Faujdarhat Cadet College
Motto: Deeds Not Words
Established: April 28, 1958 at Faujdarhat in Chittagong
First Principal: William Maurice Brown
Area: 185 acres (0.75 km2)
Faujdarhat Cadet College boards approximately 300 boys between the ages of 12 and 18 (roughly 50 in each year for grade-7 ) through a nationwide admission test 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.
All students wear a uniform similar to cadet officers in military academy in academic hours, shorts sleeves in afternoon 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.
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 984-8684-72-7.
- M. Anwarul Haq, A Legacy of Learning, The Daily Star, April 27, 2008.
- Fakhruddin Ahmed, Half a Century of Excellence, The Daily Star, November 21, 2008.
- Mohammad Ataul Karim, A Steeplechase Story, Katskill, December 2008. ISBN 984-30-0002931-9.
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.
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.
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.
The library is one of the nation’s richest collections of references and archives containing more than ten thousand books known as 'Rab Pathagar'.
- 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.
Muslim cadets take part in evening prayer every day & jumma prayer on friday in this mosque.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As soon as students enter the school in 7th grade, they become the most "junior" members of the institute. All students of prior batches are referred to as "seniors" and as such maintain a relatively 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
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. Lt. Gen. Mollah Fazle Akbar, 15th batch
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 have come from this institution.
- Dr. Mohammad Ataul Karim, Vice President for Research, Old Dominion University, Virginia.
- Dr. Gowher Rizvi, Rhodes Scholar, Vice Provost for International Programs, The University of Virginia.
- Dr. Fakhruddin Ahmed, Rhodes Scholar
- Dr. Taufiq Ali, Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations, Geneva
- M Anwarul Haq, former Bangladesh Press Minister to India
- Dr. Atiq Rahman, Environmentalist, winner - "Champion of the Earth" award.
- Dr. AMM Shafiullah, Vice Chancellor, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
- Dr. Quamrul Haider, Chair, Department of Physics, Fordham University, New York.
- Dr. Muhammad Azadul Islam, Chair, Department of Physics, State University of New York - Potsdam, New York.
- Mustafa Kamal, Ambassador, Thailand
- Lt. Gen. (Retd.) A S M Nasim, Bir Bikram, psc., former Chief of Army Staff
- Lt. Gen. Mollah Fazle Akbar, DG DGFI
- Dr. Hossain Zillur Rahman, former Advisor, Bangladesh Caretaker Government
- Capt. (Retd.) Aminul Islam, Additional Director, National Security Intelligence
- Md. Taslimuddin Chowdhury, Editor, Dainik Purbokone
- Md. Shahidur Rahman Khadem (aka Minoo Khadem), National Record Holder (400m and 800m sprint)
- Ahmed Kamal Khan Chowdhury, DMD, Prime Bank Ltd.
- Syed Shamsuddoha, BSC (CSC), MSC (CSC), MSC (EE), MBA, P ENG (NY, ONT), PMP; Chairman and CEO, TTJ Computing and Consulting, Wellington, New Zealand
- M Ehsanul Haque, Managing Director, Prime Bank Ltd.
- Barrister Anisul Islam Mahmud, former Foreign Minister