-An Educational Entrepreneur
Born in Village Purbogool under Patharkandi of Karimganj
District of Assam on December 1, 1973, Mahbubul Hoque
did his matriculation from Karimganj with star marks, HS
(Science) from G.C. College, Silchar, B.Sc(Hons) & MCA
from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) securing first
class second rank in the year 2000.
Mahbubul Hoque is brought up with lots of struggle since
his childhood days. He lost his father when he was
studying in Class VII in the year 1981 who was a govt.
service holder & the only earning source of the family.
Then he started to take tuitions to bear the costs of
his study, he even sold home cultivated vegetables in
the market. Later he also lost his mother while he was
studying in Class XII in the year 1991. To add to his
woes, his elder brother also died suddenly in a tragic
accident suspected to be a conspiracy in September 1998
who was partially helping him financially for his higher
Although he had lucrative job offers in Multinationals &
IT industry, he started his career as an Educational
Entrepreneur. He started Central IT College with one
computer & 4 students in the year 2001. He managed
finance by assembling computers which was sold in the
market to establish a computer lab which had later
become the 2nd largest centre in India under SMU. That
was the mere beginning, after that he did not have to
look back. He continued his struggle in the field of
education & succeeded to achieve milestones one after
In order to strengthen the education infrastructure of
the North East, Mahbubul Hoque set up the Education
Research & Development Foundation (ERDF) in 2005 under
his chairmanship. Today, under the aegis of the
Foundation, he has established the following
Chancellor of University of Science & Technology, Meghalaya;
nominated as Chancellor of the University by His Excellency, the
Governor of Meghalaya, the Visitor of USTM.
Chairman of Regional Institute of Science & Technology, 9th
Mile, affiliated to North Eastern Hill University, Shillong &
approved by All India Council of Technical Education, New Delhi.
Chairman of Regional College of Higher Education, Guwahati, a
professional College affiliated to North Eastern Hill
Founder of two
CBSE affiliated schools at Karimganj namely Central Public
School-Patharkandi & Central Public School-Badarpur.
Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Centre for Coaching & Guidance, Guwahati.
Founder of HOQUE
20 (a scheme to fully sponsor 20 brilliant poor students for IAS
Founder of Centre
For Educational Rehabilitation of strife affected children.
Founder of Prof.
Qoumrul Hoque School of Education
University School of Law and Research
Founder of K.N.
Begum Women's College, Badarpur
a) Prof Qoumrul
Hoque Memorial Scholarship
b) Khairun Nessa Begum Womens Endowment
c) Dr Bhupen Hazarika Fellowship
d) Prof Qoumrul Hoque Memorial Endowment for Microfinance
Established & dedicated :
SD Phukan Science Block
2) Gandhiji Block
3) Sir Syed House (North & South)
4) Prof. Qoumrul Hoque Academic Complex
5) Maulana Azad Block
6) Dr BR Ambedkar Block
7) U. Tirot Singh Boys Hostel
Mr Hoque is also
Chief Patron of a number of professional and research bodies
which have been set up by ERDF.
Former Member, Standing
Committee, National Monitoring Committee for Minorities
Education, Ministry of HRD, Govt of India
Former Member, National
Monitoring Committee for Minorities’ Education (NMCME), Ministry
of HRD, Govt of India.
East Forum for Technical Institutions (NEFTI)
Secretary, Minorities’ Citizen Council (MCC), Assam.
Educlusion Award at Re-engineering India Summit-2014 held at
Singapore from Prof. Thomas L Magnanti, President of Singapore
University of Technology & Design on the occasion of Engineers’
prestigious "NEDFi Award 2015" from Shri B P Muktieh, the
Chairman and Managing Director of NEDFi on August 9, 2015.
Chicago, USA by Federation of Aligarh Alumni Associations in
their thirteenth convention.
Awarded with the
prestigious “Edupreneur Award” by Engineering Watch from Dr.
Shashi Tharoor, Union Minister of State for Human Resource
Development at the Engineers’ Conclave 2013, selected by a jury
of Vice Chancellors of 5 Technical Universities of India & other
high level officials including officials from Ministry of
Communications & IT and Member Parliament, Govt. of India.
Abdul Jalil Choudhury Memorial Award” for the year 2013 from
North East India Emarat-e-Shariah
Educational Leadership Award by MOMEIN, New Delhi handed over by
Chairman, Minority Commission, Govt of India
Awarded by "maeeshat"-India's
1st Magazine focusing Minorities Business & Economy at the 6th
All India Minorities Business Summit & Awards 2014.
Excellence Award when Central IT College was ranked 2nd in all
over India for consecutive 6 years.
the Minority Welfare Society, CABSFORD Public Relations, Public
Relations Society of India, Eid Ujjapan Samiti, Silchar &
various other organisations for his contribution to the field of
education & social work.
Conferences organized by M. Hoque :
guidance & Chairmanship of Mr. M. Hoque, several national and
international seminars have been organised by the Foundation
Seminar on “Biodiversity - Exploration, Conservation &
utilisation of Plant Resources with Special Reference to North
east India.” (2008).
Conference on “Global Warming Climate change vis-à-vis
management of Natural Resources in North East India.”(2009).
“NER VISION -2020 role of Universities & R & D Institutions”.
A Seminar on
“Traffic and Transportation Problems in the city of Guwahati.”
A Seminar on
‘Right to Education and the Role Of Media.’ (2010).
conference on “Empowerment of Minority Women through Education.”
IAS Topper Dr. Shah Faesal with the students of College &
Universities at Guwahati (2010).
Conference on “Educational scenario of Muslims in North East :
Issues, Problems & Prospects” (9th October, 2011)
“Perception of Educational Need of NE India towards creation of
Knowledge based society and sustainable livelihood” (17th
Seminar on Human
Rights (12th February, 2012)
Graduate Congress (29th & 30th May,2012)
on “India -Bangladesh Relations : Beyond Trade and Commerce”
attended by His Excellency Tariq Ahmed Karim, High Commissioner
of Bangladesh to India & His Excellency Shri R. S. Mooshahary,
Governor of Meghalaya (June 13, 2012)
Seminar on “Genres of Belief from a folkloristic perspective”
attended by 43 no.s of foreign delegates (4th & 5th
National Seminar on “Indian Higher Education in the 21st Century
: Constraints and Possibilities” in the event of “North East
Teachers’ Congress-2013” (March 22-24,2013)
“Community Leadership Award” (CLA) to 25 persons of Muslim
Minority Community to give recognition to their pioneering works
in different walks of life and contribution to the development
of the society. (2nd April, 2013)
Conclave on Minority Educational Institutions of NE India (COMEI)
to make a network among the institutions for their overall
growth. (13th April, 2013)
Interest Free Banking (17th August, 2013)
Discourse on Life & Creation of Dr. Bhupen Hazarika (7th
Ten days Research
Methodology Course (December 9-18, 2013)
on “Challenges in Higher Education : A North East Perspective”
(29th Jan, 2014)
2nd North East
Graduate Congress (22nd & 23rd February,2014)
on “Educational Status of Minority women in NE India” (1st
College Principals’ Conclave (23rd July, 2014)
and R&D initiatives :
Mr. Hoque has
already signed MoUs with different national & international
organizations for initiating different R&D activities such as
CSIR-NEIST; CRRI, New Delhi; Bamboo & Cane Development
Institute; Starmass Environment Technologies Corporation, USA;
Hi-Tech Education Centre, Ireland; Confederation of Indian
Industries (CII) and NIIT Ltd. Collaborations with other
national & international organizations & Universities are also
M. Hoque is the
publisher of different journals, News Letters & Magazines which
are released time to time such as Messenger, RISTimes, Future
Beckons, CITCian, Archean, Biovision, Abacus, Invent-Update,
Image, Luit Pran-Padmashree Rongbong Terang, Effective Speaking,
Kabitar Subash & Souvenirs on Climate Change, Global Warming and
NE India; Empowerment of Minority Women, NE Regional Perspective
etc. He had also published articles on different current topics
in leading dailies.
Welfare activities :
Mr. Hoque has
initiated lots of welfare activities like Free education to poor
meritorious students, Scholarships, Endowment Funds,
Fellowships, Emergency treatment & medical assistance for poor &
economically weaker sections of society, Interest free Loans,
Marriage Loans, Awareness Campaigns & rallies/street plays,
Relief drives, All religion prayer meetings etc.
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