Chittagong Collegiate School and College

Chittagong Collegiate School and College is a government educational institution in Chittagong, the southern port city in Bangladesh.It provides education from 5th to 12th grade. Established in 1836, it is one of the oldest and the best educational institutes in Chittagong and one of the in country. In 2016 Chittagong Collegiate School celebrated its 180 years of establishment.[1]

Chattogram Collegiate School
চট্টগ্রাম কলেজিয়েট স্কুল
Ice Factory Road
Chittagong, Bangladesh-4200

Motto"Truth shall prevail"
Established1836; 186 years ago (1836)
School districtChittagong District
PrincipalSirajul Islam
Grades5th to 12th Grade
Color(s)White ; Red (Morning Shift) ; Green (Day Shift); Blue (College Section)
Entrance of the institution


Chittagong Collegiate School and College was established as Chittagong Government School in 1836. The school was the first English medium high school in Chittagong. Its classes were held in a brick building constructed during the early years of British rule. The school was then shifted to a new location at the southern section of the market Sahib Hills. In 1886, the school was relocated to its present location at Collegiate School Road, North Nalapara, near the Chittagong Railway Station, and was named as Chittagong Collegiate School. Until the first decade of the twentieth century, the school was popularly known as the Entrance School.[1]

In 2008 the college section was introduced and the Government renamed the school Chittagong Collegiate School and College.


School campus

The school has a dormitory for the residential students and has a residential area for the teachers. It has a large campus with a large playground. It also has a Mosque just beside the school and school ground. The institution offers its students vocational education as well as academic qualifications. The institution is also undertaking the development of its sports facilities which includes a swimming pool within the school campus. The school field which was filled with sand has been made a grassy playground. The school section offers teaching in two shifts over six days a week to its over 2000 students in its 21 classrooms. The school also has a library, a computer lab, two science labs, three halls and one auditorium. This school also has a well-established debate club named "Collegiate School Debating Society (CSDS)".

Notable alumniEdit

Humayun Ahmed: Noted Bangladeshi writer studied in Collegiate school.

Celebration of 175 yearsEdit

Chittagong Collegiate School celebrated its 175 years in 2011. The ceremony was generated by many ex-students in the websites and social networking sites. They also celebrated its 180 years in 2016.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Chittagong Collegiate School". CCS. Archived from the original on 2015-02-07. Retrieved 2020-08-10.
  2. ^ "180 years of Chittagong Collegiate School". The Daily Star.

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Coordinates: 22°19′59″N 91°49′31″E / 22.3330870°N 91.8252912°E / 22.3330870; 91.8252912