Mymensingh Zilla School

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Mymensingh Zilla School
ময়মনসিংহ জিলা স্কুল
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Coordinates24°45′35″N 90°23′58″E / 24.7598°N 90.3994°E / 24.7598; 90.3994Coordinates: 24°45′35″N 90°23′58″E / 24.7598°N 90.3994°E / 24.7598; 90.3994
TypePublic secondary school
Established1853 (1853)
School districtMymensingh
Head teacherMohsina Khatun
Campus typeUrban
  •      White Shirt
  •      Khaki Pant
Publicationঐতিহ্য (School Magazine)

Mymensingh Zilla School(popularly known as MZS) is a boys' school in Mymensingh,Bangladesh and one of the oldest,heritage and most prestigious schools in South Asia. It was established in 1853 during British Raj.The school has its own century old reputation and heritage for providing better education and making ardent scholars.

Even though now it is a Bengali medium school now, the school was started as an English medium back in 1846. Since 1990 the school has been running two shifts, Morning and Day. The Morning shift starts at 7:30 AM and ends at 12:00 PM. The Day shift starts at 12:30 PM and ends at 5:30 PM. The school has two nearby campuses: one is meant for academic and administrative buildings while the other is for school hostel.



Mymensingh Zilla School
Main entrance
Full View of Mymensingh Zilla School
A century old academic building
Hostel entrance
Hostel playground

Bhagawan Chandra Bose, father of scientist Jagadish Chandra Bose, was the first headmaster of the school.

In 1846 it started as an English medium school called 'Hardinge School' at Mr. F. B. Camp's, the then Deputy Collector of the East India Company. On 3 November 1853 it started as a full-fledged English medium school near Kachari (present Laboratory School). However, it is no longer an English medium one; it follows the national curriculum of Bangladesh and the medium of instruction is Bengali.

It was called "multilateral pilot school" during the time of first Deputy Commissioner of Mymensingh, S.M.A Kajmi, by the government. The main and present school structures were built in 1912. In 1965 the school compound was designed and reformed by an American science teacher, Mr. Dril.

The school had been used as a base of the British Army during World War II. It was also used as a training camp for freedom fighters during Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971. And more than 40 students sacrificed their lives, that time, fighting against the Pakistan Army.

On 3 March 1981, police fired tear-gas to subdue rioting Mymensingh Zilla School students. Sixty people were injured in the clash, which began when the students attempted to reoccupy part of their school hostel building that the government had recently given over to an adjacent primary training institute.[2]


Mymensingh Zilla School has a highly selective and the most competitive enrollment system in greater Mymensingh region, now Mymensingh division.

Usually, students of 2nd and 5th grade can apply by December to get admitted to 3rd and 6th grade respectitively. All the Informations is available at the school's website.


The school provides education from the third through the tenth grades. Upon successful completion of the eighth grade, students have to choose to be in either the Science or Business Studies stream. However, joining science stream is contingent upon marks obtained in mathematics and general science courses taught at the eighth grade. Since the ninth grade the whole student body, thus, gets separated into two groups: Science and Business Studies. Upon successful completion of the tenth grade the students are allowed to sit for the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examination.

Required courses for SSC examinees[edit]


  • Bengali (paper I and II)
  • English (paper I and II)


  • Mathematics (compulsory)

Science courses (one is optional from the last two)[edit]

Business studies courses[edit]

Others (compulsory)[edit]

  • Bangladesh and Global Studies
  • Religion (Islam or Hinduism or Buddhism or Christianity)
  • Physical Education, Health and Sports


Security and Monitoring[edit]

The school is under the surveillance of total CCTV camera monitoring and for attendance, bio-metric option is being used for students and staffs attendance purposes and guardians are immediately informed by SMS.


The school provides facilities like science laboratories, projector rooms, workshop, computer lab, covered gymnasium and library. Practical lessons on physics, chemistry, and biology are normally imparted in the science laboratories.

School hostel[edit]

There is a hostel for the students who come from outside the city. There is also a playground on the hostel.


There is a spacious and century old auditorium used for cultural events. It's also known as the "Hall Room".


There is a library for the students and teachers.

School uniform[edit]

The school uniform was introduced in 1968.[3]

  • Full-sleeve (optional) white shirt.
  • Brown (khaki) color pants
  • White socks and shoes
  • Navy blue sweater in winter

Co-curricular activities[edit]


Students regularly participate in different sporting events and games at different levels—local, regional, national—for which prior training and coaching are offered. Popular outdoor games include football, handball, basketball, volleyball, cricket, hockey etc. In addition to this, facilities for different indoor games like chess, table tennis, carrom, etc. are also provided.

Bangladesh National Cadet Corps (BNCC)[edit]

The school has a strong BNCC team which is for all students. All students can join the BNCC. It gives the school good security at all time.

Cultural activities[edit]

Every year the school arranges many cultural programs. There are observed Annual Cultural Program, Annual Milad-Mahfil, Inaugural Day Program for new students and many more programs in the school. The RAG Day is a celebration ceremony for the students who are going to be graduated from the school. The school observes some national days also. Singing, Painting, Recitation, Acting, etc. are most favourite among the students. These are some groups also for cultual activities like:

  • MZS Debating Club
  • Recitation Club
  • Mymensingh Zilla School English Club (MZSEC)
  • Mymensingh Zilla School Coding Club


Students effectively participate on olympiads and other science affiliated competitions and some of the students of the school have represented Bangladesh in international platform. Many talented international participants from this school represented their country in the world stage. Shanjid Anwar, Adib Hasan[4], Fahim Ferdous consistently gained Silver and multiple bronze medals in International Mathematical Olympiad. Many of them are now studying in the top universities of the world including Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, University of California and so on. These achievements motivates the young students to represent their school and country in the higher premises.

Notable alumni[edit]

Notable headmasters[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "History of Mymensingh Zilla School".[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Sylhet mob goes on rampage". The Times of India. PTI. 4 March 1981. In another incident, some 60 people were injured during a student-police clash ... police burst tear-gas shells to quell the attacking mob of students. The clash ... was sparked off when the students of the Mymensingh Zilla School attempted to take possession of a portion of their school hostel building handed over by the government a few days back to adjacent primary training institute.
  3. ^ "ময়মনসিংহ জিলা স্কুল". Retrieved 2019-12-16.
  4. ^ "Hey, there!". Adib Hasan. Retrieved 2019-12-16.
  5. ^ Kamal, Mustafa (12 July 2008). "Ishtiaq: An extraordinary legal mind". The Daily Star. Retrieved 20 March 2017.
  6. ^ Khan, Muazzam Hussain (2012). "Amin, Nurul". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. (eds.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  7. ^ Banerjea, Surendranath (1925). A Nation in Making: Being the Reminiscences of Fifty Years of Public Life. Oxford University Press. p. 38.
  8. ^ Haq, Kaiser (2012). "Guhathakurta, Jyotirmoy". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. (eds.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  9. ^ Salam, Muhammad Abdus (2012). "Khan, Abdul Monem". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. (eds.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  10. ^ "Riyad surprised with national call". 4 June 2007. Retrieved 20 March 2017.
  11. ^ Rahman, Aminur (2012). "Obaidullah, Abu Zafar". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. (eds.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  12. ^ Seton, Marie (2003). Portrait of a Director: Satyajit Ray. Penguin Books India. p. 22. ISBN 978-0-14-302972-4.

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