Brief History of the Department

The Department of History, Kazi Nazrul University took off in the year 2013, and the convocation of its first batch was completed in the year 2016. Initially the Department was shouldered by Dr. Manas Dutta and Tirthankar Ghosh. The Department initiated its first M. Phil. and Ph. D. programme in the year 2016.


Vision of the Department

The Department aims to appeal to the vast sections of underprivileged, marginalised boys and girls who thought of establishing themselves. This journey has its own purpose and an underlined ‘vision’ which can be fulfilled with better and more student academic involvement in the Paschim Burdwan region. This is the sole vision of the Department of History of Kazi Nazrul University. This academic participation has to be extended to the extent of creating an international academic exchange network that could be facilitated by the Department of History. The faculty members of the Department are giving their heartiest efforts to achieve this aim.


Mission of the Department

The primary aim of the department is to translate the vision into reality; the Department is committed to achieve the above mention future plans. The Department aims to develop critical thinking and creative ideas .The students are to be infused with a sense of holistic academic approach that may outreach the boundaries of syllabus -centric study. The Department also is determined to create a bridge between the national, regional, and international levels of studies. This has to be achieved by the constant exchange of academic programmes between the two different levels of education. The Department in fact tries to develop an ambiance of a flexible knowledgeable network through sharing a better communicative approach. It boasts a better student-teacher relationship for advanced reciprocating communication. Apart from this, the Department not only strives to achieve better syllabus centric studies but also to encourage the students for competitive examinations. The Department also aims to combine teaching, learning, and research for motivating the students and scholars in a better way for original and critical research.


Programme/ Course Offered

Name of the Course

Duration

Starting Year

 Intake

No. of Students Enrolled

M. A.

2yrs

2013

70

31

M. Phil

2yrs

2016

5

5

Ph. D

3yrs

2016

6

6

Curriculum


Faculty

Professor:

Vacant - 01

Associate Professor:
Assistant Professor:

Faculty

Dr. Amitava Chatterjee
Dr. Amitava Chatterjee

Professor

amitava.chatterjee@knu.ac.in

+91-9831293168

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Dr. Pradip Kumar Das
Dr. Pradip Kumar Das

Associate Professor & H.O.D.

pradip.kumar.das@knu.ac.in

+91-08670704755/ 07001478969

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Dr. Tirthankar Ghosh
Dr. Tirthankar Ghosh

Assistant Professor

tirthankar.ghosh@knu.ac.in

+91-7319100343

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Dr. Manas Dutta (On Lien)
Dr. Manas Dutta (On Lien)

Assistant Professor

manas.dutta@knu.ac.in

+91-09883026952

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Dr. Priyanka Guha Roy
Dr. Priyanka Guha Roy

Assistant Professor

priyanka.guharoy@knu.ac.in

+91-9674660351 /9830922633

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Dr. Sk. Maidul Rahaman
Dr. Sk. Maidul Rahaman

Assistant Professor

maidul.rahman@knu.ac.in

+91-9083367871

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Dr Arpita Mitra
Dr Arpita Mitra

Assistant Professor

hist.arpita@knu.ac.in

+91-8377826551

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Research Programmes

Thrust Area

  • Social and Cultural History
  • Sports History
  • Military History and Strategic Studies
  • Environmental History
  • History of Medicine and Veterinary Science

Research Fellows / Research Scholars / Research Associates / Projects Fellows 

Sl. No.

Name

Designation

Supervisor/PI

Research Programme

Remarks

1.

Agni Sinha

PhD Scholar

Prof. Amitava Chatterjee

PhD

Enrolled

2.

Md. Anwarul Haque

PhD Scholar

Manas Dutta

PhD

Enrolled

3.

Subhasish Ghosh

PhD Scholar

Prof. Amitava Chatterjee

PhD

Enrolled

4.

Suman Bhowmick

PhD Scholar

Prof. Amitava Chatterjee

PhD

Enrolled

5.

Gopal Chandra Das

M.Phil Scholar

Dr. Sk Maidul Rahaman

M.Phil

Enrolled

6.

Chiranjit Gorai

PhD Scholar

Dr. Priyanka Guha Roy

PhD

Enrolled

7.

Sumita Roy

M.Phil Scholar

Prof. Amitava Chatterjee

M.Phil

Enrolled

8.

Priyanka Basak

M.Phil Scholar

Prof. Amitava Chatterjee

M.Phil

Enrolled

9.

Santwana khatun

M.Phil Scholar

Prof. Amitava Chatterjee

M.Phil

Enrolled

10.

Triyasha Das

M.Phil Scholar

Prof. Amitava Chatterjee

M.Phil

Enrolled

11.

Bibhas Mondal

M.Phil Scholar

Prof. Amitava Chatterjee

M.Phil

Enrolled

12.

Santanu Ghosh

PhD Scholar

Prof. Amitava Chatterjee

PhD

Enrolled

13.

Bivas Biswas

PhD Scholar

Prof. Amitava Chatterjee

PhD

Enrolled

14.

Rituparna Sarkar

PhD Scholar

Prof. Amitava Chatterjee

PhD

Enrolled

15.

Nasir Uddin Mollah

PhD Scholar

Prof. Amitava Chatterjee

PhD

Enrolled

16.

Sujit Das

PhD Scholar

Dr. Manas Dutta

PhD

Enrolled

17.

Samim Rahaman Mollah

PhD Scholar

Dr. Manas Dutta

PhD

Enrolled

18.

Aparna Halder

M.Phil Scholar

Dr. Tirthankar Ghosh

M.Phil

Enrolled

19.

Bapan Mal

M.Phil Scholar

Dr. Tirthankar Ghosh

M.Phil

Enrolled

20.

Biswadip Nag

PhD Scholar

Dr. Tirthankar Ghosh

PhD

Enrolled

21.

Lakshmi Kanta Das

PhD Scholar

Dr. Sk Maidul Rahaman

PhD

Enrolled

22.

Rubaika Tehseen

PhD Scholar

Dr. Priyanka Guharoy

PhD

Enrolled

23.

Bidyut Hari

PhD Scholar

Dr. Priyanka Guharoy

PhD

Enrolled

24.

Rajeshree Dutta

PhD Scholar

Dr. Priyanka Guharoy

PhD

Enrolled


Major Research Project/ Ongoing Individual Research Project in Department

  • Project Title: Invoking Masculinity through Medical Sciences: The Case of Tonic in Colonial Bengal Principal Investigator: Professor Amitava Chatterjee Funded by: INSA Commencement year: 2016 Grant: 5 lakhs
  • Project Title: New Social Movements, Media and Civil Society in Contemporary India: Paradigm Shift in Public Protest and Political Mobilization Co-Project Director: Dr. Manas Dutta and Sri Tirthankar Ghosh Funded by: ICSSR Commencement year: 2016 Grant: 21 lakhs
  • Project Title: The Native and Coloniser’s War: Exploring the Indian Soldier’s Contribution in the Great War (1914-1918) Principal Investigator: Dr. Manas Dutta Funded by: ICHR Commencement year: 2018 Grant: 1.5 lakhs

Seminar/ Workshop/ Conference/ Symposium Organized

Sl No.

Title

Duration

Sponsored by

Level

Remarks

1.

Ambedkar and Nation Building

17th December 2015

Department of Higher Education, Govt. of West Bengal

National

Proceeding has been published

2.

Dalit, Dirt and History: Issues on Society, Politics and Contemporary India

19th June 2015

Kazi Nazrul University

State-Level

 

3.

Research Week by Dr. Y. Chinna Rao (Professor, Centre for the Study Discrimination and Exclusion, School of Social Science, JNU, New Delhi)

March, 2017

Department of History, KNU

National

-

4.

International Seminar on Exploring the History of Bengal of 19th& 20th Century

29th& 30th January, 2019

Department of History, KNU & Social Science Institute of Research and Studies, Durgapur

International

-

5.

International Interactive Workshop on Anglo Indians in Bengal: With Special Reference to Asansol

26th March,2019

Centre for Studies of Society and Culture in Bengal & Department of History, KNU

International

-

6.

Webinar on Socio-Economic Situation of the Tribes of South-Asia in Twentieth Century: Special Reference to the Santal

23rd June, 2020 (10:30 AM - 5: 30 PM)

Dept. of History and Dept. of Bengali, KNU (Jointly)

International

-


Facilities

a. Departmental Library

b. Cultural events organised by the Department:

The Department celebrated the Independence Day, Teacher’s Day, Fresher’s Welcome, Farewell and also organised a two-day educational excursion to Murshidabad, West Bengal. The Department has also published the Departmental Wall Magazine consecutively in the year 2017 and 2018.


Cultural events organised by the Department

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