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Dhaka Residential Model College: A Legacy of Excellence

by saif71

Dhaka Residential Model College (DRMC) is one of the most prestigious and historic public residential schools in Bangladesh. Established in 1960 by Pakistani President Field Marshal Ayub Khan, the college has a rich legacy of producing some of the finest scholars, leaders and professionals in the country. In this blog post, we will explore the history, achievements and facilities of this remarkable institution.


DRMC was founded on May 5, 1960 on an area of about 52 acres beside Mirpur Road near Sher-e-Bangla Nagar in Dhaka. The initial purpose of establishing DRMC was to provide education for the sons of elite military officers and high-ranking government officials in East Pakistan. The school, and later the college, were modeled after public schools in the United Kingdom (according to the British Public Schools Act 1868), particularly Eton College. The house system was designed to resemble Eton’s.

In 1962, the administration of DRMC was assumed by the provincial government of then East Pakistan. In 1965, the government converted the institution into an autonomous body, and its administration was relegated to a board of governors with the Chief Secretary as its chairman. In 1967, the government again took control of the school. At that time, a new board of governors was constituted with the Education Secretary as its chairman.

After the independence of Bangladesh in 1971, a board of governors was appointed with the Education Secretary as its chairman. Since its inception, the school has been funded through government grants and minimal student fees. The Board of Governors has been empowered to “frame rules as it deems necessary for the proper functioning of the school”.

The school began with only one study session, known as the Morning shift which operates from 07:30 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. In March 1993, another session known as the Day shift was added, according to the education expansion policy of the government, to cope with the growing number of students. The day shift session operates from 12:30 p.m. to 05:10 p.m.


DRMC has a reputation for academic excellence and co-curricular activities. The college follows the national curriculum prescribed by the National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB) and prepares students for Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) examinations under Dhaka Education Board.

The college has consistently achieved outstanding results in both SSC and HSC examinations over the years. In 2019, DRMC secured 100% pass rate in both SSC and HSC examinations with 95% and 93% students obtaining GPA-5 (the highest grade point average) respectively.

The college also participates in various national and international competitions and events such as Olympiads, Model United Nations (MUN), debates, quizzes, sports, cultural programs and social service projects. The college has won numerous awards and accolades for its performance in these fields.

Some notable achievements of DRMC students are:


DRMC provides a range of facilities for its students to ensure a conducive learning environment and a comfortable living experience. The college has:

Each house has a house master, a house tutor, a house captain and a house prefect to look after the welfare of the students. The hostel also has a dining hall, a laundry service, a barber shop and a tailor shop.


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Dhaka Residential Model College is more than just a school. It is a home away from home for its students. It is a place where they learn not only academic subjects but also life skills, values and ethics. It is a place where they make lifelong friends and memories. It is a place where they grow as individuals and as citizens.

DRMC is not only an institution of learning but also an institution of legacy. It has produced some of the most illustrious alumni in various fields such as politics, administration, education, science, technology, arts, culture, sports and social service. Some of the notable alumni of DRMC are:

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