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Dr. M. Sohel Rana

Dr. M. Sohel Rana

Dr. M. Sohel Rana

Assistant Professor
Department of Business Administration

Dr. M. Sohel Rana

Mobile: 01790-456159


Educational Qualifications:
SN  Degree  Institute Passing Year
1  Ph.D University of Rajshahi  2022
2 Master of Business Administration (MBA) University of Rajshahi  2014
3 Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) University of Rajshahi   2013
4 Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSC) Jashore Board  2009
5 Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Jashore Board 2007

Job Experience:




Assistant Professor International University of Scholars  October 2023- Present
Lecturer Varendra University February 2023 -June 2023
Lecturer Bangladesh Army University of Engineering and Technology July 2022- January 2023
Teaching Assistant(During PhD) University of Rajshahi November 2018–June 2023
Lecturer Pundra University of Science & Technology March 2016 – September 2018


  1. . Rana, M. S., Islam, M. F. and Saha S. K. (2019). Barriers for Developing Halal Tourism in Bangladesh: An Empirical Study. Journal of Business Studies, Vol. 12, No. 1, PP 186-194.


    Tourism is a growing contributing industry to the economy in many developing countries like Bangladesh. In this perspective, Halal tourism can be the key focus area by attracting the Muslim tourists from all over the world similar to many other Muslim majority countries in Asia and Middle East. Due to proper attention of the concerned authority the development of Halal tourism is still in its immature stage in our country. This study tried to find out various barriers for developing Halal tourism practices in Bangladesh. The qualitative data was collected for this study through in-depth interview from the Muslim tourists as well as management practitioners from the different tourism destinations. The government of Bangladesh should take necessary steps to develop halal tourism and take benefits from this growing industry to its economy.

  2. Rana, M. S., Islam, M. F. and Saha S. K. (2018). Halal Tourism Development in Bangladesh: The Conceptual Issues. Journal of Business Studies, Vol. 11, No. 2, PP 37-46.



    Understanding the concepts of halal tourism will have a momentous bearing on the attaining sustainable development goal and employment opportunities for them who are involved in its development process. Thus, the concept of halal tourism can stimulate the conventional concepts of tourism, and bring socio-economic and environmental well-being of the host community ensuring sustainable development of a particular country. However, research on halal tourism is extremely limited in different context. Thus, the aim of this paper is to identify the prospects of halal tourism development in Bangladesh. The study has been conducted based on secondary sources of information. Meta analysis reveals that halal tourism is one of the most prospective tourism sectors in Bangladesh that can bring Muslim tourists from the whole world. This paper identifies some weaknesses of halal tourism development and provides some recommendations to overcome those weaknesses. For the development of this potential sector, it needs proper policy formulation, infrastructure development, investment for halal services and facilities in the destination areas as well. Finally, this paper focuses on how halal tourism of Bangladesh can be advanced through appropriate tourism policy whilst also ensuring involvement of the host community.

  3. Rana, M. S. (2017). Branding Islamic Heritage to Promote Tourism in Bangladesh. IOSR Journal of Business and Management (IOSR-JBM), Vol. 19, Issue 7, PP 36-40.



    As Bangladesh is one of the largest Muslim countries in the world it captures many Islamic heritage sites those are renowned all over the world. It includes unique designed mosques, tombs, shrines in almost all the districts of Bangladesh those are very attractive in nature and it can create appeal to the Muslim as well as non-Muslim tourists from home and abroad. This paper explores the concept of Islamic tourism with its various terminologies. The paper also describes briefly the major attractions of Islamic heritage in Bangladesh in front of the national and international tourists.

  4. Rana, M. S., Hossain, M. M., Jewel, R. M. and Islam, M. R. (2017). Evaluating Customers Satisfaction of Electronic Banking: An Empirical Study in Bangladesh. The SIJ Transactions on Industrial, Financial & Business Management (IFBM), Vol. 5, No. 4, pp. 70-75.



    The advent of networks, widely known as the internet, has vastly influenced the way communication take place across the globe. It started a new era for information accumulation and dissemination and envisaged the importance of data management for individuals as well as corporate entities. The tremendous advances and the aggressive infusion of information technology have brought in a paradigm shift in banking operations in Bangladesh. E-banking has become popular because of its convenience and flexibility, and also transaction related benefits like speed, efficiency, accessibility, etc. the emergence of new forms of banking channels such as Internet banking, Automated Teller Machines (ATM), Phone banking and also maturing financial market and global competition have forced bankers to explore the importance of customer loyalty. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the consumers’ perception towards the extent of internet banking usage.

  1. Participated in a day long workshop on ‘Outcome-Based Education’, organised by: Dept. of Business Administration, Varendra University.
  2. Participated in a three-day long workshop on ‘Methods of Instructions (MoI) 2022’ held on 21-23 December 2022, organised by: BAUET.
  3. Participated in a day long workshop on ‘Outcome-Based Education’, organised by: BAUET.
  4.  Participated in training on ‘Effective Teaching Learning: Case Method’, organised by: HEQEP (Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project), Department of Marketing, University of Rajshahi.
Extracurricular Activities: 
  1. Former manager of ‘Marketing Environment Club (Green Volunteers)’, a department based environmental club.
  2. Founder member of RUPA (a campus based presentation organization).