Gole Afroz College

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Gole Afroze Government Degree College
গোল আফ্রোজ সরকারি ডিগ্রি কলেজ
Building at Gole Afroz College 2.jpg
Singra, Rajshahi
Coordinates 24°30′N 88°59′E / 24.500°N 88.983°E / 24.500; 88.983Coordinates: 24°30′N 88°59′E / 24.500°N 88.983°E / 24.500; 88.983
Type Public since 1986
Motto Poro tomar rober nam-e
(Learn in the name of your lord)
Religious affiliation(s) Islam (Sunni)
Established 1970  Pakistan
Made Public in
1986  Bangladesh
Founder Singranatore Family
School board Rajshahi Education Board
Educational authority Bangladesh Board
Grades Upper secondary and collegiate

Gol-e-Afroze Government College also called Gule Afroze Degree College is the only public residential, coeducational, institute of higher learning of Singra in Natore, Bangladesh. It is one of the five government colleges in the Natore District, and the third oldest, established before the War of 1971 and the Independence of the country.[1] Although it was a private college of the aristocratic Singranatore family, in 1986, the then President and former military ruler, HM Ershad announced that it would be made into a public college. Since then it is under the Ministry of Education of the Government of Bangladesh.[2]


Lady Gole Afroz from whom the college takes its name

It is named after Begum Gole Afroz, a member of the Singranatore family of Rajshahi, the daughter of Gulbadan Begum of Natore and Shamezuddin Ahmed. She was a granddaughter of Mirza Jalaluddin, the last zamindar of Natore and the wife of MM Rahmatullah.[3]


Further reading[edit]

Prothista Porichiti: Gole Afroz Shorkari Degree College 1996.


  1. ^ Government Colleges of Bangladesh Bangladesh Daily Needs
  2. ^ GuleAfrozCollege Prathista Porichiti 1996 page 29
  3. ^ GuleAfrozCollege Prathista Porichiti 1996 page 30

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