Department of Museology

British Council has negotiated with the UK Museums Association to provide free access for museology students and faculty of Calcutta University Museology Department to the online resources of the UK Museums Association,

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

1 Reformatory Street (9th Floor), Kolkata 700 027. Telephone No. : 2479-2861. Ext - 357/ 360/ 363/ 371/ 385.

Year of Establishment

Courses Offered

Programme Level of Study Eligibility Intake Capacity
MA in Museology PG

Bachelors degree (with Honours, wherever applicable) or a Masters degree in History/ Ancient Indian History and Culture/ Islamic History and Culture/ Anthropology/ Ethnology/ Sociology/ Archaeology/ Pali/ Sanskrit/ Persian/ Modern Indian Languages (like Bengali, Hindi, Urdu, English and others listed in the 8th Schedule of the Constitution of India)/ Folklore/ Fine Art/ Visual Art/ Applied Art/ Art History/ Education/ Tourism.

MSc in Museology PG

Bachelors degree (with Honours, wherever applicable) or a Masters degree in Zoology/ Botany/ Geology/ Geography (with Zoology or Botany or Geology or Chemistry or Anthropology in combination)/ Earth Sciences/Anthropology/ Agriculture/ Environmental Science/ Marine Science.

PhD (Arts/ Sc) Research MA/ MSc Notified Time to Time

Faculty Members

Name e-mail Specialisation
Dr. Sachindra Nath Bhattacharya History of Museum Movement, Museum Management, Ornithology, Preservation of Natural History specimens, Conservation of Cultural Properties.
Associate Professors
Sri Supreo Chanda  Exhibition Design; Intangible Cultural Heritage of India; Visual Culture, Access Study; Intellectual Property Rights; Gender Study; Conservation of Cultural Property; Science & Technology and Natural History Museums
Dr. Mahua Chakraborty (Head of the Department)
History of Museum, Collection Management, Museum Architecture, History & Archaeology of India, History of Art, Folk art & culture of India.
Dr. Indrani Bhattacharya Museum Technology; Information Technology in museums, Museum Security, Preservation of Natural History specimens, Conservation of Cultural Property; and Natural History Museums.
Assistant Professors
Dr. Dhriti Ray
Museum information and public relations, museum management and marketing, zoology, history of Indian sciences.
Sri Sanjit Jotdar Museum administration, environment, documentation, photography and life science.
Smt. Piyasi Bharasa Museum education, life science.