Dhaka Collegiate School

Dhaka Collegiate School
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Dhaka Collegiate School, Dhaka
আল্লাহ্‌ আমাদের সহায়
Location
1, Loyal Street, Sadarghat, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Coordinates 23°47′40″N 90°24′06″E / 23.794458°N 90.401586°E / 23.794458; 90.401586Coordinates: 23°47′40″N 90°24′06″E / 23.794458°N 90.401586°E / 23.794458; 90.401586
Information
Type Government, Boys High School
Established 1835
Campus Old Town
Area Sadarghat
Color(s) White
 
Dark Blue
 
Mascot Open book with a single eye in which an everlasting flame of knowledge burns.
Nickname Collegiatians

Dhaka Collegiate School (Bengali: ঢাকা কলেজিয়েট স্কুল) is a secondary school in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It is the oldest school in Dhaka and one of the oldest and prestigious institutions in the country for more than a century.

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History

The school was established in Dhaka in July 1835 as an English Seminary. It was the first government high school established by the British under the East India Company in the Bengal province for teaching English literature and Science. This was later named as Dhaka Collegiate School. Mr. Redge, an English missionary, acted as the first head master of the school. In its first batch it had Nawab of Dhaka Khwaja Abdul Ghani as a student.

The school is located in Sadarghat crossing, west of Bahadur Shah Park and south of Jagannath University College, on the banks of the Buriganga River.

The foundation of Dhaka Intermediate College was laid down in 1841. The school was separated from the college and put under control of the inspector of schools in 1908. Since then it has had the status of a Zilla School, although it continues to be called Dhaka Collegiate School.

This boys' school now offers courses in science, humanities, and commerce.

Headmasters/Headmistresses

Dhaka Collegiate School
  • Mr. Ridge (1835-39)
  • Mr. Sinclaire (1839-41)
  • Mr. Pratt (1841)
  • Mr. Carsil (1848)
  • Mr. E. U. Good (1863-65)
  • Mr. Babu U. C Datta
  • Mr. Goon
  • Mr. W. B. Livingstone
  • Mr. Leigh Fever (1872)
  • Mr. Babu K. C. Ghosh (1873-84)
  • Mr. Babu I. C. Bose
  • Mr. Rai Sahib R. M. Gupta (1888-96)
  • Mr. Babu B. M. Sen (1897-1902)
  • Mr. Babu R. K. Das (1903-10)
  • Mr. Babu B. K. Bose (1910-14)
  • Mr. Babu Abhaya Charan Das (1914-19)
  • Mr. Khan Bahadur Tassaduq Ahmad (1919-27)
  • Mr. Khan Bahadur Badiur Rahman (1927-32)
  • Mr. Rai Saheb J. M. Datta (1932-35)
  • Mr. Babu J. C. Datta (1935-43)
  • Mr. Babu B. K. Bhattacharya (1943-44)
  • Mr. M. O. Goni (1944-45)
  • Dr. Enamul Haque (1945-48)
  • Dr. Enamul Haque (1948-50)
  • Mr. S. M. Sadaruddin (1950-51)
  • Mr. A. A. Mahmud (1951-52)
  • Mr. Abid Ali (1952-54)
  • Mr. M. S. A. R. B. Kader (1954-56)
  • Mr. Sahabuddin (1956)
  • Mr. M. A. K. Bhuiyan (1956-58)
  • Mr. Qazi Ambor Ali (1958-59)
  • Mr. Sufi Hussein Ali (1959)
  • Mr. T. Hossain (1961-65)
  • Mr. M. A. K. Bhuiyan (1966-67)
  • Mr. Hafizuddin Ahmed (1967-70)
  • Mr. Md. Abdur Razzaq (1970)
  • Mr. A. A. Khalilur Rahman (1972-75)
  • Mr. M. A. Motaleb (1975-76)
  • Mr. Md. Mizanur Rahman Bhuiyan (1976-78)
  • Mr. Shamsul Alam Chowdhuri (1978-87)
  • Mr. Mostafizur Rahman (1987-90)
  • Mr. Md. Sekandar Ali Khalifa (1990-92)
  • Mrs. Monzil Ara Ahmed (1992-96)
  • Mr. Md. Motiur Rahman (1996-99)
  • Mrs. Syeda Zinnatun Noor (1999-2003)
  • Mr. Md. Anwar Hossain (2003-2007)
  • Mr. Abdul Malek Mia (2007)
  • Mr. Ali Akkas Ahmed (Acting)(2007-2008)
  • Mrs. Rowshon Ara (Acting)(2008-2010)
  • MD. Farid Uddin (2010-...)

Notable alumni

  • Jagdish Chandra Bose, Physcist & Inventor
  • Megh Nad Saha, physicist
  • Bir Shreshtho Matiur Rahman, Muktijoddha (Freedom Fighter)
  • Raisul Islam Asad, Muktijoddha (Freedom Fighter) & National Award Winning Actor
  • Brajosundar Mitra, founder of Brahmo Samaj
  • Munier Chowdhury, linguist, martyred intellectual
  • A.M. Harun-ar-Rashid, Eminent Physicist
  • Buddhadeb Basu, poet
  • Khwaja Abdul Ghani, Nawab of Dhaka
  • Mustafa Kamal, Chairman of the Law Commission, former Chief Justice of Bangladesh
  • Mustafa Monowar, Artist & Puppeteer
  • Khan Ataur Rahman, Film Director
  • Alamgir Kabir, Film director
  • JG Nicholas Pogose, Founder of Pogose School
  • Gregory de Groote, Founder of St. Gregory's High School

Extra-curricular organizations

  • Dhaka Collegiate School Alumni Association
  • Dhaka Collegiate School Debating Society
  • Dhaka Collegiate School Literary Society
  • Dhaka Collegiate School Boy Scouts
  • Dhaka Collegiate School Language and Reading Club
  • Dhaka Collegiate School Science Club
  • Dhaka Collegiate School Chess Club
  • Bangladesh National Cadet Core (BNCC), Dhaka Collegiate School Division
  • Dhaka Collegiate Cultural Forum

Reference in contemporary literature

  • In Satyajit Ray's Popular Detective Series Feluda, Mentions Pradosh Chandra Mitter aka Feluda's Father late Jaykrishna Mitter was an mathematics teacher of Dhaka Collegiate School.

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