Academic Departments University of Calcutta


Year of Establishment : 1959

History of the department : The Museology Department of CU is one of the pioneering in India. The Department offers two-year full time MA/ MSc degrees and research degrees at Doctoral & Post-Doctoral levels. Every year students of this Department succeed in the NET-Examination, conducted by the UGC. The research projects undertaken by the fellows of this Department have regularly been appreciated. NAAC acclaimed the Department as one of the rare & valuable departments. The Department has upgraded its entire syllabus in conformity with the UGC Guidelines & Professional Demands as envisaged in the ICGMPD.


Faculty Members :
Name Designation Area of specialisation Email
Mahua Chakrabarti
Professor History of Museum, Collection Management, Museum Architecture, History & Archaeology of India, History of Art, Folk Art & Culture of India.
Indrani Bhattacharya
Professor Museum Technology, Information Technology in Museums, Museum Security, Preservation of Natural History Specimens, Conservation of Cultural Property, Natural History Museums, e-Content Development.
Supreo Chanda
Associate Professor & HoD Exhibition Design, Intangible Cultural Heritage of India, Museum Ethnography, Visual Culture, Access Study, Intellectual Property Rights, Gender Study, Conservation of Cultural Property, History of Indian Science Museums, Science & Technology and Natural History Museums, Curriculum Design, e-Content Development.
Piyasi Bharasa
Assistant Professor Museum Education, History Museum, Heritage & Tourism, Project Management, Life Sciences.
Dhriti Ray
Assistant Professor Museum Information and Public Relations, Museum Management, Museum Marketing, Zoology, History of Indian Sciences, e-Content Development.
Sanjit Jotder
Assistant Professor Museum Administration, Museums & Self-Government, Environmental Studies, Museum Documentation, Photography, Life Sciences.

Courses :

Programme Level of study Eligibility Intake capacity
MA/ MSc Post Graduate A Masters’ degree or a good Bachelors’ degree with Honours in Anthropology/ Ancient Indian History and Culture/ Archaeology/ Botany/ Chemistry/ Computer Science/ Electronics/ Environmental Studies/ Environmental Science/ Folklore/ Fine Arts/ Geography/ Geology/ History/ History of Art/ Islamic History and Culture/ Pali/ Persian/ Physics/ Physiology/ Sanskrit/ Visual Art/ Zoology. 30
PhD (Arts/ Science) Research MA/ MSc Notified from time to time


Research scholars :
Sl. No. Name of the Student Title of the Proposed Thesis Supervisor
1 Aamir Abbasi Exhibit Technique & Management For Arts & Archaeological Objects In Indian Museums – An Analytical Study. Professor Mahua Chakrabarti
2 Ajita Deb Folk Deities & Rituals in West Bengal: Presentation And Communication In The Museums. Professor Indrani Bhattacharya
3 Amulya Kumar Jena Cracks In Stone Heritage: A Study On Present Sustainable Conservation Practices In The Context Of Odisha And West Bengal. Dr Sanjit Jotder
4 Anirban Banerjee Paschimbanger Sangrahasala Bidyacharchar Khetre Sangrihita Loksilpa Sangrahasalar Byakhya O Tatparjo. Professor (Retd) A C Bhowmick
Dr Sanjit Jotder
5 Asish Majumder Paschimbanger  Sundarban Anchaler Matsyajibider Jiban, Oitihya O Sanskriti Ebong Sangrahalayer Madhyame Tar Prakash. Dr Piyasi Bharasa
6 Avik Kumar Das A Study On The Traditional Art Of West Bengal: Changing Role Of Museum To Restore The Identity. Dr Piyasi Bharasa
7 Badal Mondal Art And Crafts Of The Sagar Islanders With Special Emphasis To Project Their Heritage Through Museum. Dr Arun Kumar Chatterjee
Dr Sanjit Jotder
8 Binoy Kumar Dubey Evolving Applications Of Learning Theories In The Indian Science Museums And Digital Engagement Of The Visitors. Dr Supreo Chanda
9 Falguni Pal Pithworks Of Bengal In Relation To Their Socio-Economic Background Of Craftsmen And Its Documentation And Display In Museum. Professor (Retd) Dilip K Ray
Professor (Retd) A C Bhowmick
10 Farhin Saba Muslim Calligraphy Of Bengal (AD 1200 – 1707): A Study Of Architecture And Museum Artifacts Of West Bengal Towards Its Appreciation. Professor Mahua Chakrabarti
11 Moitreya Ray A Study On The 100 Years Of Civil Aviation In India (1911-2011): A Museological Approach”. Dr Dhriti Ray
12 Nabanita Manna Documentation And Preservation Of The Conch Shell Art And Craft Of West Bengal And It’s Role In The Socio-Economic Life Of These Artists And Craftsman (A Socio-Museological Study). Dr Arun Kumar Chatterjee
Dr Tapan Kumar Das
13 Raihao Hongva Cultural Heritage of Tangkhul Naga: A Museological Study Professor Mahua Chakrabarti
14 Rajat Nath A Geo-Science Museum For India: Scope And Possibilities Of Developing Interactive Interfaces Through Application Of Electronic Technology. Dr Supreo Chanda
15 Sathi Ghatak Weapons of the Nawabs of Bengal in the Institutional collections in Eastern India and innovative ideas of their exhibition Dr Dhriti Ray
16 Shounak Bagchi Towards A Standardized Protocol For Visitors Interpretation Centres On Natural Heritage In India As Learning Resources On Environmental Issues. Professor Indrani Bhattacharya
17 Suranjana Ray Origin, Growth And Development Of Asutosh Museum Of Indian Art As A University Museum. Professor Sudipa Ray Bandyopadhyay
Professor (Retd) S N Bhattacharya
Thrust areas in teaching and research of the academic department/ centre :
  • Theorertical Museology
  • Specialized Museology
  • Conservation of Cultural Property
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Intangible Cultural Heritage
  • Collection Management
  • Museum & Tourism
  • Museum Information System
  • Art History
  • Heritage Management
  • Science Communication
  • Biodiversity Conservation
  • Environment and Cultural Property

Additional information :

  • Syllabus [ Click Here ]
  • Internship is an integral part of the curriculum. Students have to complete 90 days’ internship in museums/ heritage institutes/ conservation laboratories in the 4th semester.


Campus : Alipore (Shahid Kshudiram Siksha Prangan)

Address for communication : Department of Museology, 1 Reformatory Street (9th Floor), Alipur, Kolkata 700027

Telephone No. : 2479-2861. Ext - 357/360/363/371/385