South Calcutta Girls' College

Affiliated to University of Calcutta | B++ Accredited (NAAC)

72, Sarat Bose Road, Kolkata 700025, West Bengal, India

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History

OVERVIEW

The department of History is one of the oldest departments of South Calcutta Girls’ College. It was established in 1932 at the time of the foundation of the College. The department offers Honours and General courses at the under-graduate level. There are 4 substantive posts of which one is vacant. At present the faculty comprises one Associate Professor, two Assistant Professors and one Government approved Part-Time Teacher. The number of seats offered in the department is 82. The department has a seminar library as well.

List Of Faculty in History Department


Name Qualification Designation Details
Nayana Sharma (Mukherjee) M.A., M.Phil.,Ph.D Associate Professor View
Ghanteswar Halder M.A., B. Ed. Assistant Professor View
Nirmal Debnath M.A., B. Ed. Assistant Professor View
Rojina JoynabM.A, B.Ed., M.PhilAssistant ProfessorView
Sujata Chakraborty M.A., B. Ed. State Aided College Teacher View

TEACHING-LEARNING

The teaching-learning is based on lectures, tutorials, audio-visual presentations, group discussions, quiz, etc.Distinguished scholars are invited for occasional lectures. Class tests are also heldfrom time to time after completion of topics and home assignments are given to assess the progress of students.

CAPACITY BUILDING

The different activities which possibly strengthen the Department are as follows-

Session Seminars, workshops, Talks, Departmental journal, Student seminar presentations
2016-17
  1. A visit to the Indian Museum was organised for the students of 1st year(Hons.) on 25th March, 2017.
  2. Mock test for 1st year and 2nd year students held before the final examination.
2017-18
  1. A poster presentation competition was organised on 22.9.2017 on topics from the syllabus. Twenty students were participated and the posters were judged by the teachers of the department. The best poster was put as the department wall magazine.
  2. A documentary film show was held on 9.12.2017.
  3. A special lecturer by Prof. Kunal Chattopadhyayof Jadavpur University was held on 28.11.2017 at 12.30 on “100 Years of Russian Revolution and its aftermath”.
2018-19
  1. A documentary ‘Walking with Carmen’ was screened for Semester-I students on 14.08.2018 in the Audio-Visual room.
  2. On occasion of ‘Women’s Day’ a paper presentation competition on ‘Women in colonial and post colonial India’ was held for students History (Hons.) on 8.03.2019.
  3. Quiz contest was held on 8.03.2019 open to all students for ‘Women’s Day’.
  4. On the occasion of national Science Day, the dept. of history and Chemistry organised a lecture on “Dreadful History, Toxic Chemistry” by Prof. Basab Chowdhury on 1.03.2019.
  5. A wall magazine was put up on the departmental board on the topic: ‘Women in Medieval Europe’

OUTCOME

History is a subject that is taught from primary level onwards. Hench, this discipline offers scope of teaching at all levels. History forms a large chunk of general knowledge questions at any competitive examination. Therefore, it is also favoured by many aspirants for civil service and other examinations. History graduates can specialise in Museology, Archaeology, South-East- Asian Studies, Pali and Buddhist Studies as well as International Relations.Several of our students have completed post-graduation courses.

COURSES OFFERED

  1. Undergraduate Honours course
  2. Undergraduate General course

RESEARCH

  1. A Minor Research Project sponsored by UGC was undertaken and completed by Dr.Nayana Sharma Mukherjee in 2008-09 on the topic: ‘Food and Diet in Ancient India’.
  2. Dr.Nayana Sharma Mukherjee was awarded Ph.D. by the Department of Ancient Indian History and Culture, Calcutta University, in 2016.

EVENTS

The following events were held:

  • A visit to the Indian Museum was organised for the students of 1st year (Hons.) on 25th March, 2017
  • Mock test for 1st year and 2nd year students held before the final examination.
  • A poster presentation competition was organised on 22.9.2017 on topics from the syllabus. Twenty students were participated and the posters were judged by the teachers of the department. The best poster was put as the department wall magazine.
  • A documentary film show was held on 9.12.2017.
  • A special lecturer by Prof. Kunal Chattopadhyay of Jadavpur University was held on 28.11.2017 at 12.30 on “100 Years of Russian Revolution and its aftermath”.
  • A documentary ‘Walking with Carmen’ was screened for Semester-I students on 14.08.2018 in the Audio-Visual room.
  • On the occasion of ‘Women’s Day’ a paper presentation competition on ‘Women in colonial and post colonial India’ was held for students History (Hons.) on 8.03.2019
  • Quiz contest was held on 8.03.2019 open to all students for ‘Women’s Day’.
  • On the occasion of national Science Day, the dept. of history and Chemistry organised a lecture on “Dreadful History, Toxic Chemistry” by Prof. Basab Chowdhury on 1.03.2019.
  • A speech competition was organised on multiple topics of history by the dept. of History and the teachers were the judge of the programme on 16.08.2019.

Activities

A special lecture on the topic ‘Dreadful History Toxic Chemistry’ was organised jointly by the Departments of Chemistry and History to commemorate National Science Day on 1st March, 2019. The speaker was Prof. Basab Chaudhuri, Vice-Chancellor, West Bengal State University, Barasat.

A documentary ‘Walking with Cavemen’ was screened for students of History Department (Sem 1) on 14th August, 2018. On the occasion of Women’s Day, a paper presentation competition on ‘Women in Colonial and Post-Colonial India’ was held for students of History Hons. on 8th March, 2019. Prizes were awarded to the three best paper presenters.

  1. The department of History organized a Webinar on “THE IMPACT OFNON- VIOLENCE AND SATYAGRAHA ON PEOPLES' MOVEMENTS” on 20.07.2020 through online platform.
  2. The department of History organized a student seminar on “History of Art and Architecture” on 20-21 September-2020 through online mode.

Departmental Activities 2019-20

  • The Department of History organized Speech and Quiz competitiona on Independence Day on 16.08.2019.
  • The Department of History organized a special lecture on “ASPECTS OF MUSEUM STUDIES”on 17.09.2019 by Dr. Indrani Bhattachajee, Associate Professor, Dept. of Museology, University Of Calcutta.
  • The Department of History organized an Educational visit to the Indian Museum with 3rd Semester students for enriching the Skill Enhancement Course on 16.11.2019.
  • The Department of History organized a Paper Presentation competition on Women’s Day on 13.03.2020.


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