The Post Graduate Department of History, founded in September 2008, offers a two-year full-time M.A. course with an intake capacity of 62, the thrust area being Modern Indian History. The Master’s program in History is aimed at competence-building, among those who undertake it, in a holistic, comparative and interdisciplinary perspective; it is intended to help students situate 'humanity' in its social and historical milieu. The syllabus attempts to offer critical yet flexible courses, with special emphasis on interdisciplinary and comparative perspectives, which should prove to be both academically viable and socially relevant.
The Department also runs M.Phil and Ph.D Programmes in History and conducts course work as part of the programme. Finally, the Department organizes seminar sessions, special lectures and conferences to promote research interest amongst students of PG and Ph.D courses. Students are also encouraged to make academic enquiries into local history. The thrust areas of teaching and research of the Department include Historiography and Methods in History; State and Polity in Indian History; Social and Cultural History; Economic History of India; Popular Culture; Contemporary South Asia; and History of Modern Europe. The Department also offers a number of optional courses at the PG level including ‘Society and Culture in Colonial India’, ‘Agrarian Economy and Trade in Late Medieval India’, ‘Introduction to Indian Civilization’, ‘India and Contemporary South Asia’ and ‘Themes in European History’. The Department has built up effective collaboration with the Centre for Archaeological Studies and Training (CAST) and Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies (MAKAIAS) in running two of the optional courses, viz. Introduction to Indian Civilization’ and ‘India and Contemporary South Asia’ respectively. It also organizes workshops in collaboration with the MAKAIAS.
Courses offered : M.A., Ph. D.
|PROF. SUTAPA CHATTERJEE SARKAR||Professor||More|
|DR. KAUSIK BANDYOPADHYAY||Associate Professor||More|
|DR. RIDDHI SANKAR RAY||Assistant Professor||More|
|DR. URVI MUKHOPADHYAY||Assistant Professor||More|
|SUGATA NANDI||Assistant Professor||More|
Department of history, West Bengal State University,
Barasat, Kolkata-700126, WB, India
Fax: 033-25241977/ 033-25241978