Brojomohun College

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Brojomohun College
ব্রজমোহন কলেজ
BM College Logo.png
Motto
সত্য, প্রেম ও পবিত্রতা
Motto in English
Truth, Love and Purity
TypeUniversity college
Established1889; 133 years ago (1889)
AffiliationBangladesh National University
PrincipalGolam Kivria
Students30000+
Location,
Bangladesh

22°42′44″N 90°21′18″E / 22.7121°N 90.3551°E / 22.7121; 90.3551Coordinates: 22°42′44″N 90°21′18″E / 22.7121°N 90.3551°E / 22.7121; 90.3551
CampusUrban (60 acres)
Websitebmcollege.gov.bd

Govt. Brojomohun College, Barisal[1] (also BM College), is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in Bangladesh. It is located in the city of Barisal in south-western Bangladesh.[2]

History[edit]

On June 14, 1889, Aswini Kumar Dutta founded Brojo Mohan College, which was named after his father, Brajamohan Dutta.[2]

The first principal of the college was Babu Gyan Chandra Chowdhury. While Ashwini Kumar Dutta taught English and logic, Kali Prasanna Ghosh taught history and Kamini Kumar BidyaRatna taught Sanskrit and Bengali. In 1898, BM College was transformed into a "First Grade College" from a "Second Grade College". In 1912, the college went to government management from personal management strategy. In the beginning the college used the BM School campus and was relocated its own present complex sometime later.

BM College, affiliated to Calcutta University, started honours course in English and philosophy in 1922, in Sanskrit and mathematics in 1925, in chemistry in 1928, and finally in economics in 1929. The time from 1922 to 1948 is called the "Golden Period" of the college. The governor of Bengal at that time, Sir Udbarn, once commented on BM College, "The college promises some day to challenge the supremacy of the metropolitan (Presidency) College."

After the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947, the college lacked teachers and the student body fell to one third of its post-war size. This made it difficult to teach the same numbers of courses and as a result the two year Honors curriculum conducted by Calcutta University was replaced with the three Honors curriculum of Dhaka University. As a consequence, Honors courses except Mathematics were abolished in 1950. In 1952, Honors in mathematics had also been discontinued. In 1964, Honors in economics restarted. Several other Honors and Masters Courses started between 1972 and 2005.

The time since 1965 has been called the "Age of Enrichment" of the college. There are 20 degree (pass) courses, 22 Honors courses and 21 Masters courses at BM College. On 10th January 2014, Honors Course in Statistics was launched under the leadership of Prof. Biplab Kumar Bhattacharjee in collaboration with Prof. Nasim Haider. Professor Biplab Kumar Bhattacharjee was the founding head of the Department of Statistics. Its journey started with only 11 students. HSC course was abolished in 1999.

Academic departments[edit]

Main building

The university has 22 departments under 4 faculties. The faculties are:

Faculty of Arts[edit]

  • Department of Bangla
  • Department of English
  • Department of History
  • Department of Philosophy
  • Department of Islamic Studies
  • Department of Islamic History and Culture
  • Department of Sanskrit

Faculty of Business Studies[edit]

  • Department of Finance & Banking
  • Department of Accounting and Information System (AIS)
  • Department of Marketing
  • Department of Management
  • Department of Business Accounting

Faculty of Science[edit]

  • Department of Botany
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Soil Science
  • Department of Statistics
  • Department of Zoology

Faculty of Social Sciences[edit]

  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Sociology
  • Department of Political Science
  • Department of Social Work

Notable alumni[edit]

Notable faculty members[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Govt. BM College at a Glance". bmcollege.gov.bd. Retrieved 2018-10-23.
  2. ^ a b Molla, Md Tuhin (2012). "Brajamohan College". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. (eds.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  3. ^ "Prothom Alo Jt Editor Mizanur Rahman Khan no more". The Daily Star. 12 January 2021.
  4. ^ "Chowdhury, Kabir". Banglapedia.