History And Heitage

Faujdarhat Cadet College, is a military high school (grade 7 to grade 12), modelled after public schools in the UK (according to the Public Schools Act 1868), financed partially by the Bangladesh Army, located at Faujdarhat, near Chittagong, in Bangladesh.

Faujdarhat Cadet College boards 300 boys between the ages of 12 and 18, 50 in each year for grades 7 to 12. Admission is through a nationwide test composed of written, oral, medical examinations & ISSB.

It was the first cadet college to be established by Field Marshall Muhammad Ayub Khan in erstwhile East Pakistan facing the Bay of Bengal. It was established on 28 April 1958[1] by New Zealander William Maurice Brown. Until 1965, it was known as the East Pakistan Cadet College.

The principal of the school is ranked lieutenant colonel, and is appointed by the Adjutant General's branch of the Bangladesh Army.

From 2003, the cadet colleges in Bangladesh were converted to the English version of the National curriculum.

Daily Life

Since this is an exclusively residential institution, it is assumed that special efforts will be made to devise a worthwhile daily schedule for Cadets during the term. The purpose of such a daily schedule is to indicate broadly the orientation that is required for the physical and mental development of Cadets according to the demand of time. The details of the daily schedule will determine their involvement in different activities of the day within the time frame from 0530 hrs to 2245 hrs.

The following activities are mandatory for them: 

  • PT for 30 minutes in all weekdays other than days specified for parade and holidays. SSC & HSC candidates would be exempted from the same one month prior to the start of their exams.
  • Parade for 30 minutes on every Saturday and Wednesday except holiday. Principal’s parade will take place on 1st Saturday of the month. SSC & HSC candidates would be exempted from one month prior to the start of exam.
  • College Assembly for 15 minutes on 2nd Saturday of the month.
  • House Assembly for 15 minutes on every Tuesday.
  • Form Meeting for 15 minutes, on Sunday, Monday and Wednesday of the week.
  • Formal schooling and learning about 280 minutes on all workdays.
  • Meal timings from breakfast to dinner – 100 minutes every day.
  • Afternoon rest about 60 minutes every day.
  • Free time / Self study about 30-40 minutes.
  • Extra drill / Detention for 30 minutes during games time.
  • Compulsory games time 40-45 minutes for juniors and 50-60 minutes for seniors in the afternoon on all weekdays except Thursday and holidays. Optional games may be played on Friday / holiday morning and afternoon.    
  • Club / Society activities for 60 minutes during games time on 1st Thursday of the month.
  • Mughrib prayer for 20 minutes every day.
  • Lesson preparation for 160 to 180 minutes in two/three shifts.
  • House Inspection by the Principal on 3rd Thursday of the month.
  • House Inspection by the House Masters on 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month. If Principal’s Inspection does not take place, it will be replaced by House Master’s Inspection. 
  • Film show/Cultural evening; once a week on Thursday evening.
  • College Stage Competition (CSC) during 6th and 7th periods on Thursday of the week.
  • Reading facilities at College Library / House Reading Room on workdays during free time.
  • Reading facilities at House Reading Room on holidays.
  • Letter writing hour after breakfast every Friday.
  • Sleeping time at night minimum for 6 hours. 

PT Parade

Faujdarhat Cadet College (FCC) like other Cadet Colleges is an autonomous residential and feeder institute of defense forces. One of the main objective of cadet colleges is to provide elementary military training with a view to preparing them for induction in to Armed Forces as offices. As a part of elementary military training, PT, drill games, sports, cultural program stage competition compulsory for all the cadets. There is a practice of Inter House Novices Drill Competition for the new cadets of class VII. Moreover, every year Inter House Cross Country and Obstacle Course Competition is arranged for all the cadets which strengthen the elementary military training. The main notion of these kinds of training is to ensure physical, mental and spiritual growth of the cadets. To infuse high sense of morality, responsibility, integrity, leadership quality, discipline and patriotism through motivation from Army, Navy and Air force being conducted at a regular interval

Military Training

Faujdarhat  Cadet College (FCC) like other Cadet Colleges is an autonomous residential and feeder institute of defense forces. One of the main objective of cadet colleges is to provide elementary military training with a view to preparing them for induction in to Armed Forces as offices. As a part of elementary military training, PT, drill games, sports, cultural program stage competition compulsory for all the cadets. There is a practice of Inter House Novices Drill Competition for the new cadets of class VII. Moreover, every year Inter House Cross Country and Obstacle Course Competition is arranged for all the cadets which strengthen the elementary military training. The main notion of these kinds of training is to ensure physical, mental and spiritual growth of the cadets. To infuse high sense of morality, responsibility, integrity, leadership quality, discipline and patriotism through motivation from Army, Navy and Air force being conducted at a regular interval.