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
|Nayana Sharma (Mukherjee)||M.A., M.Phil.,Ph.D||Associate Professor||View|
|Ghanteswar Halder||M.A., B. Ed.||Assistant Professor||View|
|Anasua Biswas||M.A., M. Phil||Assistant Professor||View|
|Rojina Joynab||M.A, B.Ed., M.Phil||Assistant Professor||View|
|Sujata Chakraborty||M.A., B. Ed.||State Aided College Teacher||View|
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.
The different activities which possibly strengthen the Department are as follows-
|Session||Seminars, workshops, Talks, Departmental journal, Student seminar presentations|
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.
The following events were held:
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 Womens 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.
Departmental Activities 2019-20
STUDENT SEMINAR ON 24.12.2021
The Department of History organised a Student Seminar on 24.12.2021. Students of 3rd Semester History (Hons.) made paper presentations in class on selected topics from their syllabus. 17 students participated in this programme. The objective of this exercise was to increase the confidence of the students by helping them to overcome their hesitation in public speaking. The seminar also helped in the exchange of ideas and enabled the students to clarify their conceptions.
The Department of History is organising a student seminar on 24.12.2021 at 11 am. Students of 3rd Semester History Hons will make paper presentations in class on any of the following topics:
(i) Impact of the Turkish invasions on India
(ii) Trade, Commerce and Urbanization in the Sultanate
Time allotted to each student is 5 minutes. All students of History Hons. Semester III must be present.
CREATIVE WRITING EVENT ON 6.1.2022
The Department of History organised a Creative Writing Event on 6.1.2022 as part of the programme to observe Students’ Week. It was held online. The topic was ‘Importance of Historical Monuments’. Students were given 60 minutes to write. 12 students of History Hons. participated in this event. All the participants received certificates.
The Department of History is organising Creative Writing event for students of History Hons. Semester 3 and Semester 5 on 6.1.2022 at 11 am. The topic is ‘Importance of Historical Monuments’.Platform: Google Meet
POSTER PRESENTATION COMPETITION 2022
The Department of History organised a poster presentation competition on 22.3.2022 to commemorate the 75th year of India’s independence and Women’s History Month. The month of March is observed as Women’s History Month. The theme was ‘The Role of Women in the Indian National Movement.” Students of New Alipore College were also invited to participate. Our respected Principal, Prof. Aparna De, and IQAC Coordinator, Dr. Rehana Khatoon, spoke about the struggles and contribution of women to the Independence Movement.
There were 39 participants. 23 students made poster presentations on known and unknown women freedom fighters. All the participants received certificates.
Quiz and Debate Club & Department of History
World Heritage Day Celebration on 18.4.2022
The Quiz and Debate Club and the Department of History of South Calcutta Girls’ College had organised a quiz competition on 18.04.2022 at 2pm to celebrate World Heritage Day. It was open to students of all departments. Students formed teams of two members and registered their names through Google forms. The quiz had six rounds: Natural Heritage, World Heritage, Cities, Monuments, Historical Places, and Geological Heritage. The competition was a combination of audio-visual round and oral questioning.
The participation of the students was highly promising. There were 22 participants. Many of the faculties attended the programme as well. All students were given participation certificates. This programme was a tribute to all the UNESCO World Heritage Sites across the globe. Furthermore, this was a small attempt on the part of the teachers to make the students aware of the importance of preserving our heritage.
VISIT TO INDIAN MUSEUM ON 19.5.2022
The Department of History organised a visit to the Indian Museum on 19.5.2022 for students of the History Hons. and History General courses of Semesters 3 and 5. The visit coincided with the week-long celebration of International Museum Day and Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. Students were able to see the special and rare exhibits that were on display on this occasion. They visited the Bharhut, the Coin, the Art and the Painting Galleries. Students also got an opportunity to listen to an illustrated talk on coins titled “Money Matters.” It was an excellent learning experience for them. 22 students participated in this visit and they were accompanied by 4 teachers of the Department.
Partition Horrors Remembrance Day Exhibition 12.8.2022-14.8.2022
In accordance with the directives of UGC, 14th August, 2022 was observed as the Partition Horrors Remembrance Day. The Department of History organised an exhibition of archival materials as curated by the Indian Council for Historical Research and Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts. Respected Principal, Prof. Dr. Aparna De made a speech highlighting the importance of the occasion. There was recitation of patriotic poems by Ms. Swapna Gayen, a student of the English Department which was followed by the rendition of patriotic songs. The photographs made the students aware of the sufferings and agony of the people who were affected by the partition.
Independence Day Celebrations 15.8.2022
South Calcutta Girls’ College celebrated the 75th year of India’s celebration with great fervour. The celebration began with the hoisting of the Tricolour by our respected Principal, Dr. Aparna De and a march past by our NSS volunteers. This was followed by a colourful cultural programme. Students recited poems and performed several songs and dances on the theme of patriotism and unity. There was considerable enthusiasm among our students as they paid tribute to our freedom fighters. The programme was organised by the Department of History with support from the Cultural Club and NSS. There were 86 participants.
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