[ 2001-2010 ]
Professor Jamilur Reza Choudhury, PhD was the first Vice Chancellor of BRAC University.
Jamilur Reza Choudhury, PhD is a civil engineer, professor, researcher, and education advocate. He is a former Adviser (Minister) to Caretaker Government of Bangladesh. He was awarded Ekushey Padak by the Government of Bangladesh in the category of science and technology in 2017. He has been appointed as National Professor in 2018.
Jamilur Reza Choudhury attended Dhaka College from 1957–1959 and earned his Bachelor of Science Degree (Civil Engineering) from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) in 1963. After graduation from BUET (First Class First with Honours), he joined as a lecturer in the Department of Civil Engineering & began his long teaching career. He earned a Master of Science in Engineering in 1965 and a PhD in structural engineering in 1968 from University of Southampton, UK.
In 1973 he was promoted to associate professor of Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET) and in 1976 a full professor. In 1975, he was offered Nuffield scholarship to pursue post-doctoral Fellowship at Surrey University in UK. Until 2001 he was working as a Professor at BUET. He was also entrusted with developing a "Computer Center" at BUET and was appointed director for about 10 years. Jamilur Reza Choudhury was appointed chairman of task force for developing Software Export & IT Infrastructure in Bangladesh from 1997 to 2000 under Ministry of Commerce. He was a ranking member of the Prime Minister's Task Force on developing Digital Bangladesh. Besides he is involved with several local and international organizations. He was the Technical Adviser of Padma Bridge. He is the president of Bangladesh Mathematical Olympiad Committee.