Rajshahi College enters into 151 years
Rajshahi College, one of the traditional educational institutions in the erstwhile Indian Subcontinent, entered into 151 years on Saturday after passing scores of upward and downward situations.
The country's best college had been established on 35 acres of land on this day in 1873 producing scores of worthy citizens during the last one and half centuries, reports BSS.
Located on the bank of the river Padma, the college is the third oldest college in the country after Dhaka College and Chattagram College.
Under the National University, the Rajshahi College topped the list in 31 indicators for the fourth consecutive years from 2015 to 2018 while it bagged the top position in 14 indicators every year in the National Education Week under the Ministry of Education from 2016 to 2019.
It has also got acknowledgement as Model College.
Referring to historical records, Professor Abdul Khaleque said that Rajshahi College was the first institution in this territory to offer courses in various disciplines at the bachelor's and honours levels since 1878 after it was established in 1873 with only six students.
Prof Khaleque said they have Sheikh Russel Digital Computer Lab with over 500 computers. All the college students got computer training from the lab on mandatory. They were also imparted training on outsourcing and programming.