Chittaranjan College

Estd : 1967. Undergraduate college in Kolkata.
Affiliated to University of Calcutta

  • 8A, Beniatola Ln, College Row, College Street, Kolkata-700009
    Phone: 03335020024

  • History – Chittaranjan College



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    Initially, the college was started as a Commerce college. The departments of different humanities subjects were started in a much later period. The Department of History was started in 2002. Since then the department offers ‘General’ courses only. The humanities department was started in the morning shift. The time of the morning section was from 7 am to 12 pm. Students from different social categories come to take admission. As long as the history department was in the morning section many students used to come to college in the morning section, who were working in the day time. Generally, students from economically weaker sections take admission here. Therefore, they value class teaching. They are sincere and average students don’t take tuition outside college. They attend all classes sincerely.

    1. To help all students academically irrespective of class, caste, creed and religion.
    2. To teach secular history
    3. To give special attention to the academically weaker students
    4. To support poor students with books from personal collection if they cannot afford to buy books
    5. To take a practice test
    6. To boost their confidence that would enable them to build a bright future.
    7. To orient students with e-books.
    8. To encourage students to pursue their passion apart from study.

    Dr. Paramita Das

    M.A., Ph.D.

    (Head of the Department)

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    1. Organised an educational tour in a National Library where they visited the Ashutosh Mukherjee Collection and an Archaeological Exhibition of China, going on in the National Library.

    2. Organised a Webinar on “Partition of India” in two phases. The first webinar was held on “Partition of India: Reflection in Literature” on 21st October 2020. Dr. Samata Biswas, Assistant Professor in the Department of English, at Sanskrit University, was invited as a resource person.

    3. Organised Webinar on “Partition of India: Historicity, Cinema, Music and Theater” which was held under the aegis of IQAC on 19th February 2021. Dr. Tista Das, Assistant Professor in History, at Bankura University, Dr. Mimi Bhattacharya, Associate Professor in History of Dumdum Motihjeel College, Dr. Devjit Bandopadhyay wereinvited as resource persons for the webinar.

    4. Done a virtual tour of the Museum of Victoria Memorial, Calcutta in 2020 and the Himalayan Tibetan Museum, Darjeeling in 2021.

    5. Organized a thirty hours Certificate Course on “Ancient Temples in India and their Role in Present Society” in April, 2022.

    6. Many students have completed their post-graduation in history from distance learning. Some students like Riya Das, Saheli Das, and Mariyam Ayesha have achieved milestones in extra-curricular activities. Riya Das achieved many prizes in national and state-level competitions in painting and poem writing. Saheli Das has published her poems in some magazines. Mariyam Ayesha achieved prizes in boxing in various competitions.

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