The teaching at the Department provides application-oriented form of advanced education, linking teaching to applied research. The overall goal of the Department is to provide students with the opportunity to critically compare theory and conceptual approaches on the one hand and practice on the other, and to introduce and discuss their own experience.
The Department promotes its mandate by inviting scholars from across Bangladesh as well as the world over to participate in seminars, special lectureships, conferences and research projects in order to stimulate a flow of human resources amongst academic, government, business, and civil society organisations.
At present the Department has the following internal and pull-in research specialization and capacities:
- Public Policy
- Trade and WTO Issues
- Small and Medium size Enterprises
- Informal Economy
- Parliamentary Process
- Poverty Analysis
- Project Management
- Social Security
- Child Development issues
- Gender Studies
- Local Governance
- Banking and Industrialization
- Comparative Politics and Development