Dr. Shamsad Mortuza discusses the challenges of implementing liberal arts education in Bangladesh. Later, he talks about strategies for meeting the significant increase in demand for higher education.
Shamsad Mortuza, the pro-vice-chancellor of the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB), is a professor of English (on leave) at the University of Dhaka. He was the former head of the Department of English at Jahangirnagar University. In 2013, Dr. Mortuza was a Senior Fulbright Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Los Angeles. He attended Birkbeck College for his University of London PhD thesis on contemporary British poetry, which was published by Cambridge Scholars Publishers. As a Fulbright scholar, he went to the University of Arizona for his second MA in American Indian studies. Dr. Mortuza is one of the authors of the English textbook for Class IX-X published by NTCB. He is a key exponent of ULAB’s quality assurance team, and serves on the editorial board of a number of journals and magazines.