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Department of Bengali Language & Literature

History

Year of Establishment : 1919

History of the department : The department of Bengali Language and Literature has a long prestigious heritage and it has been working continuously to explore and expand human resource in its multiforus potentiality and manifestation by various ways of learning and intellectual activities. This department was known as the department of Modern Indian Languages and it was initiated by then respected Vice Chancellor Sir Nilratan Sirkar in 1919. Since its inception, the department has been growing day by day and it is one of the oldest and largest department of Bengali Language and Literature, not only in India, but also in the world. The department has a great history. Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore was associated with this department as Ramtanu Lahiri Professor in the year 1932. Under the leadership of Acharya Dineshchandra Sen an enormous numbers of Eastern Bengali ballads were collected since 1921 and that was published by the University of Calcutta in 4 volumes. Initially the thrust area of the department was Pre-modern Bengali Literature, There After, various domains like Modern Bengali Fiction: Art & Craft, Modern Bengali Poetry, Tagore : Biography and Literature, Comparative Literature and multi dimensional aspect of modern theory have also been included in the syllabus. The department is highly glorified for its academic brilliance achieved by the former renowned and devoted teachers, like Prof. Srikumar Bandhopadhyay, Prof. Sashibhusan Das, Prof. Narayan Gangopadhyay, Prof. Asutosh Bhattacharya, Prof. Kshudiram Das, Prof. Haraprasad Mitra, Prof. Asitkumar Bandyopadhyay, Prof. Sankariprasad Basu, Prof. Pareshchandra majumdar and so on. This department is having many prestigious endowment lectures, which are as follows : D.L Roy Lectures, Lila Lectures, Dineshchandra Lecture, Saratchandra Chatterjee Lecture etc. Many prestigious medals such as Jagattarini, Sarojini, Lila, Bhubanmohini are conferred to the eminent personalities in every year. Apart from its heavy academic workload and activities the department in the years 2015 and 2016 has organized many special lectures and seminars not only on conventional issues of Literature, but also in most of the valuable areas of literature beyond the prescribed syllabus of different courses. Interactions between the students and resource persons and network with various inter-disciplinary domains are always encouraged by the department. The academician and faculty members of the department are always enthusiastic to carry out intensive research work in various areas of language & Literature and its multi- disciplinary components. The research works of the department are always appreciated by the intellectuals.

Academic

Faculty members:

SANAT KR. NASKAR
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Professor &
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Medieval Bengali Literature & Drama sknbeng.cu@gmail.com 09088215691/ 09433368509
URMI ROYCHOUDHURI
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Professor Novel & Short Story urmir4@gmail.com 033 2443-7899 / 09830340560
SUCHARITA BANDYOPADHYAY
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Professor Linguistics & Lexicography sucharitabanerjee@rocketmail.com 09836743250
ARUP KUMAR DAS
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Professor Post Independent Bengali Fiction arupkdas69@gmail.com   09903080336
PRASUN GHOSH
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Professor Novel & Short Story   ghoseprasun33@gmail.com 09474020961
SK. RAFIKUL HOSSAIN
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Associate Professor Modern Bengali Poetry & Aesthetics rafikul_cu@yahoo.co.in 09433274662

Visiting faculty members :

Name Institutions attached with
ABDUL KAFI Associate Professor, Dept. of Bengali, J.U.
ABHISHEK BASU Associate Professor, Dept. of Comparative Indian Language & Literature, C.U.
ACHINTYA BISWAS Formerly Professor, Dept. of Bengali, J.U.
AMIT BHATTACHARYA Formerly Professor, Dept. of Comparative Indian Language & Literature, C.U.
APARNA ROY Professor, Dept. of Bengali,Visva-Bharati.
AYANTIKA GHOSH Associate Professor, Dept. of Bengali, Anandamohan College.
BARENDU MONDAL Associate Professor, Dept. of Bengali, J.U.
BIKASH KANTI MADYA Professor, Dept. of Bengali, R.B.U.
BIPLAB CHAKRABORTY Formerly Professor, Dept. of Bengali, B.U.
GOPA DUTTA BHOUMIK Professor, Dept. of Bengali, J.U.
HIMABANTA BANDYOPADHYAY Professor, Dept. of Bengali, Presidency University.
JAHAR SEN MAJUMDAR Associate Professor, Dept. of Bengali, Surendranath Evening College.
JAYITA DUTTA Associate Professor, Dept. of Bengali, Hoogly Mohsin College.
JIBENDU ROY Former Jt. Secretary, State Council of Higher Education.
KUNTAL CHATTOPADHYAY Professor, Dept. of English, Narasingha Dutta College
MAHIDASH BHATTACHARYA Professor, Dept. of Linguistics, J.U.
MANAN KR. MONDAL Associate Professor, Dept. of Bengali. Netaji Subhas Open University
SAON NANDI Assistant Professor, Dept. of Bengali, Presidency University.
SASWATI MUTSUDDY Associate Professor, Dept. of Pali, C.U.
SATYABATI GIRI Formerly Professor, Dept. of Bengali, J.U.
SHRUTINATH CHAKRABORTY Professor, Dept. of Bengali, V.U.
SK. MAKBUL ISLAM Associate Professor, St. Pauls CM College.
SOUGATA CHATTAPADHYAY Associate Professor, Dept. of Bengali,Ramsaday College.
SOUMITRA BASU Formerly Professor, Dept. of Drama, R.B.U.
SRABANI PAL Professor, Dept. of Bengali, R.B.U.
SUBHAMAY GHOSH Associate Professor, Dept. of Bengali, Uluberia College
SUBHANKAR ROY Associate Professor, Dept. of Bengali, Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira.
SUMITA CHAKRABORTI Formerly Professor, Dept. of Bengali, B.U.
SUMITA BHATTACHARYA Formerly Professor, Dept. of Linguistics, C.U.
TAPAS BASU Formerly Professor, Dept. of Bengali, K.U.

Courses

Programme Level of study Eligibility Intake capacity
M.A. in Bengali PG B.A. (Hons.) in Bengali 385
M. Phil.   M.A. in Bengali 25
Ph. D.   M.A. in Bengali, NET or SET or RET Qualified Maximum 8 for each permanent Faculty member

Research

Research scholars:

Name Research topic Name of the supervisor Date of registration
Amitabha Mukhopadhyay Jibanananda Dasher Sahitya-karme Srawsta manas o Byaktimanaser Dwandwik Samparker Swarup  Sandhan Dr. Sk. Rafikul Hossain 20.06.2013
Anay Chakraborty Prantikata: Nirbachito Pragadhunik Bangla Sahitye Prof.Dr. Sanat Kr. Naskar 18.03.2014
Anirban Basu Paschimbanger Bangla Upanyase Rajniti (1967-2010) Prof.Dr. Urmi Roychaudhuri 29.09.2011
Anupam Pramanik Asok Bijay Raha : Jibon O Sristilok : Ekti Bislesanatmak Odhyayan Dr. Manan Kumar Mondal 24.02.2015
Apurba Pahar Bangla Chotogolpe Gramsamaj, Lok Upadan O Lokayata Manas: Nirbachito Panch Choto Galpokarer Rachana (1948-2010) Dr. Gopa Datta Bhaumik 17.12.2014
Arpita Banerjee Bis Satoker Sat Aat O Nay-er Dasoker Bangla Kobitar Nandonik Probonatar Dr. Sk. Rafikul Hossain 16.06.2014
Avishek Ghoshal Bangadampotyer Bibartan O Bangla Upanyas: 1850 Khri Theke 1938 Khri. Prof.Dr. Gopa Datta Bhaumik 23.07.2015
Bibhas Nayek Dinesh Chandra Sen : Jiban O Sahitya Bhabana Dr. Sohini Ghosh 25.08.2014
Biplab Dutta Bangla Karak-Bibhakti Bhashatattvik Anusandhan Prof.Dr. Krishna Bhattacharya 7.09.2012
Biswajit Das Bishshataker Bangladesher Bangla Kabitar Dhara. Dr. Manas Kabi 10.09.2015
Champa Mondal Bitoshok Bhattacharyer Jeeban O Sahitya Dr. Uttam Kumar Biswas 18.04.2016
Debahuti Sarkar Bangiay Meyeder Lekha Kabita: Swatantra Swarer sandhan(1950-2000) Prof.Dr. Urmi Roychaudhuri 28.09.2011
Debarati Banerjee Bangla Sahitya O Bangalir Manan Sadhanay ‘Bharatbarsha Patrika(1320-1370 Bangabda) Dr. Jibendu Kumar Ray 17.12.2014
Debasmita Shit Bangla Kabye Samajchetanar Aloy Beerendra Chattopadhyayer Kobita Sri Amitabha Gupta 19.06.2012
Debasree Bhattacharyya Rabindranather Bivinna Khanda O Prokirna Kobitar Pariprekshit Ebong Tatparya Bishayak Ekti Samiksha Prof.Dr. Biswnath Roy 13.03.2015
Debayan Chaudhuri Bangla Upannase Uttarbanger Samaj, Sanskriti O Janojiban Prof.Dr. Sanat Kr. Naskar 22.09.2014
Debesh Mondal Bangla Upannyase Deshbhag Prasanga: Ouponyasik Bayaner O Rupantar (1947-2010) Dr. Manan Kumar Mandal 16.01.2014
Debraj Howlader Unish Shatake Rachita Bangla Prahasaner Bhasa : Ekti Bhashatatwik Adhyayan(Nirbachito Pathbhittik Paryalochona) Prof.Dr. Krishna Bhattacharya 07.11.2013
Dhaneswar Das Dakshin Chabbis Pargana jelar Loknatya O Loksangeet : Ekti Kshetra Samiksha Prof. Sanat Kumar Naskar 04.03.2014
Gargee Sarkar Ouponibeshik Nagor Kolkatar ‘Babu’ Sanskriti: Unish Shataker Bangla Sahitye Tar Protifalon Dr. Sk. Rafikul Hossain 28.09.2011
Gobardhan Adhikari Uttar-Purba Bharater Bangla Kathasahityer Bangalir Atmaparichay: Ekti Samikshajanita Anwesan O Bishlesanatmak Parjalachana. Dr. Sipra Ghosh 26.11.2013
Gouranga Biswas Adhunik Bangla Upanyase Lokasanskritir Upadan (Nirbachita Grantha Abalambane-1979-2009) Dr. Chandramalli Sengupta 03.12.2015
Junazar Islam Murshidabader Lokokatha(Sangrha, Sankalan O Sampadana ) Dr. Sipra Ghosh 25.08.2014
Kanai Das Mondal Bangla Lokosahitya O Lokosamaskritir Prekshapate Ghentu : Ghentu Bishayak Gan, Chhada, Lokkatha Ebong Prabad-Prabachaner Sangraha, Sankalan,Samiksha Ebong Tar Samajik O Sahityik Mullya Anusandhan(Nirbachita Kshetrasamikshavittik Parjalochana) Dr. Sougata Chattopadhyay 19.06.2012
Krishna Das Mudrito Krittibasi RaRamayan: Sampadana Boichitra O Rupantar(1801-1947) Prof. Sanat Kumar Naskar 28..03.2012
Kusturi Mukherjee Bangla Sahitye O Bangalir Manancharchay Chaturanga Patrika : Ekti Aitihasik Niriksha Prof.Dr. Biswnath Roy 29.04.2014
Kuntal Mitra Purbabanger Kabitay Bangali Jatiytabadi Chetanar Swarup Sandhan: 1947-1971 Dr. Sk. Rafikul Hossain 03.05.2012
Madhura Chakraborty Rabindrnather Gitanjali : Rachona, Anubad o Prokasher Itihasgata Totthyo Ebong Kabytir Sahitya O Shilpagata Mullyaon  Prof. Dr. Srutinath Chakraborty 04.02.2013
Md Misbahul Islam Tarashankar Bandyopadhyay, Manik Bandyopadhyay  Ebong Bibhuti Bhusan Bandyopadhyayer Chotogalpe Gounocharitrer Bhumika O Jiban-Bhabna Prof.Dr. Gopa Datta Bhaumik 19.01.2015
Monalisa Ghosh Shoillobala Ghoshjaya : Jibon O Sahityer Aloke Ekti Mulyaon Dr. Sudakshina Ghosh 25.02.2015
Nabamita Sanyal Antorjatikatar Prekhkhite Biswamoitraeedut Rabindranath Dr. Srabani Pal 04.10.2012
Nafisa parvin 1947-1980 Kalparbe Poschimbange Prokashito Nirbachito Bangla Uponnase Protifolito Musalman Samaj Dr. Sohini Ghosh 07.11.2013
Nandini Roy Srenidwander Aloke Bangla Lokakathar Dr. Antara Mitra 09.11.2012
Nilratan Sarkar Rabindranather Chinta-Chetanaar Vikaash O Vidwajjaner Prabhab-Protikriya: Ekti Aitihasik Samiksha Prof.Dr. Biswnath Roy 19.08.2013
Oliviya Banerjee Uttar-Raibik Nirbachita Bangali Kobider Atmakathamulak Gadyarachana, Diary O Chithipatrer Aloy Kabisattar Swarup-Sandhan: Buddhadeb Basu theke Jay Goswami. Dr.(Retd) Chhanda Roy 03.12.2015
Poulomi Roy Swadhinata-Uttar Anchalik Bangabhasay Lekha Kabita : nirbachita Jelabhittik Samiksha O Parjalochana Dr. Jahar sen majumdar 25.11.2013
Prama Pal Pragadhunik Bangla Sahitye Bandona : Utsa, Bikash O Parinati : Mudrita Grantha Abalambane Ekti samikshamulak Odhyayan Dr. Biswanath Roy 19.01.2015
Pranab Kumar dwan Nirbachito Bangla mangalkavye Akkhyangranthanar Swarup O baichitra Prof. Kanan Behari Goswami 17.12.2012
Pratyush Pal Udayan Ghosh : Jiban O Sahitya Dr. Prasun Ghosh 08.01.2016
Pronab Naskar Kolkata Bishobiddalaye Bongabidda Charcha Ebang Bangovasha O Sahitto Bibhag Itibritto O Bibartan Dr. Sanat Kumar Naskar 18.06.2014
Prosenjit Mahapatra Dui Dashaker (1991-2010) nirbachita Bangla Upanyaser Bayane Samakalin Samaj-Bhasar Pratifalan Dr. Arup kumar Das 04.10.2012
Ranu Karmakar Mahendranath Bhattacharyyer (Premik) Sakta-Baul Pader Manan O Nandanshaily Dr. Sipra Ghosh 25.08.2014
Ruchira Chanda Dui Banglar Absurd natok Theke Natyakala (Shat-Sottor Dashoker prekhyite) Dr. Sucharita Bandyopadhyay 25.11.2013
Rupa Aich Nabaneeta Debsen : Bahumukhi Sahitya Prativa (2010 Porjanta) Prof.Dr. Urmi Roychaudhuri 17.12.2012
Sadhana Rong Tulsi Lahiri, Digindra Chandra Bandopadhyay O Bijan Bhattacharya-er Ekanka Natak : Tulanamulak Alochana Dr. Soumitra Basu 16.01.2014
Sagnic Datta Bangala Sisu Kishor Natyasahitya: Udbhab, Bikash O Boichitrya Prof. Biplab Chakraborty 24.02.2015
Sanchita Manna Sanglap Antaranga : Bangla Shrutinatoker Bistar (1991-2015) Dr. Subhankar Ray 02.03.2016
Saptarshi Maity Amalendu Chakraborty: Jibon Sahitya Dr. Prasun Ghosh 08.01.2016
Saptarshi Roy Swadhinata Uttor Bangla Kabitay Protibader Dhara(1947-1997) Dr. Sucharita Banerjee 01.10.2012
Sarmistha Jodder Dibyendu Paliter(1939) Chotogalpe Bishayboichitra : Ekti Anweshon Jonita Samikkha O Porzalocona Dr. Sangita Tripathi Mitra 18.04.2016
Shormistha Dhara Rabindranather Dukkha-Chetonay Boudha Probhab Dr. Saswati Matsuddy 01.02.2016
Shruti Goswami Rajneeti O Lingo-Rajneeti, Meyeder Kathasahitya, 1930 Theke 1980 Dr. Sudakshina Ghosh 16.01.2014
Shubhadip Debnath Pratisthan Birodhitar Nirikhe Banglar Tin Kothasahityik: Sandipan Chattopadhyay, Subimal Mishra, Nabarun Bhattacharya Dr. Sucharita Banerjee 25.11.2013
Sikha Ghosh Bangiya Loksangskritite Banganarir Abodan Prof.Dr. Sanat Kr. Naskar 18.04.2016
Subhasree Das Jadubastabatar Patavumi O Swrup: Bangla Kathasahitye jadubastabatar Udvab O Bibartan Dr. Kuntal Chattopadhyay 04.03.2014
Subir Manna Bangle Galpe Adibhasider Jibon O Sanskriti: Kayekjan Bohiragata Galpakarer chokhe Dr.(Mrs.) Afroja Khatun 28.04.2015
Sudip Mandal Mohit Chottopadhya-er Natyadarshan Ebong Tnar Ekanko Natok o Anunatok Dr. Subhankar Ray 16.06.2014
Sudipta Chowdhury Oindrajalik Biswaser Pratifalan: Bangla Lokakathar Nirikhe Dr. Sougata Chattopadhyay 19.09.2013
Sudipta Mondal Swadhinata Uttor Bish Shatak (1947-1987)-er Bangla Uponyase Shromojibi Shrener Samajik Bibartan Ebong Bhasashailigato Swarup Dr. Abhijit Majumdar 07.09.2015
Sulagna Khan Bengali Narir Atmakatha : Artha-rajnoitik, Samajik, Dharmiyo Ebong Sanskritik Abasthar Prekkhite Narir Bibartanshil Mulyobodher swarup Sandhan (2010 Khristabdo Porjonto Sri. Sk. Rafikul Hossain 02.03.2011
Sutapa Dutta Manabichetana O Mallika sengupter Sahitya Charcha Dr. Antara Mitra 03.05.2012
Swarnabha Bala Jyotirindranath Tagore : Jiban O Srijan Dr. Srabani Pal 07.09.2012
Tanima saha Bangla Lokosahitye Janoni Dr. Sougata chattopadhyay 07.09.2012
Taniya Saha Saibal Mitrer Rajnoitik upanyas O Galpo Dr. urmi Roychowdhury 18.03.2014

Projects:

Project title Funding agency Principal investigator Duration Budget
Sundarbaner Prantik Jibon U.G.C. Dept. Of Bengali DRS, SAP
1.4.2013 – 31.3.2018
34 lakh for 5 Years
Rupe rupantare Kolkata : Unish theke ekush shatok U.G.C. Dept. Of Bengali DRS, SAP
1.4.2013 – 31.3.2018
34 lakh for 5 Years

Thrust areas in teaching and research of the academic department/ centre :
i) Pre modern Bengali Language & Literature
ii) Modern Bengali Poetry
iii) Folk Literature
iv) Novel & Short Story
v) Drama
vi) Literature of Rabindranath Tagore
vii) Comparative Literature.

Teaching support :
i) Power point presentation in the classroom
ii) Interactive session and Group Discussion
iii) Arrangement of Lectures : Demonstration and Presentation by the students
iv) Computational support for constructing knowledge-base
v) Project assignment and Evaluation.

Research support :

Name of the equipment Brief description Funding agency
Laptop (1)  (i) Sony University of Calcutta
Departmental Computer (2)
With UPS support
(i) Lenovo
(ii) Compaq
-Do-
Xerox Machine (1)  Ricoh -Do-
Laser Printer Hp Laser Jet p1108 -Do-
A.C Machine (2) Voltas, 1.5 ton Vertis H/W split type  -Do
Over-Head Projector (4) NEC -Do

Major activities (If any) : It may entail students’ activities, placement activities, organisation of international seminars/ conferences, etc.:
i) Organised a national Seminar on ‘Charyapad & Srikrishnakirtan grantho Prakasher Shotobarsho’. Some eminent professors are invited as Resource Person on 8th&9th March,2016.
ii) Organised prestigious endowment lectures regularly delivered by eminent Prof. Ashoke Mukhopadhyay, Prof. Swapan Basu and renowned author Krisna Basu, Sadhan Chattopadhyay etc. in the years 2015 &2016.
iii) Organised ‘Acharya Smarane’, for the remembrances of academic activities of former renowned Professor of the department By eminent professor such as Prof. Ujjwal Kumar Majumdar, Prof. Aloke Roy, Prof. Swapan Basu etc. in the years 2015 &2016. Published a Departmental journal on Rabindranath, a collection of articles written by former & present faculty members & edited by Prof. Biswanath Roy.

Link : i) The Asiatic Society, ii) Bangiyo Sahitya Parisad, iii) Ramkrishna Mission (Golpark), iv) National Library (Kolkata), v) Department of Bengali, J.U., B.U., N.B.U. K.U., R.B.U. and other Universities.

Additional information : • Faculty member regularly join the faculty Development Programme (as Resource Person/Participant) organized by different Department of the University of Calcutta and other Universities and Institute. • Faculty members are continuously invited as resource person for different International programme.

Contact

Campus : College Street

Address for communication : University of Calcutta, 87/1 College Street, Kolkata-700 073