Chittagong Independent University
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Iffat Ishrat Khan

  • Lecturer, CIU Business School

  • 880-31- 611262, 636484, Ext: 323
  • Room: 3404, 3rd Floor, CIU Business School, Chittagong Independent Univeristy

Iffat Ishrat Khan is a lecturer at CIU Business School of Chittagong Independent University. She has completed her Master’s degree in Development Studies securing 3rd position from University of Dhaka (DU) in 2015. She persuaded her Bachelor’s degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the Asian University for Women (AUW) in 2013 with Cum Laude for excellent academic performance. Before joining CIU, Ms. Khan has served as Staff Researcher for two years in Research and Evaluation Division (RED) of BRAC head office in Dhaka. She has published journal article in Routledge- a worldwide recognized publisher. Besides these achievements, Ms. Khan has also completed several internships in national and international organizations including Sarus (Cambodia) and Standard Chartered Bank (Chittagong).

  • University of Dhaka, (DU) Dhaka, Bangladesh.

    Master of Development Studies, Major: Economic Development, 2015, CGPA 3.74/4 (First Class 3rd) Notable Courses Completed: Microeconomics, Development Economics, Institutional Economics, Project Management, Disaster Management, Poverty

  • Asian University for Women, (AUW) Chittagong, Bangladesh.

    Bachelor of Arts (Honors), Politics, Philosophy and Economics, 2013, CGPA 3.39/4 (Cum Laude) Has been honor listed for the last 4 semesters and obtained CGPA 4/4 Notable Courses Completed: Intermediate Macroeconomics, Intermediate Microeconomics, Econometrics, Labor Economics, Game Theory, Probability and Statistics, Politics of South Asia, International Relation

  • Asian University for Women, (AUW) Chittagong, Bangladesh.

    Access Academy (Undergraduate Diploma in English), 2009 Notable Courses Completed: English Grammar, English Literature, Composition, Listening and Presentation

  • Chittagong Cantonment Public College, Chittagong, Bangladesh.

    H.S.C (Higher Secondary School Certificate), 2007, CGPA 4.6/5

  • Abdul Hamid Showdagar High School, Chittagong, Bangladesh.

    H.S.C (Higher Secondary School Certificate), 2007, CGPA 4.6/5

  • Alleviating Extreme Poverty and Improving Food Security through Asset Transfer: Findings from BRAC’s CFPR-TUP Programme.

    Supervisor: Dr. Taiabur Rahman, Professor, Development Studies, University of Dhaka

Chittagong Independent University, CIU Business School, Chittagong, Bangladesh

Lecturer, September 04, 2016 to Present

  • Teaching Economics, Statistics and International Business.
  • Fostering a classroom environment conducive to learning and promoting excellent student-teacher interaction.
BRAC, Research and Evaluation Division (RED), Dhaka, Bangladesh

Staff Researcher, October 18, 2015 to July 26, 2016; Research Trainee, July 06, 2014 to August 31, 2015

  • Evaluated BRAC’s CFPR-TUP program applying quantitative method to measure the success rate of livelihood support i.e asset/ cash transfer program and it’s effect on women empowerment.
  • Worked on research project focusing on BRAC’s Urban Development Programme (UDP) to evaluate the impact of UDP in improving the lifestyle of slum population through ensuring access to basic services.
  • Wrote concept notes, research proposals, research reports; established questionnaire and analyzed data.
  • Regularly visited fields in remote areas for data collection and monitoring ongoing studies.
  • Trained women enumerators, presented reports, maintained liaison with national and international organizations.
Bangladesh Mohila Porishad, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Research Assistant, October 01, 2013 to February 28, 2014 (Full time) and March 01, 2014 to June 30, 2014 (Part time)

  • Worked for the project “Women in Ready-made Garment Industry: Understanding Capabilities and Vulnerabilities of Female Workers in Bangladesh” under the direct supervision of Dr. Zahid A. Choudhury, Chairman, Department of Peace and Conflict, University of Dhaka.
  • Prepared draft reports in English by analyzing primary data and edited primary drafts
  • Trained and evaluated enumerators.

  • Journal Article: Rehnuma Rahman, Zion Rabbi Samadder, Iffat Ishrat Khan & Tridib Roy Chowdhury (2018): Involvement of street children in the political violence of Bangladesh, Children's Geographies, DOI: 10.1080/14733285.2018.1434131. Publisher: Routledge: Taylor and Francise.
  • News Paper Article: Rehnuma Rahman, Iffat Ishrat Khan, Zion Rabbi Samaddar. “Self-employment through mashroom cultivation.” The Financial Express, February 11, 2016

Sarus Exchange Program, Regional Peace Building Program, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Intern as staff, July 1 to July 30, 2013

  • Gain Practical knowledge about replicating the program between Myanmar and Bangladesh.
  • Planned and participated in group activities i.e taught orphans, helped in making their living place better.
  • Gave regular feedback about how the program could be improved.
  • Wrote daily log; facilitated journal writing for the participants.
Bangla Cat, Corporate Branch, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Product Support Marketing Department, June 1 to July 31, 2012

  • Collected customer information from business cards and websites; created informative database in MS Excel.
  • Entered the customer information in Lawson ERP System.

  • Finalist, Robi YTP Programme, 2013 (YTP was an inter university competition organized all around Bangladesh to find out the best young officials for Robi).
  • Green Belt Holder, Karate, 2009.

Islamabad Balika Atimkhana (Orphanage for young girls), Chittagong, Bangladesh

Assistant Teacher, 2009

  • Taught primary level English and Math to improve the students’ academic result.
  • Made them aware about women empowerment.