Carmichael College

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Carmichael College
Logo of Carmichael College, Rangpur.svg
Logo of Carmichael College
Type Government university college
Established 1916 (1916)
Principal Abdul Latif[1]
Location Lalbag, Rangpur, Bangladesh
Campus Urban
Sports Football, cricket
Affiliations National University
Website ccr.gov.bd

Carmichael College[2] is an educational institution in Rangpur, Bangladesh. It was established on 10 November 1916 and was named after Thomas David Baron Carmichael of Skirling.[3]

The college is situated in Lalbag, 4 km to the south from zero point of the Rangpur town. Having an area of 900 bighas (298 acres), it is the largest college of Bangladesh.

Shahid minar, Carmichel College, Rangpur

History[edit]

To create higher education opportunity in Rangpur region, the then local landlords (zamindars), including Gopal Lal Roy Bahadur, Mohimaranjan Roy, and Babu Monidra Chandra Roy, took initiative to set up a college. Local people also came forward to help them. Finally the college was established at Lalbag, 4 km to the south from zero point of the town. The first Governor of Bengal Lord T.D.G. Carmicheal inaugurated the college in 1916 and it was named after him.

From the beginning the college was under Calcutta University. It is then nationalized on 1 July 1963. Then in 1992, it came under Bangladesh National University.[4]

Academics[edit]

More than 25000 students in HSC, Honors and Masters levels are currently studying in this college. The HSC education is controlled by Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Dinajpur when 18 Honors and Masters subjects are taught according to the guidance of Bangladesh National University

Campus[edit]

Having a huge area of 298 acre, the college campus is adorned with academic buildings, tree orchards, ponds and other infrastructures. There are a number of magnificent buildings in the college. These buildings are as old as the college itself. A big library, Shaheed Minar commemorating the martyrs of language movement in 1952, Liberation war monument, a beautiful mosques and a gymnasium are also in the campus.

Residential halls[edit]

There are seven residential halls for male and female students in the college that can accommodate one thousand students in total, an amount not enough for its huge number of 24000 students.

  • Male residential halls: G.L. Hall, Osmani Hall, CM Hall, KB Hall
  • Female residential halls: Taposi Rabeya Hall, Begum Rokeya Hall, Jahanara Imam Hall

Notable alumni[edit]

Nigella tree, carmichel college, Rangpur

References[edit]

  1. ^ ccr.gov.bd
  2. ^ Website
  3. ^ Maniruzzaman, Muhammad (2012). "Carmichael College, Rangpur". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. 
  4. ^ A brief documentary on Carmichael College Rangpur

Coordinates: 25°43′08″N 89°15′18″E / 25.7188°N 89.2550°E / 25.7188; 89.2550