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The department of History is one of the oldest in our College when intermediate course was first introduced as early as 1887. In 1955, when the College was affiliated to B.A. Standard of the University of Calcutta, History was introduced as an Elective subject in B.A. Pass Course. Although History became a popular subject among the students of Humanities stream, as it was evident from the increasing student strength year after year, the College could not open the Honours course. Finally, good reasons prevailed and keeping in conjunction with growing demands from local students, efforts of the College authorities bore fruit. Honours course was introduced in 2002, after a proper inspection by the team from the University of Calcutta, with an intake capacity of 25. Since then the Department has been trying in many ways to bring about improvements, qualitatively and in quantitative terms.
- 3 Year B.A. Honours Course in History
- 3 Year B.A. General Course in History
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- The department has its own library which is quite rich in collection of books and journals. Lecture method is normally followed. Apart from this procedure, tutorial classes and home assignment are also arranged by the faculty. Teachers are available beyond class hours and during vacations for academic interaction with students. LCD Projectors and computers are frequently used for comprehensive teaching.
- The department practices innovative teaching through Project and field work, organizing seminars, &Wall Magazine. The Department has planned to teach through project and fieldwork for Honours Students from this year for the benefit of the students.
- The department organizes seminars to encourage the students in their studies and prepare them for higher studies. Moreover, it also helps the faculty in their research work and platform for paper presentations, preparation to write and present papers.
- The students of the department of History takes active role in bringing out a wall magazine "Social Science Probing" Quarterly on Various issues related History and Philosophy
- Teachers participate in the programmes organized by the UGC Sponsored Career and Counseling cell.
Students are admitted strictly on merit (on marks basis). Students largely come from rural background from low and middle-income group. Students are proficient in Bengali & English. The subject is preferred equally by both the genders but the number of girls are higher than the boys. The Trend of Success is almost 100%.
- Dr. Sarmistha Nath: Cultural history and literary aspects related to historical past.
- Aparajita Bhattaharya: Registered for a Ph.D. programme (Registration: July 2006) at the Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi and working on the Interrogating the 'Gupta Temples: A Cultural Study of the Temples of Central India C.A.D. 4th – C.A.D 6th'.
In 2007 Dr. Sarmistha NathIn has successfully completed one UGC Minor Research Project titled 'Bengali Middle Class in the Period of Decolonization' . In September 2009 the University Grants Commission has awarded Dr. Sarmistha Nath a Minor Research Project in Philosophy titled 'The Idea of Alternative Governance in Bengali Mind in an Age of Nation Making' and is presently working on another titled 'The Idea of Alternative Governance in Bengali Mind in an Age of Nation Making'. Her areas of interest in research are cultural history and literary aspects related to historical past.
The faculty members have more than 5 publications in various Magazines, journals/ conference abstracts to their credit for the last five years, which are all available in the department.
|Name of the Teacher||Designation||Phone No|
|Dr. Sarmistha Nath||Assistant Professor|
|Monalisa Srimani||Part Time Teacher|
|Sudeshna Mallick||Part Time Teacher|
|Anirban Das||Guest Teacher|
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