Dr. Muhammad Shahidullah Hall

Coordinates: 23°43′33″N 90°24′06″E / 23.725807°N 90.401591°E / 23.725807; 90.401591
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Dr. Muhammad Shahidullah Hall
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Dr. Muhammad Shahidullah Hall
Dr. Muhammad Shahidullah Hall is located in Bangladesh
Dr. Muhammad Shahidullah Hall
Former namesLytton Hall
Dhaka Hall
Shahidullah Hall
EtymologyMuhammad Shahidullah, linguist
General information
StatusIn use
LocationUniversity of Dhaka
Town or cityDhaka
Coordinates23°43′33″N 90°24′06″E / 23.725807°N 90.401591°E / 23.725807; 90.401591
OwnerUniversity of Dhaka
Technical details
Floor count5

Dr. Muhammad Shahidullah Hall is one of the three founding residential halls of the University of Dhaka. Established in 1921 as Lyton Hall it was subsequently renamed Dhaka Hall and renamed again for the famous linguist Dr. Muhammad Shahidullah following his death in 1969.[1][2][3]

It is located behind Curzon Hall and has a main building accommodation with two extensions. Only science faculty students are accommodated here.

Dr. Shahidullah is buried within the grounds.

Layout and facilities[edit]

The hall complex covers 5 acres (2.0 ha) with three major student residences housing about 1500 students. The three-story main building was founded in 1921 with two later five-story additions (extension-1 or Ex-1 and extension-2 or Ex-2). Other buildings include provost office, library, student's reading rooms, canteens, mess, mosque, and accommodation for teachers, officers and clerks.

There is a large play ground and a pond inside the complex and shops supplying daily necessities.

This hall has played an important role in the student politics of Bangladesh.


Dr. Muhammad Shahidullah Hall, three-storied main building at the west side of the pond
Grave of Dr. Muhammad Shahidulla near the hall


  1. ^ "Shahidullah Hall". Archived from the original on 15 August 2012. Retrieved 2 June 2013.
  2. ^ "One of Three Founding Hall of DU - Shahidullah Hall". Retrieved 19 June 2013.
  3. ^ "Shahidullah hall's renamed to Dr. Muhammad Shahidullah hall". The Prothom-alo.