The history of the country is as old as it is eventful. Bangladesh has a four thousand years old history. In the ancient age the region was settled by Dravidian, Tibeto-Burman and Austro-Asiatic peoples. It is believed that the word 'Bangla' or 'Bengal' derived from the word BANG, the Dravidian speaking tribe that settled in the area around the year 1000 BC. The origin of Bangladesh consist the kingdom of Gangaridai that was formed in the 7th century BC. Bengal was later the part of Gupta Empire and Harsha Empire from 3rd to 6th centuries CE. Later on, in 12th century, Arab Muslim merchants established Islam in Bengal. By the 16th century, the Mughal Empire controlled Bengal, and Dhaka became an important provincial centre of Mughal administration.
The Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission (BSEC) was established on June 8, 1993 under the Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission Act, 1993. The Chairman and Members of the Commission are appointed by the government and have overall responsibility to administer securities legislation.