Volume 2 Issue 64 | August 15, 2009 |


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From Mymensingh

Doing Well in Mymensingh

Aminul Islam

Shaheed Syed Nazrul Islam College, a private college in the district town is one of the best in terms of HSC results in the region every year. This year the college is ahead of Mymensingh Girls' Cadet College and Govt. Muminunnesa Mohila College.

Shaheed Syed Nazrul College, an intermediate college, was established in 1999 and named after national leader Syed Nazrul Islam who was killed while in prison in 1975. To honour his memory, local leaders and academics named the college after him.

Among others- ex-Awami League lawmakers M. Zubed Ali, M. Shamsul Haque, Mustafa M.A Matin and Principal Motiur Rahman, Advocate Mahmud Al Noor Tareq, Advocate AKM Monjurul Haque, Advocate Wazeul Islam, Advocate AHM Khalequzzaman, Advocate Anisur Rahman, Dr. Anwarul Islam, Prof. Basir Uddin, Prof. Shamsul Islam and Dr. Mujibur Rahman had their roles in establishing the college.

Since its establishment, the college has been performing better and better in the HSC exams every year, solidifying its reputation in the Mymensingh region. Prof. Shamsul Islam was the founder-principal of the college. Now Dr. Marufi Khan, an eminent academician is the head of the college.

The present number of students in three groups- Science, Arts and Commerce, is 1,764. This year's HSC result shows that a total of 686 students took part in the examination and 676 of them passed while 182 obtained a GPA 5. The pass-rate, over 98 percent, is noteworthy. The pass percentage in the previous year was 99.44 percent in 2008, 97.98 percent in 2007, 98.78 percent in 2006 and 90.78 percent in 2005.

Imtiaz Ahmed Sunny, an old alum, now a student of Sir Salimullah Medical College told The Daily Star that this college was one of the best in the country. Ashik Ahmed, a final year student of the Pharmacy Department in Jahangirnagar University, also an alum, said “the discipline maintained in the college helps the students to grow in a proper way.”

Dr. Marufi Khan, principal of Shaheed Syed Nazrul Islam College said strict discipline maintained by both students and teachers and the right leadership helped them to be the best in the district.

Dr. Khan also said that the college faces a serious space constraint problem. Established on 35 decimals of land, the college has had a rush of students in the past couple of years, making the space problem pretty dire.

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