Department of Geology started its journey on 23 April 1949 under the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Dhaka. Since its establishment in 1949, this department has been the prime centre of excellence for teaching and research in various fields of Geology. Starting with a 2-year B.Sc. pass degree programme in 1949-50, the department subsequently introduced 2- Year M.Sc. in Geology programme in 1957-58, 3-Year B.Sc. Honours in Geology programme in 1967-68, 1-Year MSc in Geology in 1970-71, 4-Year BS Honours in Geology programme in 1996-97, and 1-Year MS in Geology programme in 1999-00. Currently the Department, under the Faculty of Earth and Environmental Sciences, offers 4-Year BS Honours in Geology, 1-Year MS in Geology (with specialization in different fields) along with MPhil and PhD courses.