Welcome to The Department Of Social Work

History of the Department

The Department of Social Work was initially started as a college of Social work under the affiliation of University of Rajshahi in 1964. It was then located within a tin roofed building. At present the Department is located at the ground floor of the second Arts Building viz. Momtazuddin Kala Bhaban. The college of Social Work was started under a ‘special officer’ professor Badaruddin Umar. The first Principal of the College was Dr. A. Mazid Khan; later on he was an Education, Planning and Religion minister of Bangladesh. The next principals were late Dr. A.B.M. Saifullah (1967) and Professor A.S.M. Nurul Islam (1969).

In1969 the Department of Social Work was jointly started as the Department of Social Work and Sociology under the headship of Professor Fazlur Rashid Khan.

In 1972 the Department of Social Work was evolved as a separate and independent department under the faculty of Arts. Late Mr. Kazi Hasibul Hossain was the first head of the Department of Social Work and the second head was Professor A.S.M. Nurul Islam (1973).

From 1973 to 2004, the Department was headed by 22 Chairman. The first chairman was Dr. Muhammad Ali Akbar and the 22th Chairman is Professor Dr. Md. Fakrul Islam.

Location

The Department of Social Work is located at the ground floor of the Momotazuddin Arts Building of Rajshahi University campus