History of the Department
Surendranath College started its Department of Education in the year 1960 under the able hands of Professor Sadhana Bhattacharya (1960-70). She was ably assisted by Professor Madhuri Choudhury, Professor Dipti Adhya (1967 – 96), Professor Aparna Kundu (1967-96) in developing the Department. The subject was initially taught as a two year pass course, it was much later that the subject was introduced at the Honours level, being one of the first five colleges affiliated to the University of Calcutta to be doing so. Prof Madhumita Dutta, Prof Sephali Bhattacharya and Prof Binata Santra joined the Department more or less at the same time, taking a steering role in the development of the college activities along with academic work.
Prof Mom Mitra and Prof Sayanti Bhaumik joined the Department in 1999 and 2000 respectively. They were on study leave from 2004-2006 under UGC’S Faculty Improvement Programme of the Xth plan period to complete their PhD work. Dr. Binata Santra and Prof Sephali Bhattacharya retired from their duties in 2007 and Prof Sayanti Bhaumik left her job in the last lap of the same year. The responsibility of the Department from then on was shouldered by Dr. Mom Mitra and she was assisted by six part-time teachers which was then a temporary post. Of these six two part time teachers namely Prof. Jayeeta Chowdhury and Prof. Soma Ghosh have been retained by college to be made permanent by the Education Department of West Bengal in the year October, 2010. Dr. Ajit Mondal has been performing as HOD since January, 2017.
At present the Demographic Profile of the Department is as follows:-
- Full Time Teachers (FTT):1) Dr Mom Mitra (March, 1999).
2) Prof Sanghamitra Basak (April, 2010).
3) Dr. Ajit Mondal (September, 2014)
4) Prof. Subrata Bachhar (January, 2017)
- Permanent Part-Time Teachers (P-PTT):1) Prof. Jayeeta Chowdhury (Feb, 2008)
2) Prof Soma Ghosh. (Feb, 2008)
Besides classroom teaching – learning, National Seminar, Student Seminar, Quiz Competition, Career Counselling and Educational Excursion, Publication of Wall Magazine and Departmental Journal fall under the ambit of the departmental activities.