Prof. Dr Anil Chandra Basak was born in Mymensingh on 30th October, 1950 and got his S.S.C. in 1967 from Shakuai High School, Haluaghat, Mymensingh and H.S.C. in 1969 from Gurudayal College, Kishoreganj under the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Dhaka. He received first Degree on B. Sc. in 1971 from Gurudayal College, Kishoreganj and second degree on B. Ed. from the Teacher’s Training College, Mymensingh under Dhaka University, M. Sc. on Botany from the Rajshahi University in 1974 and had been awarded Ph. D. on Plant Pathology from Jahangirnagar University. Prof. Basak began his career by joining the Bangladesh Forest Research Institute (BFRI), Chittagong on 11th November, 1977 and completed Govt. job on 29th October, 2007.
During his 30 years long service, Dr Basak participated in many national and international seminars, workshops and training courses; worked for more than five years as an Editor of the official magazine, ‘Bangladesh Journal of Forest Science’ of BFRI. Dr Basak was trained on ‘Identification of Fungus and Bacteria of Agricultural Importance’ from the Commonwealth Mycological Institute (CMI, now IMI), London, U.K. and has published several scientific publications in both the national and international peer reviewed scientific journals.
Dr Basak joined the IUBAT on 22nd February, 2009 and currently is working as a Professor under the College of Agricultural Sciences of IUBAT University. Prof. Basak has interest in conducting research works as well as activities related to social and in several fields of education.