The chancellor, President Abdul Hamid, appointed Professor Choudhury on June 29. He has been serving the university as vice chancellor since May 02, 2012.
Professor Choudhury is a prominent educator and a former adviser to caretaker government of Bangladesh. He is a renowned engineer, researcher and scientist. He has received numerous accolades for his valuable contributions and achievements in education, infrastructure development, science, ICT policy formulation and research. Professor Choudhury graduated from the Engineering University Dhaka in 1963 and joined there as a lecturer in the department of civil engineering in the same year. He was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Engineering (Honoris Causa) by Manchester University on October 20, 2010, the first person of Bangladeshi origin to receive this honour from a British University.