Dr. Subrata Sarker
Head of the Department
The Department of Oceanography at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology has started by the initiatives of the present government to utilize the marine resources of Bangladesh. Bangladesh won the maritime boundary delamination verdict with Myanmar and India, and currently having 1,18,813 square kilometers with including Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), Territorial Sea (TS), Continental Shelf (CS). We are blessed with huge marine living and non-living resources. Vast maritime area of Bangladesh has added a new dimension to the blue economy, which is very important for our country. This Blue Economy concept for our marine area has opened a new horizon for economic development through utilizing our marine resources.
Oceanography is a multidisciplinary subject and having a degree in oceanography is highly demanding both at home and abroad. New research institutions related to ocean science are growing in Bangladesh and creating new job sectors for oceanographers. Our motive is to make our graduates excellent oceanographers to serve the country as well as to represent our country in abroad.
I wish all the best in our voyage of academic development.