Dhaka College


Dhaka College is one of Bangladesh’s most important as well as these earliest higher-secondary educational institutions. It was established by James Taylor Wise (civil surgeon at Dhaka) in1835 as an English Seminary School (at present Dhaka Collegiate School). Mr. Wise organized a local Committee of Public Instruction with the help of district magistrate Mr. Grant. The school building was built partly out of public donations on the grounds of an English factory. In 1841, the school got its approval of the college. On 20 November 1841, the foundation stone of the college was placed and buildings were completed in 1846, with the aid of the Bishop of Calcutta. In the first graduating class there were both Muslim and Hindu students, as well as a number of foreign students, mainly from Armenia and Portugal. The college was relocated in 1873 to a large building to the east of Victoria Park in order to accommodate the physics and chemistry laboratories. In 1908, it shifted to Curzon Hall while the science departments were housed in the present chemistry building of the University of Dhaka and two new halls were built there as well. In 1921, the college shifted again to the old High Court Building as the University of Dhaka was established there. During the Second World War, it moved to Siddique Bazar in Purana Dhaka. Finally, the college found its own permanent campus on Mirpur Road, Dhanmondi near Dhaka New Market since 1955.


Dhaka College (Bengali: ঢাকা কলেজ also known as DC) is the oldest institution of Bangladesh located in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It offers higher secondary education (HSC). It has Honours and Masters programs as well which divisions are affiliated to the University of Dhaka.

Residential student halls:

There are eight residential halls:

  • South Hall
  • North Hall
  • International Hall
  • West Hall
  • Akhtaruzzaman Elias Hall
  • Shaheed Farhad Hossain Hall
  • Southern Hall
  • Shaheed Sheikh Kamal Hall


Dhaka College offers H.S.C., four years Honours, and one year Masters course in various majors.

>> For HSC Level ↓

  • Science
  • Business Studies
  • Humanities

>> For Honours and Masters Level ↓

  • Department of Management
  • Department of Accounting
  •  Department of English
  •  Department of Bengali
  •  Department of Botany
  • Department of Chemistry
  •  Department of Economics
  • Department of Geography & Environmental Science
  •  Department of History
  •  Department of Islamic History and Culture Department of Arabic & Islamic Studies
  •  Department of Mathematics
  •  Department of Political Science
  •  Department of Psychology
  •  Department of Philosophy
  •  Department of Physics
  •  Department of Statistics Department of Sociology
  • Department of Zoology

Mirpur Road, P.O.: New Market, Dhanmondi, Dhaka-1205


Email: [email protected]

Website: https://dhakacollege.edu.bd/