Dr. Choudhury Mahmood Hasan

Dr. Choudhury Mahmood Hasan

Director, Technical


Brief Resume

Dr. Choudhury Mahmood Hasan was born on 31st August 1953, in Chittagong District of Bangladesh. He obtained B. Pharm.(Hons) and M. Pharm. (Thesis group) degree from the Dhaka University, securing First position in First Class in both the examinations. He received his Ph.D. in 1982 from the Dept. of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom. He was awarded Commonwealth Scholarship for doing Ph.D. (1978-1981) in the Univ. of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowship (1990-1991) to work as visiting scientist in the same university.


Dr. Hasan joined the Department of Pharmacy, DU, in January, 1978 and progressed through the ranks to Professor in the same department in March, 1992. He was the Chairman of this Dept. from 1992 to 1993. He was the Director of Drug Administration, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, from July 1993 to January 1997. He was elected as the Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy for two terms from 1999 to 2003. He was the Chairman of BCSIR (Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research) from 11th August 2005 to 10th August 2008. He was the Vice-Chancellor of Manarat International University for four years from 13th October, 2012 to 12th October, 2016.


Dr. Hasan, as a member of expert committee, played the pivotal role for the inclusion of "herbal drugs" in the National Drug Policy 2005 and which later on incorporated in the Drug Ordinance 2005.


He is the main/co-author of 257 peer-reviewed papers published in different international and local scientific journals. He was the chairman/ co-chairman/ plenary lecturer/ presenter/ participator in 60 international seminars/symposia held in 23 countries of the world. For his outstanding contribution in medicinal plant research and in biological science he was awarded Habibur Rahman Gold Medal 2003, Bangladesh Academy of Science Gold Medal 2006 (senior group), Chandrabati Gold Medal 2007 and Atish Dipankar Gold Medal 2008.


Dr. Hasan is a  Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) and Bangladesh Academy of Sciences (FBAS).

He was a Director of Essential Drug Company Ltd (EDCL) owned by Govt. of Bangladesh. (1993-1997). Dr. Hasan has been serving as Director of The IBN SINA Pharmaceutical Industry Ltd. (IPI) since 2013 and currently he is serving as Director, Technical.


Nature of expertise in specific functional areas.


Teaching spectroscopy in Dhaka University and other private Universities.