Faujdarhat Cadet College

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Faujdarhat Cadet College
Logp of Faujdarhat Cadet College.jpg
a long low white building
The academic block
Deeds Not Words
Location
Upazilla:Sitakunda
District:Chittagong
Bangladesh

Coordinates 22°24′02″N 91°45′44″E / 22.4006°N 91.7621°E / 22.4006; 91.7621
Information
Established 28 April 1958
at Faujdarhat in Chittagong
Opened 1958
First principal William Maurice Brown
Area 185 acres (0.75 km2)
Color(s) Blue
Demonym Faujian
Houses 4

Faujdarhat Cadet College, is a military high school (grade 7 to grade 12), modelled 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.

History[edit]

Faujdarhat Cadet College boards 300 boys between the ages of 12 and 18, 50 in each year for grades 7 to 12. Admission is through a nationwide test composed of written, oral, medical examinations & ISSB.

It was the first cadet college to be established in erstwhile East Pakistan. It was established on 28 April 1958[1] by New Zealander William Maurice Brown. Until 1965, it was known as the East Pakistan Cadet College.

The Principal of the school is ranked Lieutenant Colonel, and is appointed by the Adjutant General's branch of the Bangladesh Army.[citation needed]

From 2003, the cadet colleges in Bangla Desh were converted to the English version of the National curriculum.[citation needed]

Cadets in class room

OFA CGB[edit]

Chairman OFn. Maj.Zulfiqar H. Choudhury (Retd) 10/372 Vice-Chairman OFn. Dr.Sarwar Ahmed 15/631 Vice-Chairman OFn. Brig. Gen. M. H. Salahuddin (Retd.)16/698 Secretary General OFn. Prof. M. Sazzad 27/1317 Joint Secretary General OFn. Ishtiak Ahmed Taher 30/1502 Treasurer OFn. Nayeem Ahmed 28/1366 Publicity & Office Secretary OFn. Imranul Kabir Choqdhury 43/2160 Member OFn. Mamun Ahmed 11/384 Member OFn. Shahriar Akbar Chowdhury 26/1259 Member OFn. Saiful Islam Chowdhury 29/1430 Member OFn. Mahbud Bin Alam 35/1732 Member OFn. M. Fakhrul Haider 39/1940 Member OFn. A.S.M.Faizullah 40/2003 Member OFn. Md. Imrul Kayes 46/2023

Alumni[edit]

  • Mohammad Ataul Karim, Bangladeshi American scientist and Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth with expertise in electro-optical systems, optical computing, and pattern recognition.[2][3][4][5][6][7]
  • Gowher Rizvi, Rhodes Scholar, Bangladeshi historian, scholar and academic. Currently he is the International Affairs adviser to the prime minister of Bangladesh
  • Hossain Zillur Rahman, former advisor, Bangladesh Caretaker Government
  • General Iqbal Karim Bhuiyan (Bengali:ইকবাল করিম ভূঁইয়া),
  • Lieutenant General Atiqur Rahman 1 September 1986 - October 1990,Chief of Army Staff of the Bangladesh Army
  • Lieutenant General Nuruddin Khan October 1990 - April 1994 [2],Chief of Army Staff of the Bangladesh Army
  • Lieutenant General Abu Saleh Mohammad Nasim April 1994 - May 1996 Dismissed after failed Coup and later made Retired by Awami League Government,Chief of Army Staff of the Bangladesh Army
  • Lieutenant General Muhammad Mahbubur Rahman May 1996 - 23 December 1997,Chief of Army Staff of the Bangladesh Army
  • General Muhammad Mustafizur Rahman (appointed army chief from LPR )
  • Lieutenant General M Harun-Ar-Rashid
  • Lieutenant General Hasan Mashhud Chowdhury, Chief of Army Staff of the Bangladesh Army
  • Dr Atiur Rahman, Governer of Bangladesh Bank
  • Dr Anisul Islam Mahmud,Water Resources Minister of Bangladesh
  • Shakoor Majid , Famous writer of travellings,architechture professor & dramatist

The following gallant Old Faujians who died in the War of Liberation for their dearest Motherland - Bangladesh:

OFn. Maj. Md. Abdul Khaleque, 1st batch OFn. Capt. A K M Nurul Absar, 2nd batch OFn. Md. Mosharraf Hossain, 3rd batch OFn. Lt. Md. Anwar Hossain, Bir Uttam, 7th batch OFn. Badiul Alam, Bir Bikram, 7th batch OFn. Capt. Md. Shamsul Huda, 7th batch OFn. Mufti Muhammed Kased, 8th batch OFn. 2nd Lt. Rafique Ahmed Sarker, 10th batch

The following Old Faujians participated in the War of Independence as the member of Niomito Bhahini to FCC seniority :

OFn. Flying Officer Waliullah(01) OFn. Abdur Rab (02) OFn. Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmed (02) Zonal Administrative Officer , Mujibnagar Government of Bangladesh in exile OFn. Capt. Abu Taher Salauddin (04) OFn. M. Mujibur Rahman (04) OFn. Capt. Abu Saleh M. Nasim, Bir Bikram (05) OFn. GC M. Rawshan Yazdani, Deceased (06) OFn. Capt. Ashraf Hossain (06) OFn. GC Quamrul Haq (07) OFn. Second Lt. AM Syeed Ahmed, Bir Pratik (08) OFn. Ali Anwar (08) OFn. Flying Officer SM Iqbal Rashid (08) OFn. Lt. Syed Mohammad Ibrahim, Bir Pratik (09) OFn. Syed Abdur Rashed (09) OFn. Lt. Mir Muklesur Rahman (09) OFn. Lt. Humayun Kabir, Bir Pratik (10) OFn. Lt. Sazzad Ali Zahir, Bir Pratik (10) OFn. M. Azadul Islam (10) OFn. Second Lt. Kaiser M. Hamidul Haq (10) OFn. Second Lt. Imamuzzaman Chowdhury, Bir Pratik (10) OFn. Second Lt. Hashmi Mustafa Kamal (10) OFn. Ishraq Ahmed (10) OFn. Second Lt. Syed Munibur Rahman (11) OFn Second Lt. Syed Mizanur Rahman (11) OFn. Second Lt. Didar Atwar Hossain (11) OFn. Second Lt. Shahriar Huda (11) OFn AFMA Harris (11) OFn. Abdur Rahim (12) OFn. Ahsan Aziz (12) OFn. M Ibrahim Adel Khan (12) OFn. Belal Uddin (13) OFn. Anis Quadri (13) OFn. Nazul Kamal (13) OFn. Sawkat Amin (13) OFn. Abdur Rahim (14) OFn. Mollah Fazle Akbar (15) OFn. Mahmud Rahman Chy (15

  • OFn. Maj. Gen. Ashab Uddin (18 th Batch) New Ambassador to Kuwait

References[edit]

  1. ^ M. Anwarul Haq (27 April 2008). Faujdarhat Cadet College: A Legacy of Learning. The Daily Star. Archived 30 September 2012.
  2. ^ "UMass Dartmouth appoints new provost". Umassd.edu. Retrieved 12 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "UMass Dartmouth appoints new provost". Providence Business News. Retrieved 12 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "Optics & Laser Technology Editorial Board". Elsevier. Retrieved 12 December 2014. 
  5. ^ [1][dead link]
  6. ^ "Biography of Dr. Muhammad A. Karim". Asianamerican.net. Retrieved 12 November 2012. 
  7. ^ "Star Insight". Thedailystar.net. 4 June 2011. Retrieved 12 November 2012. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Shakoor Majid, Class Seven 1978, Onnyaprakash, Dhaka, February 2008. ISBN 984-8684-72-7.(review)
  • Fakhruddin Ahmed (21 November 2008). Half a Century of Excellence. The Daily Star.
  • Mohammad Ataul Karim, A Steeplechase Story, Katskill, December 2008. ISBN 9843000029319.

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