Department of Bengali was introduced in Ambedkar College in the year 1991 as pass course. Honours course was introduced in the college from the session 2009-10. At that time the intake capacity of the subject was 30. This intake capacity increased to 40 from the session 2012-13. Dr. Supriya Das was the first Head of the department i.e. from 2008-2011. Mr Manmohan Debnath was assigned as the Head of the department since 2011 to till date.
SWOC analysis of the department and Future plans:
The student’s enrolment and the annual pass percentage are the two main strengths of the department of Bengali, Ambedkar College, Fatikroy; besides, the good rapport between students and teachers and Remedial coaching classes for students on holidays are not less than a factor of strength which helps the department to achieve success and excellence in academic pursuit.
Lack of permanent faculty as compare to the enrollment of students.
There are ample opportunities to organize Seminar, workshop etc. on Bengali Language and literature and the head of the institution and department have strong inclination to encourage such academic events
The challenge for this department is to reduce the dropout rate of students between each year and to create job opportunities; besides, one of the major challenges is to prepare the students to be well qualified in regional language, i.e. Bengali.