The Department of Bengali is the oldest department of Women’s Christian College, Kolkata established  in 1945.From the very beginning the examination results of the department are very satisfactory. Students of Bengali department have secured highest marks( jointly) in Honours in BA /BSc third year honours examination 2016 under The University of Calcutta.

It offers  Three Year Undergraduate Honours and General Degree Courses under Calcutta University. An Annual system of assessment structured  by the University hinging on Mid-term examinations and Test examinations is followed. Besides, Periodical Tests are scheduled as indicators of student performance.
We are using audio-visual methods to make classroom teaching more effective and interesting .
We have started an E-Library for our students to equip them with new end technology along with their creative abilities.

Within the curriculum laid down by the University, 4 full time Faculty members of the department are here to impart  multiple perspectives and contemporary perceptions of the subject.
Special Lectures by eminent resource persons, student seminars and workshops both within and outside college, audio visual teaching as well as excursions help produce a dynamic academic environment and ensure a rewarding learning experience.


Faculty Directory


Dr. Chandana Majumder

Associate Professor & HOD
M.A, B.Ed, M.Phil, Ph.D.

Dr. Shipra De

Associate Professor
M.A, Ph.D.


Dr. Guinea Bhattacharya

Assistant Professor
M.A., Ph.D.

Sm. Jinia Ray

Assistant Professor
M.A , Ph.D.(Persuing).

Former and Present

From the old days affection and honour formed the basis of student-teacher relationship. Teachers are trying their level best to bridge the old values with the new thoughts of present day with a view to build up their students as a ‘Total Woman’. The members of the department, apart from academic accomplishments, also participate in charity and social services. In order to help the blind people, they have co-operated with Blind Person’s Association (Regd No. S/20088 ) and collected Rs 4526.50/- under the guidance of their Professors this year.
To improve the academic foundation of the students, the department arranges for a meeting every year, with the parents of the students. The department has a magazine, named ‘Shreya’ and a wall magazine, named ‘Saroswat‘. Bengali department has a well-maintained departmental library with more or less 625 books and some literary journals. Students can use these books and journals according to their needs.
Students are encouraged to participate in the multifarious activities offered by the different clubs and cells of the institution. The students of the Bengali Department have a general reputation of being involved in social work through the Women’s Christian College unit of the NSS. Given the freedom to showcase their talents, they spontaneously participate in cultural programmes, in the activities of the Eco Club, the Debate Club, the Women’s Study Cell and likewise.
Finally parent-teacher meetings held on a regular basis ensure uninterrupted communication and a cordial relation between the Department and its principal stakeholders ie its students and parents.

Prizes awarded to the students

Apart from the General Proficiency Prizes, following Memorial prizes are given to the students of different years who fulfill the stipulated criteria.



Memorial Prizes for 1st year

Honours Students
1.Benoy Mitra & Amita Mitra Scholarship
2.Parul Banerjee Memorial Prize
3.Anupama Mukherjee Memorial Prize
General Students
1.Amita Mitra Memorial Prize
2.N.B Shome Memorial Prize



Memorial Prizes for 2nd year

Honours Students
1.Kalyani Som Memorial Prize
2.Benoy Mitra & Anita Mitra Memorial Prize
3.Pramila Majumder Memorial Prize
4.Monoj Mohon & Hriday Bala Mukherjee Memorial Prize
5.Anupama Mukherjee Memorial Prize



Memorial Prizes for 3rd year

Honours Students
1. Stella Bose Memorial Prize
2. Amita Mitra Memorial Prize
3. Nikhil & Rani Dey Trust Prize
4. Subasini Ahmed Memorial Prize
5. Binapani Chatterjee Memorial Prize



  • TAPASI BASU MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP is awarded to the deserving students of 1st Year, 2nd Year and 3rd Year with Bengali Honours. The scholarship is awarded by her husband DR. C.R. BASU.

Student Profile

Many of our ex-students are employed in various reputed institutions. Such as,

  • Dr. Rita Ghosh is currently working as Associate Professor in Bethune College
  • Dr. Mousumi Bandopadhyay is working as Associate Professor in Dinabandhu Andrews College



Students excursion at Harrington Street Art Centre to encourage multidisciplinary interpretation of text : vaishnav padabali .They have joined eminent photographer Swapan Nayak’s exhibition on RADHA –A LOVE IN ETERNITY on 28/08/2015



Students’ Excursions :at Town Hall ,Jorasanko Thakurbari ,Swami vivekananda’s birth place at simla street on 29 th march 2014


Students inside Town-Hall Kolkata


Students at Bhwanipore education centre with Dr. Chandana Majumder and Jinia Ray in a drama show on “Binodini O Kolkatar Theatre” staged by Paikpara Akhar Natyadal on 10th April 2014.


Students attending workshop on BANGLA BANAN O SUDHO UCCHARON arranged by Bengali department with Sudeshna Maitra from Gokhale Memorial School and Professor Pinakesh Sarkar from JU.


Students participating and celebrating Rabindra Jayanti arranged by Bengali department
On 8th may 2014