June 9, 2024

School of Social Science, Humanities & Languages (SSHL)

School of Social Science, Humanities & Languages (SSHL)

Bangladesh Open University has six Schools (Faculties) of which the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Languages is one. The School comprises members of different disciplines like Bangla, English, Arabic, Philosophy, Economics, Political Science, Geography & Environment, Sociology, History, Islamic Study, Islamic History & Culture etc. There are a good number of trained academics in this School. Like other Schools of BOU, SSHL is also headed by a Dean.

Formal Programs

1. Master of Arts (MA)/ Master of Social Science (MSS) (Preliminary)

2. Master of Arts (MA)/Master of Social Science (MSS) (Final)

3. LLB (Honours)

4. Bachelor of Arts (Honours)/ Bachelor of Social Science (Honours)

5. Bachelor of Arts (BA)/Bachelor of Social Science (BSS)

6. Bachelor of English Language Teaching (BELT)

7. Certificate in Arabic Language Proficiency (CALP)

8. Certificate in English Language Proficiency (CELP)


Master of Arts (MA)/Master of Social Science (MSS) (Preliminary):

LevelMaster
Year1
Teaching ModeOff and On-Campus
Duration of each Lecture/discussion sessionOne and Half hours
Total Credit Hours36
Number of Lecture Per course16
Courses per Semester (2 Semester per year)6
Total number of courses ( 2 Semester per year)12
Minimum Duration1 Year
Maximum Duration2 Years
Admission TimeOnce in an academic year 
Course FeeTK. 2100.00 per course
Registration FeeTK. 1000.00 per semester
Exam Fee (Per course)Tk. 400.00
Re-exam fees (Per course)Tk. 500.00
Admission formTk. 500.00

Handbook of MA & MSS (Bangla, History, Islamic Studies, Political Science, Sociology)

Master of Arts (MA)/Master of Social Science (MSS) (Final):

LevelMaster
Year1
Teaching ModeOff and On-Campus
Duration of each Lecture/discussion sessionOne and Half hours
Total Credit Hours40
Number of Lecture Per course16
Courses per Semester (2 Semester per year)5
Total number of courses ( 2 Semester per year)10
Minimum Duration1 Year
Maximum Duration2 Years
Admission TimeOnce in an academic year 
Course FeeTK. 2100.00 per course
Registration FeeTK. 1000.00 per semester
Exam Fee (Per course)Tk. 400.00
Re-exam fees (Per course)Tk. 500.00
Admission formTk. 500.00

LLB (Honours) :

LevelGraduation
Year4
Teaching ModeOff and On-Campus
Duration of each Lecture/discussion sessionOne hour
Total Credit Hours120
Number of Lecture Per course24
Courses per Semester (2 Semester per year)5
Total number of courses 40
Minimum Duration4 Years
Maximum Duration8 Years
Admission TimeOnce in an academic year 
Course FeeTK. 2100.00 per course
Allied CourseTK. 1050.00
Registration FeeTK. 1000.00 per semester
Exam Fee (Per course)Tk. 300.00
Re-exam fees (Per course)Tk. 350.00
Admission formTk. 400.00

Handbook of BA & BSS (Honours) ( Bangla, History, Islamic Studies, Philosophy, Sociology, Political Science, Law )

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)/Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) :

LevelGraduation
Year4
Teaching ModeOff and On-Campus
Duration of each Lecture/discussion sessionOne hour
Total Credit Hours120
Number of Lecture Per course24
Courses per Semester (2 Semester per year)5
Total number of courses 40
Minimum Duration4 Years
Maximum Duration8 Years
Admission TimeOnce in an academic year 
Course FeeTK. 1050.00 per course
Registration FeeTK. 200.00 per semester
Exam Fee (Per course)Tk. 300.00
Re-exam fees (Per course)Tk. 350.00
Admission formTk. 400.00

Bachelor of Arts (BA)/Bachelor of Social Science (BSS)

LevelDegree
Semester6
Semester duration6 months
Duration  of each tutorial  session1 hour
Total Credit Hours60
Total number of courses20
Minimum Duration3 Years
Maximum Duration6 Years
Admission TimeOnce in an academic year (Jan-Dec)
Course per semester (core and optional)Min.3, Max.5
Course FeesTK. 500.00/Course
Admission FeesTK. 100.00
Registration FeesTk. 100.00
Re-exam fees (Per course)Tk. 100.00
Admission guide with formTk. 100.00


Bachelor of English Language Teaching (BELT)

LevelDegree (Bachelor)
Semester4
Semester duration6 months
Duration of each tutorial session1 hour
Total Credit Hours72
Total number of courses23
Minimum Duration2 Years
Maximum Duration5 Years
Admission TimeJuly-Dec each year
Course per semester (core and optional)Min. 5, Max. 6
Course FeesTK. 300.00/course
Re-exam fees (Per course)Tk. 100.00
Admission guide with formTk. 100.00
Semester feesTk. 50.00
Summer SchoolTk. 250.00
Winter SchoolTk. 250.00


Certificate in Arabic Language Proficiency (CALP)

LevelCertificate
Semester1
Semester duration6 months
Duration of each tutorial session1 hour
Total Credit Hours15
Maximum duration6 months
Minimum Duration2 Years
Admission timeJanuary and July every year
Course per semester2
Total number of courses2
Course feesTk.(1) 750.00 and  (2) Tk. 800.00
Re-exam fees (Per course)Tk. 100.00
Admission guide with formTk. 50.00


Certificate in English Language Proficiency (CELP)

LevelCertificate
Semester1
Semester duration6 months
Duration of each tutorial session1 hour
Total Credit Hours15
Maximum duration6 months
Minimum Duration2 Years
Admission timeJanuary and July every year
Course per semester2
Total number of courses2
Course feesTk.(1) 750.00 and  (2) Tk. 800.00
Re-exam fees (Per course)Tk. 100.00
Admission guide with formTk. 50.00

The CELP Program is designed to help students to acquire the four basic language skills, i.e. listening, speaking, reading and writing, so that they can use English for communication in everyday life.

List of  Faculty members:

Name and DesignationPhone/E-mail
Dr. Md. Zahangir Alam
Dean & Professor (Bangla)
09666730730 Ex.618, 9291108, 01716362217 (cell)
Fax: 88-02-9291122
zalambou70@gmail.com
zahid@bou.edu.bd
Dr. Mamtazuddin Patwari
Professor (History) (PRL)
01731971592(cell)
patwari54@yahoo.com
Dr. Md. Abdur Rashid
Professor (Political Science)
09666730730 Ex.620, 9291108
rashid@bou.edu.bd
Dr. Abul Hossain Ahmed Bhuiyan
Professor (Sociology) (PRL)
09666730730 Ex.621, 8622459 (res)
abulbhyan@yahoo.com
Dr. Salma Ainy
Professor (English)
09666730730 Ex.622, 01819248181 (cell)
seemon81@gmail.com
Md. Anisur Rahman
Professor (Philosophy)
09666730730 Ex.623 , 9291157 (res)
anisur@bou.edu.bd
Dr. Muhammad Sayedul Haque
Associate Professor (Islamic Studies) 
09666730730 Ex.625, 01712061621(cell)
sayedul70@yahoo.com
saydulbou1998@bou.edu.bd
Dr. Nahid Ferdousy
Professor (Law)
09666730730 Ex.628, 01711686329(cell)
nahid329@yahoo.com
Dr. Md. Amir Hossain Sarker
Associate Professor (Arabic)
09666730730 Ex.626, 01913867255 (cell)
sarker@bou.edu.bd
Shaheed Ahmed Chowdhury
Associate Professor (Law)
09666730730 Ex.516, 017117879999(cell)
shaheed@bou.edu.bd
Tanvir Ahasan
Associate Professor (Sociology) 
09666730730 Ex.627, 9137640 (Res.), 01817105105(cell)
tanvir73@gmail.com
Saima Ahmad
Associate Professor (Geography & Environment) 
09666730730 Ex.629, 8959294(res), 01715068585(cell)
saimahmad68@gmail.com
Most. Sabiha Sultana
Assistant Professor (Economics)
01552410004 (cell)
ssrony_bou@yahoo.com
Khan Md. Monoarul Islam
Assistant Professor (History)
09666730730 Ex.630, 01193227171(cell)
islammomoarul@yahoo.com
Md. Zakir Hossain Talukder
Assistant Professor (English)
 09666730730 Ex.118
Ms. Musfiqa Ashraf
Assistant Professor (Sociology)
09666730730 Ex.517
musfiqa311@yahoo.com
musfiqa311@bou.edu.bd
Chand Sultana Kawsar
Assistant Professor (History)
01920709614(cell)
kchandsultana@yahoo.com
Kamruzzaman
Assistant Professor (Islamic Studies) 
09666730730 Ex.631, 01716437368(cell)
withkzaman@gmail.com
Maruf Mia
Assistant Professor (Political Science) 
09666730730 Ex.121, 01731469019(cell)
smmaruf84@gmail.com
MS Tumpa Rani Dey
Assistant Professor (Philosophy) 
09666730730 Ex.122, 01723657444(cell)
tumpadey88@gmail.com
Bayazid Hossain
Assistant Professor (Law)
09666730730 Ex.121, 01722438116(cell)
bayazidh7@gmail.com
MS Khandaker Kohinur Akter
Assistant Professor (Law)
09666730730 Ex.125, 01744527245(cell)
urmee.du@yahoo.com
MS Sanjida Mostafiz
Assistant Professor (History) 
09666730730 Ex.127, 01711960392(cell)
sanjidamostafiz@yahoo.com
MS Ayrin Ahmed
Assistant Professor (History) 
09666730730 Ex.632, 01721354954(cell)
ayrinjeny@gmail.com
MS Shahabanu Eva
Assistant Professor (Political Science) 
09666730730 Ex.633, 01814123993(cell)
shahabanueva@gmail.com
MS Sarmin Akter
Assistant Professor (Sociology) 
09666730730 Ex.125, 01711167462(cell)
aktersarminsoc@gmail.com
Uzzal Kumar
Assistant Professor (Philosophy)
09666730730 Ex,124, 01717920145(cell)
uzzalju35@gmail.com
Md. Kabirul Hasan
Assistant Professor (Political Science) 
09666730730 Ex.128, 01778836113(cell)
kabirul254@gmail.com
kabir.sshl@bou.edu.bd
Ashik Biswas
Lecturer(Philosophy)
09666730730 Ex.129, 01737147531(cell)
ashik.bou@gmail.com
Md. Shahin Alam
Lecturer (History) 
09666730730/124, 01717119862
shahindubou@gmail.com
MS Tahmina Rasna
Lecturer (Political Science)
09666730730 Ex.126, 01733711346(cell)
rasnaju@yahoo.com
MS Suma Karmaker
Lecturer(History)
09666730730 Ex.519, 01920072015(cell)
sumakarmaker.jps@gmail.com
MS Rehena Parvin
Lecturer(Philosophy)
09666730730 Ex.120, 01920813709(cell)
asset772@gmail.com
MS Maksuda Akter
Lecturer(Philosophy)
09666730730 Ex.126, 01820085949(cell)
maksudaphilbou@gmail.com
MS Anika Rahman
Lecturer(Sociology)
09666730730 Ex.131, 01670702056(cell)
connect.anika25@gmail.com
MS Azmira Bilkis
Lecturer(Sociology)
09666730730 Ex.130, 01712636019(cell)
azmirabilkis@yahoo.com
MS Kanis Fatema
Lecturer(Sociology)
09666730730 Ex.123, 01557139767(cell)
kanizkonabd@gmail.com
MS Anwesha Mamtaz
Lecturer (English) 
09666730730 Ex.522, 01874631806
anwesha0016@gamil.com
Md. Fakhrul Islam Patwary
Lecturer ( Political Science) 
09666730730 Ex.521, 01754141489
fakhruldu633@gmail.com
Md. Shekh Farid
Lecturer (Islamic Studies) 
09666730730 Ex.523, 01731373715
shekhfarid48@yahoo.com
Saiful Islam
Lecturer (Islamic Studies) 
09666730730 Ex.524, 01520090767
saifulh92@gmail.com
Nur Mohammad
Lecturer (Islamic Studies) 
09666730730 Ex.525, 01714245699
nurmohammad110840@gmail.com
Ahmad Reza
Lecturer (Islamic Studies) 
09666730730 Ex.526, 01916269216
ahmedreza.du@gmail.com
S. M. Ekramul Islam Rasel
Lecturer (Philosophy) 
09666730730 Ex.527, 01776847494
rasel216615@yahoo.com
Fatin Nawer
Lecturer (Economics) 
09666730730 Ex.528, 01798595079
fatinnower21@gmail.com
Officer:
Rashidul Gani
Assistant Director
09666730730 Ex.634, 01823888057(cell)
rashidulghani@gmail.com
MS Most. Ayesha Siddika
Assistant Director
09666730730 Ex.132, 01737356800(cell)
ayeshabou.bd@gmail.com
MS Parul Begum
Assistant Director
 09666730730 Ex.818
Muhammad Delwar Hossain
Assistant Director
09666730730 Ex.819, 01913505631(cell)
Mohammad jakirul Islam Sarker
Administrative Officer 
09666730730 Ex.817, 01972503121(cell)
jakirul1973@yahoo.com

Contact Information of the School
Tel: 88-02-9291108 (off.)