1st International Conference of Social Sciences on Transforming Bangladesh into a Middle Income Country

20-21 June 2020

Venue: Central Auditorium, SUST, Sylhet

Organized by

School of Social Sciences

Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST)

Sylhet 3114, Bangladesh

About the Conference

Between 1972 and 2019, Bangladesh raised its dollar per capita income eightfold, reduced poverty by more than third, increased life expectancy by more than 47 percent, and enhanced gross primary school enrolment by over 80 percent. These remarkable development achievements came up favorable with outcomes in less developing countries. This progress, fighting against frequent natural calamities and poor governance in general, is a testimony to the resilience and determination of a dynamic young nation, which stimulates the hope that with continued determined efforts Bangladesh can look forward to further gains in development.

Along with this focus on growth, effort must also continue to ensure that the benefits of growth are more widely shared. While Bangladesh has done well in raising per capita income and improving human development, measured against comparable per capita income countries, its long-term performance regarding poverty reduction is relatively weaker.

What policy and institutional reform challenges are there for higher growth rates? What additional reforms are needed to increase the impact of growth on poverty? The answers to these questions require analyzing and understanding the past development performance to look at what worked and what did not work and why. The objective of this conference is to contribute to these analyses and understanding of policies and institutions in Bangladesh.

Conference Sub Themes

  1. Social and Cultural Progress
  2. Exchanging Social and Cultural South
  3. Development Performances, and Change
  4. Reforming Public Sectors
  5. Social Innovation, Change, and Resilience
  6. Society and Equity
  7. Livelihood and Network Societies
  8. Risk Society: Nutrition and Environment
  9. Linguistics and Sub-altern Studies and other related issues

Abstract Submission

An abstract of no more than 250 words outlining the context, aims, methods, findings, and implication should be sent by March 15, 2020. While preparing the manuscript, authors are requested to follow the guidelines below

  • Font should be Times New Roman, size 12, space 1.5, and referencing style APA 6th version
  • All submission should be done in micro-soft word file (.docs), (Please note that jpg or pdf file is not accepted)

Submission can be done through email: dean-soc@sust.edu, nahmed1973@gmail.com

Important Dates
Abstract submission deadline 15 March 2020
Notification of the abstract 1 April 2020
Full paper submission 30 April 2020
Last date of registration 1 June 2020
PPT submission 4 June 2020
Registration fees
Types Fee
International participants
(Participants from SAARC countries will get 50% waiver)
US $200
Faculties, professionals, and practitioners of Bangladesh BDT 2500
University/College students of Bangladesh BDT 2000
Payment System

Registration fees can be paid through bank Transfer

A/C Holder: 1st International Conference of Social Sciences on Transforming Bangladesh into a Middle Income Country

Account No: 5632502000591

Branch Code: 56325

SWIFT Code: 200913076

Bank Name: Sonali Bank Ltd. SUST Branch,Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet 3114 Bangladesh


The proceedings of the conference will be published in two forms: Printed book (only abstracts) and electronic

Selected papers will be published in a reputed journal.

Organizing Committee

Professor Farid Uddin Ahmed

Vice Chancellor, SUST, Sylhet

Professor Dr. Faisal Ahmmed

Dean, School of Social Sciences, SUST

Professor Dr. Neaz Ahmed

Department of Social Work, SUST

Professor Dr. Nur Muhammad Majumder

Head, Department of Anthropology, SUST

Professor Dr. Md. Ashraful Karim

Head, Department of Bangla, SUST

Professor Dr. Mohammad Abdul Munim Joarder

Head, Department of Economics, SUST

Professor Dr. Himadri Sekhar Roy

Head, Department of English, SUST

Professor Dr. S M Hasan Zakirul Islam

Head, Department of Political Studies, SUST

Professor Anwara Begum

Head, Department of Public Administration, SUST

Professor Dr. Laila Ashrafun

Head, Department of Sociology, SUST

Professor Syed Hasanuzzaman

Department of Economics, SUST

Professor Dr. Mohammad Jasim Uddin

Department of Sociology, SUST

Professor Dr. Muhammed Alamgir Toimoor

Director, Institute of Modern Language, SUST

Conference Venue

Conference venue location info and gallery

Shahjalal University of Science and Technology

Kumargaon, Sylhet-3114, Bangladesh


Here are some nearby hotels


Contact Us

Professor Dr. Neaz Ahmed

Department of Social Work

Shahjalal university of Science and Technology (SUST)

Sylhet 3114, Bangladesh

Email: nahmed1973@gmail.com , neazahmed_2002@yahoo.com

Phone: +8801716382906