The College encourages the culture of individual as well as inter-disciplinary approach to research activities. It has a Research Cell which monitors and conducts the various research projects initiated by the departments. The Cell also conducts centralized research projects involving the teachers and students of various departments with the help of institutional support in the form of a separate space with moderate infrastructural facilities.
The following research projects have been completed or are ongoing.
- Ongoing UGC Minor Research Project by Dr. Kuldip Kaur, Associate Professor, Department of
Hindi entitled, "Guru Granth Sahib mein Santon
ki Vani: Vartaman Samajik Sarokar"
Period of study: 2014-2016
U.G. C. Reference No. F.PHW-068/14-15 (ERO)
- Ongoing INSA Major Project by Dr. Mala
Bhattacharya & Dr. Purabi Mukherjee (Department
of Mathematics) entitled, "Compilation of
Classified Bibliographies and Assessment of
Research Work Done in Different Grant Branches
in Mathematics in the Eastern Zone in India
during 19th & 20th Century". Proposal has been
sent to the Indian National Science Academy, Madhavendra Narayan, Bahadur Shah Zafor Marg,
New Delhi. The project commenced on 01.07. 2013
and is ongoing.
- Completed UGC Minor Research Project by Dr. E.S. Paul, Associate Professor, Department of
Title: "Fantasy Land - Fantasy in Selective Children Fiction". The report was submitted in 2015
- Completed College Project: The College
encourages the culture of inter-disciplinary
approach to research activities and thus a
project entitled "Virtual or Actual : The
Preferred Reality of Our Urban Youth" was
conducted by the students under the supervision
of Dr. Lapita Sarkar (faculty, Dept. of
Economics) and Dr. Sarmila Sarkar (Faculty,
Dept. of History) during the session 2012-13 .
The subjects and data collectors of this
micro-study spanned across all departments of
the college and the report was submitted in
Objective: At this stage of technological advancement resulting in instant accessibility and information, it is imperative to integrate the youth's penchant for accessing the internet and social networking into the teaching-learning process for our Urban Youth.
- Completed UGC Minor Research Project by Dr. Lapita Sarkar, Associate Professor, Department
Title : "Non-Farm Employment Generation and Demand For Health Services"
Period of study: 2012-2014
Report was submitted in January 2015.
- Inter-discipline Guidance in Research: In
2014, Smt. Swagata Ray, an alumni and Guest
Lecturer of the Department of Psychology
interacted with other faculty members, namely,
Dr. Ballari Roy Chowdhury (Department of
Bengali), Smt. Krishnakali Chakraborty Banerjee
(Department of Philosophy) and Dr. Sumita
Mukherjee (former Faculty, Department of
Psychology) to obtain their expert comments for
a pilot study for her doctoral thesis in the
area of "Moral Cognition and Evaluation"
- Completed UGC Minor Research Project by Dr. Sarmila Sarkar, Associate Professor, Department
Title: "The Urban Space, Image and Subtext: Visual Representation of the City of Calcutta/Kolkata (1788 - 2010)".
Period of study: 2010-2012.
Project was submitted in July 2013.
- Completed INSA Major Project by Dr. Mala
Bhattacharya, Associate Professor, Department of
Mathematics (jointly with Dr. Purabi mukherjee
and research assistant, Smt.Nandita Mallik ) -
"Pioneer Mathematicians and their Role in
Calcutta University during 19th and 20th
Proposal was sent to Indian National
Science Academy, Madhavendra Narayan, Bahadur
Shah Zafor Marg, New Delhi and the period of
study was from 01.02.2010 to 28.02.2013. A Book
entitled, "Pioneer Mathematicians of Calcutta
University" has been published by the University
of Calcutta based on this project.
- Completed Three-Year Collaborative Research by
the Department of Psychology Gokhale Memorial
Girl's College, Kolkata, India jointly with the
Centre for Linguistics and Philology University
of Oxford, UK - a Major Research Project on Neuro-Linguistics and Psycholinguistics, funded
by the European Research Council (ERC) since
February 2012. The project entitled, "Words : Assymetry, Change and Processing in Phonological
Mental Representation" being conducted under the
supervision and guidance of Prof. Aditi Lahiri,
Senior Faculty of the above-mentioned centre.
The Faculty, the Alumni and the students of the Department of Psychology were inducted in the project as Research Assistants and subjects, while student volunteered from other departments also and participated as subjects.
- Completed UGC Minor Research Project by Dr. Reshmi Panda Mukherjee, Assistant Professor,
Department of Hindi
Title : "Hindi ke Sahityik Patrikaon ke Bhavishya".
Period of Study: 2010 - 2012
- Completed UGC Minor Research Project by Dr. E.S. Paul, Associate Professor, department of
Topic: "2008 - 2010 Rediscovering India - A Study of Novels Translated into English". Report was submitted in 2010.
- Completed UGC Minor Research Project by Dr. Sudeshna Kar Barua, Associate Professor,
Department of English.
Title: "Machiavelli and Machiavellian Villains: A Re-Interpretation"
UGC Reference No.F.PHW059/09-10 (ERO) dated September 07, 2009.
Period of study: 17.09.09 to 16.06.11.
The study sought to re-interpret the work of a man designated a "villain and a devil in disguise" and in the process to show how Machiavelli had been unjustly maligned. The Project also demanded a re-assessment of Machiavellian stage villains, so termed as they were thought, through centuries, to be cast in Machiavelli's mould.