DR. Md. Irtija Ahsan
DR. Md. Irtija Ahsan
Assistant Professor
DVM, MS in Epidemiology and Public Health (SAU)

Md. Irtija Ahsan, a man from Kushtia district of Bangladesh, was born in 1990. He spent his childhood at Kushtia where he passed SSC and HSC board examination from Kushtia Zilla School and Kushtia Govt. College, respectively. Thereafter, he achieved DVM degree in 2012 from Sylhet Agricultural University, renowned for agricultural education in Bangladesh. Later on, he earned Master of Science degree in Epidemiology and Public Health from the Dept. of Epidemiology and Public Health, considered as a centre of excellence in epidemiology in Bangladesh, from the same institution. After experiencing the flavour of corporate profession at PRAN-RFL Group as a Veterinary Doctor and Dairy Hub Manager, at present, he is working as a lecturer in the Dept. of Epidemiology and Public health, Sylhet Agricultural University. The motivation and commencement of apprenticeship in research, he got from his two senior teachers Professor Dr. Syed Sayeem Uddin Ahmed and Professor Dr. Suman Paul, have encouraged him a lot to step forward in this arena besides academic activities. Since his Master’s programme, he has become team member of several research projects, and he has tremendous research interest on infectious and zoonotic diseases, molecular epidemiology, occupational hazards, food safety and emerging issues under the domain of epidemiology and public health.

Publication Profile:
  • Chowdhury MSR, Ahsan MI, Khan MJ, Rahman MM, Hossain MM, Harun-Al-Rashid A, Ahmed SSU and Uddin MB. 2020. Data on prevalence, distribution and risk factors for Foot and Mouth Disease in grazing cattle in haor areas of Bangladesh. Data in brief. 28: 104843.
  • Islam MN, Islam MR, Islam KM, Uddin AHMM and Ahsan MI. 2019. Prevalence of Gastro-Intestinal Nematodiasis in Goat at Sylhet Sadar Upazilla, Sylhet, Bangladesh. The Journal of Advances in Parasitology. 6(2): 12-15
Research Interests:
  • Infectious and zoonotic diseases
  • Molecular epidemiology and bioinformatics
  • Occupational hazards
  • Food safety and public health
Undergraduate Courses:
  • Veterinary Epidemiology (Theory + Practical) (VEP - 401 (T + P))
  • Veterinary Jurisprudence, Animal Welfare and Ethics (Theory) (VJR - 402 (T))
Academic Degrees and Qualification:
  • M Sc (Epidemiology and Public Health), Jan 2014 - Dec 2016, Sylhet Agricultural University
  • DVM (Veterinary Animal and Biomedical Sciences) Apr 2008 - December 2012 (held in 2013), Sylhet Agricultural University
Positions and Affiliations:
  • Lecturer, Dept. of Epidemiology and Public Health, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet, Bangladesh, 20/12/2018 - Till now
  • Dairy Hub Manager, PRAN Dairy Ltd, PRAN - RFL Group, Bangladesh, 26/03/2018 - 19/12/2018
  • Veterinary Doctor, PRAN Dairy Ltd, PRAN - RFL Group, Bangladesh, 18/05/2016 - 25/03/2018
Attended Conferences and Workshops:
  • Orientation Workshop for Newly Recruited Lecturers of Sylhet Agricultural University. Venue: Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet, Bangladesh. Date: 23/12/2018 - 24/12/2018