History of Dhaka Commerce College
Dhaka Commerce College, self-financed and free from politics and smoking, officially began its journey in 1st July 1989 with the hoisting of its historical Signboard at King Khaled Institute at Lalmatia in Dhaka. Then the institution was housed in a rented house at Dhanmondi 8/A. After that it was shifted to its permanent campus at Chiriakhana Road in Mirpur in 22 January 1995. Mr Shamsul Huda FCA took the charge as the first Principal of the college. In August 1990 Professor Kazi Md Nurul Islam Faruky took up the charge of the Principal in deputation and continued up to September 2010. Then Mr ABM Abul Quashem became the Acting Principal. The current Principal Professor Md. Abu Sayeed has been in charge since March 2012.
Dhaka Commerce College project implementation committee was formed in 1986 with a view to founding a specialized institution of Business Studies. The initiator and founder of this college Mr Kazi Md Nurul Islam Faruky, Associate Professor, Department of Management, Dhaka College was the convener of Dhaka Commerce College project implementation committee. Mr ABM Abul Quashem, the then Education Inspector, Department of Inspection and Audit, was the co-convener. There were two members - Mr M Helal, Editor, the monthly University Campus and Mr SR Mojumdar, Lecturer, Department of Management, Dhaka College. Mr Mahfuzul Haque Shahin was the Member Secretary.
The founding members of the self-financed institution ‘Dhaka Commerce College’ were – Professor Shafayat Ahmad Siddiqi, Professor, Agrabad Women’s College; Dr Md Habibullah, Professor, Department of Accounting, University of Dhaka; Mr Kazi Md Nurul Islam Faruky, Associate Professor, Department of Management, Dhaka College; Mr AFM Sarwar Kamal, Deputy Secretary, Cabinet Division; Mr Md Shamsul Huda, Director (Finance), Nawab Abdul Malek Jute Mills Ltd; Mr ABM Abul Quashem, Education Inspector, Department of Inspection and Audit; Mr Md Abul Bashar, Principal, Azam Khan Commerce College, Khulna; Mr M Helal, Editor, the monthly University Campus; Mr Md Shafiqul Islam Chunnu; Mr Mahfuzul Haque Shahin; Mr Md Nurul Islam Siddique; Mr ABM Shamsuddin Ahmed and Chittagong Govt Commerce College Alumni Association (Dhaka).
Mr Mohammad Toaha was the president of the Organizing Committee of Dhaka Commerce College. And Professor Abdur Rashid Chowdhury led the Executive Committee formed by Dhaka Board. Chairman of the first and the second Governing Body was Professor Dr Shahid Uddin Ahmed approved by National University. And Dr Shafiq Ahmed Siddique led the third Governing Body. The fourth Governing Body was headed by Mr AFM Sarwar Kamal, former Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The current Governing Body is led by Professor Dr Shafiq Ahmed Siddique, Professor of the Department of Accounting and Information System, University of Dhaka and Chairman, Bureau of Business Research and Ex-chairman of BUBT Trust.
At present academic activities are going on in an eleven storied and a 15 storied building, both are fully air conditioned. There is also an individual administrative building here. There is a hostel for the female students providing accommodation of 72 students. Here are two Teachers’ Quarters for 66 families. A well-decorated Auditorium and a Playground is inside the campus.
The academic activities of the college began in 1989 with the teaching of the higher secondary and the B.Com (pass) courses. Then Honours and Masters courses on different subjects have been introduced in the 1994-95 session with the approval of National University. The four year BBA Professional courses are being offered from the 1997-98 session. At present the college is offering Business Studies courses for the higher secondary classes along with courses on Management, Accounting, Marketing, Finance & Banking, English and Economics for graduate and post graduate students. Currently there are about 7 thousand students in the institution along with 135 teachers and 112 staffs.