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84 years of Government Saadat College
Hold the Glory….

Shamrin Afia Adiba

Karatia in Tangail is one of the educational hubs of the country. There is a 110-year-old school and 84-year-old University college. Government Saadat College is a public college in Bangladesh. It is also known as Karatia College. It was established in July 1926. The college is located at Karatia, a place by the side of the Dhaka-Tangail highway and about 7 kilometers from the Tangail district. Saadat College is the first college in Bangladesh established by a Muslim zamindar and is one of the five university colleges of the country.

Wajid Ali Khan Panni (Chand Mia), also known as the hero of Muslim Renaissance of Bengal, visualised the impossible and made it happen.

Chand Mia founded the three great institutions in the heart of Karatia, Tangail. Among which was Sadat College, the first Muslim college of the country. The academic programmes of the college started in 1926, when it had only 128 students and eight to ten classrooms.

The first chief executive of the college was Principal Ibrahim Khan, who worked there till 1947. The college was upgraded as a degree college in 1938 and was renamed as Saadat University College. Following this great expansion, Honours course was commenced in 1966 and the Masters course was

commenced in 1974. The government of Bangladesh announced the Saadat College as a national university college on July 7, 1979. Noted among the alumni of the college are poets Bande Ali Mia and Talim Hossain, magician Pc Sorcar, and playwright Selim-Al-Din.

The main building of this college is surrounded within 27 acres of area. Inside the campus area there is a auditorium, two students common room, one central library, one sports office, one B.N.CC office room, one Rover scouts office, one mosque and one canteen available for students. The college library has a collection of 27000 books and 200 rare medieval manuscripts, including some other manuscripts written Shahnama by Kabir Ferdous. Since then the college has been providing residential facilities for the students. There are 6 residential halls to provide housing for Saadat college students.

Today, more than 16 thousand students, both male and female, from different districts of the country come to study at this historical educational institute. Currently, it offers Honours programme in 18 subjects and Masters programme in 10 subjects. The university consists of four main faculties including-- Faculty of Arts (B.A) which comprises of Department of English, Department of Bangla, Department of History, Department of Philosophy, Department of Islamic history and culture, Department of Islamic

study; Faculty of Science (B.SC) which comprises of Department of Physics, Department of Chemistry, Department of Math, Department of Zoology, Department of Botany Faculty of Social Science (B.S.S), Department of Economics, Department of Social welfare, Department of Political science; Faculty of Commerce (B.B.S) which comprises of Department of Accounting and Department of Management. The university is also well recognised as a postgraduate college and has become the basis to cultivate knowledge.

From my visit to Government Saadat College, Karatia, I had the opportunity to meet some of the teachers of English Department. They explained to me some of the problems they were facing, such as the shortage of classrooms. Shocking but it is true that the college started with 10 classrooms back in 1926 and still the number of classrooms haven't increased.

The students mentioned that their classes are really hampered because of the shortage of classrooms and teachers. Most of the students said, the library doesn't have enough books and the librarian is not always available. There are only four reading tables for around sixteen thousand students. Students have their library card but they cannot borrow their chosen books, as those are not available there. More technological implementation are needed to make the students to cope up with 21st Century.

Teachers, students and every one of us feel the institute will be losing its glory if the authorities do not take this matter in due consideration and do the needful. This historical educational institute has a great contribution to the society and in the heart of many who are grateful to have attained education from this institution. Let us hold the glory of this historical institution.

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Doctor: I regret to tell you that you have a brain tumor.
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Doctor: Did you understand what I just told you?
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Teacher: What is 5 plus 4?
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Teacher: What is 4 plus 5?
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Mr. Bean: I'd like some vitamins for my grandson.
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Friend: What are you looking at?
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5) Marriage:
Friend: How many women do you believe must a man marry?
Mr. Bean: 16
Friend: Why?
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Friend: How was the tape you borrowed from me, is it Ok?
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Friend: What tape did you took anyway?
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Mr. Bean:(crying) the doctor called, Mom's dead.
Friend: condolence, my friend.
(After 2 minutes) Mr. Bean cries even louder
Friend: what now?
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Colleague: Sorry I'm late. I got stuck in an elevator for 4 hrs because of a power failure.
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