Barishal Cadet College is located 12 Km north of Barishal town beside Dhaka-Barisal highway in a serene and soothing atmosphere. Previously it was Barishal Residential Model College. In 1981 Bangladesh government declared it as cadet college. The decision of converting six Residential Model Colleges into Cadet Colleges was taken in the National Council Meeting on 1 July 1977. According to that process, Barishal Cadet College was established as the 7th Cadet College.
Being distinctive in nature, this institution needed a huge constructional change keeping with the changed education system at the very inception. With the whole-hearted co-operation of the higher authorities and the relentless toils and tribulations of all the officers and employees, the college launched its activities overcoming all obstacles.