The renowned and famous Rajshahi College was established in 1873. Although the Department of Islamic History & Culture was not opened initially, the eminent former Principal of Rajshahi College, Professor Shams-Ul-Haque first established the Department of Islamic History & Culture in 1955. At that time the Head of the Department was Mr. Sayed Azizur Rahman Hasemi. Since then it has been marching on with glorious result and producing famous students who have shown their talent in their respective working places. At Present Prof. Zillur Rahman, Head of the Department along with 11 other teachers (3 Associate Professors, 4 Assistant Professors and 4 Lecturers) is working together to make the department more advanced and providing quality teaching and learning to students who will prove their worth.
From the very beginning some dedicated professors with their profound devotion and dedication tried hard to take the department ahead as well as students. Among them some names are remembered with respect and honour. They are Mr. Sayed Azizur Rahman Hasemi, Dr. Shamsuddin Miya, Muhammad Sogir Uddin Mian, Mr. Mukhleshur Rahman, Prof. Md. Abdul Karim, Prof. Wazed Ali. Along with them many other teachers as well as students have made effort to enrich the department in every possible way to enhance the quality of teaching and provide students every opportunity to learn their subjects well.
Including honours and masters (both MA final & Previous), about 2500 students are studying here. The department has its rich seminar room with thousands of books. It has also introduced academic course plan that focuses on the total programs about regular classes, class tests, in-course exams, and results etc. Students can participate in extra-curricular activities every year including indoor games, debate competitions, cultural activities, study tours and so on.
The Department is obviously promised to help the learners and give all kinds of facilities related to proper education in order to build their thriving future. Every year a large number of students are taking part in several competitive exams after completing their courses successfully. The result is remarkable. Several times the students of this department secured the first position in Honors and Masters level examinations of National University.
At present the number of posts of the teachers is twelve. The teachers working at present are: