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Department Head's Massage:

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There were only eight colleges in Bengal under the British rules up to 1900. Edward college was one of them. It was established in 1898 on the bank of the Isamoti river at Pabna. Now-a-days it is one of the oldest educational institutions in Bangladesh. Edward College has produced many scholars like Captain M. Mansur Ali, Dr. Professor Abu Sayed , M. Hossain Ali, Professor Emeritus Dr. Arun Kumar Basak, Professor Dr. M. Sayeedur Rahman Khan, Charu Majumdar, Kamal Lohani, Poet Omar Ali, Tipu Biswas, Mohammad Nasim , Fazlur Rahman Potol, Abu Hena , H.T. Imam and many others.The Department of Physics has  always been one of the prominent department in the history of  Edward College. This department started its activities in 1921 when Edward College was upgraded up to Intermediate Science Standard College under the affiliation of  Calcutta University. In 1925 B.Sc (pass) course was opened under the same affiliation. The founder Head of this department was Shree Makhan Lal Chakrabarty. He was well-educated and successful teacher in the history of Physics  department.

After the liberation war, B.Sc(Hons) course in Physics was started in 1972 under Rajshahi University. According to source available, there were  only 5 students in the first batch honours course. But the number of students is increasing every year and presently 170 students are enrolled in each session under National University. Students are enrolled in the first batch of M.Sc final year in 1995. Now there are about 50 student in M.Sc course in current session. At present, total students of this department are nearly 700. From the beginning of the department many famous personalities worked as teachers in this department. Of who some notables are Shree Amorendranath Bandyopadhyay, Shree Bibhutibhushan Roy, Hirendra Kumar Pal,  Birendra Kumar Chakraborty, Khirod Gopal Majumdar, Shree Muktipada Chowdhury, Dr. Md. Azizul Haque,  A. Malek, Abul Hossain, Md. Nurul Haque, Professor Abdul Kader, Dr. Subhash Kumar Mittra, Dr. Hafizur Rahman and Jahar Lal Basak. It is notable that an eminent physicist Dr. Md. Azizul Haque served as faculty member deserving the status as Head of the department during that time. He has many research papers and international publications on renewable energy & solar cell. 

The Department of Physics is located at the west corner in the science campus and north side of the main gate of this college. The laboratories of this department are well-equipped. There are many instruments for demonstration in the class. We can make easily a Physics Museum with the old instruments of this department. In the seminar library, almost two thousand of books are there. Students can study or borrow books from the seminar library.

In the past, many students came to this college to study science from West Bengal, Tripura, Asam, sylhet, chittagong and other places. Today we can write or say about this department for a benevolent personality whose name is Shree Gopal Chandra Lahiri, the founder of Edward College. We pay our homage to him from our core of heart.