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Student Christian Movement in Bangladesh became an autonomous movement after statehood in 1970. Due to religious factors, the movement has been facing many problems. However, they are still active in few towns and cities among college students, teachers, church leaders to organise Bible studies and social work.

Bangladesh SCMThe SCMs in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka (Ceylon), Bangladesh and Myanmar have common origin. Members from academic community, theological and church leaders from undivided India and Ceylon come together to start Student Christian Association of India and Ceylon in 1912 in Serampore, West Bengal. Though Myanmar (Burma) was joined in the movement in 1920, due to political changes towards separate nationhood in Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, India and Myanmar formed their own autonomous movements.



Bangladesh SCM websiteWe are committed to gospel of Jesus Christ and we believe through the work of Holy Spirit SCM is called to be the prophetic voice in the Church and society.

Our mission is to empower students in critical thinking and constructive transformation of our world by being a space for:




Bangladesh SCM
Bangladesh SCM Office
32/2/A, Senpara
Parbata, 1st Floor
Mirpur, Dhaka 1216

E-mail: scmbangla[at]


Country information

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Country Bangladesh
Capital name: Dhaka
geographic coordinates:
23 43 N, 90 24 E
time difference:
UTC+6 (11 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)
Population 156,050,883 (July 2009 est.)
GMT +6
Location Southern Asia, bordering the Bay of Bengal, between Burma and India
Area total: 144,000 sq km
133,910 sq km
10,090 sq km
Ethnic groups Bengali 98%, other 2% (includes tribal groups, non-Bengali Muslims) (1998)
Religions Muslim 83%, Hindu 16%, other 1% (1998)
Languages Bangla (official, also known as Bengali), English
Government type parliamentary democracy
National holiday Independence Day, 26 March (1971); note - 26 March 1971 is the date of independence from West Pakistan, 16 December 1971 is Victory Day and commemorates the official creation of the state of Bangladesh
Constitution 4 November 1972, effective 16 December 1972; suspended following coup of 24 March 1982, restored 10 November 1986; amended many times
Legal system based on English common law; has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction
Internet country code .bd


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