Professor Dr. Md. Shahidul Islam
Professor Dr. Md. Shahidul Islam
Professor
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shahidul.hrt@sau.ac.bd
shahidulhrt@gmail.com

Md. Shahidul Islam was born on 15 December 1966 in Naogaon, Bangladesh. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (Honours) from Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh in 1988 and secured First Class. He received his master of science and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Horticulture from Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University, Gazipur, Bangladesh in 1997 and 2008, respectively. Mr. Islam started his professional career on 5 September 1992 as Scientific Officer under Horticulture Division of Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI) and posted at Pahartali Chottagram. He was promoted to Senior Scientific Officer on 31 May 2005 and transferred to Horticulture Research Centre, BARI, Gazipur. In the year of 2011 he started his teaching profession from 14 September as Associate Professor of Horticulture Department, Sylhet Agricultural University. He was promoted to the rank of Professor in September 2015. While working at BARI and SAU he was directly involved in research activities on vegetable variety and technology development program and able to developed some vegetable varieties and production technologies which are popular to the growers in the country. Moreover, he performed as trainer for both farmers and officers involved in agriculture sector. Besides, he was also involved in research planning, data collecting, statistical analysis and report writing. He also performed as Research Supervisor of several students for their Master of Science degree in Horticulture. As a principal researcher, ten research projects funded from home and abroad had been successfully completed by him. He attended a higher training programme on, “Vegetable production and research” at Asian Regional Centre of AVRDC in Thailand from October 1998 to March, 1999. In 2010 he attended in the training program on “Application of molecular marker for vegetable and legume breeding” at AVRDC-RCSA, ICRISAT Campus, Hyderabad, India. He also took part in a number of seminar, workshop and training programme locally on different aspects of his working area. Furthermore Md. Shahidul Islam, had an opportunity to visit the school of Bioscience, Nottingham University during 25 February to 3 March 2017. During this visit we had a discussion and meeting with UK partners of the collaborative project entitled, “Renewable Energy from Animal Waste: Benefits for Agriculture and Society” funded by the British Council (Bangladesh) Strategic Partnership Grant. He attended an International Conference on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Agriculture held on December 2018 at Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat, India and presented a paper on “Production of sweet pepper under protective structures”. He has authored or co-authored 45 journal articles. Further Mr. Islam contributes as a reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals including International Journal Environmental Research (IJER), Journal of Saudi Society of Agricultural Science (JSSAS), Agriculture and Natural Resources etc. Besides, he is the members of several professional organizations including Bangladesh Society for Horticultural Science, Krisibid Institution etc.

Publication Profile:
  • 1. Mollah, M. S., M. S. Islam, Rafiuddin., S. S. Choudhury and S. R. Saha. 1995. Effect of cormel size and spacing on growth and yield of flower and corm of gladiolus. Bangladesh Hort., 23(1 & 2). 67-71
  • Islam, M. S., M. S. Mollah, S. S. Choudhury and M. K. R. Bhuiyan. 1995. Effect of dates of harvesting on growth and yield of sweet potato under Chittagong condition. Bangladesh Hort., 23 (1&2), 33-36.
  • Mollah, M. S., S. R. Saha, M. S. Islam and S. A. Choudhury. 1995. Effect of method of support on the yield performance of advanced lines of hyacinth bean. Bangladesh J. crop Sci., 23 (1& 2): 37-40.
  • Mollah, M.S., M. S. Islam and S. Ahmed. 1996. Effect of different seed rates on the growth and seedling quality of tomato, brinjal and cabbage. Bangladesh J. Agri. Sci., 23 (1): 13-16.
  • Islam, M. S., S. S. Choudhury, M. S. Mollah and M. C. Saha. 1996. Performance of some indigenous potato varieties under Chittagong condition. Bangladesh Hort., 24 (1&2) : 25-28.
  • Islam, M. S., R. T. Opena and A. K. Choudhury. 1999. Comparative performance of mung bean varieties under post rice and upland production. Thai J. Agric. Sci., 32(3): 327-333.
  • Islam, M. S., S. S. Choudhury, A. S. M. G. Hafiz and M. A. Malek. 2000. The effect of corm size on the production of flower, corm and cormel in gladiolus. Bangladesh J. Sgril. Res. 25(1): 33-37.
  • Islam, M. S., M. M. Rahman, K. A. Bhuiyan and S. K. Adhikary. 2000. Identification of seed-borne fungi in okra and their control by fungicidal seed treatment. Bangladesh J. Agril. Res. 25(4): 637-641.
  • Islam, M. S., M. M. Rahman and A. K. Choudhury. 2000. Off-season performance of okra for edible pod and seed production. Thai J. Agric. Sci. 33 (3-4): 107-113.
  • Salam, M. A.,S. S. Choudhury, M. H. Jahan, M. Dhar and M. S. Islam. 1999. Effect of bulb size and plant spacing on flower production in tuberose. Progress. Agric. 10 (1&2): 157-159.
  • Islam, M. S., M. A. H. Talukdar and A. Hossain. 2002. Variability and correlation studies in Indian spinach. Bangladesh J. Agric. Res. 27(1): 101-107.
  • Islam, M. S., M. M. Rahman, H. C. Mohanta and M. M. U. Amin. 2002. Effect of dates of sowing on seed yield of okra. . Bangladesh J. Agric. Res. 27(1): 117-122.
  • Mohanta, H. C., M. M. Rahman and M. S. Islam. 2002. Effect of phosphorus and genotype on the growth and yield in okra. Bangladesh J. Agril. Res. 27(1): 109-116.
  • Sharma, P. C. D. M. M. Rahman, M. A. H. Mollah and M. S. Islam. 2008. Influence of planting method and time on lettuce seed production in Gazipur District. Ann. Bangladesh Agric., 12(2): 87-91
  • Islam, M. S., M. M. Rahman and M. A. K. Mian. 2009. Genetic diversity in Hyacinth bean. Bangladesh J. Plant Breed. Genet., 22(1): 9-14.
  • Islam, M. S., M. M. Rahman and M. A. K. Mian. 2009. Combining ability analysis in hyacinth bean. SAARC J. Agric., 7(2):106-115.
  • Faisal, S. M., M. A. Salam, M. S. Islam and M. I. Hossain. 2009. Effects of planting material and earthing-up on yield and yield contributing attributes of mukhi kachu. Bangladesh J. Agril. Res., 34(2): 263-267
  • Islam, M. S., M. S. Uddin. 2009. Genetic variation and trait relationship in the exotic and local eggplant germplasm. Bangladesh J. Agril. Res. 34(1): 91-96.
  • Sharma, P. C. D., M. M. Rahman, M. A. H. Mollah and M. S. Islam. 2009. Influence of method and date of planting on the production of lettuce. Bangladesh J. Agril. Res. 34(1): 75-80.
  • Islam, M. S., M. M. Rahman and T. Hossain. 2010. Physico-Morphological variation in hyacinth bean. Bangladesh J. Agril. Res. 35(3): 431-438
  • Islam, M. S., M. M. Rahman and M. A. K. Mian. 2010. Study on the heterosis in hyacinth bean [Lablab purpureus L. (Sweet)]. Bangladesh J. Agril. Res. 35(4):611-619.
  • Islam, M. S. and A. F. M. Haque. 2011. Performance of gladiolus under protected cultivation in the rainy season. Bangladesh J. Agril. Res. 36(2): 285-290.
  • Ahmad, S., M. S. Islam and M. A. Haque. 2011. Performance of heat tolerant tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) hybrids during rainy season. Bangladesg J. Agril. Res. 36(2):189-196.
  • Islam , M. S., M. M. Rahman and M. A. K. Mian. 2011. Genetic variability, heritability and correlation study in hyacinth bean. Bangladesh J. Agril. Res. 36(2):351-356.
  • Islam, M. S., S. Ahmad and M. A. Haque. 2011. Selection in segregating population of tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) for growth, yield and virus resistance. Bangladesh J. Agril. Res. 36(3):507-512.
  • Islam M. S., S. Ahmad, M. N. Uddin and M. A. Sattar. 2012. Evaluation of Tropical sugarbeet genotypes under Bangladesh Condition. Bangladesh J. Agril. Res. 37(4): 721-728.
  • Islam, M. S., H.C. Mohanta, M. R. Ismail, M. Y. Rafu and M. A. Malek. 2012. Genetic variability and trait relationship in cherry tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L. var. cerasiforme (Dunnal) A. Gray). Bangladesh J. Bot. 41(2): 163-167.
  • Ali, M. E., M. A. H. Bhuiyan, A. K. Paul, M. S. Islam and H. C. Mohanta. 2012. Influence of rhizobium on growth and yield of grass pea genotypes. Eco-friendly Agril. J. 5(10): 215-219.
  • Hossain, M. S., M. Asrafuzzaman, M. A. Malek, M. M. A. Mondal, M. Y. Rafii, M. R. Ismail and M. S. Islam. 2013. Evaluation and selection of tomato mutants for cultivation in summer. Res. On Crops. 14(2): 546-550. (India)
  • Halim, G. M. A. and M. S. Islam. 2013. Performance of sweet pepper under protective structure in Gazipur of Bangladesh. International Journal of Environment. 1(1):1-8. (Nepal).
  • Islam, M. S., F. I. Islam, A. C. Das and B. Debnath. 2012. Evaluation of early cauliflower genotypes under varied sowing dates. Bangladesh J. Agriculturist. 5(1): 9-12.
  • Islam, M. S., S. Ahmad, M. N. Uddin, M. Y. Rafil, M. R. Ismail and M. A. Malek. 2014. Identification of tomato inbred lines for heat tolerance through agronomic and physiological approaches. Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment-JFAE, Vol. 12(1): 281-284. (Finland).
  • Yesmin, L., M. S. Islam, M. M. Rahman, M. N. Uddin and S. Ahmed. 2014. Inbred and Hybrid seed production potentiality of tomato genotypes and their yield performance during summer. Bangladesh J. Agril. Res. 39(1): 13-21.
  • Islam, M. S. and G. M. A. Halim. 2014. Effect of different tunnel covers on growth and yield of sweet pepper. J. Sylhet Agril. Univ. 1(1): 11-14.
  • Roy, K. K., M. S. Islam and B. Debnath. 2014. Pod growth behaviour and seed production potentiality of photo-insensitive hyacinth bean [Lablab purpureus (L.) sweet] genotypes. Bangladesh J. Agriculturist. 7 (1): 19-22.
  • Islam, M. S., B. Debnath, A.C. Das, M. M. Rob and J. Ferdousi. 2014. Adaptation of heat tolerant tomato and photo-insensitive country bean variety during summer season in Sylhet region. Bangladesh J. Agriculturist. 7 (1): 45-50.
  • Mohanta, H. C., M. M. Hossain, M. S. Islam, M. A. Salam and S. R. Saha. 2014. Effect of plant growth regulators on seed yield of carrot. Ann. Bangladesh Agric. 18(23-31).
  • Debnath, D., M. S. Islam and B. Debnath. 2015. Performance of broccoli under inorganic and organic culture system. J. Sylhet Agril. Univ. 2(1): 55-58.
  • Biswas, A., M. S. Islam, Z. Uddin, B. Debnath and A. A. Shimu. 2015. Performances of heat tolerant tomato hybrids under Sylhet conditions. J. Sylhet Agril. Univ. 2(1): 15-19.
  • Biswas, A., M. S. Islam, S. Dey and A. A. Shimu. 2016. Studies on heterosis for summer season tomato production. American Journal Experimental Agriculture, 13(3): 1-6.
  • Bhuyan, M. S. I., M. S. Islam, J. Ferdousi, M. H. Hosain and M. T. Islam. 2016. Yield and Yield attributes of broccoli genotypes under varied sowing dates. Bangladesh J. Agriculturist. 9(1&2):31-33.
  • Ahmed, J. M. A. Maleque, M. S. Islam and M. A. H. L. Bhuiyan. 2016. Evaluation of indigenous plant powder against pulse beetle (Callosobruchus chinensis L.) of stored chickpea. J. Sylhet Agril. Univ. 3(2): 25-221.
  • Islam, M. S., M. H. Hosain and D. Deb Nath. 2017. Growth and yield evaluation of tomato hybrids during summer in Sylhet region. J. Sylhet Agril. Univ. 4(1): 49-53.
  • Akter, T., D. Deb Dath , M. S. Islam and F. I. Ivy. 2017. Screening of country bean genotypes for green pod and seed production in Sylhet region. J. Sylhet Agril. Univ. 4(1): 71-74.
  • Biswas, A., Y. Arafat, M. S. Islam, S. dey and S. Sarker. 2017. Growth and yield performances of tomato genotypes during winter season at eastern surma kushiyara floodplain of Bangladesh. J. Sylhet Agril. Univ. 4(1): 79-85.
  • Mohanta, H. C., M. M. Hossain, M. S. Islam and S. R. Saha. 2017. Effect of harvesting time on yield and quality of carrot. Ann. Bangladesh Agric. 21(1&2: 79-87.
  • Tamanna, H. K., M. S. Islam, M. M. Rob and D. D. Nath. 2018. Evaluation on growth and yield of tomato varieties in winter season at Sylhet. J. Sylhet Agril. Univ. 5(1): 61-66.
  • Hosain, M. H., M. S. Islam, M. N. Uddin and D. D. Nath. 2018. Effect of seedling types and hormone application on yield of tomato during summer. J. Sylhet Agril. Univ. 4(1): 15-18
Research Interests:
  • Research Research Achievements 1. Development of winter and Heat tolerant tomato hybrids (Lycopersicon esculentum, L.). Well accepted by the farmers and grown in Bangladesh during hot summer. Variety released as BARI Hybrid tomato-8 and BARI Tomato 15 2. Development of Photo-insensitive Lablab bean (Lablab purpureus L. Sweet) variety. Can be grown during summer season and released as Sikrib Sheem-1 and Sikribi Sheem- 2. 3. Development of production technology for high value vegetable crops like sweet pepper, Broccoli, Summer tomato and summer country bean. 4. Development of low cost production technology of high value vegetable crops and adaptation in Sylhet region While working at BARI and SAU he was directly involved in several vegetable variety and technology development program. For an example, development of heat tolerant tomato varieties suitable for summer season cultivation and is now a very popular and viable technology in the country. During last seven years Mr Islam actively involved in country bean breeding program (crossing and subsequent selection based on homozygosity) and finally succeeded to develop some photo-insensitive advance lines which are suitable for extreme summer season cultivation. Among the selected lines one photo-insensitive country bean variety was released as BARI Sheem-7 in 2011. Later on other two photo-insensitive country bean varieties were registered from Minstry of Agriculture for commercial cultivation and named as Sikribi Sheem-1 and Sikribi Sheem-2 in 2015. In addition to this he has developed various technologies like, production package, quality seed production, hybrid seed production techniques of some vegetable crops etc. Research Projects Completed Sl No. Title Source of Fund Status 1. Development of hybrid summer tomato variety, production packages and on farm validation of the developed technologies (2010-2013) NATP, SPGR Phase 1, BARC Completed 2. Adaptation of heat tolerant tomato and photo insensitive country bean variety during summer season in Sylhet region (2011-2014) Core Research Grant, BARC Completed 3. Development of summer hybrid tomato variety for heat tolerance (2012-2013) UGC Completed 4 Validation and upscaling of high value vegetable crop production in Sylhet region (2013-2016) KGF Completed 5. Development and evaluation of double and three way cross tomato hybrids for heat tolerance (2015-2016) UGC Completed 6. Development of gladiolus production technology for Sylhet region (2017-2018) UGC Completed 7. Productivity enhancement of promising vegetable varieties during winter and summer in Sylher region (2017-2018) NATP Phase-2 BARC Completed 8. Estimation of genetic variability, heritability and correlation in sweet pepper for winter and summer production (2018-2019) UGC Completed 9. Improvement of winter and summer tomato production in Sylhet region (2017-2018) MOST Completed 10. Improvement of quick growing vegetable production in Sylhet region (2019-2020) MOST On going
Undergraduate Courses:
  • Undergraduate Courses 1. Fundamentals of Horticulture 2. Ornamental Horticulture and Plantation Crops 3. Vegetable and Spice Crops 4. Pomology 5. Postharvest Management of Horticultural Crops
Academic Degrees and Qualification:
  • Academic Degrees • Doctor of Philosophy in Horticulture from Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University in 2008, Gazipur, Bangladesh • Master of Science in Horticulture from Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University in 1997, Gazipur, Bangladesh • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (Hons.) from Bangladesh Agricultural University in 1988, Mymensingh
Positions and Affiliations:
  • Position and affiliation • Professor, Department of Horticulture, Sylhet Agricultural University from 14 September 2015 to till date • Associate Professor, Department of Horticulture, Sylhet Agricultural University from 14 September 2011 to 13 September 2015 • Senior Scientific Officer, Horticulture Research Center, BARI, Gazipur from 31 May 2005 to 13 September 2011 • Scientific Officer, Agriculture Research Station, BARI, Pahartali, Chattagram from 5 September 1992 to 30 May 2005 • Field Assistant, Crop Diversification Programme, Dutch Executing Agency, Khamarbari, Dhaka from 1 November 1991 to 4 September 1992 Other Academic, Administrative and Research involvement • Officer In charge at Agriculture Research Station, BARI, Pahartali, Chattagram form March, 2002 to February, 2004 • Chairman, Department of Horticulture, Sylhet Agricultural University from 28 September 2011 to 15 October 2019 • Director (Outreach), Sylhet Agricultural University form 17 July 201 4 to 18 September 2016 • Director (Research), Sylhet Agricultural University from 3 October 2018 to till date • Member, Executive Committee for Faculty of Agricultural Economics and Business Studies, Sylhet Agricultural University for two years (2.5.2017 onward) • Member , Executive Committee for Faculty of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Sylhet Agricultural University for two years (30.1.2019 onward) • Syndicate Member, Sylhet Agricultural University from April 2019 for two years • Member, Advance Studies Board, Sylhet Agricultural University from 12 January 2017 onward • Member, Postgraduate Studies Executive Committee, Sylhet Agricultural University from 2018 for two years • Member, Editorial Board, Journal Sylhet Agricultural University for 2016-2018 • Chief Editor, Journal Sylhet Agricultural University for 2019-2020
Attended Conferences and Workshops:
  • Conferences 1. Global warming and climate change: Effect on vegetable production in Bangladesh. Twenty-First Bangladesh Science Conference at BARI, Gazipur during 18-20 February, 2009. Organized by Bangladesh Association for the Advancement Of Science (BAAS). 2. Genetic resources conservation and utilization of vegetable in Bangladesh. National Workshop on, ‘Conservation and utilization of plant genetic resources’ held on 17-18 June, 2008 at BARI, Gazipur. 3. International Conference on ‘Plant Breeding and Seed for Food security’ held on 10-12 March 2009 at BARC, Dhaka. 4. Fifth Conference of the Islamic world Academy of Science, 5-9 May 2013 at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel, Dhaka 5. Expert Workshop on Construction of the Asian Network for Sustainable Organic Farming Technology (ANSOFT). 20 August 2013. BRAC Centre, Mohakhali, Dhaka 6. International Conference on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Agriculture held on December 2018 at Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat, India and presented a paper on “Production of sweet pepper under protective structures”.
Mentorship and Supervisory Work (MS):
  • Research Supervisor for Master of Science in Horticulture 1. Lotifa Yesmin. 2011. Characterization and evaluation of tomato genotypes for inbred and hybrid seed production potential. Dept. of Horticulture, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University, Gazipur. 2. Sumaia Mahmuda. 2012. Estimation of Heterosis for Heat tolerance of tomato. Dept. of Horticulture, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University, Gazipur. 3. Kishor Kumar Roy. 2013. Evaluation of photo-insensitive hyacinth bean genotypes for pod and seed yield. Dept of Horticulture, Sylhet Agricultural University. Sylhet. 4. Suchitra Bhowmick. 2013. Performance of summer lablab bean under varied sowing time. Dept of Horticulture, Sylhet Agricultural University. Sylhet. 5. Aysha Akter Shimu. 2014. Evaluation of sweet potato genotypes under varied harvesting stage and planting time. Dept. of Horticulture, Sylhet Agricultural University. Sylhet. 6. Dwipok Debnath. 2015. Evaluation of broccoli genotypes under inorganic and organic system. Dept of Horticulture, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet 7. Tania Akter. 2015. Study on morphology and yield performance of lablab bean genotypes in different seasons under Sylhet condition. Dept of Horticulture, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet. 8. Asma Akter, 2015. Production of sweet pepper under protective structure in acidic soil of Sylhet. Dept of Horticulture, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet. 9. Md. Habibul Hosain, 2016. Influences of Seedling types and hormone application on production performance of tomato hybrids in summer. Dept of Horticulture, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet. 10. Md. Shafiqul Islam, 2016. Evaluation and adaptation of broccoli genotypes in Sylhet region. Dept. of Horticulture, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet. 11. MANNA SALWA. 2017. Evaluation of tomato hybrids for growth and yield during summer season. Dept of Horticulture, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet. 12. SUKRIYA FERDOUSI. 2017. Effect of corm size and planting dates on flower and corm production of gladiolus in Sylhet. Dept of Horticulture, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet. 13. CHAMPAK PAUL. 2017. Growth and yield of sweet pepper under different protected systems in Sylhet region. Dept of Horticulture, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet. 14. HAFZA KHANDAKER TAMANNA. 2017. Performance of local and exotic tomato genotypes in Sylhet. Dept of Horticulture, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet. 15. AMIT SINGH. 2017. Adaptability evaluation of broccoli genotypes in Sylhet region. Dept of Horticulture, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet. 16. Taslima Sarkar. 2018. Evaluation of lablab bean genotypes during summer in Sylhet Region. Dept of Horticulture, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet. 17. Mostafizur Rahman. 2018. Evaluation of newly developed tomato hybrids for summer season. Dept of Horticulture, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet. 18. Luthfunnahar Rasna. 2019. Assessment of summer tomato production at different dates of sowing. Dept of Horticulture, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet 19. Maksuda Happy Rita. 2019. Performance of grafted tomato seedling on production during summer in Sylhet region. Dept of Horticulture, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet 20. Taslima Akter. 2019. Influence of growing media on vegetable production under vertical system. Dept of Horticulture, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet 21. Shamima Akter. 2019. Production of french bean at different sowing dates in Sylhet. Dept of Horticulture, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet