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Nasima Akter
Assistant Professor
Department of Dairy and Poultry Science
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Provost
Bangamata Fazilatunnessa Hall


About
Qualifications
Honours
Publications


I am Nasima Akter. Working as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Dairy and Poultry Science (DDPS) in Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (CVASU), Chattogram, Bangadesh.

I did my Bachelor in Veterinary Medicine at the same institution and got the degree Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) in 2014(12)

While doing my clinical report during final year of my graduation, I developed a strong interest on multidrug resistant zoonotic pathogens and I found this as an alarming issue that poses a significant risk in terms of mortality and economic burden worldwide. Due to my ongoing interest in Microbiology, I pursued my MSc in Microbiology at the same institution, which I completed in 2015. I have done my thesis on MRSA. During my thesis research, I have developed strong laboratory skills on isolation and identification of microbes (DNA extraction, PCR, RT-PCR, ELISA, HA, HI), antibiotic susceptibility tests and other bacteriological tests. I was awarded with the prestigious ‘University Gold Medal Award’ for the excellent performance in this MSc program.

Thanks to my education and research, I started to work as a Lecturer in the DDPS, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, CVASU from August, 2016. Here my main job is to teach different courses of  dairy & poultry science and to supervise undergraduate and post graduate research students. During doing this job I have gained experiences on taking lectures, conducting different field and laboratory researches etc. As a faculty member, I was privileged to take part on different trainings and workshops organized by different national and international organization like RVC, OIE, icddr,b etc.

In 2018, I completed my second MSc degree in Poultry Science with the focus on Poultry Nutrition in thesis and enriched my skills with  poultry rearing, handling, disease management, dissection, different qualitative and quantitative tests of poultry and poultry products. In the same year, I was promoted to Assistant professor without delay due to my admirable job in classroom as well as in lab. I have gained some research experiences done within the department and in collaboration with other departments of CVASU. As a result, I have published a few articles in some national and international peer-reviewed journals. I have also scored 7.5 on IELTS.

In addition to my academic achievements I have developed excellent leadership and communication expertise after appointing as an Assistant provost of female residential hall (Bangamata Fazilatunnessa Hall) of CVASU in 2018. As an appreciation of my outstanding job, I was promoted to Provost of this hall in January 2020. 

As a course teacher of dairy and poultry science, my prime concern is maximizing the production by minimizing the cost. But in tropics it is very difficult due to different major factors that determine the production. Moreover, people’s attitude about the scientific management and rearing of animals is very poor due to the lack of knowledge and thorough research in this sector. So I need to work on this area in future. 

Fields in which I want to do reseaches in future are "Poultry Nutrition, Avian Diseases, Food Microbiology, Antimicbial resistance and Farm Biosecurity".



Research Interests



Experience


Teaching
•  Assistant Professor in Department of Dairy and Poultry Science, Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University from Oct. 3, 2018 to Present
•  Lecturer in Department of Dairy and Poultry Science, Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University from Aug. 3, 2016 to Oct. 2, 2018

Administrative
•  Provost in Bangamata Fazilatunnessa Hall, Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University from Jan. 12, 2020 to Present
•  Assistant Provost in Bangamata Fazilatunnessa Hall, Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University from Feb. 13, 2018 to Jan. 11, 2020


Teaching : Current Courses


Undergraduate
Course NameCourse CodeDepartment
Poultry Products TechnologyFST, PPT-401Department of Dairy and Poultry Science


Contact

Email:
shumi.cvasu13@gmail.com
shumi.cvasu13@cvasu.ac.bd

Cell Phone:   01913513793

Location

215, Yousuf Chowdhury Bhaban, Department of Dairy and Poultry Science, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine,
Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Khulshi, Chittagong, 4225.

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Qualifications


Educational Qualifications

Degree

Institution

Major

CGPA

Year of Passing

MSc

Chittagong Veterinary and Animal

Poultry Science

3.95 (out of

2018

 

Sciences University, Bangladesh

 

4.00)

 

MSc

Chittagong Veterinary and Animal

Microbiology

4.00 (out

2015

 

Sciences University, Bangladesh

 

of 4.00)

 

DVM

Chittagong Veterinary and Animal

Veterinary Science and 

3.80 (out

2012(14)

 

Sciences University, Bangladesh

    Animal Husbandry

of 4.00)

 



Trainings Received

Trainings attended:

1. Training Workshop on Teaching Methods and Techniques, 28-29 December 2019, organized by IQAC, CVASU, Chittagong, Bangladesh.  

2. Biosecurity for Poultry Production in South Asia, 03-23 February 2018, organized by Royal Veterinary    College, UK and University of Peradeniya, Srilanka.

3. Training on Teaching Methods and Techniques, 29 December 2017- 2 January 2018, organized by IQAC, CVASU, Chittagong, Bangladesh. 

4. Training on Teaching and Learning – II, 26 November 2016, organized by OIE, Tufts University, USA and CVASU, Chittagong.

5. A Month Long Field Attachment of SHOUHARDO II Program organized by CARE Bangladesh, 15 January - 14 February 2014, Mymensing, Bangladesh.

6. Clinical Internship Training program, 19 October - 2 September 2013. Madras Veterinary College Teaching Hospital, Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chennai, India.

7. Internship Training on Clinics, Large and Small Animal Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Health and Production Management of Livestock and Poultry. 03-17 September 2013, Veterinary College and Research Institute, Namakkal, Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chennai, India. 


Honours


Acedemic Awards
  1. University Gold Medal Award, 2018, for outstanding academic performance.

 

  1. Training Participation Award, Royal Veterinary College (UK), 2018.

Research Grants

Principal Investigator: Innovation of Noble Quality Broiler Meat by optimization of dietary energy, protein and herbal supplementation in commercial broiler, funded by Research and Extension, Chittagong Veterinary and animal Sciences University, 2019-2020.

Co-Investigator: Effect of Xylo-oligosaccharides on the growth performance, blood chemistry and gut microbial profile of broiler chickens, funded by Research and Extension, Chittagong Veterinary and animal Sciences University, 2019-2020.

Principal Investigator: Efficacy of feed grade L-Met on the productivity of broiler chicken fed conventional diet, funded by Advanced Studies and Research, Chittagong Veterinary and animal Sciences University (CVASU), 2017-2018.

Principal Investigator: Isolation and identification of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) from raw milk sample marketed in Bangladesh, funded by Advanced Studies and Research, Chittagong Veterinary and animal Sciences University (CVASU), 2014-2015.



Membership

American Society for Microbiology (ASM); World’s Poultry Science Association (WAPSA), Bangladesh; Bangladesh Veterinary Council (BVC); Bangladesh Veterinary Association (BVA); Bangladesh Agriculturist Association (Krishibid Institution).


Publications


Publications

Journal papers

  1. N. Akter, M. S. Islam and M. A. Hossain. 2020. Ascertaining the Growth Performance, Ileal Gut Morphology, Gastro-intestinal Development and Viability of Broiler Chicken fed L-Methionine (L-Met) supplemented diet. International Journal of Poultry Science, Accepted, August, 2020.
  2. N. Akter, M. S. Islam, S. Zaman, I. Jahan and M. A. Hossain. 2020. Effects of Varying Levels of Dietary L-Methionine on Carcass Yield Traits, Serum Metabolites, Tibial Characters and Profitability of Broilers Fed Conventional Diet. Journal of Advanced Veterinary and Animal Research, 7(2): 253-259URL:http://doi.org/10.5455/javar.2020.g417
  3. E.A. Rana, T. Das, A. Dutta, M. Rahman, M.B. Bostami, N. Akter and H. Barua. 2020. Coagulase Positive Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Circulating in Clinical Mastitic Goats in Bangladesh. Veterinary World, 13(7), 1303-1310; DOI: www. doi.org/10.14202/vetworld.2020.1303-1310
  4. S. Rahman, M Yasin, M. A. Hoque, N. Akter, S. Islam, M. E. Hossain. 2019. Effects of Supplementing Lemon Juice and Molasses on the Performance of Broiler Chicken. Indian Journal of Poultry Science; 54(3): 205-211; DOI: 10.5958/0974-8180.2019.00041.2
  5. M. Abu-Tayyeb, I. Jahan, M.A. Hossain, M.M. Hossain, N. Akter and B.K. Nath. 2019. The Responses of Exogenous Enzymes (Multi-Enzymes) on the Productivity and Stage of Production of Broilers Fed Vegetable sourced Diets. International Journal of Poultry Science, 18(11): 515-522; DOI: 10.3923/ijps.2019, ISSN 1682-8356 
  6. N. Akter, M.S. Islam, A.R. Sen and S. Podder. 2018. Antimicrobial Resistance Pattern of Fecal Escherichia coli Isolated from Non Diarrhoeic Pet Dogs at Chittagong Metropolitan Area. Scholars Journal of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences, 5(6): 306-309; DOI: 10.21276/sjavs.2018.5.6.3
  7. M.S. Bari, E.A. Rana, M.H. Abid, N. Akter and M.A. Sayeed. 2018. Prevalence of Poultry Diseases in Winter Season in Chittagong and Efficacy of Challenge Vaccine Against Newcastle Disease. Research in Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, 5(2): 201-208; DOI: 10.3329/ralf.v5i2.38109
  8. A.R. Sen, N. Akter, T. Chandra and S. Podder. 2018. Prevalence of Urolithiasis in Goat at Upazilla Veterinary Hospital, Feni, Bangladesh. Scholars Journal of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences, 5(6): 310-313; DOI: 10.21276/sjavs.2018.5.6.4
  9. M. Hasanuzzaman, N. Akter, M.R. Begum, M. Alam, T. Yeasmin and M. S. Sarker. 2014. Study on Effect of Rice Gruel on Growth Performance of Cattle. Wayamba Journal of Animal Science, 7: 1051-1058; URL: http://www.wayambajournal.com/documents/1421240858.pdf

 

Proceedings

  1. N. Akter and M.A. Hossain. The growth responses, meat yield traits, bone quality, gastro-intestinal development and blood serum profile of broilers fed diet supplemented with feed grade L-methionine. Proceedings of the 11th International Poultry Seminar, WPSA-BB, 5-6 March, 2019, Dhaka, Bangladesh, pp: 282-284.
  2. M.J. Uddin, M. A. Hossain, I. Jahan, N. Akter, T. Mahmud, and M. M. Hossain. Effect of acetic acid supplementation on the growth performance, carcass yield trait, gastro-intestinal organ, viability, and profitability of Japanese quail fed conventional diet. Proceedings of the 16th International scientific Conference, 19-20 October, 2019, CVASU, Chittagong, Bangladesh, pp: 226.
  3. S. Akter, N. Akter, and A.K.M.H. Kober. Isolation of E. coli and Salmonella sp. from Dahi (yogurt) marketed at Chattogram Metropolitan area. Proceedings of the 4th Young Scientist Congress, 13-15 December, 2019, Dhaka, Bangladesh, pp: 116. 
  4. S. Ghosh, N. Akter, B. K. Nath and M. A. Hossain. The productivity of broiler chickens fed ready-made diets of different feed mills available in Chattagram. Proceedings of the 15th International scientific Conference, 12-13 May, 2018, CVASU, Chittagong, Bangladesh, pp: 194.
  5. M. A. Tayyeb, N. Akter, B. K. Nath and M. A. Hossain. The growth performance, leg bone quality and carcass yield traits of broiler chickens fed plant sourced diet supplemented with microbial enzymes. Proceedings of the 15th International scientific Conference, 12-13 May, 2018, CVASU, Chittagong, Bangladesh, pp: 195.
  6. S. P. Moni, S. Islam, A. Islam, J. Ferdous, N. Akter, M. A. I. Shawon, M. M. Hasan, S. K. M. A. Islam, M. R. Alam, and A. K. M. Saifuddin. Screening for antimicrobial activity of some selected medicinal plants: a possible alternative of commercially available antibiotics to treat E. coli and Salmonella sp. infections in poultry. Proceedings of the 9th One Health Conference, 17-18 September, 2017, volume 9, pp: 101. 
  7. N. Akter, G. K. Debnath, H. Barua, M.I. Uddin and P.K. Biswas. Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus in marketed fluid milk in Bangladesh. Proceedings of the 13th Annual Scientific Conference, 2-3 April, 2016, CVASU, Chittagong, Bangladesh, pp: 40-43.

Dissertations

  1. N. Akter (2015): Isolation and identification of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) from raw milk sample marketed in Bangladesh. CVASU, Chittagong, Bangladesh (MSc Thesis).

 

  1. N. Akter (2018): The Efficacy of feed grade L- methionine on the productivity of broiler chickens fed conventional diet. CVASU, Chittagong, Bangladesh (MSc Thesis).

Funding


Supervision


Collaboration