• 1, Reformatory Street.Kolkata 700027.

Department of Education

History

Year of Establishment : 1934

History of the department : It is the oldest department of Education in Indian Universities.It offers both Liberal and Professional Courses of studies. 2 year M.A./M.Sc in Education along with 2 year B.Ed, 2 year M.Ed couses as well as M.Phil and Ph.D. Courses. The Department has several had several UGC major research project, ICSSR projects under its faculties.

Special award/ recognition from UGC or related statutory body : B.Ed and M.ed courses are recognized by NCTE

Academic

Faculty members:

Name Designation Area of specialisation Email Phone number (optional)
Prof. Mita Banerjee
(On Lien for VC of WBUTTEPA)
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Professor Educational Philosophy,History of Education Teacher Education, Guidance and Counselling, Mental Hygiene mitabanerjee@hotmail.com 9830120890
Malay kumar Sen (on Extension)
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Professor Educational Statistics, Edu. Psychology, Research Methodology, Evaluation, Science Edu.  Edu.Technology, Edu. Philosophy malaykscaluniv@gmail.com 9432227007
Nimai Chand Maiti (on Extension)
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Professor Teacher Education, Sociology of Education, Non-formal  Education nimaichandmaiti@gmail.com 9433227738
Debasri Banerjee
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Professor Education of children with special needs
Educational Psychology
Teacher Education
debasriban@gmail.com 9830028201
Jayanti  Das
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Professor Education of children with special needs, Management in education,
Educational philosophy
jyntds@gmail.com
jyntds09@gmail.com
9830113547
Md. Kutubuddin Halder
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Professor Elementary Education, Sociology of Education
( Education of Minority), History of Education
md.khedu@rediffmail.com 9432212705
Sridipa Sinha
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Associate Professor History of education, Mental hygiene, Guidance sridipa.sinha@gmail.com
ssedu@caluniv.ac.in
9831010856
Sudeshna Lahiri
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Associate Professor Educational Measurement & Evaluation sudeshna24@hotmail.com
sledu@caluniv.ac.in
9836666630
Santoshi Halder
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Associate Professor Special Education/ Disability Studies,
Educational Technology,
Educational psychology,
Gender Studies,
Cross Cultural/ Comparative Studies
santoshi_halder@yahoo.com
shedu@caluniv.ac.in
8961044413/
9051010052

Courses

Programme Level of study Eligibility Intake capacity
M.A. PG 40% in UG 125
B.Ed PG 50% in degree 50
M.Ed PG B.Ed & 50% in degree 50
M.Phil Post PG 55% in M.A./M.Sc/M.Ed 15
Ph.D. Research M.A./M.Sc/M.Ed
Qualified in NET/SET/RET
NA

Research

Projects :

Project title Funding agency Principal investigator Duration Budget
Participation of Children with Intellectual Disabilities in India and South Africa NIHSS (International grant) Dr Santoshi Halder 2 years 5 Lakhs (India side)
Exploring the Probable Environmentalrisk factors of Autism Spectrum Disorder ICSSR Dr Santoshi Halder 2 Years 10 Lakhs

Collaborations :

Title of the programme Principal collaborator of the department Name and address of the collaborating institution Principal collaborator of the collaborating institution Duration of the programme
International collaborative International Research and Academic Exchange Dr Santoshi Halder University of Pretoria, South Africa and University of Cape town, South Africa DrShakila Dada, Department of Augmentative and Alternative Communication, University of Pretoria, South Africa 2 years

Thrust areas in teaching and research of the academic department/ centre :
• POPULATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION.
• EDUCATION OF CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS.
• SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS EDUCATION.
• EDUCATIONAL MANAGEMENT.
• HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION
• GENDER STUDIES.
• NON-FORMAL EDUCATION AND OPEN LEARNING.
• DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY.

Teaching Support
• LCD projectors for ppt presentation as well as video presentations
• Visits to various institutions
• Workshops
• Extension Lectures by faculties from other Universities
• E-learning

Major activities :

Different Approaches in Educational Research
• One day Seminar cum Workshop organized by AIAER (West Bengal Chapter) & Dept. of Education, Calcutta University on 23.11.14.
• “Making a Difference - closing the gap between theory and practice in the classroom” Seminar Lecture by Dr.Vivienne Baumfield ,Professor of Pedagogy,International Dean South
      Asia and Eurasia.University of Glasgow on 3.2.15
• International Seminar on ‘Enhancing Quality in Education” (In Collaboration with Ramakrishna Mission Sikshanamandira, Belur Math.). held on 19.8.15
• Workshop for M.Ed & M.Phil students on “Inclusion and empowering the differently abled” organized by ANKUR
• Two day Workshop on decorative art for B.ED students by Fevicryl Hobby Ideas
• ICSSR funded 10 days Research Methodology Course for Ph.D scholars in Social Science (mainly for the S.C/S.T/OBC) where 40%-60 participants were minorities. (Jan 2015).
      The course was fully free for all the participants.

Additional information :
• As both the P.I (DrSantoshiHalder, India) and (DrShakila Dada, South Africa) will go and stay for 2 weeks in each other’s country so this can be called as a faculty exchange. The 2
    year collaborative project will facilitate International faculty exchange through lectures/ presentations/ visits and collaborative research
• B.Ed & M.Ed students have internship as part of their course work
• The B.Ed & M.Ed syllabus has been revised as per NCTE 2014 Notification. Both the courses were previously of one year duration. At present they have been made into
    2 year courses with 4 semesters.

Contact

Campus : Alipore

Address for communication : 1, Reformatory Street.Kolkata 700027.