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Dr. M. Idris Ali was born on 15 February 1945, at Mymensingh. His parents were M. Rajob Ali & Tahuran Nesa.
He obtained B.Sc (Ag) degree in First Class (7th position) in 1966 and M.Sc (Ag) in First Class First in 1967 from the Bangladesh Agricultural University. He obtained Ph.D degree (1974) in Soil Science as a Commonwealth Scholar from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand and undertook post-doc research in Isotope Aided studies on Bangladesh Soils at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden in 1979. He undertook a number of professional and specialized training on Soil Chemistry, Soil Fertility, Plant Nutrition and Crop production using nuclear and other techniques both at home & abroad and also actively participated in the 14th Senior Staff Course, 1992-93 (higher administrative training at Joint Secretary level) from the Bangladesh Public Administrative Training Centre (BPATC), Savar, Dhaka.
Dr. M. Idris Ali served as a Scientific Officer (1968-1973) and Senior Scientific Officer (1974-1979) in Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission and Principal Scientific Officer (1980-1987), Chief Scientific Officer (1988-1995), Director, Research (1995-1997) and Director General (1997-2002) in Bangladesh Institute of Nuclear Agriculture.
Dr. Ali is specialized in Soil Fertility and Fertilizer Management, Crop Production Technology, Soil Chemistry, Research Management & Evaluation and contributed significantly to the development of agricultural sciences relating to the above fields through publishing a large number of scientific papers in reputed journals (home & abroad) and presenting scientific articles in national and international fora. He developed a number of crop production packages and technologies that are being used in crop production planning at national level as well as directly at farmer’s level. He worked as Counterpart/Chief Scientific investigator/Principal Investigator in over 20 nationally/internationally coordinated research projects over his active period of service. He was actively involved in the development and preparation of national Fertilizer Recomendation Guide (1989 & 1997), published by BARC. After retirement he worked as national Consultant to BADC for 18 months spread over three years (2002-2005), another 18 months to NATP (World Bank), BARC (2011-2014) and also worked as a short-term Consultant to FAO, IRRI, World Bank (NATP) projects. He also supervised Thesis work of a number of MS/Ph.D students of the Bangladesh Agricultural University and also worked as part time guest Lecturer in Soil Science, Bangladesh Agricultural University.
Dr. Ali received a prestigious Soil Care Award 2018 and was also awarded three Certificates with modest cash amounts of achievements from the Bangladesh Institute of Nuclear Agriculture for extra-ordinary performance in the field of research and development during 1993-1996.
He has published 152 research papers in national and international journal of repute mainly in the field of soil fertility & fertilizer management, soil chemistry & biology and crop production practices.
He was Senate member of Dhaka University (1996-1997); Senate member of National University (1997-2002) and government nominated Syndicate member of the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University from its inception until retirement (2002).
Dr. Ali is an elected Fellow of Bangladesh Academy of Sciences from 1997.
Dr. Ali undertook a number of overseas in-service training, actively participated in 17 international seminars/symposia conferences. Thirty countries visited for the purpose include India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Singapore, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hongkong, Taiwan, China, Japan, United Arab Emirates, Lebanon, Soudi Arabia, Syria, Australia, New Zealand, United States of America (USA), Germany, England, France, Austria, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Cairo, Nigeria and Kenya.