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One Day State Level Seminar On Sir Asutosh Mukherjee    
Welcome Address – Professor Sangeeta Tripathi Mitra
Principal, Bethune Colege
Inauguration Inaugural Speech – Professor Sushanta Dutta Gupta
Vice-Chancellor, Viswabharati University
  Student receiving prize for Inter College Essay Competition  





     Pritilata Wadder Birth Centenary Celebration 2010 - 2011  
    Organized by: Department of History Bethune College  


The Officer-in-Charge, Staff& students of Bethune College request the pleasure of your company at the observance of Pritilata Sahid Dibash to be held at 11.15 a.m on 24th September, 2010 at Bethune College, Kolkata.


  11.30 a.m.- 12.30 p.m   Lecture 1
Speaker: Ms. Malini Bhattacharyya
  12.30 p.m.- 1.30 p.m.   Lecture 2
Speaker: Ms. Manini Chatterjee
  1.30 p.m.   Tea


     Chandramukhi Basu and Kadambini Ganguly 150th Birth Anniversary Celebration  
         STATE LEVEL SEMINAR: 9 September, 2010  Bethune College, Kolkata

    In Association with: Bethune College Sammilani

    Sponsored by:   Department of Higher Education Government of West Bengal


10.30 a.m.   Registration
11.00 a.m.   Welcome Address
Dr. Manjusha Sinha (Bera)
Officer-in-charge, Bethune College
11.10 a.m.   Inauguration
Professor Suranjan Das
Vice-Chancellor, Calcutta University
11.30 a.m.   Key note Address
Professor Bharati Ray
President, Governing Body, Bethune College
11.40 a.m.   Tea


Session – 1   Session – 2
 Chairperson Professor Manimala Das
Netaji Subhas Open University
  Chairperson Professor Pushpa Misra
Former Principal,
Bethune College
 12.00 noon Speaker: Dr. Sunanda Ghosh
Former Head, Department of Political Science,
Bethune College
Title: Chandramukhi Basu – Reconstructed
  1.45 p.m. Speaker: Dr. Arabindo Ghosh
Joint Director,
Administrative Training Institute, Kolkata
Title: Pro-poor Capacity Building in India’s Women Health Sector
 12.30 p.m. Speaker: Dr. Sumitra Chowdhury
Former Principal,
Victoria Institution, Kolkata
Title: The Life and Works of Dr. Kadambini Ganguly
  2.15 p.m. Speaker: Dr. Rajasri Basu
Director, Women’s Study Centre,
Rabindra Bharati University
Title: Ascelepius’s Unfavoured Daughter: The Case of Women Doctors
 1.15 p.m. Lunch   3.00 p.m. Vote of Thanks
      3.10 p.m. Cultural Programme
     PROGRAMME SCHEDULE                                                                           About Inter-college Essay & Extempore Speech Competition

26th August 2010    
Inaugural Ceremony   10.30 a.m.
  Hon’ble Chief Minister of West Bengal,  Sri Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee will grace the Inaugural Ceremony of Pritilata Wadder Birth Centenary Celebration with his presence as the Chief Guest on 26th of August 2010, in Bethune College, Kolkata, along with Prof. Sudarsan Ray Choudhury, Hon’ble Minister-in-Charge, Higher Education, Govt. of West Bengal and Prof. Suranjan Das, Vice- Chancellor, University of Clacutta as Guests of Honour,  and Sri Atish Dasgupta, Director, Directorate of State Archives as Special Guest. Prof. Bharati Ray, President of the Governing Body, Bethune College will chair the occasion. The details of the ceremony are as follows:
  Inauguration of Pritilata Bhavan by Hon’ble Chief Minister Sri Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee 10.35 a.m.
  Opening of yearlong celebration of Pritilata Wadder Birth centenary 10.55 a.m.
Inauguration of the Two-day long Archival Documents and Photo Exhibition 11.30 a.m.
International Seminar 12 noon
  Lecture I : 12 noon
  Speaker : Prof. Bhaskar Chakraborty, Centenary Professor, Department of History,
University of Calcutta
  Lecture II : 1.00 p.m.
  Speaker : Prof. Maleka Begum, Retired Professor, University of Dacca  
  Lecture III : 2.30 p.m.
  Speaker : Prof. Selina Hosain, Eminent Literary Figure of Bangladesh  
27th August 2010    
  Inter-college Essay & Extempore Speech Competition 11.30 a.m.
  Cultural Programme   2.30 p.m.
  Prize-giving Ceremony and Closing of Archival Documents and Photo Exhibition 4.00 p.m.
Detailed schedule of the other programmes of the year-long celebration will be announced later on.  

  AALAP - Annual Cultural Programme  

Since 2004, students of Bethune College have been organizing an annual Cultural Festival –‘Aalap’. Corporate Houses were the main sponsors of this programme. Inter-college competitions are held on creative writing, elocution, debate, quiz, music, choreography etc. Eminent judges have been present to assess the performances. Famous Bengali musical bands are invited to perform in the evening.


Students also celebrate Teacher's day (5th September), Rabindra Jayanti (8th/9thMay), and Bethune day (12th August) as part of their cultural festivities.

The College pays homage to John Elliot Drinkwater Bethune by observing his death anniversary on 12th August each year. On this day a representative section of the students go to Bethune’s tomb and offer flowers.

The College also organizes a lecture known as Bethune Memorial Lecture by an eminent academician on this occasion. A tree plantation festival known as bano mahotsab is organized by the department of Botany on the day. Apart from this, the students also participate in an elaborate cultural programme on the day of the Annual Prize Distribution ceremony of the college.

Students are encouraged to participate in intra-college competitions that are held in September every year. This includes creative writing (Bengali and English), elocution, debate, quiz, poster-painting, recitation (Bengali and English), choreography, Rabindra Sangeet, light classical and drama competition.

Almost all the departments bring out wall magazines where students write on cultural, socio-political, scientific issues and on other themes of their own.


1. Swami Tyagarupananda, Principal, Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira, Ramakrishna Vivekananda University delivered the speech on ‘Sikha o Samajer Prati Daebodhhota’ on Friday 12th August 2011

2. Dr. Somnath Bhattacharya, Associate Professor, Jadavpur University delivered the speech on ‘Nari Siksha, Bethune & Vivekananda’ on Thursday 12th August 2010

3. Pravrajika Amalaprana Mataji, General Secretary, Sri Sarada Math & Ramakrishna Sarada Mission, Dakhshineswar delivered the speech on Holy Ma Sarada & Sister
on Wednesday, 12th August 2009

4. Prof. Sunirmal Chanda, Vice Chairman, Centre for Study of Man and Environment, delivered the speech on ‘the life of Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose’ on Tuesday, 12th August 2008

5. Swami Atmapriyananada, Vice Chancellor of Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University the Bethune Day speech on Saturday, 11th August 2007

6. Prof. Bharati Ray, President of the Governing Body of Bethune College delivered the Bethune Day speech on Women empowerment Saturday, 12th August 2006





The Annual Prize Distribution Ceremony is a mega event for the College and is held in the last half of February every year.



Stage performance
during Annual Prize Distribution   



  English Drama

Bengali Drama


Bethune College provides its students with games and sports facilities. The college games room has indoor games like Carom and Chess.

The outdoor games section has BADMINTON and TENNIQOIT RING in its test.

The college also provides for regular practicing of various throw and jump events. 
As far as the physical fitness section is concerned, the games room offers the students with bi- cycle, agro meter, twister, chest- expander, and ladies cycle.

The college holds its Annual Sports Meet in the month of December every year. Besides this the college also participates in various inter- college sports meets and has many prizes to its credit.

    SPORTS 2009


Inter Government College Sports Meet


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