About the Department
Journey of the department of History dates back to
the beginning of the college in 1879.Being one of
the compulsory subjects in B. A. Examination,
History was among the oldest departments of the
college. The early records reveal the name of Smt.
Surabala Ghosh, an alumnus of this College, who
joined the college as a lecturer in History and
Bengali from 1903-1912. Later she acted as the
Principal of the College for sometime .The History
Honours and Pass courses started in the year of
1950. The first Honours student of this Department
graduated in 1952 and secured a fairly high place in
Second Class. The Three years Degree courses was
introduced in 1982. Some of the pioneering teachers
of this Department were Marie Bonnerji, Sushovan
Sarkar (rendered Honarary Service from1933-34),
Karunakana Gupta(1938-1952) , Dr. Roma Neogy, Dr .Bharati
Ray, Bandana Ghosh, Dr.HenaMukherjee.
Currently the department offers History Honours under new CBCS curriculum of 2018, History Core Courses and Generic Electives are offered. The Department has a staff strength of five faculties. The department is regularly engaged in serious academic exercises like invited lectures, seminars, showing documentaries and films, taking students to lectures by eminent historians, educational trips etc. Among the five faculty members, four members have been awarded PhD Degrees, and one faculty member is pursuing her Doctoral Research. Faculty members regularly attend seminars, present research papers in national and international seminars and publish their papers in peer reviewed books and journals. Students of the department have won several prestigious awards in students' seminar held in other colleges. Overall, a healthy academic environment and a cordial teacher student relation is maintained in the department.
- Departmental Seminar Library - 265 books
- Bookbank - 70 books