Dhaka College

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

Dhaka College (Bengali: ঢাকা কলেজ) is a public college, located in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It offers Higher-Secondary education(HSC). It has bachelor's degrees and master's degrees programmes as well which divisions are 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]


Dhaka College in 1904

Dhaka College is one of Bangladesh's most important and as well as most earliest higher-secondary educational institutions. It offers H.S.C., four years Honours and one year Masters course in various majors. The college is affiliated with 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]

Notable faculty[edit]