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The Department of History, ABN Seal College, Cooch Behar, is a family marching ahead with a mission to know the past and make the present strong for a brighter future. There are seven well accompanied faculty members with enthusiastic students, parents, as well as the college authority. The Department has a well stocked seminar library and modern communication facilities including internet access for the teachers and students. The field of health and hygiene of the students is a top priority. The Department organizes educational tours and publishes wall magazine in regular basis. The most of the students are established in the different field of the society. The Department has both UG and PG courses. Not only it has an excellent infrastructure, but also a dedicated museum with a large number of rare artifacts .

During the Covid-19 pandemic, the department has not been in a standstill. It is trying it’s best to bring out the educational environment of the college classrooms virtually by conducting online classes, internal assessments, hosting group discussions, doubt-clearing sessions, seminars and providing study materials in the form of PDFs and YouTube videos. The Department aims of marching towards quest for knowledge and education. Above all, fulfilling the needs of the students along with utmost personal care is the main objective of the Department.


Sl No. Name Designation
1 Rudrani Bhattacharya Assistant Professor
2 Dr. Prajna Paramita Sarkar Associate Professor
3 Dr. Rana Ray Associate Professor
4 Rajeshree Dutta Assistant Professor
5 Provat Poddar Assistant Professor
6 Arka Acharjee Assistant Professor
7 Biswajit Nandi SACT


History as a subject is being taught in this college since its inception in1888. However, Honours Course at the degree level was introduced only after the college came under the North Bengal University after 1967. Since 2010 the Department started its P.G. Course. During its long and rich history of 133 years the Department is proud to be associated with many eminent scholars of History who graced the department as faculties and many alumni of this department have established themselves as luminaries of the society and proud citizens of the country.

Have a glimpse of our vibrant academic culture:

  • We regularly arrange seminars and conferences with active participation of the students. Even during the Covid emergency, we have arranged webinars. Last one was on ‘The Antiquities of North Bengal’. The speakers were Sri Pratap Kumar Naik Assistant Superintending Archaeologist Konark Archaeological Museum, ASI And Dr. Malaysankar Bhattacharya Former Curator, Maldah Museum, Editor: The Historical Review, A Biannual Journal of History & Archaeology.

  • We regularly arrange educational trips and tours with our students.

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Bachelor Of Arts in History

HOD:- Rudrani Bhattacharya

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