The Center for Advanced Research in Arts and Social Sciences (CARASS) was established as an independent organization under the auspices of the University of Dhaka as per a resolution of the Syndicate in 2003. It is a specialized organization and the umbrella body for higher research in Humanities and Social Science disciplines at the University of Dhaka.
The Center is located at its own building inaugurated by the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on 14 November, 2012. It is situated in the compound of Teachers-Students -Center (TSC) of the University. CARASS provides facilities for higher research in various areas of Humanities and Social Science disciplines. It supports and conducts researches , holds seminars and workshops, and offers training courses on research methodologies. It also maintains links and establishes network with similar centers, institutes and organizations.
CARASS is also aimed at establishing and promoting exchange programmes with academic, research, training institutes and think tank organizations at home and abroad. Overseas researchers can work here with limited office and accommodation facilities.