The government has appointed Professor Alamgir Mohammad Sirajuddin, Prof AK Azad and Prof Mahmud Hasan as national professors.
These eminent professors were made national professors today for the next five years, Secondary and Higher Education Division Additional Secretary AKM Aftab Hossain Pramanik said.
They were appointed with the approval of President Md Abdul Hamid, said a Secondary and Higher Education Division gazette notification.
The eminent educationists will perform the duties of national professors and get honorarium and other benefits as per the Bangladesh National Professor Resolution (appointment, conditions and facilities) 1981, it said.
Professor Alamgir Mohammad Sirajuddin, was a former Vice Chancellor of the Chittagong University and also a Professor Emeritus of the same university.
Prof AK Azad is President of Bangladesh Diabetic Association while Professor Mahmud is the president of Bangladesh Gastroenterology Society and Gastro liver Foundation, said the Secondary and Higher Education Division gazette notification.
Prior to these appointments, Prof Rafiqul Islam was the lone National Professor of the country.