Dhaka College

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Dhaka College
Logo of the Dhaka College
Established 1841
Type Public
Principal Ayesha Begum
Location Dhaka, Bangladesh
Coordinates: 23°44′N 90°23′E / 23.733°N 90.383°E / 23.733; 90.383
Nickname DCian
Website www.dhakacollege.edu.bd

Dhaka College is a public college in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It offers bachelor's degrees and master's degrees. It also has HSC program. It is affiliated with National University. Currently Ayesha Begum is the Principal and Md. Akbar Hossain is the Vice Principal of the college.[1][2]


Dhaka College in 1904

Dhaka College was established by Dr. James Taylor, a Civil Surgeon at Dhaka, in 1835 as an English School.[3] He organized a local committee with the help of the then district magistrate Grant. The school got the college status in 1841. The buildings were completed in 1846 with the aid of the Bishop of Calcutta.

The college was relocated in 1873 to a large building to the east of Victoria Park (present-day Bahadur Shah Park). It shifted to Curzon Hall in 1908. In 1921 the college shifted again to the present High Court Building. During World War II it moved to Siddique Bazar. Currently its own campus is near Dhaka New Market.[3]

Academic Departments[edit]

  • Department of Accounting
  • Department of Bengali
  • Department of Botany
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of English
  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Geography & Environment
  • Department of History
  • Department of Islamic History and Culture
  • Department of Arabic & Islamic Studies
  • Department of Library & Information Science
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Management
  • Department of Political Science
  • Department of Psychology
  • Department of Philosophy
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Statistics
  • Department of Sociology
  • Department of Zoology

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The Library of Dhaka College was established in 1841 at the time of establishment of the college. There are around 30,000 books.


Residential student halls[edit]

There are seven residential halls:

  • South Hall
  • North Hall
  • International Hall
  • West Hall
  • Elias Hall
  • Shaheed Farhad Hossain Hall
  • Southern Hall
  • Sheikh Kamal Hall


Dhaka college has 04 buses to transport students from different areas of Dhaka city.

Notable alumni[edit]

Notable faculty[edit]