Dr. AKM Zakaria

Professor, Dept. of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS), Dhaka University of Engineering & Technology, Gazipur

PhD in English Language Education (EFLU, Hyderabad), MA in ELT & Applied Linguistics (EFLU, Hyderabad, India) & BA in English Hons (Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India)

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Degree University/Board Year Discipline
Ph.D. The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, India 2015 English Language Education/ ELT
M.A The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, India 2001 ELT and English Literature
B.A (Hons) Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India 1998 English Literature
HSC Dhaka Board, Dhaka 1993 Science
SSC Dhaka Board, Dhaka 1991 Science
Name of Degree Title
Ph.D. English Language Teaching Learning Practices in the Engineering Universities of Bangladesh
Undergraduate Courses
  • English (Theory & sessional) for Engineering students
  • Hum-1475
  • Hum-2301 & 1302
  • Hum-1203 & 2202
  • Hum-1103 & 1104
Post-Graduate Courses
Not applicable
Name Topic
Field of Specialization Applied Linguistics & English Language Education (ELT)
Research Interest Language Education, Psycholinguistics, Sociolinguistics, Phonetics & Phonology, English for Specific Purposes (ESP) & ELT
Year & Duration Designation Scope of Works Company/Institute/University
April, 23, 2017  ~ Present Professor, Dept. of HSS Teaching and Research Dhaka University of Engineering & Technology (DUET), Gazipur
March 23, 2016 ~ April, 18, 2017 Associate Professor, Dept. of Chemistry Teaching and Research Dhaka University of Engineering & Technology (DUET), Gazipur
September 28, 2005 ~ March 22, 2016 Assistant Professor, Dept. of HSS Teaching and Research Dhaka University of Engineering & Technology (DUET), Gazipur
August, 18, 2001 ~ September, 28, 2005 Lecturer, Dept. of HSS Teaching and Research Dhaka University of Engineering & Technology (DUET), Gazipur
Type Title
Journal Publications
  • Arifeen Mohammad Shajedul & Zakaria, AKM. (2013). An Investigation into the use of short story at Tertiary Level in ESL Classroom: Learners’ Interests and Perceptions. Bangladesh Journal of Progressive Science and Technology; 11 (1), 133-138. ISSN: 2305-1809.
  • Zakaria, AKM. (2014). An Experiment with Learners’ Specialized Content-Based Teaching Materials to Enhance Reading Comprehension in Engineering Classroom: A Bangladesh Perspective. Journal of Education in Twenty First Century (An International Journal of Education and Humanities), 1(1), pp-351-359, ISSN NO: 2394-7845.
  • Zakaria, AKM. (2015). Status of English and ESP: A Bangladesh Perspective. Education Today (An International Journal of Education and Humanities). 6(1), 358-366, ISSN No: 2229-5755.
  • Anuradha RV & Zakaria, AKM. (2015). Involving Learners in ESP Course Design: A Bangladesh Perspective. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Educational Research (IJMER). Vol. 4, Issue 6 (2), pp. 136-154, ISSN No: 2277-7881. (Impact factor: 2.972, ISI Value: 2.286).
  • Zakaria, AKM. (2017). Needs Analysis: The Take off point for Designing English for Specific Purposes (ESP) Course for Engineering Learners. International Journal of Language, Literature and Skills (IJELLS). Vol. 4, Issue 4. PP. 132-141. ISSN No: 2278 – 0742.
  • Zakaria et al. (2017). A Critical Review of the Global Institutional Ranking System with Special Reference to the Tertiary Education Sector of the USA and Europe and It’s Prospects in Bangladesh. Elixir International Journal, /Soc. Sci. 110 (2017) 48220-48223.
  • Rahman Sanzida, Sultana Fatema& Zakaria, AKM. (2018). Challenges Faced by Tertiary Level Engineering Students in Learning English: a Study in the Context of DUET. DUET Journal. Vol. 3, Issue 1, Article ID- 1707311344.
  • Rabbi Mir Md. Fazle, Zakaria, AKM &Tonmoy Md. Mir. (2018). Teaching Listening Skill through Google Classroom: A Study at Tertiary Level in Bangladesh. DUET Journal, Vol, 3, Issue 1.
  • Zakaria AKM, Nayeem Md. Abu, Rabbi Mir Md. Fazle & Rahman Sanzida. (2017). Replication of Mathew Peacock’s Experimental Work on Authentic Materials to Improve the Level of Motivation of the Learners in the Context of Bangladesh. International Journal of Language, Literature and Skills (IJELLS). Vol. 6, Issue 3. Page 92-101. ISSN No: 2278 -0742.
  • Zakaria, AKM. (2018). Identifying the English Communication Needs of Engineering Learners in Bangladesh through Needs Analysis: An ESP Perspective. Central Journal of Bangladesh Open University (CJBOU). Vol. IV, Issue 2, ISSN: 2664-3464.
  • Fatema Sultana, Nahida Sultana & Akm Zakaria (2019). An Evaluation of Fundamental English Courses: A Scrutiny of their Effectiveness at an Engineering University, Bangladesh. International Journal of English and Literature (IJEL).Vol. 9, Issue 3, ISSN (E): 2249-8028.
  • 12. AKM Zakaria*, Fatema Sultana, Mir Md. Fazle Rabbi and Motiur Rahman (2019). Language Learning Strategies of Engineering Students: An Explorative Study in Bangladesh Perspectives. DUET Journal, Vol (05), Issue (01) Pp 51-56.
Conference Proceedings
  • Zakaria, AKM. (2014). Designing Engineering ESP Teachers’ Training Module for Professional Development: An Empirical Study in Bangladeshi Context, the 3rd International Teacher Educators Conference jointly organized by British Council and The English & Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, India.
  • Zakaria, AKM. (2015). 21st Century Global Market: The Need, the Gap and the Necessity. International Conference on Teacher Education, Tamil Nadu Teacher Education University, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • AKM Zakaria & NM Khan. (2018). Social Stratification of Language Variation in the Context of Corporate Aesthetics. First International Conference on Quality Assurance in Higher Education 2018 (ICQAHE 2018), IQAC, DUET, ISBN: 9789848056004, Pp 36-44
Topic Info
  • Philosophical Doctorate (Ph.D): 
  • Post-Graduate Supervision (Completed):  MPhil Supervision
  • Undergraduate Supervision: 
Additional Charge
  • Head, Department of HSS
  • Assistant of Provost
  • Course teacher
UGC Research Project
  • “Identifying the English Communication needs of the Engineering Learners through Needs Analysis”
  • Reviewer of Mawlana Bhashani University of Science and Technology Journal
  • Reviewer of Southeast University Journal
  • Reviewer of PhD thesis evaluation panel of Bharathiar University, Tamil Nadu, India
Trainings & Workshops International Trainings & Workshops:

  • Attended a two-day workshop on “Joining the Conversation: Writing for International Publications” conducted by DEE Broughton, Senior English Language Fellow U.S. Dept. of State, GNIIS, Hyderabad
  • Participated in a Three-day International Teacher Educators Conference on “English Language Teacher Education in a Diverse Environment” hosted by British Council Hyderabad, India
  • Attended a One-day workshop on “Prescribed Text and the Teacher: Problems and Possibilities” organized by ELT@I Hyderabad, India
  • Participated in the 2nd Regional Seminar on “English Education in Current Times” organized by ELT@I, Hyderabad, India

National Trainings & Workshops:

  • Attended a one day workshop on “Effective Writing and Review of Research Proposal, Research Paper and Thesis” by DCE and IICT, BUET
  • Attended a 7-Day training on “Teaching-Learning Curriculum and Quality Assurance” by IQAC, UGC, Bangladesh.
  • Attended a one day training on “Role, Responsibility and Ethical Principles of the University Teachers” by IQAC, DUET
  • Attended a two-day International BELTA-THT Workshop on “New Techniques for a Classic Pedagogy: English Teaching in the 21st Century
  • Attended a one-day workshop on “Online Teaching” by IQAC, DUET
  • Attended 3-day training on ‘Technical Report Writing’ conducted by Institute of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB)
  • Attended a one-day training on “Establishment of IQAC, Self-Assessment Process and Modification of University Rules and Regulations for Good Governance” by IQAC, DUET
  • Life time member of Bangladesh English Language Teachers’ Association (BELTA); membership no-2507
Member of Selection Board
  • Expert Member of Selection Board of various Public Universities