Government Titumir College

Background:

Renowned Govt. Titumir College is one of the greatest educational institutions in Bangladesh. In terms of student number it is the biggest college in Bangladesh. It is located on the A.K. Khandakar Road in the posh area of Gulshan, Dhaka. This college is named after Mir Nesar Ali Titumir, the first martyr in the struggle for liberation in the subcontinent.

This college was established on 7th May, 1968, by a group of enthusiastic and dynamic people. Then it was named ‘Jinnah College’. In the turbulent days of Non Co-operation Movement on 3rd March 1971, this college was named after the name of Shahid Titumir, erasing the name of Jinnah. This was done on the eve of the meeting of Maolana Vashani and Father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Paltan Maidan. It was led by the important central memeber of “the Student Action Committee” and student of this College Colonel Md. Abdus Salam (Rtd), Bir Pratik accompanied by some other students. It is obviously very significant to name the college after the name of a brave and dedicated leader during the turbulent hours of our great struggle for liberation.

Structural Side:

As a government educational institution, it started as a Degree (Pass) college first. One of the important features of this college is to continue co-education in a generous and congenial environment.

Intermediate course was introduced in this college in 1970. This college was acknowledged by the Dhaka Education Board on 19 May 1971. On 31 May 1972, Honours courses were introduced in Bangla and Chemistry department under the University of Dhaka. M.A. (part-1) was started in this college in English, Political Science, Botany, Zoology and Maths subjects on 28th January 1995. Currently it provides Honours and Master's courses on Bangla, English, Economics, Political Science, Philosophy, Sociology, Social Work, History, Islamic History, Islamic Studies, Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Maths, Accounting, Management, Marketing and Finance & Banking. Moreover, it provides Non-credit optional ICT subject for Master's students.

Results:

The result of this College has been outstanding since its establishment. It is a pride for this college to achieve innumerable first classes including merit positions by the students at Honours & Master's levels every year.

Administrative Status:

The present Principal of this college is Professor Abu Haider Ahmed Naser and Vice-Principal is professor Dr. Parvin Sultana, as well as 215 teachers are serving for Govt. Titumir College. The total number of students of this institution is almost 50,000. The code number of this college is 6423. Getting the opportunity to take admission and study in this educational institution is a rare opportunity for students because of the cordial guidance from intelligent and knowledgeable teachers and modern teachings techniques using information technology.

Instruction to the Students:

Govt. Titumir College is conducting four years integrated Honours courses under three faculties, i.e Science faculty, Arts faculty & Business Studies faculty following the curriculum prescribed by National University. Presently July to June is considered as an academic year for these courses. In every year after ending the classes of these courses, there is provision to appear in the final exams. The valid period of the registration for Honours course is six years. Any one has to obtain 40% marks to pass in the practical, viva, and fieldwork exam. Every student has to qualify in the above-mentioned exams separately. If any student fails to appear in the final exam due to any unavoidable circumstances, he/she can take re-admission. For this he/she will treated as irregular student. 75% attendance in the class is mandatory for every student. 5 marks in every paper is allotted for regular attendance.