Academic Departments University of Calcutta
[ Course Structure for GE French for incoming students ]


Year of Establishment : 1939


Faculty Members :
Name Designation  Specialization Email/Phone
Dr. Mohar Das Chaudhuri
Assistant Professor & HOD Canadian Francophone literature, literary translation and gender studies
Visiting faculty members :

MoU With the Embassy of France to send a faculty member for 9 months every year

Courses :

Programme Level of Study Eligibility Intake Capacity
Pre-M.A. Course in French Advanced Diploma Level 45% in B.A. or equivalent from a recognized Institution 20
M.A. in French Postgraduate B.A. honours from a recognized college or university
45% in Pre-M.A.
Ph.D. in French Doctorate M.A. from a recognized University with 55% and 50% marks in Entrance examination 5


Research scholars : Mr. Rhitobrata Bhattacharya, research on “Satyajit Ray and the Cannes Film Festival”, Supevisor: Dr. MoharDaschaudhuri, registered in July 2011

Projects : Translation of Marguerite Yourcenar’sLes Nouvellesorientales into Bengali.

Thrust areas in teaching and research of the academic department : French and francophone literature, literary translation and Women’s writing in French and Bengali (1970-1990)

Teaching support :

  • Learning through projects based on personal choice
  • Workshops held with the Embassy of France
  • Study circle outside class-routine on topics selected by participants
  • Presentation by students and teachers with power point (projector)

Research support : Projector, funded by UGC Equipment Fund, XIth Plan

Major activities : Internation workshop on Canadian Francophone culture and literature was held in 2014, and another international workshop on Belgian culture and literature was held in 2015.

Additional information : Along with the Embassy of France and the InstitutFrancais, the Department has begun a teachers’ training monthly workshop called IFI, which is a Embassy sponsored programme throughout India. Between 2015-16, four workshops were held in the Kadambini hall of the Library building which has state-of-art facilities.


Campus : Asutosh Siksha Prangan (College Street Campus)

Address for communication : Department of French, 2nd Floor, Ashutosh Building, University of Calcutta, 87/1, College Street, Kolkata-700 073