Sylhet Cadet College is the 1st cadet college established after the liberation war of 1971. Basically this college was established in the then East Pakistan as a Model School in 1969. In 1974, it was modified and converted to a Model College. General Ataul Gani Osmani, the Commander in Chief of our War of Independence took the innitiative to turn it into a cadet college. Bangladesh Defense force modified this model college and converted it to a cadet college in 1978. In 1979, an admission test took place for selecting the students from model college in this newly modified cadet college. And thus the first, second and third batches of this new cadet college were from the then model college; and in the same year a fresh new batch (4th Batch) was taken as fresh cadets. The first batch passed out from the college in 1982 and the first intake i.e. fourth batch passed out in 1985.