Responsible Digital Citizenship for Freedom of Expression by the youth in Digital Media,” funded by DNET (Dhaka), Bangladesh, Tenure: October 2020 to December 2020.
  2. Worked as a CO-LEAD RESEARCHER under the project “Male-out migration and how does it impact on women empowerment”, funded by the University of Dhaka, Department of Development Studies, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tenure: July-2017 to June 2018.

 

Thesis Supervision (Masters Level)

  1. Uzma Kawser (203-49-080), Empowerment of Young Female Entrepreneurs in Bangladesh: Can e-business Break the Barriers. This study was conducted under the MDS Program, at the Daffodil International University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. From May 2021 to August 2021.
  2. Ahasan Ahamed (201-49-072), Yamin Ara Tanjila (201-49-076), and Taslima Akter (202-49-077), Domestic Violence against Women during Covid-19 in Urban Area of Bangladesh. This study was conducted under the MDS Program, at the Daffodil International University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. From May 2021 to August 2021.
  3. Usman Mohammed Tomsu (202-49-078), The Economic Impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Nigeria. This study was conducted under the MDS Program, at the Daffodil International University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. From May 2021 to August 2021.
  4. Makam- A- Mahmud (183-49-057), Reaksona Parvin (192-49-067), and SADIA ISLAM (192-49-068), Impact of Covid 19 on Mental Stresses among the Students of Higher Education in Bangladesh. This study was conducted under the MDS Program, at the Daffodil International University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.  From May 2020 to August 2020.
  5. Mohamed Abotmur Hersi (183-49-062), Role of Small Business in Economic Growth of Somalia. This study was conducted under the MDS Program, at the Daffodil International University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. From September 2019 to December 2019.
  6. Sakariye Yusuf Jama (183-49-061), Impact of Terrorism on Socio-Economic Development in Mogadishu, Somalia. This study was conducted under the MDS Program, at the Daffodil International University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. From September 2019 to December 2019.
  7. Nimo Artan Musa, (183-49-060), The Role of NGOs in Socio-Economic Empowerment of Women in Hargeisa, Somaliland. This study was conducted under the MDS Program, at the Daffodil International University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. From September 2019 to December 2019.
  8. Jama Abdi Said (183-49-059), Impact of Internet Usage on Academic Performance in Tertiary Education Level: Bangladesh perspectives. This study was conducted under the MDS Program, at the Daffodil International University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. From September 2019 to December 2019.
  9. Abbas Abdi Mohamed (183-49-058), Role of Mobile Money for Socio-Economic Development of Mogadishu, Somalia. This study was conducted under the MDS Program, at the Daffodil International University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. From September 2019 to December 2019.
  10. Listina Pinki Halder (183-49-056), Problems and Challenges of Working Women in Urban Life: Bangladesh Perspective. This study was conducted under the MDS Program, at the Daffodil International University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. From September 2019 to December 2019.
  11. Hamse Ahmed Yousuf (183-49-055), Role of Formal Education in Poverty Alleviation at Hargeisa: Somalia. This study was conducted under the MDS Program, at the Daffodil International University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. From September 2019 to December 2019.
  12. Ali Yusuf Gamadid (183-49-054), The Impact of Federalism System on Somali Conflict. This study was conducted under the MDS Program, at the Daffodil International University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. From September 2019 to December 2019.
  13. Jafar Sheikh Ibrahim Nur (182-49-052), The Role of Higher Education on Social Development in Somalia. This study was conducted under the MDS Program, at the Daffodil International University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. From May 2019 to August 2019.
  14. Mohamed Abdi Mohamed (182-49-051), Academic Challenges Faced by International Students at Daffodil International University. This study was conducted under the MDS Program, at the Daffodil International University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. From May 2019 to August 2019.
  15. Tamima Atiq (182-49-048), Ranesa Chakma (182-49-049), and Mohammed Ayub 9182-49-050), Impact on Live hoods of Development Induced Displaced People of Aldlp Area in Comilla and Brahman Baria District. This study was conducted under the MDS Program, at the Daffodil International University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. From May 2019 to August 2019.
  16. Ilyas Abdi Yusuf (182-49-047), Job Satisfaction of Somalian Students who Graduated from Daffodil International University. This study was conducted under the MDS Program, at the Daffodil International University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. From May 2019 to August 2019.
  17. Muna Abdi Barre (182-49-046), The effect of war-conflict on women in Hargeisa, Somaliland. This study was conducted under the MDS Program, at the Daffodil International University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. From May 2019 to August 2019.
  18. Hamza Abdulkadir Isse (182-49-045), Impact of social media on Interpersonal Communication. This study was conducted under the MDS Program, at the Daffodil International University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. From May 2019 to August 2019.
  19. Ahmed Salebaan Duaale (182-49-044), and Abdifitah Abokar Hussein (182-49-053), Political Corruption in Mogadishu, Somalia: Causes and Remedies. This study was conducted under the MDS Program, at the Daffodil International University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. From May 2019 to August 2019. 
  20. Abdirisaq Mohamed Abdilahi (181-49-041), Women Political Participation and Decision Making in Hargesia, Somalia. This study was conducted under the MDS Program, at the Daffodil International University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. From January 2019 to April 2019.
  21. Adna Sahal Said (181-49-037), Hussein Ali Jimale (181-49-040), and Ali Ahmed Abdulle (181-49-042), The Reasons behind Unemployment in Mogadishu: Students’ Perception. This study was conducted under the MDS Program, at the Daffodil International University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. From January 2019 to April 2019.
  22. Amal Mohamed Mohamud, (181-49-036), Mowlid Abdi Kulmiye Wasuge (181-49-038), Abshir Moalin Mohamed (181-49-039), and Yusuf Abdukadir Ahmed (181-49-043), The Relationship between Students’ class Attendance and Academic Performance of the Foreign Students in Daffodil International University. This study was conducted under the MDS Program, at the Daffodil International University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. From January 2019 to April 2019.
  23. Amar Abdi Jama (173-49-030), Mohamed Omar Liban (173-49-032), and Ilyas Yakub Osman (173-49-033), Contribution of Educated Women for the Community Development in Somalia. This study was conducted under the MDS Program, at the Daffodil International University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. From September 2018 to December 2018. 
  24. Mohammed Abdi Adam Ahmed (173-49-028), Abdirashid Jamal Abdillahi (173-49-034), and Abdirizak Dahir Mohamoud (173-49-035), Use of Social Media and Its Impact on Students’ Academic Performance. This study was conducted under the MDS Program, at the Daffodil International University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. From September 2018 to December 2018.
  25. Rubyet Rahman (172-49-026), Juliet Gomes (173-49-029), and Momin Mozibul Haque Shamaji (173-49-031), Impact of Improvement of Growth Center Market on Lease Value in Bangladesh. This study was conducted under the MDS Program, at the Daffodil International University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. From September 2018 to December 2018. 
  26. Ahmed Abdi Mohamed (172-49-018), Ahmed Yasin Gahnug (172-49-019), Mohamed Said Hussein Hassan (172-49-022), and Ahmed Ibrahim Osman (172-49-023), Causes and consequences of early marriage in Somalia: A Perception Survey in Rural Area. This study was conducted under the MDS Program, at the Daffodil International University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.  From May 2018 to August 2018.
  27. Abdiaziz Hassan Mohamed (172-49-017), Mohamed Abdi Isse (172-49-020), Ali Mohamud Mohamed (172-49-021), and Abdullahi Yusuf Ali (172-49-027), Girl’s Dropout at Secondary Level Education in Somalia: Reasons, Challenges and Measures. This study was conducted under the MDS Program, at the Daffodil International University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. From May 2018 to August 2018.
  28. Naima Omar Ali (171-49-011), Ahmed Ali Nur (171-49-015), and Sayid Eidle Ismail (171-49-016), Women political participation in Somalia: Problems and prospects. This study was conducted under the MDS Program, at the Daffodil International University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. From January 2018 to April 2018.
  29. Abdirizak Yusuf Abdullahi (171-49-009), Abdifitah Ibrahim Hassan (171-49-010), and Osman Abdinasir Abdirahman (171-49-014), Exploring corruption practices in local government: Somalia perspective. This study was conducted under the MDS Program, at the Daffodil International University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. From January 2018 to April 2018.
  30. Aden Kassim Mohamud (171-49-008), Omar Abdullahi Nur (171-49-012), and Mohamud Ahmed Sheikh Muse (171-49-013), Assessing the role of NGOs in promoting primary education in Somalia. This study was conducted under the MDS Program, at the Daffodil International University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. From January 2018 to April 2018.
  31. Abdifatah Ahmed Mohamed (163-49-007), The Role of NGOs in Agricultural Development in Somalia. This study was conducted under the MDS Program, at the Daffodil International University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. From September 2017 to December 2017.
  32. Aidid Nur Mire (163-49-006), Alleviating Famine and Hunger in Somalia through Aquaculture. This study was conducted under the MDS Program, at the Daffodil International University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. From September 2017 to December 2017.
  33. Mohamed Ahmed Yusuf (163-49-005), The Impact of Foreign Direct Investment on Economic Development of Somalia. This study was conducted under the MDS Program, at the Daffodil International University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. From September 2017 to December 2017.
  34. Maslah Ali Warsame (163-49-004), Transparency and Accountability – effective tools to curb corruption: Somalia Perspective. This study was conducted under the MDS Program, at the Daffodil International University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. From September 2017 to December 2017.
  35. Sadak Abdirashid Osman (163-49-003), Women Empowerment and Socio-Economic Development in Somalia. This study was conducted under the MDS Program, at the Daffodil International University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. From September 2017 to December 2017.


Newspaper Articles:

  1. Sarker, M. F. H., & Akber, M. H. (2015). LEVY on private university: Isn't it suicidal for higher education? The Daily Observer. August 24, 2015. http://www.observerbd.com/2015/08/24/106691.php
  2. Sarker, M. F. H., & Akber, M. H. (2015). Questioning partisan system in UP polls. The Daily Observer. May 17, 2016.  http://www.observerbd.com/2016/05/17/151797.php
  3. শিক্ষক কি শুধুই শিক্ষক!”, মো. ফুয়াদ হোসেন সরকার ও ফয়সাল আকবর, দৈনিক যুগান্তর, নভেম্বর ২৯, ২০১৬। http://www.jugantor.com/window/2016/11/29/80988/print
  4. Sarker, M. F. H., & Akber, M. H. (2020). How effective online education is. The Daily New Age, August 20, 2020; https://www.newagebd.net/article/113950/how-effective-online-education-is
  5. Sarker, M. F. H., & Akber, M. H. (2020). Hybrid learning: An effective approach. The Daily Observer October 28, 2020.https://www.observerbd.com/news.php?id=281837
  6. বেসরকারি বিশ্ববিদ্যালয় করারোপ নয়, বিনিয়োগ করুন, মো. ফুয়াদ হোসেন সরকার ও ফয়সাল আকবর, দৈনিক যুগান্তর, ১৯ জুলাই ২০২১ । Link: https://cutt.ly/FQdsdl2

 

Research Websites

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=B74wapUAAAAJ&hl=en

Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Md-Sarker-51

ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6884-837X

Scopus ID: https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=57205647522

 

Corporate Social Responsibility , Micro Credit, Gender Issues, E-governance and E-learning

  1. Vice Chancellor’s Award for Innovation in Teaching and Learning -2016 at Daffodil International University. 
  2. Active & Effective Participator Award for Using LFS in 2014 at Daffodil International University.
  3. Dhaka University Undergraduate Program Scholarship 2001.
  4. H.S.C. Comilla Board Scholarship Holder in 1996.

1. Lifetime member of Transparency International Bangladesh
2. Lifetime Registered Graduate, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000
3. Member of Editorial Board (6th & 7th Issue), Newsletter, DIU
4. Member of the Examination Committee of DIU Talent Scholarship in 2012
5. Member of Souvenir Committee, Science and Technology Festival Fair 2010.
6. Member of Souvenir Committee, 9th Foundation Day-2009
7. Member of Exam committee, Faculty of Engineering & SIT in 2009

Senior Lecturer, Department of Natural Sciences
Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Daffodil International University
Duration: August 2012 to December 2014

Lecturer, Department of Natural Sciences
Faculty of Science and Information Technology
Daffodil International University
Duration: January 2009 to July 2012

Research Associate
Centre for Administrative Research and Innovation
University of Dhaka. Dhaka-1000
Duration: October 2008 to December 2008

Research Assistant in the Project of Encyclopedia of Developing World’ which published by Routledge in USA
Duration: January 27’ 2005 to May 25’ 2005.