Md. Esraz-Ul-Zannat
Assistant Professor
Department of Urban and Regional Planning
Khulna University of Engineering & Technology (KUET)
Khulna -9203, Bangladesh. Phone: +880-41-769468-75, Telex: 665
Cell: +8801712688268, Fax: +880-41-774403, Mail : [email protected],[email protected]
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If God, for a second, forgot what I have become and granted me a little bit more of life, I would use it to the best of my ability. I wouldn't, possibly, say everything that is in my mind, but I would be more thoughtful of all I say. I would give merit to things not for what they are worth, but for what they mean to express.
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Md. Esraz-Ul-Zannat
(মোঃ এস্রাজ-উল-জান্নাত)

Professional Urban Planner (Enlisted by BIP)
Board Member (Research & Publication)
Bangladesh Institute of Planners (BIP)

Assistant Professor
Department of Urban and Regional Planning (URP)
Faculty of Civil Engineering
Khulna University of Engineering & Technology (KUET)
Khulna-9203, Bangladesh
Cell : +8801712688268, +8801919688268
Tel : +880-41-769468-75, Telex : 665
Fax : +880-41-774403
Email : [email protected], [email protected]
Skype : srazuz

CV of Md. Esraz-Ul-Zannat








I have been experienced majorly in GIS, Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry and its applications in water and environment, but I don't like it as much as I should do.

Currently I am a faculty member (Assistant Professor) of the department of Urban and Regional Planning (URP), Khulna University of Engineering and Technology (KUET), Khulna-9203, Bangladesh.

Previously, I was employed as GIS and RS Specialist in Institute of Water Modelling (IWM). I was an Adjunct Faculty of the Public Health Department under Faculty of Science & Engineering, ASA University Bangladesh (ASAUB) as well.

I did my post graduation in Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka in 2012, where my research topic was "A Study on Land Use Policies of Khulna Structure Plan 2000-2020 in the Light of Climate Change Induced Flood Scenario". I am graduated also in Urban and Regional Planning (BURP) in the same department from the same university in 2007 with having research titled as "Localization of Socio-economic Facilities of Narsingdi District: An Approach to Regional Growth Analysis".

I have more than 6 years of professional experience in the field of Urban Planning, GIS & Remote Sensing, and climate change. I started my career as GIS analyst at Golden Harvest Scankort GIS Ltd. in 2007 and later on I joined in Autodesk Bangladesh: Win-Win Infosys Ltd. as instructor of AutoCAD Map 3D & Civil 3D in the same year. Afterward I switched to Data Experts (Pvt.) Limited (datEx) in 2008 and was involved as Assistant Urban Planner & GIS Specialist in two large projects viz. Detail Area Plan (DAP) followed by Dhaka Metropolitan Development Plan (DMDP) for Dhaka Metropolitan City & Pourashava Master Plan (a project of LGED) for 2 years. I joined IWM in November, 2009 as Junior GIS and Remote Sensing Specialist.

Urban Planning, GIS & Remote Sensing, Climate Change, Spatial Analysis, Spatial Database Management, Python Scripting Language

Along with research and teaching experience I have more than 9 years’ experience in the field of Geospatial (GIS, Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry) Applications, Surveying, water management and planning, Urban Planning, and Land Use Planning as well.

I am having teaching experience as an adjunct faculty of ASA University under the programme of Master of Public Health in the subject of Application of GIS and Remote Sensing in Public Health. I was trained at home both with local and overseas faculties on Environmental Application of Remote Sensing, Basic Training on AutoCad Civil 3D & AutoCad Map 3D, Urban growth modelling using Dinamica etc. I Imparted training on Geographic Information System and Remote Sensing, both to the local and overseas faculties, to the staff of the Institute of Water Modelling as regular routine HRD programme and to the different organizations of Bangladesh. I carried out my master’s research titled A Study on Land Use Policies of Khulna Structure Plan 2000-2020 in the Light of Climate Change Induced Flood Scenario which is associated with climate change, land use, damage assessment, and land use policies etc.

I have been working under various projects with different assignments including maintaining the survey data to produce high quality outputs, preparation of associated data bank, producing location maps, contour maps, Digital Elevation Model, Geo rectification & classification of Satellite Images and other GIS & RS related activities.

I have extensive knowledge of working with GIS tools and software like ArcGIS 10 and 10.1, ERDAS Imagine, AutoCAD Map 3D and Civil 3D, Dinamica etc. I wished to explore different software for upcoming tasks when it requires.

As an academician, researcher and professional, I was involved in many projects: Few of the major Project that best illustrate my capability to handle the tasks assigned:

• Consultancy Assignment on “Developing a Waterbody Management Tool, Waterbody Management Guidebook and Training for City Corporation Officials” by GIZ Bangladesh, Barisal City Corporation (BCC), Bangladesh

• ‘Preparation and Supplying Digital Elevation Models (DEMs) of (i) the Ganges-Kobadak Irrigation Project (GKIP) and (ii) the Teesta Barrage Project (TBP)’ A project of the Mott-Macdonald, a UK based Consultancy Firm

• “Forecast based Preparedness – a new finance mechanism for improved disaster preparedness in Bangladesh” A project of the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) and German Red Cross (GRC) Noakhali, Bangladesh

• Rampal 1320MW Thermal Power Plant (Second Phase), A project of the Government of Bangladesh. Rampal, Khulna, Bangladesh

• Preparation of Development Plan for Fourteen Upazilas” A project of Urban Development Directorate (UDD) Bogra, Bangladesh

• Pro-Poor Market-Based Solutions for Fecal Sludge Management, Funded by SNV (Netherlands Development Organization) Khulna, Bangladesh

• Detailed GIS Mapping for LIC Units in Some Selected Slums (eight slums) in Dhaka City Technical Support Services Limited (Techsus Ltd.), Dhaka, Bangladesh

• Studying the Cause of Water Logging at Matshya Bhaban Campus, Arabpur Jashore with Proposed Design and Drawing of the Structures for Removing Water Logging And Preparation of Design, Drawing, Estimate & Supervision of Fish Fry and Fingerling Sale Center at Chanchra, Jashore, Jashore, Bangladesh

• Research on Disaster Prevention/Mitigation Measures against Flood and Storm Surges in Bangladesh, Bangladesh

• World bank and UGC funded IQAC project under HEQEP in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at KUET Bangladesh

• Urban Growth Modelling to Determine City Runoff in the Future

• Research with CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization ), Australia on Integrated Water Resources Assessment in Bangladesh Urban Growth Modelling to Determine City Runoff in the Future

• Collaborative Research on Flood Resilience in Urban Area (CORFU)

• Kalni-Kushiyara River Management Project by Using Mathematical Model and State-of-the-art Survey Technique

• Technical and Financial Proposal for Index Based Flood Insurance Product for Sirajganj District – Phase II

• ADB: Strengthening the Resilience of the Water Sector in Khulna City to Climate Change

• Topographical and Physical Feature Survey and Mapping for Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP)

• Water Management Improvement Project

• Preparation of Master Plan for Pourashavas under Upazila Town Infrastructure Development Project (UTIDP), Package:7

• Preparation of Detailed Area Plan for Dhaka Metropolitan Development Planning (DMDP) Area: Group B and part of D;

As an academician, researcher and professional, I carried out different tasks in aforementioned major projects: Few of the major tasks that best illustrate my capability to handle the tasks assigned:

• Urban Growth Modelling

• Land Use Planning

• Geo-processing, spatial analysis and GIS modelling

• Customizing and executing of different type of spatial analysis and ArcGIS interface

• Spatial tool development using ArcGIS modelling

• 3D Surface Analysis

• GIS Mapping, coordinating and supervising of data processing and collections

• Remote Sensing data geo-referencing, processing, interpretation and its application

• Management and storing of Spatial Data.

• Design & development of reports.

• Training and technology transfer to the clients.

• Metadata base design and development.

• GIS Project Management, Planning, monitoring, budgeting and Reporting.

• Land Use Plan, Environmental Drainage Master Plan, Traffic Management plan preparation

• Structure Plan Policy and Proposal Formulation

• Urban Area Plan and Detailed Area Plan preparation

• Conducting extensive field survey

• Conducting and participating different seminars and workshops

• Carrying out different type of socio-economic, demographic and spatial data analysis

• Data modelling especially population projection and future growth prediction

• Technical and financial proposal writing

Last Update: 06 Feb 2019