|Established||20 November 1841|
|Campus||Urban, 18.57 acres (7.52 ha)|
|Affiliations||University of Dhaka|
Dhaka College (Bengali: ঢাকা কলেজ also known as DC) is the oldest educational institution of Bangladesh located in Dhaka. It offers higher secondary education (HSC). It has Honours and Masters programs as well which divisions are affiliated to the University of Dhaka.
Dhaka College is one of Bangladesh's most important as well as these earliest higher-secondary educational institutions. It was established by James Taylor Wise (civil surgeon at Dhaka) in1835 as an English Seminary School (at present Dhaka Collegiate School). Mr. Wise organized a local Committee of Public Instruction with the help of district magistrate Mr. Grant. The school building was built partly out of public donations on the grounds of an English factory. On July 18, 1841, the school got their approval of the college. On 20 November 1841, the foundation stone of the college was placed and buildings were completed in 1846, with the aid of the Bishop of Calcutta. In the first graduating class there were both Muslim and Hindu students, as well as a number of foreign students, mainly from Armenia and Portugal.
The college was relocated in 1873 to a large building to the east of Victoria Park in order to accommodate the physics and chemistry laboratories. In 1908, it shifted to Curzon Hall while the science departments were housed in the present chemistry building of the University of Dhaka and two new halls were built there as well. In 1921, the college shifted again to the old High Court Building as University of Dhaka was established there. During the Second World War it moved to Siddique Bazar in purana Dhaka. Finally the college found its own permanent campus on Mirpur Road, Dhanmondi near Dhaka New Market since 1955.
- Calcutta University
(18 July 1841 – 1 July 1921)
- University of Dhaka
(1 July 1921 – 20 October 1992)
- National University, Bangladesh
(21 October 1992 – 15 February 2017)
- University of Dhaka
(16 February 2017 – present) 
- Partial list of the principals
- Dr. T Wise
- W Brennad
- W Booth
- F C Turner
- A J Archibald
- PK Roy
- Mondi Shahib
- Jalal Uddin Ahmed (1968)
- Bashirul Haque (2008)
- Naiyer Sultana
- Ayesha Begum (2013)
- Tuhin Afroza Alam (2015)
- Moazzem Hossen Mollah (2016, 2017, 2018)
- Nehal Ahmed (2019 - 2020)
The library of Dhaka College was established in 1841 at the time of establishment of the college. It has a collection of 50,000 books.
Residential student halls
There are eight residential halls:
- South Hall
- North Hall
- International Hall
- West Hall
- Akhtaruzzaman Elias Hall
- Shaheed Farhad Hossain Hall
- Southern Hall
- Shaheed Sheikh Kamal Hall
Dhaka college has eight buses to transport students from different areas of Dhaka city. They are:
- Bus no. 1 Shankhanil (শঙ্খনীল) - starts from Mirpur 10.
- Bus no. 2 Puspak (পুস্পক) - starts from Jatrabari Signboard.
- Bus no. 3 Shankhachil (শঙ্খচিল) - starts from Shahjatpur, Notun bazar, Gulshan.
- Bus no. 4 Poddonil (পদ্মনীল) - starts from Malibagh Bazar.
- Bus no. 5 - starts from College Campus.
- Bus no. 6 - starts from College Campus.
- Bus no. 7 - starts from College Campus.
- Bus no. 8 - starts from College Campus.
Dhaka College offers HSC, four years Honours and one year Masters course in various majors.
- Department of Management
- Department of Accounting
- Department of English
- Department of Bengali
- Department of Botany
- Department of Chemistry
- Department of Economics
- Department of Geography and Environmental Science
- Department of History
- Department of Islamic History and Culture
- Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies
- Department of Mathematics
- Department of Political Science
- Department of Psychology
- Department of Philosophy
- Department of Physics
- Department of Statistics
- Department of Sociology
- Department of Zoology
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- Iqbal Azeem, poet
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- Mohammad Rafiq, poet
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