S.D. Chaudhuri

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S.D. Chaudhuri
সাইফউদ-দীন চৌধুরী
BornOctober 1917
Died1997 (aged 79–80)
Alma mater
Occupationbotanist, university academic

Saifud-Din Chaudhury (also known as Dr. S.D. Chowdhury) (October 1917 – 1997) was a Bangladeshi economic botanist, policy planner and university academic.[1] He was a former Vice-chancellor of East Pakistan Agricultural University (later Bangladesh Agricultural University). He was a foundation fellow of Bangladesh Academy of Sciences since 1973. He also served as the president of the academy.[2]


Chaudhury was a student of Government College, Lahore. He completed his bachelor's from Presidency College, Calcutta. He obtained his Ph.D. from the Imperial College of London. He then conducted research on plant breeding at the Beltsville Research Institute in the United States.[1]


Chaudhury served as an economic botanist to the Government of Assam and the Government of East Pakistan. He then became the director of Jute Research Institute and Agriculture of East Pakistan.[1]

Chaudhury was appointed a member of Planning Commission of the Government of Bangladesh in 1977. He also served as the president of Bangladesh Academy of Sciences [1]

Personal life[edit]

Dr. Chowdhury was the son of Khan Bahadur Mahmud Chowdhuri and was from Rankeli, Golapgonj, Sylhet. He was the eldest of four brothers



  1. ^ a b c d Islam, Sirajul (2012). "Chaudhury, Saifud-Din". In Islam, Sirajul; Kabir, SM Humayan (eds.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  2. ^ a b "Dr. S.D. Chaudhuri". Bangladesh Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 4 August 2016.