Udayan Uchcha Madhyamik Bidyalaya

University Of Dhaka


The Britsh lady Mrs. Merryel Hatch Barnwell

বিদ্যালয়ের সম্পূর্ন ইতিহাস সম্পর্কে বাংলায় জানতে এখানে ক্লিক করুন Download it. Udayan Bidyalaya started in June 1955.Dhaka English Preparatory school was established by The Britsh lady Mrs. Merryel Hatch Barnwell. At that time it was not called "Udayan Bidyalaya," instead it was known as "Dhaka English Preparatory School." From 1955 until 1992, it was located on the land next to the Vice-Chancellor's house of Dhaka University. The Dhaka English Preparatory school started functioning when menials quarters attached to the residence of the vice-chancellor were renovated. After additions and alterations, the school started functioning. The land and the renovated semi-constructed building were leased out to the school on a nominal rent of taka ten per month. The syndicate of Dhaka University in a meeting held on 31 May 1969 granted permission to the school to construct another story on the school building. The university gave permission to change the name of Dhaka English Preparatory school as Udayan Bidyalaya and also to its upgrading as a High School. The Government of Bangladesh, on 31 October 1980, approved the managing committee for the Bidyalaya under rule 20(2) of the Managing Committee Regulations of 1977. The Dhaka Education Board installed the first such committee by an official order in November 1980 and the second such committee on 25 January 1984. On 14 March 1986, the foundation of the five-storied new building was inaugurated by the former Vice-Chancellor of Dhaka University, Prof. Abdul Mannan Choudhury. In 1991, the school received the award of the best school in the country. On 13 November 1991, the students had their first class day in the new building. However, in 1992, the school physically moved to its new five storied building located at 3/3 Fullar Road near Salimullah Muslim Hall of Dhaka University. In 1997 the school opened its Higher Secondary Program and renamed as Udayan Higher Secondary School. Present chairman of this institution is Professor Dr. Mohammad Akhtaruzzaman ,Vice-Chancellor ,University of Dhaka.Present Principal is Dr. Umme Salema Begum.

Why study at Udayan:

As an exemplary educational institution, Udayan puts deep emphasise on the extra-curricular activities that would ensure the betterment of mental as well as physical aptitude of its students. The school publishes an annual magazine comprising English and Bengali articles, poems, fictions etc. written by the students and teachers. There is also a quarterly published by the school called "Udayan Bulletin". There is a debate club which has represented the school in various inter-school debate competitions and brought enormous recognition to the school. The school possesses passionate cricket and football teams which actively participate in the inter-school championships. Students also take part in the physics and math Olympiads and bring rapturous honours to the school. Udayan takes part in scout and girls guide activities and in serving distressed people in situations of flood or other natural calamity. The scout team has participated in many national and international scout jamborees.

Vission and Mission:

Udayan follows the standard curriculum provided by the National Curriculum and Textbook Board. Accordingly, the school provides education for primary, secondary and higher secondary levels. Along with the subjects of national curriculum, the students of KG to 8th grade are required to take part in drawing and physical education classes. There is also a weekly public speaking class for them taken in a multimedia classroom to make them fluent in English speaking and better their speech skills. Students standing for the morning assembly Students of secondary (9th–10th grade) and higher secondary (11th–12th grade) levels are allowed to choose a group between Science and Business studies. Following the curriculum, Udayan prepares its students for PSC (5th grade), JSC (8th grade), SSC (10th grade) and HSC (12th grade) board examinations. Classes are held five days a week having holidays on Friday and Saturday. After the morning assembly for 10 minutes, the classes begin at 8:10 am and end at 2 pm during the summer schedule (8:30 am–2:20 pm during the winter schedule). Students are not allowed to enter the school after 7:50 am. The school hours are split into eight periods consisting 40 minutes each. There is a recess of 30 minutes after the fifth period at 11:30 am.

Profile Of Principal:

Present Principal Dr. Umme Salema Begum.

udayan principal
Fig. Principal Dr. Umme Salema Begum.

List of previous principal.

Fig. - previous Pricipal list is given below.

Governing Body:

Members of Governing Body

Dr. Mohammad Akhtaruzzaman

Chairman, Governing Body
Vice Chancellor, University of Dhaka

Dr. Md. Ashaduzzaman

Guardian Representative

Associate Professor
Md. Abdur Rahim

Guardian Representative

Dr. Ferdous Zaman
Guardian Representative

Kirun Chandra Bairagee
Teachers Representative

Akter Jahan
Teachers Representative

Dr. Umme Salema Begum
Secretary Member

List Of Previous Chairman:

Fig. - previous Chairman list is given below.

About Our Campus:

Udayan is located at an alluring site in the Dhaka University Campus. It is situated right at the opposite of Salimullah Muslim Hall and the Dhaka office of British Council. Initially situated on the land next to the Vice-Chancellor's house, the school got its current building completed in 1987. The school has a bit small campus with an area of 30,000 square feet. There is a 6 storied building bearing an aesthetic red brick architecture. The administrative and the principal's offices are situated on the first floor while there are separate rooms for separate subject teachers e.g. all the math teachers share a specific math room which is located in the 6th floor. The labs for physics and biology and chemistry are all situated on the newly made 6th floor and the computer lab is situated on the 4th floor. The library is on the 3rd floor. There is a multimedia lab on the second floor especially to hold the public speaking classes.