Department of Criminology

About the Department

The Enhancement of quality teaching, learning and research capacity of the recently established Department of Criminology sponsored by the World Bank under the HEQEP project, value: Taka 8 million

  • Understanding Crime Trends in Dhaka City sponsored by Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP), value: Taka 0.9 million


Departmental Activities:


Orientation Program:

The Department of Criminology arranges orientation programs for undergraduate and graduate students by its own capacity. In the undergraduate orientation programs the department warmly welcomes the fresher and provides an opportunity to exchange view among the students, and between the teachers and students. The aim of the undergraduate orientation program is introducing the newly admitted students with campus facilities such as use of the central library, university medical centre, university physical fitness centre etc,. In addition, the students know about discipline, proctorial rules, ethics, morality, etiquette, manners etc. from various sessions.


Arranging Colloquium:

The Department of Criminology arranges monthly colloquium where public intellectuals and scholars in different fields lecture on contemporary issues. These colloquiums aim to provoke students’ intellectual capabilities, to think about the contemporary world and changes, to understand how people around the world as well as Bangladesh are coping and reacting with this changes and in this context how the nature of crime is changing and what would be the proper mechanism of preventing crime etc. For example, on 1 November 2014, the Department of Criminology organized a colloquium on “Technology and Crime.


Co-curricular Activities (CCA):

The Department of Criminology encourages the students to participate in different games and sports events (i.e., football, cricket, handball etc).  Hence, the students regularly participate in “Inter Department Football Tournament” and “Inter Department Cricket Tournament”. In a similar fashion, the department encourages the cultural development of the students in the arena of literature, music, dance, debate etc.  In February, 2015, Ms. Zerin Anni, a second year student, visited India participating Bangladesh-India collaborated “International Mother Language Day Festival” program named “Torch Run for Peace”. Another Student, Ms. Sumaiya Iqbal, a second year student, has been selected preliminary to attend the prestigious Bhutan Youth Conclave 2015.


Department Contact Info

Dr. Md. Ziaur Rahman
Professor & Chairman
University of Dhaka, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh

Tel: 880-2-9661900/6609

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