Dinajpur Zilla School

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Dinajpur Zilla School is a public high school in Dinajpur District, Bangladesh. Established in 1854, this school is consistently doing well in different public examinations and considered one of the best schools of the region.

Dinajpur Zilla School
দিনাজপুর জিলা স্কুল
Municipality office road

School typeGovernment funded Secondary School
MottoKnowledge is Power
জ্ঞানই শক্তি
Established1854 (1854);169 years ago
PrincipalAkhtara Parvin
Teaching staff52
GenderMale Only
Age08 to 17
Number of students2000
SportsFootball, cricket, basketball, volleyball, badminton

History[change | change source]

Dinajpur Zila School was established in 1854 in the Pratap House by the Raja Tarakanath. It 1856 the government nationalised the school and converted it into the Zila (district) school. Despite the nationalisation, the school was still financially supported by the Raja and other local influentials in the 19th century. It has one of best graduation rates in Bangladesh. The current school building was built in the 20th century and upgraded in the 21st century. The main office and library is in a building that was a revenue office built in the 18th century by Raja Baiyanath. The student hostel was built in 1910.The hostel is still at Zilla School. The library building is now being painted again and the floors are being replaced[1]

Admission[change | change source]

The Admission for the school mainly starts from class three. The school gives one year for preparation of the examination. As an example, in 2017, those students who read in class two, take preparation for the admission exam which is held usually in the last week of December. After the exam 240 students are chosen from thousands of examinees. They read in class three in the next year.[1]

Notable Alumni[change | change source]

  • General Shafiul Hauqe, Chief of Army Staff of Bangladesh Army
  • Moinuddin Ahmed Chowdhury, a politician, social reformer and member of the Ghugudanga Zemindar family
  • Narayan Gangopadhyay, the famous Bengali writer and Professor of University of Calcutta[2]
  • Rampran Gupta, Historian, Author and leader of Brahmo Samaj.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Haq, Muhammad Lutful. "Dinajpur Zila School". en.banglapedia.org. Banglapedia. Retrieved 1 December 2017.
  2. https://roar.media/bangla/main/book-movie/how-much-do-you-know-about-tenida/