Institute of Social Welfare and Research (Dhaka University)

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Institute of Social Welfare and Research is one of the oldest institutes of the University of Dhaka. It is the apex institution for the Social Work education in Bangladesh. It offers Graduation, Post-Graduation,M.Phil and PhD degrees to students in social welfare/Social Work.

The institute is situated in New Market area in the capital, adjacent to the gate-3 of Border Guard Bangladesh headquarters. It is situated in the same premises of two female dormitories of the University of Dhaka, Begum Fajilatunnessa Mujib Hall and Bangladesh- Kuwait Maitree Hall and detached from the main campus of the University of Dhaka.


The College of Social Welfare and Research Centre was established in 1958 as a constituent college of the University of Dhaka.

Later in 1973, the college was made an institute of the University of Dhaka and renamed as the Institute of Social Welfare and Research.[1] A separate premises was allocated to the Institute, where the Academic Building with one Men's and one Girls' hostel for the institutes' students were constructed by the end of 1974, where after the Academic activity of the Institute commenced in the said premises.

The academic Building was attached with a large open field within the premises, which became the only after-noon recreational place for inhabitant of the adjacent residential locality New Paltan.In the years 1997 and 2008 two four storied Girls' students Hall of the Dhaka University namely Bangladesh Kuwait Maitree Hall and Begum Fajilatunnesa Mujib Hall respectively, were constructed in that field covering the whole area.This had made the entire premises a congested area, destroying the earlier beauty of the premises.


  • A K Ahamadulla Library
  • Seminar Room
  • Cyber Centre


  • Journal of Social Development

Extra curricular activities[edit]

  • Social Welfare Debating Club
  • Social Welfare English Club
  • YES, TIB-Social Welfare
  • Social Welfare Cricket Team have become champion of the Intra-department cricket match of Dhaka University in 2017. Some prominent player was Abdullah al Masud, Mohammadullah Nirob, Robiul Islam, Didar.

Social Welfare Alumni Association(SWAA)[edit]

Social Welfare Alumni Association is a platform of the former students of the institute. Professor M A Momen is the president and Jahangir Murshed is the General Secretary of the association.

Notable alumni[edit]


External links[edit]

Coordinates: 23°43′54″N 90°22′50″E / 23.7318°N 90.3806°E / 23.7318; 90.3806