Govt. of West Bengal
Bethune College
Bethune College

Department of Economics

Bethune College : Chemistry Department

Course Details

Semester wise Three Year B.Sc. Honours Course (under CBCS), University of Calcutta


About the Department

The Department of Economics, Bethune College, Kolkata, was established in the year 1917. Though, initially only General course in Economics was offered in the Department, later in 1963 Economics was introduced as an Honours subject. The Department has four sanctioned teaching posts with one Associate Professor and three Assistant Professors presently serving the Department. The Department of Economics, Bethune College is dedicated in providing the best of education. The students have a good relationship with the teachers and the teachers interact with them beyond class hours. The teachers try to inculcate research orientation among the students and encourage them to undertake projects in various socio-economic fields. Interaction with other academic institutes as well as corporate houses through invited lectures and workshops are encouraged.


The Economics department is endowed with good infrastructural facilities. There is a very rich library for the use of the students and the faculty. The departmental library has 200 books and there is also a book bank with 127 books.
This department has also modern equipments and software packages for access of the students.


Sponsors Name of the researcher Title of the Project Amount of grant allocated
UGC Dr. Maitri Ghosh 'FDI, MNE Activity and Technology Spillovers in Post-reforms Period: A Study of Indian Manufacturing Industries' 2,85000/-
National Rural Health Mission and Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of West Bengal Dr. Satarupa Bandyopadhyay Evaluation of Access to Medicine and
Diagnostics in Government Hospitals in West Bengal

Dr. Suranjana Dasgupta, Dr. Maitri Ghosh and Dr. Satarupa Bandyopadhyay of this department have also completed Minor and Major Research Projects in the previous years. The faculty members of the Department have publications to their credit in several National and International journals and books. The main research areas of the faculty members of the department are Agriculture, Health, Trade and Industry, Macroeconomic Policies, Globalization and Social Sectors among others. The faculty members are regular speakers in National and International Conferences/ Seminars/ Workshops etc. They also extend their research expertise working as reviewers in peer reviewed journals, discussants and chair in different in National and International Conferences/ Seminars/ Workshops etc. The department also promotes research in the students and also encourages them to participate in seminars and publish in journals.

Extension Activities

Date Seminar Speaker(s) Topic
02.03.2019 One-day Seminar 'Prof. Rajat Acharyya,
Professor,Department of Economics,
Jadavpur University

Prof. Kaushik Gupta,Professor,
Department of Economics,
University Of Calcutta
Neo-protectionism, International Trade and Environment
21.11.2017 One-day Seminar Dr. Kumarjit Mandal,
Associate Professor,
Department of Economics,
Calcutta University
GST: An Economic Evaluation

Departmental Prizes/Scholarships

  • Nilmoni Mukherjee Prize
  • Purnima Ghosh Award
  • Srabanti Bannerjee Memorial Prize
  • Sacchidananda Ghosh Memorial Prize
  • Special Staff Prize from the department.

Students Section


Year Total no. of students appeared No. of 1st Class Rank
2019 34 16 15th (2), 20th
2018 26 06 6th
2017 35 12 10th
2016 22 06 Nil
2015 23 14 4th & 5th

Students' Achievements

Medha Chatterjee of Third Year
  • Nominated as the winner of the Prestigious Nalini Das All-round Excellence Award of Bethune College this year, for her all-round excellence in both curricular as well as extra-curricular activities.

  • Secured Second Position in the Inter-College Policy Document Competition 2017 organised by St. Stephens College, Delhi.

  • Selected as a participant in the Simulation of IMF Committee as the representative of Vietnam at Policy Forum model, United Nations, at Presidency University. Also selected and served as Wordcon officer in Wordcon 2018, in the Third International Freelancers' Conference, Kolkata.

Medha Chatterjee, 3rd Year, Damayanti Sau, Rittwika Ghosh and Asmita Ghosh, 2nd year
  • Won second prize in Exposition : a paper presentation event at Confluence XIII, 2018, organised by the Department of Economics, St. Xavier's College, Kolkata

Maithilee Mukherjee, Third Year
  •  Awarded First position in the Essay Writing Competition, Scriptus in Confluence 2017 by St. Xavier's College, Kolkata.

Annwesha Roychowdhury, Third Year
  • won Second Prize in Inter-college Paper Presentation Competition organized by Savitri Devi Girls' College in 2018.

Arundhati Mukherjee, Third year
  • won the Second Prize in Bengali Essay section in the Sister Nivedita 150th Birth Centenary Inter-college Essay competition 2017 organised by Bethune College.

Extra Curricular Activities:

Monisha Sen of Second year
  • won the titles of "Sharad Sundari" 2017 FeminaStylista, 2017 and Miss Kolkata Rhapsody 2017 in Rhapsody, Inter-college Fest of Calcutta Medical College.

Samadrita Dey, Solanki Roy, Tanaya Gupta, Ananya Sen, Meghna Nirmal and Poulami Sengupta of Third Year
  • won the Inter-college Fashion Show competition in Rhapsody

Solanki Rou of Third Year
  • awarded best model in Ecstasy 2017, Inter-college Fest of NRS Medical College.

Academic Achievements of Past Students: (tabular and year)

Sl No Name Year of passing Academic achievement Present position
1 Sritama Banerjee 2017 Cleared GRE in 2018 and obtained
DAAD Scholarship in Germany
pursuing her Masters degree at Mannheim
 University in Germany
2 Kankana Sen 2016 postdoctoral research Post doctoral research fellow at Gokhale Institute Pune
3 Diti Goswami 2013 JRF (UGC) JRF fellow in IIT, Delhi
4 Sangita Poddar 2016 JRF (UGC) JRF fellow in Jadavpur University
5 Pallavi Julasaria 2012 JRF (UGC) Assistant Professor in St. Xavier's University
6 Rimon Saha 2011 JRF (UGC) Assistant Professor at Raniganj College
7 Amrita Mukherjee 2015   Research Assistant in a project under University of Berkeley
8 Priyanthi Bagchi 2012 Pursuing PhD Research Scholar at University of Calcutta
9 Moutrisha Ganguly 2013 Pursuing PhD Research Scholar at Viswa Bharati University

Also has a number of publications to her credit including one in the peer-reviewed academic journal Heritage, published by Bethune College.
10 Bidisha Bhattacharya 2015   Research assistant in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, Govt of India
11 Shreshtha Hajra, Debopriya Paul and Arshiya Halder 2012, 2012,
  Paper published in peer-reviewed academic journal Heritage, published by Bethune College.