Chittagong Collegiate School and College
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Chittagong Collegiate School and College is a government educational institution in Chittagong, the southern port city in Bangladesh. It provides education from 5th to 12th grade. Established in 1836, it is one of the oldest educational institutes in the country. In 2011 Chittagong Collegiate School and College celebrated its 175 years of establishment.
Chittagong Collegiate School and College was established as Chittagong Government School in 1836. The school was the first English medium high school in Chittagong. Its classes were held in a brick building constructed during the early years of British rule . The school was then shifted to a new location at the southern section of the Markot Sahib Hills. In 1886, the school was relocated to its present location at Ice Factory Road, North Nalapara, near the Chittagong Railway Station, and was named as Chittagong Collegiate School. Until the first decade of the twentieth century, the school was popularly known as the Entrance School.
In 2008 the college section was introduced and Government renamed the school Chittagong Collegiate School & College
The school has a dormitory for the residential students and has a residential area for the teachers. It has a large campus with a large playground. It also has a Mosque. The institution offers its students vocational education as well as academic qualifications. The institution is also undertaking the development of its sports facilities which includes a swimming pool within the school campus. The school field which was filled with sand has been made a grassy playground. The school section offers teaching in two shifts over six days a week to its over 2000 students in its 21 classrooms. The school also has a library, a computer lab, two science labs, three halls and one auditorium. This school also has a well-established debate club named "Collegiate School Debating Society (CSDS)".
- Dr. Muhammad Yunus: Nobel peace prize winner in 2006 for his contribution on poverty alleviation of the ultra poor, Nobel laureate, Founder of Grameen Bank and the Microcredit theory of Economics
- Dr. Abdullah Al Moti Sarfuddin: scientist
- Dr. Jamal Nazrul Islam: scientist and professor of physics and mathematics in Chittagong University.
- Abul Hayat: actor with appearances on television
- Engr. Mosharraf Hossain: politician and businessman
- Nabinchandra Sen: Bengali poet
- Minhajul Abedin Nannu: former cricketer, Bangladesh Cricket Team
Celebration of 175 years
Chittagong Collegiate School celebrated its 175 years in 2011. The ceremony was generated by many ex-students in the websites and social networking sites.
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