Bengali

Bengali Department

A brief history of the Department

Hooghly Mohsin College was established in the year 1836. The journey of the Bengali Department started in the same year. Ever since Its inception students of the Bengali Department have played an instrumental role in leaving a mark that inspired the 19th century Bengal Renaissance.

The first person to be remembered in fondness is Harachandra Ghosh, student of the very first batch of the department. Later he went on compose numerous plays and works of poetry that ganered acclaim. During his days as a student, in the year 1840.He translated Lord Bacon’s ” Essay on Truth” in Bengali and received Gold Medal from Governor General Lond Auckland for Excellence. Author notable alummus of the department is Gangacharan Sarkar. He was awarded the Senior Merit Scholarship by the college administration. He composed notable works under the pseudonym of “Gadadhar” while being a Deputy Magistrate by profession.His Son Akshay Kumar Sarkar – is another celebrated alumnus of the department. He was the editor of two acclaimed contemporary journals, titled “sadharani” and “Nabajiban”. Yet another meritorious student of the Bengali department between the year 1838-1845, Digambar Biswas, was awarded the “Best student accolade by the then Governor General.

Another famous 19th century poet Rangalal Bandyopadhyay is also former student.Indranath Bandyopadhyay pioneer of modern satirical Bengali literature and acclaimed author under the pet names “Ponchanondo “and “PanchuThakur”, also hails from the department. Mukunda Deb Mukhopadhyay writer by passion. and a Depute Magistrate by profession. was also a product of the department.As the years have rolled, Bengali Department’s students have excelled and left a lasting legacy in the multitude of fields.Duly noting the grand success of Bengali Department of Hooghly Mohsin College in churning out the best minds, ‘General Committee of Public Instruction’ recommended all other colleges and institutions of Bengal to adopt the teaching style of this department.In keeping with this glorious tradition, eminent personalities of the 20th century have healed from the department — theatre personality Baidya Nath Mukhopadhyay, renowned academicians like Satrajit Goswami, Debkumar Ghosh, Ananya Bardhan, Taraknath Mondal, Debjani Basu Amioshankar Bhattacharyya , retired Deputy Commissioner of Calcutta Police, famous author Ashutosh Mukhopadhhay – all are the glorious alumni of the department of Bengali.From 1960 onwards, Bengali Department of Hooghly Mohsin College situated affiliating to Burdwan University from Calcutta University. The older annual system has paved the way for newer CBCS system.In this way, the Bengali department of Hooghly Mohsin College has maintained his rich legacy while successfully responding to all demands of changing times.

Sl. Programme Level of study
1 B.A. Bengali (Hons.) U.G.(HONS)
2 B.A. Bengali (General) U.G.(GEN.)
3 M.A. in Bengali P.G.

FACULTY MEMBERS

Sl. No. Name of the Teachers Designation Qualification Specialization
1 TAPAS KUMAR BHATTACHARYYA Associate Professor M.A., Ph.d. MEDIEVAL BENGALI LITERATURE
2 JAYITA DUTTA Associate Professor M.A., Ph.D. MEDIEVAL BENGALI LITERATURE
3 ANANYA BHATTACHARYYA Assistant Professor M.A., Ph.D. TAGORE’S LITERATURE
4 KOUSHANI DUTTA Assistant Professor M.A., B.Ed., M.Phil FOLK LITERATURE
5 TISTA DAS Assistant Professor M.A., B.Ed FICTION
6 JUIN NEOGI Assistant Professor M.A., Ph.D. MEDIEVAL BENGALI LITERATURE

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

UNDER GRADUATE

Year Program Code Program Name Number of students appeared in the final year examination Number of students passed in final year examination Pass Percentage
2020-21 B.A. in Bengali(H) B.A. (Honours) 17 17 100

POST GRADUATE


Year Program Code Program Name Number of students appeared in the final year examination Number of students passed in final year examination Pass Percentage

STUDENTS’ ACHIVEMENT

Sl. No. Name of the Student Awards/recognitions
1 Nandini Malik 2016: University Topper (B.U)

DEPARTMENTAL & STUDENTS’ SEMINAR

DEPARTMENTAL SEMINARS/WEBINARS/WORKSHOPS HELD DURING THE SESSIONS 2016-17 TO 2020-21

Session Sl No. Title of Seminar/Webinar/Workshop Resource Person No. of Participants
2020-21 1 Two days state level seminar (14th June, 2021 ): The crisis of society reflected in modern Bengali poems and dramas. 1.Dr. Shaon Nandi
2. Moloy Rakshit
2
2 Two days state level seminar (15th June, 2021 ): The crisis of society reflected in modern Bengali poems and dramas. Dr. JaharsenMajumdar 1

E-Magazine

“Antarmukhi Batayan”, the students-run annual E-Magazine of the Department of Bengali is published in each academic year with original compositions of the students of the Department.

Syllabus