Rajshahi Cadet College is situated 25 km (16 miles) away from Rajshahi city. The foundation stone of this renowned institution was laid by the then President of Pakistan, Field Marshal Ayub Khan, on 6 November 1964. After that, it was formally inaugurated on 11 February, 1966 as Ayub Cadet college. After the independence of Bangladesh this institution was renamed soon as Rajshahi Cadet College (RCC).
The founding Principal of Ayub Cadet College (Now, Rajshahi Cadet College) was Late Wing Commander (Retd) Mohammad Syed PAF who joined on 1 November, 1965. The first Adjutant was Captain Khaled Adib (Punjab) who joined on 2 February, 1968. Mr. M Saleh Uddin Sinha was the first Member of the Faculty (Teacher) of this college.
It was the last among four cadet colleges established in East Pakistan. The first Bangalee Principal of the college (third Principal) appointed on 1 January, 1970 was Mr. M. Bakiatullah. The first Bangalee Adjutant of the college (third Adjutant) was Captain MA Rashid (FF) who joined on 23 September, 1970. Captain Rashid, Bir Bikram inspired the cadets to join the liberation war of Bangladesh in 1971. Many teachers, cadets and other staffs of the college, including Shaheed AB Siddiqui, Bir Bikram (Demonstrator), laid down their lives for the freedom of the country in 1971. Eight cadets and ten members of college staff embraced martyrdom in the liberation war while four members of college staff still remain missing.
From the first anniversary till now the College Raising Day is celebrated every year on 11 February. Likewise other renowned institutions of the country, there is an alumni association of the graduate students of this college. That association is known as the Old Rajshahi Cadets Association (ORCA).
The climate of Rajshahi is generally marked with monsoons, high temperature, considerable humidity and moderate rainfall.The hot season commences early in March and continues till the middle of July. The maximum mean temperature observed is about 32 to 36 °C (90 to 97 °F) during the months of April, May, June and July and the minimum temperature recorded in January is about 7 to 16 °C (45 to 61 °F).The highest rainfall is observed during the months of monsoon. The annual rainfall in the district is about 1,448 millimetres .
College Motto : Rabbi Zidni Ilma.
Area : 110 acre
College Color : Yellow
Number of Houses : Three
1. Khalid House
2. Qasim House
3. Tariq House