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History of the Department
The Department of Bengali of Dr. Meghnad Saha College has started its journey since 2000 when the college first started its academic session in General Course in U.G. level. Then Honours in Bengali Subject started in the year 2003 causing a stir among the scheduled caste, scheduled tribe and other backward class dwellers around Itahar and its neighboring areas. Students, for girls in general, it had been a great difficulty to go to distant colleges for higher education, are tremendously privileged by this institution as well as the Department. Presently the Department has 2(Two) Sanctioned faculty members in substantive post and 03(Three) posts of West Bengal State Aided College Teachers. It offers B.A. (Pass) and B.A (Honours) program in Bengali in U.G. level. It encourages a comprehensive study in the field of literature, keeping especially Indian reality in focus. A lot of students from Bengali Department have completed their higher education in various universities and serving in different schools and other renowned institutions.
- To impart quality education to rural and economically weaker students.
- To create interest to opt for Bengali as a major subject in higher education.
- To raise the standard of our students to global levels and make them employable.
- A stimulating and active learning attracting students with an exceptional desire to make a difference to the world.
- Enriching co-curricular activities linking education to the world of work and communities.
- To provide a platform to the students to exhibits their talents and creativity.
- To provide education not only to acquire knowledge but also to inculcate a sound philosophy for a holistic living.
- To encourage self evaluation, personality development and guide the students to strive towards perfection and competence.
- To lead professionally successful lives by the love of learning.
- To build personally fulfilling lives radiating integrity and strength of character.
Objectives of Honours Program
- Students will be aware about the evolution of the history of Bengali Literature and Culture.
- Students will develop a comprehensive understanding the theories and practice of language.
- Students will demonstrate advanced critical thinking skill inclusive of information literacy.
- Students will be able to communicate to diverse audience in a variety of contexts and genres.
- Students will be prepared for higher education and the wide range career in educational institution
- Students will develop exceptional textual, visual and verbal communication ability.
- Students will be able to know about Religion, Society, Culture and development of the Bengali Literature use in prose, poetry, drama, short story and novel.
Syllabus for the Honours Program
|101 BNGH C-1||Bangla Sahatyer Itihas(Prachin o Modhyajug)||Understanding of History of Bengali Literature (Ancient and Medieval) through selected topics.|
|102 BNGH C-2||Bengali Philology||Understanding of Bengali Language through selected topics.|
|201 BNGH C-3||Bangla Sahatyer Itihas (Adhunik Jug)||Understanding of History of Bengali Literature (Adhunik Jug) through selected topics|
|202 BNGH C-4||Chhanda O Alankar||Understanding of theory of Prosody and Rhetoric, Scansion etc|
|301 BNGH C5||Vaishnab Padabali and Padma Puran||Understanding of the ideas about the Vaishnaba philosophy and religious literature of Medieval period|
|302 BNGH C-6||Sanskrit kabyatattwa o Engreji Sahityer Itihas||Understanding of Sanskrit Poetics and history of English Literature through selected poets|
|303 BNGH C-7||Pragadhunik Bangla Sahitya (Dwitiya porjay)||Understanding of the ideas of ballads and pastoral drama of pre modern era.|
|401 BNGH C-8||Rabindra Kabya, Chhotogolper Sanrup o Chhotogalpo||Understanding of the selected poetry of Rabindranath Tagore short stories of Prabhat Kumar Mukhopadhyay and the form of short story|
|402 BNGH C-9||Natok o natyamancha||Understanding of the modern drama of Rabindranath Tagore and History of drama with reference to selected dramatist.|
|403 BNGH C-10||Uponyaser sanrup o uponyas||Understanding the concept of various type of Bengali novel with reference to Bankimchandra Chattopadhyay|
|501 BNGH C-11||Prabandher sanrup o Prabandha Sahitya||Understanding the concept of Bengali Essay and its origin and development.|
|502 BNGH C-12||Kobitar sanrup, Rabindra Anusari o Rabindra Paroborti Kobita||Understanding of Bengali Poetry of pre Rabindranath and post Rabindranath context.|
|503 BNGH DSE-1A||Chhotogalpo||Understanding of short stories of Rabindranath and post Rabindranath short stories.|
|503 BNGH DSE-1B||Prabandha(Prathom Porjay)||Understanding the concept of Bengali Essay of Bankimchandra and his fellow essayist.|
|503 BNGH DSE-1C||Kobita||Understanding Modern Bengali Prose reflecting the ideas of modern period of Bengali literature.|
|504 BNGH DSE-2A||Uponyas o Chhotogalpo||Understanding of Modern Bengali Novels and Chhotogalpo through selected texts.|
|504 BNGH DSE2B||Prabandha (Dwitiya Porjay)||Understanding the concept of Bengali Essay and literary criticism.|
|504 BNGH DSE-2C||Kobita o Natok||Understanding the concept of play of Jyotirindranath tagore and poetry of Rabindranath Tagore.|
|505 BNGH SEC-1||Seminar Prastutkaron o Uposthapon||The students engage in the discussion of an academic subject and prepare seminar papers for the aim of gaining a better insight into the subject.|
|601 BNGH C-13||Natoker Sanrup o Natok||Understanding of variety of drama and its form and eminent dramatist Girishchandra Ghosh in respect of Jona|
|602 BNGH C-14||Hindi Sahityer Itihas o Bharatiya Sahitya||Understanding of History of Hindi Literature through selected topics and some Hindi writings which are translated in Bengali literature.|
|603 BNGH DSE-3A||Uponyas||Understanding the novels of eminent novelist Bankimchandra and Rabindranath Tagore.|
|603 BNGH DSE-3B||Bhraman o Jiboni Sahitya||Understand the concept of travelogue and autobiography|
|603 BNGH DSE-3C||Natok||Understanding of drama and one act play|
|604 BNGH DSE-4A||Bangla Desher Uponyas o Chhotogalpo||To be well acquainted with the novels and short stories of our neighboring country.|
|604 BNGH DSE-4B||Rabindranath Thakurer Prabandha||Understanding of the essays of Rabindranath Tagore based on education, literature and aesthetics.|
|604 BNGH DSE-4C||Kabya-Natok||Understanding of the concept of poetic-drama of Rabindranath and Buddhadeb Basu.|
|605 BNGH SEC-2||Gour Banger Sahitya o Sanskriti Bishayok prakalpo prostutkaron o Moukhik Poriksha||The students engage in the project work on an academic field of his/ her subject for the aim of gaining a better insight into the subject. And to access the students ability to communicate with another person.|
Objective of Generic Elective
- To make students interested in Bengali Society, culture, literature and history of the Bengali people.
- To create a sense of history and historical analysis about literature among the students.
- To make students aware about basic textual nuances of Medieval and Modern Bengali Literature.
- To make students aware about the evolution of the history of Bengali Literature and Culture.
- To give the idea of the inextricable interconnection between Literature and Culture.
- To create a strong foundation of studying future course of literature.
Syllabus for the Generic Elective
Course Outcome Outcome
101 BNGG C-1 / (103 GE-1 For Honours Course) : Bangla Sahityer Itihas
This paper shall give a detailed foray into the History of \ English Literature from the Elizabethan Age to the Modern age. The focus shall be on social, political, cultural and intellectual movements that affected, shaped and influenced the literature of the age.
201 BNGG C-2 / (203 GE-2 For Honours Course) : Bhasatattwa
European or Aryan Family of Languages and changed Study of origin of Bengali language is the most important. Students will understand Bengali language in an historical context and they will learn how Bengali language origin from Indo-over time and how it varies from situation to situation and place to place. Study of Origin of Bengali Language will also help in making the foundation of language stranger and will improve the practical and intellectual skills.
301 BNGG C-3 / 503 BNGG-GE-1 / (304 GE-3 For Honours Course) : Bhraman Sahitya o Chhotogalpo
Travelogue writing is a broad category of writing concerned with various aspect of travel. The travel books served various purposes. They not only provide information about the place but also give an insight into the history as well as the culture of the people. In Short stories, the writers presenting themselves what he sees in the society As a result, students can get a mirror-like view of the society in the literature.
401 BNGG C-4 / 603 BNGG GE-2 / (404 GE-4 For Honours Course) : Upanyas O Natok
The novel ‘Panditmoshai’ of eminent novelist Saratchandra Chattapadhyay and the drama of eminent dramatist Bijon Bhattacharya are the excellent understanding in Bengali literature.
Exclusively for General Course
501 BNGG DSE-1A : Chhotogalpo (Rabindranath Thakurer Chhotogalpo o Rabindrottara Chhotogalpo)
Understanding the concept of Rabindra Chhotogalpo, few other short stories of different short story writer through selected texts.
501 BNGG DSE-1B : Uponyas o Rabindra Kobita
Understanding of the novel ‘Bener Meye’ of eminent novelist Haraprasad Shastri and Rabindranath Tagore’s philosophy of life through selected Poems.
601 BNGG DSE-2A : Unish o Bish Shataker Kobita
To acquaint students with the representative poems of 19th and 20th century.To make students interested in Socio- Economic and cultural history of Bengal reflected in such poems.
601 BNGG DSE-2B : Kabya o Natok
Understanding of verses of Nabinchandra Sen and Digindrachandra Bandyopadhyay’s play ‘Bastubhita’.
304 BNGG SEC-1 ; Dakshata Parikshan (Prathom Porjay)
Through this curriculum the students will learn how to recite a poem. In this connection, students will be aware about the importance of Rhetoric and Prosody while reciting a poem and prepare themselves about the ornamental use of language in constructing sentences while speaking and writing.
504 BNGG SEC-2 : Dakshata Parikshan (Dwitiya Porjay)
Through this curriculum the students will engage themselves to prepare a seminar paper based on literature and culture and deliver it before the faculty members. Preparation of seminar paper will help them of gaining a better insight into the subject.
|DR. IRIEN SHABNAM|
|ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (STAGE 2) & HOD|
|SUDEB KR ROY|
|M.A In Bengali,B.ed|
Students Ratio: Bengali Honours Course, Sem-1 (2019-2020)
Enrollment in Semester-I, Honours Course (2019-2020)
Enrollment in Part-II, Honours Course (2019-2020)
Enrollment in Part-III, Honours Course (2019-2020)
Enrollment in Bengali General Course, Sem-1 (2019-2020)
- The Department of Bengali regularly conducts interactive classes with ICT along with chalk and board mode classes for both Honours and Pass Course program.
- The Department organizes inter-departmental debate Competition and encourages the students to participate in Inter College District Level Competition.
- Internal assessment of the students is being arranged in regular interval as per with the current CBCS syllabus and various problem-solving classes are taken for quality enhancement of the students.
- The Department organizes group discussions, quiz competition and seminars for the enhancement of communicative ability, competitive mind, problem-solving skills and leadership development among students.
- Special and extra remedial classes are taken for the slow learner of the classes.
- The Department has a dedicated ICT enabled classroom.
- The Department has a hassle free Departmental Library.
- Central Library facility at institutional level.
- Faculties of the Bengali Department use various online platforms for direct teaching, evaluation and resource sharing among students.
- Study materials are uploaded in the college website by the faculty members of this Department to facilitate studies even from home and also facilitates interactive question/ answer sessions, which become immensely beneficial for students
- The faculty members of this Department extensively use N-LIST journals to update themselves and impart knowledge among students.
- Live classes are conducted via Google Meet app.
Name of the Resource Persons
No. of participants
i) Professor Tapodhir Bhattacharya Former Vice-Chancellor Assam University & Former Rabindra Professor Delhi University India
ii) Professor Sofiqunnabi Samadi Dept. of Bengali Rajshahi Vishwavidyalaya Bangladesh
iii) Professor Bikash Roy Department of Bengali University of Gour Banga & Dean (Arts & Commerce) University of Gour Banga West Bengal India
‘Sattor Paraborti Bangla Uponyaser Prakriti o Prabonata’
|The speakers emphasized how India’s Naxalist movement in Bengal and Muktijuddha of Bangladesh influenced the Bangali speaking people of Bangladesh and India. Bengali novels of this phase, is the result of inspiration to work for the changed society and life of the new states of India and Pakistan.|
‘Bangla Sahityer Nana Diganta’
|The students Sem-1 engage in the discussion of various aspects of their academic subject and became enlightened by the insightful presentation of their classmate.|
i) Professor Binoykumar Mahata Former Professor & Head Bhagalpur University Bihar
ii ) Professor Shibabrata Chattopadhyay Dept. of Bengali Burdwan Vishwavidyalaya West Bengal
iii) Professor Bikash Roy Dept. of Bengali University of Gour Banga & Dean (Arts & Commerce) University of Gour Banga West Bengal
‘Rabindranath: Shesh Nahi Je’
|In this seminar the speakers emphasized that Rabindranath Tagore’s life and work is relevant today as when he was alive. His poems, short stories, songs, novels, play and letters have immense significance in the current situation where violence and unrest has become a daily feature.|
Professor Bikash Roy Dept. of Bengali University of Gour Banga & Dean (Arts & Commerce) University of Gour Banga West Bengal
‘Bangla Uponyas: Lokayata Pather Darpane’
|The students became enriched by the valuable talk and they come to know that the present trends of modern Bengali novels are nothing but to find its roots in our mythological culture.|