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Objectives of Rajshahi Cadet College
1. No lying, cheating and steeling in the campus.
2. English everywhere
3. Effective class conduct and due importance to academic curriculum.
4. Total character development of cadet throughout ethical and religious motivation.
5. Ensure good discipline and punctuality of the cadets.
6. College infrastructure development.More…
Being one of the leading cadet colleges in the country RCC is marching forward as a specialized autonomous institution imparting an all round education to the young learners of secondary and higher secondary level paying much emphasize on co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. RCC aims at imbibing the cadets with supreme level of confidence ensuring sound mental and physical health, high spirit of ethical growth, leadership qualities as well as all round development of character.
To ensure all round development of the young learners by providing with latest strategic education with the help of modern version of technology as well as essential military training with a view to grooming them up as potential and skillful future leader in defense and civil services.
Rajshahi Cadet College, previously known as Ayub Cadet College (ACC), was established in 06 November 1964 during the Pakistan period and in 11 February 1966 it was inaugurated by the East Pakistan Governor Munaim Khan. After the independence of Bangladesh this college has been hoisting the flag of glory and utmost success as Rajshahi Cadet College (RCC) being bestowed with the rowing adventurous journey forwards the horizon of success like the Mighty Padma residing parallely with RCC at Mukhtarpur village of Sardah in Charghat of Rajshahi district.
Age : Maximum 14 years during admission (on 1st Janyary of admission year)
Height: Minimum 4 ©-8 © © (both boys and girls)
1. Written exam (Bengali, English, Mathematics, General Knowledge and Intelligent Question (I.Q.).
2. Viva Voce
3. Medical Test
The selection procedure of cadets for all cadet colleges is run centrally by Army Head Quarter (AHQ), therefore, all the candidates have to undergo the same procedure mentioned above.
Grooming package mainly aims at character building. RCC demands and ensures intrinsic motivation of the cadets, a well disciplined life focusing on academic flourishment as well as being proactive through perseverance and decorating life by co/extra curricular skills to give their life a different colour, outstanding flavour consequence a dignified career in future.
Cadet life in RCC
Cadets must stay in the college residence. RCC cadets have three houses to reside-
i) Khalid House ii) Qasim House iii) Tariq House. Cadets are served with meals centrally in a mess commonly known as cadets mess. Cadet take part various types of outdoor games and sports along with indoor recreational facilities in the house with full enthusiasm. In time of sickness cadets are properly taken care of with keen observation along with all round facilities by the Rajshahi Cadet College Hospital (RCCH) and they are provided with treatment by Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in case of necessity.
Infrastructure and Administration:
Nature has gifted RCC with her bounty of scenic beauty surrounding the magnificent academic building, enriched library with the huge collection of approximately 18,000 books, Up to date well equipped auditorium with modern sound system, cadet’s Mess, a mosque with pleasant architectural view, an administrative complex/office. Besides, a gymnasium, tennis complex, canteen and snacks corner, swimming pool have also enriched the beauty and added new dimension of modern residential environment to the life of Shahi Cadets and officials reside here in the campus. Along with all these infrastructures a museum with the huge collection of information of the Liberation war 1971 as well as the contribution of RCC family in the war; a Heroic Feet locating the sectors in Bangladesh during the Liberation war depicts the picture of protecting our motherland from different sectors.
After all, Rajshahi Cadet College Park and Picnic Spot has opened an opportunity of entertainment with the sweet breeze of Padma river.
Cadet colleges are directly supervised and monitored by Adjutant General Branch of Army Head Quarter.
Adjutant General of Bangladesh Army is the ex-officers chairman of Governing Body, Cadet Colleges while Secretary, Ministry of Defense is the chairman of Cadet College Council.
Role of RCC in Liberation War (HEROIC FEAT-71):
Introduction: 1971 is an unforgettable chapter for Bangladeshis. Liberation war brought the long expected freedom for our country breaking off the shackles of 24 years of Pakistani rule. Liberation war made us courageous regardless of our caste or religion. That’s why we were able to achieve freedom defeating Pakistani military forces within only nine months.
Supreme sacrifice of millions of people, strong mentality and proper planning brought the freedom of Bangladesh. Strategically the total area of the then East Pakistan was divided into 11 sectors. The valiant freedom fighters of Bangladesh, fighting in different sectors and showing their courage, created the glorious history of liberation war. In this great battle, Rajshahi Cadet College with all the members including Cadets played dominant contributing role in liberating our beloved motherland.
Aim : To reveal the history and spirit of liberation war properly before our new generation with special emphasis on RCC.
Description : The movement, that was taking place throughout the whole country to defend any sort of conspiracy, also influenced the then Aiyub Cadet College (present name is Rajshahi Cadet College). First Bengali College Principal M Bakiatullah, Adjutant Capt Md Abdur Rashid, some of the teachers, employees and the cadets participated actively in that movement. Taking part in the non-violent and non-cooperative movement they prepared themselves to face harder situations. They contacted with the members of ‘Chhatro Sangram Parishad’ as well as the political leaders. They also talked with the members of EPR of Yusufpur Camp. In collaboration with the political leaders and EPR members they were having secret planning of armed movement. The students of senior classes contacted with the leaders of ‘Chhatro Sangram Parishad’ of Rajshahi University and few of them secretly left the campus to take part in the procession.
The political situation of the country was becoming unstable and critical gradually. So according to the decision of higher authority Rajshahi Cadet College was closed on 9 March 71 and cadets were sent to their homes. Even after going home few Cadets joined the liberation war like shaheed Cadet S A Momin, Shaheed Cadet Abdul Mannaf, Shaheed Cadet Abdullah Al Mamun and Shaheed Cadet Md Zakaria. But few cadets of senior classes stayed in Rajshahi town instead of going home to take part in the movement directly. They got the opportunity to come into direct contact with the topmost student and political leaders and were inspired to be involved in the movement. The brave Cadets who actively participated in liberation war are enlisted in the honour board. The brave staff who actively fought liberation war in different sectors and contributed significantly to liberate our beloved motherland are also enlisted in honour board.
On the other hand, local ‘Mukti Sangram Parishad’ was formed declaring vice president of Sardah police academy Mr. Barua as president, Awami league leader Mr Azizur Rahman as secretary and Subedar Mohammad Mojibur Rahman as the commander of local freedom fighters. In that committee members of RCC participated actively keeping hand with the local students, general people, Police, Ansar, EPR and Muzahid members. To fight against the enemy few 303 Rifles were given from Cadet College. Moreover 600/700 rifles along with ammunition were collected from Sardah police academy. Taking those arms the members of ‘Mukti Sangram Parishad’ took position in bunkers near Sardah – Rajshahi road to face the enemies.
Gradually deteriorating political condition made the liberation movement speedy on 23 March 71 and that also influenced Rajshahi Cadet College. Instead of Pakistani flag, Bangladeshi flag was hoisted in the college like Dhaka and some other places of the country. With everybody’s approval the name of this college was changed as ‘Muktarpur Cadet College’ from ‘Aiyub Cadet College’ on 23 March 71. In the evening, local people and political leaders came to the college with a large procession. All the members of RCC family except few traitors participated in that procession. College Principal Mr. Bakiatullah and Adjutant Capt Abdur Rashid were in the front of the procession. The procession not only revolved round the college but also went to the neighboring areas outside the college. In this way, being united with the local people, the members of RCC family organized a movement against Pakistan.
On the evening of 27 March, Capt Abdur Rashid accompanied by the faculty members and employees took the responsibility to carry on liberation war in the southern part of Rajshahi. Being on leave Cadet S A Momin (2/35) fought bravely in the frontal battle at Bogra. On 29 March 1971 he was caught, tortured and killed by the Pak soldiers. He was the first Cadet martyr in the history of Bangladesh. Meanwhile Cadet Md Zakaria (5/223) being on leave was preparing to join the liberation war in Parbotipur of Dinajpur district. This message traveled fast to local Pakistani Biharis. During a black night, Biharis suddenly attacked their house and killed shaheed Cadet Zakaria including his father. Besides, shaheed Cadet Abdullah Al Mamun (5/257) fought gallantly in sector-07, Poschim Dinajpur, Naogaon. In the process of active fighting in sector-7, he embraced martyrdom in the battle field. On 30 March, College Principal M Bakiatullah went to Baharampur crossing the Padma river. There he got the responsibility to administer a refugee camp (according to another source he went to Murshidabad). Later he joined as the director of ‘Youth Camp’ to train the freedom fighters with the support of Bangladesh Mission, Calcutta.
College adjutant Capt Abdur Rashid, BP commanded the freedom fighters of Shahpur, Yusufpur and Charghat of Rajshahi, and the area covering from Mirgonj BOP to Pabna. Assistant Teacher of Bengali Mr Abu Bakar Siddique,BB; Assistant Teacher of Military Science Mr Shamsul Alam, BP; NCO Habildar Md Yusuf and workshop instructor Mr Moazzem Hossain of this college assisted him as co-fighter. Moreover, Assistant Wing Commander of 7 EPR Wing Capt Giash Uddin Chowdhury sent one company EPR force to Capt Rashid along the Natore road. Having this large company with him, Capt Rashid carried on battle very skillfully. Praiseworthy to note that main battle of Rajshahi district was carried out centering Rajshahi Cadet College.
On 11 April news came that a large convoy of Pak soldiers consisting of two hundred vehicles was coming to Rajshahi from Dhaka. To resist them defence array was formed in Baneswar, Arani and Biraldaha. Barricades were made on the road with trees. Few booby-trap and mines were set inside the barricade. Pak soldiers tried to remove the barricades and the mines exploded resulting in death and injury of a number of Pak soldiers. On the evening of 12 April Pak soldiers came forward towards Baneswar and a company of freedom fighters tried to resist them. They shot 30 inch mortar shell on the enemy forces. Both groups fought the whole night at Charghat. But freedom fighters couldn’t cope up with heavily armed Pak soldiers. In that battle Assistant Teacher Abu Bakar Siddique who was a company commander of the freedom fighters fought to death with an LMG in a trench near Charghat Bazar. His graveyard is located near Charghat thana. This patriotic and brave freedom fighter was awarded with ‘Bir Bikram’ title.
On 13 April 71, Pak soldiers of 25 Punjab Regiment after coming through Baneshawar via Sardah Trafic Junction attacked Sardah Police Academy. Recently passed Ex-Cadet Abdul Munnaf (1/259) organized defensive battle with 30 to 40 young men near Police Academy main gate and fought against the enemies with few 303 Rifles and sacrificed life along with his two brothers. Dead bodies of him and his brothers are buried in the same graveyard near Charghat. After capturing Sardah police academy Pak soldiers started killing innocent Bangladeshis mercilessly. The Bangladeshis were captured from the surrounding areas and shot dead on the bank of the Padma. On that day more than seven hundred people were killed by the Pak soldiers. Along with other people nine staff of RCC family were killed on the bank of river Padma (mentioned in the list of honour). Besides, four Pakistani innocent cadets who were studying in this college went on leave on 09 March 71 with the closure of college. During leave in their home address of different places, they were killed by freedom fighters (also mentioned in the list of honour). In the process of liberation war four staffs were permanently missing from the college (probably they were killed by Pakistani soldiers; also enlisted in honour board). Moreover, hospital attendant Aminul and grounds man Monsur were injured. Cadet mess waiter Ketab Ali was seriously injured in his head and became crippled for ever. Observing those deadly scenes a lot of people fled away to West Bengal and became refugee. Crossing the river they went to Sheikhpara freedom fighters camp which was situated at Katlamari in Murshidabad. At that time Capt Rashid was the camp commander of that camp. He went to West Bengal when Pabna went under the control of Pak soldiers. He used to train guerrillas in Sheikhpara camp and Kazipara camp. On 19 May the Principal of Momenshahi Cadet College (presently known as Mirzapur Cadet College)
Wing Commander Suleman Kayani (2nd Principal of RCC) came to Rajshahi and with his intervention mass killing was stopped in Rajshahi.
Pak soldiers took complete control of RCC and turned this holy educational institution into a ‘Concentration camp.’ They made river bank a slaughter house. Everyday a good number of Bangladeshis were brought here and tortured brutally. Later, they were shot or slaughtered on the bank of the Padma river and their dead bodies were thrown into the river.
Later Capt Abdur Rashid was promoted to Major and was made the commander of sub sector 4 of Sector no 7 (Rajshahi Area). He used to conduct battle in the southern part of Rajshahi. On 12 Nov, 71 Mr Moazzem Hossain and few other guerrillas attacked RCC campus with the order of Maj Abdur Rashid. They killed the Head Guard Mozammel who was an agent of Pak soldiers. They also took away the ID card of Mozammel and few fire arms from the campus. On 17 December 71, Major Abdur Rashid, Mr Moazzem Hossain and their fellow freedom fighters returned to a free College with utmost satisfaction of great achievement.
Conclusion: On 16 December 71 Pakistani occupation forces surrendered to the allied forces in the then Racecourse field. At least 30 lacks of people sacrificed their lives in this great war. Bangladesh Government adorned 7 freedom fighters with ‘Bir Srestha’, 68 with ‘Bir Uttam’, 175 with ‘Bir Bikram’, and 426 with ‘Bir Protik’ title for showing courage in the war.We are proud to mention tha RCC is blessed with 1 Bir Bikram and 2 Bir Pratik for excellent contribution in liberation war. It is our firm conviction that we, the present generation will never fall back in sacrificing our lives to protect our beloved mother land.
(Birshestho Jahangir Bhaban named after Bir Sreshtho Captain Mohiuddin Jahangir) is a modern two storied building which is the hub of the academic curriculum. The building houses the class rooms, art gallery, computer lab, physics, chemistry and Biology labs, Modern Language lab, Central Lecture Hall (CLH), departments, Vice Principal’s Office and Staff Launge.
Three boarding houses (Qashim, Khalid and Tariq House) are impressive buildings, capable of accommodating 100 cadets each. The house complex is well decorated, with a big garden and secured by College administration and 24 hours guards as well.
Being a residential institute, the cadets live on the campus 24 hours. The college can accommodate 300 cadets. The cadets are divided into three houses namely Qasim, Khalid and Tariq House. The academic year of the College is marked by many different events and Inter-House Competitions. In these events, the Cadets participate with full zeal and enthusiasm. The events invoke confidence and sportsmanship in the cadets. All the events including Curricular, Co-Curricular and Extra-Curricular activities add up to the overall Championship Trophy of the year, which is greatly cherished and honored. Each House puts in its best efforts, to be the Champion.
Named after Khalid ibn al-Walid
Motto: Knowledge is Power
Named after Tariq ibn Ziyad
Motto: Truth is Beautiful
Named after Muhammad Bin Qasim
Motto: Work is Strength
Logo: Arabian horse
Colour: Navy Blue
Cadet Mess: (Bir Sreshtho Matiur Rahman Dining Hall named after Bir Sreshtho Flight Lieutenant Matiur Rahman).
The College Mess (named after Bir Sheshtho Motiur Rahman) has a large spacious dining hall, which can accommodate 300 cadets at a time and has sufficient facilities required for cooking and service of food, stocking of dry and fresh provisions. The mess functions under the supervision of a member of the teaching staff (faculty member). Cadets are also associated with the management of the mess. The committee is presided over by the Vice Principal and includes Officer In charge Cadet Mess and cadet representatives. They make every effort to provide a balanced and nutritious / extra messing if required in special cases. Every fresh supply is checked and certified by the Medical Officer before being received by the committee (which includes cadet representative). The cadets have to take five times meal in the dining hall.
The standard of Cadet Mess menu has been improved in line with dream menu prepared by cadets. At regular interval mess meeting and welfare meeting is held with cadets where Principal himself remains present to solve all their problems. Now cadets are given ‘Kachchi Biriani’ with cold drinks once a month. Also chicken roll, burger, chicken cram, samusa etc are given regularly as snacks. They are given green coconuts, mangoes and different fruits of the college campus for eating / drinking.
Cadets are not allowed to use bare hand for taking food, use of forks and spoon is mandatory. On various occasions formal dinner is arranged (e.g. farewell of an officer or faculty member, term end dinner or a dinner in honor of a special guest visiting the college) where the officers and faculty members are invited with spouses.
It is another new inclusion to Rajshahi Cadet College which concerns the celebration of Birthdays of Class VII and Class XII Cadets during the breakfast. A greeting card with small gift like Flower, Ring from the respected Principal is given to the cadet through the duty master and OIC Cadet Mess. This is very much unique and its surprises the newly admitted Cadets and thus they feel more homely here. Musical system has been installed in Cadet Mess to listen to soft music and give them some refreshing time.
The routine meals of the cadets are:
• Breakfast with Tea( after morning Physical Training or Parade, at around 7 am)
• Snacks and Milk (at around 10 am, after 4th period)
• Lunch ( after academic hours, at around 1.15/ 2 pm)
• Afternoon Tea with snacks (before or after the Magrib prayers basing on Summer and winter timings)
• Dinner ( at around 8 pm, between evening and night preparation classes)
There is a central mosque beside Khalid house. It has been renovated recently and given a beautiful shape.
( Auditrium, named after Bir Srestho Sepahy Mostafa Kamal) is a beautiful auditorium with modern stage and audio visual effects and lighting facilities. This two storied auditorium can comfortably accommodate 650 spectators.
Bir Sreshtha Nur Muhammad Hospital (named after Bir Sreshtho Lance Naik Nur Mohammad Sheikh).
A reasonably well equipped 18-bed hospital functions at the campus. It is looked after by the College Medical Officer, a serving Major/Captain from Army Medical Corps assisted by other medical staffs. All minor ailments are treated here but for specialized and in case of serious injury or illness the patients are referred to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital and CMH, Rajshahi and when required. To guard against epidemics, vaccinations and inoculations are carried out as and when required. The cadets are weighed, measured and medically checked up and a proper health record is maintained of all cadets. The hospital also has an isolation ward for the segregation of patients suffering from infectious diseases. In case a cadet needs an operation, all out efforts are made to inform the parents or guardians. However, if there is no time to inform them, such students are operated upon without any delay. The parents/guardians of cadets are required to submit a written permission for emergency, lifesaving surgery. In case of an emergency the authority rests with the Principal.
The central office building is Principal’s Office. In this office Adjutant’s Office, Admin Office, Account s Office and other offices are located. The national and college flag fly in front of the building.
Cadets can purchase essential commodities and dry foods from the cadet’s canteen. Cadets are issued monthly coupons on payment. Cadets are not allowed to carry cash money inside the college campus.
Shahi Cadet Tennis Complex:
there is a nicely decorated and well equipped Lawn tennis complex for cadet.
The residential area is located on southern side. College can provide accommodation to all the employees.
Steps have been taken to fix solar panel on the academic block. It will remove the disturbance of frequent power failure, especially during the summer.
Rajshahi Cadet College Park and Picnic Spot:
It is a very new inclusion to Rajshahi Cadet College. It is newly build and nicely arranged Park and Picnic Spot close to the College campus on the bank of rive Padma. The area with this park is surrounded with barriers’ to ensure it security and to stop all kinds of illegal intrusion. It is also opened for all for on payments. People from different places come and arranged picnic here and thus a handsome amount go to the college private fund every year. This spot is also used for the annual college picnic. Cadets visit this place during their different College club and societies events like hiking, Geography, Photography etc. faculty members, others stuff can also visit the park and enjoy the scenic beauties by the river side.
Shaheed Cadet Abdul Munnaf (RCC 1st Batch) Museum and Archieve:
To preserve the memories of the past glories and the ongoing ones including the most gracious one that is the Contribution of Rajshahi Cadet College in the war of independence 1971, this museum is being set up by the Present Principal Lt. Col. AKM Ikbal Azim Psc, G+. according to the plan and policy there are three corners: Liberation War Corners with the memories of our Liberation war and the contribution of the Shaheed cadets and stuff of Rajshahi Cadet College; Next two corners are the College corner which includes college educations system, Teaching methods, syllabus design and overall infrastructure, Ex and Present Principal, Vice Principal, Adjutants, Medical Officers, Faculty Members. And the last one is Cadets Corner with the inclusion of Ex and Present cadets along with their details performances and achievements.
Cadets’ Snacks Corner:
Is has been establish by present Principal Lt. Col. AKM Ikbal Azim Psc, G+ and it has been beautifully structured with sitting arrangements and shades. It is adjacent to the Cadet Lon Tennis Ground. It is located amidst the natural beauties and also very close to the Cadet Canteen. After games and on holiday afternoon’s cadets come here to enjoy snacks and soft drinks and they can also buy additional food items and other necessary utensils form the canteen. They enjoy also music system in the cadet canteen and the cadet’s really enjoy a short period of time and this beautiful corners. Faculty Members’ farewells form Houses are also held here and cadets also celebrate their friends’ birthdays. It plays a great role in the development of their mind through mental refreshment.
Botanical garden at Rajshahi Cadet College:
Botanical garden has been made beside chemistry laboratory to add to the beauty of the college and to ensure that cadets know about the plants practically.
Cadet College Fisheries, Poultry and Dairy Firm:
Rajshahi Cadet College Poultry firm is also another part of its. There are about 300 layers and about 200 eggs are laid by those and it also has its own fisheries project under which there are 02 big ponds where lots of fishes are cultivated. These sectors meet up the demand of both teachers and other employees. Cadet mess also gets additional support from that sector. The surplus fishes are sold and the money goes to college private fund.
The condition of dairy farm and poultry farm has been upgraded under the direct supervision of present Principal Lt. Col. AKM Ikbal Azim Psc, G+. Cows have been purchased and the production of milk ranges from 40 to 50 liters per day. With new policy, 50% of this milk is supplied to cadet mess for cadets and the rest 50% is distributed among all classes of officers, faculty members and employees. In poultry farm racks have been purchased and the number of hens has been increased. Many saplings of different varieties have been planted in the whole campus for the purpose of a forestation.
Rajshahi Cadet College Photography Lab is adjacent to the library building. It is nicely decorated and well equipeted with modern photography facilities. All important College photos are preserved here with care. One first class officer works here as Officer in Charge (OIC) Photography and he remains responsible for ensuring the print out of photos of both teachers and cadets for different purposes.This lab is renovated by the present Principal Lt. Col. AKM Ikbal Azim Psc, G+.
Our aim to transform RCC into the best institution of the country by building excellent foundation of all the cadets through well balanced education and excellent leadership qualities and transform them into national assets of the country.
The fact that Rajshahi Cadet College is going to launch its official website has filled me with immense pleasure. This website will satisfy the inquiring persons all over the world. Rajshahi Cadet College started its journey on 11 February, 1966. Though the prime visions of building such an institution were to train the country’s youth and instill in them high moral, sound mental capacity, breadth of physical stamina, power of leadership and the capacity to run the rapidly expanding government machinery, it has also become the reflection of the nation’s dreams and aspirations. more….