Department of English
Dr. Binoy Barman  Associate Professor
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Dr. Binoy Barman
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Department of English
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MA, Department of English, Dhaka University

MPhil, Department of Linguistics, Dhaka University (Research area: Semantics)

PhD, Department of Linguistics, Dhaka University (Research area: Syntax)


  • Attended a national conference on “English Studies in Bangladesh: Reconsidering Conceptual Paradigm” at the Southeast University on 10 October 2015. The keynote speaker was Professor Dr. Arifa Rahman, chief guest Professor Dr. Syed Manzoorul Islam and plenary session speaker Professor Dr. Fakrul Alam.
  • Organized a national conference on “The Machine in the Garden: Literature, Language and Technology in English Studies” on 19 September 2015. Performed the responsibilities of planning and communication and chaired paper presentation session.
  • Attended a seminar on “Quantitative Research Methods: A Holistic Approach” conducted by Professor A J M Sufian, Professor of Statistics and Operation Research, University of Bahrain, Kingdom of Bahrain, held at the Banquet Hall, Level-9, Daffodil Tower-05 on 13 August 2015 (3:30-5:30 PM).
  • Attended a workshop on "Awareness workshop on establishment of IQAC and Self-Assessment Program of Daffodil international University" on 28 July 2015 (Tuesday) (10:00 AM - 2:00 PM) at Banquette Hall, Level-9, Daffodil Tower-05 arranged by Institutional Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC).
  • Took part in a seminar on “Practicing EFL Reading with WEB-Conferences” conducted by Professor Dr. Reima Al-Jarf on 27 July 2015 (3:30-5:30 PM) at DIU auditorium organized by the Department of English, DIU.
  • Took part in a workshop on Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) conducted by English language consultant Professor Claire Bradin Siskin at Startup conference room on 07 June 2015 and in digital room on 25 June 2015.
  • Participated in the Teachers Training Program conducted by Dr. Wendy Garland at the Startup conference room on 23 May 2015.
  • Participated in a workshop on “Dictocomp and Dictogloss” conducted by Professor Sara Denne-Bolton, organized by the English Department in collaboration with the American Center at the Startup conference room on 21 April 2015.
  • Chaired the second session of the seminar “Issues and Challenges in Teaching Tertiary Students” held at Uttara campus of Daffodil International University on 13 February 2015. Also acted as the Editor-in-Chief of the souvenir published on the occasion of the seminar.
  • Attended a seminar on "Language Skill in a Digital Age" at the DIU auditorium organized by the Department of English on 22 August 2015 (3:30-4:30 PM) where Dr. Aisha Walker, Associate Professor, University of Leeds, UK, was the keynote speaker.
  • Attended the 7th BELTA International Conference on the theme of “English Language Education: Directions, Transformations and Sustainability” during 2-4 January 2015, at National Academy for Educational Management (NAEM) organized by Bangladesh English Language Teachers Association (BELTA).
  • Attended a workshop on “Tips and Techniques to Publish International Research Publications” at DIU auditorium on 28 December 2014 conducted by Dr. Mamun Habib, Editor-In-Chief, International Journal of Supply Chain Management (IJSCM) and visiting scholar at the School of Quantitative Sciences (SQS), Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM).
  • Attended a workshop on “How Learning Works: Brain-based Approach and Best Practices for Teaching Writing” conducted by Dr. Rosa Fagundes from Metropolitan State University, USA, held at room 308, Shukrabad campus on 06 December 2014.
  • Attended International Conference on Tertiary Education: Realities and Challenges: Presented a paper entitled “Shifting Education from Teacher-Centered to Learner-Centered Paradigm”, 19-21 January, 2013
  • Attended International Writers Festival in Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India, organized by India Inter-Continental Cultural Association, 24-25 November, 2012.
  • Organized a seminar in English Department on “Modernism in English and Bangla Literature” and took part in discussion, March 24, 2012 (Keynote presenter: Professor Dr. Khondakar Ashraf Hossain, Dhaka University).
  • Completed a 10-week e-course on “Critical Thinking and Education” from the University of Oregon, USA, during January-March, 2012, mediated by American Center, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Organized a workshop on Projects/Dissertations for English Language and Literature and actively took part in it, 24 July, 2011. (Resource person: Professor Dr. Sumita Roy, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India).
  • Organized a seminar entitled “Translation Studies in Bangladesh” and took part in discussion, April 28, 2011 (Keynote Speaker: Professor Dr. Fakrul Alam, Dhaka University).
  • Took part in a seminar on Post-colonialism at Jahangirnagar University conducted by Professor Dr. Sharmila Sen from Harvard University, USA, 15-16 May, 2011.
  • Took part in the workshop on “Critical Thinking in the Language Classroom” and “Writing across the Curriculum”, conduced by John C. Bean, Seattle University, and Rosalie Kit Bean, South Seattle University College, September 7-8, 2008.
  • Presented a paper entitled “IT-Based ELT and Bangladesh” in the 4th BELTA International Conference, Dhaka, (24-26 August, 2007.
  • Took part in a workshop on”Better News Writing” in Dhaka, organized by Reuters Foundation, 17-21 July, 2000
  • ELT (English Language Teaching)
  • Modern Syntax
  • Semantics
  • Phonetics & Phonology
  • Introduction to Linguistics
  • Basic English Grammar
  • Advanced English Grammar
  • Listening, Speaking, Reading & Writing Skills
  • History of English Language
  • First Language Acquisition
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Morphology
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Pragmatics
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Syllabus Design
  • Testing & Material Evaluation
  • Translation Studies
  • English for Special Purpose
  • Business English/Communication
  • Creative Writing


  1. Shifting Education from Teacher-Centered to Learner-Centered Paradigm”. City University Journal, Vol. 1, No.1, December 2015.
  2. “Bangla Kobitay Pashchatyer Probhab” (The Influence of the West on Bengali Poetry). Darshan O Progati, University of Dhaka, 30th year, Volume 1 and II, January-June, July December, 2013.
  3. Learning Feedback System (LFS): Its Usefulness in ELT”. New Orientations in English Literature and Language Teaching, Department of English, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India, 2013.
  4. “The Linguistic Philosophy of Noam Chomsky”. Philosophy and Progress, Dev Centre for Philosophical Studies, University of Dhaka, Volumes LI-LII, January-June, July-December 2012.
  5. Influence of Information Technology on Education and Language Learning”. Daffodil International University Journal of Business and Economics, Vol. 6, No. 1&2, December 2012.
  6. Frost of Pessimism”. Metropolitan University Journal, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2011.
  7. Philosophical Investigation into Language: 20th Century Analytic Movement and Some Recent Phenomena”. Explorer, Journal of Faculty of Humanities and Law, Volume 2, No. 1 & 2, September 2009.
  8. A Contrastive Analysis of English and Bangla Phonemics”. The Dhaka University Journal of Linguistics, Volume 2, No. 4, August 2009.
  9. Distinctiveness of Aspiration in Bangla”. Daffodil International University Journal of Business and Economics, 3 (2): 191-203, 2008.




  • English Writing Skills, Friends Book Corner, 2010
  • English Reading Skills, Friends Book Corner, 2010
  • ELT: Theory and Practice, Friends Book Corner, 2006
  • Language: Grammar, Reading, Writing and Composition, Friends Book Corner, 2008
  • Basic Language Skills Practice, Friends Book Corner, 2004
  • Chomskiyo Byakaran (Syntax of Chomsky), Oitijya, 2007


  1. Jolsagoger Jalsaghorey Nrityapotioshi Chand (Poetry, Kheya, 2015)
  2. Ononto Trishnar Deshey Bitrishna Megh (Poetry, Pathsutra, 2014)
  3. Ekai Eksho (Translation, Shobdoshoili, 2014)
  4. Alice Munror Koyekti Golpo (Translation, Ranchi Publication, 2013)
  5. Rimbauder Kobita (Translation, Panthojan, 2013)
  6. Binimoye Takey Tumi Kototuku Dao (Poetry, Pathsutra, 2012)
  7. Jhorer Porey (Story, Room to Read, 2011)
  8. Bhut Bhut Khut Khut (Poetry, Prokriti, 2011)
  9. Music of Silence (Poetry, Prokriti, 2011)
  10. Chhora Jato Kora (Poetry, Kothaprokash, 2004)
  11. Habijabi (Poetry, Nandini Sahatya O Pathchakra, 2002)
  12. Dwelling (Translation, Asia Publications, 2000)
  13. Himu Has Got Some Blue Lotuses (Translation, Dibya Prakash, 1998)


Publications (Popular writings in newspapers and online media):  

  1. Punnobhumi, Daily Prothom Alo, 13 December 2015
  2. Why All Those Sweet Words Failed: The Interior View of a Doll’s House, The Daily Asian Age, 15 October 2015
  3. Yeatser Ekshoponchashtomo Jonmodine, 20 June 2015,
  4. Gunter Grasser Sakkhatkar, 19 April 2015,
  5. Rashichakra (Translation of a story by Juan Villoro, 2 November 2014,
  6. Sagortorongey Kobir Mukh, 30 September 2014,
  7. Mohottom Premer Kobita, 23 July 2014,
  8. Oxforde Rabindranath Tagore, 8 May 2014,
  9. Marceser Rajnoitik Chetona, 26 April 2014,
  10. Matin Bairagir Kobita, Kichhu Bhalolaga Ponkti, 16 November 2013,
  11. Chetonai Kobitar Chashabad, Kobi Seamus Heaneyr Proti Sraddhanjali, 31 August 2013,
  12. Bhasha Bhasha Phorashi Bhasha, 5 July 2013, Uttoradhunik Ashbery O Tar Kobita, 28-11-2012,
  13. Bolproyog (Translation of a story by William Carlos Williams), Notundhara, 36th Issue, October 2012
  14. James Tate-er Kobita, 19 July 2012, Daily Sangbad
  15. Tritiyo Srenir Songkolon, Prothom Srenir Asphalon, June 27, 2012, Notundhara
  16. Omar Shamser Kobita, Banglamati, February 2013
  17. Binoy Barmaner Hroswo Pongtimala,, 30 January 2013
  18. Maya Angelour Naribadi Kobita, Notundhara, 3rd issue, 15 January 2013
  19. Bolproyog (Translation of the story “The Use of Force” by William Carlos Williams), Notundhara, 15 October 2012, 36th Issue, 15 October 2012
  20. Omar Shamser Kobita, Boiyer Jagat, 9th Songkolon, May 2012
  21. Uttoradhunik Ashbery O Tar Kobita,, 28 November 2012
  22. Girish Karnader Naipaul Songhar,, 07 November 2012
  23. James Tate-er Kobita + James Tate-er Chhoiti Kobita, Sangbad. 19 July 2012
  24. Tritiyo Srenir Songkolon, Prothom Srenir Asphalon, Notundhara, 27 June 2012
  25. Dal Mey Kuch, Prothom Alo, Prothom Alo, 15 February 2012
  26. Fatalism in our politics, daily sun (1st anniversary supplement), 24 October 2011
  27. Making room to read for children, daily sun, 12 September 2011
  28. Bosphorus: jekhane mileche eshia Europe, Samakal, 29 July 2011
  29. Telesmati, Kaler Kontho, 20 March 2011
  30. Taire Naire Nana,, 24 January 2011
  31. Buter Sera Golpo,, 04 January 2011
  32. The Purpose of Writing, Star Campus, 31 October 2010
  33. Political polarisation in Bangladesh, daily sun, 30 October 2010
  34. Learicks, Star Campus, 24 October 2010
  35. Benefits of Literary Humour, Star Campus, 17 October 2010
  36. Blurry border between prose and poetry, Star Campus, 03 October 2010
  37. Culture whitewashed, Star Campus, 26 September 2010
  38. Spiky humour of Spike Milligan, Star Campus, 19 September 2010
  39. Jeans means a lot for women, Star Campus, 05 September 2010
  40. A bleak vision of television, Star Campus, 29 August 2010
  41. Conservationist agenda of poetry, Star Campus, 22 August 2010
  42. Heliopoetics, Star Campus, 15 August 2010
  43. The epic of Gilgamesh, Star Campus, 08-08-2010
  44. No way trivialising private universities, Point Counterpoint, The Daily Star, 06 August 2010
  45. Learning a foreign language: Conrad’s case, Star Campus, 01 August 2010
  46. Concrete gravitation, Star Campus, 25 July 2010
  47. Infobia, Star Campus, 18 July 2010
  48. The extinction factor, Star Campus, 11 July 2010
  49. An ‘earnest’ Hemingway: Nobel laureate in literature, Star Campus, 04 July 2010
  50. Hyper-reading, Star Campus, 27 June 2010
  51. The psychology of eve-teasing, Star Campus, 20 June 2010
  52. Defacing and effacing facebook, Star Campus, 13 June 2010
  53. How sharp is Occam’s razor? Star Campus, 06 June 2010
  54. Aristotal, Star Campus, 30 May 2010
  55. The problem of life, Star Campus, 16 May 2010
  56. Hawking's alien scare, Star Campus, 09 May 2010
  57. The myth of classless society, Star Campus, 02 May 2010
  58. Did Shakespeare hate women? Star Campus, 25 April 2010
  59. Electric blues, Star Campus, 18 April 2010
  60. The pledge of Pahela Baishakh, Special supplement, The Daily Star, 14 April 2010
  61. Dhaka Street Walking Adventure, Star Campus, 11 April 2010
  62. Man Vs Tiger: Pondering Conflict Resolution, Star Campus, 04 April 2010
  63. Experience machine and unreal reality, Star Campus, 28 March 2010
  64. Einstein's spiritual struggle, Star Campus, 21 March 2010
  65. Enemies of Women, Star Campus, 07 March 2010
  66. The first few sounds in human life, Star Campus, 28 February 2010
  67. State of Bangla today, Star Campus, 21 February 2010
  68. Genetics of language, Star Campus, 14 February 2010
  69. Lingua Adamica, Star Campus, 07 February 2010
  70. What? Star Campus, 31 January 2010
  71. Science and Philosophy: Perennial Search for Truth, Star Campus, 24 January 2010
  72. What fall apart, actually? Star Campus, 17 January 2010
  73. Mindless killing of dolphins, Star Campus, 10 January 2010
  74. Historical and linguistic aspects of English months, Star Campus, 03 January 2010
  75. Globalisation and the young generation, Star Campus, 19 April 2009
  76. The World of Poetry, Star Campus, 29 March 2009
  77. Changing habit of reading, Star Campus, 28 December 2008
  78. The way to God: Aquinas or Luther? Star Campus, 30 November 2008
  79. Conflicting forces in history, Star Campus, 23 November 2008
  80. Milking business, Star Campus, 16 November 2008
  81. Load, Star Campus, 09 November 2008
  82. Empress of the old world, Daily Star (Star Books Review), 08 November, 2008
  83. When will Bangladesh reach the moon, Star Campus, 02 November 2008
  84. Why do people laugh in so many ways, Star Campus, 26 October 2008
  85. Objectives of education, Star Campus, 19 October 2008
  86. SMS Greetings, Star Campus, 12 October 2008
  87. Creating universe in laboratory, Star Campus, 21 September 2008
  88. A critical appreciation of ‘critical thinking’, Star Campus, 14 September 2008
  89. A solemn slogan, Star Campus, 24 August 2008
  90. No doubt, Star Campus, 10 August 2008
  91. Where did all the Martians go, Star Campus, 03 August 2008
  92. Big and little words, Star Campus, 27 July 2008
  93. Give and take equation, Star Campus, 20 July 2008
  94. Eye Language, Star Campus, 13 July 2008
  95. Born to be opportunist, Star Campus, 06 July 2008
  96. Teacher-student relationship in classical and modern times, Star Campus, 02 March 2008
  97. Life of contradiction, Star Campus, 24 February 2008
  98. The flower arising from flames, International Mother Language Day Special, The Daily Star, 21 February 2008
  99. Madonna: The cash queen of music, Star Campus, 17 February 2008
  100. Philosophy of life, philosophy for life, Star Campus, 10 February 2008
  101. Medical science with Shakespearean undertones, Daily Star (Star Books Review), 09 February 2008
  102. Mystery of mind, Star Campus, 03 February 2008
  103. Our cosmic journey, Star Campus, 27 January 2008
  104. Fighting corruption textually, Star Campus, 20 January 2008
  105. When virus is named Trojan horse, Star Campus, 13 January 2008
  106. Is anybody out there to listen to Bangla, Star Campus, 06 January 2008
  107. Roundabout expressions, Star Campus, 30 December 2007
  108. A dictionary tuned to technology, Star Campus, 30 December 2007
  109. Plundering the past, Star Campus, 16 December 2007
  110. Downside of mobile telephony, Star Campus, 09 December 2007
  111. A nonagenarian political dream, Star Campus, 02 December 2007
  112. In quest of immortality, peace and happiness, Daily Star, (Star Books Review), 01 December 2007
  113. No time…No time, Star Campus, 25 November 2007
  114. Banglish debate: In defence of change and variety, Star Campus, 11 November 2007
  115. The (un)smart addiction, Star Campus, 04 November 2007
  116. I am not ashamed of speaking Banglish, Star Campus, 28 October 2007
  117. Faces of news in new world order, Daily Star (Star Books Review), 27 October 2007
  118. The net generation, Star Campus, 21 October 2007
  119. Indian Idols and Bangladeshi admirers, Star Campus, 30 September 2007
  120. Teacher’s vision and mission: Pick-up from Pickering, Star Campus, 23 September 2007
  121. Just a bit of language, Daily Star (Star Books Review), 08 September 2007
  122. Weaning education of private coaching and tutoring, Star Campus, 19 August 2007
  123. Heavenly travellers on their course, Daily Star (Star Books Review), 18 August 2007
  124. Captain Kirk’s infinitive: Defying Prescription, Star Campus, 05 August 2007
  125. Battered PSC and Shattered Dream, Star Campus, 22 July 2007
  126. The ESP Advocacy, Star Campus, 15 July 2007
  127. The end of history or just beginning of it? Dhaka Courier, 29 December 2006-11 January 2007 issue.
  128. An archaeological sense and responsibility, New Age, 23 September 2006.
  129. A case of when like meets like, New Age, 13 September 2006.
  130. Sunken WTO talks and US salvage mission in Asia, New Age, 02 September 2006.
  131. The Plutonic myth and truth, New Age, 29 August 2006.
  132. The soft risk, New Age, 26 August 2006.

Doctor of Philosophy: The University of Dhaka conferred Doctor of Philosophy on Binoy Barman for his dissertation titled “Analysis of Bangla Sentence with Transformational Generative Grammar” in 2006 (degree conferred in the 43rd Convocation held 2007). The research was conducted under the supervision of Dr Jinnat Imtiaz Ali at the Department of Linguistics. The paper was evaluated by Professor Dr Rafiqul Islam, Dhaka University, and Professor Dr Pabitra Sarker, Jadabpur University. The thesis examined the interaction between TG as proposed by Noam Chomsky and Bangla language.


Master of Philosophy: The University of Dhaka conferred Master of Philosophy on Binoy Barman for his dissertation titled “Trends in Modern Semantics: Problems and Principles of Theorisation” in 2000 (degree conferred in the 41st Convocation held 2001). The research was conducted under the supervision of Professor Dr Rajib Humayun at the Department of Linguistics. The paper was evaluated by Professor Professor Dr Maniruzzaman, Chittagong University, and Professor Dr Jahangir Tareq, Institute of Modern Languages, DU. The thesis elaborated on the cross-currents of semantic research and brought them under a singular and uniform system.


Grammatical Competence of EFL Learners at Tertiary Level-A Survey at DIU: Conducted a research on grammatical competence of the students of Daffodil International University in 2014 under a project of the Research Center, Faculty of Humanities and Social Science (FHSS), DIU. In Bangladesh, English is a foreign language and in most of the cases, students remain weak in grammar despite years of learning efforts. For this reason, they fail to write English correctly as students and later as employees. It is the teachers’ responsibility to prepare students in such a way that they become capable of using the English language accurately. In this respect it is important to understand the nature of grammatical competence/incompetence of the students. The research has been adopted for this purpose. For fact finding, a survey was conducted among the first year first/second semester students of different departments in different campuses of DIU. The opinions of the English language teachers’ were also collected regarding the grammatical competence of the students they teach and some pedagogical issues. Data was collected through questionnaire and analyzed with competent software. Numerical values of students’ grammatical competence were calculated and relative strengths and weaknesses in certain grammatical elements (considered variables) were also measured. Students’ and teachers’ feedbacks were compared with a view to understanding the nature of assessments. The findings of this research could be utilized in developing a need-based syllabus for the students of English at the tertiary level.

  1. UNICEF Meena Media Award 2015
  2. Best Paper Award 2013, International Conference on Tertiary Education: Realities and Challenges, Daffodil International University
  3. Rangpur Sahitya Sangskriti Parishad Sammanona 2013
  4. Daily Star Celebrating Life Award 2012
  5. Anirban Literary Award 2011

1. Bangladesh English Language Teachers Association (BELTA)

1. Assistant Professor, Bangladesh University