The Department of Anthropology at SUST was established in 1995. The first course was offered in 1995 and the first 3 year Bachelor of Social Science and 1 year Master of Social Science Degrees was awarded in 1998 and 1999. Since 1995, more than one thousand students have received Bachelor of Social Science and Master of Social Science degrees. The department hosted a good number world renowned anthropologist over the years and initiated several research activities. SUST has now one of the oldest and most successful undergraduate and postgraduate Anthropology programs in Bangladesh and there is growing interest among students in taking up anthropology as the subject of study. Since its inception, the department has sought to achieve the highest possible distinction for teaching and scholarly research and has accomplished this by extending boundaries of knowledge in both traditional and new fields in the social sciences. We promote the highest academic standards in our teaching, our scholarship, and the connections we build between them. Synchronized with our institution’s rich heritage, the department is committed to produce the country’s leader in all facets, from classroom instruction to national policy setting. Our values-based commitment is to create an optimal learning environment for all students from all over the country and help expand the horizons of knowledge and culture among students, colleagues, and the general citizenry. We devote all of our resources and energies to developing strong mission-driven programs of scholarship (research and creative activities) in the acquisition, synthesis, dissemination, and creation of new research knowledge, coupled with the application of knowledge, and the invigoration of undergraduate and graduate education.