RAJUK Uttara Model College

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RAJUK Uttara Model College
রাজউক উত্তরা মডেল কলেজ
RAJUK Uttara Model College logo.jpg
College Logo
RAJUK College Road, Sector#6
Dhaka, 1230
Coordinates 23°52′13″N 90°24′08″E / 23.8704°N 90.4021°E / 23.8704; 90.4021Coordinates: 23°52′13″N 90°24′08″E / 23.8704°N 90.4021°E / 23.8704; 90.4021
Motto মানুষ হওয়ার জন্য শিক্ষা
(Education for Humanization)
Established 1994 (1994)
Opened 1994
Founder Government of Bangladesh
School board Dhaka Education Board
Authority Board of Governors, RAJUK Uttara Model College
Principal Brigadier General M.M. Salehin
Staff 99
Teaching staff 175
Grades 6-12
Gender Co-educational
Age range 11-19
Enrollment 4,893
Medium of language Bengali and English
Hours in school day 10 hours
Campus Uttara, Dhaka 1230
Campus size 4.5 acres (18,000 m2)
Campus type Sub-urban
Houses 2
Sports Football, cricket, basketball, volleyball, table tennis, badminton, handball
Publication Anupranon অনুপ্রাণন

RAJUK Uttara Model College (RUMC) (Bengali: রাজউক উত্তরা মডেল কলেজ) is a co-educational Bangladeshi high school(Grade VI-XII) situated in Uttara, Dhaka about a kilometre north from Shahjalal International Airport.

It was established in 1994.[1] The school provides education to its students in Bengali and English medium under the national curriculum. Students are admitted into the institution in Sixth, Ninth and Eleventh grade. The school has 4900 students and employs 175 teaching staff and 99 other staff.[2][3][verification needed]


RUMC was set up on an area of about 4.5 acres (18,000 m2) at Uttara in 1994 under the control and management of the Ministry of Education. It was the absence of a truly standard educational institution in the area and the demand of the inhabitants that had led to the idea of founding an institution of very high standards in the newly built town. In order to meet demand, the Ministry of Education established an educational institution in Uttara. Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (Capital Development Authority) or RAJUK provided land for the school.

The construction of the main academic building was completed in 1994 and the college section was formally inaugurated in the academic year 1994–95 by former Prime-Minister of Bangladesh, Khaleda Zia.[4] Due to acute shortage of infrastructural facilities another development project for construction of a new building was taken up in 1995 which was completed in two phases and the campus took its present shape in 2001.[5] The new campus of Rajuk Uttara Model College has been built in the same premises. It started its journey from 2014. It is a three-story building.

The school is under the control of an autonomous board of governors headed by the secretary, Ministry of Education.[5] Although the school commenced with only one shift (morning shift), later in 2003 a day shift was launched to cope with the growing number of students. The 7:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. schedule is morning Shift and the 12:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. schedule is day Shift.


Admission to RUMC is competitive.[6][better source needed] Applicants have to pass a written test and an oral test in order to qualify. Admission tests for Sixth and Ninth grade are generally held in December and academic sessions begin in January. The admission procedure for Eleventh grade starts soon after the publication of the results of Secondary School Certificate (SSC) (public examination taken by students after completing grade 10) examinations and admission is based on SSC examinations results.[6][better source needed] Students securing less than GPA 5 on the scale of 5 in the SSC examinations were not even eligible to apply for admission in the eleventh grade.[citation needed]


RUMC provides education to its students in the Secondary and Higher Secondary level in both Bengali and English medium under the national curriculum. Students take SSC and Higher Secondary (School) Certificate (HSC) (public examination taken by students after completing grade 12) examinations and the Junior School Certificate (JSC) ( Public exam for eighth graders). The school has an air conditioned library with 15000 volumes along with physics, chemistry, computer, biology, mathematics, geography labs for performing experiments. Bright students participate in mathematics, physics, and astronomy Olympiads.


This high school follows the national education curriculum of Bangladesh. The curriculum includes lower secondary, secondary and higher secondary school academic subjects. Classes in computing are compulsory for grades 6-8 and optional for grades 9-12. Students of grades 6 and 7 can take music, guitar lessons. Students of secondary (9 and 10) and higher secondary (11 and 12) classes elect to one of three major groups : Humanities, Business Studies and Science.

Students of grade 10 and 12 are prepared for their SSC and HSC examinations respectively. Students of grade 8 are also prepared for their Junior School Certificate (public exam which is also scholarship test for eighth graders).[citation needed]

Academic performance[edit]

Main academic building of RUMC
Students receiving their HSC examinations results for 2009

In 2008, the Dhaka Board of Education gave the college an award for its performance in HSC examinations.[7] RUMC also got the Best School award in the National Debate Festival 2008.[8] RUMC has the best GPA-5[vague] achievers' percentage in SSC exams amongst Dhaka schools.[citation needed]

Academic performance in Junior Scholarship Test (Government scholarship test for eighth graders) in the recent years are as following:

Year Allotted scholarships for Uttara area Talentpool scholarships received General scholarships received Total scholarships received
2003 20 6 9 15
2004 50 20 26 46
2005 50 15 30 45
2006 55 23 31 54
2007 55 12 20 32
2008 55 16 32 48
Source: RAJUK Uttara Model College website

RUMC's results from 2005 to 2014 in the Dhaka Education Board for Secondary School Certificate examinations are as following:

Year Number of examinees Number of passed students Pass percentage Obtained GPA-5 Percentage of GPA-5 achievers Position in Dhaka Board
2005 196 196 100% 156 80% 5th[9]
2006 276 276 100% 239 86.6% 2nd[10]
2007 319 319 100% 281 88.08% 4th[11]
2008 304 304 100% 297 97.69% 1st[12]
2009 351 351 100% 326 93% 4th[13]
2010 366 366 100% 344 94% 1st[14][15]
2011 393 393 100% 379 96.44% 1st
2014 412 412 100% 393 95.4% 1st
2015 2nd

Performance in the Higher Secondary Certificate examination from 2005 to 2014 are as follows:

Year Number of examinees Number of passed students Pass percentage Obtained GPA-5 Percentage of GPA-5 Achievers Position in Dhaka Board
2005 480 480 100% 102 21.25% 8th[16]
2006 515 515 100% 162 31.45% 1st[17]
2007 529 524 99.05% 200 38.16% 9th[18]
2008 475 474 99.79% 294 62% 9th[19]
2009 510 510 100% 288 56.5% 9th[20]
2010 96 96 100% 49 51.04% 4th[21]
2011 1050 891 84.86% 1st
2012 1st
2013 1st
2014 1st


The college library has 150 volumes. In addition to the material for studies, there is a collection of fiction, non-fiction and periodicals. Four books may be checked out at a time and they may be kept for a maximum period of two weeks. The library is open during and after academic hours and remains open up to 5:30 p.m. (summer) and 4:30 p.m. (winter).


The college is governed by a governing body. The Secretary of the Ministry of Education is the Chairman of the Board of Governors. The chief of the administration of college is Principal while there is Vice Principal in each of the shifts (morning and day shifts). The Principal is Brigadier General M.M. Salehin.


The RUMC campus has an area of 4.5 acres (18,000 m2), consisting of three buildings - two of them inter-connected, a 2.5 acres (10,000 m2) sports ground and a pair of basketball courts. The first, second and third buildings are five stories, eight stories and three stories high respectively. The first five floors, excluding the ground floor of both inter-connected buildings are used for academic purposes. The Central Hall, gymnasium, teachers' lounge, administrative offices are in the ground floor. The library, principal's office, biology lab, video lab, computer lab 1 are located in the first floor. The second floor has physics lab, internet lab, computer labs 2 and 3, and classrooms.

The third floor consists of classrooms only. Chemistry lab and other classrooms are in the fourth floor. The fifth floor of the second building is used as living quarters for the principal and other staff. The dormitory for female students is located on this floor. Dormitories for resident male students are on the sixth and seventh floors. The playing ground is used for cricket, football, badminton, and handball.

Construction for the third building had started in July 2010. In January 2014, the English Medium school section(grades 6-10) was shifted to the newly made building at the other side of the playground, whose construction was delayed for some difficulties. The three-floored yet spacious building houses a number of forms(sections) ranging from grades 6-10, a common room and a canteen. The college section still continues to hold its classes in the older campus.


Grade 11 students in college uniform

All students wear college uniform.

Boys: white shirt and navy blue trouser (Bangla medium-morning shift) white shirt and bottle green trouser (English Medium-morning shift), white shirt and brown trousers(Bangla medium-day shift). A necktie is compulsory during winter. Day Shift-(English medium) white shirt and grey trousers.

Girls: navy blue frock, white Payjama and white Orna (Bangla medium); bottle green frock, white Pajama and white Orna (English medium-morning shift) ; Brown frock, white Payjama and white Orna (Bangla medium-day shift). Day Shift-(English medium) grey frock, white pajama and white orna.

Note: The dress code for English Medium-Day Shift was introduced in January 2013.

Epaulettes : epaulettes are compulsory for all students of RUMC. The epaulettes of School section (grades 6-10) and College section (grades 11-12) are red and green respectively. Students of grade 6 start their academic career in RUMC with single golden stripe and end their grade 10 with five golden stripes in their red epaulettes while eleventh graders start with a golden stripe and end grade 12 with two golden stripes in their green epaulettes. Eppaulettes marked with stars and stripes are provided to the College Captain (Head Boy or Girl equivalent), prefects and other appointment holders.

Co-curricular and extra-curricular activities[edit]

There are 26 clubs and societies. The program includes football, cricket, volleyball, handball and basketball. Special emphasis is given to literary and cultural activities. A yearly cultural week is observed, with Hamd, Nat, Quirat, debate, recitation, music, drama, story telling, and caricature.

Other clubs include stamp collection, drawing and painting, photography, gardening, pottery, band and junior cadet crops. A colorful wall paper reflecting the thoughts and ideas of the students is brought out each term.Saturday was announced as club day or co-curricular activities day in 2016.

The college organizes an annual function on 21 February to observe the International Mother Language Day. It holds programs on the occasion of Pohela Boishakh, Independence Day, and Victory Day.


RUMC has outdoor and indoor games facilities. Inter-class football, basketball, cricket, handball and other competitions are held.

RUMC has indoor games facilities including table tennis, carom, chess and word making. Boards needed for these indoor-games are placed in the college common room and hallways. RUMC has a vast football field with sufficient space and 2 goalposts. There is a basketball ground too, 2 courts are available there for girls and boys. The college also has a gymnasium for its students, equipped with exercise equipment, located on the ground floor of the main academic building. It remains open from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm.

Debate Club[edit]

Rajuk College Debate Club(RCDC) is one of the most prestigious debate club in Bangladesh. It participates in various debate tournaments inside and outside the country. It has two wings Bangla and English. They are under governed under separate organizing committee. Every year new debaters are selected by various tests. They have won several competitions inside Bangladesh.

School magazine[edit]

RUMC publishes an annual magazine containing poems, articles, stories, science fiction, and jokes, written by the students, teachers and staff. Anupranon অনুপ্রাণন (invigorating or inspiring in Bengali) is the name of the magazine.


  1. ^ রাজউক উত্তরা মডেল কলেজ. Ittefaq (in Bangla). 30 May 2009. 
  2. ^ Onupranon 2008, Annual Publication of RUMC
  3. ^ "Official RUMC website". RUMC. 
  4. ^ , Onupranon 2004, Annual Publication of RUMC
  5. ^ a b Official RUMC website,http://rajukcollege.info/rumc/about_us.php
  6. ^ a b Official RUMC website, http://rajukcollege.info
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  8. ^ "A magnificent show". Star Campus. The Daily Star. 9 November 2008. 
  9. ^ "Dhaka's top 10 schools". The Daily Star. Retrieved 2009-09-02. 
  10. ^ "The best schools in each board". New Age. 23 June 2006. Archived from the original on 2007-10-30. Retrieved 2009-09-02. 
  11. ^ "Top ten institutions". New Nation. Retrieved 2009-09-02. 
  12. ^ "GPA-5 Achievers". The Daily Star. Retrieved 2009-09-02. 
  13. ^ "GPA-5 Achievers". The Daily Star. Retrieved 2009-09-02. 
  14. ^ "Rajuk, Residential, Ideal on top". The Daily Star. 15 May 2010. Retrieved 2009-05-15. 
  15. ^ "RAJUK Uttara Model tops Dhaka". bdnews24.com. 15 May 2010. Archived from the original on 2011-10-02. Retrieved 2016-11-04. 
  16. ^ "The Daily Star Web Edition". www.thedailystar.net. Retrieved 2016-03-28. 
  17. ^ "The Daily Star Web Edition". www.thedailystar.net. Retrieved 2016-03-28. 
  18. ^ "Notre Dame, Viqarunnisa, City College on top again". The Daily Star. Retrieved 2016-03-28. 
  19. ^ "Achievers thrive on three factors". The Daily Star. Retrieved 2016-03-28. 
  20. ^ "Nine out of top 10 colleges from city". The Daily Star. Retrieved 2016-03-28. 
  21. ^ "Success rates rise in almost all boards". bdnews24.com. 16 July 2010. Archived from the original on 2011-09-30. Retrieved 2016-03-28. 

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