Bangla College

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Government Bangla College
সরকারি বাঙলা কলেজ
Front Gate, Government Bangla College
Motto "হে আল্লাহ্‌ আমায় জ্ঞান দাও"
Motto in English
O God, give me wisdom
Type Public
Established October 1, 1962 (1962-10-01)
Chancellor President of Bangladesh Abdul Hamid
Vice-Chancellor Mohammad Akhtaruzzaman, University of Dhaka
Principal Md. Imam Hossain
Location Mirpur, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Campus Urban
Affiliations University of Dhaka
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Government Bangla College (Bengali: সরকারি বাঙলা কলেজ) is a government educational institution located in the northwest part of the capital city of Dhaka in Bangladesh.The college was established on 1 October 1962 by Principal Abul Kashem to promote the use of the Bangla in higher education and to establish the language in all spheres of national life of Bangalis.[1] It is affiliated with the University of Dhaka.


Soon after the historical Language Movement, in 1956 Bangla was recognized as one of the state languages of Pakistan, in the country’s first Constitution. Shortly thereafter, Principal Abul Kashem, former professor of University of Dhaka and pioneer of the Bengali Language Movement, realized that Bangla is neglected in every different field in Pakistan. In 1960, in a meeting for Martyrs' Day at Curzon Hall at University of Dhaka, He said “Even before West Pakistan was formed, they have established Urdu College to made Urdu as State language of Pakistan. Government of Pakistan has contributed fund and land toward Urdu College. Although we have fought so much, Government is still ignoring our plea. If government doesn’t response, we should create a Bangla Medium College in the future.”[2]

Then in 1961 He had some discussion with some educationists and intellectuals regarding setting up a higher level institute in East Pakistan.

The college became affiliated with the University of Dhaka in 2017.[3]

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Academic departments[edit]

  • Department of English
  • Department of Bangla
  • Department of Political Science
  • Department of Sociology
  • Department of Accounting
  • Department of Finance & Banking
  • Department of Management
  • Department of Marketing
  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Islamic Studies
  • Department of Islamic History & Cultural
  • Department of Botany
  • Department of Zoology
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of History
  • Department of Philosophy
  • Department of Social Welfare
  • Department of Soil Science


  1. ^ Mahmud, Akif bin, Principal Abul Kashem: Matrivashake gire je full bekoseto. The Weekly Bangla Patrika, Friday March 24, 2006
  2. ^ Kashem, Principal Abul. Bhasha Andolon and Bangla College Protistha. Monthly Oitijjo, Friday, 1989. pg 44
  3. ^ "Dhaka College, six other govt colleges go under Dhaka University",, February 16, 2017.

Coordinates: 23°47′06″N 90°21′12″E / 23.7849°N 90.3533°E / 23.7849; 90.3533

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