Rangpur Cadet College
Motto: Knowledge is power (জ্ঞানই শক্তি)
Location: Rangpur, Bangladesh
First Principal: Lt. Commandar Habibur Rahman
First Adjutant: Major Kalpo Ranjan Chakma
Area: 37 acres (150,000 m2)
Number of Houses: 03
Omar Faruk House (ওমর ফারুক হাউস) Named after Caliph Umar Faruk bin Khattab (R)
Motto: Aim is victory (বিজয়ই লক্ষ্য);
Crest: Open Sword;
Titumeer House (তিতুমীর হাউস) Named after Meer Nisar Ali Titumeer
Motto: We are fearless (মোরা নির্ভীক)
Crest: Thundering Fist
Birshrestho Jahangir House (বীরশ্রেষ্ঠ জাহাঙ্গীর হাউস) Named after Birshrestho Shahid Cpt. Mohiuddin Jahangir
Motto: Invincible in Struggle (সংগ্রামে দুর্জয)
Crest: Rising Sun
Rangpur Cadet College, is a military high school for boys in Rangpur, Bangladesh having about 300 cadets, 50 in each grade from 7th to 12th.
A cadet college is a special type of institution following the model of English public schools. The Pakistan government established the first cadet college in 1954 before the liberation of Bangladesh. In 1979, Rangpur Cadet College was established as the sixth Cadet College of Bangladesh. Without establishing a new infrastructure, the former Rangpur Residential Model High School was converted into a cadet college with some infrastructural modification. The land now owned by the college now is partially taken from the Carmichael College, a reputed educational college which stands beside it. The college started with its first 3 batches (called Intake in the terms of Cadet Colleges) in 7th, 8th and 9th grade in 1979. Cadet Hossain Sohel Shahnawaz was the first College Prefect of the CCR (who was assassinated on the February 25, 2009 in the BDR mutiny). Within very few days it started showing success in every field it's concerned with. From 2003, English was introduced as the medium of education as per the government decision to convert the Cadet Colleges into English Medium. Afterward the college was converted into English Medium with 28th intake as the first batch in English Medium. The 35th intake is now the latest batch entering the college in April, 2009 and the 30th intake is currently the most senior batch.
Rangpur Cadet College is Located in the district named Rangpur. The college is established in a sound and quiet environment outside the main city in a suburban area. It’s 5 km south to the main town, and situated beside the Dhaka-Rangpur highway.
The surrounding green environment has a nice panoramic view. Long trees made the place more attractive. . There is a canal which passing through the campus. The sun set scene is very appealing. Students enjoy the environment much. Far away from the busy city life all get an opportunity to think and build themselves as the nation builders of tomorrow.
The infrastructure is very organized. As a Cadet College it fulfills the entire criterion. For its size, the institute is well planned. The links from the Academic Building to Houses, Dining Hall, Mosque and an Auditorium is unique. Following are the main features of the campus:
- Main Academic Building.
- Residential Houses for Cadets.
- An Auditorium named Birsreshto Mostafa Auditorium.
- A Dining Hall named Birsreshto Motiur Dining Hall.
- A Mosque.
Front View of Rangpur Cadet College
- A Hospital named Birsreshto Nur Mohammad Hospital.
- Three Basic playgrounds (Football/Cricket/Athletics).
- Five Basketball Ground.
- Eight Volleyball Ground.
- Three House Gardens.
- A Cadets Canteen and a Barber shop.
- Residential area for teachers and other college staff.
Curriculum and Teaching Process
The institute follows the curriculum provided by the National Curriculum and Textbook Board. It provides teaching in Sciences and Humanities group. The subjects under Commerce group aren't available for study in this institution. The institute follows the English Version of the curriculum from the year 2003. The institute is under Dinajpur Education Board. This institute provides educations from 7th grade to 12 grade only. And the students have to appear the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) exam and the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) exam from the college.
Cadet Colleges are well known for the strict and disciplined administration. The administration is run by a strict set of procedures which are basically common for all the cadet colleges. The cadets are divided in three houses, Omar Faruque House, Titumeer House and Birshrestha Jahangir House. They participate in different competitions on behalf of their house, and the houses are accredited according to the achievements and discipline of the cadets.
The college administration is run under the supervision of a principal appointed either from Bangladesh Armed Forces or teachers. An adjutant and a Medical Officer also from Armed Forces monitors the disciplinary/administrative activities and Health and Sanitary Issues respectively. The academic activities is supervised by Vice Principal. Cadets' education is provided effectively by sufficient numbers of teachers. Present principal is Lt. Colonel Asaduzzaman Subhani (AEC). Present Acting Vice Principal is Mr.Abdul Mannan (Acting). Present Adjutant is Major Jishan (Armoured)(From 8th intake of CCR). Present Medical Officer is Major Habib (AMC).
Cadets are appointed as PREFECT to increase their self confidence, leadership quality, motivation power etc. according to their performance in various aspect. These prefects are chosen from the senior most class after departure of a batch. They are inaugurated by College Principal, Adjutant & Vice Principal in the college auditorium. According to seniority prefects are as follows:
Inside view of the main academic building
- College Prefect (Leads almost 300 cadets, maintains the overall discipline and works as a bridge between cadets and the administrative board)
- 3 House Prefect (Leads each of the house of 100 cadets)
- College Games Prefect (In charge of the college games)
- College Cultural Prefect (In charge of the cultural affairs)
- College Dining Hall Prefect (In charge of the Dining matters)
- 3 Assistant House Prefect (Assists each of the house prefects)
- 3 House Games Prefect
- 3 House Cultural Prefect
Cadets are provided all sorts of opportunities to participate in extracurricular activities. They face various cultural and athletic competitions in a year. In the stage, they participate with the participants of other houses in different literary and music competitions. In the playground, they play Cricket, Football, Hockey, Volleyball, Basketball, and Athletics as practice or as competition. According to the result of all the competitions in stage & outfield as well as the academic performance Overall Champion House is determined. The largest event in the college is the Annual Athletics Competitions held at the end of every year. Besides cadets participate in a major literary and cultural competition and one sports competition held every year among all the Cadet Colleges in Bangladesh.
Success in National Debate
Cadets of CCR have a great and glorious success in the history of national TV debate. In 2008 at the 10th national TV school debate held in BTV, Rangpur Cadet College has become the champion. The speakers were Cadet Khaled (31st) and Cadet Moontasir (31st) and Cadet Galib (30th Intake). Behind this success was Mr. Abu Rais (Asst. Prof. Bangla), Mrs. Latifa Akhter (Asst. Prof. Bangla), Mr. Monirul Islam (Lect. Bangla). The Principal Lt. Col. Asaduzzaman Subhani and Adjutant Maj. Jishan took a lot of pain to achieve this success. Not only that Cadet Galib (30th) became the best debater and Cadet Moontasir (31st) became the 5th ranked debater in the country in 2008. Before that in 2007 in 9th national TV debate the team of Cadet Sharif and Cadet Galib led by Cadet Yahiya became runner up. It is mentionable that after 13 years they are the first to reach the final among all cadet colleges. Again in 2008 the team of Cadet Sharif, Cadet Yahiya led by Cadet Zia became 2nd Runners up in 'Juktikothon: ATN Bangla National Debate Championship' under the sponsorship of BSB and Cambrian College. Cadet Galib became the best debater in the country in school level winning in the 'National Baroari (12) Debate' while cadet Moontasir also got 5th position. The first team sent from Rangpur Cadet College to National TV debate competition in school level in 2002 secured the 3rd position. Cadet Khalid (25th), Cadet Ishtiaq (25th) and Cadet Manjur (26th) were in that team under the supervision of Mr. Abu Rais of department of Bangla. Later in 2004, another team was sent for college debate. But that time they failed to fulfill the expectation.All the times Mr. Abu Rais supervise the cadets.Thus he becomes the pioneer of CCR debate success.
The performance of Rangpur Cadet College in national examinations is outstanding. Their result of most recent exams are given:
In 2003, 27 cadets got GPA-5 without optional subject in SSC examination.
In 2004, 32 cadets got GPA-5 among 48 cadets in HSC examination.
In 2005, 38 cadets got GPA-5 in HSC examination.
In 2005 , 48 cadets among 52 cadets got GPA-5 in SSC examination.
In 2006, 42 cadets among 50 cadets got GPA-5 in HSC examination.
in 2006 , 49 cadets among 51 cadets got GPA-5 in SSC examination.
In 2007 , 45 cadets among 48 cadets got GPA-5 in SSC examination.
In 2008 , 48 cadets among 49 cadets got GPA-5 in SSC examination.
In 2009 , every cadets got GPA-5 in SSC examination. They were 50 cadets and out of it 49 got GPA-5 without optional subject.
Every year cadet colleges of Bangladesh take one new intake in class Seven. Admission process for all cadet colleges in Bangladesh is quite similar. Only 50 to 55 new cadets are selected from all over the country for each college through a nationwide exam
Admission process usually starts toward the end of every year to accept new cadets for class 7 only. Written admission exam for all 12 cadet colleges are held in the same day through out the country. Those who pass the written exam are called for oral / viva test and medical test. Based on the results of all three tests, from the candidates for each college, the top 50 / 55 cadets are given admission to that cadet college.
- Applicant must be a citizen of Bangladesh by birth.
- Applicant's age must be between 11 to 12 year 6 months, as of 1 January of the year of admission.
- Applicant's height must be between 4 feet 6 inches (1.37 m) to 5 feet 4 inches (1.63 m)
- Applicant must be a student of class 6 in the year of application, thus he/she can join in class 7 in the year of admission.
- Applicant must not have appeared in cadet college admission exam before.
- Applicant must be physically fit.
- The admission process comprises:
- Written Test.
- Oral/Viva Test
- Medical Test
A detail admission circular is published in the national daily news papers from the Cadet College Governing Body every year. To get an application form and Prospectus, applicant should contact desired cadet college directly.