I am a university teacher and have intention to continue research work in a developing country like Bangladesh. We have few resources and rare funding in doing research in tertiary level. Not only government but also private organization is not interested to invest money in basic research work. So it is difficult for a new researcher to continuing his/her work. There are also other factors that hinder someone desires to be a researcher here. Therefore he/she have to struggle to raise fund and other related activities. The salary of teacher is not standard in Bangladesh in perspective of expenditure. That is another reason that makes one silent in this area. However, there are many people who are enthusiastic and energetic to continue his/her dream and passion. As a result, hardworking and determination sometimes makes one happy and contribute to the society.
Case study 1
Now I am a co supervisor of a master student who is doing his thesis work. He wants to study the neuro-pharmacological action of medicinal plant extract on mice. Everyday he has to feed animals and come to university. One day he fell in problem because it was public holiday and he has no access to feed the animal and I was shocked because it is our continuous work. Sometimes we have to face other problems. For example hartal or nationwide strike that slows our activities to a great extent. No students want to come to University because of fear, insecurity and others. In this condition it is really hard to do continuous work.
Case study 2
Last day I was hurry because the next day was hartal day. Sometimes people are so arrogant that they burnt public transport before hartal day. So we have to cautious about risk at the road. I have five experiments and estimated time was 5 hours. But I have to close work within 3 hours because of early returning home. I felt sad but nothing to do in that circumstance.
Moreover, I am still optimistic and doing my work as usual. I just spreading concept to my students who are very much interested. In that way we will overcome all obstacles in our path.