Dr. P.C. Sarker: A Life Dedicated to Social Work and Development

Dr. P.C. Sarke
Dr. P.C. Sarke

Dr. Prafulla Chandra Sarker, or Dr. P.C. Sarker as he is widely known, is a Bangladeshi academic and social worker who has dedicated his life to improving the lives of others. With a career spanning over four decades, Dr. Sarker has worn many hats – professor, researcher, administrator, and consultant – but his core mission has remained constant: social development and positive change.

Dr. Sarker’s academic journey began with a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. He then went on to earn a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Ranchi University, India, showcasing his interdisciplinary approach to social issues. His expertise lies in social work, social development, social administration, and anthropology.

Throughout his career, Dr. Sarker has held prestigious positions at universities across Bangladesh, China, and Hong Kong. He has served as a professor of social work and anthropology, a Dean, and even a Vice Chancellor. His dedication to education is further highlighted by his experience as a supervisor for countless Ph.D. and M.Phil. dissertations, shaping the next generation of scholars.

Dr. Sarker is not only an educator but also a prolific researcher. He has conducted extensive research on a wide range of social issues in Bangladesh, including poverty, gender violence, food security, public health, and the challenges faced by indigenous communities. His research has not remained confined to academia – he has actively collaborated with NGOs, international organizations, and government bodies to translate his findings into real-world solutions.

Dr. Sarker’s impressive list of publications includes numerous books, articles in academic journals, and edited volumes. His work has not only been published in Bangladesh but also internationally, showcasing his global impact.

Dr. Sarker’s unwavering commitment to social development is further reflected by his extensive consultancy experience. He has provided expert advice to organizations like UNICEF, WHO, and various government agencies on critical issues like social welfare, education, and healthcare.

Even today, Dr. Sarker continues to be a driving force for positive change. He currently serves as the Vice Chancellor (Designate) of Sheikh Hasina University of Science and Technology. His remarkable journey serves as an inspiration to all who aspire to make a difference in the world through social work and development.

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