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Faujdarhat Cadet College
Faujdarhat Cadet College-Academic Block.jpg
Motto: Deeds Not Words
Location
Upazilla:Sitakund
District:Chittagong
Bangladesh
Information
Established April 28, 1958
at Faujdarhat in Chittagong
Opened 1958
First Principal William Maurice Brown
Color(s) Blue
Demonym Faujian
Area 185 acres (0.75 km2)
Houses
Fazlul Huq House (former Ayub House) named after A. K. Fazlul Huq
Never give in
Panther
Green
Shahidullah House (former Akbar House) named after Muhammad Shahidullah
We shall never surrender
Tiger
Red
Nazrul House (former Shahjahan House) named after Kazi Nazrul Islam
They live who dare
Jaguar
Blue
Rabindra House (former Babar House) named after Rabindranath Tagore
Strike and Strive
Lion
Yellow

Faujdarhat Cadet College, is a military high school, modeled after public schools in the UK (according to the Public Schools Act 1868), financed partially by the Bangladesh Army, located at Faujdarhat, near Chittagong, in Bangladesh.

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Overview

Faujdarhat Cadet College boards approximately 300 boys (10% are defense personnel's children) between the ages of 12 and 18 (roughly 50 in each year for grade-7 ) through a nationwide admissions examination composed of written, oral and medical examinations.

The school is headed by a Principal, appointed by the Adjutant General's Branch of Bangladesh Army. It contains four houses, each headed by a housemaster, selected from among the senior members of the teaching staff.

School uniform

All students wear a uniform similar to cadet officers in military academy in academic hours, shorts sleeves in afteernoon games and sports, and long sleeves with tie, that is effectively a strip of the college colors, during their evening activities. There are some variations in the school dress worn by boys in authority.

Members of the teaching staff are also required to wear a form of school dress when teaching.

History

Faujdarhat Cadet College was the first Cadet College to be established in erstwhile East Pakistan. It was established in April 28, 1958 by New Zealander William Maurice Brown. It's colorful history recorded in the form of personal reflections appeared in the following publications.

  • Shakoor Majid, Class Seven 1978, Onnyaprakash, Dhaka, February 2008. ISBN 984-868-472-7.[1]
  • M. Anwarul Haq, A Legacy of Learning, The Daily Star, April 27, 2008.[2]
  • Fakhruddin Ahmed, Half a Century of Excellence, The Daily Star, November 21, 2008.[3]
  • Mohammad Ataul Karim, A Steeplechase Story, Katskill, December 2008. ISBN 984-300-002931-9.

Location

Faujdarhat Cadet College is situated on the Dhaka - Chittagong grand trunk road. Chittagong city center is half an hour away. Bangladesh Military Academy (BMA) is also 2 km away. Straight ahead of Faujdarhat Cadet College, the Bay of Bengal is about 1 km away.

Infrastructure

Museum

There is a museum in the college, situated just beside the auditorium. Some of the items in the museum are pictures of ex-cadets and a list of cadets from 1958 to the present.

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Dining Hall

The dining hall is named after the first principal of FCC as 'Colonel Brown Hall'.All cadets take their meals together in the dining hall. Tables are divided according to four respective houses. There are separate seating facilities for the prefects and the duty master generally known as the High Table.

Five meals are served every day at the dining hall. Cadets follow stringent dining etiquettes while taking meals.

Library

The library is one of the nations richest collections of references and archives containing more than ten thousand books known as 'Rab Pathagar'.

Houses

  • Rabindra House, the house colour is yellow and the house emblem is a lion.
  • Nazrul House, the house colour is blue and the house emblem is a jaguar.
  • Shahidullah House, the house colour is red and the house emblem is a tiger.
  • Fazlul Haq House the house colour is green and the house emblem is a panther.

Mosque

Muslim cadets take part in evening prayer every day & jumma prayer on friday in this mosque.

Hospital

Faujdarhat Cadet College has a separate hospital for the cadets and employees. A full time doctor from the Army Medical Corps is appointed along with several qualified assistants. All the medicines are provided free of cost. Sick cadets can report at the hospital every morning. The hospital is open 24 hours to accommodate any special needs.

Critical cases are directly referred to the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Chittagong Cantonment.

Academic System

Cadets in class room

Cadets are enrolled in the seventh grade. They continue their study for six years. The Higher Secondary Certificate(HSC) is the final examination to pass. Each class generally has fifty cadets divided in two sections.

The Secondary School Certificate(SSC) and the Higher Secondary Certificate(HSC) examinations are administered under direct control of the National Board of Education of Bangladesh. All the examination dates are announced in the academic calendar at the beginning of the each academic year. A calendar year is usually divided into three terms. Including the annual parade, physical training(PT), games and sports and cultural shows are integral part of this academic system. Every cadet take part in these activities actively.

From 2003 all the cadet colleges were converted to the English version of National curricular.

Departments

Physics,Chemistry,Biology,Mathematics,Bengali,English,Economics,Civics,History,Islamic Studies,Arts and crafts,Geography

Sports and physical activities

Students participate in basketball, volleyball, soccer, tennis, cricket, field hockey, squash, rugby, shooting, swimming and athletics. They also participate in annual events like cross country marathon and obstacle courses.

Cultural activities

Students participate in rhetoric competitions like impromptu speech, debate, singing, poetry recitation, current affairs display, wall publications for special days and cultural events like music and drama.

Faujian traditions

As soon as students enter the school in 7th grade, they become the most "junior" members of the institute. All students of previous classes are regarded as "seniors" and maintain an authoritative relationship with the juniors.

Faujians in Liberation War of Bangladesh 1971

The following gallant Old Faujians who died in the War of Liberation for their dearest Motherland - Bangladesh:

  • OFn. Maj. Md. Abdul Khaleque, 1st batch
  • OFn. Capt. A K M Nurul Absar, 2nd batch
  • OFn. Md. Mosharraf Hossain, 3rd batch
  • OFn. Lt. Md. Anwar Hossain, Bir Uttam, 7th batch
  • OFn. Badiul Alam, Bir Bikram, 7th batch
  • OFn. Capt. Md. Shamsul Huda, 7th batch
  • OFn. Mufti Muhammed Kased, 8th batch
  • OFn. 2nd Lt. Rafique Ahmed Sarker, 10th batch


Our Living Heroes - The following Old Faujians who bravely participated in the War of Liberation:

  • OFn. Wing Comdr. (Retd.) M. Waliullah, 1st batch
  • OFn. Md. Abdur Rob, 2nd batch
  • OFn. Col. (Retd.) Abu Taher Salauddin, 4th batch
  • OFn. Dr. M Mujibur Rahman, Ph.D, 4th batch
  • OFn. Lt.Gen. (Retd.) Abu Saleh M Nasim, 5th batch
  • OFn. Maj. Md. Rawshan Yazdani Bhuiyan, Deceased, 6th batch
  • OFn. Maj. Gen. (Retd.) Md. Ashraf Hossain, Deceased, 6th batch
  • OFn. Quamrul Haq, Bir Bikram, 7th batch
  • OFn. Quazi Muhammad Ali Anwar, 8th batch
  • OFn. S M Iqbal Rashid, 8th batch
  • OFn. Brig. Gen. (Retd.) A M Syeed Ahmed, Bir Protik, 8th batch
  • OFn. Maj. Gen. (Retd.) Syed Muhammad Ibrahim, 9th batch
  • OFn. Lt. Col. (Retd.) Mir Mukhlesur Rahman, 9th batch
  • OFn. Syed Abdur Rashed, 9th batch
  • OFn. Dr. Azadul Islam, Ph.D., 10th batch
  • OFn. Dr. Kaiser M. Hamidul Haq, Ph.D., 10th batch
  • OFn. Capt. (Retd.) Humayun Kabir, Bir Protik, 10th batch
  • OFn. Maj. Gen (Retd.) Imamuz Zaman, Bir Bikram, 10th btach
  • OFn. Ishraq Ahmed, 10th batch
  • OFn. Maj. (Retd.) Hasmi Mustafa Kamal, 10th batch
  • OFn. Lt. Col. (Retd.) Quazi Sajjad A Zahir, Bir Protik, 10th batch
  • OFn. A F M A Harris, 11th batch
  • OFn. Maj. (Retd.) Syed Munibur Rahman, 11th batch
  • OFn. Maj. (Retd.) Didar Atwar Hussain, 11th batch
  • OFn. Maj. (Retd.) Syed Mizanur Rahman, 11th batch
  • OFn. Dr. Shahriar Huda, Ph.D., 11th batch
  • OFn. Capt. (Retd.) Ahsan Aziz Shelley, 12th batch
  • OFn. Brig. Gen. (Retd.) Md. Abdur Rahim, 12th batch
  • OFn. M. Ibrahim Adil Khan, 12th batch
  • OFn. Anis Quadri, 13th batch
  • OFn. Nazrul Kamal, 13th batch
  • OFn. A K M Showkat Amin, 13th batch
  • OFn. Belal Uddin, 13th batch
  • OFn. Muhammad Abdur Rahim, 14th batch
  • OFn. Col. (Retd.) Mahmud Rahman Chowdhury, 15th batch
  • OFn. Brig. Gen. Mollah Fazle Akbar, 15th batch

Old Faujians

Deeds Not Words

Past students of Faujdarhat Cadet College are referred to as Old Faujians. The school is popular with the Bangladesh Army as many of the prominent members of the armed forces attended this college.

  • Dr. Mohammad Ataul Karim, Vice President for Research, Old Dominion University, Virginia.[4]
  • Dr. Fakhruddin Ahmed, Rhodes Scholar
  • Dr. Gowher Rizvi, Rhodes Scholar, Vice Provost for International Programs, The University of Virginia. [5]
  • Barrister Anisul Islam Mahmud, former Foreign Minister
  • Lt. Gen. (Retd.) A S M Nasim, Bir Bikram, psc., former Chief of Army Staff
  • Dr. Taufiq Ali, Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations, Geneva
  • Md. Taslimuddin Chowdhury, Editor, Dainik Purbokone
  • Mustafa Kamal, Ambassador, Thailand
  • Md. Shahidur Rahman Khadem (aka Minoo Khadem), National Record Holder (400m and 800m sprint)
  • Dr. Atiq Rahman, Environmentalist, winner - "Champion of the Earth" award. [6]
  • Dr. Hossain Zillur Rahman, Advisor, Bangladesh Caretaker Government
  • Dr. AMM Shafiullah, Vice Chancellor, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
  • Major General Mollah Fazle Akbar, DG DGFI
  • Capt. (Retd.) Aminul Islam, Additional Director, National Security Intelligence
  • M Ehsanul Haque, Managing Director, Prime Bank Ltd.
  • Ahmed Kamal khan Chowdhury, DMD, Prime Bank Ltd.
  • Mamun Rashid, Managing Director and Citigroup Country Officer, Citibank, N.A.

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