Govt. of West Bengal
Bethune College
Bethune College


Dr. Debalina Banerjee

General Information
Department English
Designation Associate Professor in West Bengal Education Service and Convener of P.G. Department of English
Qualification M.A. in English Literature 1980 (J.U.)
Ph D on Changing Concept of Women in Late Victorian Novels, 1994 (J.U)
Specialization 19th-century English Literature; Middle Class Women in Bengal; Gender Studies and Socio-psychological relationships; Indian English Writing; Creative Writing

Teaching Experience

32 years of teaching experience including 9 years of postgraduate teaching.

Colleges Served

  • Chandannagore Govt. College (1983-1990), Bidhannagar College 1990-98)
  • Director, Institute of English, (PG ELT Institute) 1998-2000
  • Presidency College and University (2000-2012, Head UG and PG Departments since 2009)
  • Bethune College

Presented papers at C.U., J.U., P.U., Calcutta-Leeds Colloquium, Paschimbanga Bangla Akademi.


  • Resource Person at Interactive Seminar on Translation at Oxford Book Store on 21.5.2014.
  • Presented papers at various National and International Conferences hosted by Department of English, Calcutta University, World Shakespeare Conference (in 2008 and 2010) and National Conference organized by Sahitya Akademi.
  • Resource Person at various National and State level Workshops and Refresher Courses.
  • Peer reviewer for a noted Journal published by an eminent Kolkata college.
  • Supervised PG dissertations, Presidency College and University.


Some Important Publications

  • The Woman Question and Victorian Novel, Renaissance, 2002. Reprint 2014.
  • Manasij. Radiant Publishers, 2013.
  • Deyasini. Radiant Publishers, 2009.

Articles published in Books

  • 'Introduction to Soulful Tales', Soulful Tales, (Eds.) Sanghita Sanyal and Kuntala Sengupta, El Alma Publications, 2012.
  • 'The Fakeer of Jungheera: Ek Amar Kriti', Bharatiya Navajagaranke Agradut: Derozio, (Ed.) Tanuja Majumdar, Gandhi Centre for North Eastern Languages, Bengali, Santhali and Hindi, 2011.

Articles published in Journals

  • 'Beyond the Legacy: English Now,' Bangabasi Academic Journal, Bangabasi College, 2013.

Poems in Journals

  • Poems in Swapnakalpak, Ishwarchandra Gupta Volume, Sukumar Ray Volume, and Nineteenth Century Bengal Volume,(Ed.) Satrajit Basu, Sampan, 2013.
  • Poem in Ekusher Charja, (Ed.) SandipanMitra, Barnana, 2012.

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Expert, Selection of Faculty, Scottish Church College, 2015
  • Expert, Syllabus Designing, J D Birla Institute of Home Sciences, 2015
  • Director, Women's Studies Centre, Bethune College, 2014-15.
  • Director, Institute of English, (PG ELT Institute) 1998-2000.
  • Expert: SLET Commission, NE Region, Rabindra Mukta Vidyalaya, Kalyani University
  • Member, PG Board of Studies, St Paul's Cathedral Mission College.