Introduction

  • Established in 1947.
  • Four Full-Time Faculty Members.
  • Regular organization of Inter-College/Intra-College Students’ Seminar, Special Lectures to give an edge to Classroom Teaching.
  • Audio-Visual Teaching Aid
  • Well-equipped Departmental Library
  • A number of prizes offered to students on merit basis.

The Department of History, Women’s Christian College, was established in 1947, two years after the inception of the college in 1945. It was initially entrusted with the responsibility of preparing students for the B.A. Pass Course Examination under the University of Calcutta, to which the college is affiliated. The department was at first manned by Sm Sudhira Nag, later helped by two other faculty members. In the year 1981, with sanction from the Government of West Bengal, and approval from the University of Calcutta, the History Department opened its Honours Course in addition to the General course as already offered. Conforming to the ideals of the parent institution, the Department of History, from the very beginning, has made dedicated efforts to promote women’s education and now a new horizon opened.

Smt Jyotsna Biswas was the Head of the Department in 1981 and with her vision, dedication and courage, the department was in able hands. Smt Sathi Roy was the other faculty member. Smt Jhuma Chakraborty and Smt Joyshree Ghosh joined the department in 1981 and 1982 respectively in the two new posts that were now sanctioned. Under the able guidance of Smt Jyotsna Biswas, the faculty was determined to achieve a brighter future for its students and at the same time attain academic excellence. After the superannuation of Smt Jyotsna Biswas and Smt Sathi Roy, Smt Chandrima Mondal and Smt Nabanita Mitra have joined the department further adding to its strength.

In the year 2007, Women’s Christian College was assessed and accredited by NAAC. The Department of History duly participated in the process and made successful presentation in front of the NAAC Peer Team. Since then, the department has made honest efforts to implement the recommendations of the NAAC team within the infrastructure of its parent institution.

Faculty Directory

 

Dr. Chandrima Mondal

Associate Professor
M.A, M.Phil, Ph.D.
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Sm. Nabanita Mitra

Head of Department
M.A. , Ph. D. (Pursuing)
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Sm. Pramiti Chatterjee

Assistant Professor
M.A., M.Phil., Ph. D. (Pursuing)
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Dr. Anwesha Roy

Assistant Professor
M.A., Ph.D
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Departmental Activities

  • Students were taken on an educational tour to Jorasanko, Indian Museum and Town Hall on 3rd December, 2014.
  •  ICHR-sponsored National-level Seminar on ‘Exploring Eurasia: Traditions and Prospects,’ in collaboration with MAKAIAS and China Centre, C.U. on 11th November, 2016.
  •  A seminar on the ‘History of Kolkata: Evolution and Myths,’ in collaboration with Computer Education Centre, WCC, on 14th July, 2017.
  •  Students Programme marking 70 years of Indian Independence titled ‘Swadhinata Sottor,’ on 18th September, 2017.
  •  An Inter-College, Multidisciplinary Students’ Paper Presentation cum Seminar on ‘The Centenary of the Bolshevik Revolution,’ in collaboration with Gorky Sadan, on 10th November, 2017.
  •  Students were taken on an educational tour to Police Museum, Rammohan Roy Memorial Museum and Asiatic Society Museum on 23rd March, 2018.

STUDENTS’ ACHIEVEMENTS

Debleena Pal secured 60% in B.A./B.Sc Part I, 2016 while Doel Roy secured 61.5% in B.A./B.Sc. Part II Exam, 2017.

Departmental Excursion to Jorasanko, Town Hall and Indian Museum, 3rd December, 2014
ICHR sponsored National Seminar on ‘Exploring Eurasia: Traditions and Prospects’, 11th November, 2016
Seminar on the ‘History of Kolkata: Evolution and Myths’
14th July, 2017
Students’ Programme Commemorating 70 years of Indian Independence—‘Swadhinata Sottor’, 18th September, 2017
Students’ Paper Presentation cum Seminar Marking ‘Centenary of the Bolshevik Revolution’, 10th November, 2017
Departmental Excursion to Police Museum, Rammohan Roy Memorial Museum and Asiatic Society Museum, 23rd March, 2018

 

FUTURE ROAD MAPThe Department of History has tried to nurture the values ingrained by the founders of Women’s Christian College. Open to new ideas and developments, the history department of this college, endeavors to overcome difficulties and create a dream for the students of this department beyond mundane classroom teaching. Progress of women’s education consequently leading to empowerment of women is the prime motto of the faculty members. In order to attain this goal, the department plans to make class room teaching more meaningful in the coming years.Participation of students in departmental seminars, inter-college seminars and group discussions help them overcome their initial limitations and prepare them for the outside world. Students of this department are encouraged for higher studies and research. They are also familiarized with the prospects of future jobs. For this purpose workshops have been arranged and the department has plans to organize such workshops on a regular basis, involving the participation of experts, who can guide the students in right direction.  Such interactions can be increased in future. A computer with Internet facility for specific use of the department has been provided by the college. Number of such computers has to be increased to make the students more Internet friendly within the department.The Department also plans to aid student placement by collaboration with sister institutions. Creating a permanent fund for the financially backward students, to aid their higher studies even after they leave their parent institution is seriously intended.The introduction of some short-term self-financed History-allied subjects like Travel & Tourism may benefit the students of this department and at the same time can earn revenue for this college. The faculty members while taking part in all the activities of the parent institution and meeting out all the responsibilities entrusted by the Calcutta University, to which the college is affiliated, in an untiring effort, try to achieve the optimal for the students and would endeavor to do the same in future. We are trying to give our students a voice of their own so that they can make a place for themselves in the society at large.