Viqarunnisa Noon School and College
|Viqarunnisa Noon School and College|
|1/A New Bailey Road, Dhaka 1000
|Motto||Light Through Learning|
|Principal||Mosammat Sufia Khatun|
|Campus||Nearly 10 acres and new campuses have been made in Bailey Road, Dhanmondi, Ajimpur and Boshundhara|
|Color(s)||White and sky blue|
|Accreditation||Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Dhaka|
Viqarunnisa Noon School and College (Bengali: ভিকারুননিসা নূন স্কুল এন্ড কলেজ) is an all-girls higher secondary school in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It has 25,000 students at four campuses in the city. It is named after the Austrian Pakistani social worker, Viqar un Nisa Noon.
The school began as Ramna Preparatory School in 1947. Austrian Pakistani social worker Begum Viqar un Nisa Noon, wife of the then-governor of East Pakistan, Firoz Khan Noon, was impressed when she visited in 1950. With her support the school moved to its current Baily Road location, where it was renamed in her honour.
It expanded very soon to a high school and, in 1956, prepared students for Senior Cambridge Examination.
In 1978, it started a college section with higher secondary courses.
The main campus in Bailey Road covers about 6 acres of land. With new admissions, the school gradually introduced multiple sections, afternoon shifts, and three branch campuses in Dhaka at Dhanmondi, Azimpur, and Basundhara. Dhanmondi address: House no.6, Road no.8, Dhanmondi R/A, Dhaka-1207.
There are English Version and Bengali-medium courses of study in three programmes: humanities, science, and commerce. As of 2012, the school had 650 teachers. Enrollment is approximately 24,000. Only girls are admitted. The college section admits students from all branches of the school and from other areas of Bangladesh.
Students actively participate in cultural programmes, debates and sports. The school arranges cultural programs where students can show their talent, such as Pohela Boishakh, International Mother Language Day, etc. Beside these, students participate in parades and displays held in national stadium on Independence Day. Clubs arrange collaborative events where students of other schools and colleges can take part. It helps students to make new friends and show their potential.
- '৭১ অবিনাশী সত্ত্বা
- Earth Club
- Anime Club
- Arts And Crafts Club
- Debate Club
- English Language Club
- Environment Club
- Photography Club
- Science Club
- Sports Club
Awards and recognition
The college took the first place in the combined merit list of the Higher Secondary Certificate examinations seven times between 1994 and 2006. The school also received the International Star for Quality Convention (ISAQ) Award for its contribution to leadership development and excellence by providing quality education.
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- "Welcome to Viqarunnisa Noon School & College". Viqarunnisa Noon School & College. Retrieved 2 February 2016.