Syllabus for Master courses

  1. Business Studies 2014-2016

    The programme is envisaged as an interdisciplinary engagement with economics, commerce and management, alongside inputs from other social sciences. The courses have been designed to address needs and concerns of young women in the local context such as rural banking and marketing, micro-finance and self-help groups. Overall, the programme is designed to be effective and helpful for students with local interests, especially those coming from the commerce stream. Keeping in view the changing LPG (Liberalisation-Privatisation-Globalisation) scenario, the programme is geared to equipping students for dynamic and ever-changing market conditions. The various courses will help students who wish to manage small business enterprises or operate at managerial levels in hospitality industries or learn the basics of small entrepreneurship. They will enable students to provide administrative inputs into NGOs of a wide variety, including those seeking women’s empowerment through micro-finance and self-help. The expectation is that the programme will widen choices of employment and also equip students to work in the social sector.

  2. Bangla Bhasha O Sahitya

    There is a great demand for Masters’ courses in Bangla all over the state. The university is committed to research and higher education in the primary language of the state, drawing on local resources and enabling the exploration of regional histories. The programme will equip students to pursue research and teaching. It will seek to address gender issues and equip students to address and make relevant recent advances in literary theory. The language and literature programmes will feed into the various social science and humanities programmes.

  3. Education 2014-2016
    Education Syllabus(new)

    There are two streams within post-graduate work in this field, one addressing professional training for educational institutions and the other an academic engagement with one of the most important concerns of contemporary society. This programme falls in the latter category. There is an increasing perception of a crisis in education systems. While globally, the impact of this crisis has been felt most acutely in higher education, in India all levels of the education system is felt to be in the throes of a systemic crisis. The need of the hour is to orient learners to think sociologically about education and to understand education in the context of social structure and culture. There is an urgent need to understand education as a social institution in its complex linkages with other major social institutions. The university hopes that post-graduate students will be motivated to address the large gap in education research in this country, particularly in the domain of higher education.

  4. English (Language and Literature)

    This programme has been recently introduced in response to local demands. It was felt that the course should be made more relevant to the needs of local students and should address questions of language learning as well as of literary content. The language component will take some time to develop. At present, we upload the course for the first year.

  5. History 2014-2016
    History Syllabus (new)

    There is a rich tradition of historical scholarship in the region. The programme will seek to inculcate a historical approach to social questions among students and equip them for research and teaching. The course will survey major historical developments with an emphasis on the Indian context. There will also be some emphasis on the History of Bengal and in particular, south Bengal. The course will address recent developments within the discipline, including questions of methodology and critiques of positivist history. It will include surveys of new fields within the discipline such as gender, ecology, science and technology. The wider objective of the course is to provide students with the intellectual tools to critique the way we address our pasts.

  6. Political Science 2014-2016
    Political Science Syllabus (new)

    This is popular as an undergraduate programme in the locality. Many of the colleges offer honours courses in Political Science under the University of Calcutta. It is expected that local students will wish to access Masters’ programmes in the region. The programme will help students gather specialized understanding of the discipline and emerging dimensions within the field. Clearly, there is increasing engagement of youth in politics and political systems. The systematic study of politics will help them conceptualise this engagement. It is hoped that some students will move to research and teaching, others may seek employment in media, public bodies and local government. In the current phase of globalization, engagement with regions beyond the country is an important element in the preparation for employment. This programme has been designed to provide some of these inputs.

  7. Sociology 2014-2016

    The region of south Bengal has few undergraduate programmes in this field. There is, however, an increasing perception that this is a vital area within the social sciences, which allows for a comprehensive training in methodology and inculcating a critical perspective. Some of our students may be new to Sociology. The programme will enable students to learn the subject and relate their learning to their own social realities. To be a member of a society is to have some understanding of it. However, this familiarity is often selective and fragmentary. The course is aimed at enabling students to relate their experiences with theory. Such perspectives also prepare students better for the job market. We are expecting students from other regions but also from other humanities and social science disciplines, who may feel the need for a rigorous training in preparation for employment or for research. Employment opportunities in this field are increasing and the programme has been introduced in response to a felt demand.

  8. Women’s Studies
    Women's Studies (New)

    As the first women’s university in the eastern region of India, it was felt that a programme in women’s studies was imperative. The larger objective of women’s empowerment with which this university has been established cannot be achieved without some engagement with critical questions about gender relations. This is an inter-disciplinary programme with elements from all major humanities and social science disciplines. The central focus in the design of the curriculum has been the gendering of disciplines and the disciplining of gender. In recent years, gender as a category of analysis has entered, formally, the curricula in various humanities and social science disciplines in all major universities. Women’s Studies as a separate field of study now features at various levels of higher education across the country. The programme aims to inculcate critical approach among post-graduate students. It will also enable students to move on to research and teaching or to access employment in the media, NGOs and other social sectors.

  9. Mathematics
  10. Geography
  11. Physics
  12. M.Com. Syllabus
  13. Philosophy
  14. Zoology
  15. Chemistry
  16. Sanskrit Syllbus
  17. Botany
  18. Computer Science Applications

Note: The PG Courses in Business studies And Sociology have been discontinues for this Academic Session.