Govt. of West Bengal
Bethune College
Bethune College

Department of Bengali

Bethune College : Chemistry Department

Course Details

Three year Honours Degree Course (Calcutta University).
U.G. General Course for students with Honours in other Humanities subjects.
Two year Post-Graduate Course in Bengali (affiliated to the University of Calcutta).

About the Department

The Bengali Department of this college started it's journey from 1879 (intermediate). Intellectuals from other disciplines devoted their time for teaching Bengali, because the college had no separate teacher for Bengali in its embryonic stage. Pandit Madan Mohan Tarkalankar, Kabi Kamini Roy and many other respective persons took regular classes for a long time to Bengali Department for the necessary momentum. Although the department is above the vintage test, it started off formally in 1943. Smt. Bharati Mukherjee joined as the first lecturer in Bengali. In 1948, Prof.Lila Roy joined, followed immediately by Dr. Dipti Tripathi as the Assistant Professor. In 1979,including Dr.Uma Roy, other teachers were karabi Bhattacharyya, Smt. Sanghamitra Dutta, Smt. Chandra Mukherjee, Smt. Shanta Sen, Smt. Krishna Palit and Smt. Banimanjari Das. Prior to this, Smt. Sunanda Dasgupta for sometime and Smt. Kamala Kanjilal for many years served the department.

In keeping with the NAAC Peer Team's recommendation, a Post Graduate course was introduced in the year 2014.The Post Graduate Department was granted academic autonomy and conducting the examination and being in charge of the examination process.

Research and Extension Activities

  • The teachers and students of the Department work enthusiastically to assure the success of the NSS, Annual Prize Day, the Intra class cultural competitions and various other college functions.
  • UGC seminars, Workshops and Departmental Seminars are regularly arranged by the Department to provide wider exposure to the students.
    1. Workshop on the theme "Rabindranath Ebong Nritya Shailee" was organised on 05/03/12. Professor Amita Dutta was the main resource person of this workshop.
    2. UGC Sponsored Seminar on the theme "Anubade Rabindranath" was organised by the Department of Bengali, English, Hindi and Sanskrit on 24/09/13.
    3. A Departmental Seminar was organised on the theme "Bangla Upanyase Trayee : Tarashankar - Manik - Mahashweta" on 08/01/14. Sohrab Hossain was the speaker of this seminar.
    4. Another Departmental Seminar was organised on the theme "Bangla Natok o Rangamancher Bibartan - Ekti Rekhachitra" on 21/03/14. Dr. Soumitra Basu was the speaker of the Seminar.
  • Educational tours are conducted by the Department. Recently an Educational trip was organised to Jorasanko thakur bari and Shantiniketan.
  • Students of the Department take part in sports, Dance, Drama, Painting and Recitation at Various College and inter College competition.


The Department has been provided with computers and internet facility.
It also has photocopy machine.
The department has a rich Seminar Library and a special book bank Donated by alumnae.

Prizes & Fellowship :

  1. Bani Bose Memorial Prize (Awarded to the students securing highest marks in B.A.(Hons.) examinationIn Bengali Hons.from Bethune College).
  2. Jogesh Chandra Bhattacharya Memorial Prize (Awarded for highest proficiency in Bengali in B.A.Examination from Bethune College).
  3. Kshudiram Das Memorial Prize (Awarded for highest proficiency in Bengali honours in B.A.Examination from Bethune College).
  4. Shova Ghosh Memorial Prize (Awarded for standing first in Bengali honours in B.A. Examination from Bethune College).

Students Section

Many of our students are engaged in research and professional activities. The students of the department are involved in extra and co-curricular activities. They actively participated in the Annual Fest of the college, and many other intra college competition. 

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Department News

Result (last 3 Years ) :

In U.G., 2016 - 33 students appeared, 05 students got 1st class

In P.G. Final, 2016 - 16 students appeared, 10 students got 1st class