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Welcome to the Department of History
The Department of History of the college is one of the oldest ones having completed thirteen years of Honours teaching. The Department has a wonderful past and very enthusiastic present paving the way for the impressive days of the future. It nurtures the untamed youth that manifests itself in diverse forms. The distinguished professors who have served or are serving this department over the years, try to make a safe haven for learning and cooperation. A lively academic and cultural ambience and a very cordial teacher-pupil relationship have always been and hopefully will be the distinctive characteristic of the department. Due to severe shortage of funds and space the department does not have a separate seminar/departmental library but the central library has more than 690 books dedicated to History subject. Within the strict, limited capacity the department tries to organize students’ seminar, workshops and movie screenings to facilitate the students.
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Welcome to the Department of History, Deshapran Mahavidyalaya. This department is as old as the college. In initial years only General courses were offered to the students but from 2012 onwards honours courses were also offered. The department is filled with highly qualified faculty members. Out of five faculty members three already completed M.Phil and at present are pursuing P.hd in various universities of India. One of our faculty member – Miss Shawttiki Ojha is a gold medalist at Master Degree level in the Department of Ancient Indian History and Culture, University of Calcutta. Some of our passed-out students from the department doing their higher studies in various academic fields and also getting jobs in various sectors.The biggest strength of the department is favorable teacher – student ratio. Our faculty members are very friendly with students. They delved their energy in developing a critical sense of time and space among students. From current academic session project work is introduced in our subject and thus there exit scope to train students to develop a sense of historical enquiry. We welcome all to join various courses offered by our department.
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HOD, Department Of History
Deshapran Mahavidyalaya

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The Department of History of the college is one of the oldest ones. The department started working with the beginning of the college. Gradually the various undergraduate courses were drafted into the department as per the rules of UGC and Vidyasagar University. Currently the department offers both Major and Minor courses in B.A. History under CCFUP.
Sl. No. Course Offered Year of Inception
1 B.A. General 2010
B.A. Honours 2012
2 B. A. General (CBCS ) 2018
B.A. Honours (CBCS ) 2018
3 CCFUP, 2023 Major 2023
CCFUP, 2023 MDC 2023
4 PG Not Yet

History is a very important, interesting and comprehensive subject. We can say, it is a “queen” or “mother” of the social sciences. In the words of B.M. Laddell Hart, “History is the record of man’s steps and slips. It shows us that the steps have been slow and slight: the slips, quick and abounding. It provides us with the opportunity to profit by the stumbles and tumbles of our fore-runners. Viewed a right, History is the broadest studies, embracing every aspect of human life. It lays the foundation of education by showing how mankind repeats it errors and what those errors are. Bismarck used to remark, “Fools say that they learn by experience. I prefer to learn by other people’s experiences. This study of history offers us that opportunity. It is universal experience-infinitely longer, wider and more varied than any individual’s experience.”

Our department from the time of its inception delved itself to enable students so that they could –

  • Develop qualities of ideal citizenship.
  • Develop qualities of leadership.
  • Promote self-understanding.
  • Develop the consciousness about society and social values.
  • Understand the influence of historical facts and situations upon life.
  • Develop the spirit of patriotism.
  • Grow the sense of tolerance.
  • Develop international understanding.
  • Grow awareness towards local history.
  • Teach moral values and universal values.
At present the intake capacity of our department at UG Honours level is 32. The distributions of these 32 seats are presented in following table.
Sl. No. Caste / Category Intake Capacity
1 General 14
2 General PH 1
3 SC 7
4 SC- PH 0
5 ST 2
6 ST-PH 0
7 OBC-A 3
8 OBC-A PH 0
9 OBC-B 2
10 OBC-B PH 0
11 EWS 3
12 EWS- PH 0
Total 32

Though the admission in the department is done on merit basis, but keeping in view the concept of globalization, the age of electronic media, the best utilization of human resources and social need of the day, students hailed from underprivileged class of this district, have been given special consideration during admission. The complete admission procedure is online and it adheres to the rules and regulations of Vidyasgar University and the Higher Education Dept., Govt. of West Bengal.

The infrastructure facilities of our department is presented below

  • No separate departmental class room for lack of space.
  • One ICT enabled class room
  • No separate departmental library but central library caters to the needs of the students.
Year wise Student Admission (Hons) during 2019-20 to 2023-24

 

Year

 

Gen

 

SC

 

ST

 

OBC- A

 

OBC- B

 

PH

 

 

EWS

Total Admitted Students
2019-200903000002000014
2020-211001000001000012
2021-221402000000000016
2022-230302000101000007
2023-240200000000000002

 

ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF THE STUDENTS

The performance of the students in final examination for the last five years in the honours category is given in the following table-

YearAppearedPassedPercentage
2019-200606100 %
2020-210909100 %
2021-220707100 %
2022-23050480 %

 

2023-24

 

SEMESTER 6 EXAM 2024 NOT YET HELD

Graphical Representation of Academic Performance of Students

For teaching purpose, the most common method, used by the departmental teachers, is chalk and talk. The departmental teachers use power point presentations, arrange movie and documentary shows. We have one smart class room and other class rooms. Apart from delivering lectures and distributing class notes, students are given different web links to collect study materials (YouTube, Digital Library & Google Classroom). Department prepares a semester wise lesson plan for proper teaching and to complete the allotted syllabus in due time. Students are also encouraged to participate in class seminar and group discussions on a regular basis. As a part of Internal Assessment (10 mark for each Honours & General paper) we take 2 class tests for each honours paper and 2 class test for each General paper.

Our department has two sanctioned post against substantive vacancy. At present our department has two full time teachers against substantive posts, and three fulltime state aided college teachers.

SL NO

NAME OF THE TEACHERS

DESIGNATION

DATE OF JOINING

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

HIGHEST QUALIFICATION

SPECIALIZATION

1

MR. AVIRUP SINHA

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

10.03.2017

07

M.PHIL

MODERN INDIAN HISTORY

2

MISS. SHAWTTIKI OJHA

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

27.08.2019

04

M.PHIL

ANCIENT INDIAN HISTORY AND CULTURE

3

MR. RAJIB MAHAPATRA

SACT II

16.02.2012

12

M.PHIL

ANCIENT INDIAN HISTORY

4

MR. BYOMKESH JANA

SACT II

05.08.2011

12

MA

MODERN INDIA

5

MR. BIPLAB MAITY

SACT II

12.09.2012

11

MA

MEDIEVAL BENGAL

Total 67 classes per week are allotted for both general and honours course. Of these 48 classes are for Honours Course and 19 are for General Course. The workload of the faculty members is given below
Sl. No. Name of the teachers Class allotted (Hons.) Class allotted (General) Total
1 Mr. Avirup Sinha 10 09 19
2 Miss Shawttiki Ojha 16 05 21
3 Mr. Rajib Mahapatra 09 00 09
4 Mr. Byomkesh Jana 05 03 08
5 Mr. Biplab Maity 08 02 10
TOTAL 48 19 67

Students of this department deal with versatile carrier options. Some students opt for higher studies and they are advised to take admission in reputed institutions for conducting their post graduate, M.Phil and PhD. For this, students are given the special guidance. Students who have requisite qualities for leadership, qualities of taking instant decision, are being advised to go for administrative service through competitive examinations. For this, we not only collect books, but also collect some magazines, namely, competition master and competition success etc. which are very helpful for competitive examinations. Students, who want to face challenge, are advised to take several self-employment generated schemes, to start a start-up business.



Three teachers of the department are pursuing PhD in different reputed Universities. All teachers regularly participate and present papers in different national and international seminars and conferences. They also regularly publish their research paper in various journals or book chapters. Students are also encouraged to publish their papers in reputed journals.
Teachers Pursuing PhD
Sl. No. Name of the teachers Research Area University
  1   Mr. Avirup Sinha   History of Medicine   Vidyasagar University
2 Miss Shawttiki Ojha Pilgrimage of Ancient India University of Calcutta
3 Mr. Rajib Mahapatra Vaishnavism Ranchi University
  Teachers Publication
  Sl.No.   Name of the teachers   Books Book Chapter Journal Article [UGC-Care Listed] Other Journal Article   Total
1 Mr. Avirup Sinha 00 02 02 01 05
2 Miss Shawttiki Ojha 00 07 03 04 14
3 Mr. Rajib Mahapatra 00 00 01 00 01
Sl.No.Name of the teachersName of the sub-committees

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

Mr. Avirup Sinha

Ø  Convener of Academic Sub-Committee

Ø  Convener of Exam Sub-Committee

Ø  Convener of Admission Sub-Committee

Ø  Convener of Routine Sub- Committee

Ø  Convener of Grievance Redressal Cell

Ø  Member of IQAC

Ø  Member of Anti-Ragging Committee

Ø  Member of NAAC Steering Committee

Ø  Member of PF Sub-Committee

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miss Shawttiki Ojha

Ø  Bursar on and from 15.06.2023

Ø  Convener of Service Book Sub-Committee

Ø  Convener of Vishakha Cell

Ø  Member of IQAC

Ø  Member of NAAC Steering Committee

Ø  Member of Routine Sub-Committee

Ø  Member of Career Counselling & Placement Sub- Committee

Ø  Member of Examination Sub-Committee

Ø  Member of PF Sub-Committee as Bursar

Ø  Member of Finance Sub-Committee

Ø  Member of Building Sub-Committee

Ø  Member of Purchase Sub-Committee

Ø  Member of Admission Sub-Committee

3Mr. Rajib MahapatraØ  Member of IQAC
4Mr. Biplab MaityØ  Member of Sports and Games Sub-committee
Our department occasionally organizes seminars or webinars. The details of currently organised seminar/ webinar webinar are given below:-
  Sl. No.   Title   Date & Time   Resource Persons   Number of Participants
  1 State Level Seminar on Gandhi’s View On Environment: It’s Relevance In Modern Society     26.11.2019 1. Dr. Amit Kumar Dey, Principal, Prabhat         Kumar College,        Contai, 150 (Approx)
 
Organised By Department of History, Department of Geography and Department of Political Science, Deshapran Mahavidyalaya in collaboration with IQAC, Deshapran Mahavidyalaya [10:00 A.M TO 2.00 P.M] Purba Medinipur 2.       Prof.               Subir Samanta, Associate Professor, Dept of Political Science, Prabhat Kumar College, Contai, Purba Medinipur 3.       Dr. Ananya Sahu, Assistant Professor, Dept of Geography, Prabhat Kumar College, Contai, Purba Medinipur 4.       Dr.           Malyaban Chattopadhyay, Assistant Professor, Dept    of    History, Asansol          Girls’ College,     Asansol, West Bengal
                        2                     National Level Webinar on Many Voices of A Nation: Anti Colonial Movement in India and Participation of Different Social Groups in It. Organized By Department of History, Deshapran Mahavidyalaya                         26.01.2022 [1.00 P.M – 6.00 P.M] 1.       Prof    Jayati    Nag, Assistant Professor, Department         Of History,    Diamond Harbour    Womens’ University, Diamond    Harbour Road,    South    24 Parganas.   2.       Dr.   Paromita   Das Gupta,       Assistant Professor,     School Of Law, Mahindra University, Hyderabad.     3.       Prof. Amrita Sett, Assistant Professor, Department         Of History,      Khandra College,    Khandra, Paschim Bardhaman.   4.       Dr.                Sandip Chatterjee, Assistant Professor, Department         Of History          (Hindi Shift),     Banwarilal Bhalotia     College, Asansol.
    1. To open departmental libraries.
    1. To introduce student exchange programme with other
    2. We are planning to organize seminars, extended lectures,
  1. Strength: Our department is equipped with qualified teachers. Three of our faculty members are pursuing P.hd. Miss Shawttiki Ojha is a rank holder at UG (First Class Second) and PG (First Class First) level. Mr. Avirup Sinha stood First Class 7th at PG level. Our students are well disciplined and
  2. Weakness: Less student strength and insufficient
  3. Opportunity: ICT class room and good collaboration with the faculty of other institutions.
  4. Challenge: To fill up full intake capacity, to orient them to get placed in the right position in the society

Our Teaching Faculty

MR. AVIRUP SINHA

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (M.PHIL)
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MISS. SHAWTTIKI OJHA

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (M.PHIL)
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MR. RAJIB MAHAPATRA

SACT-II (M.PHIL)
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MR. BYOMKESH JANA

SACT-II (M.A.)
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MR. BIPLAB MAITY

SACT-II (M.A.)
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