University Administrative

Ranchi Road
Post Office : Purulia Sainik School
District : Purulia
West Bengal
PIN: 723 104

A State University
Established by West Bengal ACT XII of 2010
The Sidho-Kanho-Birsha University act 2010
[Passed by the West Bengal Legislature]
Approved by UGC &
Fully funded by Govt. of West Bengal

Phone: 03252 202 419


Department Of History

Department of History, Sidho-Kanho-Birsha University

The Department of History of Sidho-Kanho-Birsha University was established in 2011 at the Bongabari campus of the Sidho-Kanho-Birsha University. Full time faculties in the department were appointed in 2012.

To make the Department of History, Sidho-Kanho-Birsha University at par with the History Departments of any established university in the country.

To adopt an updated syllabus, introduce up-to-date teaching methods and provide diverse avenues of research so that the Department of History of Sidho-Kanho-Birsha University becomes equal with History Department of any other established university in the country.


1. Adopting an updated syllabus and continually reviewing it at regular intervals.
2. Introducing up-to-date teaching methods.
3.Opening up new areas of research, especially in the local history of Manbhum-Purulia.
4.Building networks with the History Departments of other universities of West Bengal and India.
5.Establishing collaborations with various academic institutions both at the provincial and national levels.
6.Organising tours to different historical places and archaeological sites.
7.Building a museum to preserve the valuable archaeological remains of Manbhum-Purulia.
8.Establishing coaching centre for the students who are appearing in School Service Commission and NET/SET exams.
9.Organising seminars/ conferences/ workshops/ special lectures regularly in the department.

At present there are two full time Assistant Professors in the department:

Mr.GautamMukhopadhyay (Department- in-Charge) & Mr.RajarshiChakrabarty.

Apart from them there are three Guest Professors in the department: Dr.Pradip Kumar Mandal. Mr.Avijit Sarkar & Ms.Sibani De.

The most important work of the department during the year 2012-2013 was the preparation of the P.G. syllabus of Department. The syllabus was prepared after looking at the syllabuses of the other universities of West Bengal. Professor Smritikumar Sarkar, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Burdwan; Professor UjjayanBhattacharjee, Dean, Faculty of Arts at Vidyasagar University and Prof.Alok Ghosh, Assistant Professor of History at the University of Kalyani were external members of the Syllabus Committee of History. Their valuable suggestions were very helpful in the framing of the P.G. syllabus of History.

The department organised a tour to Murshidabad in January 2013 to enable the students to have a firsthand knowledge about Murshidabad, the capital of pre-colonial Nawabi Bengal. The faculty members have decided to continue this historical excursion every year. In 2014 there are plans to visit Nalanda and Buddha Gaya to provide the students an insight into the ancient history of India.

The department every year celebrates 1st November, which is the PuruliaBangabhuktiDibos. On that day in 1956, the Manbhum district of the then erstwhile province of Bihar was split into two and Purulia, a part of the earlier Manbhum district was annexed to West Bengal. The department every year observes the day in a befitting manner. Apart from this the department places stress in its P.G. syllabus in teaching the local history of Manbhum-Purulia.

On 28th April 2014, the department organised the 1st state level seminar at S.T.T. College auditorium on Recent Researches on South West Bengal in General and Manbhum in Particular. The V.C. of Vidyasagar University was present as the main speaker at the seminar. Prof ProdipChattopadhyay of Burdwan University was also one of the speakers.