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Kumudini Women's Medical College

It was a dream of the founder of Kumudini Welfare Trust, Rai Bahadur Ranada Prasad Shaha to establish a women's medical college in the Hospital Complex at Mirzapur, Tangail. KWMC was therefore established in 2001. It is one of the institutions of Kumudini Welfare Trust (KWT). With the Trust’s experience of over 80 years in the field of health and education, we believe that it is our moral responsibility to promote medical services and to bring out doctors committed to the nation. We train our students to be directly associated with the patients. Along with Kumudini Hospital, KWMC is located within Kumudini Complex, which covers an area of 110 acres of land. KWMC recruits academically outstanding and culturally diverse students from Bangladesh and beyond. Presently we enroll 110 students per batch which includes 55 foreign students. At any given time there are more than 600 students which include roughly 170 foreign students studying in this institution. From the very beginning it is a full residential college with all the modern facilities. The College is committed to providing excellent medical education programs that produce skilled, compassionate and caring physicians who are proficient in the science and art of medicine, dedicated to the ethical and social principles of the profession and committed to a lifetime of continued learning.  
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Kumudini Nursing School

Kumudini Nursing School and Kumudini Nursing College plays a significant role in rendering medical service to the country by providing efficient nurses of good quality. Like every other Endeavour of the Trust, this has a strong philanthropic underpinning, with many destitute and distressed widows being trained as nurses who were working in the hospital during the initial days. When Kumudini Hospital started its operation in the early forties, it was inevitable that well-trained nurses were required to maintain the high standards of the hospital. Initially foreign nurses were brought in while local destitute women were trained or rehabilitated as hospital workers. Abandoned or widowed women from poor families in the village were trained to assist the nurses available. Kumudini Nursing School was established 1973. It offers a three year Diploma in Nursing course for 50 students and one and a half year Junior Midwifery course for 20 students every year. Eligibility for these courses is SSC. Kumudini Nursing College was established in 2007. It offers a four year Basic B.Sc in Nursing course for 25 students and a one year Post Basic B.Sc in nursing course for 25 students every year. Eligibility for Basic B.Sc in nursing course is HSC, Science Group with Biology. Qualified Diploma Nurses are entitled to be admitted in the one year Post Basic B.Sc in nursing course. Kumudini Nursing School and Kumudini Nursing College are both affiliated with the regulatory bodies like Bangladesh Nursing Council, Dhaka University, DG Health Service and follow the national curriculum. Located close to the Hospital, the Nursing School and Nursing College provide all relevant theoretical and practical train in a residential hostel for the students is located nearby which is within the Complex. Around a thousand nurses who have graduated from the Nursing School, are now serving at different hospitals in the country. At present around 300 students are undergoing courses in the Nursing School and College. Nurses graduating from Kumidini have earned name and fame both within and outside the country through sincerity, hard work and competence. Here we would like to mention that the proposed Kumudini Nursing College would enjoy all sorts of support from Kumudini Hospital, Kumudini Women's Medical College, Kumudini Nursing School and Bharateswari Homes. To set up this Nursing College the Trust would be require infrastructural facilities both for academic and residential accommodation for the students.

Bharateswari Homes

Along with healthcare, R P Shaha recognised the importance of education, especially for women, in making them self-reliant. In 1944, he established Bharateswari Homes, a residential school for girls. The home is renowned for producing well-rounded, socially responsible students who have gone on to excel in their respective fields. Students are admitted on the basis of performance in a selection process which includes an admission test. Bharateswari Homes is a residential school for girls, starting at class five and going up to class twelve. It is compulsory for students to be residents of the hostel. Besides studies, the girls are required to do regular menial work so that they can acquire mental maturity and a hard-working attitude. The students take part in all cleaning, cooking and washing activities. The Homes has a total of 1200 seats, and students are selected regardless of religion, caste or social status. The aim is to inculcate discipline in its residents, enabling them to emerge as upstanding, self-reliant members of society. At Bharateswari Homes, they believe in self-reliance and their main motto in life revolves around the three D's - discipline, duty and diligence. Life at Bharateswari Homes begins at 5 in the morning with drill display, cleaning duty and breakfast. Morning classes with tiffin breaks are followed by lunch, rest, cleaning duty again, study hours and dinner. On a typical evening some girls can be seen in the kitchen cutting up vegetables to be cooked for dinner, while others on the veranda are dusting the railings. The dormitories are spick and span, the beds tightly made with the girls minimal baggage stored away to one side. Alongside their regular school work the students take part in physical training and cultural activities. Bharateswari Homes skill in physical display demonstration is nationally recognised. The Homes pays careful attention to the continued improvement of its educational standard. The school, rooted in R.P. Shaha s philosophy which prioritises women s education, has carved a niche for itself in regards to its activities, cultural accomplishments and style which have now become a traditional part of the country s heritage.
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Ranada Prasad Shaha University

Ranada Prasad Shaha University (RPSU) is an institution of Kumudini Welfare Trust of Bengal (BD) Ltd. From the very beginning in the late 1930s the Trust has been actively involved in providing education to the masses, especially to the poor and disadvantaged group of the society. After independence in 1971, the Trust has been able to set up a Women's Medical College along with a Dental Unit, a Nursing School and a Nursing College. Having the long experience in the field of education, the Trust considers it to be an obligation to provide higher education through establishment of a university.
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Kumudini Technical Training Institute

Kumudini Technical Training Institute was opened in 1984 in Narayanganj to provide training to young boys from poor families. This Institute is totally funded and run by Kumudini Welfare Trust. The Institute provides its students with all necessary tools and equipment as well as an allowance as pocket money for clothing, shoes, etc. The course is for one year and after its completion a two-year period of apprenticeship in one of the workshops begins. The areas of training are welding, electrical, carpentry, plumbing, lathe machine operation, etc. The Institute is creating skilled mechanics and turning young boys from poor families into active and useful members of the society. A number of graduates from this school have found employment at home and in different countries of the Middle East. Each year around 50 students are trained by 7 trainers. As a self- reliant institution Kumudini relies on the Institute for the repair and maintenance work of all of its enterprises. The Institute also provides different kinds of technical services to outside organizations. The Institute is being upgraded and refurbished with all facilities to be able to run courses approved by Bangladesh Technical Education Board.