GOVERNMENT OF WEST BENGAL

DURGAPUR GOVERNMENT COLLEGE

Jawaharlal Nehru Avenue, Durgapur - 713214, Paschim Bardhaman, West Bengal, India

   
 

NAAC Accredited College with B++ grade in 2007 (first cycle) with UGC 12(b) and 2(f) status

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DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY

 

The Department of History, which began its journey in 1970-71 academic year, is one of the fourteen under-graduate departments of the college to impart education among the students of Durgapur and adjoining areas. The department is one of the largest departments of the college in terms of number of applicants every year. The department had among its faculty members noted scholars like Prof. Himadri Banerjee, Prof. Sukla Das and Prof. Sandip Basu Sarbadhikari. The department takes two-pronged approaches to improve the academic environ: (a) The regular method of imparting knowledge within the curricular framework is substantiated by (b) occasional visits to the places of historical interest. Of late, the department has organised a CBCS syllabus-based workshop, the need of the hour. As far as the dissemination of knowledge is concerned, the conventional way of ‘chalk and talk’ method is adopted in the lecture halls to introduce the subject to the students. However, in recent times efforts to introduce modern methods like use of laptop for audio-visual delivery have been adopted.Beyond the curriculum, the department takes lead in organizing educational tours for the faculty and the students. These tours strengthen the bonding between the students and faculty members beyond the usual confines of the college campus. The departmental students actively take part in the intra-college annual exhibition, where they showcase a historical era, event, place or personality, thereby improving their understanding of history. The departmental library has been reconstituted in recent times to suit the purpose of the students.Historiai, the wall magazine of the department, has been launched on the occasion of the CBCS syllabus-based workshop, held on 15 February, 2017.

 

 

Courses offered:    Undergraduate

BA Hons (1+1+1 Regulation) under Burdwan University

BA General (1+1+1 Regulation) under Burdwan University

BA Hons (1+1+1 Regulation) under Kazi Nazrul University

BA General (1+1+1 Regulation) under Kazi Nazrul University

BA Hons (Semester under CBCS) under Kazi Nazrul University

BA Programme (Semester under CBCS) under Kazi Nazrul University

Faculty :

WBES:

Nandini Jana,

Assistant Professor,

Head of the Department

 

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Kamalica Mukherjee,

Assistant Professor

 

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Saubhik Bandyopadhyay,

Assistant Professor

 

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Dr. Arpita Bose,

Assistant Professor

 

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PTT

 

Mitali Dey

 

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Resources:

Departmental Library

The departmental library has a collection of 412 books. Dr. Arpita Bose is the In-charge, History Seminar Library, w.e.f. 09.06.2015

 

Virtual Classroom (Library Building) and the Seminar Room, adjacent to the PG Department of Conservation Biology, are used on occasions

 

 

Activities:

a. Exhibitions:

Session

Date

Theme/Focus Area

2012-13

10-12 October, 2012

 ‘The Terracottas of Bishnupur’

2014-15

12-13 December, 2014

‘Indus Valley Civilization’

2015-16

17-18 December, 2015

‘Sultanate and Mughal Architecture ’

2016-17

2-3 January, 2017

‘Greek and Roman Myths’

 

 

 

 

 

 

b. Educational Tours/Fieldwork:

Session

Date

Place of visit

No. of participating faculty members

No. of participating students

2012-13

02.10.2012

Temple town of Bishnupur (Jointly with Dept. of English)

04

25

2013-14

01.10.2013

Visvabharati, Santiniketan

04

25

2014-15

16.12.2014

Indian Museum, Kolkata

04

14

2015-16

18.02.2016

Site museums at the ancestral houses of Swami Vivekananda and Rabindranath Tagore, Kolkata 

04

15

2016-17

09.09.2016

CBCS syllabus-based workshop on ‘Greek and Roman Historians’ at Raniganj Girls’ College

02

09

2016-17

16.01.2017

Museums, archives and churches at the former French and Danish settlements at Chandernagore and Serampore respectively

04

16

 

c. Seminars/Workshops:

Session

Date

Theme

No. of In-House Participants and Delegates from Other Institutions

Faculty

Students

Others

2016-17

15.02.2017

CBCS syllabus-based workshop on Early Medieval India: Old Concerns, New Perspectives. Resource persons: Prof. Suchandra Ghosh, AIHC Dept., CU and Dr. Shouvik Mukhopadhyay, History Dept., CU

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