Mrs. Tahmina Akter
Mrs. Tahmina Akter
Associate Professor
Masters in Water Resources Engineering

Tahmina Akter has more than 10 years of professional experience in the Agricultural Engineering sectors such as different water management issues including the selection of irrigation and drainage methods in farmer's field, the extension of various types of farm machinery for precision agriculture, statistical analysis of meteorological data for predicting climate change impact which subsequently helps to estimate crop water requirement and crop planning, hydrological modeling for flood forecasting and river basin management, etc. She earned B.Sc. Agricultural Engineering degree in 2007 and M.S. in Irrigation and Water Management in 2010, both with Grade 'A' from Bangladesh Agricultural University. During her thesis semester in 2009, she stood first in a competitive job recruitment exam, and consequently, she started her professional career as an 'Agricultural Engineer' under the Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh. After two years of working, Engineer Akter joined as a 'Lecturer' in the department of Irrigation and Water Management under the faculty of Agricultural Engineering and Technology at Sylhet Agricultural University. Then, she did her second master's in Water Resources Engineering from the Katholic University of Leuven and Vrije Universiteit of Brussels, Belgium with the most prestigious VLIR-UOS scholarship. She has been served in the AET faculty from its establishment since 2012 at Sylhet Agricultural University. Her recent research focuses on the impact of climate and land-use changes on hydrology, flood prediction, and river basin management, advanced irrigation technologies, etc.

Publication Profile:
  • A. Singha, M.A.Kader, T. Akter, H. L. Gope, M.A.S. Jiku, M.A. Rahaman, M. Ali. Performance evaluation of the rubber dam for improving socio-economic status of Rural Bangladesh. Int. J. of Biosciences, ISSN: 2220-6655, Vol. 14, No. 5, p. 527-533, 2019
  • T. Akter, P. Quevauviller, S.J. Eisenreich and G. Vaes. Impacts of climate and land use changes on flood risk management for the Schijn River, Belgium. J. Environmental Science and Policy 89:163–175, 2018
  • A. Singha, T. Akter, K. Hossain. Rapid Sand Filtration Technique to reduce Iron in SAU Campus. Int. J. of Innovation and Applied Studies, ISSN 2028-9324 Vol. 24 No., pp. 719-727, 2018
  • Mia, S., M., and T. Akter. Probability analysis of rainfall and evapotranspiration for crop planning of Chandpur district. J. Bangladesh Engg. Inst. 1(1):119-124, 2015
  • Singha, A., S.M.H. Islam, M. Ahmed and T. Akter. Seepage and percolation loss in the rice field of Bangladesh Agricultural University farm. Bangladesh J. Syl. Agril. Univ. 1(1):119-124, 2014
  • M.N.N. Mazumder, M.S.U. Talukder, F. Ahmed, M.H.Rahman, T. Akter. Crop Planning for increasing croppinng intensity based on Rainfall and Evapotranspiration for Chittagong District. J. Bangladesh Soc. Agric. Sci. Technol., 11 (3& 4): 7 – 12, 2014
  • T. Akter., M. S. U. Talukder., M. H. Rahman and M. N. N. Mazumder. Dynamic crop planning for enhancing crop productivity in Mymensingh district, J. Bangladesh Agril. Univ. 11(2 ): 313–320, 2013
  • R. Akhter, M N Islam, T. Akter. Kinetics of Air Drying of Mint and Development of Mint Based Products. J. Bangladesh Soc. Agric. Sci. Technol., 8 ( 3 & 4 ): 77- 82 , 2011
  • T. Akter, M.S.U. Talukder, N.N. Karim, M.A.Rahman, M.N.N. Mazumder. Rainfall and Evapotranspiration based Crop Planning for Comilla District. J. Bangladesh Soc. Agric. Sci. Technol., 8 (1& 2): 5 – 10, 2011
Citation indices:
  • RG Score: 4.74
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Research Interests:
  • Hydrological model and Flood Management
  • Evapotranspiration and Crop Planning
  • Soil and Water Conservation Engineering
  • Climate Change and urbanization impact
Research Support:
  • Principal Investigator: "Development of Water Management Systems in Haor areas of Sunamganj District for Improving Agricultural Productivity" (SAURES & UGC Research Grants for 2017-2018)
  • Co-Investigator: "Rapid Sand Filtration Technique to reduce Iron in SAU Campus" (SAURES & UGC Research Grants for 2017-2018)
Undergraduate Courses:
  • Engineering Drawing (Civil)
  • Workshop Technology
  • Surveying
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Irrigation and Drainage Engineering
  • Agricultural Meteorology
  • Land Reclamation Engineering
  • Soil and Water Conservation Engineering
  • Hydraulic Machinery
  • On-Farm Water Management
Masters Courses:
  • Irrigation System Planning and Evaluation
  • River Engineering and Flood Management
Academic Degrees and Qualification:
  • Interuniversity Programme in Water Resources Engineering - Katholic University Leuven and Vrije University Brussels, Belgium - 2016
  • Master of Science in Irrigation and Water Management - Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh - 2010
  • Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering - Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh - 2007
Positions and Affiliations:
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Irrigation and Water Management, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet-3100, Bangladesh, 01 April 2014 to date
  • Lecturer, Department of Irrigation and Water Management, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet-3100, Bangladesh, 01 April 2012 → 01 April 2014
  • Agricultural Engineer, Department of Agricultural Extension, Dhaka-1215, Govt. of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, 22 March 2009 - 30 June 2011
Other Academic, Administrative and Scientific Research Involvements:
  • Chairmanship in-charge: Dept. Of Irrigation and Water Management (8 April 2012 to 30 November 2013)
  • Chairmanship in-charge: Dept. Of Agricultural Construction and Environmental Engineering (06 June 2012 to 01 January 2013)
  • Chairmanship in-charge: Dept. Of Farm Power and Machinery (01 May 2013 to 29 November 2013)
  • Assistant Provost: Suhashini Das Hall (30 November 2018 to 30 November 2020)
Awards and Recognitions:
  • Outstanding Publication, 2018 awarded by Teacher’s Council, Sylhet Agricultural University
Awards and Scholarships:
  • Awarded with VLIR- UOS Scholarship for two years’ masters of Water Resources Engineering (2014-2016)
  • National Science, Information and Communication Technology (NSICT) Fellowship (Duration: 11 months) which given by The Ministry of Science, Information and Communication Technology, The Government of the Peoples’ Republic of Bangladesh in 2008.
Professional Memberships:
  • Institute of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB)
  • Krishibid Institute of Bangladesh (KIB)
Conference contributions (Poster Presentations):
  • R. Chanda, S. Acharya, T. Akter. Performance Evaluation of Centrifugal Pump by modifying Impeller Geometry. Fifth International Conference on Engineering Research, Innovation and Education (January 25-27, 2019), Paper 22, p-123, ICERIE 2019
Attended Conferences and Workshops:
  • Strengthening and Redesigning European Flood Risk Practices -Towards Appropriate and Resilient Flood Risk Governance Arrangements, The STAR-FLOOD conference was held in Brussels on 4th and 5th February 2016.
  • The symposium of Flanders Wise with Water was held in Brussels, Belgium on the 17th of June, 2016.
  • Conference on hydro-meteorological extremes (Flood), 4th meeting of the Community of Users on Secure, Safe and Resilient Societies- Climate change adaptation and flood policies of EU-funded projects, Brussels, Belgium on 23rd of June, 2016.
  • ‘Outcome Based Education Curriculum Formation’ - Institutional Quality Assurance Cell, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet (30 December – 31 December 2020)
  • Self - Assessment - Institutional Quality Assurance Cell, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet (29 December 2020)
  • ‘Use of Farm Machinery and Efficient Irrigation System Management’ - Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council, Dhaka, Bangladesh (04 March – 08 March 2018)
  • Foundation Training for University Teachers - Graduate Training Institute, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh - (08 March – 09 April 2014)
  • ‘ICT Skill Development for DAE Officers’ - Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute, Joydebpur, Gazipur- 1701, Bangladesh (05 December – 03 January 2009)
  • ‘Project implementation techniques for Agricultural Engineers’ - CERDI, Gazipur, Bangladesh (22 June - 25 June 2009)
Mentorship and Supervisory Work (Undergraduate):
  • Soumik Acharya
  • Rojot Chanda
  • Nazmul Huda Sagor
  • Md. Zahidul Islam
  • Bonosri Sinha
  • Md. Azizul haque
Mentorship and Supervisory Work (MS):
  • Md. Sumon Miah, December 2018
  • Md. Afjal Hussain Rimon, December 2019
  • Soumik Acharya, December 2020
  • Bengali (Native)
  • English
  • Arabic
  • Hindi
  • Urdu