ENLIGHTENMENT TO ERFECTION
Department of Lifelong Learning and Extension

Mahbub - Ul - Alam


M.A. (Sociology and Social Anthropology)

Associate Professor

Life Member- Indian Adult Education Association and President of its West Bengal State Branch; Indian Association of Continuing Association; PaschimBangaVigyan Mancha, Founder Secretary, Balason Society for Improved Environment; Founder General Secretary, Chaitanyapur Shishutirtha Shikshaprasar Samiti


Contact Addresses:

Phone +91- 9434143574 (M), 0353-2581532 (R)
Address(office) Department of Lifelong Learning & Extension, University of North Bengal, P.O.-NBU, Dist. Darjeeling, West Bengal, Pin-734013, India.
e-Mail mualam.nbu@gmail.com , m_u_alam@rediffmail.com

Subject Specialization: Rural Sociology

Areas of Research Interest: Sociology of Education (Formal & Non-formal), Social Demography, Women Studies, Minorities & Backward Communities.

No. of Ph.D. students:    (a) Supervised: Nil       (b) Ongoing: Nil

No. of M.Phil. students: (a) Supervised: NA       (b) Ongoing: NA.

No. of Publications:        (a) Articles Published in Professional Periodicals: 25        (b) Books (Including Edited Jointly ones): 05        (c) Articles in Edited Volumes: 08

Achievement & Awards:

Professional Experiences:

Administrative Experiences:

Selective List of Publications:

            Books (Including Edited Jointly ones):
  1. New Thrust Areas of Population Education, with Sinha A. & A. Roy, North Bengal University, Burdwan University, 1997.
  2. Medicinal Plants Suitable for Cultivating in Northern Bengal, with Das A.P., A. Sen, C. Ghosh& S. Sen, North Bengal University, 2006.
  3. UttarbangeChashjogyaEkshataBheshajaUdvid (Bengali), with Das A.P., C. Ghosh& R. Biswas, North Bengal University, 2008. North Bengal University.
  4. Continuing Education : Some Thoughts, with Mukhopadhyay D,  Kolkata: Indian Adult Education Association, New Delhi & IAEA, West Bengal State Branch, 2009.
  5. Shikad/ LoksanskritiBishoyakPrabandhaSankalan, with NanadadulalDebnath, Siliguri: N L Publishers, 2016.

    Articles Published in Professional Periodicals:

  6. "Impact of Large Sized Multipurpose Co-operative Society Limited (LAMPS) on a forest village of Jalpaiguri District”, North Bengal University Review, December 1986, 7(2): PP 161 – 170.
  7. “YatiyaBayskashikshaKaryakramBastabayanePaschimDinajpurJelarChartiGraminByabaharikSaksharataPrakalpa” (Bengali), Madhuparny (special issue on West Dinajpur District), 1395, 22 (1): pp 13 – 24.
  8. “BayaskaShikshaKarmasuchiEbam Cooch Behar JelarDaridra Jana Samaj” (Bengali), MADHUPARNI Special Cooch Behar District No. 1396, 23(1): pp 479 - 487.
  9. “SakalerUpoyogiSamajGadtePryojanGanasaksharata” (Bengali), Paschimbanga,, 1991, 24(34):  pp 650 – 652.
  10. “Prasanga :GanasaksharataAviyan” (Bengali), Swastha O Manush, 1991, 6(4): pp 30 – 33.
  11. “Literacy – The Key to Development”, Social Welfare, 1992, Vol. XXXIX, No. 6: pp 15 – 16 & 27.
  12. “PaschimDinajpurJelarSthanantaritaJanagoshthi” (Bengali) MADHUPARNI, 1992 Special PaschimDinajpur Number. 1399, 25(IV): pp 143 – 153.
  13. “SamajikVikasheSarbikSaksharataEbamLoksanskritirBhumika” (Bengali), SAMBID, 1995, 1(1): pp 57 – 63.
  14. “JalpaiguriJelaySarbikSaksharataAbhiyan” (Bengali), UNMESH, 1403/ SharadSamkhya: pp 28 – 36.
  15. “Darjeeling JelaySaksharataAndolan” (Bengali), MADHUPARNI, 1996 Darjeeling District Number, 30(1): pp 404 – 408.
  16. “Educational Innovation for Sustainable Development: An Indian Experience”, Indian Journal of Adult Education, Vol. 59, No. 4, October – December 1998, pp 25 – 36.
  17. “Amar Dekha Thailand” (Bengali), Uttarswar, 1405, 4thSharad Number:  pp 140 – 145.
  18. “SaksharataBanamSakalerJanyaShikshaEbamJibanbyapiShiksha” (Bengali), Paschimbanga, 2005,39(1): pp 13 – 16.
  19. “GrundtvigerShikshaChintayGanaShikshaPrasareMatriBhasha” (Bengali), Sambartika, 2007, 8(3): pp 37 – 40.
  20. “JatiyaGyan Commissioner Suparish: VishvyayanerNayaUpanibeshbadi  DasTairirKoushal” (Bengali),Sambartika, 2007, 9(3): pp .
  21. “Status of Women of SC, ST and Muslim Communities and their Role in Development Process: A Case Study of Four Bengal Villages” with Sk. SahadatHossain& Ms. BijoyaBiswas, Journal of Lifelong Learning, 2009, 1(1), pp 48 – 63.
  22. “Shakshar Bharat Mission : Natun Sure PurataniGaan”(Bengali),Sambartika, 2009, 11(3): pp
  23. NariShikshaSamajikBikasheApariharyaHatiyar” (Bengali),Smaranika, DakshinDinajpurChaturdashBoimela , 2010.
  24. “Impact of Infrastructural Facilities in Achieving Education for All: A Study of SSA under Siliguri Educational District”, ProudhaShiksha, 2010, 53(8): pp 30 - 38.
  25. “Response of Girl Children to Elementary Education: A Study of SarvaShiksha Mission, Siliguri Educational District”, Indian Journal of Adult Education, 2012, 73(4): pp 51 – 65.
  26. “Uttarbanger Muslim NariSamaj: PaschadpadaJanapaderEkPaschadpadaJanagosthi” (Bengali), SrijaniDhara, 2013, 1(1): pp 49 – 54.
  27. “Interactive Role of Population Education”, Adult Education and Development, 2014, 32(1 – 4): pp 11 – 21.
  28. “MusalmanNaam O TaarPadabi” (Bengali), SAMBARTIKA, 2015, 17(2): pp 162 – 169.
  29. “EkushAndolanPrekshapateDu’tiSmaraklipiEbam Pakistan Communist Partyr Abadan” (Bengali), SAMBARTIKA, 2016, 18(1): pp 17 – 20.
  30. “Lifelong Learning and Adult Education for Achieving the Millennium Development Goals: The Indian Perspective” Journal of Lifelong Learning, fourth coming issue (in press)

    Articles in Edited Volumes:

  31. “Role of Universities in Post Literacy Continuing Education – Problems and Perspectives: Some observations from North Bengal” in Asoke Bhattacharya and Dr. TandraMitra (eds) Role of Universities in Post Literacy Continuing Education – Problems and Perspectives, Calcutta : Adult, Continuing Education and Extension Centre, Jadavpur University, 1992.
  32. “ChaturthaViswaNariSammelan O BharatiyaNariSamaj” (Bengali), in PrakashAdhikary (ed) SwapnachhayaPrabandhaSamagra, Kolkata: Biswagyan, 2002.
  33. “Family Life Education with particular emphasis upon age at marriage, family relationshipsand equality of sexes”in Alok Kumar Sinha, Dr. Anjali Roy and Mr. Mahbub – Ul – Alam (eds.) New Thrust Areas of Population Education, University of North Bengal & University of Burdwan, 1997.
  34. “BangladesheSarbikSaksharataAndolan” (Bengali) in BirenChanda (ed) Vishay: Bangladesh, Kolkata :NayaPrakasan, 2002.
  35. “Continuing Education: An Effective Tool for Development and Women Empowerment” in Mukhopadhyay D. &Alam M.U. (eds) Continuing Education : Some Thoughts, Kolkata: Indian Adult Education Association, New Delhi & IAEA, West Bengal State Branch,  2009.
  36. “Universal Education, Civil Rights and the Gender Question: Some Observations from SarvaShiksha Mission of Siliguri Educational District in West Bengal”  in  Mukhopadhyay D (ed) Education For Civil Rights : Role of Voluntary Organisation,  Kolkata: All India Council for Mass Education and Development (AICMED) & Indian Adult Education Association, New Delhi, 2012.
  37. “SaksharatarAlokeMaymansinghaJelarShiksha O SanskritikPatabhumiEbam” (Bengali) in BirenChanda (ed.), Maymansingha: Itihas-Samaj-Sanskriti – 2, Kolkata: Progressive Publishers, 2012.
  38. “Promoting Life Skill-based Education in Rural areas: Some Points for Consideration”, in A. Radhakrishnan Nair, R.J. Solomon, S. Kumaravel and Shreeletha Solomon (eds) Life Skills and Maximizing Potentials of Youth, New Delhi: Excel India Publishers, 2014.