About Asiatic Society of Bangladesh

The Asiatic Society in Bangladesh was established in 1952. At that time it was known as the Asiatic Society of Pakistan. After liberation of Bangladesh it was renamed Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. Scholars like Professor Ahmed Hasan Dani, Professor Muhammad Shahidullah, Professor ABM Habibullah, Professor Abdul Halim, Professor W. H. A. Shadani, Professor I. H. Zuberi and others played the leading role in establishing the Society. The mission of the founding scholars was to make the organisation a centre of learning, specialising in Asian studies.

The Asiatic Society of Bangladesh is a non-political and non-profit research organization. A premier learned body committed to generation and dissemination of knowledge in the country, the Asiatic Society is managed by a 17-member Council elected by general members. This Council is the apex body of the Society. The tenure of the Council is two years. The President guides the Society and its Council in accordance with the provisions of the Society's Constitution. The General Secretary is the executive head of the Society. Policy matters are decided by the Council. There are several standing committees to help the Council implement its policies. The Council normally meets once a month. The office bearers and members of the Council work on honourary basis.