M.Sc. in Agricultural Development, 2011 Thesis: Swidden Cultivation among two Chepang Communities in the Central Hill Districts of Nepal: Local perceptions and factors influencing change (Supervisor: Dr. Anja Byg) Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
M.Sc. (Thesis) in Forestry, 2006 Thesis: Ecological trade-offs between biodiversity conservation, agroforestry land-use, and management intensification - case study from Lawachara National Park, Moulvibazar, Bangladesh (Supervisor: Dr. Narayan Saha, Professor) School of Agriculture and Mineral Sciences, Shahjalal University of Science & Technology, Bangladesh
B.Sc.(4 Years Hons.) in Forestry, 2005 Dissertation: Bridging livelihoods and forest conservation in protected areas: Exploring the role and scope of non-timber forest products, Experience from Satchari National Park, Bangladesh (Supervisor: Dr. A.Z.M. Manzoor Rashid, Professor, Head and Dean of School) School of Agriculture and Mineral Sciences, Shahjalal University of Science & Technology, Bangladesh
SSC (Secondary School Certificate), 1999 Science Group, First Division with distinction Mirsarai Pilot High School, Chittagong (under Chittagong Education Board, Bangladesh)
Generalized Linear Models in 'R' (Link functions, error distributions, analysis of count data/proportion data/binary data), 2009 23 March – 27 March (Instructor: Dr. Andy Hector, Associate Professor and Deputy Director, IEBES, UZH) Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Sciences, Universität Zürich (Switzerland) under The Royal Society's (UK) South-East Asia Rainforest Research Programme (SEARRP)
Statistics for Biologists (Experimental design and data analysis using statistical package - ‘R’), 2008 28 April – 4 May (Instructor: Dr. Jason Tyliankasis, Professor, School of Biological Science, UC) University of Canterbury (New Zealand) and Association of Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC)
Research Methods and Scientific Writing, 2006 22-28 January and 23 July – 17 August (Instructor: Dr. Jeffreson Fox, EWC) East-West Center, Hawaii, USA and Nishorgo Support Project of Bangladesh Forest Department, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Other skill and competencies
Languages: Bengali (native), English (fluent; IELTS 7.5 as per May 2011); German (beginner); Hindi (beginner); Computer literacy: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other basic applications; Webpage design, basic Internet applications; Other applications: SPSS, R; ArcGIS, ArcExplorer and ArcInfo; InVest; programming language 'C' etc.
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