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Introduction

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) started its journey of “excellence through knowledge’’ as Faculty of General Studies (FGS) in 2009. It was renamed as Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) on 26 August 2014. The present Dean of this faculty is Brigadier General Sarkar Muhammad Shamsuddin, ndc, psc. This faculty presently has 43 faculty members and 1057 students. There are total 07 departments under this faculty. Currently six departments are offering BA/BSS (Honours) programs and one department is looking after BA/BSS program for military personnel. Department of Development Studies is offering Master's Program in Development Studies (MDS), which is a self-financed program.

 

Departments at a glance

 

Department of Economics

The Department was launched in the year 2015. Gp Capt Md.Saiful Islam is the present Chairman. This department has total eleven (11) faculty members and three hundred and forty-two (342) students. Total number of batches is four (04).

Department of Disaster & Human Security Management

The Department was launched in the year 2015. Lt Col Md. Alaul Kabir is the present Chairman. This department has total eight (08) faculty members and two hundred and twenty seven (227) students. Total number of batches is four (04).

Department of English

The Department was launched in the year 2016. Associate Professor Dr. Fahmida Haque is the present Chairman. This department has total seven (07) faculty members and one hundred and thirty three (133) students. Total number of batches is three (03).

Department of Development Studies

The Department was launched in the year 2016. Col Abdul Hamid is the present Chairman. This department has total nine (09) faculty members and one hundred and twenty seven (127) students. Total number of batches is three (03). The Department also offers a Master's Program in Development Studies (MDS), which is a self-financed program. This is a two-year Master's program having four semesters. Total number of Batches is two (02).

Department of Public Administration

The Department was launched in the year 2016. Lt Col Md. Mahmud Hassan is the present Chairman. This department has total four (04) faculty members and one hundred and thirty eight (138) students. Total number of batches is three (03).

Department of Sociology

The Department was launched in the year 2017. Assistant Professor Josinta Zinia is the present Chairman. This department has total four (04) faculty members and ninety (90) students. Total number of batches is two (02).

 

Programs

BA/BSS (Honours) Programs

All The departments of this faculty run four years BA/BSS (Honours) programs which are divided into eight (08) semesters. There are two semesters in a year. Duration of each semester is six (06) months.

Master's Programs

At present Department of Development Studies is conducting Master’s program of two years which is self-financed and classes are conducted on weekends (Friday and Saturday). Department of Economics and Department of Disaster & Human Security Management will launch Master’s programs from the year 2019. 

 

Number of Students

The Number of seats in all departments for all batches and programs is fifty (50) in each section. Only the Department of Economics has two sections with the seat capacity of fifty (50) each. The batch wise number of students of all departments is as follows:

BSS (Honours) in Development Studies:127

  • Batch 2016          : 41
  • Batch 2017          : 39
  • Batch 2018          : 47

 

Masters of Development Studies (MDS): 50

  • Batch 2017          : 26
  • Batch 2017-18    : 24

 

BSS (Honours) in Disaster & Human Security Management: 227

  • Batch 2015          : 92
  • Batch 2016          : 36
  • Batch 2017          : 49
  • Batch 2018          : 52

 

BSS (Honours) in Economics: 342

  • Batch 2015          : 79
  • Batch 2016          : 74
  • Batch 2017          : 92
  • Batch 2018          : 97

 

BA (Honours) in English: 133

  • Batch 2016        : 40
  • Batch 2017        : 45
  • Batch 2018        : 48

 

BSS (Honours) in Public Administration: 138

  • Batch-2016          : 40
  • Batch-2017          : 47
  • Batch 2018          : 5

 

BSS (Honours) in Sociology: 90

  • Batch 2017        : 42
  • Batch 2018        : 48

 

Teachers

All the programs of FASS are conducted by a group of highly esteemed and qualified faculty members. There are forty three (43) in-house and thirteen (13) adjunct faculties engaged in imparting lessons to the students. As a subject specialist respected Pro-VC also conducts classes benevolently in various departments.

 

Total number of Officer/Staff

Presently, seven (07) Officers and twenty four (24) staff are providing services to the faculty and departments for enabling better education by the faculty and creating better learning environment for the students.

 

Facilities

Class rooms of BUP are well furnished and air conditioned fitted with multimedia. Digital attendance system and latest software are used to monitor student’s attendance and performance assessment. BUP has a rich library and the required facilities for research.