Chittagong Government Women's College

Coordinates: 22°21′45″N 91°48′57″E / 22.3626°N 91.8158°E / 22.3626; 91.8158
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Chittagong Government Women's College
চট্টগ্রাম সরকারি মহিলা কলেজ
জ্ঞানই আলো
Motto in English
Knowledge is Power
Established1957; 66 years ago (1957)
ChairmanMd. Mashiur Rahman
PrincipalProf. MD. Abul Hasan
Vice-PrincipalProf. Tahmina Akhter Nur
Nasirabad, Chittagong
22°21′45″N 91°48′57″E / 22.3626°N 91.8158°E / 22.3626; 91.8158
CampusUrban, 21 acres (8.5 ha)
LanguageBangla & English

Chittagong Government Women's College is a government owned college only for women. It is located at Nasirabad area in Chittagong. It was established in 1957.[1]


The purpose of establishing a women's institution was offering education to the women in restrictive families in Bangladesh. Thus some social reformers and educationalists tried to make an institution only for women in Chittagong. Thus they founded Chittagong Government Women's College. Its academic and administrative works started in Victoria Islamic Hostel just beside the Andarkilla Shahi Jame Mosque. In the beginning, it started its activities with only 150 students and 8 teachers. The teachers taught without any salary. The first principal of this institution was Sri Jogesh Chandra Singha. Badsha Mia Chowdhury and some social reformers offered 20 acres land for this institution at Khulshi area in Chittagong. In 1961/1962, the institution moved here from its initial place. It nationalized in 1968. Business studies group started in 2006–2007.[1]


Course Date of First Affiliation
HSC 30.06.1960
Degree(Pass) 08.02.1971
Honours 09.06.1987
Masters Preliminary 28.01.1995
Masters final 26.06.1997



Current principal of this institution is Md. Abul Hasan.[1] And vice principal is Tahmina Akhter Nur.[2]


Chittagong Government Women's College offers HSC, Honours courses, and master's degree courses.[2]

Honours courses[edit]

  • Bangla
  • English
  • Islamic History and Culture
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Social Work
  • Economics
  • Psychology

Master's final courses[edit]

  • Bangla
  • Islamic History and Culture
  • Philosophy
  • Economics

Degree (pass) courses[edit]

  • B. A. (Pass)
  • B. S. S. (Pass)
  • B.Sc. (Pass)
  • B. B. S. (Pass)


  1. ^ a b c "About us". cgwc.
  2. ^ a b c "CHITTAGONG GOVT. WOMEN'S COLLEGE - 4302".