Government Shaheed Suhrawardy College

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Government Shaheed Suhrawardy College
সরকারী শহীদ সোহ্‌রাওয়ার্দী কলেজ
Laxmi Bazar, Old Dhaka


EstablishedNovember 11, 1949; 73 years ago (1949-11-11)
School boardDhaka Education Board
PrincipalMohsin Kabir
GenderBoys and girls
Number of students12 thousand +
Campus size1 acre (0.40 ha)
Campus typeUrban
AffiliationsUniversity of Dhaka
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Government Shaheed Suhrawardy College (Bengali: সরকারি শহীদ সোহরাওয়ার্দী কলেজ)is a public college in Laxsmibazar near Bahadurshah Park of Old Dhaka, Bangladesh. It offers higher-secondary education (HSC).It offers bachelor's degree and master's degree programs which are affiliated to the University of Dhaka since 16 February 2017.[1][failed verification]


Government Shaheed Suhrawardy College was established on 11 November 1949 as the Quaid-i-Azam College.[2] Professor Syed Zahir Ahsan of the Bihar Provincial Service became the first principal of the college in 1950.[2] On 15 April 1954, A. M. A. R. Fatemi became principal of the college.[2]

The Governor of East Pakistan, A. K. Fazlul Huq, inaugurated science courses in 1956.[2] Governor of East Pakistan, Zakir Husain, inaugurated graduate courses at the college.[2]

After the Independence of Bangladesh in 1971, the college was renamed from Quaid-i-Azam College to Shaheed Suhrawardy College.[2] In 1984, the college was nationalized and government added to the name.[2]

In September 2005, the president of the college unit of the Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal was gunned down in the college.[3]

Government Shaheed Suhrawardy College is one of seven affiliated colleges under the University of Dhaka since 2017.[4][5] The other affiliated colleges are Begum Badrunnesa Government Girls' College, Dhaka College, Eden Mohila College, Government Bangla College, Government Titumir College, and Kabi Nazrul Government College.[5] The affiliation has drawn criticism from students of the University of Dhaka and the affiliated colleges who claim that the University of Dhaka does not have the manpower to run the seven colleges.[5][6][7]


  1. ^ "Home". Government Shaheed Suhrawardy College, Dhaka. Archived from the original on 6 December 2018. Retrieved 14 April 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Welcome to Shaheed Suhrawardy College". Retrieved 30 March 2023.
  3. ^ "Suhrawardi College JCD leader killed". The Daily Star. Retrieved 30 March 2023.
  4. ^ UNB, Dhaka (22 July 2019). "Affiliation of 7 colleges: DU students continue demo". The Daily Star. Retrieved 30 March 2023.
  5. ^ a b c Alamgir, Mohiuddin; Apu, Aashiq Abdullah (19 August 2019). "Reaffiliation of 7 Colleges: Hasty move helped no one". The Daily Star. Retrieved 30 March 2023.
  6. ^ Report, Star Online (15 January 2018). "DU students block roads demanding dissociation of 7 colleges". The Daily Star. Retrieved 30 March 2023.
  7. ^ Report, Star Online (8 October 2017). "DU affiliated college students block Nilkhet". The Daily Star. Retrieved 30 March 2023.