Department of Bengali

About the Department

The Serampore College is the pioneer of modern Bengali language and literature. The Bengali department has been nourishing that tradition till date. The department started its honours degree course since 1961. The statistics of last five years reveals that the department has reached the height in terms of academic performance among the top three Bengali departments under university of Calcutta.

Courses Offered

  • University of Calcutta recommended three years B.A. Honours Course
  • University of Calcutta recommended three years B.A. General Course

Message of the H. O. D

Dr. Suman GhoshWe have five full time teachers. The student strength of each honours class is 44. In spite of all the limitations for being located in a suburb, the consistent and brilliant results of our students have made us proud, e.g. this year the final university results of our students have lifted our department to the status of one of the best one in Calcutta University. The teachers of our department are very much active to introduce up-to-date teaching methods. The Bengali Department. wants to inculcate a love for literature in the students and does not believe in mechanical teaching and rote learning. We believe in interactive classroom teaching.We organise significant state level ,national and international seminars and workshops,academic excursions to places of literary importance regularly for the last ten years. The department also carries out faculty exchange programmes with several colleges.

E-Contents for Hons. & Genl. students

Teaching Staff

  2. Dr. BHASKAR CHAUDHURI  ( Head of the Department )
  3. Dr. ISHA PAUL

Seminar Library

The department has a seminar library with an adequate precious collections (around 400 books) of text, reference, classical literature and research oriented publications. Honours students are allowed to avail this facility. We maintain a library register regularly.


  1. Apart from syllabus oriented teaching we encourage our students with carreer couselling,cultural and social activities we organise art exhibitions, significant seminars and workshops (on subjects like drama and folk studies).


The department is taking all kinds of initiatives to form a departmental alumni association. Our former students take active part in the college alumni association.

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