Faujdarhat Cadet College
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|Faujdarhat Cadet College|
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|Established||April 28, 1958
at Faujdarhat in Chittagong
|First principal||William Maurice Brown|
|Area||185 acres (0.749 km2)|
Faujdarhat Cadet College, is a selective high school (grade 7 to grade 12), modeled after public schools in the UK (according to the Public Schools Act 1868), financed partially by the Bangladesh Army, located at Faujdarhat, near Chittagong, in Bangladesh.
Faujdarhat Cadet College boards 300 boys between the ages of 12 and 18 (50 in each year for grade-7 ) through a nationwide admission test composed of written, oral and medical examinations.
The school is headed by a Principal, appointed by the Adjutant General's Branch of Bangladesh Army. It contains four houses, each headed by a housemaster, selected from among the senior members of the teaching staff.
All students wear a uniform similar to cadet officers in military acadeimy in academic hours, short sleeves in afternoon games and sports, and long sleeves with tie during evening activities. There are some variations in the school dress worn by boys in authority.
Members of the teaching staff wear a form of school dress when teaching.
Faujdarhat Cadet College was the first cadet college to be established in erstwhile East Pakistan. It was established on April 28, 1958 by New Zealander William Maurice Brown. Until 1965, it was known as the East Pakistan Cadet College. Its history is recorded in the form of personal reflections appeared in the following publications:
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- Mohammad Ataul Karim, A Steeplechase Story, Katskill, December 2008. ISBN 9843000029319.
Faujdarhat Cadet College is situated on the Dhaka - Chittagong grand trunk road. Chittagong city center is half an hour away. Bangladesh Military Academy (BMA) is 2 km away. Straight ahead of Faujdarhat Cadet College, the Bay of Bengal is about 1 km away. Exact location: latitude 22°24'1.68"N; longitude 91°45'43.70"E
There is a museum in the college, situated just beside the auditorium. Some of the items in the museum are pictures of ex-cadets and a list of cadets from 1958 to the present.
The dining hall is named after the first principal of FCC as 'Colonel Brown Hall'. Five meals are served every day.
The library is a collection of references and archives containing more than ten thousand books known as 'Rab Pathagar'.
- Rabindra House (formerly, Babar House), house color yellow, emblem a lion.
House motto: Strike And Strive. Named after Rabindranath Tagore.
- Nazrul House (formerly, Shahjahan House), house color blue, emblem a jaguar.
House motto: They Live Who Dare. Named after Muhammad Shahidullah.
- Shahidullah House (formerly, Akbar House), house color red, emblem a tiger.
House motto: We Shall Never Surrender.
- Fazlul Hoque House (formerly, Ayub House), house color green, emblem a panther.
House motto: Never Give In. Named after A. K. Fazlul Huq.
In between Fazlul Hoque House and Nazrul House, the Dining Hall is located.All houses and Dining Hall are connected by covered paths so that cadets don't face difficulties during the rains.This covered path extends to connect the Teaching Block too.
From 2003, the cadet colleges were converted to the English version of the National curriculum.
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The school is popular with the Bangladesh Army as many of members of the armed forces have come from Faujdarhat.
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- Dr. Gowher Rizvi, Rhodes Scholar, advisor, Prime Minister of Bangladesh
- Dr. Fakhruddin Ahmed, Rhodes Scholar
- Dr. AMM Shafiullah, former Vice Chancellor, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology 
- Dr. Taufiq Ali, Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations, Geneva
- Dr. Atiq Rahman, environmentalist, winner - "Champion of the Earth" award.
- Dr. Muhammad Azadul Islam, Chair, Department of Physics, State University of New York - Potsdam, New York.
- Dr. Shahriar Huda, Professor of Statistics and Operations Research, Kuwait University
- Dr. A. Z. M. Iftikhar-ul-Awwal, former Chairman, Department of History, University of Dhaka; Former Director General, Bangladesh National Museum.
- Lt. Gen. (Retd.) A S M Nasim, Bir Bikram, psc., former Chief of Army Staff
- Dr. Hossain Zillur Rahman, former Advisor, Bangladesh Caretaker Government
- Barrister Anisul Islam Mahmud, former Foreign Minister
- Mustafa Kamal, Ambassador, Thailand
- Zakiul Islam, President, Association of Mobile Telecom Operators of Bangladesh (AMTOB) and Head of Corporate Affairs, Banglalink
- M Anwarul Haq, former Bangladesh Press Minister to India
- Md. Taslimuddin Chowdhury, Editor, Dainik Purbokone
- Lt. Gen. Mollah Fazle Akbar, DG DGFI
- Capt. (Retd.) Aminul Islam, Additional Director, National Security Intelligence
- Major General Ashab Uddin 24 Infantry Division
- Md. Shahidur Rahman Khadem, national record holder (400m and 800m sprint)
- Commodore Abu Zahur Nizam BN (Retired)
- Commodore Mohiuddin Rajib, Commodore Commanding Khulna (COMKHUL), Bangladesh Navy
- Ahmed Kamal Khan Chowdhury, Prime Bank Ltd.
- M Ehsanul Haque, Managing Director, Prime Bank Ltd.
- Syed Shamsuddoha, Chairman and CEO, TTJ Computing and Consulting, Wellington, New Zealand
- Nizam M.Selim, Managing Director of Pioneer Hatchery Limited, Bangladesh.
- Iftekhar Ali Khan, Managing Director, Bay Leasing & Investment limited, Bangladesh.
- General Iqbal Karim Bhuiyan, Present (2013)Chief of Army Staff,Bangladesh Army.
- Mirza Ejaz Ahmed, Former MD, One Bank.
- Majedur Rahman,Managing Director,Premier Bank
- Mahbubul Anam, Vice President,Bangladesh Cricket Board.
- Mohammed A.Moyeen,Director Apollo Hospitals, and International School,Dhaka.
- Ahmed Ismail Hossain,Former MD,United Group.
- Babar Kabir,PhD,Director, BRAC.Dhaka
- Mahbubul Alam,MBA,CPA,ex MD United Leasing.
- Brig. Gen. M. H. Salahuddin, Director General, Anti Corruption Commission, Bangladesh.
- Mr. Anis A. Khan, MD & CEO, Mutual Trust Bank Ltd.
- Major General (retd.) Syed Muhammad Ibrahim,Bir Protik.
- Major (retd.) Mizan.
- Major (retd.) Muneeb.
- Lt.Col. (retd.) Qazi Sazzad Ali Zahir,Bir Protik.
- Lt.Cdr. Mofakhharul Islam Sharif
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