About Us

Adamjee Cantonment College is a renowned and well established educational institution of the country. It has been crowned with the full glory of passing over more than half a century in the field of education arena of Bangladesh since 1960. This institution has earned the rare prestige of being one of the top ranking colleges of Dhaka Education Board for its outstanding academic achievements in HSC exam in the recent academic years. It was adjudged the best educational institution of the country for the academic year 2000.  In 2018, it has been declared the best college of Dhaka City by Education Ministry in National Education Week. In terms of HSC result, the college has ranked among top five colleges of Dhaka Board for last five years. In 2015, it secured the 1st position in Dhaka Board. The result of Honours, Masters and Professional BBA Programme of this college is one of the best ones in the exams under the National University.

Adamjee Cantonment College renders its best services for imparting quality education following the process outcome based teaching and learning in the classroom context. In 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2020, 2022 & 2023 consecutive seventh times, our college was recognized as the best college among 43 colleges run by Bangladesh Army and won the prestigious Army Chief Trophy for academic excellence. The mission of this institution is to create worthy citizens for the nation, inculcating the spirit of education, discipline and morality in the young learners and ensure a congenial environment for the students to develop themselves in the best possible way both in curricular and extracurricular realms.

Since its inception, the college has made significant contribution to the field of education. Besides striving for academic excellence, we lay great emphasis on all-round development of the students’ mental fortitude, physical reflex, moral sensibility and technological readiness that are inextricable part of life in the 21st century. This practice awakes our students insight to go ahead in life which will eventually lead them to reach their desired destination. A large number of ex-students (alumni) of this institution are now highly placed in the civil and military administrations ranging from BCS Cadre, Business Entrepreneur, NASA Scientist to the Chief of Armed Forces. We are highly committed to exerting our every endeavour to improve the quality of education for creating this institution into a Center of Excellence.

Our History

Gul Muhammad Adamjee, son of the founder of Adamjee Dynasty – Sir Haji Dawood Adamjee, established Adamjee Cantonment School in early 1960.

Begum Gul Muhammad Adamjee laid down the foundation stone in January 1958. The main building was completed in January 1960. The then President of Pakistan Field Marshal Mohammad Ayub Khan wanted to establish a quality institution which led to the birth of Adamjee Cantonment School. The institution was later renamed as Adamjee Cantonment College. This institution was established following the ideology and curricular activities of original renowned public school of EnglandEton and Harrow. The motto of this college is to impart education, discipline and morality. It has a flag of navy blue colour with the monogram of the college. The original building of the school is now where the ‘Adamjee Cantonment College’ stands. The school was separated in 1995 and was made totally an independent institution.

Adamjee Cantonment College enrolls both boys and girls of H.S.C, Graduation and Post Graduation level. Though the institution is primarily for the children of Army personnel, pupils from the civilian section fill the major portion of the college. The college is directly under the supervision of the Director of Bangladesh Army Education Corps. The principal is the head of college’s administrative body. Historically, the college principals were Lt. Colonel or Colonel level military officers from Bangladesh Army. However, many civilians have served as principals in this institution as well. The name of the present principal of the college is Brigadier General Al Faroque Siddiquee, BSP, ndu, afwc, psc, MPhil.

Eminent architect T Abul Hussain Thariani, who is rememberd for the design of the National Baitul Mukarram Mosque , planned and designed the premise that was developed by Omar and Sons Company under the supervision of Major General Omrao Khan of  the Pakistan Army. The institution started its journey on 16 February 1960 with only four teachers. The principal of the institution was a British named Daulman.

Before the liberation period, the college achieved the prestige of being a reputed English Medium institution. After liberation, Bengali became the medium of  study. The students appeared at the Matriculation and Intermediate Examinations respectively in 1962 and 1964 for the first time. The graduation course (pass) was introduced in 19721973 session. In the session 19961997 Masters Course was introduced and in the session 19981999 Honours in English, Accounting, Political Science and Economics Course was introduced. Following this, in the session 20042005 BBA programme was introduced. In the present session, Honours Course in Management has been started and procedures for opening MBA programmes are going on.

In 2011 Adamjee Cantonment College implemented Google Apps for Education for each and every staff and students of this institution to reform our very traditional “chalk and talk” world to the world of virtual reality and cloud storage and connect us with the huge tech-educational shift happens outside.