The centenary celebrations of Dhaka College was scheduled to start from July 1, 2021, however as a result of scourge of pandemic Covid-19 all the plans and applications pertaining to the celebrations acquired badly upset. Lastly it was held on December 1 which lastly ended on December 8, 2021. Previous to the above official celebrations there was digital celebrations however of a smaller scale. Regardless of all of the obstacles on account of Covid-19 the euphoria remains to be on amongst academics and college students of this historic educational establishment.
Dhaka College was arrange throughout the pre-Independence durations of Indian historical past when undivided India was beneath the clutches of colonial conflagrations. Throughout the pre-Independence durations of Indian historical past we have been effectively conscious of that there have been robust competitors between Calcutta College and Dhaka College. This was as a result of all gems of these durations of time have been college students of Dhaka College and Calcutta College respectively. Even a few of the notable gems of undivided Bengal particularly from Calcutta taught at Dhaka College in these days simply previous to Indian Independence. We’re effectively conscious of that Dhaka College was opened manner again within the 12 months 1921 on July 1 and it was in the identical 12 months on December 23.
As Dhaka College was scheduled to be held throughout the 12 months 2021 from July 1, however on account of The Almighty’s merciless future all the euphoria pertaining to the centenary celebrations of Dhaka College acquired thumping blow as a result of pernicious incidence of Covid-19 and in addition to new Delta variant Omicron occurred throughout the fag finish of the 12 months 2021. If factor have been clean then celebrations would have been held on a a lot bigger scale with delegates from neighboring India in addition to from different elements of the globe may have been capable of attend. What was to not be ought to be heartily accepted by rational minded residents of Bangladesh, India and remainder of the globe. Thus within the subsequent paragraph it’s my humble process to introspect in regards to the legacies of this wonderful institute of the globe in addition to that of the subcontinent as an entire.
Dhaka College centenary celebrations together with introspection of this wonderful institute:
Dhaka College which was established within the 12 months 1921 was an excellent educational institute in its heydays and yesteryear. When undivided India was beneath the clutches of colonial conflagration round that point DU was born with proficient academicians from the then Calcutta and undivided Bengal. The thought behind establishing this wonderful educational institute was to inculcate noble concepts of artwork, tradition and science beneath the affect of Rabindra Nath Tagore in these durations of time. It was in truth Rabindra Nath Tagore visited Dhaka on February 7, 1926. He addressed college students of Dhaka College on February 10, at Curzon Corridor. In actual fact throughout his keep at Dhaka, Gurudev addressed to college students of Dhaka College. My elite readers would possibly marvel why I uttered the title of Rabindra Nath Tagore. The logic behind it was round that point Rabindra Nath Tagore was in his wonderful durations of time as a result of precisely eight years previous to establishing Dhaka College he was accorded the celebrated Nobel Prize in literature within the 12 months 1913. There have been proficient academics who taught at Dhaka College throughout the interval of undivided India and college students who handed out throughout these durations of time. The academics who taught and college students who inherited precious classes have been richly enriched throughout the later elements of their lives in educating, company, public providers and writing fields. They made names not solely of their place of origin but in addition in numerous abroad locations of the globe.
Aside from the residents of pre-independent Kolkata there have been many proficient students of undivided Dhaka who taught at Dhaka College in these days whose names I’m totally reluctant to state as my elite readers of Dhaka metropolis and different cities of Bangladesh are effectively conscious of. Among the many distinguished college students of Dhaka College have been Late Ashok Sen, former Legislation minister of the federal government of India, handed M.A. (Economics) from this elite College.
As soon as upon a time Dhaka College academics of yesteryears performed towering roles in character and psychological improvement of scholars who studied at this prestigious college previous to Indian Independence. Now Dhaka College on the aftermath of its centenary celebrations is enjoying heroic roles in pursuit of improvement of scholars from its macro views. At current Dhaka College has achieved broad ranging popularity. There are numerous new departments being opened at Dhaka College equivalent to Worldwide Language Departments and Worldwide Enterprise Division. Because of the opening of this division it has been famous from shut quarters college students who take classes from the above acknowledged departments get job instantly on their passing out. Even a few of the educational circles and intelligentsias from Indian metropolis of Kolkata communicate extremely about erudite environments of Dhaka College.
Although there’s a widespread saying in Kolkata that pupil of Dhaka College are usually not so effectively accustomed to English however as I’m an witness to the present improvement of DU the scholars of the stated institute of Dhaka at the moment are a lot superior compared to their requirements couple of years again. There may be additionally a British Council Library which was arrange in Dhaka couple of years again which college students of DU are successfully using for his or her profession improvement. Generally on account of excessive value of English language books there are lots of college students who couldn’t buy English language books from any distinguished store of Dhaka metropolis primarily due to value hike.
Tutorial collaborations between Dhaka College through Indian Universities plus different universities across the globe:
Now Dhaka College has attainted such a stage of excellence that this institute undertakes educational collaborations with some distinguished Indian Universities plus different universities of the globe. Among the many Indian Universities which has educational collaborations with Dhaka College are Calcutta College, Jadavpur College, Rabindra Bharati College, Viswabharati College, Delhi College and Jawaharlal Nehru College plus some extra in different elements of India. However is seen that a lot of the collaborations between Dhaka College which passed off beforehand with Indian Universities like Calcutta College, Jadavpur College, Rabindra Bharati College, Viswabharati Bharati College (Shantiniketan), Delhi College, Jawaharlal Nehru College and generally even Ambedkar College. Students of Indian College who’re well-known in Dhaka College in addition to in different Universities of Bangladesh are Dr Bibek Debroy (economics), Late Professor Jayanta Kumar Roy (Historical past), Professor Semanti Sarkar (Historical past), Late Sushil Chowdhury and so forth are and have been effectively familiarized with Dhaka College. Even among the many deceased academicians from Kolkata Late Sankhya Ghosh, Late Suniti Kumar Chatterjee, Late Sukumar Sen have been as soon as upon a time very near Dhaka College. Even Nobel Laureate in economics Professor Amartya Sen remains to be effectively related with Dhaka College.
From the facet of Dhaka, academicians like Late Professor Anisuzzaman, Late Professor Rafiqul Islam, Dr Syed Anwar Hussain, Professor Abdulla Abu Syed and so forth have been and are nonetheless related with Indian Universities equivalent to Calcutta Universities, Jadavpur College, Rabindra College and Viswabharati College and so forth. Dhaka College can also be effectively related with numerous educational institutes of UK and US. Even vocalists like Rezwana Chowdury Bonya, Papia Sarwar, Saadi Mohammad, Lily Islam, Anima Roy and so forth are effectively related with Kolkata. Until date cultural milieus of Kolkata couldn’t overlook Mita Haq who handed away final 12 months on account of pandemic Covid-19.
Sujayendra Das is a Columnist