Chittagong College

Chittagong College is a government college in Chittagong, Bangladesh. It is the second college established in Bangladesh after Dhaka College.[1] It offers Higher Secondary Education (HSC), bachelor's degree and master's degree.Coordinates: 22°21′12.73″N 91°50′14.58″E / 22.3535361°N 91.8373833°E / 22.3535361; 91.8373833

Chittagong College
চট্টগ্রাম কলেজ
Chittagong college logo.jpg
Motto
শিক্ষাই শক্তি
Motto in English
Education is Power
TypePublic
Established1869 (1869)
PrincipalProf. Mohammad Mujibul Hoque Chowdhury
Academic staff
169
Administrative staff
400
Students18000+ (as of 2018)
Location,
Chittagong
,
Bangladesh
Campus6 acres (urban)
LanguageBengali & English
AffiliationsBangladesh National University
SportsCricket, Football
Websitewww.ctgcollege.gov.bd

HistoryEdit

Having begun as Chittagong District school (now Chittagong Collegiate School) in 1836, it became an intermediate college in 1869. Its academic activities as a college started at a Portuguese-merchant built building beside the Parade Ground. The first principal was J C Bose. Initially, it used to offer law education, but the subject was suspended in 1909. In the same year it started providing science education in the intermediate section from the 1909. The institute became a graduation college in 1910 after University of Calcutta 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 supplementary courses on English, economics and philosophy. In 1942, honours courses in Economics started. The college suspended its honours programme in 1955. But, it reintroduced honours courses on English, Bangla, economics, physics, chemistry and mathematics in 1960. B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science) courses on zoology and botany and B.A. (Bachelor of Arts) /B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science) course on statistics were introduced in 1962. In 1926, A. K. Fazlul Huq established Muslim Chattrabash which is now known as Sher-e-Bangla Chattrabas.[2] The students of this institution participated in Language movement in 1952,[3] Bengali Education movement in 1962 and Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971.

AffiliationEdit

Course Date of first affiliation
SSC 1836
Degree (Pass) 1910
Honours 1919
Master's Preliminary 1992
Master's Final 1992

[4]

Faculties and departmentsEdit

 
Parade ground of Chittagong College

The college teaches honours and offers master's degrees in 17 subjects (present 2018). Science and humanities are course for HSC student. The college has five academic buildings, a library with 60,000 books,[2] a mosque, and an auditorium. The college has three academic buildings. one of them used as a foreign language teaching inclusive arts and an ICT (information and communication technology) lab based building.

 
Administrational map of Chittagong College
 
Administrational building of Chittagong College

Faculty of Arts & Social ScienceEdit

The Department of English in Chittagong College is called Royal Department. Famous scholar Subodh Candra Sen Gupta joined in the department in 1933. It opened in 1910.[2]

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 Islamic Studies

Faculty of ScienceEdit

The faculty comprises the following departments:

  • Department of Geography
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Botany
  • Department of Zoology
  • Department of Statistics
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Psychology [4]

College facilityEdit

Student dormitoriesEdit

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 master's students
  • Hazrat Khadizatul Kobra (R) dormitory: for female students
  • Shekh Hasina dormitory: for female students

College groundEdit

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.[5] BNCC (Bangladesh National Cadet Corps) uses the ground.

Co-curricular activitiesEdit

  • Chittagong College Information Technology Club (XI-XII students only)
  • BNCC, the college has the HQ of Karnaphuly battalion-2 of Bangladesh National Cadet Corp. Two Sections are Army Wing and Naval Wing
  • Rover Scout
  • Chittagong College ECA Club
  • Chittagong College Debating Club
  • Math Club
  • Red Crescent Society
  • Language Club
  • Chattogram College Creative Club

Chittagong College Information Technology Club (CCITC)Edit

Chittagong College Information Technology Club was founded on February 2, 2020.It is a platform which provides students with opportunities to discuss various IT issues outside the classroom and enhance the skills of students other than regular curriculum. Current activities include:

1. Programming and Problem Solving

2. IoT and Robotics

3. Web Development and Graphic Design

4. Data Science and Machine Learning

There is one class per week for any of the above four topics. To attend the classes being a member is mandatory.

For more information:

https://www.facebook.com/club.ccit

Other facilitiesEdit

  • 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
  • Foreign language training center [FLTC]

Notable alumniEdit

Muhammad Younus
Fazlul Karim

Scholars who have taught here include,

Notable faculty membersEdit

GalleryEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Academic Calendar (HSC 2012-2013), Chittagong College
  2. ^ a b c d "A Profile on Chittagong College". The Daily Star. Retrieved May 2, 2010.
  3. ^ "Women were the first to defy Section 144 curfew". londoni.co.
  4. ^ a b "Chittagong College". nu.bd.
  5. ^ "Nowhere to play". The Daily Star. Retrieved October 25, 2017.
  6. ^ Academic Calendar (HSC 2012-1013). Chittagong College.
  7. ^ "Chowdhury, Motaher Hossain". banglapedia.org.

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