Mymensingh Girls' Cadet College

Coordinates: 24°44′48″N 90°24′16″E / 24.746771°N 90.404566°E / 24.746771; 90.404566
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Mymensingh Girls' Cadet College
ময়মনসিংহ গার্লস ক্যাডেট কলেজ

Coordinates24°44′48″N 90°24′16″E / 24.746771°N 90.404566°E / 24.746771; 90.404566
TypeHigh school & college
MottoOh Lord Enhance My Knowledge
Established1983 (1983)
At Mymensingh
PrincipalCommander M Ismail Arman, (S), afwc, psc, BN
Campus size23 acres (9.3 ha)
Color(s)  Olive Green

Mymensingh Girls' Cadet College (Bengali: ময়মনসিংহ গার্লস ক্যাডেট কলেজ) is a military high school for girls, located in Mymensingh city, Bangladesh, near Charpara. It was the first girls' cadet college in Bangladesh.


When Bangladesh and Pakistan were still a single nation, the Pakistan Military Force established cadet colleges in West Pakistan (now Pakistan) and in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh). The first cadet college in East Pakistan (present Bangladesh) Faujdarhat Cadet College was established in 1958.[1] After the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971, the Bangladesh Armed Forces established six more cadet colleges before 1984. Mymensingh Girls Cadet College was one of those.[2] Mymensingh Girls' Cadet College was founded on 1 July 1982 with the first intake of cadets starting classes on 19 March 1983 under the guidance of the first principal, Karim Uddin Ahmed. It is situated in Mymensingh district, and was the first girls' cadet college in Bangladesh. Since 2006 two more Girls' Cadet Colleges have been established. In 2005, a student at the college, Cadet Pollen, was murdered on campus allegedly by staff.[3]


House Named after Motto Symbol Colours
Sattya House Truth Truth is Beauty Candle Green
Shanti House Peace Know Thyself Pigeon Red
Shadachar House Well Behaviour Work is Life Lamp Blue


Central administration[edit]

Cadet Colleges function under the Ministry of Defence. The Defence Secretary is the chairman of the Cadet College Governing Council while the Adjutant General, Bangladesh Army is the chairman of the Cadet College Governing Body. The Cadet College Section at the Adjutant General's Branch at Army Headquarters directly controls all the Cadet Colleges.

College administration[edit]

The principal of the college may be either a serving military officer of the army rank of Lieutenant Colonel, or navy or air force equivalent, or a senior officer from the Cadet College Service (promoted from the faculty members as per regulation). The vice principal is responsible for academic affairs.

A military officer of the rank of major is posted as the adjutant who is the principal's assistant and is responsible for administrative matters. Senior faculty members appointed as a House Master look after the administration of the Cadet Hostel/ Boarding House. All faculty members are attached to a Houses and are called House Tutors. The accounts officer looks after the matters relating to accounts and budget.

Cadet administration[edit]

To build leadership skills and maintain effective cadet administration a set of cadet leaders called Prefects are appointed from the cadets of the most senior class. The cadet administration works under the supervision of the college administration. The appointments are:

  • College Prefect
  • House Prefects
  • College Games Prefect
  • College Cultural Prefect
  • College Dining Hall Prefect
  • Assistant House Prefects
  • House Games Prefects
  • House Cultural Prefects
  • Junior Prefects (from class XI, to assist the Prefects named above)


Mymensingh Girls' Cadet College is one of the top educational institutions in the country academically. Like all other cadet colleges, it follows the English version of the National Curriculum as prescribed by the National Curriculum and Textbook Board.[4] The cadet college education begins in the 7th grade and ends with the 12th grade. The number of cadets in each grade is no more than 50. Cadets undertake the Junior School Certificate (JSC), Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) examinations.

Extra-curricular activities[edit]

Cultural activities[edit]

The cadet college education includes various cultural activities for the cadets to explore their wider potential. Throughout the year different inter-house performance competitions are held: Qirat, Poetry Recitation (Bengali and English), Extempore Speech (Bengali and English), Debate (Bengali and English), Elocution (Bengali and English), General Knowledge, Current affairs, Music, Dance and Painting competitions. Further, the inter-house Wall Magazine (Bengali and English) competitions are also held. The three houses organise their own house cultural nights each term. On the basis of the result of different competitions, the champion and runner-up house are awarded trophies.[5]

Academic achievements[edit]

More than 98% of the cadets get A+ in JSC, SSC and HSC. In 2001 only 76 examines in SSC secured GPA 5 in the whole country, and out of them 23 were from Mymensingh Girls' Cadet College. This college is at the top of regional rankings for certificate examinations in the Dhaka area: 5th position in 2013, 3rd in 2012, 2nd in 2011 and 1st position in 2010 in the HSC.[6] It also achieved 6th position in 2013, 9th in 2012, 8th in 2011, and 5th place in 2010 in the SSC examination Dhaka Education Board.[7] In the Junior School Certificate examination, within the region, the school secured 2nd position in 2012, 6th in 2011, and 9th place in 2010.[8]


  1. ^ "FCC (Faujderhat)". Archived from the original on 3 November 2014. Retrieved 12 November 2014.
  2. ^ "MGCC (Mymensingh)". Archived from the original on 6 November 2014. Retrieved 12 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Cadet Pollen murder trial to resume". Dhaka Tribune. 5 June 2017. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  4. ^ "Cadet College AG's Branch".
  5. ^ "Cadet College AG's Branch".
  6. ^ "Mymensingh Girls' Cadet College".
  7. ^ "Mymensingh Girls' Cadet College".
  8. ^ "Mymensingh Girls' Cadet College".

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