Professor Dr. Sanjida Parveen Ritu
Professor Dr. Sanjida Parveen Ritu
Professor
B. Sc. in Agricultural Engineering (BAU), MS in Irrigation and Water Management (BAU), PhD in Irrigation and Water Management (BAU)),
01711908431
sanjida.iwm@sau.ac.bd
sanjidap05@gmail.com

Engineer Sanjida Parveen Ritu completed B.Sc in Agricultural Engineering having a merit position of first class 4th on 1997 and MS in Irrigation and Water Management in 1999 with a letter grade A+ on 1999 from the Faculty of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Bangladesh. Sanjida started her career parallelly as a scientific officer at Bangladesh Rice Research Institute in the Water Management division from February 1999 and MS student. She promoted as senior scientific officer and the received a ph.D research scholarship funded by International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) under the project "challenge program of Water and food (CPWF#10)" enrolling in the Department of Irrigation and Water Management, Faculty of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh Agricultural University. Her Ph D was awarded on 2012 after 4 years cropping system research, with saline water, and crop and water modelling with the crop model ORYZA 2000, in coastal area of Bangladesh. Before her PhD research she actively participated in several research activities such as " Development and utilization of coastal water resources for crop production and its impact on the coastal ecosystem of Bangladesh" as a co -investigator a project funded by DFID (2001-2005), "Managing water and land resources for sustainable livelihoods at the interface between fresh and saline water environments in Vietnam and Bangladesh" funded by IRRI (2002-2006), "Productive, profitable, and resilient agriculture and aquaculture systems in three ” cropping system evaluation for the different stress conditions" a project funded by IRRI (2010-2012), "Developing multi-scale adaptation strategies for farming communities in Cambodia, Laos, Bangladesh, India”. The research work is carried out in the southwest coastal region of Bangladesh. And also in Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI) to generate more data for APSIM model calibration" funded by ACIAR, Australia (2010-2012). Sanjida received an international consultancy with Food and Agricultural Organization of United Nation (FAO) as a national consultant in the project entitled "Improving Surface Water Irrigation in Coastal Areas and Sylhet Division in Bangladesh (TCP/BGD/3303)" (October 2012-October2013), she worked with FAO taking lien from Bangladesh government. Sanjida took release from her job from BRRI during November 2013 to join in Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet-3100, as she was appointed in the position of Associate Professor in the Department of Irrigation and Water Management . Sanjida conducted a research project entitled " Conservation agriculture in the Sylhet district for creating an opportunity of double cropping in the single cropped water scarcity area in dry season" funded by UGC and Sylhet Agricultural University Research System(SAURES) (2015-2016). She promoted as professor in the same Department on November 2017. From December 2013 she was working as the chairman of the Department, besides her teaching and research and continued up to January 2018. She also conducted a world Bank Funded project under NATP Phase-2 "Develop a hydrogeological framework and sustainable crop establishment period for haor areas of Bangladesh” (2017-2018). Professor Sanjida hold the position of Dean of Faculty of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet-3100 (December2018-November2020). Besides all administrative and research work Dr. Sanjida teaches student In undergraduate program the courses of Hydraulics, Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, Ground Water Engineering, Meteorology, Hydrology, Flood Control and River Training, Land Reclamation. In the MS program she teaches Surface water Hydrology and Groundwater Development. In her undergraduate course, Dr. Sanjida supervised about 14 (fourteen) students who worked with crop and water, water quality, percolation rate of Sylhet soil, Ground water lithology trend in SAU campus, scenario of water management group in the irrigated haor area of Shunamganj. Professor Sanjida had supervised 5 MS students. At the moment she is guiding three MS students, who received NST scholarships.

Publication Profile:
  • 1.Ritu, S.P., M.S.U Talukder and T.P. Tuong 2014. Soil properties and salinity in a moderately saline zone of Bangladesh. Bangladesh J. Agri Engg, Vol. 25(1&2):33-42 2. Ritu,S.P. and M. K. Mondal 2007. A novel water management and cropping approach for improving the productivity of the coastal saline Riceland in Bangladesh. J. Progressive Agriculture, Vol. 18(1):243-248 3. Ritu, S. P. and M. K. Mondal 2006. Soil and water salinity relations in the southwest region of Bangladesh. J. Progressive Agriculture, Vol. 17(1): 249-256. 4. Ritu S P and Mondal M. 2017. Scoping study for aquatic-agricultural research in highly saline areas of Bangladesh. International Journal of Agriculture and Environmental Research. Vol. 3(5): 3869-3881 5. Ritu S P, Choudhury D and Rahman M. F. 2017. Water user scheme in haor area of Bangladesh - a survey. International Journal of Agriculture and Environmental Research, vol. 3(5): 3882-3889 6. Ritu S P, T P Tuong and S U Talukder. 2016. Increasing crop Productivity through double cropping in coastal region. Journal of Sylhet Agricultural. University. Vol. 3(1): 101-112 8. Ritu S P, T P Tuong and S U Talukder. 2016. Effect of Irrigation Management and establishment period of aus rice –evaluation of the ORYZA2000 model. Journal of Sylhet Agricultural. University. Vol. 3(1): 113-120 6. Ritu S P, T P Tuong and S U Talukder. 2016. Effect of establishment methods and variety on aus-aman cropping system in the coastal zone of Bangladesh. Journal of Sylhet Agricultural. University. Vol. 3(1): 121-128
Proceeding Papers:
  • 1. Ritu. S. P., M.K. Mondal., T.P. Tuong and E. Humphreys 2015. An aus-aman system for increasing the productivity of a moderately saline region of the coastal zone of Bangladesh. Revitalizing the Ganges Coastal Zone: Turning Science into Policy and Practices. Conference Proceedings: Humphreys, E., T.P. Tuong, M.C. Buison, Pukinkis, and M. Phillips. Colombo, Srilanka: CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food(CPWF): 361-388 2. M.K. Mondal, , S.P. Ritu, P.L.C Paul, A.K.M Sharifullah, E. Humphreys, T.P. Tuong and M.A. Rashid 2015. Optimum sowing window for boro cultivation in the coastal zone of Bangladesh. Revitalizing the Ganges Coastal Zone: Turning Science into Policy and Practices. Conference Proceedings: Humphreys, E., T.P. Tuong, M.C. Buison, Pukinkis, and M. Phillips. Colombo, Srilanka: CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food(CPWF): 389-404 3. N.K Saha, M.K. Mondal, E. Humphreys, J. Bhattacharya, M.A. Rashid, P.C. Paul and S.P. Ritu 2015. Triple rice in a year: Is it a feasible option for law salinity areas of the coastal zone of Bangladesh? Revitalizing the Ganges Coastal Zone: Turning Science into Policy and Practices. Conference Proceedings: Humphreys, E., T.P. Tuong, M.C. Buison, Pukinkis, and M. Phillips. Colombo, Srilanka: CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food(CPWF): 421-435 4. M.K. Mondal, P.C. Paul, E. Humphreys, T.P. Tuong, S.P. Ritu and M.A. Rashid 2015. Opportunities for cropping system intensification in the coastal zone of Bangladesh. Revitalizing the Ganges Coastal Zone: Turning Science into Policy and Practices. Conference Proceedings: Humphreys, E., T.P. Tuong, M.C. Buison, Pukinkis, and M. Phillips. Colombo, Srilanka: CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food(CPWF): 449-476
Books:
  • 1. Mondal, M. K, T. P. Tuong, S. P. Ritu, M. H. K. Choudhury, A. M. Chasi, P. K. Majumder, M. M. Islam, S. K. Adhikary 2005. Coastal water resource use for higher productivity: Participatory research for increasing cropping intensity in Bangladesh. In Environment and livelihoods in tropical coastal zones: Managing agriculture-fishery-aquaculture conflicts. C.T. Hoanh, T. P. Tuong, J. Gowing and B. Hardy (Eds.) 72-84. UK: CABI publishing
Research Interests:
  • Cropping System in north-East region, Surface water hydrology, Ground water hydrology, Groundwater, hydraulics, hydrology, Integrated Water Resources Management, Climate change and gender, disaster and risk management
Research Support:
  • IRRI, UGC, NATP
Undergraduate Courses:
  • Hydraulics, Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, Ground Water Engineering, Meteorology, Hydrology, Flood Control and River Training, Land Reclamation
Masters Courses:
  • Surface water Hydrology and Groundwater Development
PhD Courses:
  • not started PhD degree
Academic Degrees and Qualification:
  • PhD in Irrigation and Water Management (BAU) 2012 MS in Irrigation and Water Management (BAU), 1999 B.Sc. in Agricultural Engineering, Faculty of Agricultural Engineering, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh(BAU), 1997
Positions and Affiliations:
  • Chairman, Department of Irrigation and Water Management : 3 term Dean, Faculty of Agricultural Engineering and Technology Member: Krishibid Institution(KIB) Member: Institute of Engineers (IEB) Member: Bangladesh Society of Agricultural Engineers (BSAE) Vice-President: Teachers Association of Sylhet Agricultural University(2020) Member: Democratic Teachers Council (2014)
Professional Memberships:
  • 1. Member: Krishibid Institution(KIB) 2. Member: Institute of Engineers (IEB) 3. Member: Bangladesh Society of Agricultural Engineers (BSAE)
Other Social and Cultural Organization Involvement:
  • Advisor of SAUPS Advisor of Krisnochura Advisor of SAUFS Advisor of Art club
Conference contributions (Invited Speech):
  • Conference on Revitalizing the Ganges Coastal Zone: Turning Science into Policy and Practices. Presented my paper on "An aus-aman system for increasing the productivity of a moderately saline region of the coastal zone of Bangladesh. Revitalizing the Ganges Coastal Zone: Turning Science into Policy and Practices"
Training:
  • resource speaker : "Science and scientific presentation"- A training for newly recruited lecturers resource person: Presentation of MS Thesis: A training program for the MS student organized by IQAC, SAU, Sylhet