Zakir Husain is a Professor at Presidency University since 2018. His teaching career started in 1994, with his appointment to West Bengal Education Service. Thereafter, he has served in Rabindra Bharati University, Institute of Development Studies Kolkata, Institute of Economic Growth New Delhi, and Indian Institute for Technology Kharagpur. In between, Zakir was a Senior Consultant in the Prime Minister’s High Level Committee chaired by the late Mr. Justice Rajinder Sachar (2005-2006), and member of the West Bengal State Planning Board (2007-2011). In 2009, he was awarded a NUFFIC scholarship by the Netherlands government to visit Wageningen University to attend a workshop on Sustainable development. He also visited Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata for six months in 2012-13 as a Visiting Scientist.