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Chittagong College

Chittagong College
চট্টগ্রাম কলেজ
Motto শিক্ষাই শক্তি
Motto in English
Education is Power
Established 1869 (1869)
Type Government funded public college
Principal Professor Shekhor Dostidar
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Location Chawkbazar, Chittagong,  Bangladesh
Campus 6 acres (Urban)
Affiliations Bangladesh National University

Chittagong College (Bengali: চট্টগ্রাম কলেজ ) is a government college in Chittagong, Bangladesh. It is the second college established in Bangladesh after Dhaka College.[1]


  • History 1
  • Faculties and departments 2
    • Faculty of Arts & social science 2.1
    • Faculty of Science 2.2
  • Academic facilities 3
    • Library 3.1
    • Botanical Garden 3.2
    • Zoological Museum 3.3
  • College facility 4
    • Student dormitories 4.1
    • College ground 4.2
    • Co-curricular activities 4.3
    • Other facilities 4.4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


Having begun as Chittagong District school in 1836, it became an intermediate college in 1869. The first principal was J C Bose. It started providing science education in intermediate section from the 1909. The institute became a graduation college in 1910 after University of Calcutta had recognized it as a first class degree college. From then it started providing honours degrees on Arabic, Bengali, Pali, Sanskrit, History, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. From 1919 it started courses on English, Economics, and Philosophy. In 1926, A. K. Fazlul Huq established Muslim Chattrabash which is now known as Sher-e-Bangla Chattrabas. The students of this institution participated in Bengali Education movement in 1962 and Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971.

Scholars who have taught here include Surendranath Dasgupta, Beni Madhab Das, Janardan Chakravarti, Bhabatosh Dutta, Subodh Sengupta, Jogeshchandra Singha, Mansur Uddin, Motahar Hossain Chowdhury, Momotazuddin Ahmed and Dr. Muhammad Yunus.[2]

Faculties and departments

Parade ground of Chittagong College

The college teaches honours and offers master's degrees in 22 subjects. It is continuing its intermediate course. The college has five academic buildings, a library with 60,000 books, mosque, and auditorium. The college has two new academic buildings used as a foreign language teaching inclusive arts and an ICT (information and communication technology ) lab based building.

College Entrance
Administrational map of Chittagong College
This picture is taken inside college.
Administrational building of Chittagong College.

The college has two faculties:

Faculty of Arts & social science

The faculty comprises the following departments:

  • Department of Bengali
  • Department of English
  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Political Science
  • Department of History
  • Department of Islamic History and Culture
  • Department of Philosophy
  • Department of Sociology
  • Department of Arabic Studies
  • Department of Pali
  • Department of Sanskrit[3]

Faculty of Science

The faculty comprises the following departments:

  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Botany
  • Department of Zoology
  • Department of Statistics
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Geography
  • Department of Psychology
  • Department of Computer Science

Academic facilities


Chittagong College has one of the oldest libraries in Bangladesh. There are around 60,000 books. Each department has a library for Honours and Masters students.

Botanical Garden

The Botanical Garden inside college campus is maintained by the Department of Botany. It has some rare species of Angiosperm plants notably Cycas.

Zoological Museum

The Zoological Museum is maintained by the Department of Zoology.

College facility

Student dormitories

There are three male and one female student dormitories.

  • Saheed Sohrawordy dormitory: "A" block is for Muslim students and "B" block is for non-Muslim students.
  • Sher-e-Bangla dormitory
  • Dr. Abdus Sabur dormitory: For Honours and Masters students.
  • Hazrat Khadizatul Kobra (R) dormitory: For female students.

College ground

The college has a large ground known as Parade Ground. In this five acre ground students from the college and from other colleges play cricket, football, and volleyball. BNCC (Bangladesh National Cadet Corps) use the ground.

Co-curricular activities

  • BNCC: The college has the HQ of Karnaphuly battalion-2 of Bangladesh National Cadet Corp.
  • Rover Scout
  • CDS: Chittagong College Debating Club.
  • Math Club

Other facilities

  • Two-storied mosque.
  • Common rooms for male and female students. The common room for female students is a two-storied building..
  • Canteen between the auditorium and the administrative building.
  • Gymnasium.
  • Post office.
  • Pubali Bank, Chittagong College branch.
  • Medical centre.

See also


  1. ^ Academic Calendar (HSC 2012-2013), Chittagong College
  2. ^ Academic Calendar (HSC 2012-2013), Chittagong College
  3. ^

External links

  • Official Website
  • Article on Chittagong College from Banglapedia
  • Chittagong College Ex-students Alumni Association
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