Department of History
About the Department
The department of History in Basirhat College is as old as the college itself. However, initially the department took time to flourish. It got Honours affiliation from Calcutta University only in 1980-81. Since then however it never looked back. Indeed the launching of History Honours struck a nice resonance with the growing interest of the local students to take up History as their Honours course and soon the classes were throbbing with students ready to accept new challenges of new knowledge. These students belong mostly to middle class families and marginal communities.
To fulfill the growing need, the number of teaching posts has been increased from 2 to 4. While the teacher student ratio is still much lower than the desired level, the diligence and sincerity of the teachers ensure that quite a large number of their students go on to build up successful careers in teaching and other professions. It needs to be mentioned that the teachers who have retired are still providing service towards their beloved department.
Saumitra Sanyal, HOD, Associate Professor, M.A.,
He has passed B.A. (Hons.) degree in 1984 from Jadavpur University. He achieved his M.A. degree in 1987 from the same university; his special paper in M.A. was
Late Medieval Indian History. After passing M.A., he joined Malda (Govt. Sponsored) college in 1991. In 1994, he joined Basirhat College and now serving there as an associate professor of History.
Dr. Nilendu Sengupta, Associate Professor, M.A., Ph.D,
He has passed B.A.(Hons.) degree in 1989 in History from Rabindra Bharati University. He achieved his M.A. degree in 1991 with a Gold Medal from the same university. His special paper in M.A. was
18th Century Indian History. After passing M.A., he also passed SLET. After that he joined Basirhat College in 1999. He got Ph.D. in 2007 from Rabinrdra Bharati University.
Dr. Sukanya Majumdar, Assistant Professor , M.A. Ph. D,
She has joined the post of an assistant professor in the Department of History on 29.04.2010. She studied in Jadavpur University and received her degrees (B.A, M.A) from there. It is From Jadavpur University that she received her PhD degree. The title of her doctoral thesis is: Ecological Changes in the Tea Plantation of Jalpaiguri Dist. 1861-1947. Her area of interest is Environmental History. Read More..
Prof. Samrat Chakraborty, Assistant Professor, M.A.
He Passed B.A. with History (Hons.) from Presidency College under University of Calcutta in 2011. Passed M.A. in History from Presidency University in 2013; with special paper on
Social History of Modern India. His M.A. Dissertation Paper was titled
Recasting Muslim Women in Colonial Bengal: Through the pages of contemporary sources (from the late 19th century to early 20th century). Passed SET in 2014; NET in 2015 , and subsequently NET(JRF) in 2016. Currently doing his Ph.D. in History from West Bengal State University; and has newly joined in 2017 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Basirhat College.
Areas of Research Interest : Social and Cultural History of Modern India, Education in Colonial Bengal, Women and Gender Studies in the Modern World, Religious and Secular History of Modern India, etc.
Anup Kumar Chakraborty, PTT, M.A.,
Prof. Chakraborty joined the Department of History on 27.03.1992. He obtaained B.A (H) in History from the University of Calcutta and M. A from Rabindra Bharati University. His special paper in Master's degree was India. Read More..
Debasis Basu, PTT, M.A.,
Rashed Biswas, PTT, M.A.,
Prof. Rashed Biswas joined the Department of History on 05.11.2008. He obtained B.A (H) and M.A from the University of Calcutta. His special paper in Master's degree course was Socio Economic History. Read More..