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Department of History

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General stream introduced in1964
Honours stream introduced in1996

Faculty
Srl NameQualification DesignationSpecialization Experience (Years)
1Dr.Ritu Mathur(Mitra)M.A, B.Ed, M.Phil, Ph.DReader/Associate Professor Modern Europe & Modern India16
2Laboni SarkarM.A, M.PhilAssistant Professor Medieval Indian History5
3Debmalya KhuntiaM.A, B.Ed, Ph.D(Registered)CWTT Mediterranean History of Medieval India & Modern India14
4Tanusree Basu SahaM.A.PTT Ancient Indian History16

Departmental Highlights
UGC sponsored International Conference (6th & 7th Mar,2009)on:
Perspectives of the Press: From 19th Century to the Present.Jointly organized by Dept. of History, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Library stock with more than 3000 books.
Popular subject among students of Arts General stream. Huge enrolment of students.
Great demand for the subject for appearing in School Service, College Service, West Bengal Civil Service examinations
Department has its very own journal 'Jagriti' and Wall magazine 'Historia'.
Free career counselling by faculty to students appearing for School Service, College Service and West Bengal Civil Service Examinations.
Emphasis on strengthening patriotism and inculcating good values by the departmental teachers
Guardian-Teachers Meet to discuss the performance of students with their parents and to urge them to provide a better environment to the students for studying at home.
List of eminent academicians and scientists/visitors to the department:
Prof. Muntassir Mamoon, Dept of History, Dhaka University, Bangladesh
SohrabHasan , Assoc. Editor, The Daily Jugantar
Swati Bhattacharya, Senior Editor, AnandabazarPatrika, Kolkata
Prof. Susnata Das, Dept. of History, RabindraBharati University
SumitMitra, Senior Journalist
Prof. Ashis Kumar Das, Dept. of History, RabindraBharati University, Kolkata
And several others.
Dr. Ritu Mathur (Mitra) has been granted UGC sponsored Minor Research Project (budget Rs. 3.0 Lakhs) on �The Emergence of the New Man: A Study of Contemporary Indian Soaps and the Changing Sensibilties of Middle class Women�.
A certificate of High Commendation was given to student Soumya Das at the State Level Youth Parliament competition, 2009 organised by the Department of Parliamentary Affairs.
Certificate of recognition awarded to faculty Sri Debmalya Khuntiya as Active NSS Programme Officer, 2012-13.
In order to create socio-political awareness a delegation of students were taken for a visit to the West Bengal State Legislative Assembly when it was in session in 2009.

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