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Govt. Bangla College
Vicinity of Bangla College : Govt. Bangla college is situated on the north - west corner of Dhaka Mega city along the western side of Mirpur Darus - salam Road on a land of 57 Bigha (16.18 Acre) in a din and bustle free natural atmosphere.
The perspective of nomenclature : Many may wonder why this college has been named Bangla College especially at a time when Bangla has become a medium of instruction in nearly all spheres of higher education. Though in the present context this name does not bear any significance, the scenario was quite different in the past.
In the time of erstwhile Pakistan English was the medium of instruction in all spheres of higher education. Besides Urdu was introduced as a medium of instruction in to a Urd u medium high school at Mirpur while a Urdu medium college was established i n Karachi. In such circumstances some eminent scholars of this country wanted to set up a B angla U niversity so as to encour age the students to study in Bangla Medium as well as to make the practice of science popular. They wanted to counter the establishment of Urdu college. The establishment of B angla C ollege was the first step in this regard . At a time when English was used in all colleges , Bangla was then used only in this college. So, the nomenclature was appropriate and significant.
When this college was established in 1962, the professors at this college of different subjects prepared their respective lectures and cyclostyled each lecturer in Bangla to provide them for the learners. After necessary correction and addition, those subject - based notes were published in the form of books. Thus, the trend of use of Bangla in higher education was g radually diffused all over the country. In this regard, Bangla College has remained a herald to introduce Bangla as the medium of instruction in to the then college s and universities of this country.
Historical Background : In 1947 after the division t he then Pakistani rulers declared ‘Urdu’ the state language neglecting the vernacular of the majority of people living in the then East Pakistan. As a result, people from all walks of life took part in movement so as to establish their dear Bangla as the s tate language and tinted the streets red with their own blood on 21 February, 1952. Later on , though in 1956 Bangla was recognised as th e most prominent state language, a lot of complaints against this language were raised in terms of its usages in office and court along with as a medium of education. A number of prominent scholars took initiatives in order to remove those obstacles. On the 15 th of February, 1961 under the Chairmanship of D r. Mohammad Shahidullah a meeting was held at Bangla Academy and it was decided to establish ‘‘ Bangla College” as the first step to set up a ‘‘ Bangla University”. After that, in 1962 the activities of ‘‘Bangla College” began on a temporary basis at Nobokumar Institute of Bakshi Bazar. In 1968 after the completion of necessary buildings, Bangla College was shifted to its present site . The Bengali Nationalism came into being from language movement and basing upon this particular point, the Bengali Nati on under the dynamic guidance of the Father of the Nation liberated this country. The People’s Republic of Bangladesh nationalized this college on 21 February, 1985. The system of co - education was introduced from the very beginning of this college. We reme mber with deep respect those noble persons who pioneered in the birth of this college.
1 . Dr. Muhammad Shahidullah
2 . Principal Md. Ibrahim Khan
3 . Poet Gholam Mostafa
4 . Poet Jasim Uddin
5 . Sayed Ali Ahsan
6 . Prof . Abul Kasem ( Founder Principal)
7 . Prof. Hasan Zaman
8 . Prof. Muhammad Nurul Haque
9 . Prof. Motiur Rahman
10 . Poet Shah Mustafizur Rahman
11 . Sk. Abu Bakar Siddique
12 . Shamsul Huda ( Ex. Speaker)
13 . Poet Akhter ul Al a m 14 . Kazi Abul Kayes 15 . Mos ih Ul Islam 16 . Sayed Mostafa Jamal 17 . Dr. Muhammad Abdul Aziz 18 . Khan Bahadur Abdur Rahman 19 . Abul Kalam Shamsuddin ( Ex. Editor, The Daily Azad ) 20 . Abdus Salam ( Ex. Editor, The Daily Pakista n Observer ) 21 . Tofazzol Hossain Manik Mian 22 . Principal Md. Abdul Hai 23 . Dr. Mohammad Osman Goni ( Ex. VC, DU ) 24 . Dr. Mohammad Innas Ali ( Ex. VC, BUET ) 25 . Abdul Hakim 26 . Dr. Mohammad Hossain 27 . Principal Dewan M d. Azr o f 28 . Roy B ahadur R an ada Prosad S aha 29 . Gul Mohammad Adamji 30 . Sunil Kumar Basu ( The D akeshari Mills ) 31 . Poet Farrukh Ahmed 32 . Poet Mufakkharul Islam 33 . Dr. Kazi Motahar Hossain 34 . Poet Jahanara Arju 35 . Prof. Muhammad Monsur Uddin ( Wri ter ) 36 . Prof. Shahed Ali ( Writ er & Journalist )