Dr. Md. Mozammel Hossain Bokul (Sazzad Bokul)
Mass Communication & Journalism

Education Summary  
M.S.S. (DU), PhD (IBS, RU)

Research Interest  
Film, Music, New Media, Advertising, Newspaper
Level Institution Year
(Doctor of Philosophy)
Institute of Bangladesh Studies, University of Rajshahi 2014
(Masters of Social Science)
Dept. of Mass Communication and Journalism, University of Dhaka 2000

Experience in Rajshahi University

Duration Organization/Institute Position
2022-09-14 to Department of Mass Communication & Journalism PROFESSOR
2017-06-17 to 2022-09-13 Department of Mass Communication and Journalism ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
2012-10-31 to 2017-06-16 Department of Mass Communication and Journalism ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
2009-10-31 to 2012-10-30 Department of Mass Communication and Journalism LECTURER

Experience in other Organization/Institute

Duration Organization/Institute Position
2009-07-01 to 2009-10-30 Daily Kaler Kantha (A Dhaka Based National Daily Newspaper) Shift-In-Charge of News Desk (Senior Sub Editor)
2007-06-07 to 2009-07-13 Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI), A Dhaka Based Govt. Organization Under Ministry of Industry Editor (Head of Publication and Public Relations Department of Standard Wing, a 1st Class Officer Post)
2007-02-25 to 2007-06-06 Scholasctica Group (Based in Dhaka) Assistant Manager (Media Relations)
2003-10-01 to 2007-02-28 Daily Prothom Alo (A Dhaka Based Leading National Newspaper) Senior Sub-Editor at News Desk
2001-05-16 to 2001-11-28 Daily Jugantar (A Dhaka Based National Newspaper) Intern and Trainee Sub-Editor
1998-11-26 to 2003-12-25 Smart Media Production House (A Dhaka Based TV Program Production House) TV Program Scriptwriter, Advertising Copyrighter and TV Program Assistant
1998-07-22 to 2000-12-20 Daily Ajker Kagaj (A Dhaka Based Now Defunct National Newspaper) Cultural Reporter

Book Chapter

1. Sazzad Bokul (Pen Name) "মুনতাসীর মামুনের শিশুসাহিত্য (Juvenile literature of Muntasir Mamoon)" edited by Md. Mahbubar Rahman, published from Bangladesh Charcha, Dhaka, May 2021.

Published: May 2021
2. Dr. Md. Mozammel Hossain Bokul "বাংলাদেশের শিশুতোষ চলচ্চিত্র: মুহম্মদ জাফর ইকবালের কলমে ও মোরশেদুল ইসলামের ক্যামেরায় শিশুর মনোজগতের রূপায়ণ (Bangladeshi Cinema for Juvenile: A portrayal of child's imagination through the pen of Muhammad Zafar Iqbal and the lens of Morshedul Islam.)" আখ্যানের চলচ্চিত্রায়ণ (Filming of Narratives)' edited by Sushil Saha, published from Diya Publication, 44/1, Beniatola Lane, Kolkata, India.

Published: September 2019


1. Dr. Md. Mozammel Hossain Bokul "Music Consumption on Digital Platforms: A Study on Bangladeshi University Students" INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RESEARCH AND INNOVATION IN SOCIAL SCIENCE (IJRISS), Volume VII Issue VII, July 2023, India. DOI: ISSN No. 2454-6186.

Published: July 2023
2. A B M Saiful Islam, Md. Mozammel Hossain Bokul, Pradip Kumar Panday "নারীর প্রতি সহিংসতার সংবাদ: বাংলাদেশের মুলধারার সংবাদপত্রের উপর সমীক্ষা (News on violence against women in newspapers: Survey on mainstream newspapers in Bangladesh)" Social Science Journal, Faculty of Social Science, University of Rajshahi, Vol. 25, December 2022, SSJ-ISSN 1728-1474.

Published: December 2022
3. Dr. Md. Mozammel Hossain Bokul "রাজশাহীর চলচ্চিত্রচর্চার পাঁচ দশক: একটি ঐতিহাসিক পর্যালোচনা (Five decades of film culture of Rajshahi: A historical review)" Journal of Sthanio Itihas (Local History), Issue 25, December 2021, Heritage: Archives of Bangladesh History Trust, Rajshahi, ISSN: 2071-8586.

Published: December 2021
4. Md. Mozammel Hossain Bokul "Music Industry on Digital Platform: A Study on Five Major Music Labels of Bangladesh" Rajshahi University journal of social science and business studies, Vol. 27 (2019), pp 95-119.

Published: December 2019
5. Dr. Md. Mozammel Hossain Bokul "Liberation war based films of Bangladesh: An analysis of visualization trend of peoples war’’ (in Bangla)" Social Science Journal, Vol-20, ISSN: 1728-1474, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh

Published: November 2016
6. Dr. Md. Mozammel Hossain Bokul and Dr. A B M Saiful Islam "Film ‘Ghetuputra Kamala’: Symbolic representation of homosexuality’’ (in Bangla)" Institute of Bangladesh Studies Journal, Issue: 23, ISSN: 1561-798 X, Rajshahi University, Bangladesh

Published: June 2016
7. Dr. Md. Mozammel Hossain Bokul "Films of Bangladesh: Background, expectations and things to do’’ (in Bangla)" Bangladesh Film Archive Journal, Vol. 9, Issue: 10, ISSN: 2974-2134, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Published: June 2016


1. Dr. Sazzad Bokul (Pen Name) "বাংলাদেশের চলচ্চিত্রচর্চার পাঁচ দশক (Five decades of film culture of Bangladesh)" Quarterly magazine ‘Nabanna’ on art and literature, Vol. 33, Issue 4, October 2021, edited by Shitangshu Chakrabarti and others, published by Nitish Roy, West Bengal Mass Culture Council, Kolkata

Published: October 2021
2. Dr. Sazzad Bokul (Pen Name) "একশ বিশ বছরে কতটুকু এগোলো রাজশাহীর চলচ্চিত্র? (What is the progress of Rajshahi's films in one hundred and twenty years?)" Little magazine ‘Mahakalgarh’ of Rajshahi District Shilpakala Academy, Vol. 1, Issue 1, August 2021, edited by Asad Sarkar.

Published: August 2021
3. Dr. Md. Mozammel Hossain Bokul (Editor, By Pen-Name Sazzad Bokul) "Nagorik (Citizen, published in Bangla)" Souvenir for the ‘Ritwik Honorary Award and International Film Festival-2016’, organized by Ritwik Ghatak Film Society, Rajshahi, Bangladesh

Published: November 2016
4. Dr. Md. Mozammel Hossain Bokul (Editor, by Pen-Name Sazzad Bokul) "Dissolve (in Bangla)" Souvenir for the ‘Beyond Border Film Festival’ jointly organized by Rajshahi University Film Society and Dept. of Mass Communication and Journalism, Rajshahi University, Bangladesh

Published: November 2015
5. Dr. Md. Mozammel Hossain Bokul (By Pen-Name Sazzad Bokul) "Practicing History of Bangladesh in Films (in Bangla)" Patharekha, An open magazine on society, economics, literature and culture, Vol. 19, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Registration No. DA, Dhaka-6124

Published: March 2015
6. Dr. Md. Mozammel Hossain Bokul (Editor, by Pen-Name Sazzad Bokul) "Long Shot (in Bangla)" 3rd Anniversary souvenir of Rajshahi University Film Society, Rajshahi, Bangladesh

Published: December 2014

Film: Making and Reading (MCJ-516)

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Advertising and Copywriting (MCJ-512)

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Editing-I (MCJ-204)

Course on News Editing

Reporting (MCJ-1003)

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Scientific and Technical Communication (MCJ-308)

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Information and Communication Technology (MCJ-302)

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Contemporary World Affairs (MCJ-307)

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Editing-II (MCJ-305)

News Editing

Research Engagement by Own

Achieved PhD degree in 2014 from Institute of Bangladesh Studies, University of Rajshahi, under supervision of Dr. Pradip Kumar Panday (Professor of Mass Communication and Journalism Dept. University of Rajshahi). My Research title was ‘Representation of People’s War in Bangladeshi Films Based on Liberation War’ (Dissertation written in Bangla). 

Research Supervision:

Supervised some Masters level thesis of students of my department. Currently supervising two M.Phil researches titled ‘Sangbadpotre Alongkoron’ (Page Make-Up of Newspaper) and ‘‘The Role of Communication Media in Creating Public Awareness of Using Underground Water: A Study on the Barind Region’’ under our department. 

Reviewing Research Articles:

I have reviewed research articles of the Bangladesh Film and Television Institute Journal (BCTI- a Government organization), Department of Theatre and Performance Studies Journal of the Jatia Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University, Trishal, Mymensigh, Bangfladesh.

Magazine and Newspaper Write-Ups

Published so many write-ups on film, culture and other issues in little magazine, periodicals of Govt. and non-organizations and also in local and national newspapers of Bangladesh.

Other Affiliations:

1. Worked as an Editorial Board Member of the Bangla journal ‘Local History’ published by Heritage Archives, Kazla, Rajshahi;

2. Member, Communication for Development and Good Governance (CDGG), a volunteer organization;

3. Elected as Joint Secretary, Rajshahi University Teachers Association (RUTA) Executive Committee (2019- till now);

4. Served as Acting Provost of Shaheed Shamsuzzoha Hall, University of Rajshahi, 3-7 March 2010;

5. Served as House Tutor of Shaheed Shamsuzzoha Hall, University of Rajshahi, 18 January 2010- July 2010;

6. Served as Cultural Secretary of Rajshahi University Club, from 2016-2017;

7. Served as Executive Committee Member of Mass Communication and Journalism Alumni Association, University of Dhaka, during 2010.

8. Founder and President, Rajshahi University Film Society (from 2011 to till now);

09. Founder and President, Rajshahi University Film Archive (from 2017 to till now);

10. Founder, Agrani School and College Film Society, Rajshahi (2018);

11. Founder, North Bengal International Universoty Film Club, Rajshahi (2018).

Resource Person in Training Sessions:

Conducted training sessions as Resource Person for journalists, civil society members and religious leaders in different districts of the country (Jashore, Kurigram, Lalmonirhat, Nilfamari, Dinajpur, Rangpur, Satkhira, Rajshahi) organized by News Network (, Dhaka with the financial help of European Union from 2018 to 2020.

Trainee in Training Sessions/Workshops:

 1. Author Workshop on “Fundamentals of Writing Research Articles for Top Journals” organized by BUET and Elsevier, on 10th August 201.

2. ‘TTT II: Modern didactic teaching methods- a practical workshop’, organized by DW Akademie, Germany in collaboration with Department of Mass Communication and Journalism, University of Rajshahi, held in Dhaka, Bangladesh on September 11-13, 2017.

3. Training on ‘Introduction to Scientific Working’, organized by DW Akademie, Germany in collaboration with Department of Mass Communication and Journalism, University of Rajshahi, held in Rajshahi, Bangladesh on August 20-23, 2017.

4. 'Training on ‘The Conscience of Journalism: Media Ethics, Media Laws and its Practice in Bangladesh’, organized by DW Akademie, Germany in collaboration with Department of Mass Communication and Journalism, University of Rajshahi, held in Rajshahi, Bangladesh on August 01-04, 2016.

5. Training on ‘The Modern Multi-Medial Website: How to Teach Radio- and TV- Journalism’, organized by DW Akademie, Germany in collaboration with Department of Mass Communication and Journalism, University of Rajshahi, held in Rajshahi, Bangladesh on November 02-10, 2016.

6. Workshop on ‘Teaching and Learning at Tertiary Level’, organized jointly by DW (Deutsche Welle), Germany, University of Rajshahi and MRDI held in Dhaka, Bangladesh on October 15-17, 2015, conducted by Thorsten Karg, Project Manager, DW Akademie, Germany.

7. ‘Workshop on Research Ideas, Strategies, and Practices’, organized by Institute of Bangladesh Studies (IBS) of University of Rajshahi under the Enhancing Research Capabilities of the IBS project funded by Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project (HEQEP) of University Grants Commission (UGC), Bangladesh, conducted by Professor Dr. Shelley Feldman, Cornell University, USA, held in Rajshahi, Bangladesh, on June 28-29, 2013.

8. Training of the Trainers ‘Filmmaking and TV Journalism for Peace and Tolerance in Bangladesh’ organized jointly by University of California San Diego and Independent University, Bangladesh, held in Dhaka, Bangladesh on January 17-26, 2017.

9. Workshop on ‘Documentary Film Making’, organized by Dhaka DocLab (a South Asian Project Market for Documentary Filmmakers), held in Rajshahi, Bangladesh in 2019.

10. Certificate Course on ‘TV News Reporting’, organized by Bangladesh Institute of Journalism and Electronic Media (BIJEM), Dhaka, Bangladesh, held on 25 March- 24 April 2009, held in Dhaka.

Other Organizational Affiliations:

 1. Bangabandhu Parishad, Rajshahi District Unit (An intellectual unit of the pro-liberation social organization), Position: Member,  Date: March 2014-Till now

 2. India-Bangladesh Friendship Society (An intellectual and social organization based on Dhaka), Position: Life Member, Date: September 2014-Till now

 3. Nazrul Academy, Churulia, Bardwan, West Bengal, India (A literary and cultural organization based on the life and literary works of Rebel Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam), Position: Life Member, Date: March 2014-Till now

 4. Bangladesh Itihas Sommiloni, Rajshahi Branch (A literary, research and cultural organization based on the history of Bangladesh), Position: Vice President, Date: 2015-2016

5. Bangladesh Charcha Pathchakra (A Rajshahi University based literary organization, main advisor is famous writer Hasan Azizul Huq), Position: General Secretary, Date: 2015-till now

Other Works:

 1. Documentary Film Maker


I have made my first documentary film in 2012, which was based on our first intellectual martyr Dr. Shamsuzzoha in liberation war. This film, named 'Dabanol' (Freedom of Fire: Martyr Dr. Shamsuzzoha and Our Independence'), was released by our country's famous movie publisher Laser Vision in 2013. This is the only film based on our glorious historical event of Mass Uprising of 1969. This film is being telecasted in our country's private TV channels in every year from 2012.

            Now I am making three more documentary films based on the life sketch of our great national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam (Rebel Poet). Made some other documentary films, such as on 9th convocation of Rajshahi University (produced by Rajshahi University), on Heritage Archives (produced by Heritage Archives).  

2. Lyricist


One of my lyrics has been tuned by renowned music director Pronob Ghosh which was vocalized by popular singer Badsha Bulbul in his album 'Bather Shraban'. The song was on the aired on BTV, Channel I and ATN Bangla. Other lyrics were tuned by other renowned music directors such as Milton Khandoker, Lucky Akhand, Md. Ishaq, Azmir Babu and so on. I have enlisted as lyricist of Bangladesh Television (the State-run TV Channel) in 2014.


3. Rhyme Writer


Numerous rhymes were published in almost all national dailies such as Prothom Alo, Bhorer Kagoj, Sangbad, Ajker Kagoj etc. My first book of Rhyme Collection named 'Ek Hari Chora' has been published by Koli Prokashoni.


4. Story Writer


I have written story also. One of my science fiction stories (named 'One Day of Year 3010) has been published in our country's most popular monthly magazine 'Rahosso Potrika' in April 2012 issue.


All of my literary works were published by my Pen Name earlier by AHSAN SAZAD & now by SAZZAD BOKUL.

Country Visited

India, Bhutan, Thailand, Malaysia, Germany.

Personal Details:

Father's Name                                     : Md. Ismail Hossain

Mother's Name                                    : Late Monwara Begum

Birth Town                                            : Rajshahi

Permanent Address                             : Sampriti, 338/A-4, Dharampur,

                                                              Post Office: Binodpur Bazar,

                                                              Police Station: Motihar, District: Rajshahi.

Marital Status                                      : Double, 2 Children (Rimjhim and Roudra)

Spouse                                                 : Dr. Jannatul Jahan Reapa

Nationality                                          : Bangladeshi (By Birth). 


(1) Professor A. A. M. S. Arefin Siddique, PhD

Former Vice Chancellor, University of Dhaka; and

Chairman, Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (State Owned News Agency), Dhaka, Bangladesh. Cell: 01552348894.


(2) Pradip Kumar Panday, PhD

Professor and Ex. Chairperson, Department of Mass Communication & Journalism, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. Cell: +88-01718540841


  • MCJ-204 (Editing-I)
  • MCJ-512 (Advertising and Copywriting)
  • MCJ-516 (Film: Making and Reading)