Room no. 2437, Jagadish Chandra Bose Building, Khulna University, Khulna-9208
Md Sadiqul Amin
Soil Chemistry, Nutrient Dynamics, Soil Classification
Current Research Project/Collaboration
Experiences in teaching:
i) As Lecturer (Joining date: 22-06-2004, Tenure of service: 3 years,
ii) As Assistant Professor (Joining date: 22-06-2007, Tenure of service: 5 years,
Present Position: Associate Professor
Present Position: Associate Professor(Joining date: 22-06-2012 till date)
Experiences at a residential University and Abilities for improving the corporate activities of students:
Served Khulna University as Assistant Director of Student Affairs (ADSA), Khulna University. Tenure: 08/07/2008 to 24/01/2016.
Others Professional Experiences:
F. Characterization of peat soil and application of Azolla with urea in rice cultivation. Supported by Ministry of Science, Information and Communication Technology, Bangladesh.
Kamruzzaman, M., Akter, S., Khan, M.Z., & Amin, M.S. (2023). Synergistic Effects of Silicon and Phosphorus Co-Application on Rice (Oryza sativa L.) Growth, Yield and Nutrient Use Efficiency in Saline Soil. Silicon https://doi.org/10.1007/s12633-023-02509-0
Akter, S., Kamruzzaman, M., Khan, M.Z., & Amin, M.S. (2023). Enhanced Potassium Fertilization Improved Rice (Oryza sativa) Yield and Nutrient Uptake in Coastal Saline Soil of Bangladesh. Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, 1-12. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s42729-023-01144-3
Amin, M.S.; Khan, M.Z.; Laskar, T. and Rabbi, S.M.F. 2020. Carbon Sequestration in Soil Aggregates under Different Cropping Patterns of Bangladesh. Open Journal of Soil Science, 10: 459-485. https://doi.org/10.4236/ojss.2020.1010024
Nazmin, S.; Das, A.; Khan, M.Z.; Amin, M.S. and Hanif, M. 2019. Soil clay mineralogical Phase Analysis of Ganges Floodplain Soils by XRD and XRF. Open Journal of Soil Science, 9: 298-312. https://doi.org/10.4236/ojss.2019.912019
Khan, M.Z., Islam, M.A., Amin, M.S. and Bhuiyan, M.R. 2019. Spatial variability and geostatistical analysis of selected soil. Bangladesh Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research, 54(1): 55-66.
Khan, M.Z., and Amin, M.S. 2019. Macronutrient status of Sundarbans forest soils in Southern region of Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research, 54(1): 67-72.
Khan, M.Z., Islam, M.A., Hossin, R. and Amin, M.S. 2018. Short-term Influence of Organic Matter and Saline Water on Inorganic Soil Phosphorus Transformation in Barisal and Dumuria Soil Series of Bangladesh. Asian Soil Research Journal, 1(3): 1-9.
Khatun, R., Khan, M.Z. and Amin, M.S. 2018. Isolation and Characterization of Particulate Organic Matter in Some Soils of Ganges Meander Floodplain and Ganges Tidal Floodplain of Bangladesh. Asian Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, 3(4): 1-9.
Khatun, R., Khan, M.Z., Amin, M.S. and Sayadat, M.N. 2018. Influence of Field Deep Fertilisers on Nitrogen, Phosphorous, Potassium and Sulfur Uptake and Yield Performance of Green Super Rice. Journal of Applied Life Sciences International, 19(1): 1-12.
Islam, M.A., Khan, M.Z., Begum, A. and Amin, M.S. 2018. Spatial Variability and Geostatistical Analysis of Soil Reaction, Electrical Conductivity and Organic Matter Content. International Journal of Business, Social and Scientific Research. 7(1): 85-91.
Halder, M., Dhar, P.P., Joardar, J.C., Amin, M.S., Kobir, M.H., Dey, A.K. and Rahman, M.S. 2018. Effects of edaphoclimatic factors on arbuscular mycorrhiza fungi colonization in Chittagong BCSIR reserve forest, Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal of Botany. 47(1): 97-104.
Afrin, N., Amin, M.S. and Khatun, M. 2016. Phosphate Sorption Characteristics of Ganges Meander Floodplain Soils of Bangladesh. Khulna University Studies, 13(1): 27-39.
Nasrin, S., T.K. Biswas; M.S. Amin and M. Khatun. 2016. Study of salinity effects on the inorganic phosphorus transformation in three different soil series of Ganges River Floodplain. Jahangirnagar University Journal of Biological Sciences,5(1): 71-79.
M. Halder, A.K. Dey, A.K.M.S. Alam, A.N. Chowdhury, M. Mondal, J.C. JOARDAR, M.S. Amin, D.K. Roy and M.H. Kobir 2016. Mycorrhizal Colonization Status and Rhizosphere Soil Properties of BCSIR Reserve Forest Rajshahi, Bangladesh, Current World Environment, 11(3):720-727. http://dx.doi.org/10.12944/CWE.11.3.05
Halder, M., J.C. Joardar and M.S. Amin. 2015. Potassium, Calcium and Sodium Distribution in Different Parts of Common Vegetable Plants Grown under Field Condition. Research Journal of Soil Biology, 7(3): 91-97. ISSN 1819-3498 / DOl: 10.3923/rjsb.2015.91.97
Halder, M., S. Akhter, A.S.M. Mahmud, F. Islam, R. Mullick, J.C. Joardar, M.S. Amin, R. Karim, H. Talukder and M. Rahman. 2015. Prevalence of Arbuscular Mycorrhiza Fungi (AMF) Colonization in Medicinal Plant Root and Response of Prevalence with Some Selected Medicinal Plants Rhizosphere Soil Properties in BCSIR Forest, Chittagong, Bangladesh. Journal of Pure and Applied Microbiology, 9(1):131-140.
Halder, M., A.S.M. Mahmud, M.S. Amin, S.M.F. Rabbi, F. Islam, M.S. Rahman, N.C. Nandi, N.J. Mouri, S. Ray and J. C. Joardar. 2014. Effect of Iron Dust on Arsenic Accumulation and Nutrient Status of Ipomoea aquatic Grown in Arsenic Contaminated Soil. Research Journal of Soil Biology, 6(1): 17-24. ISSN 1819-3498 / DOl: 1O.3923/rjsb.2014.17.24
Rabbi, S.M.F., B.R. Roy, M.M. Miah, M.S. Amin, and T. Khandakar. 2014. Spatial Variability of Physical Soil Quality Index of an Agricultural Field. Hindawi Publishing Corporation, Applied and Environmental Soil Science, Article ID 379012, 10 pages. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/379012.
Khatun, M and M.S. Amin. 2013. Characterization of Satla and Harta soil series of South West Bangladesh. Khulna University Studies, 11(1 & 2) and 12(1 & 2): 139-148.
Begum, A, S.M.F. Rabbi, M.S. Amin, S.L. Rahman and M. Hasan. 2012. Aggregate stability of some coastal island soils of Bangladesh. South Asian Journal of Agriculture, 5(1&2): 113-118.
Hossain, M.Z., S.M.F. Rabbi, S. Khanom, M.S. Amin, M.S. Islam and A. Rahman. 2010. Effect of salinity and potassium fertilizer application on yield contributing characteristics of rice. Khulna University Studies, 10(1&2): 145-152.
Rabbi, S.M.F., M.S. Amin, K. Rezoa and M. Hanif. 2010. Carbon Sequestration in soil aggregates under different cropping pattern in Ganges meander and Ganges tidal floodplains of Khulna region. Khulna University Studies, Special Issue (SESB): 21-29.
Rabbi, S.M.F., M.S. Amin, T. Khandakar and M.A. Rahman. 2008. Carbon sequestration in soil aggregates under different cropping patterns in Ganges River Floodplain. Khulna University Studies, 9(2):273-280.
Shaibur, M.R., T. Shaibur, M.S. Amin, S.M.I. Huq and S. Kawai. 2008. Effects of aeration on arsenic and its subsequent effects on growth and macroelements of rice. Khulna University Studies, 9(2):291-302.
Rabbi, S.M.F., M.S. Amin, M. Ahsan, M.S. Islam and T. Khandakar. 2008. Water stability of aggregates of some coastal saline soils of Bangladesh. Journal of Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Science, 34(2):147-156.
Shaibur, M.R., M.S. Amin and S. Kawai. 2007. Effect of potassium chloride on growth and accumulation of metal micronutrients in rice seedlings grown hydroponically. Khulna University Studies, 8(2):245-252.
Rabbi, S.M.F., M.S. Amin, K.Q. Kibria, M.Z. Hossain, M.S. Islam and T. Khandakar. 2005. Short term effect of saline water application on some chemical properties of soils. Bangladesh Journal of Soil Science, 31(1-2): 45-53.
Amin, M.S. and S. Hoque. 2005. Influence of wheat growth on the transformation of inorganic phosphorus in Dhamrai soil. Bangladesh Journal of Soil Science, 31(1-2): 21-27.
Khatun, M., M.S. Amin and S.M.H. Rahman. 2013. Influence of Azolla with
different levels of urea in rice production in South West Bangladesh. Khulna
University Studies, 11(1 & 2) and 12(1 & 2): 241-245.
Rabbi, S.M.F., M.S. Amin, M.S. Islam, K. Rezoa, T. Khandakar and S. Hoque.
2008. Carbon sequestration in soil aggregates under conventional tillage with
different cropping patterns in Ganges Alluvium of Bangladesh. International
symposium on climate change and food security in South Asia.Held in Dhaka,
Bangladesh on August 25-30, 2008.
Masuda Islam; Md. Sadiqul Amin and Md. Bappy Shahriar. 2013. Soil Organic
Matter Characterization. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing GmbH & Co. KG.
The course is
designed to deal with the formation of soil systems, their environments from the perspective of adoption of necessary management practices
This course presents
the fundamental concepts of soil and clay mineralogy that are important to
agriculture, environment, geology, toxicology and engineering applications and
Soil and Environmental Microbiology
This course is designed to provide preliminary ideas and concepts of basic Environmental Microbiology. Environmental microbiology is the study of the composition and physiology of microbial communities in the environment.
· Understand the various microbial transformations in soil and their role to plant growth and environment
· Understand organic matter decomposition & their consequences in soil and environmentRunning
Soils classification and Soils of Bangladesh
The course deals with soil systems and its environments from the
perspective of soil classification. The primary emphasis is on Bangladesh soils
and classification, with significant attention to global soils. This
field-based course introduces the basics in soil classification and field
descriptions and assessments using the US Soil Taxonomy and other common
techniques used in natural resource management.
Develop knowledge among graduates about different classification systems and structure of Soil Taxonomy and WRB and be able to classify soils using the systems.
At the end of the course, the students will be able to -
1. propose the need for and importance of soil classification systems.
2. summarize the history of soil classification systems.
3. classify soil profiles using the US and WRB system of soil classification.
arrange a correlation between all the
Soil and Environmental Biochemistry
To understand the
construction of macromolecules in nature and their behaviour and how these
macromolecules function within a living cell to make life possible. To understand the
construction of macromolecules in nature and their behaviour and how these
macromolecules function within a living cell to make life possible.
Research Methodology Sessional/Field Work
course is designed to have contents and practices for capacity building in the
graduates for proper questionnaire preparation, operation of statistical
software, research data handling, arrangement, input, illustration and
Soil Classification and Soils of Bangladesh Field Work
This course focuses on identifying soils in the field and classifying
soils into different classification systems for various uses. This course will
cover procedures for observing, measuring, and describing soils in the field.
The goal is to produce consistent data for soil inventory and classification
using techniques that improve the consistency of determining soil properties in
the field. Students will gain experience with describing and classifying soils
in Bangladesh using soil horizons and properties measured in the field.
Soil and Environmental Biochemistry Sessional
The course is designed to provide basic practical knowledge on biochemistry.
At the end of the course the students will be able to -
1. categorize reducing and non-reducing sugar.
2. determine the crude protein content of a sample.
isolate genomic DNA
This course is
designed to provide an introduction to research and research methodology in
biological sciences. The course also provides different experimental designs
and how to analyze the statistical data with a valid procedure.
Orientation to University Education System Fieldwork
This course is designed to guide undergraduate students in adjusting to the academic, social, and cultural life of the Khulna University. Transitioning from college to university is challenging for many reasons, so this course is here to teach students the skills and knowledge they need to be successful students.
- Soil Genesis
Soil Profile Study
Soil Profile Study
Soil Profile Study
Theoritical soil order development pathways
Soil Profile study
The keys to Soil Taxonomy
- Soil Mineralogy
Introduction to Soil Mineralogy
Chlorites Minerals in Soil Environments
- Soil and Environmental Microbiology
- Soils classification and Soils of Bangladesh
A Key to Soil Taxonomy
Guideline for Field Soil Study
Soils of Khulna
Simplified Guide to Soil Taxonomy
Theoretical Soil Order Development Pathway
Student understanding Soil Classification
World Reference Base 2015
Soil Classification Philosophy
Control Section Particle size
- Soil and Environmental Biochemistry
- Research Methodology Sessional/Field Work
- Soil Classification and Soils of Bangladesh Field Work
Soil Classification Control Section
- Soil and Environmental Biochemistry Sessional
- Research Methodology
- Orientation to University Education System Fieldwork