Human Resource Management Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna- 9208, Bangladesh

Sayed Azharul Islam
Assistant Professor

Sayed Azharul Islam is an Assistant Professor of Human Resource Management Discipline at Khulna University. He joined this university on September 04, 2018, as a Lecturer of the same discipline.

Mr. Islam started his teaching career as a Lecturer of Management at the Department of Business Administration in Bangladesh Army University of Science & Technology (BAUST), Saidpur Cantonment.

Besides teaching, he is carrying experience of working as an HR professional too. He worked at ACI Limited Corporate HRD as HR Executive. However, he started his full-time career with NOMAN GROUP, one of the largest RMG Group of Companies in the country.

He completed internship and industrial attachment training from 2 renowned organizations which are MIDAS Financing Limited (3 Months for BBA Degree) and Grameen Bank (2 months for HSC in Business Management Degree).

During his student life, Mr. Islam was a student member of the Bangladesh Society for Human Resource Management (BSHRM), the country's largest and most prominent HR Professionals' body.

Mr. Islam is very much passionate to learning and development. For self-development and corporate networking purpose, he joined different professional learning programs, trainings, workshops on HR Analytics, Bangladesh Labor Act- 2006, HR Induction, Living the Values, MS Excel, Mission Possible 2017 Career Development Camp, Youth Ministerial by Jahangirnagar University Model United Nations Association (JUMUNA), Bangladesh 1st National Youth Conference on Family Planning (BNYCFP) by SERAC-Bangladesh, Social Good Summit Dhaka-2016 by a2i and University of Dhaka.

Since his primary school life, he was an active member of Bangladesh Scouts. He participated 2 days long (day-night) Cub Holiday in Ishwarganj Upazilla, Mymensingh from 24 to 25 April 2003 and 5 days long Mymensingh Zilla Scout Jamboree from 5 to 9 March 2008 organized by Bangladesh Scouts.

Mr. Islam has extraordinary skill and passion in poem recitation. In recognition of his talent in recitation, he was awarded the first prize in selected poem (Banalata Sen) recitation in the Annual Cultural Competition-2013, organized by Shaheed Sergeant Zahurul Haque Hall, University of Dhaka. Beside this, he obtained 3rd prize in Joke-telling in the same year and competition.

Mr. Islam is very competent in public speaking and debate as well. He participated in numerous debate and public speaking competitions during his school life. He became the best debater during a debate competition at the Upazilla level where he led the central debate team of Rajibpur Aftab Uddin High School when he was a student of class nine.

At Human Resource Management Discipline, Khulna University, he conducts various courses of BBA and MBA in HRM program. Some of the courses he teaches are Principles of Management, Training, and Development, Applied HRD, Strategic Issues in HRM, Metrics and Decision Making for HRM, and so on. Some of his areas of research are HR Practices, Sustainable HRM, Workplace Sustainability, SDGs and HRM, Training & Development, Career Planning & Development, HR Compliance, HR Analytics. 





Master of Business Administration (MBA)

University of Dhaka

Department of Management

Human Resource Management

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

University of Dhaka

Department of Management


1. HRM in Business: Human Resource Policies and Practices/HR Compliance

2. HRM in Public Sector: HRM in Government/Leadership in Public Sector/Public Policy and Management 

3. Education: Excellence and Leadership in Education/Analysis of Education Policy/Higher Education Management/Teachers Training

4. Learning and Development: Training and Development/Human Resources Development

Current Research Project/Collaboration

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Assistant Professor

Human Resource Management Discipline

Khulna University, Khulna 9208, Bangladesh


Currently Employed


Human Resource Management Discipline

Khulna University, Khulna 9208, Bangladesh




Department of Business Administration

Bangladesh Army University of Science & Technology



HR Executive

Corporate HR

ACI Limited, Dhaka



Trainee Officer

HR & Compliance

NOMAN GROUP, Motijheel, Dhaka




Business Development

MIDAS Financing Limited, Dhaka




coming soon...


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No Supervision Available

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1. Hossen, M., Islam, S. and Tarafdar, P. (2022). The Ways HR Professionals are Making Their Contributions in Achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development, 30(7).

2. Islam, S., Shanjabin, S., Zaman, Z., & Nibir, M. (2021). Measuring Motivating Potential Score of Diversified Academic Staffs of the Government Primary Schools in Bangladesh. Asian Journal of Social Sciences and Legal Studies, 3(5), 209-217.

3. Islam, S., Rahman, G. and Nibir, M. (2021). Perceived Factors Influencing Career Choice of the Undergraduate Students of Public Universities in Bangladesh. Canadian Journal of Business and Information Studies, 3(4), pp.70-79. 

4. Amin, M., Datta, R. and Islam, S. (2019). Priority Based Analysis of Specific Human Resource Management Practices by Human Resource Professionals: A Study on Private Sector Organizations in Bangladesh. Journal of Science and Technology- Official Journal of Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University., 17, pp.59-66. 

5. Islam, S., Tarafdar, P. and Amin, M. (2018). Tertiary Level Business and Management Education in Bangladesh: Current Status, Existing Specializations, Prospective Areas, and Future Route to Excellence. International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications, 8 (10). 

6. Karmoker, K., Haque, M., Islam, S. and Tarafdar, P. (2018). Satisfaction Level of Credit Card Holders in Khulna City of Bangladesh. European Journal of Business and Management, 10(35). 

HR Compliance

HR Compliance is relatively a new concept in the field of human resource management that refers to the laws, rules, standards, code of conduct, best practices which an organization must follow while performing the functions of HRM. HR Compliance generally covers multiple areas like Basics of HR Compliance, Employment, Technical & Social Compliance, C-TPAT, COC, TQMInternational Standards (ILO, ISO, SAI-SA 8000, BSCI, ETI, FLA, WRAP), Buyers' Code of Conduct, Occupational Health, Safety & Environment, Social Compliance Audit, HR Documentation, Human Rights at Workplace, Decent Work, Sustainable Development Goals and so on.


Metrics and Decision Making for Human Resource Management

This course aims at making students capable of solving business and HR-related problems using proper metrics for ensuring data-driven decision making in the organization. This course is commonly known as HR analytics in the industry. Some of the covered topics in this course are business analytics, HR decision making process, RCA (root cause analysis), HR big data, HRIS, HR software, problem solving, recruitment & selection metrics, learning & development metrics, performance management metrics, organizational effectiveness metrics, compensation metrics, survey for HR data, data collection, data analysis using different tools, HR report preparation, visualization of HR data, HR scorecard, and so on. After completing this course, a student gets adequate knowledge and skill of making scientific decisions based on metrics which make them capable of helping internal customers of an organization as a true HR business partner (HRBP).


Applied Human Resource Development

AHRD is an advanced level course offered to the learners of MBA in HRM program. This course offers both theoretical and practical learning experience to the students covering issues like overview of HRD process, HRD needs assessment, Adult Learning, HRD program design, HRD program implementation, E-learning, HRD program evaluation, management development program, team building, employee engagement, and so on. Besides, on-campus learning initiatives, students are provided with opportunity of listening from HRD professionals working in different MNCs, GOs, NGOs, and local corporate houses. After successful completion of this course, a student becomes capable of working efficiently in training & development department of any kind of organization.  

  • HR Compliance
  • Metrics and Decision Making for Human Resource Management
  • Applied Human Resource Development