Shahnaj-Husne-JahanArchaeology is a scientific study of the past lifeways through material evidences that people of the past have left behind. Bangladesh is very rich with its archaeological heritage dating from the prehistoric period to the recent past. Problem-oriented research on numerous archaeological sites is yet to be carried out which is not only essential but a prerequisite for understanding the political, social, cultural, and economic history of Bangladesh. ULAB’s Center for Archaeological Studies (CAS) aims to conduct regular archaeological explorations, excavations, and research in order to ¬fill the gaps in the history of Bangladesh. In addition, CAS wishes to strengthen archaeological heritage education, preserve archaeological heritage through community initiatives, develop cultural heritage management policy, and promote sustainable archaeological tourism in Bangladesh.

Prof. Shahnaj Husne Jahan, PhD
Director, Center for Archaeological Studies (CAS)



  • Only research center in country’s private universities dedicated to archaeological research.
  • Offers courses in archaeology for students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Offers hands-on experience for ULAB students in different fields of archaeological research through a specially designed practical course titled Experiencing the Past.
  • Provides a platform for archaeological research to world academia.
  • Creates awareness for preserving the archaeological heritage of the country.
  • Promotes archaeological research through community initiatives.
  • Promotes sustainable archaeological tourism.

Center for Archaeological Studies (CAS) Members

The Universityof Liberal Arts Bangladesh and its curricula are accredited by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh, and approved by the Ministry of Education, Government of People's Republic of Bangladesh.