Dhaka College

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Dhaka College, Dhaka
Logo of the Dhaka College
Motto Know Thyself
Established 1841
Type Public
Principal Tuhin Afroz Alam
Location BangladeshDhaka, Bangladesh
Coordinates: 23°44′N 90°23′E / 23.733°N 90.383°E / 23.733; 90.383
Campus Urban, Higher Secondary School
Nickname DC
Website www.dhakacollege.edu.bd

Dhaka College is a public college in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It offers bachelor's degrees and master's degrees. It also has HSC program. It is affiliated with National University. Currently Professor Tuhin Afroza Alam is the Principal and Professor Moazzem Hossain Molla is the Vice Principal of the college.[1][2] [3] [4]


Dhaka College in 1904

Dhaka College, located in Dhaka, is one of Bangladesh's most important and earliest higher educational institutions. It offers H.S.C., four years Honours and one year masters course in various majors. The college is affiliated with the National University. Several thousand students study here, it has a number of student halls and many students participate in politics. Dhaka College was established by Dr. James Taylor (Civil Surgeon at Dhaka) in 1835 as an English School (at present Dhaka Collegiate School). Dr. James organized a local Committee of Public Instruction with the help of district magistrate Mr. Grant. The school building was built partly out of public donations on the grounds of an English factory. The school rose to college status in 1841 and buildings were completed in 1946, with the aid of the Bishop of Calcutta. In the first graduating class there were both Muslim and Hindu students, as well as a number of foreign students, mainly from Armenia and Portugal. The college was relocated in 1873 to a large building to the east of Victoria Park in order to accommodate the physics and chemistry laboratories. Later it shifted in 1908 to Curzon Hall while the science departments were housed in the present chemistry building of the University of Dhaka. In 1921 the college shifted again to the old High Court Building. During the Second World War it moved to Siddique Bazar in purana Dhaka. Finally the College found its ownpermanent campus on Mirpur Road near Dhaka New Market since 1955.

Academic Departments[edit]

  • Department of Accounting
  • Department of Management
  • Department of Bengali
  • Department of Botany
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of English
  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Geography & Environment
  • Department of History
  • Department of Islamic History and Culture
  • Department of Arabic & Islamic Studies
  • Department of Library & Information Science
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Marketing
  • Department of Political Science
  • Department of Psychology
  • Department of Philosophy
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Statistics
  • Department of Sociology
  • Department of Zoology

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The Library of Dhaka College was established in 1841 at the time of establishment of the college. There are around 30,000 books.


Residential student halls[edit]

There are eight residential halls:

  • South Hall
  • North Hall
  • International Hall
  • West Hall
  • Elias Hall
  • Shaheed Farhad Hossain Hall
  • Southern Hall
  • Sheikh Kamal Hall

Other Facilities[edit]

  • Free WiFi


Dhaka college has 04 buses to transport students from different areas of Dhaka city.

They are: 1. Puspak 2. Shankhanil 3. Shankhachil 4. Poddonil

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Zillur Rahman, Former President of Bangladesh
  • National Professor Abdur Razzak
  • Shamsur Rahman, Poet
  • Humayun Azad, Novelist
  • Sheikh Kamal, freedom fighter, founder of Abahani Limited (Dhaka)
  • Sheikh Jamal, freedom fighter, second son of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
  • Shafi Imam Rumi, freedom fighter and martyr, son of Jahanara Imam
  • Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, Former President of the Maldives
  • Fazle Hasan Abed, Founder and Chairman of BRAC
  • Humayun Ahmed, Writer
  • Mir Masoom Ali, professor, statistician, and educator
  • Ghulam Murshid, Scholar, professor and journalist
  • Naziruddin Ahmed, First registrar of the University of Dhaka
  • Syed Modasser Ali, ophthalmologist
  • Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury, writer, columnist, philosopher, and lyricist of the bangla song "Amar Bhaiyer Rokte Rangano Ekushey February"
  • Sir Krishna Govinda Gupta, ICS, Member, Secretary of State's Council, UK (1907)
  • Rezaul Haque, Cricketer
  • Anwarul Iqbal, BPM (Bar), PPM was an adviser (2007–2009) to the interim Caretaker Government of Bangladesh
  • Muhammed Zafar Iqbal, scientist, writer
  • Abul Kalam Shamsuddin, journalist, author
  • Meghnad Saha, FRS, Physicist.
  • Debapriya Bhattacharya, regional editor of the Oxford Development Studies, Member of the Editorial Board, South Asian Studies, Colombo and Chairperson of the EU-LDC Network.
  • Muhammad Abdul Mannan, Fellow and Examiner of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
  • Brig Gen Md. Rakibur Rahman, Bir Protik (Retd), Bangladesh Army
  • Justice A F M Abdur Rahman, Justice of Bangladesh Supreme court [7]
  • Jamilur Reza Choudhury, Vice Chancellor of UAP[8]
  • Tajuddin Ahmed, First Prime Minister of Bangladesh
  • Rudro Mohammad Shahidullah, Poet
  • Abul Hassan, Poet
  • Mohon Rayhan, Poet
  • AK Badrul Huq, Judge
  • Rashed Khan Menon, Politician
  • Barrister Shafique Ahmed, Law Minister
  • Mohiuddin Khan Alamgir, Home Minister
  • Faruk Khan, Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister
  • Badrudozza Chowdhury, Former President of Bangladesh
  • Abu Zafar Obaidullah, Poet
  • Mohammad Samir Hossain, Theorist in Death anxiety (psychology)
  • A. H. Mahmud Ali, Diplomat and Politician, Present Bangladesh Foreign Minister.
  • Dr. Mizanur Rahman Shelley, Social Scientist and Former Information Minister.
  • Dr. S. Ghulam Mohammad, Freelance Economist.
  • Wahiduzzaman, author of NCTB chemistry Book for HSC students.

Notable faculty[edit]