Notre Dame College, Dhaka

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Notre Dame College, Dhaka
নটর ডেম কলেজ, ঢাকা
Father timm bhaban.jpg
Former name
St. Gregory's College
Diligite Lumen Sapientiae
Motto in English
Love the light of wisdom
TypeHigher secondary school, university-affiliated college
Established1949 (1949)
Religious affiliation
Catholic Church (Congregation of Holy Cross)
PrincipalFr. Hemonto Pius Rozario CSC (2012–present)[1]
Vice-principalLeonard Sankar Rozario
Students6400 (As of 2019)
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Notre Dame College (Bengali: নটর ডেম কলেজ) is a Catholic higher secondary school[a] as well as a degree college, situated in Dhaka. A society of priests named Congregation of Holy Cross established it in 1949.[2] According to the result of HSC exam, it is regarded as one of the best colleges of Bangladesh.

History[change | change source]

Notre Dame College was first established at Luxmibazar of Old Dhaka in November, 1949 with the name "St. Gregory College". In 1954-55, the institution was transferred to Arambagh, Motijheel with the present name – "Notre Dame", referring to Mary or Maryam, mother of Jesus Christ.[3][4]

Campus[change | change source]

Buildings[change | change source]

Name Picture Built Description
Father Harrington Building Harrington Building at NDC.JPG 1955 It is a 3 stored building. Valerian Gracias (Cardinal of Bombay) laid its foundation stone on 17 January 1954.
Father Martin Building মার্টিন হল.jpg 1960 It is a 4 stored residential building. There is an auditorium on its ground floor.
Mathis House Teacher's Quarter NDC Dhaka by Mayeenul Islam.jpg 1964 It is a residential house for the priests. Since 1972, the ground floor of the building has been used as a library for seminarians and brothers.
Archbishop Ganguli Building Ganguly Building at NDC.JPG 1997
Father Timm Building Father Timm Bhaban at Notre Dame College, Dhaka.jpg 2016
Father Peixotto Building Peixotto Building, NDC.jpg 2019

Notes[change | change source]

  1. In the Indian subcontinent, as in the UK, higher secondary schools comprising the 11th and 12th years of education are often referred to as colleges

References[change | change source]

  1. "New Principal Appointed in Notre Dame College". Daily Sangram. 13 December 2012. Archived from the original on 10 July 2015. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  2. "Notre Dame College, Dhaka - Banglapedia". Retrieved 2020-03-31.
  3. নবীনবরণ ও ছাত্র-অভিভাবক নির্দেশিকা (in Bengali). Notre Dame College. 2014. p. 20.
  4. "Notre Dame College (Dhaka)". Retrieved 9 July 2015.

Other websites[change | change source]