Department of Bengali

Berhampore  college  , originally  Raja  Krishnanath  College  of  Commerce,  was  established  in  1963  exclusively  with  Commerce  stream. The  college was  duly affiliated  to  the  University  of  Calcutta.  Since  its  inception  Bengali  is  being  taught  as a compulsory teaching  subject  specially designed  in  the  syllabi  for  the  commerce  students. One  post  of  lecturer  in  Bengali  was  also  granted  by  the  Govt.  The  post  was  and  is  being  held  by  permanent  lecturer.

In 1971-72  the  college  being  granted  permission  by  the  Calcutta  University  opened  B.A  at  General  level  with  Bengali  as  one  of  the  regular  subjects  to  be  taught. One  more  permanent  post  of  lecturer  was  also  sanctioned  by  the  Govt.

In 1987-88  the  Department  of  Bengali,  on  recommendation  of  the  Calcutta  University, was  upgraded  by  the  Govt. from  general  level  to  Honours  level  with  one  more  permanent  post  of  lecturer  (3rd  post).  Since  then  the  department  has  been  instructing  both  at General  and  Honours  level.

At  present  the  department  follows the  syllabi  as  proposed by  the  present  affiliating  University i.e. the University  of  Kalyani. The syllabus  is framed  by the UG Board of studies  and  approved  by  the  UG  council  of  University  of  Kalyani.

Seat-capacity for the students in the dept. was initially 20 (twenty), and gradually  it  has  been  raised  to  200 (two hundred approx.).

Approved  full-time  posts  of  Faculty  members  are  three,  approved  part-time post of  Faculty member  is one  and one  guest  lecturer  is  also  in  the  Faculty.

The performance of the dept. viewed  from  results  of  the  students  appeared  in  the  final  examination is moderately  satisfactory  although  most  of  the students  are  of average merit  and even below  at the  time  of their  admission. Our  members  of  the  faculty  are  doing  their  best  and  our motto is “So  much  to  do  yet  so little  done – hurry  up, hurry  up, hurry up“. – (Jagadish Chandra  Basu).

 

OBJECTIVES:

We try our best  :

  1.  To motivate the students to be an ideal man.
  2.  To give a total academic air and environment in teaching and learning .
  3.  To promote their thinking ability.

 

ORGANIZATION:

The  department  of  Bengali like  other  departments enjoys  no  autonomy  beyond of  the  college  planning and University  guidelines.  The college  has  allotted  to  the  department  two separate  room  for  honours   students where teaching  and learning are  conducted. All  classes  of  all sections  are  generally  well adjusted  in  the  college  routine  but  sometimes  department  frame special class-routine or verbally declare to  facilitate extra classes  required  for completion of  syllabus  with period  of time.

 

Departmental Meeting

Meeting  are  held  in  regular  intervals  for  smart  functioning  of  the  deptt. Minute Book is maintained  by  the  dept. Department has no separate library.  But there are separate Book-cases for  departmental books.  Our library  is moderately  rich  with  about  ten  thousands   Books  of  which  little  over  fifteen hundred  are  title  Books. Original texts, published research works, primary source  books and works  of  celebrated  authors  are formidable  assets. Its  journal  part  is  poor, although  some  old and new  journals  bound  in  book-form  are  its  possession.

Teachers  perform  duties , outside  their  classes , assigned  to  them  by  the  college  and  University  authorities. Duties are like – examination works including examining  scripts, paper-setting, extension  activities, sports  and  cultural  activities etc. For updating themselves  teachers  attend  libraries, seminars  and  other  courses.

Students of  this  department participate  in  cultural  activities  of  the  college. They bring out wall magazine named ‘Didhiti` and try their  potentiality  on it .

 

OUR PREDECESSORS

  1. Prof. Nipendranath Bhattacharya, Gold Medallist, C.U. Afterwards Principal, Karimpore Pannadebi College, Nadia, and then after Principal, Kanailal Dutta College, Howrah, W.B.
  2. Prof. Renupada Das, afterwards Member  of  the  Parliament (Lower House) Republic  of  India  and  one  of the  founders  of  Bethuadahari  College, Nadia, W.B. (Honorary  and Part time  lecturer)
  3. Prof. Biman Roy, afterwards Principal Domjur College, Howrah, W.B.
  4. Prof. Angshu Bhattacharya, afterwards Principal, Khatra College, Birbhum, W.B
  5. Dr. Sunil Kumar Bishnu, Retired from this College on 1998.
  6. Prof. Kuntal Rudra , Now serving in Suri Girls` College , Birbhum, W.B.
  7. Prof. Madhumita Chacrabarty, Now serving in College, Kolkata, W.B.

 

Present Faculty Profile with name, qualification, designation, specialization:

Name Qualifications NET/SET/

WBCSC

Designation Specialization Years of Experience No. of Ph.D. students guided for the last 4 years
Indrani Majumdar M. A. B. Ed. WBCSC Associate Professor Rabindra Sahitya 34 years NA
Gouri Ghosh M.A. Ph.D. WBCSC Associate Professor Comparative Literature 33 years NA
Moumita Ghosh M.A. , B. Ed. NET Assistant Professor Linguistics 19 years NA
Sanchita Basu M.A. M. Phil NA Part-Time Lecturer (Govt. Approved) Pre-modern Bengali Literature 19 years NA
Emadul Ali M.A. , B.Ed.,M.Phil SET Guest Lecturer Medieval Period 03 months NA

Faculties

indrani majumder

Smt. Indrani Majumder

Associate Professor and Head of the Department
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Dr. Gouri Ghosh

Associate Professor
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Smt. Moumita Ghosh

Associate Professor
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Sri Emadul Ali

Guest Teacher