Department of History

"In a true sense History is the struggle of Man to reach beyond himself, to approximate to the ideal of freedom and of Human concord." - Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan


The department was established in 1957 under Birkmyre Trust and initially started with General courses. The Honours courses started in 1997.

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Dr. Samindra Mohan Biswas
Associate Professor

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Dr. Mitali Dey
Assistant Professor

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Mrs. Haimanti Banerjee

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Mrs. Epsita Khan

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Department of History Programme and Course Outcome - CCF(2022)
Four year B.A. (Honours/ Honours with Research) Three year B.A. - Multidisciplinary(MDC)
Department of History Programme and Course Outcome - CBCS
B.A. (Honours) B.A. (General)

• In 2014, the department undertook educational tour to Parswanath Temple & Metcalf Hall & Town Hall.
• In 2015, the educational tour was to Jorasanko Tagore's birth place & Swami Vivekananda 's ancestral house & Victoria Memorial.
• In 2017, Fort William & Victoria Memorial.
• In 2018, Science City.
• In 2019, the department conducted educational tour to Birla Technological Museum & Birla Planetarium.
• From 2020 to 2022 no educational tour could not be undertaken due to pandemic situation.
• In 2023, the tour resumed and this time it was to Alipore Jail Museum.
• In 2024, the department undertook excursion to Burdwan Rajbari, Burdwan University, Sher Afgan's tomb and Itachuna Rajbari.

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• Every year under CBCS, which was introduced in 2018, average seven students earn a first-class degree. They also get to study in M A. Courses at the University of Calcutta. At present there are 141 students considering all three semesters.
• The department takes regular evaluative exams, checks answer scripts as part of continuous evaluative system & also takes regular audio-visual classes.
• Besides, the department has a seminar library of its own besides the Central Library for the students, organises Parent-Teacher meet frequently and has a continuous evaluation system for the betterment of the students.
• The department organised an internal quiz contest among the departmental students in 2014 & 2015 and in 2024.
• Also, in sports, besides the departmental students participating in the annual sports of the college, Sunita Shaw from the department was selected for National Hockey in 2022.

Seminars and Webinars:
During the pandemic period the department conducted nine webinars either alone or jointly with the department of Political Science. In 2023, the department organised two international webinars - one jointly with the department of Pol. Sc. and another alone. Recently, there was a seminar conducted by the department as part of faculty exchange program with Serampore Girls College and organised a state level seminar along with IQAC on 30th January, 2024 at 1 p. m. on The Vedic Period.

Cultural Activities:

• In 2022, the department celebrated the NaboborshoUtsav (Bengali New Year's Day) on a grand scale where tribute was paid to the three music legends - Sandhya Mukhopadhyay, Bappi Lahiri and Lata Mangeshkar where students from all departments participated.
• In 2023, the department again organised the Naboborsho Utsav where departmental students staged a drama with the help of the Bengali department: Sanjib Chattopadhyay's "Guptodhaner Sandhane".
• Besides, every year even during the pandemic the department celebrates the Teacher's Day on 5th September.

The department strives to go ahead and believes in the Olympic Motto: Citius, Altius and Fortius meaning Swifter, Higher & Stronger.