Eden Mohila College (known as Eden College), is a women's college in Azimpur, Dhaka, Bangladesh. It was established in 1873 in the Farashganj area of Dhaka. In 1878 the school was named after Ashley Eden, Lieutenant Governor of Bengal.[1] The college moved to its present premises in 1963.[1] It is affiliated with the University of Dhaka as of 16 February 2017.[2]

Eden Mohila College
ইডেন মহিলা কলেজ
Crest of Eden Mohila College
Other name
Eden College
EMC
Former name
Dhaka Female School
Eden Girls School
Eden Girls High School and Higher Secondary College
Eden Girls College
TypePublic
Established1873; 151 years ago (1873)
FounderShuvashadhini Shava
ChancellorPresident of Bangladesh
Vice-ChancellorASM Maksud Kamal
PrincipalSupriya Bhattacharjee
Students35,000+
Location,
Bangladesh

23°43′40″N 90°23′11″E / 23.727842°N 90.3863622°E / 23.727842; 90.3863622
CampusUrban, 7.3 hectares (18 acres)
AffiliationsUniversity of Dhaka
Websiteemc.edu.bd
Map
Entrance of the college

History

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In 1873, the Shubhaswadhini Sabha established a school at Farashganj for the education of Brahmo girls. After 5 years of establishment, Dhaka Female School was established by merging another girls school with this school. In the same year, 1878, the school was converted into a government school and renamed Eden Girls' School. After coming under government management, the school was shifted to Laxmibazar. After 1897 the school was shifted to Sadarghat. In 1926, the school was converted into a college and renamed Eden Girls' High School and Higher Secondary College. The college was shifted again to Abdul Gani Road when AK Fazlul Haque was the Education Minister of Bengal. After the establishment of Pakistan, the college was shifted to Curzon Hall for administrative reasons, but in 1958, the college was merged with Kamrunnesa School and moved to Tikatuli where Kamrunnesa School had its campus. In 1962, the higher education section of Eden College was shifted to its present location and the following year, the Boxibazar branch of the college started as the Government Girls College, now known as Begum Badrunnesa Government Girls' College. Then Eden Girls College was named Eden Mohila College.[1]

Faculties

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Faculty of Arts & Social Science

Department of Bangla

Department of English

Department of History

Department of Islamic History & Culture

Department of Philosophy

Department of Islamic Studies

Department of Economics

Department of Political Science

Department of Sociology

Department of Social Work


Faculty of Science

Department of Chemistry

Department of Physics

Department of Botany

Department of Zoology

Department of Statistics

Department of Mathematics

Department of Geography and Environmental Science

Department of Psychology


Faculty of Business Studies

Department of Marketing

Department of Accounting

Department of Management

Department of Finance and Banking

Notable alumni

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Notable faculty

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Courses

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  • Honors degree
  • Master's degree
  • Degree pass course

Controversy

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On 22 September, 2022, Chhatra League's Eden College branch vice-president Jannatul Ferdous raised allegations of various irregularities against president Tamanna Jasmine Riva and general secretary Razia Sultana to the media. So on the night of 24 September, Riva and Razia's team attacked her in the college area.[6] When Jannat, the victim of torture, threatened to commit suicide, the enraged attackers fled the college at night.[7]

In a press conference, 25 leaders of the college threatened to resign if action was not taken against Riva and Razia on afternoon of 25 September.[8] Later, Riva and Razia's supporters clashed with their rival factions on 25 September when they attended a press conference arranged by Riva–Razia.[9] The two groups clashed several times in the college area that day.[10]

College authorities formed a committee on September 25 to investigate the incident.[11] On the same day, the central council of the BCL expelled 16 workers of the Eden College branch based on preliminary evidence and announced the suspension of the branch's activities.[12] On 26 September, the expelled leaders told the media that the central council of the BCL expelled only a section of the branch to systematically suspend the activities of the entire branch by keeping the committee. They alleged that the Riva–Razia group were not expelled despite evidence. The oustees demanded the withdrawal of the eviction order on them.[13] Those expelled from the party planned to go on a hunger strike to demand their demands, but came back from that decision after the assurance of the BCL leaders.[14]

These issues are not new but old in this college. The expelled leaders accused Riva and Razia of extorting hall rooms, corruption and abuse of power and using college girls as prostitutes, but the Central Committee of Chhatra League denied these allegations.[15] A former student of the college, Liza Akhtar Hossain, claimed on Facebook that the college forced female students to become political activists.[16]

In response, the college branch of Chhatra Dal called for resistance against the Chhatra League to make the campus safe for female students.[17] The Central Women's Division of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami in a statement condemned the incident and called upon the government to restore the campus environment.[18] Supriya Bhattacharya, the professor of the college, indirectly denied the allegation that Eden College was under the control of BCL. She sees the incident as the students' fault and feels counseling them will solve the problem.[19]

In response to the incident, Sultana Kamal wrote in a column in Prothom Alo, "Eden College Chhatra League leadership is not alone responsible for this situation. The Central Chhatra League, which is responsible for managing Eden College Chhatra League, the leadership of Awami League, which is responsible for managing that Chhatra League—all have responsibility here. Everyone has to fulfill their respective responsibilities. No. Instead, everyone is condoning this unaccountable lawlessness. Sadly, no one is concerned about the destruction of our children's future."[20] Professor Tanjim Uddin Khan of the Department of International Relations of Dhaka University blamed the negligence of the college authorities for this incident.[21]

On September 28, Jannatul Ferdausi filed a case against the torturers in the Dhaka Metropolitan Court.[22]

See also

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References

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  1. ^ a b c Choudhury, Mahfuja (2012). "Eden Mohila College". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. (eds.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. Archived from the original on 2015-12-22. Retrieved 2015-12-12.
  2. ^ "ঢাবির অধিভুক্ত ইডেন, স্পষ্ট ধারণা নেই শিক্ষার্থীদের" [Eden, affiliated to DU, students do not have a clear idea]. Banglanews24.com (in Bengali). 19 February 2017. Archived from the original on 14 October 2017. Retrieved 28 September 2022.
  3. ^ Firoz, Rawsan Ara (2012). "Imam, Akhter". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. (eds.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. Archived from the original on 2017-09-05. Retrieved 2017-06-15.
  4. ^ "Siddika Kabir passes away". The Daily Star (Bangladesh). 2012-01-31. Archived from the original on 2012-02-03. Retrieved 2012-02-01.
  5. ^ Parvez, Md Masud (2012). "Khatun, Khodeja". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. (eds.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. Archived from the original on 2015-12-22. Retrieved 2015-12-17.
  6. ^ "মধ্যরাতে উত্তপ্ত ইডেন কলেজ" [Eden College is hot in midnight]. Jugantor (in Bengali). 25 September 2022. Archived from the original on 26 September 2022. Retrieved 28 September 2022.
  7. ^ "সুন্দরীদের বাছাই করে ব্যবসা, ইডেন কলেজ ছাত্রলীগ নেত্রীর অভিযোগ" [Eden College Chhatra League leader complains about business by selecting beauties]. Banglanews24.com (in Bengali). 25 September 2022. Archived from the original on 26 September 2022. Retrieved 28 September 2022.
  8. ^ "ইডেন কলেজ ছাত্রলীগের সভাপতি-সা. সম্পাদককে 'অবাঞ্ছিত' ঘোষণা, ২৫ নেত্রীর গণপদত্যাগের হুমকি" [President of Eden College Chhatra League. Editor declared 'undesirable', 25 leaders threatened to resign]. Prothom Alo (in Bengali). 25 September 2022. Archived from the original on 25 September 2022. Retrieved 28 September 2022.
  9. ^ "ইডেন কলেজে ছাত্রলীগের প্রতিদ্বন্দ্বী গ্রুপের মধ্যে সংঘর্ষ, আহত অন্তত ১৫ জন" [Clash between rival groups of BCL at Eden College, at least 15 injured]. Voice of America (in Bengali). 26 September 2022. Archived from the original on 25 September 2022. Retrieved 28 September 2022.
  10. ^ "ইডেন কলেজে আবারও ছাত্রলীগের দু'পক্ষের মারামারি" [Two sides of Chhatra League fight again in Eden College]. Shomoyeralo.com (in Bengali). 25 September 2022. Archived from the original on 29 September 2022. Retrieved 28 September 2022.
  11. ^ "ইডেনের ঘটনা তদন্তে কলেজের কমিটি" [College Committee to Investigate Eden Incident]. The Daily Star (in Bengali). 27 September 2022. Archived from the original on 27 September 2022. Retrieved 28 September 2022.
  12. ^ "ইডেন কলেজ শাখা ছাত্রলীগের কার্যক্রম স্থগিত ঘোষণা, সঙ্গে ১৬ নেতা-কর্মীকে স্থায়ী বহিষ্কার" [Eden College branch announced suspension of activities of Chhatra League, along with permanent expulsion of 16 leaders and activists]. Prothom Alo (in Bengali). 26 September 2022. Retrieved 28 September 2022.
  13. ^ "বহিষ্কারাদেশকে ভিত্তিহীন বললেন ইডেনের সেই নেত্রীরা, যাচ্ছেন অনশনে" [Those leaders of Eden said the expulsion country is baseless, they are going on hunger strike]. Prothom Alo (in Bengali). 26 September 2022. Archived from the original on 26 September 2022. Retrieved 28 September 2022.
  14. ^ "অনশন নয়, 'বড় ভাইদের' জানিয়ে ক্যাম্পাসে ফিরলেন ইডেনের সেই নেত্রীরা" [The leaders of Eden returned to the campus saying that they are not on hunger strike, but 'big brothers']. Prothom Alo (in Bengali). 26 September 2022. Archived from the original on 26 September 2022. Retrieved 28 September 2022.
  15. ^ Hasan, Mahadi (27 September 2022). "ছাত্রলীগের ২ গ্রুপে সংঘর্ষের নেপথ্যে 'বাণিজ্য'" ["Trade" behind the conflict in 2 groups of Chhatra League]. Jugantor (in Bengali). Archived from the original on 27 September 2022. Retrieved 28 September 2022.
  16. ^ "ইডেন কলেজ নিয়ে বাজে অভিজ্ঞতা জানালেন সাবেক ছাত্রী" [A former student shared a bad experience with Eden College]. Dhakatimes24.com (in Bengali). 26 September 2022. Archived from the original on 26 September 2022. Retrieved 28 September 2022.
  17. ^ "ছাত্রলীগের মতো সংগঠনকে 'না' বলুন: ইডেন কলেজ ছাত্রদল" [Say 'no' to organizations like Chhatra League: Eden College Chhatra Dal]. Prothom Alo (in Bengali). 26 September 2022. Archived from the original on 29 September 2022. Retrieved 28 September 2022.
  18. ^ "ইডেন কলেজ নিয়ে জামায়াত মহিলা বিভাগের বিবৃতি" [Jamaat Women's Department statement on Eden College]. Naya Diganta (in Bengali). 26 September 2022. Archived from the original on 29 September 2022. Retrieved 28 September 2022.
  19. ^ Mortoza, Golam (27 September 2022). "'মেয়েদের ভুল' এবং 'কাউন্সেলিংয়ে' সমাধান দেখছেন ইডেন অধ্যক্ষ" [Eden principal sees solution in 'girl mistakes' and 'counseling']. The Daily Star (in Bengali). Archived from the original on 27 September 2022. Retrieved 28 September 2022.
  20. ^ Kamal, Sultana (28 September 2022). "দায়টা শুধু ইডেন কলেজ ছাত্রলীগের নয়" [The responsibility is not only Eden College Chhatra League]. Prothom Alo (in Bengali). Archived from the original on 28 September 2022. Retrieved 28 September 2022.
  21. ^ Aalok, Saadi Muhammad (26 September 2022). "'ইডেন ছাত্রলীগ নেত্রীদের বিরুদ্ধে যে অভিযোগ সেগুলো অপরাধীদের কাজ'" ["The allegations against Eden Chhatra League leaders are the work of criminals"]. The Daily Star (in Bengali). Archived from the original on 26 September 2022. Retrieved 28 September 2022.
  22. ^ "ইডেন কলেজের ছাত্রলীগ সভাপতি, সাধারণ সম্পাদকের বিরুদ্ধে মামলার আবেদন" [Petition for case against Eden College Chhatra League President, General Secretary]. Ntvbd.com (in Bengali). NTV. 28 September 2022. Archived from the original on 29 September 2022. Retrieved 28 September 2022.
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