The Bengali department was established in the year 1962.The initial classes were run by contractual teachers. The Department took a formal shape under the leadership of Late Sri Shyamakanti Dey in the year 1965.He served the college for 30 years till his expiry on service in the year 1994. Dr Debasish Bhattacharyya took over the reign of the department in the year 1995, but after 4 months service he found better opportunities in a college in Karaimganj.

Mr Debabrata Lahiri joined the Department in 18th September of 1995 and is currently leading the Department.

The Bengali department serves the three streams of the Higher secondary stream of Arts, Science and Commerce with a healthy intake of students in the MIL section.

In the degree level, it serves the Arts and Commerce faculty. Before the introduction of the Honours section, Bengali was a MIL subject in the commerce section. It has been a general course in the college syllabi in the semester system (in the first and second semester) and now under the CBCS system it is a Generic Elective subject in four semesters (out of six semesters) for the Arts students.

The Department regularly organizes events for the College like Rabindra Jayanti & Popular talks and Student Seminars.

Some notable alumni of the Department are

1) Sukanto Ghosh (2002 graduate) (now serving as Assistant Professor,Philosophy in DKD Dergaon)

2) Binoy Sarkar (2009  graduate)(TET qualified,working as Teacher)

3) Biswanath Chanda (2009 graduate)(TET qualified,working as Teacher)

4) Bina Chanda (2012 graduate)(TET qualified,working as Teacher)

5) Swaraj Sarkar (2014 graduate)(TET qualified,working as Teacher)

Jagannath Barooah College (Autonomous)
Barpatra Ali, Jorhat-785001
Assam, India
Phone: +91 376 3510156
Email:  jbcollege@rediffmail.com
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