Sayed Azharul Islam (সৈয়দ আজহারুল ইসলাম)
Assistant Professor


Sayed Azharul Islam is an Assistant Professor of Human Resource Management Discipline at Khulna University. He joined this university on September 04, 2018 as a Lecturer at Human Resource Management Discipline. Mr. Islam started his teaching career as a Lecturer of Management at the Department of Business Administration in Bangladesh Army University of Science & Technology (BAUST), Saidpur Cantonment. Mr. Islam completed BBA in Management and MBA in HRM from the Department of Management, University of Dhaka. He has also completed a Second Master's in Public Management from KDI School of Public Policy and Management, South Korea. 


Life is a journey of seeking knowledge for researching the reality of the existence of self and the universe (e.g: 'Know thyself' - Socrates)



To realize the reality of the existence of self and the universe, to ensure shared happiness (peace) for myself and my stakeholders, I will always uphold my core values- dutifulness, empathy, love, and respect in every action. I will continue investing the knowledge, skills, abilities, attitudes, time, money and all other resources I have for accomplishments like developing spirit, conducting research, educating people, maintaining relationships, protecting environment, and so on which will make needful and sustainable contributions to my family members, students, employer, friends, relatives, community, society, environment, nation and all other stakeholders.


1.      Designing and updating course curriculum/syllabus

2.     Preparing lecture plan for offered courses

3.     Conducting classes

4.     Assessing students’ performance

5.     Providing counseling services to the students on need basis

6.     Supervising dissertation/project/thesis/internship students assigned by the Discipline

7.     Conducting research

8.     Hunting and running research and consultancy projects

9.     Attending faculty meeting

10.  Performing any other academic, research, and administrative duties, tasks, and responsibilities assigned by the proper authority. 


[2023] Master of Public Management (MPM). Concentrations: Public Administration and Leadership, and Strategic Management. KDI School of Public Policy and Management, South Korea. Achieved ‘Summa Cum Laude’ for excellent academic result.

[2016] Master of Business Administration (MBA). Stream: Human Resource Management. Department of Management, University of Dhaka.

[2015] Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA). Subject: Management. Department of Management, University of Dhaka.

[2011] Higher Secondary School Certificate (Business Management). Specialization: Accounting. Alinagar Technical & Commercial College, Mymensingh.

[2009] Secondary School Certificate (SSC). Group: Science. Rajibpur Aftab Uddin High School, Ishwarganj, Mymensingh. 


  1. §  2024- Training on ‘Qualitative Data Analysis Using MAXQDA’, Institutional Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC), Khulna University, 01 Day
  2. §  2023- Training on ‘Journal Article Publication’, Institutional Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC), Khulna University,  01 Day
  3. §  2023- Training on ‘Questioning and Assessment under OBE Framework’, Institutional Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC), Khulna University, 01 Day
  4. §  2023- Training on ‘Assessment' Under OBE Framework’, Institutional Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC), Khulna University, 01 Day
  5. §  2023- Training on Research Design, Institutional Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC), Khulna University, 01 Day
  6. §  2021- Workshop on ‘The Art of Learning and Development’, Career Pro BD, 02 Hours.
  7. §  2019- Module I: Teaching and Learning, Centre of Excellence in Teaching and Learning(CETL), Khulna University, 4 Day.
  8. §  2019- HR Analytics, Bangladesh Society for Apparels HR Professionals (BSAHRP), 01 Day
  9. §  2017- Training on Bangladesh Labor Act- 2006, ACI Limited (L&D Department), 01 Day
  10. §  2017- HR Induction training, ACI Limited (HRD), 01 Day
  11. §  2017- Training on “Living the Values”, ACI Limited (HRD), 01 Day
  12. §  2017- MS Excel Level-01, ACI Limited (L&D Department), 02 Days
  13. §  2017- “Mission Possible 2017” Career Development Camp,, 01 Day.
  14. §  2016- Conference of “Youth Ministerial”, Jahangirnagar University Model United Nations Association (JUMUNA), 01 Day
  15. §  2016- “Bangladesh 1st National Youth Conference on Family Planning (BNYCFP), SERAC Bangladesh, 01 Day
  16. §  2016- Social Good Summit Dhaka-2016, a2i and University of Dhaka, 01 Day
  17. §  2016- Internship, MIDAS Financing Limited, 3 Months 115-120,
  18. §  2011- Industrial Attachment Training, Grameen Bank and BTEB, 2 Months
  19. §  2008- 5th Mymensingh Zilla Scout Jamboree, Bangladesh Scouts, 5 Days

HR Compliance

Occupational Health and Safety

HRM in Government

Human Resources Development

Higher Education Management

Current Research Project/Collaboration

SL Title Research Role Awarded Date Completion Date Funding Agency
No Research Project Available

  • Assistant Professor (21 June 2020 to till now). Human Resource Management Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna 9208, Bangladesh
  • Lecturer (04 Sept. 2018 to 20 June 2020). Human Resource Management Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna 9208, Bangladesh
  • Lecturer- Management (12 Nov 2017 to 03 Sept. 2018). Bangladesh Army University of Science & Technology (BAUST), Saidpur Cantonment, Saidpur, Bangladesh.
  • Executive- HR (01 June 2017 to 11 Nov 2017). Human Resource Department, ACI Limited, ACI Centre 245, Dhaka 1208
  • Officer- HR & Compliance (01 March 2017 to 30 May 2017). Noman Group, Motijheel C/A, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh


  1. §  Summa Cum Laude (CGPA 3.92/95.2%), MPM Program, KDI School of Public Policy and Management, South Korea
  2. §  Dean’s List, Fall 2022, MPM Program, KDI School of Public Policy and Management, South Korea
  3. §  Dean’s List, Summer 2022, MPM Program, KDI School of Public Policy and Management, South Korea
  4. §  Dean’s List (With Distinction) , Spring 2022, MPM Program, KDI School of Public Policy and Management, South Korea


  1. §  Global Ambassador Scholarship (GAS) for Pursuing Master of Public Management at KDI School of Public Policy and Management. Awarded by KDI School for 16 Months ( February 2022 to May 2023). 
  2. §  Dhaka University Merit Scholarship during MBA in HRM program based on academic result of BBA (for  12 months, Session 2015-2016). 
  3. §  BRAC "Medhabikash" Scholarship based on SSC and HSC result (For 48 months). 
  4. §  Grameen Bank Scholarship based on primary, SSC, and HSC results (3 times)
  5. §  Bangladesh Government’s Mymensingh District Scholarship for getting GPA-5 in SSC.


  1. §  Champion (Team) in “International Food Festival -2023” organized by KDI School of Public Policy and Management, South Korea.
  2. §  Champion of "Selected Poem Recitation Competition-2013" organized by Zahurul Haque Hall, University of Dhaka.
  3. §  Third position in ‘Jokes Telling Competition- 2013" organized by Zahurul Haque Hall, University of Dhaka.
  4. §  27th position in the General Knowledge Competition 2010 organized by TEWS, Mymensingh.

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1.      Paul, R. K., Taha, T. S., Islam, S. A. & Amin, M. A. (2024).  Effects of State-owned Jute Mills Closure on the Livelihood Outcomes of the Laid-off Workers in Khulna Region, Bangladesh. Jagannath University Journal of Business Studies. [Accepted]

2.     Rahman, M. A., Islam, S. A., Siddiki, N., Paul, R. K., & Tarafdar, P. (2024). Effects of Service Quality on Student Satisfaction: A Study Using the SERVQUAL Model. International Journal of Management and Accounting 6(3). 40-54. 10.34104/ijma.024.040054

3.      Saha, D. R., Nibir, M. M. & and Islam, S. A. (2024).       Influence of Social Media Advertisements on Purchasing Intention: A Web-Based Cross-Sectional Study on the Students of Khulna University, Bangladesh. Khulna University Studies 21(1).

4.     Karmoker, K., Noor, N. M., Islam, S. A., Kona, F. A. Jamim, A. A., Roy, B., & Paul, R. K. (2024). Investigating the Relationship between Employees’ Green Knowledge, Green Service Behavior and Environmental Performance in the Hotel Industry of Bangladesh. Asian Journal of Management 15(1). 10.52711/2321-5763.2024.00002

5.      Amanullah, M. & Islam, S. A. (2024). The Effect of Unemployment on Mental Health: A Study on the University Graduates of Bangladesh. Khulna University Studies 21(1). 1-13.

6.     Hossain, A., Ahamed, M. M., Hasan, M. M., & Islam, S. A. (2024). Unlocking the Power of Health Safety and Welfare Practices: Exploring the Impact on Organizational Citizenship Behavior in Bangladesh’s Fish Processing Industry. Business Review- A Journal of Business Administration Discipline, Khulna University 18(1), 1-23. 10.35649/KUBR.2023..18.1.1

7.      Zaman, Z., Shanjabin, S., & Islam, S. A. (2023).  Impact of Occupational Hazards on Healthcare Professionals' Mental (Psychological) Health: Evidence from Government-Owned Hospitals in Khulna, Bangladesh. International Journal of Human Resource Studies 13(1), 1-20.  10.5296/ijhrs.v13i1.20492

8.     Ahmed, F., Sathi, N. A., & Islam, S. A. (2022). Challenges Faced by Working Women in Bangladesh and Their Perceived Impacts on Career. European Journal of Business and Management Research 7(6), 177-182.

9.     Hossen, M. A., Islam, S. A. & Tarafdar, P. (2022). The Ways HR Professionals are Making Their Contributions in Achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development, 30(7). 10.7176/JESD/13-7-02

10.   Islam, S. A, Shanjabin, S., Zaman, Z., & Nibir, M. M. (2021). Measuring Motivating Potential Score of Diversified Academic Staffs of the Government Primary Schools in Bangladesh. Asian Journal of Social Sciences and Legal Studies, 3(5), 209-217. 10.34104/ajssls.021.02090217

11.    Islam, S. A, Rahman, G. M. & Nibir, M. M. (2021). Perceived Factors Influencing Career Choice of the Undergraduate Students of Public Universities in Bangladesh. Canadian Journal of Business and Information Studies, 3(4), 70-79. 10.34104/cjbis.021.070079

12.   Amin, M. B., Datta, R. K. & Islam, S. A. (2019). Priority Based Analysis of Specific Human Resource Management Practices by Human Resource Professionals: A Study on Private Sector Organizations in Bangladesh. Journal of Science and Technology, 17(June), 59-66.

13.   Islam, S. A., Tarafdar, P. & Amin, M. B. (2018). Tertiary Level Business and Management Education in Bangladesh: Current Status, Existing Specializations, Prospective Areas, and Future Route to Excellence. International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications, 8(10).

14.   Karmoker, K., Haque, M. E., Islam, S. A. & Tarafdar, P. (2018). Satisfaction Level of Credit Card Holders in Khulna City of Bangladesh. European Journal of Business and Management, 10(35). 10.29322/IJSRP.8.10.2018.p8240


1. Is the high interest rate of microfinance always a curse? Dr Sheikh Ashiqurrahman Prince & Sayed Azharul Islam

2. Being equipped for tomorrow: Teaching pedagogy for 4IR human capital development. Dr Sheikh Ashiqurrahman Prince & Sayed Azharul Islam


1. Bangla Should be the Only Medium of Instruction in all Bangladeshi Primary and Secondary Schools. Martyrs Day and International Mother Language Day 2024 Memorabilia. International Mother Language Institute (UNESCO Category 2 Institute), Dhaka. 

HR Compliance

HR Compliance is relatively a new concept in the field of human resource management that refers to the laws, rules, standards, code of conduct, best practices which an organization must follow while performing the functions of HRM. HR Compliance generally covers multiple areas like Basics of HR Compliance, Employment, Technical & Social Compliance, C-TPAT, COC, TQMInternational Standards (ILO, ISO, SAI-SA 8000, BSCI, ETI, FLA, WRAP), Buyers' Code of Conduct, Occupational Health, Safety & Environment, Social Compliance Audit, HR Documentation, Human Rights at Workplace, Decent Work, Sustainable Development Goals and so on.

Metrics and Decision Making for Human Resource Management

This course aims at making students capable of solving business and HR-related problems using proper metrics for ensuring data-driven decision making in the organization. This course is commonly known as HR analytics in the industry. Some of the covered topics in this course are business analytics, HR decision making process, RCA (root cause analysis), HR big data, HRIS, HR software, problem solving, recruitment & selection metrics, learning & development metrics, performance management metrics, organizational effectiveness metrics, compensation metrics, survey for HR data, data collection, data analysis using different tools, HR report preparation, visualization of HR data, HR scorecard, and so on. After completing this course, a student gets adequate knowledge and skill of making scientific decisions based on metrics which make them capable of helping internal customers of an organization as a true HR business partner (HRBP).

Applied Human Resource Development

AHRD is an advanced level course offered to the learners of MBA in HRM program. This course offers both theoretical and practical learning experience to the students covering issues like overview of HRD process, HRD needs assessment, Adult Learning, HRD program design, HRD program implementation, E-learning, HRD program evaluation, management development program, team building, employee engagement, and so on. Besides, on-campus learning initiatives, students are provided with opportunity of listening from HRD professionals working in different MNCs, GOs, NGOs, and local corporate houses. After successful completion of this course, a student becomes capable of working efficiently in training & development department of any kind of organization.  


Principles of Human Resource Management

This is a foundation course of Human Resource Management offered to the students of BBA in HRM program (First Year Second Term). This course introduces students with the philosophy, strategies, policies, and best practices of Human Resource Management. This primary objective of this foundation course is to prepare students for the upcoming advanced and applied courses in the specific areas of HRM including HR Planning, Recruitment and Selection, Employee Training and Development, Compensation Management, Performance Management, Human Resource Compliance, HR Analytics and so on. In addition, after completing this course students acquire basic knowledge, skills, and attitude required to become an HR Generalist. 

  • HR Compliance
  • Metrics and Decision Making for Human Resource Management
  • Applied Human Resource Development
  • Principles of Human Resource Management