Volume 2 Issue 84| June 5, 2010 |


   Cover Story
   Journey Through Bangladesh
   Guru Griho
   Learners' Club
   Celebrating Life

   Star Insight     Home

Guru Griho

From Mymensingh

43 Years of Nazrul College

Aminul Islam

NAZRUL College was established in 1967 in Dariampur, Trishal. Since its founding, Nazrul College has become a vital institution for providing education in the region.

Nazrul College was established on some 8 acres of land some 43 years ago. Named after the National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam, the college has been providing education to boys and girls of the surrounding village, many of whom do not have the ability to go to Mymensingh town to receive high school education.

The college is currently running course on 27 subjects, which includes degree-level course, has earned a reputation for itself in and around the upazila for producing a host of talents to serve the nation. The degree course was introduced at the college in 1971. Today, the number of students at the college exceeds 1500. The college also runs Business Management (BM) courses at HSC level.

Abdus Samad, principal of the college told this correspondent that the college needs to be able to invest in improving its infrastructure for it to cope with the ever-growing number of students from different areas of the upazila. The shortage of teachers is another hurdle that needs to be overcome for the college to run properly.

A rich library is an important aspect of any college, but the lack of one at Nazrul College, along with a spacious reading room, is hampering the students' ability to develop themselves and make themselves more competitive in the present world, the principal added.

The college has produced a litany of brilliant students in its 43 long years, and if necessary steps are taken to address the prevailing problems, the college will do better in future, the principal hoped.

Ex-MP and secretary of Awami League Mymensingh district unit Abdul Matin Sarker is among the prominent alumni of the college, sources said.