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Dhaka College, located in Dhaka, is one of Bangladesh's most important and earliest higher educational institutions. It offers four years Honors and one year Masters program in various majors; also offers H.S.C. level. The college is affiliated with the National University. Several thousand students study here, it has a number of student halls and many students participate in Central and National politics. Dhaka College was established by Dr. James Taylor (Civil Surgeon at Dhaka) in 1835 as an English School (at present Dhaka Collegiate School). Dr. James organized a local Committee of Public Instruction with the help of district magistrate Mr. Grant. The school building was built partly out of public donations on the grounds of an English factory. The school rose to college status in 1841 and buildings were completed in 1846, with the aid of the Bishop of Calcutta. In the first graduating class there were both Muslim and Hindu students, as well as a number of foreign students, mainly from Armenia and Portugal. The college was relocated in 1873 to a large building to the east of Victoria Park in order to accommodate the physics and chemistry laboratories. Later it shifted in 1908 to Curzon Hall while the science departments were housed in the present chemistry building of the University of Dhaka. In 1921 the college shifted again to the present High Court Building. During the Second World War it moved to Siddique Bazar. At present, it has its own campus near Dhaka New Market
- Department of Accounting
- Department of Bengali
- Department of Botany
- Department of Chemistry
- Department of Computer Science
- Department of English
- Department of Economics
- Department of Finance
- Department of Geography
- Department of History
- Department of Islamic History and Culture
- Department of Linguistic
- Department of Mathematics
- Department of Marketing
- Department of Management
- Department of Microbiology
- Department of Political Science
- Department of Psychology
- Department of Philosophy
- Department of Physics
- Department of Statistics
- Department of Sociology
- Department of Social Work
- Department of Zoology
The Library of Dhaka College was established in 1841 at the time of establishment of the College. There are 30,000 (Thirty Thousand) books in the library with well decorated reading room. Every Department has a library of their own.The libraries are always supported the students and as well as developed their studies. Various kinds of cultural and educational plans are also held in library.
Residential student halls
Total number of residential student halls are 7.
- 1.South Hall
- 2.North Hall
- 3.International Hall
- 4.West Hall
- 5.Elias Hall
- 6.Shaheed Farhad Hossain Hall
- 7.Southern Hall
Sports And Extracurricular Activities
Dhaka college has four buses to carry the students from different places of Dhaka city.
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- Sheikh Kamal, Freedom Fighter, Founder of Abahani Limited (Dhaka)
- Sheikh Jamal, Freedom Fighter, 2nd son of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
- Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, 3rd President of the Maldives
- Humayun Ahmed, writer
- Sayeed Al Noman, read MPhil-Oxford University (St Cross College); Doctoral Fellow, London School of Economics (LSE); Founder-East Delta University (EDU), Chittagong
- Mir Masoom Ali, professor, statistician, and educator
- Ghulam Murshid, Author, scholar, professor and journalist
- Naziruddin Ahmed, first registrar of the University of Dhaka
- Syed Modasser Ali, ophthalmologist
- Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury, writer, columnist, philosopher, and lyricist of the bangla song "Amar Bhaiyer Rokte Rangano Ekushey February")
- Sir Krishna Govinda Gupta, ICS, Member, Secretary of State's Council, UK (1907)
- Zahiruddin Ahmed,Headmaster,Jorhat Govt Boys School,Jorhat,Assam.He was conferred with Khan Sahib in January,1939 and Khan Bahadur in June 1944 as an outstanding educationist.
- Rezaul Haque, cricketer
- Anwarul Iqbal, BPM (Bar), PPM was an adviser (2007–2009) to the interim Caretaker Government of Bangladesh
- Muhammed Zafar Iqbal, scientist, writer
- Abul Kalam Shamsuddin, journalist, author
- Meghnad Saha, FRS, physicist, best known for his development of the Saha equation, used to describe chemical and physical conditions in stars.
- Debapriya Bhattacharya, regional editor of the Oxford Development Studies, Member of the Editorial Board, South Asian Studies, Colombo and Chairperson of the EU-LDC Network.
- Muhammad Abdul Mannan, Fellow and Examiner of the Royal Australian College of General
Practitioners, Melbourne, Australia
- Brig Gen Md. Rakibur Rahman, Bir Protik (Retd), Bangladesh Army
- Sa'd Bin Ard, poet, photographer, story writer
- Justice A F M Abdur Rahman,Barrister-at-Law.Justice of Bangladesh Supreme court
- Akhtaruzzaman Elias, Bangladeshi author.
- Shaukat Osman, Bangladeshi novelist and short story writer.
- Prasannaa Kumar Roy, first Indian Principal of Presidency College, Kolkata
- Abdullah Abu Sayeed, educator, social worker, winner of 2004 Ramon Magsaysay Award
- Abu Rushd Matinuddin, Bangladeshi novelist and short story writer.
- Ashraf Siddique, Bangladeshi folklorist.
- M.U. Ahmed, an educationist and scholar of psychology and the founder of Clinical Psychology Movement in the subcontinent. Prof Ahmed has developed an oriental method of drugless treatment named as 'Medistic Psychotherapy' for mental patients. He is also the author of several 'Case History' books.
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