The following activities are observed by the Sammilani every year
in the month of February
Students of the college who have completed fifty years of their graduation are honoured by Sammilani every year.
A drama is being staged every year by the ex-students without any pause since 1963.
Mrinalini Emmerson Memorial Lecture
on September 3
On account of the foundation day of Sammilani, initiated on 2004, the 125th year of the college.
2004 Dr. Akhtar Imam, eminent educationist of Bangladesh
2005 Sri Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay, eminent author
2006 Dr. Purabi Roy, eminent researcher
2007 Dr. Bharati Roy, eminent historian
2008 Dr. Munmun Gangopadhyay, Director, Tagore Cell, Rabindra Bharati University
2009 Dr. Nrisinha Prasad Bhaduri, Professor , famous Indologist and specialist in Indian epics
2010 Sri Sankar Chakraborty, former President, Paschim Banga Bigyan Mancha
2011 Prof. Sarbananda Chowdhury, active researcher in music
2012 Prof. Somnath Bhattacharya, Jadavpur University
2013 Prof. Shyamal Chakraborty, Department of Chemistry, Calcutta University
2014 Sri Ujjyal Roy, renowned mountaineer
2015 Prof. Basab Chowdhury, Registrar, Calcutta University
2016 Sm. Alokananda Roy, eminent performer and social worker
2017 Prof. Mamata Ray, Principal, Bethune College
2018 Prof. Sabujkali Sen, acting Vice Chancellor, Visva-Bharati University
2019 Swami Suparnananda Maharaj, Secretary, Ramkrishna Mission Institute of Culture
on a Saturday before Puja vacation, initiated in the year 1993. A handicraft and food fair, for the present and past staff and students of the college. A small cultural show is also held.
A get-together to celebrate the festive mood.
Prizes & Fellowships
A number of prizes are donated by the Alumni Association to the students of the College.
Rupa Chakravarty Memorial Silver Medal
Awarded to a former student of Bethune College for her notable contribution in the field of scientific research or
performing art. The endowment was made by the family of Rupa Chakravarty.
1999 Sm. Purabi Mukhopadhyay, exponent of Rabindrasangeet
2000 Dr. Minakshi Sinha, teacher, actively engaged in literature and cultural activities
2001 Sm. Shyamali Basu, engaged in literature and journalism
2002 Sm. Sadhana Roychoudhury, eminent actress
Sm. Pranati Mukhopadhyay, researcher
Sm. Aparna Roy, municipality councillor and social worker
Sm Bratati Bandyopadhyay , performing artist in elocution
Dr. Sumitra Mitra Reddy, research in science
Sm. Debarati Shome, Rabindrasangeet singer
Dr. Tania Das, scientist and exponent of Rabindrasangeet
Prof. Manimala Das, former Principal of Bethune College and Vice Chancellor of Netaji Subhas Open University
Dr. Jyoti Das, renowned Mathematician
Sm. Kalyani Kazi, singer and daughter-in-law of Kazi Nazrul Islam
Prof. Meenakhshi Chatterjee, famous for Antarctica expedition
Sm. Sukla Roy, National teacher
Sm. Rama Chattopadhyay, poet
Sm. Rupamanjari Ghosh, eminent researcher and scientist
Dr. Manjushree Chaki Sarkar (posthumous), eminent performer
Dr. Sumitra Chowdhury, Former Principal, Victoria Institution (College)
Sm. Jayati Chakraborty, eminent Rabindrasangeet singer
Sm. Krishna Dutta, renowned author and researcher
Sm. Suparna Sanyal, internationally acclaimed scientist
Aruna Mukhopadhyay Memorial Plaque
Sammilani has instituted this plaque to honour the dedication of Sm. Aruna Mukhopadhyay, former teacher in the department of Chemistry and Secretary of Alumni Association at the time of the centenary celebration of the college, awarded to the former students for their commitment to social work
2001 Sm. Kajal Sen , social worker, served as president and secretary of Bethune College Sammilani
2002 Sm. Ashoka Gupta, renowned social worker
2003 Dr. Gopa Mukhopadhyay, famous gynaecologist, inclined to social service
2004 Dr. Madhuri Basu ,attached to Govt. Hospitals and past president of CMIG
2005 Sm. Manjulika Das, entrepreneur
2006 Sm. Nandini Raha , teacher of Physics and always ready to help others
2007 Dr. Sunanda Basu, scientist and researcher
2009 Dr. Aditi Lahiri, Chairperson of linguistics , Cambridge University , social worker
2010 Sm. Ranju Ghosh
2011 Sm. Rita Sinha, famous rifle shooter
2012 Prof. Tapati Sinha, social worker actively engaged in Sarada Kalyan Bhandar
2013 Dr. Sunanda Ghosh, former Head, department of Political Science
2014 Sm. Reba Mitra, social worker,active member of AIWC
2015 Sm. Kabita Mondal, literature
2016 Dr. Sabita Misra, former Head, department of Sanskrit
2017 Late Manjulika Roy (posthumous)
2018 Dr. Sampa Guha, former Principal, Vidyasagar College for women
2019 Dr. Chandana Mitra, general physician
2020 Dr. Debika Saha
Ishita Dutta Memorial Prize
Sammilani has instituted this prize to honour the dedication of Sm. Ishita dutta, former teacher in the department of English, to recognise the support and endless effort by the former students.
Sm. Shyamali Dey, social worker
Sm. Rajlakshmi Ghosh, former librarian & Sm. Swapna Duttagupta, former physical instructor
Sm. Sipra Gupta
Sm. Sumitra Saha
Sm. Reba Das, social worker
Sm. Eva Mitra
Dr. Padmaja Mallick, department of Psychology
Dr. Sima Kundu former Head, department of Political Science & Sm. Lila Saha
Dr. Anjali Ghosh, teacher in Chemistry & Sm. Kalpana Dey
Dr. Kalpana Sen Barat, former Principal, JRSET & Sm. Sabita Dey
Dipti Tripathi Memorial Prize
Dipti Tripathi, former Principal of Bethune College, for contribution in cultural field.
Dr. Manju Chakraborty, former Head, department of Chemistry
Dr. Jolly Sengupta
Sm. Krishna Palit, teacher in Bengali
Sm. Soumita Som, elocutionist
Sm. Archana Basu & Manjushree Gupta, classical singer
Dr. Manidipa Das, teacher in Bengali
Kadambini Gangopadhyay Memorial Award
Introduced in the year 2017 by the descendants of Sm. Kadambini Gangopadhyay for the notable contribution in the field of Education, literature, cultural and social aspects by the former students.
Dr. Puspa Misra
Dr. Minakshi Sinha
Sm. Nandini Raha
Dr. Nina Gupta
Sm. Kajal Sen & Sm. Sukla Banpadhyay, noted alumnae
Sm. Keya Basu & Sm. Bharati Mitra
Sm. Anuradha Sengupta
Dr. Kumkum Chattopadhyay, former Head, department of Political Science and litterateur
Sm. Kalpana Dey, educationist
Late Rama Pal (posthumous), Dr. Lina Sen & Dr. Anindita Dutta, teacher in Bengali
Two Endowment Funds are maintained in the college generated by the donation from the families of two alumnae .
Jyotsnamoyee Dey Endowment Fund supports one full time Professor, three part time Professors and two full time Fellows in the department of Mathematics and one full time Fellow for teaching in the department of Computer Science.
Tarak Sudha Endowment Fund supports three full time Fellows for teaching in the department of Computer Science.