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Department of Buddhist Studies

History

Year of Establishment : 2014

History of the department : The department of Buddhist studies which has been established in the year 2014 is an Unique one in the scene that it is not only the first of its kind in eastern India but also it has adopted a holistic approach to Buddhism and brought under close scrutiny all its important aspects. In fact, the academic activities of the Department has not only earned encomium but established the truth that Buddhism can regarded as guiding principle for any human society. The Buddhist studies cover a broad area in respect of Buddhism and offer a glimpse of thought process of the Great Teacher-Buddha.

Academic

Faculty members:

Name Designation Area of specialisation Email Phone number
Prof. Mani Kuntala Halder ( De)
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Co-ordinator Study on South & South East Asia Monikuntalahaldar_de@rediffmail.com 9903488469
Dr.  Aisyarya Biswas
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Professor Pali, Buddhist Narrative Literature & Art, Buddhist  Philosophy aiswarya.biswas@rediffmail.com 9051622896
Dr. Ujjwal Kumar
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Associate Professor Pali Language and Literature, Early Buddhism, Pali Niti Literature ujjwal1980@gmail.com 09372178369
Dr. Piyali Chakraborty
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Assistant Professor Asian Buddhism and Mahayana Buddhism piyalichakpali@gmail.com 9830655283

Courses

Programme Level of study Eligibility Intake capacity
M.A. Post Graduate Honours in Humanities Group 40
P. G. Diploma Post Graduate B.A. 20

Research

Thrust areas in teaching and research of the academic department : Buddhist studies on different aspects.

Major activities : Organisation of Special lectures in name of Sir Asutosh Mukherjee Commemorative lectures.

Additional information : Rules, Regulations and Syllabus of M.A. Course of Studies in Buddhist Studies [Click Here]

Contact

Campus : College Street (Aasutosh Siksha Prangan)

Address for communication : 87/1 College Street, Kolkata-700073.