The government has appointed Professor Dr Md Sharfuddin Ahmed as vice-chancellor of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU).
He is currently serving as chairman of Community Ophthalmology Department of the BSMMU.
A gazette notification was issued in this regard on Monday, saying President, also Chancellor of the BSMMU, Abdul Hamid made the appointment for the next three years.
The order has been issued in public interest that will take immediate effect, it added.
Earlier, Dr Md Sharfuddin served as pro-VC of the medical university. He was also general secretary of Bangladesh Medical Association (BMA).