Muhammad Sirazul Islam

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Muhammad Sirazul Islam
2nd Vice-Chancellor
Islamic University, Bangladesh
In office
28 Dec 1988 – 17 June 1991
Preceded byA. N. M Momtaz Uddin Choudhury
Succeeded byMuhammad Abdul Hamid
Personal details
ChildrenSabiha, Sabnam Shehnaz Coudhury Dipa
Alma materUniversity of Calcutta
OccupationUniversity Professor, Educator

Muhammad Sirazul Islam is a Bangladeshi educationist. He is a Professor in the department of Islamic History and Culture at Dhaka University, and he was the 2nd Vice Chancellor of the Islamic University, Bangladesh (IU). He contributed to the relocation of the Islamic University from Gazipur district to Kushtia Shantidanga village.[1][2]

Education life[edit]

Sirazul Islam won the first place with first class in the MA examination from Calcutta University and won the gold medal.[2]


He started his teaching career by joining Calcutta University as a lecturer. When India was partitioned in 1947, he joined the department of Islamic History and Culture at Dhaka University. In 1988, he became the Vice Chancellor of the Islamic University, Bangladesh.[2]

IU campus relocated to Kushtia[edit]

After the removal of Momtaz Uddin Choudhury (first vice-chancellor of this university), Sirazul Islam was appointed as the second vice-chancellor of this university in 1986. In that time Islamic University campus was in Gazipur district. In 1990, the government decided to shift the Islamic University from Gazipur to Kushtia. About 90 percent of professor of Bangladesh protested at the National Press Club against the transfer decision. However, Vice Chancellor Sirazul Islam supported the transfer decision. Finally, on 24 February 1990, he was able to relocate to the Islamic University campus in Shantidanga Kushtia present campus.[2]

Professor Mueed Rahman of the department of Economics of the Islamic University, Bangladesh acknowledged his contribution,[2]

Apart from the first VC, there is no other scholarly person like Siraz Sir in the Islamic University, Bangladesh as the second VC, even the people who dislike him will openly admit it.

Resignation from Vice-Chancellorship[edit]

In 1991, the Vice-Chancellor was accused of undervaluing teachers on campus. He had to resign from the post of Vice-Chancellor on June 17, 1991 in the face of Bangladesh Chatra Dal movement and various domestic pressures.[2][3][4]


Muhammad Sirazul Islam was a senior professor in the department of Islamic History and Culture at Dhaka University. A computer lab set up in the department was named after him.[5] This lab was built with the financial support of Siraj Sir's family in 2016.[citation needed]

DU Vice-Chancellor Prof. Md. Akhtaruzzaman says,[6]

The establishment of this lab will greatly benefit the departmental teachers, researchers and students and will remember the professor for ages. Siraj Sir would go deep into knowledge about any subject, his words were like quoting.


  1. ^ "List the Honorable Former-Vice-Chancellors - Islamic University, Bangladesh". Retrieved 19 May 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ a b c d e f "ইসলামী বিশ্ববিদ্যালয় কোন পথে পরিচালিত হবে". যুগান্তর (in Bengali). 4 October 2020. Retrieved 19 October 2020.
  3. ^ "ইসলামী বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়ে অসন্তোষ কেন". এডুকেশন বাংলা (in Bengali). 9 August 2020. Archived from the original on 20 October 2020. Retrieved 19 May 2021.
  4. ^ "১১ উপাচার্যের কেউই মেয়াদ শেষ করতে পারেননি". প্রথম আলো (in Bengali). 19 October 2016. Retrieved 19 October 2020.
  5. ^ "ঢাবিতে সিরাজুল ইসলাম কম্পিউটার ল্যাব উদ্বোধন". দৈনিক শিক্ষা (in Bengali). 15 November 2018. Retrieved 19 May 2021.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ "ঢাবি-এ 'অধ্যাপক ড. মুহম্মদ সিরাজুল ইসলাম কম্পিউটার ল্যাব' উদ্বোধন". (in Bengali). Retrieved 19 October 2020.