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DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY  
       
     ACADEMIC PROGRAMS  
   
 
 
  • B.A. Honours.
  • General Course for students with Honours in Other Arts Subjects.
     
 

     
    PRESENT FACULTY  
       
   
       
Name of the Teaching staff   Designation Highest qualification Specialization
               
  Sri. Probal Kumar Mukhopadhyay   Associate Professor and Head of the Department   M.A.   Social History of Modern India
               
  Dr. Gargi Nag   Assistant Professor   M.A., Ph.D.   Social History of Modern India
               
  Smt. Ishani Choudhury   Assistant Professor   M.A.   Social History of Modern India
               
  Smt. Nivedita Chakraborty   Assistant Professor   MA, M.Phil   History of Modern India
               
  Smt. Chirantani Das   Assistant Professor   M.A. B.Ed.   Ancient Indian History
               
  Smt. Jayati Ghatak   Assistant Professor   M.A.    
               
     
       
    RESEARCH ACTIVITIES  
       
    Smt. Jayati Ghatak
Awarded a UGC sponsored Minor Research Project on ‘The Paik Rebellion of 1817: A Case Study of Primary Resistance Movement’ (Completed).
 
       
       
       
   

CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES OF STUDENTS
 

 
   
  • Participation in NSS activities including Blood Donation Camp, Campaigns against Environmental Pollution, and for Aids Awareness. Departmental students also showed their concern for the problems faced by the marginalized/deprived sections in society through their active involvement in campaigns like ‘Adopt a Slum’ and ‘Adopt a Granny’.
 
       
    EXTENSION ACTIVITIES  
     
On the occasion of Pritilata Wadedar Birth Centenary, the department is pursuing a yearlong celebration involving seminars, student’s cultural programmes, exhibition etc.
     
 
  • The History as well as the Political Science and Philosophy departments led the institutional initiative to inculcate a basic sense of ethics and value education.
 A History Exhibit    
 
       
    THE DEPARTMENT : A FEW DISTINGUISHING FEATURES  
       
   
  • THE COLLEGE ARCHIVES:
    Set up in 2006, it is a rich repository of old documents and records including invaluable photographs pertaining to the early history of the first women’s college in the country. They are presently undergoing a process of technical preservation with grants from both State and Central governments. The Archives has proved to be of immense value in unearthing crucial aspects of Women’s history in colonial Bengal.
     
  • Prior to the founding of the Archives, the Department had, in collaboration with the West Bengal State Archives, organised an exhibition of old documents of the College in 2004.
     
  • The Department organized an Exhibition of Indian and Foreign coins in the College premises in 2004.
 
       
    ENDOWMENT LECTURES  
       
   

Kalpana Dutta (Joshi) Memorial Lecture organised every year from 2003 onwards in collaboration with Biplabtirtha Chattogram Smriti Sanstha.

9th Kalpana Dutta (Joshi) Memorial Lecture organized by the Department of History, Bethune College in collaboration with Biplabtirtha Chattogram Smriti Sanstha on 26.09.2012 where a lecture has been delivered by former Head of the Department of History,Dr,Shyamali Sur on the topic:Lila Ray-Narimukti o deshmuktir agraduut(1900-1970).

 
       
   
 
 

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