Comilla Victoria Government College
|কুমিল্লা ভিক্টোরিয়া সরকারি বিশ্ববিদ্যালয় কলেজ, কুমিল্লা|
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|Bangladesh National University|
|Principal||Professor Abu Taher|
Comilla Victoria Government College (Bengali: কুমিল্লা ভিক্টোরিয়া সরকারি কলেজ) is a college in Comilla, Bangladesh. It is one of the oldest and renowned colleges in Comilla as well as in Chittagong division. The college is located on 29 acres of land including its intermediate and honors section.
Prof. Fazlul Karim was the first Muslim teacher of this college in 1937. He later became the Vice Prinncipal of the college in 1958 until his retirement in 1972 when the college was made a government college.
At present, the college has 15,000 students and 147 teachers, of whom 36 are women.
Many students of Comilla Victoria College joined the Bangladesh liberation war in 1971. A memorial has been built inside the campus commemorating the sublime contribution of these freedom fighters.
Comilla Victoria College has five dormitories: four for boys and one for girls. About 1,000 students reside in these dormitories.
- Abu Naser, Director Operations ACI Logistics Ltd (Shwapno ),Passed HSC and B.com exam from this institute.
- Sachin Dev Burman, musician.
- Abdul Awal Mintoo, passed HSC exam from this institute in 1966 in science group.
- Kazi Shamsul Hoque, a journalist, editor of weekly Akhon Samoy, New York City, United States passed B.A. from this college.
- Professor Fazlul Halim Chowdhury (1 August 1930–9 April 1996) was the longest-serving (1976–1983) vice-chancellor of Dhaka University. He passed HSC exam from this college in science in 1947.
- Rural development propagator and Ramon Magsaysay Award winner Dr. Akhtar Hameed Khan was a principal of the college in the 1950s.
- Abdus Suttar Khan, a Bangladeshi Oxford Scholar and aerospace researcher.
- Sachindra Lal Singh - 1st Chief Minister of Tripura state .
- Advaita Mallabarmana, a Bengali Indian writer. He is mostly known for his novel Titash Ekti Nadir Naam
- Ajit Kumar Guha a Bengali educationist. He was awarded Ekushey Padak in 2013 posthumously by the Government of Bangladesh.
- Masud Ali Khan, a Bangladeshi television, film and stage actor.
- Ashab Uddin Ahmad,a Bangladeshi writer, educator and politician. He was a member of the East Bengal Legislative Assembly for the United Front, and a Communist activist. In 2005, he was posthumously awarded the Ekushey Padak for his contributions to literature, which include 24 published books in Bengali and English.
- A B M Musa, a Bengali journalist. He was the chief editor of Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS). He was awarded Ekushey Padak for journalism in 1999 by the Government of Bangladesh.
- Delwar Jahid, a Bangladeshi-born Canadian journalist and author known for his research and publications on human rights, contemporary world politics, press freedom and conflict resolution.
- Kamal Dasgupta,a twentieth-century Bengali music director, composer and folk artist.
- Santi Ghose, is known for her participation in an armed revolutionary struggle.
- Mujibul Haque Mujib, a member of the Bangladeshi parliament for the constituency of Comilla-11 and is the current Minister for Railways of Bangladesh.
- Salauddin Mumtaz was a military officer who fought for the Bangladeshi side in the 1971 Bangladeshi War of Independence and was also posthumously given the title Bir Uttom.
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