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 making.
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 anniversary.