Estd. in 1879
First Women's College in Asia
Reaccredited at the 'A' Level by NAAC (Cycle 2), 2015
Bethune College has been placed in the 77th position in the College Category in NIRF ranking (2021). It is the only Government College from West Bengal to feature among the first hundred colleges in the country.
DBT Star College
Received financial support under the DBT Star College Scheme of the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India in 2020
Department of Chemistry
Present Status: Semester 6, Bethune College Swarnali Sarkar is our present Semester 6 student. She has shown her mark as a very bright student from the very beginning of her journey in Bethune College. She has performed consistently very well in all the University examinations with an average SGPA of 8.614. Swarnali had been very regular and attentive in classes. Her academic excellence got reflected in her Joint Admission test for Masters (JAM), 2021 where she qualified with all India rank of 150. Based on her this performance she got a chance to get admitted for her M.Sc. in Chemistry course in Indian institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur. Swarnali received prestigious Bigyani Kanya Medha Britti award from JBNSTS in 2018. Besides her academic performances she has also left her mark in her creative writing skills. For this she received best undergraduate prize for presenting and defending essay on "Technology and Human mind" by Damodarshree National Award for Academic Excellance, 2018. Swarnali's essay got honourable mention among all the entries received from Bethune College in Category 2 by 'All India Essay Writing Event, 2018' organised by Sri Ram Chandra Mission and United Nations Information Centre and Heartfulness Education Trust. She participated and presented a speech on "Essence of Biology in Chemical Field" organised under DBT Star College Scheme in Maulana Azad College, Kolkata on 2019. She also attended a workshop of BRICS organised by IISER, Kolkata in 2020.
Rishita Sengupta, Ahona Bose and Sreejita Chakraborty
Department of Computer Science
Three bright students of Semester-6 of Department of Computer Science has won the 3rd Prize in the Science Model Presentation Event (College Division) in Bijnan O Prajukti Mela organized by S.N. Bose National Center for Basic Sciences. They are thoroughly being appreciated for their project on Solar Irrigation System. The Solar Irrigation system helps in preventing water wastage by irrigating the crops exactly as per the water requirements of the crops. The Solar Irrigation System uses sensors to measure the moisture level in the soil. If the moisture level is below the Soil moisture ratio requirement of the crops, it activates water pumps that supply water to the field to exactly meet the requirement. This whole automatic system is Solar powered thus using a greener energy source.
Department of English
Soumashree Mukherjee (UG Sem 4) is an exceptionally
talented girl who has made the college proud through her
academic and co-curricular achievements. She won the
Undergraduate Heldrich-Dvorak Travel Fellowship Award for
her research paper titled "Aftertaste of Apocalypse: Fragmenting
the Dystopia in The Umbrella Academy" presented at the
42nd International Annual Conference of Southwest
Popular/American Cultural Association in February 2021. Her "Three Poems: Letter to Alfred", Blind, and tippy-ti-tie" was
selected for presentation in the Creative Writing session of the
same conference. She also presented a paper titled "The Reality
of Unfelt Feelings: Exploring the Role of Postmemory in
Reception" at 2nd International Interdisciplinary Conference on
Postmemory and the Contemporary World organized by Inmind
Support, Gdansk, Poland in February 2021. Soumashree's book of
poetry The Dusk Between Our Dawns was published by Amazon
in March 2020.
Soumashree is the Deputy Head of Literary Affairs and Literary Club of Bethune College. Besides she has the experience of working with Power Publishers and Motion Pictures as a writer, translator, editor, reviewer, script-writer, song-writer and singer. Currently she is working with White Falcon Publishers and SPRINTUPSC. Her performance in cultural programmes in the college, intra-college and inter-college competitions has been remarkable. She came third in AALAP western vocals, 2020. She is also the singer and lyricist of the song 'Run into You', produced by Krish Hart which is available on all major streaming platforms.
Department of History
Adrija Mukherjee, Semester-6, always has a belief in giving back to the society. 2020 brought a lot of hardship for many families. People were struggling to provide for themselves the basic necessities and to fight Covid19. Amidst this grave situation on July 2020Adrija went to donate blood willingly for thalassemia patients.Adrija then joined the cause of SwapnerKarkhana which contains a big family of people young to old who work for Sabar community in Purulia. In a remote village where basic education is scarce long with several necessities,they have established SwapnerSchoolbari in 2018 as a residential school for children. The organization also has a new project SwapnaKutir where Adrija and her associates are slowly building more schools nearby for more children. They ensure Children's health, education, stay, with every comfortable facility. Due to Covid situation home education is the temporary solution. Adrija is part of the team of Karigar as they call themselves. Adrija visits sites, talks with people, and provides help along with the team. Most recently Adrija did another praise worthy work by organizing a mobile blood donation camp in Howrah in June 13th as part of a phase of many camps held every Sunday in various localities by one or collective group all over West Bengal since May. After a week of struggle she managed to get 34 willing donors. Blood was collected by Lions Club, Kolkata. Adrija was helped by friends to make this dream of her a reality.
Department of History
Special achievement and award... - One of Tiyasa Bose's photographs got published on 17th December, 2020 in the social media platform of Penholics in Facebook. Penholics is a page promoting a wide range of talents like art, photography, literature writing and to name a few. Tiyasa Bose got selected as the Best Photographer of the Year in the Penholics Annual Awards, 2020. She again got two of her clicked photographs published in the social media platform of Porichita on Facebook.This page specially showcases the talents based on Bengal and in the Bengali language thus features a wide range of talents like art, photography, calligraphy, literature writing and to name a few. Also, photographs clicked by Tiyasa Bose got published in Sangbed the Departmental magazine of the History Department of Bethune College, created in collaboration with the NSS Unit of Bethune College on the occasion of World Environment Day (5th June, 2021).
Department of Hindi
Kirtika Surolia, presently studying in the Department of Hindi is a brilliant student both culturally and institutionally. She is the recipient of Nalini Das Silver Medal, 2021 for her all round performance in the institution as well as in her social purview. She has received laurels and her expertise in language, both in Hindi and English has been a matter of joy for her teachers and inspiration for her juniors. From 2018 onwards Kirtika has won numerous prizes in different fields like creative writing, recitation, poster painting, quiz contest, digital skills. She has been the content writer, S.E.O Creator and Blogger with high expertise. She has created more than 200+ ads post for various brands, written 500+ articles for companies, agencies and websites and worked with 7+ companies, handled first-hand 30+ client companies. She has been avidly conjoined with many social services, worked with "Chariot" (Dhruv Agarwal's Foundation) to create awareness about Emotional Health and Wellness among socially weaker sections and joined WAO(We Are One) NGO for the same cause to create awareness about mental health and wellness.
Department of Zoology
Anushka is a gem of Department of Zoology. She is not only one of the best performing students of the department; she is popular for her writing in many areas. Her short story named "Homecoming" got published in an anthology - Beautiful Minds-An anthology of creative writings (Levant Books,india), published in February 2020. Participated in "Write your heart out" contest by notion press publishing house (May 2020). A short story named "a tale untold" written by her got published in an anthology - pause, volume 2 Notion press publishing house (Date of publication: 15th july. 2020). She is one of the 20 winners of short story writing competition organised by author Devanshi Sharma (July, 2020). She is also one of the winners of online short story writing competition by Mithaas Services (December, 2020). Her short story for the same will be published in an anthology by Mithaas Services soon. She has been selected for the summer institute, 2021, a 2-week creative writing workshop by International Writing Programme, the University of Iowa.
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