Md. Shariful Islam is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science at Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur, Bangladesh. He was teaching the courses on Local Governance in Bangladesh, Political Institutions and Processes, Governance Issues, Development Studies and South Asian Politics in Undergraduate and Post Graduate level from 2011 to 2016. He has written three research articles in well-known peer-reviewed journals. He organized different seminars and workshops at the Department of Political Science at Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur. He was also editorial board member of a Journal titled ‘Journal of Social Science’ published by the Faculty of Social Sciences at Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur. He is completing Erasmus Mundus Master Program ‘Joint European Master in Comparative Local Development’ [Master CoDe]—edition 2016-2018 and was awarded Erasmus Mundus Scholarship.