To develop and empower women through education that fosters knowledge and skills, promotes values of equality, secularism and national integration, moulds character through discipline and rigour and creates an open mind capable of assimilating the best traditions of the East and the West.

BENGALI HONOURS PROGRAM

 

(A Three - year B.A. (Honours) Course under 1+1+1 Regulations (2009) of University of Calcutta)

Course Outcomes - Bengali Honours

Paper 1 HISTORY OF BENGALI LITERATURE AND PHILOLOGY
There are four modules which have the following outcomes -
CO1: Students will acquire a comprehensive knowledge of social economic and political impact on literature and culture of Bengal from10th century onwards till 1960.
CO2: Study of history of the origin and development of the Bengali Language, varied phonetic patterns and epistemological studies.

Paper 2
There are six modules with the following outcomes -
CO1 The first two modules comprise of a detailed study of rhetoric and prosody including adequate capacity to scan any lines of poetry given.
CO2: Proof reading for blind students.
CO3: Analysis and reading of three important texts.

Paper 3 STUDY OF THE NOVEL AND SHORT STORY
There are five modules with the following outcomes -
CO1 Detailed learning of various genres, literary terms and register. This includes a deep probing within the literary texts from 19 c and 20 c with a proper knowledge of the craft of fiction as a whole.
CO2 The course includes a comparative study of literary portfolios as tragedy, comedy, absurd theatre, satire, farce, third theatre and other contemporary experimentations.

Paper 4 FORMS OF THEATRE
CO1 Students learn about the history of Bengali Theatre from its very onset till 1876. The course includes a comparative study of literary portfolios as tragedy, comedy, absurd theatre, satire, farce, third theatre and other contemporary experimentations.

Paper 5 BENGALI POETRY
Emphasis is laid on a detailed method of structural analysis of poetry, how to read a poem, current literary terms , diction and multilayered discourse peculiar to each poet in a distinct time period.

Paper 6
Students learn about the advancement of novel and the short-story as a literary genre from 19 c to 20 c.

Paper 7
Study of non-fiction in essays and critical appreciation of different styles of non-fiction writing, reading and interpretation of language from the authors' point of view and decoding their craft on the readers' behalf. Students are taught how to enrich their essay and critical analysis, how to elaborate a deep study of literature keeping in mind the current trends in world literature as a whole.

Paper 8
a. History of Sanskrit literature
b. History of English literature
c. Overview of Hindi literature
d. Detailed know-how of fundamental concepts of poetics with respect to 2 important texts.

 

Program Outcome - Bengali Honours

Bengali as a distinct language has its roots in Sanskrit. Bengali literature is emblematic of Indian literature as a whole through the success of its poets, scholars, essayists and novelists in both India and abroad. It has combined the rich traditional Bengali Indian culture and the good and positive ideas of Western culture peacefully and intelligently. Rabindranath Tagore's (1861-1941) art and philosophy deeply influenced artists and intellectuals worldwide. Medieval Bengali literature is also one of the richest of the subcontinent. The entire history of Bengali literature indicates the evolution of a society resplendent in the humane aspect and the finer senses. A robust and dynamic literature lends support to the vibrant tradition of performance in Bengali, primarily theatre, music and cinema.

Program Specific Outcome - Bengali Honours

Students have ample opportunity to showcase their talents in research, education, literary and artistic ventures and in professions like journalism, cinema, multi-media and civil administration. The Bengali novels deal with important psychological aspects of an individual's existence and help the students to develop an open mind towards the complexities of a changing world around them..