The professor, brother-in-law of Dr. Momen, served as UGC member from 2008 to 2014 and joined as Vice-Chancellor of North East University, Sylhet on August 18, 2016. He retired from the RU in 2008.
Prof Shibly hailed from Nabiganj Upazila of Habiganj district. His wife Najia Khatun served for long in Dhaka Women College and Nursery School and College, Rajshahi University. His son Shakur is a professor at a US university.