Govt. of West Bengal
Bethune College
Bethune College

They Make Us Proud


Dr. Neena Gupta

Dr. Neena Gupta
a mathematical prodigy

Stood First class First in the Mathematics Honours examination of the Calcutta University in 2006 from Bethune College, Kolkata. She completed her Post Graduation in Mathematics from the Indian Statistical Institute of Kolkata in 2008 and obtained her Ph.D. degree from the same Institute in 2011 with Algebraic Geometry as her field of specialization.

Thereafter it has been a dream journey for this budding young mathematician. She solved the "Zariski Cancellation Problem", which remained unresolved for nearly 70 years. In 2014, the Indian National Science Academy awarded her the INSA Young Scientist Award and in the citation, the Academy described her solution as "one of the best works in Algebraic Geometry in recent years done anywhere". In 2014-2015, she was awarded the prestigious "Swarna Jayanti" Fellowship by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India as a mark of recognition of her outstanding contributions in the Mathematical Sciences. A product of the Bethune College and ISI of Kolkata, she is at present a faculty of the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata and an adjunct faculty of the TIFR, Mumbai. Bethune College is truly proud of this outstanding alumna of the College.

Priyadarshini Das

Priyadarshini Das
Indian Table tennis player

We are proud of Priyadarshini Das, an undergraduate student of Philosophy Honours, who has made a mark in the Sports arena at a very young age. Priyadarshini, aged 20, is a National level Table Tennis Player with World Ranking No. 331. As per Table Tennis Federation of India Rankings, Priyadarshini is placed 6th among Youth Women Table Tennis players in India.. Born on 27th November, 1997, in Howrah, West Bengal, Priyadarshini passed out from Bethune School before joining Bethune College. She plays in an attacking style with a shake-hand grip. Pursuing her passion zealously, Priyadarshini has been consistently winning Medals and Prizes in several District, Zonal and Inter-State Championships.

Priyadarshini won the Gold in Youth Girls' Singles Championships in West Zone in Gujarat in 2017. She was the Silver medallist in the East Zone Youth Girls' Singles Championships, Aizwal, in the same year. She was a part of the Runners- up Doubles team in 78th Junior and Youth National and Inter State Table Tennis Championships 2016-17. She has been selected to play professional Indian League Table Tennis and was a member of Champion Team in Ultimate Table Tennis Indian League, Chennai, July 2017.

Her recent achievements include winning All India Inter Institution Championships, New Delhi, Aug 2017, (Team Champion). Her team won the Gold in Youth Girls Category and won the Silver in Youth Girls Doubles in 79th Junior and Youth National and Inter State Table Tennis Championships, 2018, held in Durgapur. In 11th Sports Senior National and Inter-State Table Tennis Championships, 2018, held at Ranchi, the Women's Team won Silver and the Women's Doubles Team won the Bronze of which Priyadarshini was a part. Together with her doubles partner they won the Women's Doubles Gold in All India Public Sector Championships, 2018.

Priyadarshini aspires to represent the Country in International circuits. Her favourite sportsperson and Role Model is Ace Table Tennis player and Arjuna awardee Poulami Ghatak. We wish her all success in life.

Subhaswapna Mukherjee

Subhaswapna Mukherjee
A prodigious student

Subhaswapna is an undergraduate student in the Hindi department of the college. She was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy since birth with almost total immobility in both her legs. She can only write with her left hand with much effort. She has proved, time and again, that the despite winds blowing in another direction, courage and resilience can adjust the sails to reach their destination. We wish her all success in life.

Shubhaswapna has been a very lively and prodigious student since her school life. As an orator, as an essayist or in recitation and debate, she has won a number of certificates and medals. Some of her most prestigious awards till date include :

  • 1st Prize and Gold Medal awarded for acquiring 1st position in All India Essay Writing Competition organized by Ram Prasad Mission and United Nations Information Centre, India, 2018.
  • Prize in Debate (sub: Society gives best support to PWD) organized by National Institute for Locomotor Disabilities, Govt. of India and PWD, 2017.

  • Best Actress Award for Aashu Abhinay (instant drama enacting), Shri Sikshayatan College, 2017.

  • Bethune College Intra College Competition Drama : Best Script Writing Award, 2017.

  • 1st Prize in Speech Competition (sub: Contribution of Sister Nivedita in Freedom Struggle) organized by Ramakrishna Mission Advaita Ashrama Publication Centre, 2016.
  • 2nd Prize in Speech Competition organized by Howrah District Ramakrishna Vivekananda Bhavprachar Parishad ( under Belur Math) .

  • Tagore Foundation Student's Scholarship, on Bengali Recitation 2015.
  • 1st Prize in Debate held at South End Centre (E.M) School, 2015.