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Department of Accounting



Accounting is as old as money itself. The modern system of Accounting is based on the principles of double entry system owes its origin to Luca Pacioli who published in 1494 that is every debit has its own correspondent credit. It is called the language of business. It is known to exist in pre-historic days and ancient civilization. Now a days accounting is an information system that identifies records and communicates the economic events of an organization to interested internal and external users. In Bangladesh accounting is playing a vital role for ascertaining financial position of an organization, results of operations, cost control and as a profession.

Department of Accounting, Dhaka College is one of the largest and well reputed departments of this college and in Bangladesh. This department is playing a vital role for achieving good result for commerce oriented students. Dhaka College launched the subject accounting in 1972 with a view to creating skilled private accountant and public accountant. After liberation former principal of Dhaka College, Prof. AMM Azhar took initiative to reorganize and open two separate departments namely Accounting and Management.

Professor Nazir Uddin Ahmed, Professor Gazi Ahmed, Professor Latifur Rahman, Professor Ali Azom, Professor Kazi Abul Hossain, Professor S.M Shahjahan, Professor Mohsinur Rahman, Professor Md Mahfuzur Rahman and other renowned educationists strongly assisted to open this department. As a result of the sincere effort of these personalities, the authority of the University of Dhaka permitted Dhaka College to launch the Honours Courses in Accounting & Management in the session 1972-1973.

Though the Honors Course in Accounting started in 1972-1973, the courses of both departments were conducted under the guidance and control of Business faculty, the University of Dhaka. The teachers of the both departments jointly conducted all the classes. Professor Nazir Uddin Ahmed was the 1st Chairman of this Department. A group of renowned teachers like Prof. Nazir Uddin Ahmed, Prof. Md. Ali Azam, Prof. Kazi Abul Hossain, Prof. Mohsinur Rahman Khan, Prof Md. Mahfuzur Rahan, Prof. S.M. Sakim Uddin, Prof. Md. Emdadul Haque, Prof. Abdul Mottalib, Prof. Anil Chandra Saha, Prof. Dr. Md. Ashraf Ali Khan had been serving here for quite a long time and developed this department with their highest efforts and efficiency. For their sincere attempt, merit and skillful handling this department has come out as the renowned department of the college within a very short period of time. At present the Head of the Department is Professor Tuhin Afroza Alam. The department is running very well under her effective leadership and guidance.

The Department of Accounting is unique because it possesses a rich Computer Lab which was established in 1998 by Prof. Md. Mahfuzur Rahman and inaugurated by Prof. Naiyer Sultana former Director General of Secondary and higher Secondary Education, Bangladesh. It was the first Computer Lab at Dhaka College. The Lab was conducted by Engr. Mohammed Iqbal Hossain, B.Sc and M.Sc in Computer Engineering, Former USSR. The Computer Lab was run by the effective supervision of renowned personalities like Prof. Anil Chandra Saha, Mr. Masume Rabbani Khan and Mr. I.K. Selim Ullah Khondoker. Further the Lab has been reorganized and modernized by Professor Tuhin Afroza Alam, Present Chairman of the Department with kind co-operation of Dr. Siraj Uddin Ahmed, Principal, Dhaka College and Dr. Ashraf Ali Khan, Vice- Principal, Dhaka College, Dhaka, Bangladesh. At present The Lab is being supervised by a group of renowned teachers like I.K. Selim Ullah Khondoker, Associate Professor, Shankar Chandra Saha, Associate Professor and S.M. Mahabubul Islam, Assistant Professor. A large number of students of this department have enriched their career by taking effective IT training from this Computer Lab. Nowadays, Computer in Business Course is included for BBS (Hon’s) curriculum as Compulsory paper under National University. For these reasons Lab will be very much handy for BBS (Hon’s) students to achieve the good result and to build their career.

From academic point of view The Department of Accounting is the richest department in Dhaka College. Highest number of students are obtaining First classes and they have placed topped the merit list in National University for a couple of years.

This very Department is not lacking behind in context of co-curriculum and extra- curriculum activities like Inter Departmental Football Competition, Debate Competition, Fresher Reception, Cultural Programs and So on. All these programs are supervising by Mustary Begum, Associate Professor, Jesmin Ara, Assistant Professor and Sharmin Nahar Khan, Lecturer.


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