Asiatic Society of Bangladesh
The Asiatic Society of Bangladesh is a non political and nonprofit research organization registered under both Society Act of 1864 and NGO Bureau, Government of Bangladesh. A premier learned organization in the country, the Society is managed by a 17-member council elected by members. The tenure is for two years. While the day-to-day affairs are managed by the General Secretary and Secretary, the policy matters are being discussed and adopted by the Council. There are several standing subject committees to help the Council in undertaking its policies. The Council meets mandatorily at least once a month. The office bearers and members of the Council work on honorary basis.
As a promoter of scholarly pursuits in the country the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh from time to time elects scholars to the distinction of Fellowship in appreciation of their distinguished contributions to knowledge and human understanding.
At present the Society has 1034 members of whom 606 are for life and 428 are general members.