The Department is actively engaged in teaching and research. It offers courses at undergraduate levels in tune with national objectives and requirements. The Department offers a four year BSS Honours programme, a one year MSS (Master of Social Science) programme. Presently, the Department also offers courses at M.Phil. and Ph.D. levels. The department also offers a certificate course. The courses offered by the department include conceptual and theoretical fields, and cross-cultural issues. It may be mentioned that since the academic session 1993-94 the Department has been successfully conducting a joint scholarship programme with the Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (BIISS) funded by the Ford Foundation.