view from west
elegance and lightness of structure
view of grand corridor
front entry with cusped arch (south)
serene and tranquil surrounding
Biochemistry and microbiology buildings
The Partition of Bengal in 1905 provided the Muslim majority community of East Bengal and Assam new hopes and aspirations for the development of the region and advancement of its people. But its annulment, barely six years later due to stiff opposition from the powerful Hindu leadership of Calcutta, was viewed by Muslims as 'a grievous wrong'.
It is believed that a combination of political, social and economic compulsions persuaded the govt of India later to establish a university at Dhaka as an ‘imperial compensation' to Muslims for the annulment of the partition of Bengal, although many hindu leaders in Calcutta such as advocate Dr Rash Bihari Ghosh, met the Viceroy of India and expressed the apprehension that the establishment of a separate university at Dhaka would promote 'an internal partition of Bengal'. They also contended, as was recorded in the Calcutta University Commission report later, that "Muslims of Eastern Bengal were in large majority cultivators and they would benefit in no way by the foundation of a university".
Lord Hardinge assured that the new university would be there as a residential university opened to all (ref: wikipedia, the daily star).