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Zuberi, Itrat Husain


Zuberi, Itrat Husain (1910-1964) educationist and founding Vice Chancellor of Rajshahi University. Born in 1910, Itrat Husain Zuberi studied at St John's College in Agra, Allahabad University, Morton College, Oxford and Edinburgh University where he worked under the celebrated professor, Sir Herbert JC. Zuberi was MA, PhD, DFRSI.

Zuberi joined the Bengal Senior Education Service in 1938 as senior Professor of English in Islamia College, an undergraduate college under the University of Calcutta. Dr Zuberi served Islamia College as a senior Professor and then as Principal until the college was elevated to Rajshahi University in 1953 under the Rajshahi University Act, 1953.

Dr Zuberi joined as Vice chancellor of the Rajshahi university on 7 June 1953 and worked there till 30 September 1957 when he was appointed as the Educational Adviser, Ministry of Education, Government of Pakistan.

Zuberi was appointed as member of the Executive Board of UNESCO during its 49th session held in Paris on 19 December 1957. Zuberi was the first Indian to have the distinction of being selected as a Carnegie Fellow at Oxford. He died in December 1964. [Fazilatun Nessa]