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School of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Saifur Rahman

  • Assistant Professor

  • +88-031-622964, 611262, 636484, Ext: 151
  • saif@ciu.edu.bd
  • Room: 1703, 6th floor, Minhaz Complex, Chittagong Independent Univeristy

Md. Saifur Rahman is working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Chittagong Independent University (CIU). He joined Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) Chittagong Campus back in 2008. Prior to joining IUB, he taught in the Department of English Language and Literature (DELL), Premier University Chittagong. Mr. Rahman has completed both B.A. Hons.and M.A. in English from the Department of English, University of Chittagong. He was awarded the Fulbright (FLTA) Scholarship by the U.S. Department of State and under the program he spent a year teaching and taking courses at Davis and Elkins College, Elkins, West Virginia,USA. Moreover, he has completed two TESOL courses: “English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Assessment” and “Methods: Survey of the Best Practices in TESOL” provided by the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA, under the “E teacher” scholarship sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Office of English Language Programs. He has presented his research papers in numerous national and international conferences. His research interests include Literature and Films, Postcolonial Literature, Ecocriticism etc.

  • Fulbright FLTA Davis and Elkins College, Elkins, West Virginia.
  • MA in English, University of Chittagong.
  • BA (Hons) in English, University of Chittagong.

  • Fulbright (FLTA) Scholarship by the U.S. Department of State.
  • E teacher scholarship sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Office of English Language Programs.
  • BA (Hons) in English, University of Chittagong.

  • “From Hamlet to Haider: The Existential Anguish of the Individual under State Surveillance” published in “Shakespeare: Four Hundred Years and after” a peer reviewed anthology published by Independent University Bangladesh (IUB). ISBN 978-984-34-3552-1
  • “Not with a Whimper” a creative fiction published in “Chaos” a journal on English Studies brought out by the Department of English, Independent University Bangladesh (IUB).

  • Presented a paper titled “From Hamlet to Haider: The Existential Anguish of the Individual under State Surveillance” at three-day International Conference on “Shakespeare: Four Hundred Years After” Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) Dhaka on 4th November 2016. The paper has been accepted for publication.
  • Presented a paper titled “Reflective Learning and Teaching: Using Rubrics for Learning/Teaching the productive skills” at the 2nd International Conference on "The 21st Century Classroom: Directions, Issues and Changes" held at University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh on August 8, 2014.
  • Presented a paper titled “Alternative Assessment to Address Multiple Intelligences and Different Learning Strategies” at the “6th BELTA International Conference” organized by Bangladesh English Language Teachers Association BELTA on January 19, 2013.
  • Presented a paper titled “Reflective Learning and Teaching: Using Videos as a Tool for Self assessment” at the “International Conference on Teaching and Learning through Technology” organized by Department of English, University of Dhaka on October 20, 2012.
  • Presented a research paper titled “Assessment and Testing in Bangladeshi ELT Context” at the 2012 Asia TEFL International Conference held in Delhi, India on October 4, 2012.
  • Presented a paper titled “Charles Dickens’s Great Expectations on Films: Tracing the Way the Cinematic Treatment of the Novel has Evolved” on June 29, 2012 at the national conference on Charles Dickens and Robert Browning hosted by Department of English at Independent University Bangladesh.
  • Presented a paper Titled “Bangladesh Genocide 1971: A Widespread Violation of Human Rights” on 26 March 2010 at The International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Global Health Human Rights and Global Ethics held on 26 March 2010 at the Halliehurst Library, Davis and Elkins College , West Virginia organized by The Center for Spirituality Ethics and Global Awareness.
  • Gave a lecture on “The Short and Independent Film Movement in Bangladesh: Obstacles and Achievements” on 14 April 2010 at The Community Room, Booth Library, Davis and Elkins College, West Virginia.
  • Presented a paper Titled “Anita Desai’s Clear Light of Day: Confinement and Transcendence” in a Literary Seminar arranged by Premier University on October 23, 2006. The paper has been submitted for publication.

  • Completed “Methods: Survey of the Best Practices in TESOL” a course provided by the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA, and sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Office of English Language Programs. Summer Term 2012 (June 21 – September 5, 2012).
  • Completed “English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Assessment” course provided by the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA, and sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Office of English Language Programs. Winter Term 2012 (January 5 – March 21, 2012).
  • Participated in a webinar course “Shaping the Way We Teach English”, From July 13, 2011 to September 7, 2011. Focus of the course: English language teaching methodologies. Course leader: Marti Anderson with guest speaker Diane Larsen-Freeman.
  • Attended The Fulbright FLTA Orientation Workshop August 14-18, 2009 at University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA.
  • Attended The Fulbright Mid- Year Conference December 11-14 at Washington DC.
  • Achieved “Certificate d Etudes de Francaise Pratique 1er Degre” in French Language from “Alliance Francaise de Chittagong.
  • Attended and completed the advanced “Screenwriting Workshop for Film and Television”, from 25 May to 02 June 2007, moderated by Mr. Nurul Alam Atique.