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The Annual Reunion will take place on February 22, 2013 in the Centenary Hall at 1.00 p.m. Registration will begin at 12 noon.

The Annual Function and Prize Distribution Ceremony of Bethune College will take place on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 1.00 p.m. in the College

Students, alumnae and teachers of the Department of Psychology, Bethune College are organising their first Reunion on 10th of February, 2013 (Sunday) at Centenary Hall, Kadambini Bhavan from 11.00am - 5p.m. All alumnae of the Department are cordially invited!

The proposed National Seminar on “Genetically Modified Crops & Food Security” (scheduled to be held on 22nd January, 2013 & 30th January, 2013) sponsored by the West Bengal State Council of Science & Technology and organized by the Department of Botany, Bethune College stands cancelled as of now due to unavoidable circumstances. Inconvenience caused is deeply regretted.

The Reunion of the department of PHYSICS will be held on 19-01-2013 at 2.00pm at the centenary hall of BETHUNE COLLEGE. All students of the dept. are cordially invited to make the ceremony successful..

Admission to 1st Year Post-Graduate classes in Botany, English, Mathematics and Zoology (Session 2012-2013) Details...

Celebration of International Year of Chemistry 2011
UGC sponsored National Seminar
“Journey of an atom through 100 years”
December 15th and 16th 2011

  • Papers are invited for poster presentation.

    Papers will be submitted (in Times New Roman; Heading 14 pt, Text 12 pt), through e-mail within 08. 12. 2011 for inclusion in the Proceedings.

    Poster size: 3′×4′

  • A Poster Competition will be held among the Undergraduate students different Colleges.

    Topic: Life and Works of Madam Curie

    Poster size: 3′×4′

  • A Quiz Competition will be held among the Undergraduate students of different Colleges.

    Two Students from each College may participate in a group.

Registration May be done within 12. 12. 2011

Registration Fee:
Teachers and Research scholars: Rs 200/-
Students : Rs 100/-

Phone: 033 22411731 (office)
Dr. Rita Sen Gupta: 9883015385
Dr. Shanta Mukhopadhyay: 9831711385
e-mail: chemistry.bethune@gmail.com


15th December, 2011
10:30 A.M. Registration
11:00 A.M. Inauguration by Prof. Mamata Ray
Pro-Vice Chancellor Business Affairs and Finance
11:15 A.M. Welcome address by Dr. Manjusha Sinha (Bera)
Officer-in-Charge, Bethune College, Kolkata
11:30 A.M. Address by Dr. Tapan Kumar Misra,
Principal, Vidyasagar College, Kolkata
11:45 A.M. Key note address by Prof. Sanjib Bagchi
Former Professor in Chemistry
The University of Burdwan
12:15 P.M. Tea Break
Session I Chair Person: Dr. Pinaki Chowdhuri
Associate Professor, University of Calcutta
12:30 P.M. Invited Lecture I

Topic: How Computational Chemistry and Theoretical Chemistry can help in Understanding Complex Chemical And biological Process
Dr. Pradipta Bandyopadhyay
Assistant Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University,
New Delhi
1:30 P.M. Lunch
2:00 P.M. Poster Session
Session II Chair Person: Dr. Chhanda Mukherjee
Associate Professor, University of Calcutta
2:30 P.M. Invited Lecture II

Topic: Design and synthesis of Drugs
Dr. Manojit Pal
Head, Department of Organic and Medicinal Chemistry,
Institute of Life sciences,
Gachibowli, Hyderabad, India
Session III Chair Person: Dr. Sasanka Sekhar Mohanta
Associate Professor, University of Calcutta
3:30 P.M. Invited Lecture III

Topic: Clicked Iron Porphyrin Catalysts for O2Activation and Reduction
Dr. Abhisek Dey,
Assistant Professor, Indian Association for the Cultivation of science,
Jadavpur, Kolkata
16th December, 2011
Session IV Chair Person: Dr. Professor Dulal Chandra Mukherjee
Former Professor in Chemistry,
University of Calcutta
11:00 A.M. Invited Lecture IV

Topic: A Tale of three cities
Professor Susanta Lahiri
Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics
12:00 Noon Tea Break
12:15 P.M. Chemistry Quiz
(Round 1)
1:30 P.M. Lunch
2:00 P.M. Chemistry Quiz
(Semi final & final round)
3:00 P.M. Prize Distribution and Valedictory Session


1st Reunion - 14th August, Sunday from 11 am in the dept. of BOTANY.

As a part of the Golden Jubilee Celebration of Botany Honours Teaching and learning

All Alumni are requested to confirm their participation and register their names.
Contact-Dr. Seemanti Ghosh; Contact No. 9433886488
Mail ID- botanybethune2011@gmail.com

Prof. Chameli Basu Birth Centenary celebrations
will be held on 27th August 2011 in the Centenary Hall at 1.00 p.m. in collaboration with the alumnae of Physics Department, Bethune College.

A National Seminar on 23rd March, 2011

organized by Women’s Studies Centre, Bethune College (UGC approved), Kolkata

Conference Note:

In its struggle for economic and political freedom, society has always tried to move towards the ideal of equality for all. The wage for equality and liberty has been the motive of many mass movements. However, comprehensive equality among men and women in all spheres of life is to be realized only by the march of human societies along the long and diverse paths of ‘progress’. The power relations that impede women’s attainment of healthy and fulfilling lives operate at many levels of the society, from the most personal to the decidedly public. Equality and empowerment of women is recognized globally as key element to achieve progress in all areas. In India, in Spite of there being a Constitutional provision for Equal Rights for both men and women, in practice, discrimination still reigns. Also palpable are the women who are financially independent but often do not get the opportunity to take and implement vital decisions at the familial sphere as well as in the workplace. The final verdict often lies in the hands of patriarchal authorities because the ‘moral’ framework of the society is still guided by the male perception. Thus, in spite of economic and political freedom, the concept of women’s ‘advancement’ is to be envisaged beyond the conventional framework of ‘empowerment’. Though the issues of economic and political liberation of women are still relevant in a developing society like ours, the horizon of empowerment has to be extended beyond the politico-economic agenda. Emergence of a ‘woman’ beyond her stereotypical image and attainment of ‘equality’ in the true sense of the term in all spheres of life are the aspects that are to be addressed in order to ensure a healthy and fulfilling ‘quality of life’.

Programme Schedule:

1. 10:30 a.m. : Registration
2. 11:00 a.m. : Welcome Address
3. 11:15 a.m. : Keynote Address

Dr. Mukul Mukherjee
4. 12:15 p.m. : Tea
5. 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. : ‘Varieties of Justice Systems and Their Impact on Women’
Speaker :
Dr. Bonita Aleaz
Professor, Department of Political Science,
University of Calcutta
6. 1:30 p.m. : Lunch
7. 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. : ‘Women's Empowerment – An Indian Perspective‘
Speaker :
Dr. Gopa Bharadawj
Professor, Department of Psychology,
Delhi University
8. 3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. : Tea
9. 3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. : Students Presentation
10. 4:30 p.m. : Vote of Thanks


Contact Person:

Ms. Nilanjana Bagchi
Mob No. 9830299218)
Ms. Piku Das Gupta
Mob No. 9830066435
Ms. Gopa Gupta
Mob No. 9830150778

Chameli Basu memorial Lecture on Plasma Physics

Speaker: Dr. M. S. Janaki

Plasma Division, SINP

Date: 13th December 2010
Venue: Physics department, Bethune College

All are welcome


On the occasion of 150th Birth Anniversary of Acharya Prafulla Chandra Ray, Department of Chemistry is going to organise a Seminar on A.P.C. Ray and a Chemistry Quiz on 10th December, 2010.

Prof. Dhrubajyoti Chattopadhyay, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic), C.U. will inaugurate the function.
Prof. Syamal Chakrabarti and Prof. Rabindranath Majumdar will deliber lectures and Prof. P. L. Majumder will chair the session.

Commencement time: 10:00 a.m.
Venue: Centenary Hall, Bethune College

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