B M College is one of the renowned Historical college of Beautiful Bangladesh. It is located in the town of Barisal in South-Western Bangladesh. B M College originated from Brajamohan School, which was established in Barisal district of Bangladesh in 1884.
Brojomohun College often known as B M College, B M University College. Romesh Chandra Dutta, then district magistrate of Barisal, motivated Aswini Kumar Dutta to establish the school. It was named after his father Brajamohan Dutta. The school started functioning as a second grade college with the introduction of F A classes in 1889. In 1898, it was upgraded to a first grade degree college.
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It is inside the Barisal main town, you can easily get there by rickshaw or local bus.
Barisal is connected with Dhaka both by roads and rivers.
You can travel to Barisal district by road as well. Several buses drive from Gabtoli bus stand every hour to Barisal. Most of the buses go to Barisal by crossing Paturiya Ghat, but some of the bus services may also go by passing through Mawa Ghat.
Some of the names of buses that travel from Dhaka to Barisal are:
1. Sakura Paribahan, Contact: 01190658772, 01729556677
2. Eagle Paribahan, Contact: 02-9006700
3. Hanif Paribahan, Contact: 01713049559
Each bus leaves every hour from 6:00am until 10pm. The reaching point is Nokhullabad bus stand in Barisal and the journey may take 6 to 8 hours.
General bus rates:
AC Bus fare: Tk 700
Non AC bus fare: Tk 500
Local bus fare: Tk 250-Tk 300
Launch is the most comfortable and relatively safe option to travel to Barisal district from Dhaka. Quite a few launches drive to Barisal district from Dhaka at Sadarghat terminal. Some of them have been listed below for your assistance.
4. Kalam Khan
Launch starts from Sadarghat at 8:00 pm and is expected to reach Barisal launch Ghat within 8 to 10 hours.
Rate of single cabin: Tk 850
Rate of double Cabin: Tk 2600
Rate of Deck: Tk 250
Barisal is also connected to Dhaka through air. Flight starts from Dhaka airport and arrive at Barisal. United airways are currently the only airline, offering flights to Barisal from Dhaka. Plane fare starts from BDT 3925. For more information, go to United Airways.
Some of the hotels available in Barisal district are as follows:-
1. Hotel Paradise Two International
Cell: +88-01717-072686, +88-01724-853590
2. Hotel Grand Plaza
Cell: +88-01711-357318, +88-01917-458088
3. Hotel Athena International
Phone: +88-0431-65109, +88-0431-65233.
4. Hotel Haq International
Barisal is famous for sea foods. One can easily get taste of Barisal foods in local restaurants. Referred to where to eat in Barisal, click here
There are lots of shops in the town catering to visitors. One can also check out the local market and try some local beauty products (sandal wood based), hand woven textile and bed sheets among many other things.
Comilla Victoria Government College (কুমিল্লা ভিক্টোরিয়া সরকারি কলেজ) is a college in Comilla, Bangladesh. It is one of the oldest and renowned colleges in Comilla as well as in Chittagong division. The college is located on 29 acres of land including its intermediate and honors section. Landlord of that time, Roy Bahadur Anandra Chandra Roy, established the college on 24 September 1899. Anandra Chandra Roy was a renowned patron of promoting and developing education in the district. He was a contractor by profession and accordingly set aside a large amount of money to establish a college for the development of higher education in Comilla.
Comilla Victoria College was thus born to fulfill his long cherished dream. In recognition of his noble endeavor, the British Government awarded him the title “Roy Bahadur” after the establishment of the college. A white sculpture was built in front of the main gate of intermediate section of the college to keep the memory of Roy Bahadur alive. Queen Victoria was the empress of India from 1876 to 1901. At that time, Comilla was under the rule of the empire, hence the college was named as Comilla Victoria College.
Sattendranath Boshu was the first principal of the college. He was the headmaster of former Comilla Victoria School. He remained the principal of the college until his death. He was a scholar as well as a researcher of literature. He was also a professor of English and was awarded Rabindranath Prize for his outstanding contribution to literature. Prof. Fazlul Karim was the first Muslim teacher of this college in 1937. He later became the Vice Principal of the college in 1958 until his retirement in 1972 when the college was made a government college.
There are 129 teachers in this college against 150 posts. But this small number of teachers is not sufficient address such a huge number of students. The total number of departments of the college stands at 18. The departments are Accounting and Management department of Business faculty, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Zoology, Botany, Mathematics, Statistics of Science faculty and English, Social Science, Social Welfare, History, Islamic History, Political Science, Economics, Philosophy and Arabic of Arts faculty. At present, the college has 15,000 students and 147 teachers, of whom 36 are women.
The college always stands first in Comilla Board on the basis of good result in HSC. Meritorious students try to get admission in this college because of its name and fame. Students of the Honors’ section also do very well in examinations. Most of the time students of this college get top positions in exams held under the national university.
Students of the college regularly take part in debate. They won many prizes from BTV and others debate competitions. Bangladesh National Cadet Core (BNCC), Rover Scouts are also working at the college. Sandhani and Badhon, two leading blood donation organizations of the country, regularly organize blood donation programs on the campus where students and teachers participate voluntarily.
Cultural programs are also organized. Victoria College Chhatra Sangshad played a vital role during the 1952 language movement and the 1962 movement against Ayub Khan. It was also actively involved in the Liberation War of 1971. The Memorial inside the campus commemorating the sacrifice of the freedom fighters who were students of the college.
Many students of Comilla Victoria College joined the Bangladesh liberation war in 1971. At least 334 students participated in the war of whom 35 sacrificed their lives for the noble cause. Major Rafiqul Islam, Saheed Khaza Nizam uddin got the recognition of "Bir Uttom" and Lieutenant Colonel Akbar Hossain, Saheed Abdul Momin got “Bir Protik” respectively who were the students of this college. Advocate Abdul Matin Khosru, Prof. Ali Asraf, AHM Mostafa Kamal (Lotus Kamal), AKM Baha Uddin Baher, who also participated in the war, were students of this college. A memorial has been built inside the campus commemorating the sublime contribution of the these freedom fighters. Comilla Victoria College has five dormitories: four for boys and one for girls. About 1,000 students reside in these dormitories.
Notable alumni: 1. Sachin Dev Burman, musician. 2. Abdul Awal Mintoo, passed HSC exam from this institute in 1966 in science group. 3. Kazi Shamsul Hoque, a journalist, editor of weekly Akhon Samoy, New York, USA passed B.A. from this college. 4. Professor Fazlul Halim Chowdhury (1 August 1930–9 April 1996) was the longest-serving (1976–1983) vice-chancellor of Dhaka University. He passed HSC exam from this college in science in 1947. 5. TV presenter Hanif Sanket 6. Rural development propagator and Ramon Magsaysay Award winner Dr. Akhtar Hameed Khan was a principal of the college in the 1950s. 7. Abdus Suttar Khan, a Bangladeshi Oxford Scholar and aerospace researcher. 8. Tapesh Chandra Bose (born. 1928 - died. 1985), S/O. Late Satish Chandra Bose,of( Bikrampur, Dacca )Ex- Finance Officer, PWD, Govt. Of Tripura, Vice president Of Biredra Club Agartala, Life Member Tripura Football association, Agartala, Tripura, present residence now at Dimsagar, Kunjaban Road, Agartala, Tripura & Inda Girls School Road, Inda, Kharagpur, Dist. Midnapore, and West Bengal was a student of Victoria College, Comilla, Bangladesh he was a Student of Economics and passed out from this college with highest distinction.)  => Array ( [name] => Feni Girls Cadet College [post_id] => 5631 [post_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/places/feni-girls-cadet-college/ [thumb_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Feni_Girls_Cadet_College_art_club-A-junaid-alam-khan1-300x211.jpg [post_content] =>
Feni Girls Cadet College is a military high school for girls, located in Feni District. Cadet colleges are autonomous residential institutions that impart an all-round education to the young learners of the secondary and higher secondary level. The colleges are under the Ministry of Defense and function under the direct supervision of Adjutant General of Bangladesh Army.
History: Mymensingh Girls Cadet College was established in 1984 and that was the only Girls cadet College in Bangladesh while other nine cadet colleges for boys. The necessity was felt to increase the number to ensure better opportunity of education for girls. The introduction of commissioning Lady Officers in Defense Services in 2002 added more impetus to the issue. Finally government decided to establish two Girls Cadet Colleges at Feni and Joypurhat. After a comprehensive reconnaissance a portion of an abandoned British Airfield (constructed in 1942 during World War II) was chosen as the site for Feni Girls Cadet College. The MES (Military Engineer Services) started the project work on 29 June 2004. Student (called cadet) selection procedure started in December 2005 and after a nationwide competitive examination best girls were selected for admission.
Initially only minimum essential Officers, Faculty Members and Staffs were posted from old colleges while the recruitment procedure was on. The college received the first batch of newly recruited employees on April 2006. The college opened on 15 April 2006 with 100 students (cadets). fifty each from class VIII and VII. On 7 June 2006 the then Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia formally inaugurated the college through a grand ceremony. Ministers, Chief of three Service, Senior Military and Civil Officers, Elites, Staffs of the college and Cadets were present on the occasion. The college was started with only few essential installations while the project work was still in progress.
Motto: Noble Education Decent Life.
Administration: Cadet Colleges function under the Ministry of Defense. Defense Secretary is the Chairman of the Cadet College Governing Council while Adjutant General, Bangladesh Army is the Chairman of Cadet College Governing Body. Cadet College Section at the Adjutant General's Branch in Army Headquarters directly controls the Cadet Colleges.
College Administration: A serving Military Officer of the rank of Lieutenant Colonel (sometimes from Air force/Navy of the equivalent rank) or a senior officer from the Cadet College Service (Promoted from the faculty members as per regulation) acts as Principal of the college. Vice Principal is responsible for the Academic affairs. A Military Officer of the rank of Major is posted as Adjutant who is a staff of the Principal and is responsible for the administrative matters. A senior faculty member called House Master looks after the administration of the Cadet Hostel (House). All faculty members are attached to the Houses and are called House Tutors. Accounts Officer looks after the matters relating to accounts and budget.
Cadet Administration: To build up leadership qualities and maintain effective cadet administration a set of cadet leaders called Prefects is appointed from the cadets of the senior most class. The cadet administration works in close coordination and under the supervision of the college administration. There are many things in the college area. The college is spread over an area of about 49.5 acres (200,000 m2). The buildings comprise an Academic Block, House, Cadet Mess, Mosque, Auditorium, College Hospital, College Library, Administrative Building, Cadet Canteen, Sports fields, Basketball Courts and a Drill Ground.
Recreation: Every House has a Recreation Room with provisions of TV, newspapers, periodicals and musical instruments. The House Indoor Games Room has the facilities of Table Tennis, Carrom, Chess and Scrabble. Cadets can also pass their time reading books in the House Library. On selected Thursdays movie shows are arranged. Every class present a cultural night where the Officers and Faculty Members are invited with family. Houses also present a cultural program at the end of each term. Music and dance training classes are organized for the interested cadets. Every potential of a novice cadet is discovered through a Talent Show program. Special occasions (Bengali New Year, Rabindra, Nazrul anniversary etc.) are celebrated through cultural shows and discussion.)  => Array ( [name] => The Islamic University of Technology [post_id] => 7768 [post_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/places/iut/ [thumb_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Five_Fundamentals_Gate_Islamic_University_of_Technology-300x225.jpg [post_content] =>
The Islamic University of Technology (IUT) is a premier engineering institute situated at the outskirts of Dhaka City. Established in 1981, this institute first opened its freshly minted gates to students in 1988. Since then the University has enjoyed an ever growing stature, and now it stands as one of the very best in the country. Its campus is an architectural feat that blends both Islamic influences and modern inspirations. It is affectionately called “Red Heaven”, owing to the consistent reds that dye its buildings.
The Islamic University of Technology is one of Bangladesh’s only two international universities, run and funded by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). IUT utilizes a rigorous academic curriculum that seeks to mold individuals who are prepared for both their specific fields and to take on the problems of the wider world. IUT currently has five departments: Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mechanical and Chemical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Technical and Vocational Education.
IUT offers Bachelor of Science and Master’s degrees, as well as Higher Diplomas and doctoral degrees. The quality of education offered here has earned it a glowing reputation and a high standing in Bangladeshi higher education. Along with academics, IUT stresses involvement in extracurricular fields, and its many clubs have made great strides in their short histories - IUT’s debating and photographic societies have earned nationwide acclaim. IUT offers a substantial number of yearly conventions, including the ICT Fest, Meccelaration, Essonance, Cennovation, along with conventions hosted by its clubs such as Break the Circle, IUT InterVarsity Debate, and so on.
IUT is primarily a residential university, and its red campus, complimented by encircling greens, serves as the perfect home for its multi-cultural student body, comprised of both Bangladeshi students as well as a diverse group of internationals who hail from Muslim countries all over the world. Its halls of residence offer some of the best on-campus housing in the country, and the campus is replete with its very own mosque, playing fields, various recreation centers, two cafeterias and a wonderful lake. The vibrant student life here is one that needs to be experienced first-hand, and is one of IUT’s many strong points.
IUT has advanced enormously in its relatively young existence, and its constant drive for progress and development promises great things for the future. IUT remains steadfast in its mission to provide the best engineering education in the country.)  => Array ( [name] => Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University [post_id] => 21960 [post_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/places/jatiya-kabi-kazi-nazrul-islam-university/ [thumb_link] => http://offroadbangladesh.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/JKKNIU-10-300x169.jpg [post_content] =>
Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University is the first and only public university established in memory of great national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam of Bangladesh. It is in a place popularly known as Battala (shade of banyan tree) at Trishal Upazilla of Mymensigh district.
The university was established by the government of Bangladesh on 1 March 2005, though the initiative was taken some years before firstly by a non-official group of socio-cultural local elites: Greater Mymensingh Cultural Forum. The university was originally conceived to be the first culture-based university in Bangladesh, but the University Act of 2006 made it a general university with a special focus on liberal arts education and activities. The academic program of the university started effective from 3 June 2007 with four departments under two faculties: the three departments of Bengali Language & Literature, English Language & Literature, and Music under the Faculty of Arts and the single Department of Computer Science and Engineering under the Faculty of Science & Engineering. Two more departments were established the next year under two new faculties: the Department of Accounting and Information Systems under the Faculty of Business Administration and the Department of Economics under the Faculty of Social Science. Two other departments were opened in the academic year 2009-2010 under two faculties: the Department of Finance and Banking under the Faculty of Business Administration and the Department of Fine Arts under the Faculty of Arts. Four additional departments were established in the academic year 2010-11 under four existing faculties, i.e., the Department of Dramatics under the Faculty of Arts, Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering under the Faculty of Science & Engineering, Department of Public Administration under the Faculty of Social Sciences, and the Department of Human Resource Management under the Faculty of Business Administration. Folklore department under Faculty of Arts will start in 2014. As of September 2014, there were in all thirteenth departments under the four faculties of JKKNIU.) )
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