The life of cadets is not just a 6 years journey that they spend within the boundary of Cadet College. Cadetship becomes a life-long journey. The identity they acquire and the fraternity and bonding they develop remain with them until the last day of their life. To nourish this eternal fraternity and uphold the spirit of Barishal Cadet College (BCC), BEXCA, or Barishal Ex-Cadets Association was formed in 1985.
Before the independence of Bangladesh, the then Pakistan government established four cadet colleges by following the British public schools' model. After independence, due to the success of those schools, the Bangladesh Defense Force kept those colleges (which are high schools by American definition) and established eight more cadet colleges (three girls and five boys). Previously, it was Barisal Residential Model College. In 1981 the Bangladesh government converted it into a cadet college.