Chittagong College is a government college in Chittagong, Bangladesh. It is the second college established in Bangladesh after Dhaka College. It offers Higher Secondary Education (HSC), bachelor's degree and master's degree.Coordinates:
Motto in English
|Education is Power|
|Principal||Prof. Mohammad Mujibul Hoque Chowdhury|
|Students||18000+ (as of 2018)|
|Campus||6 acres (urban)|
|Language||Bengali & English|
|Affiliations||Bangladesh National University|
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. The students of this institution participated in Language movement in 1952, Bengali Education movement in 1962 and Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971.
|Course||Date of first affiliation|
Faculties and departmentsEdit
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, 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.
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.
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 
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
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) uses the ground.
- 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:
- 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
- Post office
- Pubali Bank, Chittagong College branch
- Medical centre
- Foreign language training center [FLTC]
Scholars who have taught here include,
- Janardan Chakravarti
- Bhabatosh Dutta
- Manabendra Narayan Larma, the founding leader of the Parbatya Chattagram Jana Samhati Samiti
- Fazlul Karim, lawyer, businessman, politician and soldier. He was the first mayor of Cox's Bazar.
- Dr. Muhammad Yunus, awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for founding the Grameen Bank and pioneering the concepts of microcredit and microfinance
- A J M Nasir Uddin, Mayor of Chittagong City
- Enamul Haque, a Bangladeshi researcher, litterateur and educationist
Notable faculty membersEdit
- Beni Madhab Das, he joined in the college in its initial years and made the college as a model institution
- Surendranath Dasgupta, he was a professor of Bangla and Sangskrit in the college
- Subodh Chandra Sengupta, came to dept. of English in this college in 1933 from Presidency College, Kolkata
- Motaher Hussain Chowdhury, a Bengalii writer, was born in Noakhali. He worked in Chittagong College from 1947 to 1956.
- Abdul Haque Faridi, lecturer
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- "Women were the first to defy Section 144 curfew". londoni.co.
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- "Nowhere to play". The Daily Star. Retrieved October 25, 2017.
- Academic Calendar (HSC 2012-1013). Chittagong College.
- "Chowdhury, Motaher Hossain". banglapedia.org.