The Department of History, one of the institution’s premier departments, started its journey in 1986. It offers three-year undergraduate Honours and General Degree Courses under the University of Calcutta. The formative evaluation techniques of class tutorials and test examinations are followed in the curriculum regularly. University examinations are held after the semester as part of the summative evaluation approach. This department is supported by dedicated faculty who constantly endeavor to impart quality education to the students, making them conscious of the contemporary relevance of the subject. Our vision is to encourage the students, and our mission is to inculcate a sense of historicity among them.
The department regularly organizes seminars, webinars, popular lectures, educational tours, book exhibitions, field visits, academic and documentary film festivals, etc. The students and the faculty attend student seminars, conferences organized by other academic institutions. Students also present field-based research articles in discussions and workshops. It might be worth mentioning that Ankita Dasgupta, a student of this department, Semester VI, participated and secured 2nd Position in the Inter College and University state level Students’ Seminar, An Academic Fest, Clio Venture, ‘FOLK TALK 2023’, organized by the Department of History, Ramakrishna Mission Residential College (Autonomous), Narendrapur.
It might be added that Dr. Niranjan Jaladas, head of this department, acted as a mentor at the Conference of Schools 2023 on the topic of ‘Survival of Sundarbans.’ He also chaired a couple of seminars at the state and national levels. Dr. Anindita Majumdar, Associate Professor, was an interviewer at School Service Commission, West Bengal, in 2022. The faculty members actively research and publish quality research findings in national and international journals to motivate the students. The Department of History organizes Parent-teacher meetings regularly. The parents and the History department faculty discuss each student’s academic strength, potentiality, class attendance, and other activities. The present faculty members encourage the students to take up higher education. Some of the students from this department pursue higher education.