British Council Bangladesh

We have been working in Dhaka since 1951. Today, we have expanded our presence to multiple locations in Bangladesh. We offer a wide range of services and activities across the country, through our offices in Dhaka, Chittagong and Sylhet. 

We have over 6,000 library members and are committed to delivering improved services to them. In September 2014, we will be opening a new state-of-the-art library in Dhaka featuring the best of British. We also run English teaching centres, English language courses and examination operations in Bangladesh. 

We work in partnership with a large number of public, private, non-profit and non-governmental organisations to deliver a portfolio of vibrant and impactful projects and are strongly committed to equal opportunity and diversity in all aspects of our work.

Our work focuses on four key areas – English, education, society and the arts – and we work with three main groups of people. These include:

  • society and community leaders who can bring about changes in social, educational and cultural policy to increase our global connections
  • influencers including career professionals, the media, educators, artists, scientists and business leaders, who we partner with to help maximise the impact of their work and ours
  • young people, either in education or just starting out in their careers, who are opinion formers through their own social networks and potentially the next generation of national influencers and leaders.

To reach more people and to strengthen ties between the UK and Bangladesh by connecting with people from key regions in the country, we will be opening a brand new office in Sylhet in mid 2015.