Faculty Established

1970

Total Departments

16

No of Students

6238 (Approx)

Faculty Strength

243

About Faculty of Social Science

The Faculty of Social Sciences is one of the oldest, largest, and most diverse academic units at the University of Dhaka. Since its foundation on 2 October 1970, the Faculty has expanded in size and importance to include a wide range of academic disciplines that study human culture, society and politics, and that are theoretically based and empirically well-founded. The Faculty has set its goal to impart interdisciplinary knowledge, skills, and values to students in order to contribute to their academic and professional development.

Dr. Sadeka Halim
Dean, DUFSS

Professor of Sociology Dr. Sadeka Halim has been serving as the first ever woman dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences since 30 September 2017. She took charge as an elected dean on 13 December 2017, while earlier she served as acting dean of the faculty.​

She also served as a lady information commissioner from 2009, till 2014 on deputation in the Information Commission in Bangladesh.

Dr. Sadeka Halim’s major research fields are Gender, Environment & Development. Her research interest covers wide range of issues covering, Right to Information, Gender equity, sociology of minorities, forestry, rafficking of women and children, women in education, women and rural electrification, indigenous peoples’ rights in Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT), and in the plains in Bangladesh. She worked as a Gender Expert for DFID, ILO UNDP, OXFAM (Canada), NCB, NORAD, HEKS, IFAD, SDC, Save the Children UK, Save the Children weden, Denmark and USAID, UN Women & UN ESCAP. She conducted a number of evaluation studies of which “Gender mainstreaming of policies of The World Bank, UNDP, FAO and the Line Ministries of GoB” is a prominent one. 

Bengali Journal
English Journal

Social Science Journal (Bengali)

The Faculty of Social Sciences publishes two regular journals. The most recent issue of annual Bangla journal is titled Samajik Bigyan Patrika (Dhaka University Studies, Part D) Vol. 11 No. 11, has been published in December 2017. The biannual English journal is titled Social Science Review (Dhaka University Studies, Part D) Vol. 34 No. 1, has been published in June 2017. The editorial panels of these two journals are comprised of academics from different disciplines of social sciences of Dhaka University. Professor Dr. Sadeka Halim, Dean of the Faculty, is the Editor of these two regularly published journals. The journals can be collected from the Deans’ Office of Faculty of Social Sciences.

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Social Science Journal (English)

The Faculty of Social Sciences publishes two regular journals. The most recent issue of annual Bangla journal is titled Samajik Bigyan Patrika (Dhaka University Studies, Part D) Vol. 11 No. 11, has been published in December 2017. The biannual English journal is titled Social Science Review (Dhaka University Studies, Part D) Vol. 34 No. 1, has been published in June 2017. The editorial panels of these two journals are comprised of academics from different disciplines of social sciences of Dhaka University. Professor Dr. Sadeka Halim, Dean of the Faculty, is the Editor of these two regularly published journals. The journals can be collected from the Deans’ Office of Faculty of Social Sciences.

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