Estd : 1947
Affiliation : West Bengal State University


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Department of Philosophy

About the Department

The department of Philosophy, Basirhat College, shares its birthday with the college itself. In other words, Philosophy is one of those subjects which is being taught in Basirhat College right from the date of its inception. Being the part and parcel of the college, the department attempts to fulfil the objectives of this institution in harmony with other departments.

Initially, Philosophy was offered in Intermediate and Degree level of studies as an optional subject for the students of humanities stream. From the very begining, students expressed their love of knowledge by opting in large number for Philosophy, a subject which literally means love for knowledge. From the academic session 1994-95 the department is successfully offering Philosophy as an honours subject to the willing and eligible candidate.Recently the department has increased its strength, alongwith the joining of new faculty members and their combined efforts are driving the department to reach new heights.


Sayeda Begum

Sayeda Begum, Associate Professor, M.A.

Sayeda Begum had her education in Serampore College for Bachelors degree with honours in Philosophy. For her remarkable success in the university examination in 1990 , she was awarded National Scholarship of government of India . On completion of post-graduation in Philosophy in 1994 from the University of Calcutta, being ranked sixth, she cleared SLET in 1994 and in the same year joined Basirhat College as a Lecturer in Philosophy. Besides publishing thought-provoking articles on philosophical issues in established journals , Prof. Begum is now pursuing her PhD under supervision of Dr. Aditi Duttagupta of West Bengal State University.Read More..



Goutam Lal Mukhopadhyay joined the department of Philosophy, Basirhat College on 21.03.1986 as a Lecturer. He studied in Asutosh College , Kolkata in Undergraduate level and had his B.A degree with honours in Philosophy from Calcutta University in 1979 . His rank was third and he received National Scholarship under the scheme of. Government of India .Prof. Mukhopadhyay obtained his M.A and M.Phil degree from the University of Calcutta in 1981 and 1985 respectively .Political Philosophy was his special paper in both courses. Besides Political Philosophy , he has special interest in Practical Ethics . The title of his dissertation in M.Phil was — MILL’S DOCTRINE OF LIBERTY : A REFLECTIVE ESSAY . His publications include text-books for under graduate level , essays on philosophical topics and literary works as well. He shouldered the responsibility of membership in the Under Graduate Board of Studies for one term . As a teacher representative, Prof . Mukhopadhyay was active in the Govening Body of Basirhat College for ten years at a stretch.Read More..


LAL KHAN, Assistant Professor , M.A.

Lal Khan joined the department of Philosophy , Basirhat College as an Assistant Professor on 05.10.2016 . Before joining , he served Dukhulal Nibaran Chandra College as a Guest Lecturer for five years. He completed Bachelor’s degree with honours in Philosophy from Dukhulal Nibaran Chandra College and had his Masters degree from Krishnagar Govt. College under the University of Kalyani. He achieved 1st class in M.A. and ranked second . Western Logic was his special paper . Prof. Khan completed NET in 2015 . Besides Logic , his area of interest is Epistemology.Read More..


SUPORNA ADHIKARI DE, State Aided College Teacher, M.A., B.ED

Suparna Adhikari De joined Basirhat College on 01.11.2006 as a PTT of Philosophy Department. Prof. De completed her B.A.(Hons.) degree from Scottish Church College (under the Calcutta University), M.A. and B. Ed. degree from Rabindra Bharati University. Her special paper was Nyaya Philosophy.Read More..

Basanti Ghosh Dutta

Basanti Ghosh Dutta, State Aided College Teacher, M.A.

Basanti Ghosh Dutta joined Basirhat College on 01.09.1993 as a PTT of Philosophy Department. Prof. Dutta completed her B.A.(Hons.) degree from Kasiswari College (under the Calcutta University) and M.A. degree from Rabindra Bharati University. Her special paper was Nyaya Philosophy.Read More..