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BENGALI HONOURS AT ST. XAVIER’S COLLEGE (AUTONOMOUS)
FROM THE ACADEMIC SESSION 2012 – 13
From the academic session July 2012-13 St. Xavier’s College
(Autonomous) is introducing Bengali Honours Course. This is
our tribute to Gurudeb Rabindranath Tagore on his 150th
birth anniversary. St. Xavier’s also completed its 150 years
in 2010. St. Xavier’s College feels proud in honouring a
Admission procedures will begin along with other courses
after the publication of the 10+2 results of the respective
boards. Check out for other details on the College website.
Department of Bengali is perhaps the only department which has a
very rich past among the minor departments of this college. The
prominence of this department comes into forefront because of
the activities of our students under the banner of Bengali
Literary Society. In that sense we are perhaps the only
department of this college where the division of Arts & Science
or Commerce makes no difference. We are the department concerned
with many students though we are ourselves a minor.
Like other years, in this academic session also we got some
students with good potentials and knack for literature, from
various departments who took Bangla as their elective subject.
The Semester-IV students worked very hard to prepare their
project papers, which were appreciated by the experts. Some of
them are actively involved in group theaters and short film
With the guidance of Sociology Department we are preparing a
short introductory course on Bengali language and Culture for
the foreign students who are coming in the next semester. The
department is helping Father Principal for publishing his book
on Brahmabandhab Upadyay in Bangla. An almost forgotten name, a
contemporary of Rabindranath Tagore, Brahmabandhab should get
recognition for his life and works. Our own Goethals library has
his valuable manuscripts and rare collection of his articles. By
translating this book of Father Principal, we feel proud to pay
homage to a theosophist and prophet in his 150th birth
In this year the regular academic activities went on smoothly
with the co-operation of the Deans and VP of Arts & Science and
the Controller of examinations. Beside that, Department of
Comparative Literature of J. U. published a book of Prof. R.
Chowdhury on Bengali Literary Historiography and his another
book on Jagadish Gupta was also published in the Kolkata Book
Fair 2010. Prof. M. Bhattacharya presented a paper in a
symposium organized by the research cell of our college.
The department is looking forward towards its future to start
a Major Honours Course in Bangla. Father Principal has taken a
positive view regarding this proposal and helping us in all
possible way. For this we are grateful to him.