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Departmental Profile

The Department of Bengali started functioning in 1994. The department was one of the first six departments launched in Assam University . Right from inception, the special emphasis of the faculty has been on strengthening the system of higher learning and research in Bengali language and literature. The department fully appreciates its role in the historical context of the language movement in the southern part of Assam. This year the university has set up Barak Bangla Sahitya Academy which is functioning under the department of Bengali. The Academy will collect, preserve, analyse, interpret and disseminate inputs pertaining to the gigantic treasure of folk language and culture that prevails in South Assam and so far has remained by and large unexplored.

Courses Offered

i) M.A(by course work)     Duration:Four Semesters     Intake Capacity:100

ii)M.Phil(by course work and dissertation)    Duration:Three Semesters

iii)Ph.D(by course and research work)

iv)D.Litt (by research work)

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Name & Qualification Designation Area of Specialization Contact & Email ID
Rama Bhattacharyya,  Ph.D. Professor Language and Post - Tagore Bengali Literature.
Bela Das,  Ph.D.  Professor Medieval Bengali Literature,19th Century Bengali Literature and Feminism.  


Biswatosh Chowdhury,  Ph.D. Professor Tagore & Post Tagore Literature.
Priya Kanta Nath (Ph.D.) Professor Literary Theory and Modern Bengali Literature
Debasish Bhattacharjee,  Ph.D.  Professor Literary Theory and Application, Modern Bengali Literature, North East Studies


Tripti Paul Choudhury,  Ph.D. Associate Professor Comparative Literature, Rabindra Sahitya
Santanu Sarkar,  Ph.D. Asstt. Professor Linguistics and Literary Thoery


Durba Deb,  Ph.D. Asstt. Professor Modern Bengali Literature and Manuscriptolog
Rami Chakraborty,  Ph.D. Asstt. Professor Faminism, Tagore and Modern Bengali Literature
Ashok Das,  Ph.D. Asstt. Professor Literary theory and Modern Bengali Literature
Alauddin Mandal, Ph.D. Asstt. Professor Modern Bengali Literature, Comparative Literature, Ethnic and Religious Studies & Comparative Theology.

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Barunjyoti Choudhury,  Ph.D. Asstt. Professor Literary Theory & Modern Bengali Literature
 Bubul Sarma,  Ph.D Asstt. Professor Mediaeval Bengali Literature

Head of the Department

Prof. Biswatosh Chowdhury

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Students passing out of the department generally find placement as faculty members / researchers in universities , colleges and other educational institutions

Centre for Studies in Endangered Languages, Manuscriptology and Folkloristics

The Centre for Studies in Endangered Languages , Manuscriptology and Folkloristics(CELMF) started its functioning on official basis since 01-01-2009 under UGC approval.The Centre is attached to the Deptt. of Bengali of Assam University and is monitored by a Committee having Prof. S.Devi,Dean School of Language as Chairman,Dr.Biswatosh Choudhury,HOD,Bengali as Vice Chairman & Dr.D.Bhattacharya , Reader , Deptt. of Bengali as the Director i/c cum Convener.The members are the three faculties appointed at the centre along with some other teachers from different departments in the school of language.


Name & Qualification Designation Area of Specialization Contact & Email ID
Rama Kanta Das,  Ph.D Asstt. Professor Folklore
Rahul Das, Ph.D Asstt. Professor Literary Theory & Modern Bengali Literature
Arjundev Sen Sharma,  Ph.D. Asstt. Professor Medieval  Bengali Literature


Prof. Biswatosh Choudhury