Faculty Acheivements

Dr. Tinni Goswami

Dr. Tinni Goswami has done her Masters in History and PhD on "˜Public Health and Sanitation in Colonial Bengal, 1880-1947 from Jadavpur University, India. She is an Assistant Professor in the Postgraduate & Research Department of History at St. Xavier's College (Autonomous) in Kolkata, India. She was also the Coordinator for the Centre for Gender Studies at her college and a Guest Faculty in the Postgraduate Department of History at Rabindra Bharati University. 

Dr. Goswami earned her JRF from the Indian Council of Historical Research from 2006-2008 and was a Fellow of The Asiatic Society, Kolkata from 2010-2013. She worked as a UGC Research Associate at the Womens Studies Research Centre, University of Calcutta from 2013-2014. 

Currently, she is working with the Bhaktivedanta Research Center, India on a project titled "˜Locating the Contributions of Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur and Saraswat Chatuspathi in the Field of Hindu Astrology in Colonial Bengal: A Case Study based on the Vaishnava Periodicals and Almanacs. She worked as a Curriculum Developer for Mukti Group, Kolkata for the project, Adhigam Bhoomi.

Additionally, Dr. Goswami is the Coordinator of the Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) on Research Methodology in History, Delhi Sultanate and Mughal India. These courses are under the Swayam portal by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Government of India. She acted as a Resource Person for several MOOC Courses on Environmental Sociology, Early Medieval India, the History of China, and India after independence. 

She has several international publications including Palgrave Macmillan and Cambridge Scholars Publishing. She is also working on fat studies in India and presented a paper at Birkbeck, University of London in July 2023. She is working on a book as a co-author on women and orature and recently contributed two chapters on public health in modern India.  

Details of paper presentation (2021-2023) 

  •  Presented paper in an online international conference in May, 2021organised by inMind Support, Poland.
  • Presented paper as a Resource Person in an international online workshop on "˜Manuscriptology and Paleography organized by The Asiatic Society, Kolkata, Bhaktivedanta Research Centre, Kolkata, Stockholm University and others in July, 2021.
  • Presented a paper in an international online conference on "˜Sociology of Education in Covid Times organized by Department of Sociology, USTM, Meghalaya, and Department of Sociology, University of Lucknow, in August, 2021.
  • Invited by the Department of Sociology, Birpara College, Alipurduar, West Bengal as a resource person to give an online speech on the occasion of the Independence Day, 2021. The program was broadcasted through ECS, Belur, West Bengal. 
  • Presented a paper in an international conference jointly organized by University of Warsaw and Charles University, Prague on 5th September, 2021.
  • Presented a paper at Variabilities23 organised by University of Winchester and Royal College of Surgeons England at Birkbeck, University of London on 19th July, 2023.   
  • Attended and presented Paper (online) in the ICSSR sponsored National Seminar on "NATIONAL EDUCATION POLICY 2020, SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS AND NATION BUILDING: PERSPECTIVES, ISSUES, CONCERNS & CHALLENGES" organised by Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow (3rd and 4th November, 2023).

Dr. Debarati Ganguly

Dr Debarati Ganguly is currently working as the assistant professor and coordinator in the Postgraduate department of History, St. Xavier's College (Autonomous), Kolkata. Her research area focuses on the Historiography of India and South-East Asia Relation and she has obtained her Ph.D degree from University of Calcutta in the year 2021. She secured Highest Marks in the B.A. History Hons. Examination from Lady Brabourne College, University of Calcutta and obtained her M.A. in History from University of Calcutta. She has passed UGC NET in 2013 and was granted The University Research Fellowship. From 2013-2017 (JRF & SRF). She has pursued six months course on Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies organized by Indian Museum in 2012. Dr. Ganguly has completed Refresher Course from Mizoram University on History and Archaeology from 31st August- 13th September 2021 and Faculty Induction Programme from 05th July-01st August, 2022, from Mizoram University. She has attended numerous national and international level workshops on various aspects of History organized by Asiatic Society, Department of A.I.H.C., University of Calcutta, Department of History, W.B.S.U, Ramakrishna Sarada Mission Vivekananda Vidyabhavan, St Xavier's College (Autonomous), Kolkata, Department of History, University of Hyderabad and Department of History, MANUU. Since 2023, she has been serving as the member of the Executive Committee of the Indian Association for Asian and Pacific Studies, an organization taking interest in different kinds of academic endeavours on Asia and Pacific regions.


Dr. Debarati Ganguly has participated in several national and international seminars. She was the invited speaker in the National Seminar on "˜Early India and Cambodia: Exploring Avenues of Linkages organized by the Department of A.I.H.C, University of Calcutta on 15th March 2019. She has presented papers in the international conferences organized by the Indian History Congress in the years 2021 & 2022 and South Indian History Congress in 2023. She has participated and presented paper in the international conference on "˜Asia Pacific from Past to Present: Bonding and Challenges jointly organized by Indian Association for Asian and Pacific Studies and ASEAN Studies Centre, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand in 2022. Research Papers and Book Chapters have been published in edited volumes and UGC Care Listed journals and journals containing I.S.B.N and I.S.S.N numbers. Dr. Ganguly has been awarded best paper prize for two times by Pashchimbanga Itihas Samsad. 

Prof. Arka Deb Banerjee

Arka Deb Banerjee graduated with a Honours in History from Jadavpur University in 2010. He completed his M.A. in History from Jadavpur University in 2012. He completed his MPhil in history from The Centre for Studies In Social Sciences, Calcutta in 2014. He is currently pursuing his PhD in History from The Centre for Studies In Social Sciences, Calcutta. He has presented papers at international seminars and has several publications. His areas of interest are history of modern Calcutta, history of famine relief policy and history of modern Europe. He has recently delivered 26 MOOC lectures at the EMRC on the following papers: Research Methodology in History, History of India (c750 - 1206), History of India (1206-1550), History of India (1550 - 1605). He has presented a paper entitled British Famine Policy and Local Initiatives: Experiencing the Famine of 1896-97 in Bengal at the Two-Day National Level Seminar on Revisiting the Intellectual History of Indian Struggle for Independence: Decoding the Debates and Discourses Emphasizing the Importance of Thoughts and Actions organised by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies, Kolkata (MAKAIAS) in collaboration with the Department of Education, St. Xavier's College (Autonomous), Kolkata in 2022. He has acted as external resource person and delivered lectures on the history of ancient Greek science at Hiralal Mazumdar Memorial College for Women, Dakhineswar. He has participated in numerous workshops and faculty developmental programs including a Seven Day International Faculty Development Program on Bengal Studies Through the Ages with Special Emphasis on Gender Centric Approaches, 4th to 10th April 2022 and Seven Day International Faculty Development Program on The Nuances of Scientific Writing and Publishing, 11th to 19th July 2022.

Dr. Sarbajit Mitra

Sarbajit Mitra currently working as an assistant professor in the Department of History at St. Xavier's College (Autonomous), Kolkata. He completed his PhD from SOAS, University of London in 2023, with his doctoral research focusing on the social and medical history of intoxicants in nineteenth-century India. Over the past two years, Sarbajit has presented his research at conferences and workshops hosted by the Centre for Medical Humanities at the University of Oxford, the School of History, Religions and Philosophies, SOAS and the Department of History at Goldsmiths College, London. Engaged in public outreach, he has contributed articles on various topics related to medical, visual, and sports history to platforms such as the British Library South Asia Blog, scroll.in, thewire.in, daakbangla.com, and the Bangla little magazine Harappa. Sarbajit has also curated works and delivered illustrated lectures on print culture and book history for the Delhi Art Gallery.

Dr. Arnab Bera

Dr. Arnab Bera is currently working as the part time lecturer in the postgraduate department of History, St. Xavier's College (Autonomous), Kolkata. He has graduated with a Honours in History from Midnapore College in 2009. He completed his M.A. in History from Jadavpur University in 2011 and obtained his  MPhil degree in history from Rabindra Bharati University in 2015. He has completed his Ph.D in History from Rabindra Bharati University  in 2022. Dr. Bera has presented papers at various seminars and published papers in several journals. His areas of interest are history of science, environmental history and history of popular culture.

Dr. Pragati Bandyopadhyay

Dr.  Pragati Bandyopadhyay is currently serving as the Part-Time lecturer in the Postgraduate department of History. 

She Completed "Research Training Programme" in CENTRE FOR STUDIES IN SOCIAL

SCIENCES in 1996-97.

  • Awarded Ph.D. by University of Kalyani on "COMMUNALISM AND BENGAL POLITICS (1929-1947): A Case Study of Hindu Mahasabha", in January 2007.
  • Attached as Full-Time Research Associate in Nehru Museum and Memorial Library under Ministry of Culture from 05-08-18 to 31-12-22.
  • Attached as Research Fellow in Indian Council of Historical Studies for 4 years.
  • PUBLICATION: - TOTAL 16 [ In National and International Journals].
  • SPEAKER at SAHA INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR PHYSICS on WOMEN IN FREEDOM. STRUGGLE on 23-08-22 in the Celebration of "˜Azadika Amrit Mahotsav.
  • Speaker at SCINTILLATION 2023 E-Summit organised by IISET, Shibpur.
  • Speaker on "Pritilata Waddedar and Revolutionary Nationalism".
  • Guest Speaker for the Hijli Martyrs Day Programme 2023, IIT Kharagpur.
  • Appointed as Ph.D. Supervisor in Seacom Skills University, Bolpur, September 2022.
  • Attached in Netaji Open University as Counsellor in BDP and PG (2007).
  • Appointed as Counsellor in PG Course in IGNOU. (September, 2023)
  • Two Books Published on 29th July,2023 - 
    • Historical Lectures of Nationalist Leader of Freedom Struggle - Sri Asutosh Lahiri, ( Sutradhar - ISBN: 978-81-963367-1-4)
    • Bengal Provincial Hindu Mahasabha and Veer Savarkar (Imprint - ISBN: 978-81-957716-4-6).

Prof. Ashesh Kumar Dhar

Ashesh Kumar Dhar is faculty at Department of History, St Xavier's College, Raghabpur Campus, He is pursuing PhD from Department of History at University of Hyderabad. His research interests lie in Borderlands, Agrarian studies and environmental histories. He is pursuing his PhD research on the Reclaiming the Rural: Liminalities and Politics in Eighteenth Century India in the political backdrop of the Anglo-Gorkha borderland relations in Eastern India. Parts of his thesis have been presented as Panel papers/individual papers at select National/ International seminars/conferences. He was Chair for the panel "˜Multitudes of the Social in South Asia at the Hong Kong University Annual Symposium 2023.He has been associated as Research Assistant with Leibniz Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO); Berlin, his role has been researching archives for the project "˜Timely Histories: A Social History of Time in South Asia.


Students Acheivements

Students of both UG and PG departments are engaged in different academic and extracurricular activities. They enthusiastically participate in NSS programs and various college events. Many ex students are now pursuing their higher studies in different universities including University of Calcutta, Jadavpur University and Rabindra Bharati University. Some ex-students have been employed in various organizations including Tata Consultancy Service. 

  • In the departmental lectures and seminar, both UG and PG students participated.
  • The students of the UG department, Raghabpur Campus, participated in a national seminar held at Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira, Belur and Narendrapur Ramakrishna Mission in 2023.
  • The students of the UG department, Raghabpur Campus, attended the seminar titled "˜Revisiting the Intellectual History of Indias Struggle for Independence organized by the department of Political Science at Park Street Campus on 14/08/23.
  • The students of UG Semester 3 and 5 actively participated in One Day State Level Workshop on "˜Sensitizing Youth on the Rights of the Disabled: An Endeavour towards Social Equality & Freedom for All which was held on 20th August, 2022 organized by The Centre for Gender Studies, St. Xavier's College (Autonomous), Kolkata in joint collaboration with Sruti Disability Rights Centre, Kolkata
  • UG Students participated in the LGBTQA+ Sensitization Workshop organized at Raghabpur Campus on 4th October 2023 organized by the Centre for Gender Studies, in collaboration withSappho for Equality.
  • UG students participated in the Hult team organize their flagship event Exhult, on 30th September 2023, Raghabpur Campus.
  • UG students showed their excellent skills in the Art and Craft Exhibition as a part of School Exposure Visit to SXC Raghabpur Campus which was held on 20th September 2023.
  • On March 2nd, 2024, the UG final year students attended a workshop conducted by ARDSI, Calcutta Chapter. This workshop was aimed to cater employment opportunities for the students in need. 
  • On March 10th, 2023, the Centre for Gender Studies, St. Xavier's College (Autonomous), Kolkata, in joint collaboration with Tata Consultancy Services, organized an Orientation Program on TCS Youth Employment at the Raghabpur Campus. The students of the Department attended the workshoand later on received training.
  • CONVOCATION 2022, Department of B.A History(H), Highest marks scored in Semester-(I ) & (II) Pinki Labu, semester - (III) & (IV)- Samanta Mondal. Semester-(I) & (VI) Sumana Mondal
  • CONVOCATION 2023, Department of B.A History(H), Highest marks scored in Semester-(I )&  (II) Aabeer Ghosh , Semester - (III) & (IV)- Sumona Patra. Semester-(I) & (VI) Pinki Labu.