Women's College, Calcutta

Women's College, Calcutta

P-29, Kshirode Vidyavinode Avenue,
Kolkata - 700003

Department of Philosophy

About the Department

Faculty and students of the department celebrating Teachers' Day

The teaching of the subject Philosophy began in this college in its early days. However the department of Philosophy got affiliation in both Honours and General in 1969-70. The founder of our College Late D.L. Dey himself was fond of this subject. He himself did his Ph. D in Philosophy from London. Our first head of the department was Prof. SourindraMohyan Bhattacharya. At present our department has threefull-time teachers – Prof. Swati Sengupta (Head of the Department), Prof Baisakhi Das Saha and Prof. Tanusree Das. Room no 12 in the 2nd floor of the old building is the department of Philosophy.

We share a warm and impartial relation with the students who are generally sincere and hard working. Many of our students have made us proud in their commendable achievements in various fields of life be it academic or extracurricular.

Philosophy is subject which covers the entire universe and our life. The subject ponders over rare questions such as knowledge, soul, God, Ethics etc.  The subject enables a reader to lead a moral life keeping in mind the welfare of all human beings and to come out of his/her narrow world of material pleasure.

Online teaching: The department also has arrangement for online classes through Google classroom (college provided G-Suite). Notes, assignments, reference materials are sent through mails or other online communication platforms. We also provide YouTube  video lectures .

Priorities and Aims

As a department running undergraduate (UG) course, we feel that we should focus on the performance of the students in the examination conducted by the University of Calcutta. We try to teach both inside and outside the class room. We update ourselves by reading the new publications on our subject. We always try to keep our students aware of the modern thinking in the subject. Students not only concentrate on learning the subject, they also participate in various type seminars, group discussion, debate, extempore speeches, games and sports and other cultural activities both inside and outside the college. Apart from this, our students also enthusiastically present papers through Power Point Presentations.  Our students have started Poster presentation from the year 2016.

Finally, we try to give mental support to our students to cope with challenges in their daily lives.

Classes are held regularly

Both slow and weak learners are identified within the internal assessment

Special assistance is given to the students outside the classroom.

Guardians are regularly informed about the performance of their wards through Parent – Teacher meeting.

The students prepare quotations; charts related to the subject and display this in their assigned class room

Assessment of students is made through class tests, group discussions.

Examination Process

Poster presentation by students

Students are also assisted in day to day classroom participation.

Internal tests are held along with regular class tests.

Library and other Facilities

There are 196 books in our seminar Library

All the necessary books recommended in the C.U. syllabus have been provided.

Advance and enthusiastic students are helped with books from the personal collection of the teachers.

We flexible in borrowing books.

Students' seminar presentation

Academic Activities of the Department

Swapna Mukherjee Lecture, 2020

 

Maintenance of academic calendar every year for Honours and general courses.

Keeping records of the attendance and performance of the students.

 

Teacher updates themselves by attending refresher courses, orientation courses, seminars and workshops.

Students at work

 

List of eminent academicians to the department

Prof. Probal Sen – Professor, C.U.

Prof. Arun Mukherjee – Professor, J.U.

Prof. SoumitraBosu -  Professor, J.U.

Prof. Atashee Chatterjee Sinha – Professor, J. U.

Swami Ritananda Editor,  UdbodhanPatrika.

Prof. DeboshrutiRoychowdhury – Dean, Presidency Univerisity

Prof. Avik Banerjee -  Ex – HOD, Scotish Church College

Prof. Verby Roy – Scottish Church College

 

Faculty


Smt. Swati Sengupta
Designation: Associate Professor
Qualification: M. A., B. Ed.
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Smt. Baisakhi Das Saha
Designation: Assistant Professor
Qualification: M.A, B.Ed,M.Phil , Ph.D pursuing, UGC-SET (2007)
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Smt. Tanusree Das
Designation: Assistant Professor
Qualification: M.A, B.Ed,M. Phil,Ph.D pursuing, UGC-NET (2012)
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