Center for Human Resource Development (CHRD)

Dr. Khandakar Hasan Mahmud
Dr. Khandakar Hasan Mahmud Department of Geography & Environment

Dr. Khandakar Hasan Mahmud

Message from Director

The Centre for human resource development (CHRD) has been established in 1991at Jahangirnagar University to serve as a nucleus of research activities for development of human resources. It would aim at understanding the social, and economic and environmental problems of the contemporary developing world with special emphasis on the problems of Bangladesh in order to evolve strategies and policies regarding improvement of skills and techniques that are needed for an appropriate human resources development.

The main objectives of the CHRD are:

  1. to encourage faculty research, monitoring and evaluative studies through different theoretical works and action programmes;
  2. to establish linkage programmes with other academic and research organizations at home and abroad in order to study, analyze and formulate solutions to public problems, particularly, in the areas of education, Skill training, the health, family planning, women development and poverty alleviation;
  3. to disseminate the research outputs through publications and other action programmes and to create a data base for further researches and studies;
  4. to extend advisory services to different government agencies and non-government organizations;
  5. to undertake researches/academic progrommes related to human resource development jointly under mutual agreement with national and international organizations/institutions.

Scope of CHRD:

With a view to fulfilling the above objectives, the CHRD would focus its activities on the following fields:

  • Poverty alleviation, rural development and planning,
  • Community issues of education, Skill development, health, sanitation, family planning and female education
  • Community issues of development, crime and Justice
  • Gender issues, women and development
  • Natural and man-made hazards and human environment
  • Environmental issues
  • Migration and socio-economic mobility
  • Institutional development and decentralization
  • Leisure, recreation and human habitat
  • Land administration and management
  • Training and extension strategies for manpower development.