Prof Dr Fakrul Alam joined as pro-vice chancellor of East West University on Sunday for the next four years, says a press release.
Before joining EWU, Dr Alam was a professor of English at the University of Dhaka. Prof Alam is a renowned researcher and translator of the country.
The Essential Tagore (Harvard University Press and Viswa Bharati; 2011), which he co-edited with Radha Chakravarty, is one of the top publications.
Dr Alam received SAARC Literary Award in 2012 and Bangla Academy Award in 2013. He is also the translator of "The Unfinished Memoirs" by Bangabandhu and "Bishad Sindhu" (Ocean of Sorrow) by Mir Mosharraf Hussain.