Department of History

The Department of History of New Alipore College started its journey right from the inspection of the in 1963 (General and Honors) .The department arranges History Classes to all the students of 1st year of B.A., (both Honours and General ) programme. As per University guideline and the policy of the academic committee of the institution for undergraduate students, the department follows annual system. The teachers also arrange continuous assessment along with Class tests, Mid-term examinations, and Selection tests as per University guideline. As per requirement tutorial classes are conducted by the department. One U.G.C. sponsored State Level  seminar Jointly organized by PaschimBanga Itihas Samsad and Department of History named –“History of Public Opinion in India” dated 25th and 26th September, 2012 was held in the College. College Library is enriched with the History text and reference books of new syllabus as well as old valuable books. Open access system in the Library attracts the students. In order to help the students a departmental library is functioning. The faculty always try to encourage students to take active part and arrange programmes like Departmental cultural function, publishing magazine etc. The Department arranges educational tours, field trips and excursions for the students every year.

Sl. No. Name Qualification & Degicnation Contact
1. Srabani Datta, History dep
Dr. Srabani Datta
H.O.D., Assistant Professor
M.A. Ph.D.
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2. Smt. Ranjana Mondal Assistant Professor
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3. Sri. Utpal Sarkar Assistant Professor
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4. Dr. Nibabari Banerjee Assistant Professor, M.A, Ph.D.

General subjects for History Honours Candidates (Any Two)

Education, (Journalism & Mass com/Philosophy/Economics/Geography), (Elective English/Sanskrit), (Political Science/Elective Bengali)


Information of Admission in History (Hons) Course:

Fees for Admission in History Honors is Rs-2030 (Without  Journalism, Education and Geography as General Subjects)

(Extra Payment for Education Rs-720, Journalism Rs- 3600 and for Geography Rs-2500 at the time of admission)


Other Information


Seminars, Talks etc

  • Department had hosted 20th Annual Conference of Paschimbanga Itihas Samsad in 2004.
  • Department had organized two UGC sponsored State Level Seminar.
1. Seminar on ‘History of Human Development in India’ in 2004.
2. Seminar on ‘History of Public Opinion in India’ in 2012.
  • Department had organized a number of other seminars, talks etc. Among those mention may be made of:
  • Lecture on ‘An Analysis of Theology in the Perspective of Indian History’ by Professor Amalendu Dey in 2004.
  • Lecture on the ‘Social History of Ancient India’ by Dr. Kalyan Chaudhuri in 2006.
  • Seminar on ‘Revolt of 1857: A Retrospect in the Post Centenary Golden Jubilee Year’ in 2007. An exhibition on the theme was also organized.

Regular Departmental activities.( Quiz, Excursions, Wall magazine)


1. Manab Unnayaner Itihas, Commemorative Volume of the Seminar on ‘History of Human Development in India’ , edited by Sabyasachi Chatterjee (2007).

2. India in the Eyes of the Foreign Travellers, hand-written book edited by Srabani Datta  (2007).

3. History in Mumbai Films, Wall-magazine (2007).

4. History of Public Opinion in India, Proceedings volume of the seminar on ‘History of Public Opinion in India’ (2012).


Few places may be mentioned:

1. Dhosa & Tilpi near Gocharan, Excavation Site of the Department of Archaeology, Govt. of West Bengal, South 24 Parganas (2006).

2. Bandel Church, Imambara & Chandannagar, Colonial Settlements, Hoogli (2008).

3. Naihati (Museum  & Research Centre on Bankimchandra Chattopadhyay) & Barrackpore (Gandhi Museum & Gandhi Memorial), North 24 Parganas (2009).

4. Chandraketugarh, Archaeological Site,North 24 Parganas (2010).

5. Freedom Struggle on Wheel (Indian Railway Initiative) at Sealdaha Station (2010).

6.  Rabindranath on Wheel (Indian Railway Initiative) at Majher Hat Station (2011).

7. Vivekananda on Wheel (Indian Railway Initiative) at Majher Hat Station (2011).

8. Visit to Indian Museum(2013)

9. Bishnupur (2014)

10. Victoria Memorial(2014)

11. Murshidabad(2015)

12. Visit to Indian Museum(2016)

13. Visit Rupnaryanpur and Kalyaneswari Temple(2016)

Regular Departmental Programmes

  • Freshers’ Welcome
  • Farewell
  • Teachers’ Day Celebration


List of teachers associated with the dept.(Ex)

1. Dr.Aniruddha Chaudhury 01.08.1963-30.11.1998 (Retirement)

2. Dr.Byomkesh Banerjee 06.11.1965-31.03.2002 (Retirement)

3. Dr.Syamal Chakraborty 16.11.1966- 31.01.2002 (Retirement)

4. Bulbul Roy 02.08.1971- 01.04.2000 (Death)

5. Dr.Sabysachi Chatterjee19.12.2000-02.05.2012 (Resignation)



History (Hons and General)