- October 1996- December 2000: Doctoral research on “Bearers of Change: The Field Workers of NGOs in Bangladesh” at the Department of Geography, University of Durham, Durham, UK under Commonwealth Scholarship.
- May 1992-December 1993: MSc. in Rural and Regional Development Planning from the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand (with award winning Grade Point Average of 3.92 out of 4).
- January 1990 to December 1991: MSc. in Geography from Dhaka University, Dhaka, Bangladesh with thesis “Role of NGOs in The Rural Development of Bangladesh: A Case Study in Income Generation”, ranking First in the First Class.
- January 1986 to December 1989 : B.Sc. (Hons) in Geography from Dhaka University, Dhaka, Bangladesh ranking First in the First Class.