Syamaprasad College

(Affiliated to University of Calcutta, NAAC Acrediated ``B")
Main: 92, SP Mukherjee Road & Annex: 5B, R Dasgupta Road, Kolkata 700-026

(033) 2455-1738/7671,


Department of Education currently offers four year major in Education as well as 3 year multidisciplinary general degree.

Department of Education

The Department of Education is one of the oldest departments to be established in Syamaprasad College. This Department was opened with General affiliation from the very beginning in the year 1950 and started functioning w.e.f. the academic session 1950-51. Honours course in Education was introduced in the academic session 2000-01.The functions of the department, within the broad framework of the objectives of Syamaprasad College, are to carry out academic activities addressing education as a field of knowledge and an area of practice.

The faculty members of the department always focused to care both the academic needs and expectations of the students as well as to prepare a good human beings. Personal care is provided to the students by way of mentoring and remedial teaching. The department admits differently abled students and makes necessary provisions for their individualized educational needs.The university results of the Department have been commendable. The faculty members as well as the students engage in participatory mode of teaching and learning makes the classroom situation more acceptable and enjoyable. Besides the students are greatly encouraged to engage in intercollege paper presentation, publication and undertake students’ projects. The college also provides a smart classroom as upgrading teaching learning situation positively.

After successful completion for three years (six semesters) as an honours / general students in Education, he/she will be able to identify, formulate and solve problems using appropriate information and approaches, demonstrate their understanding of major theories, approaches, concepts with professional and ethical responsibility, appropriately apply laws, codes, regulations of society , synthesize knowledge and use insight and creativity to better understand and improve society, engage responsibly and sensitively with cultural, historical and interdisciplinary global contexts, work in multi-disciplinary teams and provide leadership quality that arise in multi-disciplinary work.

Departmental Highlights

Student-Teacher Relationship

The Department boasts a good relationship between student teachers, with professors always being accessible to students, and students initiating attention through spontaneous love and regard.

Innovative Teaching Methods

  • Audio & Video Tools.
  • Stimulating Classroom Environment
  • Welcome New Ideas
  • Refer to Books On Creativity
  • Introduce Lessons Like a Story
  • Regular  Assignments
  • Seminar by the students & professors

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  • Learning Outcome

    Those who want to make a real difference in the lives of others should consider a career in education and teaching. If you get a thrill from seeing someone really understand something you’ve taught them, then this field will be constantly rewarding. Clear, efficient but friendly communication skills are key in establishing a connection with those you’re teaching and communicating the material you are teaching (especially those who are very young, older, speak a different language or have learning difficulties). Patience and the power to motivate those you are teaching will make you a better teacher, while confidence engaging with new people and speaking in public will be a major benefit too.

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The students will be able –
1. To understand the meaning, nature, scope and aims of Education, Educational Psychology, Philosophical bases of Education, Sociological aspect of Education, concept of Educational organization, management and planning, theory of guidance and counceling and also technology in Education, inclusive Education.
2. To analyze and differentiate between life-centric and child-centric education and individual and social perspectives in education.
3. To elaborate the contributions of Western and Eastern educators Rousseau, Froebel, Montessori, Bertrand Russell, Dewey, Rabindranath and Vivekananda and the role of education in propagation of values.
4. To apply the knowledge of different commissions and committees regarding education in India during ancient and medieval period, British period and after independence.
5. To synthesize the relation between educational management and administration among two administrations at different levels (Primary, Secondary and Tertiary), Board of Secondary Education, Council of H.S Education and Council of Higher education.
6. To create the skill on Educational technology as well as I.C.T, system approach, content analysis, microteaching, instructional techniques and e-learning.
7. To develop an understanding about curriculum development and national curriculum framework, 2005.
8. To develop the ability to organize relevant educational data and to represent educational data through graphs and to develop skill in analyzing and displaying data.
9. To develop an understanding of proper communication skill, basic concept of Educational research, skill for Democratic citizenship, proper teaching skill, life skill education, Peace and Value Education and Human Right Education.
10. To identify the historical perspectives of Women Education, major constraints of Women Education and Women empowerment and also the policy perspective and committees & commissions on Women Education.

  • Faculty Members

Name Qualification Designation
Swapan Kumar Chhatui
MA, M.Phil
Assistant Professor
Mithun Gayen
MSc. (Chem), M.Ed., NET
Assistant Professor
Utpal Giri
M.A, M.Phil
Invited Lecturer
Partha Malick
M.A (Mathematics), M.Ed, NET & SET
Invited Lecturer

Short Bio

Mr. Swapan Kumar Chhatui, Assistant Professor

Qualifications: M.Phil, M.A.

Short Profile: Prof. Swapan Kumar Chhatui is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Education. He graduated from GMSM Mahavidyalaya, C.U in 1988 after which he completed his M.A in Education from University of Calcutta in 1990. He obtained an MPhil Degree from University of Calcutta in 1993. The title of his dissertation was“Objectives of higher education in modern India”.Apart from teaching he loves to involve himself in Social work and is currently the Program Officer of the NSS. He has been serving the institution successfully for the last 12 years.

Mr. Mithun Gayen, Assistant Professor & Head

Qualifications: M.Sc (Chemistry), M.Ed, NET (Both UGC & CBSE), Ph.D (Pursuing)

Short Profile: Mithun Gayen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Education. After graduating from Dinabandhu Andrews College (Garia) with Chemistry Honours, he completed his M.Sc in Organic Chemistry from Rajabazar Science College, University of Calcutta. He then obtained his B.Ed and M.Ed Degree from David Hare Training College, University of Calcutta with first class. He is now pursuing a Ph.d Degree in Educational Studies from Ramakrishna Mission Sikshanamandira, Belur Math. His area of research is Technology in Education and he is also interested in Science Education and History of Indian Education System. Before joining Syamaprasad College he also served as a Lecturer of Physical Science at Shantipur  B.Ed College, Nadia.

Mr. Partha Malick,Visiting Faculty

Qualifications: M.A in Mathematics, M.Ed, NET & SET Qualified

Short Profile: Partha Malick is a Visiting Faculty in the Department of Education. After graduating from Shibpur Dinabandhu College, C.U with Mathematics Honours, he completed his Master Degree in Mathematics from Rabindra Bharati University following which he obtained his B.Ed & M.Ed Degree from Ramakrishna Mission Sikshanamandira, C.U. He qualified NET & SET Examination in Education. He is pursuing M.Phil in Education from R.K.M.S.M recently.

Mr. Utpal Giri, Visiting Faculty

Qualifications: M.Phil, M.A

Short Profile: Utpal Giri is a Visiting Faculty in the Department of Education. He graduated from Syamaprasad College, C.U with Education Honours in 2013 with first class. Thereafter  he completed his M.A in Education from University of Calcutta in 2015. He obtained MPhil Degree from University of Calcutta in 2017. The title of his dissertation was “Challenges of using ICT in Higher Secondary School in Howrah District”.