M. Nazmul Haq

Professor of Education
Institute of Education and Research (IER)
University of Dhaka
Dhaka 1000

Teacher Development Institute (TDI)
80/C Asad Avenue (3rd floor)
Mohammadpur, Dhaka


Educational and Service Background

Muhammad Nazmul Haq Graduated from University of Dhaka, Bangladesh and University of Exeter, UK in 1976 and 1989 respectively. He studied Psychology (1974), Education (1976) and Research methodology (1989) in those universities. After doing his first two Degrees in Psychology and Education he joined Ministry of Education as Research Officer in 1977 in a project entitled ‘Population Education Programme’, and worked there for about ten years. Later he was posted to a teacher training college as Lecturer and finally joined IER at the University of Dhaka in 1987 as Lecturer. Since then he is teaching at IER and gradually promoted to a full professor in 2004. Within his job tenure Professor Haq worked for a year in the local UNICEF office as Project Officer in lien. He also worked for UNECSO as consultant of adult education in the Directorate of Non Formal Education, Ministry of Primary and Mass Education, government of Bangladesh.

Research Guide

Prof. Haq has been guiding M Phil. and PhD students in and outside Bangladesh universities in various field of education. He is also an examiner of M Phil. and PhD dissertations of some Bangladeshi and Indian universities. He is also a listed reviewer of some educational journals in home and abroad.

Consultancy Work

Besides his teaching and research work he worked for many international and national NGOs as consultant. Most of his consultancy work lies in the field of programme evaluation, primary and nonformal education, early childhood education, learner assessment, teacher training and inclusive education. In many studies he took part either as team leader of the group or a subject expert.

Membership in Different Committees

He is now associated with many national committees as advisor or member in connection to curriculum, research and materials development. He is a permanent member of Technical Committee of Education Watch Group; Member of Research Advisory Committee of National Academy of Educational Management (NAEM); Member of Early Childhood Education Curriculum Committee, Directorate of Primary Education. His current interest ranges among research and development processes of education, early childhood and adolescent development, non-formal and formal education, teacher training and special education.

Organizers of international conferences and training courses

Prof. Nazmul Haq is founder member of an international organization titled, ‘Asian Centre for Inclusive Education (ACIE)’ based in the IER, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. In 2010 he organized an international conference on ‘Child Friendly Inclusive Education’ in the University of Dhaka along with some partner organization like Plan Bangladesh, Sitesavers International, Save the Children and British Council. The next international conference on inclusive education under the banner of ACIE is due in 2013. He is a founder member and now Executive Secretary of Bangladesh Forum for Educational Development (BAFED). He has set up a Teacher Development Institute (TDI) for developing teachers professional and personal development. TDI also runs an experimental child development wing in the form of ‘Kids Club’.
Prof. Haq has been conducting various long and short term training courses on early childhood education, special and inclusive education, autism, effective teaching, curriculum development etc. from his own organizations TDI and IER.