ZEF-alumnus Sayan Chakrabarty has been honored with award in Social Sciences by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh

May 09, 2011.  

ZEF-alumnus Dr. Sayan Chakrabarty of Shahjalal University of Science & Technology, Sylhet in Bangladesh has been honored with the award in Social Sciences by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh.


Chakrabarty received this year UGC award for his fundamental research on child labor, which has been published in the multi-disciplinary international journal “World Development” and was co-authored by Prof. Dr. Ulrike Grote, Leibniz University Hanover, Germany. The grant is awarded annually in Bangladesh by means of a competition among the social science faculties of all public and private universities in the country.


The national Minister of Finance of Bangladesh, Mr. Abul Mal Abdul Muhit handed over the award to Dr. Chakrabarty during a ceremony at the UGC auditorium in Dhaka, Bangladesh on April 27, 2011.


The research outcome of Chakrabarty and Grote, as published in their article “Child Labor in Carpet Weaving: Impact of Social Labeling in India and Nepal” in the journal “World Development”, indicates the impact of social labeling on child labor in India and Nepal, see doi:10.1016/j.worlddev.2009.03.013 or click here

The University Grants Commission in Bangladesh is the apex and statutory body of all Universities in Bangladesh, see http://www.ugc.gov.bd/