Research Portfolio

Dr. Musammet Rasheda Begum
Professor and Head
Department of Agricultural Economics and Social Science
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine


Research Interests

Teaching : Current Courses

Course Name Course Code Department
Biostatistics BST-202 Faculties
Statistics STC-302 Faculties
Statistics STA-201 Faculties

Course Name Course Code Department
Applied Biostatistics ABS-601 Department of Animal Science and Nutrition
Econometrics ECM-601 Department of Agricultural Economics and Social Science
Research Methodology REM-602 Department of Agricultural Economics and Social Science



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Educational Qualifications

1) PhD in Statistics, University of Chittagong.

2)  MS in Statistics (Thesis Group), Chittagong University, 1st class 2nd, 2003 (Exam. Held in February 2007).

3) B.Sc. (Hons.) in   Statistics, Chittagong University, 1st class 3rd,  2002 (Exam. Held in Apr-Aug, 2005). 

4) HSC, Science group, Chittagong Govt. Girls’ College, Chattogram board,first division, 1998.

5) SSC, Science group, Ashiya High School, Chattogram board, first division, 1996. 




Member of Chittagong University Statistics Alumni Association


List of research article

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      Zaman F.B., Islam, M.S., Ghosh, P., Jackman Matthew, Begum, M.R., Khan, M.S.I. (2024). Home-based therapeutics and organic treatment associated with recovery            time of COVID-19 patients in Bangladesh: A cross-sectional survey. International Journal of Biosciences, 24 (3): 112-124.

Banna, M.H.A, Khan, M.S.I., Rezyona, H., Seidu, A.-A., Abid, M.T., Ara, T., Kundu, S., Ahinkorah, B.O., Hagan, J.E., Jr., Tareq, M.A., Begum, M.R., Chowdhury, M.F.T., Schack, T. (2022). Assessment of Food Safety Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of Food Service Staff in Bangladeshi Hospitals: A Cross-Sectional Study. Nutrients, 14, 2540. nu14122540.


Banna, M.H.A., Kundu, S., Sayeed, A., Brazendale, K., Begum, M.R.Ahinkorah, B.O., Okyere, J., & Khan, M.S.I. (2022). Knowledge, Attitudes and Preventive Practices towards COVID-19 among Bangladeshi Students: An Online Based Cross-sectional Study. Ann Public Health, 1(630): 1-10. DOI: 10.55085/aph.2022.630.


Banna, M.H.A., Sayeed, A., Kundu, S., Kagstrom, A., Sultana, M.S., Begum, M.R., & Khan, M.S.I. (2022). Factors associated with household food insecurity and dietary diversity among day laborers amid the COVID-19 pandemic in Bangladesh. BMC Nurtition, 8 (25):1-11.


Fouzder, S.K., Asgar, M.A., Begum, M.R., Fakruzzaman, M. & Abdulla, M.A. (2021). Economics of Small-scale Broiler Farming during Covid-19 Pandemic at Southern Part of Bangladesh. IOSR Journal of Agriculture and Veterinary Science (IOSR-JAVS), Volume 14, Issue 11 Ser. I, PP 27-32.


Kundu, S., Banna, M.H.A., Sayeed, A., Begum, M.R., Keith Brazendale, K., Hasan, M.T, Habiba, S.J., Abid, M.T., Khan, M.A.,  Chowdhury, S., Kormoker,T., Proshad, R. & Khan, M.S.I (2021) Knowledge, attitudes, and preventive practices toward the COVID-19 pandemic: an online survey among Bangladeshi residents. Journal of Public Health.


Begum, M.R. & Biswas, S.C. (2021). Prevalence and associated factors of antenatal anxiety symptoms in Bangladesh: A repeated measures cluster data analysis. Psychiatria Danubina33(Suppl 10):52-7.   


Begum, M.R., Khan, M.S.I., Sayeed, A, Kundu, S., Banna, M.H.A., Christopher, E., Hasan, M.T., Kormoker, T. (2021)Mental health difficulties of adults with COVID-19-like symptoms in Bangladesh: A cross-sectional correlational study. Journal of Affective Disorder Reports, 4: 100103

      Hasanuzzaman, M., Rahman, M.H., Khan, M.S.I, Begum, M.R., Alam, F., Imran, A.A. (2021). Personal and domiciliary hygiene practices and its association with                  incidence of infectious diseases among children aged 6-59 months. Int J Community Med Public Health, 8(9):4204-4209.


Begum, M.R. & Biswas, S.C. (2020). Changes in depressive symptoms during the antenatal period: A cohort study from Bangladesh. Indian J Psychol Med., 42(6): 519–524.


Sayeed, A., Kundu, S., Banna, M.H.A., Christopher, E., Hasan, M.T., Begum, M.R., Chowdhury, S., Khan, M.S.I. (2020). Mental health outcomes of adults with comorbidity and chronic diseases during the COVID-19 pandemic: A matched case-control study. Psychiatria Danubina, 32 (3-4): 491-498.


Khanom, M., Khan, M.S.I., Tareq, M.A., Ghosh, S., Begum, M.R., Islam, M.S., & Chowdhury, S. (2020). Socio-Economic Burden of Tuberculosis among Hospitalized Patients in Dhaka City, Bangladesh. Clinical Medicine Pages, 1(1):2.


Sayeed, A., Kundu, S., Banna, M.H.A., Hasan, M.T., Begum, M.R., & Khan, M.S.I. (2020). Mental health outcomes during the COVID-19 and perceptions towards the pandemic: Findings from a cross sectional study among Bangladeshi students. Children and Youth Services Review, 119, 105658.


Banna, M.H.A., Sayeed, A., Kundu, S.Christopher, E.Hasan, M.T, Begum, M.R., Kormoker,T., Tanjina, S., Dola, I., Hassan, M.M., Chowdhury, S., & Khan, M.S.I (2020). The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of the adult population in Bangladesh: a nationwide cross-sectional study. International Journal of Environmental Health Research. (Accepted)


Begum, M.R., Banna, M.H.A., Akter, S., Kundu, S., Sayeed, A., Hassan, M.N., Chowdhury, S., & Khan, M.S.I. (2020). Effectiveness of WASH Education to Prevent Diarrhea among Children under five in a Community of Patuakhali, Bangladesh. SN Comprehensive Clinical Medicine, 02, 1158-1162.


Kundu, S., Khan, M.S.I., Bakchi, J., Sayeed, A., Banna, M.H.A., Begum, M.R., & Hasan, M.N. (2020). Sources of nutrition information and nutritional knowledge among school-going adolescents in Bnagladesh. Public Health in Practice, 01, 100030.


Begum, M.R., & Biswas, S.C. (2020). Family income and prepregnancy weight associated inversely with gestational age and birth weight. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 11(3), 2449-2454.


Begum, M.R., & Biswas, S.C. (2019). Low birth weight is the consequence of maternal psychiatry, nutrition and gestational age: results from a marginal model approach. Published and presented in the 2nd International Conference on Applied Statistics, Institute of Statistical Research and Training (ISRT), University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.


Begum, M.R., & Biswas, S.C. (2019). Maternal factors of low birth weight babies in an antenatal care hospital in Bangladesh. Asian J. Med. Biol. Res., 5(4), 271-279. doi: 10.3329/ajmbr.v5i4.45264.


Dipu, S.M.M.A., Begum M.R., & Sultana S. (2019).Socio-Economic, Farm and Technological Characteristics of the Peri-Urban Small and Marginal Dairy Farmers of Chittagong MetroArea, Bangladesh. SAARC J. Agric., 17(1), 77-91.


Khan, M.S.I., Banna, M.H.A., Akter, S., Chakma, M., Shakila, Begum, M.R., & Hassan, M.N. (2018). Diarrheal prevalence and risk factors among under five years children in remotecoastal area of Bangladesh. Asian Australas. J. Food Saf. Secur., 2(2), 93-99.


Khan, M.S.I., Ani, J.F., Rani, B., Apon, S.J., Rashid, F., Yead, T.I., Begum, M.R.,& Chowdhury, S. (2018). Healthcare‑Seeking Behavior for Infectious Diseases in a Community in Bangladesh. Int J Adv Med Health Res., 552-6.


Khan, S.I., Jhorna, D.E., Chakma, A., Tareq, A., & Begum, M.R. (2018). Socio-demographic and nutritional determinants of birth weight. J Food SciNutr., 1(1), 29-32.



Chowdhury, P.K., Dey, A.C., Barua, S.K., Begum, M.R., Hasan, M.S., Chowdhury, P., &Hayder, N. (2016). Vitamin K Prophylaxis in Newborn: Current Hospital Practices in A Metropolitan City. JCMCTA, 27(1), 46-50.


Rony, Z.I., Khan, M.S.I., Asgar, M.A., Begum, M.R., &Kibria, A.S.M.G. (2016). Effects of Saline Water on Health Status of Pregnant women in Coastal regions of Bangladesh.Asian J. Med.Biol. Res.,2(1), 55-61.


Begum, M.R., Rahman, M.M., Hassan, M.N., Yousuf, M.,&Sumy, M.C. (2015).Productive Performances of Indigenous Dairy Cows in Different Areas of Comilla District.Eco-friendly Agril. J.,8(03), 27-29.


Begum, M.R., Islam, M.N., Khan, M.S.I., Islam, S.,&Tapu, M.A.I. (2015). Small Scale Integrated Agriculture: A Tool of Poverty Alleviation,
Gender Equality Promotion and Improving Food Security at
Household Level in Coastal Region of Bangladesh.Int. J. Agril. Res. Innov. & Tech., 5(2), 82-85.


Sultana, S., Imam, T., Begum, M.R., Rahman, A., & Islam, S.K.M.A. (2015). A study of welfare issue of commercial dairy farms owners and employees in Chittagong. Bangladesh Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, 3(1 & 2), 43-48. 


Sultana, S., Das, P., Begum, M.R., & Hassan, M.N. (2014). Womens’ Socioeconomic Status, Performances and Rearing Challenges of Goat at Hill Side Areas of Chittagong.Eco-friendly Agril. J.,7(12), 172-175.


Begum, M.R.,Anaruzzaman, M., Khan, M.S.I., &Yousuf, M. (2014). Factors Affecting the Milk Production of Dairy Cattle inNorthern Rural Areas of Bangladesh.Int. J. Agril. Res. Innov. & Tech.,4 (2), 41-45.


Islam, M.N., Islam, S., Salam,M.A.,Tapu,M.A.I., Khan,M.S.I., &Begum, M.R.(2014).Family Poultry for Poverty Alleviation and Gender Equality Promotion in Coastal Bangladesh: A Food and Nutritional Security study. Journal of Agricultural Science, 6(6), 30-34.



Hasanuzzaman, M., Ahaduzzaman, M.,&Begum, M.R. (2013) Study on Existiong Nutritional Condition of Peri-urban Dairies at Chittagong, Bangladesh. Int. J. Agril. Res. Innov. & Tech., 3(2), 49-53.


Rahman, M.H., Akter, S., Begum, T., Khan, M.S.I., Islam, M.S., &Begum, M.R. (2013). Effects of Mild Ingestion of Used Fried Rapeseed Oil (Mustard Oil) on Hepatic Tissues in Long-Evans Rats.J. Food Sci. Technol.,8,78 -80. 


Khan, M.S.I., Haque, M.R., Jhorna, D.E., &Begum, M.R. (2013). Contamination of Street Food by Salmonella in Chittagong City Area.J. Food Sci. Technol.,8, 81 -83.


Islam, M.S., Khan, M.S.I., Kader, H.A., Begum, M.R., Akter, S., & Hassan, M.N. (2013). Study on Helminthes Parasites of Pig in Barisal and Patuakhali Districts. BJPST, 11(1), 121-124.



Khan, M. S. I., Begum, M. R., Haque, M. R., Asgar, M. A., Islam, M. S., &Kibria, A. S. M. G. (2013). Study on Contamination of Roadside Food by E. coli and Salmonella in Chittagong City Area.  J. Environ. Sci. & Natural Resources, 6(1), 11- 14.


Hasanuzzaman, M., Hossain, M.E., Islam, M.M., Begum, M.R., Chowdhury, S., & Hossain, M.Z. (2012). Performance of Red Chittagong cattle in some selected Areas of Chittagong district of Bangladesh. Bang. J. Anim. Sci.,41(1), 29-34.


Islam, M. S., Khan, M. S. I., Kader, H. A., Begum, M. R., &Asgar, M. A. (2012). Prevalence of PPR of goat and their response to antibiotic treatment at MirzaganjUpazila of Patuakhali district. J. Environ. Sci. & Natural Resources, 5(2), 181-184.


Islam, S.K.M.A., Sen, S.E., Zakir Hossain, M., Begum, M.R., &Sarker, M.S. (2010). Haematologicaland Biochemical Pictures in Pyometra Affected Dog.  Int. J. Ani. Fish. Sci., 3(2), 292-294.


Begum, M. R., & Biswas, S.C. (2010). Breast Cancer, Its Diagnostic Tests, and Risk Factors-A Multivariate Analysis. The Chittagong University Journal of Science, 33, 2-4.


Chakraborty, P., Rahman, A., Ahmed, S.S.U., Azizunnesa, Begum, M.R.,& Biswas, D. (2009). Effects of Possible Risk Factors Causing Umbilical Infection in Crossbred Calves. Eco-friendly Agril. J.,2(3), 486-489.  


Sumy, M.C., Halim, M.A., Hasan, M.R., &Begum, M.R. (2009). Performance of participatory and non-participatory farmers of integrated crop management project at Pirganjupazila under Thakurgaon district. J. Bangladesh Agril. Univ., 7(2), 273-280.


Reza, H.M.A., Rokonuzzaman, M., &Begum, M.R. (2008). Adoption of Modern Agricultural Practices by the Garo Women Farmers. South Asian J. Agric., 3(1&2), 123-128.


Conference paper

Chowdhury, S., Sarker, R., Khan, M., Ghosh, P., Tareq, M., & Begum, M. (2020). Prescribing Pattern of Antibiotics among Children in a Tertiary-Care Hospital, Bangladesh. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, 41(S1), S356-S356. doi:10.1017/ice.2020.976 

Begum, M.R., & Biswas, S.C. (2019). Low birth weight is the consequence of maternal psychiatry, nutrition and gestational age: results from a marginal model approach. Published and presented in the 2nd International Conference on Applied Statistics, Institute of Statistical Research and Training (ISRT), University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.







  PG (MS)
SL No. Student Name Roll No. Reg No. Session Degree Supervisor
1. Trishna Sarker Sriti 0117/01 421 2017-2018 PG (MS) PI

Thesis Title :
Product Developement and Nutrtional Assesment of Orange Peel Powder Fortified Biscuits.
Thesis Title : Product Developement and Nutrtional Assesment of Orange Peel Powder Fortified Biscuits.
2. Kazi Jannatul Wakeya 0117/02 422 2017-2018 PG (MS) PI

Thesis Title :
Assessment of Nutritional Status and Its Associated Factors in Adolescent Girls
Thesis Title : Assessment of Nutritional Status and Its Associated Factors in Adolescent Girls