Department of Bengali Language & Literature
87/1, College Street. Kolkata - 700 073.
Telephone No. : 2241-0071 - 76 / 2241-4984 - 90.
Year of Establishment
1st june, 1919
|| Level of Study
|| Cut-off Mark at entry
|M.A in Bengali Language & Literature
|| B.A. Hons. In order of merit
| M.A. in Comparative Indian Language & Literature (Self - financing)
||B.A. Hons. in any Indian Language In order of merit
|| 55% in M.A. in Bengali
History of the Department
The Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor Sir Nilratan Sircar initiated this Department as the Department of Modern Indian Languages. Acharya Dinesh Chandra Sen is considered as the founder of the Department. The first Professor post of Bengali named after Ramtanu Lahiri was offered to Rai Bahadur Khagendranath Mitra and he headed the post for more than 12 years and on the 1st August 1932 Rabindranath Tagore was appointed to that post for 2 years. The Department has another two chair-post in the auspicious name of Rabindranath Tagore and Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay. Prof. Asutosh Bhattacharya started teaching on three special papers : Folk Literature , Mangal Kavya & Bengali Drama. This Department can claim excellence for having creative artists as faculties and for giving birth to poets, novelists, dramatists & actors.
Past Eminent Teachers
Dinesh Chandra Sen. Ramendra Sundar Tribedi. Charu Chandra Banerjee. Susil Kumar De. Khagendra Nath Mitra. Basanta Ranjan Roy. D.R. Bhandarkar. I.J.S. Taraporewala. Suniti Kumar Chatterjee. Srikumar Banerjee. Sudhir Kumar Dasgupta. Tamonash Chandra Dasgupta. Priya Ranjan Sen. Janardan Chakraborty. Biswapati Chowdhuri. Monindra Mohan Basu. Md. Sahidullah. Subodh Chandra Sengupta. Jatindra Mohan Bhattacharya. Sashibhusan Dasgupta. Pramatha Nath Bishi. Haraprasad Mitra. Bijan Behari Bhattacharya. Sukumar Sen. Narayan Gangopadhyay. Asutosh Bhattacharya. Dwijendranath Basu. Asit Kumar Bandyopadhyay.
Faculty Members (as on 01.02.2012)
|Dr. Biswanath Roy
||Rabindra Sahitya & Medieval Bengali Literature
||2461-1536 / 9433700841
|Dr. Tarun Kr. Mukhopadhyay
||Drama & Modern Poetry
||2683-3370 / 9433236333
|Dr. Sanat kr. Naskar
||Medieval Bengali Literature & Drama
||2433-0642 / 9433368509
|Dr. Urmi Roychoudhuri
||Novel & Short Story
||2443-7899 / 9830340560
|Dr. Sucharita Bandyopadhyay
|Linguistics & Lexicography
|Dr. Prasun Ghosh
||Novel & Short Story
||03463-255229 / 9474020961
|Dr. Arup Kumar Das
||Comparative Literature &
Independent Bengali Fiction
|Sk. Rafikul Hossain
||Modern Bengali Poetry & Aesthetics
1. DRS Project (Phase-1) Under SAP
a) Tagore Study in New Perspective
b) Marginal Life , Literature & Culture of Sundarban
2. UPE Project under UGC
Social Status of Women as Reflected in Bengali Literature (Kathasahitya : 1850 - 1950)
Lists of Endowment Lectures, Scholarships, Awards
Sarojini Basu Medal
Bhuban Mohini Dasi Medal
- Dwijendralal Roy Readership (Annual) – 4 Lectures on the Life & Culture of Bengali.
- Vidyasagar Lectureship (Annual) – Lecture on various aspects of the Bengali Language,Literature or Social reforms.
- Dinesh Chandra Sen Memorial Lectureship (Annual) – Lecture on Bengali Language & Literature.
- Sarat Chandra Chatterjee Memorial Lectureship (Biennial) - Lecture on Bengali Language & Literature.
- Rammohan Roy Lectureship (Annual) – Lecture on Raja Rammohan Roy.
- Girish Chandra Ghosh Lectureship (Biennial) -Lecture on Bengali Literature.
- Adhyapak Sudhir Kr. Dasgupta Lecture (Biennial) - Lecture on some topic connected with Aesthetics or Literary Criticism.
- Lila Lectureship (Biennial) - Lecture on Bengali Language & Literature.
- Partha Bandyopadhyay Memorial Lectureship (Annual) – Lecture on Bengali Language & Literature especially Bengali Drama.
- Asok Bikash Bhattacharya Memorial Lectureship (Annual) – Lecture on Bengali Language & Science fiction.
- Late Rash Behari Banerjee Memorial Cash Prize
- Patralekha Debi Scholarship
- Anil Chandra Gupta Memorial Studentship
- Jnanada Sundari Sarkar Memorial Scholarship
- Paramita Basu Memorial Scholarship
- Ruplekha Nandi Memorial Scholarship
- Kalyani Sarkar Memorial Scholarship
- Kamala Bala Paul Studentship
- Amal Kr. Bandyopadhyay Memorial Scholarship.
- Jatindranath Sengupta Memorial Scholarship