Government Hazi Mohammad Mohsin College, Chittagong

Coordinates: 22°21′13″N 91°50′9″E / 22.35361°N 91.83583°E / 22.35361; 91.83583
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Government Hazi Mohammad Mohsin College
সরকারি হাজী মুহাম্মদ মহসিন কলেজ, চট্টগ্রাম
Other names
জ্ঞানই আলো
Motto in English
Knowledge for enlightenment
Established1874; 149 years ago (1874)
FounderMir Abdur Rashid
ChairmanMd. Mashiur Rahman
PrincipalMohammed Quamrul Islam
Vice-PrincipalProf. Mohammed Elias
Academic staff
College Road
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22°21′13″N 91°50′9″E / 22.35361°N 91.83583°E / 22.35361; 91.83583
CampusUrban, 31 acres (13 ha)
LanguageBengali & English
Colors     Yellow, green, red and purple

Government Hazi Mohammad Mohsin College (Bengali: সরকারি হাজী মুহাম্মদ মহসিন কলেজ) (alternatively spelled Government Hazi Muhammad Mohsin College) is one of the renowned colleges of Bangladesh located in Chittagong, Bangladesh. Named after Muhammad Mohsin, a 19th-century philanthropist, it is one of the oldest educational institutions in the country, originally established in British India. It offers Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) (classes 11–12) in the national curriculum of Bangladesh coupled with bachelor's degree and master's degree in various disciplines in association with National University, Bangladesh.


Chittagong Madrasa was established in 1874 using a waqf donated by Muhammad Mohsin. In 1918, plans to improve education at the institution were developed and by 1927 it had gradually evolved into Islamic Intermediate College. Forty years later, a government-run higher secondary college was founded at the foot of the hill on which Islamic Intermediate College stood. On 20 July 1979, Hazi Muhammad Mohsin College came into existence when the two institutions merged.[1]


The college has eight buildings which cover almost 31 acres (130,000 m2) of land. Two hostels situated to the west of the Administrative Building offer housing for one hundred students. Another hostel and the dean's residence are situated south of the Commerce Department Building. On top of a hill stands the college mosque.

One of the buildings is almost a century old. It is called Darul Adalat, and it was the first court of Chittagong under British colonial rule; the site may also have been fortified by Portuguese pirates in the 16th century. The locals refer to it the Portuguese Building due to its architectural style. Mohsin College (then Chittagong Madrasa) bought the hill, along with the building, for 30000 tk in 1879, and it remained central to the institution for many years, though by 2013 it had fallen into disrepair and was in danger of being demolished to make way for a library.[2]

Faculties and department[edit]

The college teaches honours and offers master's degrees in 14 subjects. It has the faculties :

  • Faculty of Arts & Social Science
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Commerce

Faculty of Arts & Social Science[edit]

The faculty comprises the following departments:

  • Department of Bengali
  • Department of English
  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Political Science
  • Department of Islamic History and Culture
  • Department of Philosophy
  • Department of Sociology
  • Department of Arabic & Islamic Studies

Faculty of Scinmnmmn[edit]

The faculty comprises the following departments:

  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Botany
  • Department of Zoology
  • Department of Mathematics

Faculty of Commerce[edit]

The faculty comprises the following departments:

  • Department of Accounting
  • Department of Management

College facility[edit]

Student dormitories[edit]

There are two male and one female student dormitories.

College ground[edit]

The college has a large ground known. n this ground students from the college and from other colleges play cricket, football, and volleyball.

Co-curricular activities[edit]

Administrative and academic buildings[edit]

  • College mosque

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Haji Muhammad Mohsin College". Banglapedia. Retrieved 2017-08-23.
  2. ^ "Historic site in neglect". The Daily Star. 19 March 2013.

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