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Prasannadeb Women's College

Estd : 1950. Government sponsored.
Affiliated to University of North Bengal
NAAC Accredited with B++

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    About the Arena: The Department of Philosophy

    In the year 1950, P.D. Women’s College of Jalpaiguri embarked on a mission to fulfill the
    desires of the queen, the wife of King Prasanna Dev Raikut, simultaneously advancing
    women’s higher education. Having shared her deepest sentiments with her husband, the
    queen decided that the college’s name should reflect that of the king. This marked a
    challenging endeavor for the then-authority, as they initiated a women’s college alongside
    numerous Honours departments of arts and science, challenging societal gender roles.
    The Philosophy department has been a part of this journey since the beginning, always
    welcoming first-generation learners. Approximately 60-70 percent of our students hail from
    rural areas and tea gardens adjacent to the forest. The department is committed to
    transforming students with ordinary attitudes and impoverished mindsets, aiding backward
    classes in their academic preparation for the contemporary competitive world.
    Each young girl from rural areas has a unique life story, often hindered by an inability to
    express herself on a proper platform or understand effective communication styles. Many
    struggle to adapt to the global work environment due to the orthodox mentality within their
    families. In response, we organize parent-teacher meetings, cultural programs, and
    workshops on career-oriented themes to promote the mental health of our students.
    Our college is fortunate to house the Center for Women’s Studies, initiated in 2007, providing
    us with the opportunity to rejuvenate our students through thought exchange with the new
    generation. Our syllabus serves as a valuable resource for any young learner, bridging
    traditional male philosophers’ theories with feminist thoughts in the realm of practical ethics.
    In today’s context, philosophy delves into the practical field of human experience, aligning
    with the globalization theme. Consequently, we arrange gender sensitization programs,
    special lectures, and seminars on practical ethics, striving to motivate students to express
    their voices confidently

    Smt. Indrani Sengupta

    Associate Professor

    M.A.

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    Dr. Saswati Chakraborty

    Associate Professor

    M.A., Ph.D

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    Dr.Pampa Roy Chowdhury

    Associate Professor

    M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.

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    Mr. Shyamal Baskey

    Assistant Professor

    M.A.

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