Estd : 1947
Affiliation : West Bengal State University

Basirhat College 
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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.


Nilendu Sengupta

Dr. Nilendu Sengupta, Associate Professor, M.A., Ph.D,

He has received 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.Read More..

Saumitra Sanyal

Prof. Saumitra Sanyal,Associate Professor, M.A.

He received B.A. (Hons.) degree in 1984 from Jadavpur University. He received 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.Read More..

Sukanya Majumdar

Dr. Sukanya Majumdar, Associate 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..

Samrat Chakraborty

Prof. Samrat Chakraborty, Assistant Professor, M.A.

He has joined Basirhat College as an assistant professor in the Dept. of History on 1st March, 2017. Prior to joining, he has studied in Presidency College (under C.U.) & Presidency University as well (received B.A. & M.A. degrees successively); 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)'. Later, he passed many competitive exams like SET in 2014; NET in 2015 , and consecutively NET(JRF) in 2016. Moreover, he has received his D.El.Ed. degree in 2016. Currently he is pursuing his research (Ph.D.) in History from West Bengal State University. His areas of expertise/ interest are: Social and Cultural History of Modern India, Education in Colonial and Post-colonial Bengal, Gandhian Philosophy & Ideologies, Women Empowerment and Gender Studies in the Modern World, Religious and Secular History of Modern India, Vernacular Language History, Subaltern History, Intellectual History, Natural History, Astrohistory, etc.Read More..

Debasis Basu

Prof. Debasis Basu, State Aided College Teacher, M.A.

Prof. Basu joined Bsirhat College on 15th September 1995. He completed M.A from Burwan University with the specialization of "Modern India". 

Rashed Biswas

Prof. Rashed Biswas, State Aided College Teacher, 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..