Brief History of the Department

The Department of Bengali has been in progress since the academic session of 2013- 2014. Initially, the classes of the department used to be held at the old campus (BCW Campus, Near Sukanta Maidan, S.B. Gorai Road, Asansol) of the university. Dr. Sital Gangopadhyay (Associate Professor, T.D.B College, Raniganj) was the co-ordinator of the Department at the initial stage. Dr. Kamal Kumar Mondal ( Burdwan RajCollege), Dr. Gopal Ch. Bayen , Smt. Soma Chakraborty (B.B. College), Dr. Swapan Kr. De (B.C. College), Dr. Ranjushree Patra (M.M.M College), Dr. Debkumar Ghosh (Memari College) had served in the first academic session as Guest Faculties. After that Dr. Monalisa Das & Dr. Santi Soren joined as Assistant Professor. Dr. Monalisa Das took charge as Co-ordinator, Department of Bengali, as first fulltime faculty on 03.11.2014 The department was shifted to the main campus of the university in the academic session of 2015-16. In 2015 Dr. Dayamoy Mondal joined as Associate Professor and took charge as Head of the department Sept.2015. Later on Dr. Soren & Dr. Mondal left the institution. Again Dr. Monalisa Das took Charge as Head of The Department.

The department has six permanent faculties now : Dr Monalisa Das, Associate Professor; Dr Uttam Mondal, Associate Professor; Mr. Abhijit Shadukhan, Assistant Professor; Mr. Chinmoy Saren, Assistant Professor; Dr. Ajajul Ali Khan, Assistant Professor and Dr. Sritam Mazumdar, Assistant Professor. They joined in March & April, 2018. Prof. Utpal Mondal took charge as Head of the department from May 2018. This department has started Ph.D program in 2017 and two research scholars are enrolled at present.


The department of Bengali deserves special mention and credit for:


  • Originating first state level seminar after university became fully operational.
  • Also Jeet Bakshi of Department of Bengali was the UNIVERSITY TOPPER in 2015.

Vision of the Department

The Department of Bengali will create a climate on campus and in the greater community that promotes tolerance and acceptance of differing viewpoints which will foster civic mindedness and civic responsibility. The Department will contribute to a better understanding of the world by engaging in, and supporting intercultural and interdisciplinary studies. In addition, the Department shall work to offer our students with the best education possible by continuing to explore appropriate know-hows for inclusion in the learning experience. The Department shall continue to explore emerging issues in pedagogy that make for a more productive learning environment. Using a value‐ added approach to education and learning, it will contribute to the future success of our students by helping them to develop skill sets that can make them competitive in the employment market, inclined to being active in the political arena, and committed to life‐ long learning experiences. The department is also committed to the process of developing, refining, and implementing an active assessment process that provides us with information and insight into how to improve our educational and co‐ curricular offerings. Therefore, the goal of the department is to transmit the knowledge of the discipline by providing courses, characterized by academic excellence as well as social relevance.


Mission of the Department

To translate the vision into reality.

  • To provide basic knowledge regarding concepts, theories, issues and debates that characterize the study of contemporary Bengali Literature so that students can confidently appear in NET, SET and other competitive examinations;
  • To identify probable areas of future research and enhance skills so that some of the students can be at the forefront of research in near future;
  • To initiate intellectual urge among the students for understandings most pressing political issues in terms of historical, comparative, theoretical and policy oriented perspectives.
  • To give importance on our educational mission and learning in both high quality and innovative teaching and support for outstanding student experience. Commitment to the highest standards of academic consistency and vitality. Serving social, cultural and economic needs of the community & the society.
  • To give importance on strong research orientation of students and faculty.

  • The Department should build its distinctive heritage and archive for a better integration
  • To Coordinate among different dimensions of our work.
  • To create a highly manifested academic environment to support better student experience and teaching as well as research.
  • To provide some special lectures of some eminent Professors of Bengali Literature and its allied subjects to the students.
  • Provide new technologies for teaching-learning and research, e.g. OHP, Virtual Classrooms, Wifi etc.

Programme/ Course Offered

Name of the Course Duration Month from which the Course Started Total Intake Capacity (Present) No. of Students Enrolled (2017 & 2018)
M. A. 4 semester (2-years) 2013 90 PG-I: 78 PG-II:
Ph. D 6-years 2017 02 02 *
*Admission Process going on for 12 seats for the present session

Seminar/ Workshop/ Conference/ Symposium Organized

Sl. No. Title Duration Sponsored by Level
1. ‘Bishesh Patro Nirbachone Chatroder Bhumika’ 25th March 2015 funded by Higher Education Council State level Seminar
2. Swadhinata Parabarti Bangla Sahitya’ 14-15 June 2016 University International
3. Life and works of Kazi Nazrul Islam 26th & 27th April, 2017 University International

Curriculum


Faculty

Professor:
Associate Professor:
Assistant Professor:

Faculty

Dr. Jahar Sen Majumdar
Dr. Jahar Sen Majumdar

Professor

beng.jahar@knu.ac.in

+91-9143218144

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Dr. Monalisa Das
Dr. Monalisa Das

Associate Professor& Head

monalisa.das@knu.ac.in

+91-9434551197

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Dr. Uttam Mondal
Dr. Uttam Mondal

Assistant Professor

uttam.mondal@knu.ac.in

+91-9732468749 / 7479316024

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Mr. Abhijit Shadhukhan
Mr. Abhijit Shadhukhan

Assistant Professor

abhijit.sadhukhan@knu.ac.in

+91-+91-9732468749

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Mr. Chinmoy Saren
Mr. Chinmoy Saren

Assistant Professor

chinmoy.saren@knu.ac.in

+91-+91 9474736034

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Dr. Ajajul Ali Khan
Dr. Ajajul Ali Khan

Assistant Professor

ajajul.ali.khan@knu.ac.in

+91-9434891672

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Dr. Sritam Mazumdar
Dr. Sritam Mazumdar

Assistant Professor

sritam.mazumdar@knu.ac.in

+91-+91 8737824427

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Facilities

Departmental Library

Outreach / Extension Programme

The department organized a social outreach programme on 05.12.18 in a Santhal village named Taradanga, near Domohani. We just want to organize an awareness programme regarding this malpractices and wish to engage in a dialogue wth them. There are Santali speaking teacher and students in our department who can easily convey our thoughts through posters written in Ol Chiki script and share the views in Santhali.


Cultural events organised by the Department

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