RAJSHAHI The foundation stone of a TK 12.29 crore ten-
storied Bangabandhu Academic Building of Rajshahi College, was formally laid
Mayor of Rajshahi City Corporation AHM Khairuzzaman Liton laid the
foundation stone of the 'Bangabandhu Academic Building' as chief guest at a
function held at campus premises.
Education Engineering Department (EED) is going to construct the first
ever-high rise building among all educational institutions in the entire
northwest region of the country and construction works are expected to
complete within the next two years.
Principal of the college Prof Habibur Rahman and its Vice Principal Prof
Abdul Khaleque and departmental heads of the college were present on the
Prof Habibur Rahman told the inaugural function that Rajshahi College has
been adjudged as the country's best educational institution for the fourth
consecutive years for its outstanding performance in the academic arena since
The Ministry of Education in the National Education Week-2019 Competition
held last June has ranked the college as the country's best institution.
Professor Rahman said every year the education ministry brings all the
colleges throughout the country under ranking in terms of its 19 indicators
including number of students and their results, number of the highest degree-
holding teachers, college environment, water and sanitation.
National University also declared the college as the country's best one
based on its ranking. It is said to be the third oldest institutions of
higher education in Bangladesh after Dhaka College and Chittagong College.
Established in 1873 and within a short period after its establishment, the
college became one of the main centres of higher education for the
inhabitants of East Bengal, North Bengal, Bihar and Assam.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)