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Curzon Hall is the faculty of science building of Dhaka University. It was a British Raj-era Building. The Curzon hall originally is town hall. The Viceroy of India who laid its foundation stone in 1904. Following the annulment of partition in 1911 it was used as a premise of Dhaka College, and after the establishment of the University of Dhaka in 1921, became part of the university’s science section and continues as such.
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History: The Viceroy of India, Lord Curzon, had a vision – wanted to create a spectacular town hall for the city. In the year 1904 the foundation for this breathtaking building was laid, but due to the partitioning of Bengal, the Curzon Hall became Dhaka College in 1911. It took up its position as part of the science division of the Dhaka University in 1921. The hall was also the scene of the student uprising against the language policy that Mohammed Ali Jinnah tried to impose. It was significant in many political battles and is today a vital part of traditional education. The University of Dhaka has a School of Science division, of which the Curzon Hall is a part thereof.

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