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Established in 1995, Department of Anthropology at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet, Bangladesh has welcomed its 21st intake now and produced about 1000 graduates through 15 batches of students, who are making important contributions in the field of anthropology and beyond both locally and internationally. The Department hosted a good number world renowned anthropologist over the years and initiated several research activities. The Department publishes a bi-yearly reputed journal named ‘Anthropologist’. The library and information center located in the Department cater a good number books and journals. The Department also aspires to host an ethnographic museum and physical anthropology lab in near future.

Message From Head

Anthropologists study human beings from every time period, in every way possible, in all their complexities. The Department of Anthropology at SUST has the promise and potential to contribute nationally and internationally to perceive and promote anthropological knowledge. This Department thrives to attain scholarly excellence and leadership in the discipline, which reflects Department’s longstanding commitment to training students by offering rigorous courses and in organizing seminars, workshops, and conferences and by engaging in serious investigation of the material and imaginary forms of socio-cultural experiences. Our motivation is to engage our students and peer groups toward a better understanding of the world, a world in which the articulation of local cultural forms and identities with global processes is increasingly getting complicated and consequential.


Professor A K M Mazharul Islam

Head of the Department

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