Air Vice Marshal ASM Fakhrul Islam made the New Vice Chancellor of BSMRAAU
Air Vice Marshal ASM Fakhrul Islam, OSP, GUP, ndc, afwc, psc, GD(P) has been appointed as the new Vice Chancellor of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Aviation and Aerospace University (BSMRAAU) – country’s first specialised public university for aviation and aerospace studies. The outgoing Vice Chancellor along with Pro-VC and other senior officials of BSMRAAU welcomed him on his arrival to the University campus. The new VC sought the cooperation of all concerned and urged them to continue working with sincerity, commitment and devotion to make BSMRAAU a centre of excellence for aviation and aerospace studies and research.
A fighter pilot by profession, Air Vice Marshal A S M Fakhrul Islam has been associated with the military aviation and aerospace sector of Bangladesh for more than three decades. He has shouldered progressively broader responsibilities within the military with proven records of team building, enhancing new capabilities, encouraging innovations while leading large formations. He has logged more than 3000 flying hours in various types of fixed wing aircraft. He is a qualified flying instructor and CAT-A fighter pilot. He has completed Master in Defence Studies from National University and Master of Security Studies from National Defence College. He obtained MPhil degree from National Defence College, India. He is a graduate of the Defence Services Command and Staff College. During his
outstanding career, he served as Director of Air Operations, Director of Welfare & Ceremony, Director of Admin Coord, Provost Marshal of Bangladesh Air Force and Director General (Training) at Armed Forces Division. The Air Officer commanded the Bangladesh Air Force Academy and Bangladesh Air Force Base Zahurul Haque. Before joining this University as VC, he was the Commandant of Bangabandhu Aeronautical Centre.
He is happily married and proud father of one son and one daughter.