ACTIVITIES


The following activities are observed by the Sammilani every year:

 

Reunion Day: 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


 
  • - Dr. Akhtar Imam, eminent educationist of Bangladesh in 2004

  • - Sri Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay, eminent author in 2005

  • - Dr. Purabi Roy, eminent researcher in 2006

  • - Dr. Bharati Roy, eminent historian in 2007

  • - Dr. Munmun Gangopadhyay, Director, Tagore Cell, Rabindra Bharati University in 2008

  • - Dr. Nrisinha Prasad Bhaduri, Professor , famous Indologist and specialist in Indian epics in 2009

  • - Sri Sankar Chakraborty, former President, Paschim Bigyan Mancha in 2010

  • - Prof. Sarbananda Chowdhury, active researcher in music in 2011

  • - Prof. Somnath Bhattacharya, Jadavpur University in 2012

  • - Prof. Shyamal Chakraborty, Department of Chemistry, Calcutta University in 2013

  • - Sri Ujjyal Roy, renowned mountaineer in 2014

  • - Prof. Basab Chowdhury, Registrar, Calcutta University in 2015

  • - Sm. Alokananda Roy, eminent performer and social worker in 2016

  • - Prof. Mamata Ray, Principal, Bethune College in 2017

  • - Prof. Sabujkali Sen, acting Vice Chancellor, Visva-Bharati University in 2018

  • - Swami Suparnananda Maharaj, Secretary, Ramkrishna Mission Institute of Culture in 2019


Anandamela : 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.

 

Bijaya Sammilani: A get-together to celebrate the festive mood.

 

PRIZES AND 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.


 
  • - Sm. Purabi Mukhopadhyay, exponent of Rabindrasangeet in 1999

  • - Dr. Minakshi Sinha, teacher, actively engaged in literature and cultural activities in 2000

  • - Sm. Shyamali Basu, engaged in literature and journalism in 2001

  • - Sm. Sadhana Roychoudhury, eminent actress in 2002

  • - Sm. Pranati Mukhopadhyay, researcher in 2003

  • - Sm. Aparna Roy, municipality councillor and social worker in 2004

  • - Sm  Bratati Bandyopadhyay , performing artist in elocution in 2005

  • - Dr. Sumitra Mitra Reddy, research in science in 2006

  • - Sm. Debarati Shome, Rabindrasangeet singer in 2007

  • - Dr. Tania Das, scientist and exponent of Rabindrasangeet in 2008

  • - Prof. Manimala Das, former Principal of Bethune College and Vice Chancellor of  Netaji Subhas Open University in 2009

  • - Dr. Jyoti Das, renowned Mathematician in 2010

  • - Sm. Kalyani Kazi, singer and daughter-in-law of Kazi Nazrul Islam in 2011

  • - Prof. Meenakhshi Chatterjee, famous for Antarctica expedition in 2012

  • - Sm. Sukla Roy, National teacher in 2013

  • - Sm. Rama Chattopadhyay, poet in 2014

  • - Sm. Rupamanjari Ghosh, eminent researcher and scientist in 2015

  • - Dr. Manjushree Chaki Sarkar (posthumous), eminent performer in 2016

  • - Dr. Sumitra Chowdhury, Former Principal, Victoria Institution (College)in 2017

  • - Sm. Jayati Chakraborty, eminent Rabindrasangeet singer in 2018

  • - Sm. Krishna Dutta, renowned author and researcher in 2019

  • - Sm. Suparna Sanyal, internationally acclaimed scientist in 2020

 

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


 
  • - Sm. Kajal Sen , social worker, served as president and secretary of Bethune College Sammilani in 2001

  • - Sm. Ashoka Gupta, renowned social worker in 2002

  • - Dr. Gopa Mukhopadhyay, famous gynaecologist, inclined to social service in 2003

  • - Dr. Madhuri Basu ,attached to Govt. Hospitals and past president of CMIG in 2004

  • - Sm. Manjulika Das, entrepreneur in 2005

  • - Sm. Nandini Raha , teacher of Physics and always ready to help others in 2006

  • - Dr. Sunanda Basu, scientist and researcher in 2007

  • - Dr. Aditi Lahiri, Chairperson of linguistics , Cambridge University , social worker in 2009

  • - Sm. Ranju Ghosh, in 2010

  • - Sm. Rita Sinha, famous rifle shooter in 2011

  • - Prof. Tapati Sinha, social worker actively engaged in Sarada Kalyan Bhandar in 2012

  • - Dr. Sunanda Ghosh, former Head, department of Political Science in 2013

  • - Sm. Reba Mitra, social worker,active member of AIWC in 2014

  • - Sm. Kabita Mondal, literature in 2015

  • - Dr. Sabita Misra, former Head, department of Sanskrit in 2016

  • - Late Manjulika Roy (posthumous) in 2017

  • - Dr. Sampa Guha, former Principal, Vidyasagar College for women in 2018

  • - Dr. Chandana Mitra, general physician in 2019

  • - Dr. Debika Saha in 2020


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 in 2011

  • - Sm. Rajlakshmi Ghosh, former librarian and Sm. Swapna Duttagupta, former physical instructor in 2012

  • - Sm. Sipra Gupta in 2013

  • - Sm. Sumitra saha in 2014

  • - Sm. Reba Das, social worker in 2015

  • - Sm. Eva Mitra in 2016

  • - Dr. Padmaja Mallick, department of Psychology in 2017

  • - Dr. Sima Kundu former Head, department of Political Science and Sm. Lila Saha in 2018

  • - Dr. Anjali Ghosh, teacher in Chemistry and Sm. Kalpana Dey in 2019

  • - Dr. Kalpana Sen Barat, former Principal, JRSET and Sm. Sabita Dey in 2020

 

Dipti Tripathi Memorial Prize


 
  • - Dipti Tripathi, former Principal of Bethune College, for contribution in cultural field.

  • - Dr. Manju Chakraborty, former Head, department of Chemistry in 2013

  • - Dr. Jolly Sengupta in 2016

  • - Sm. Krishna Palit, teacher in Bengali in 2017

  • - Sm. Soumita Som, elocutionist in 2018

  • - Sm. Archana Basu and Manjushree Gupta, classical singer in 2019

  • -Dr. Manidipa Das, teacher in Bengali in 2020

 

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 in the year 2017

  • - Dr. Minakshi Sinha in the year 2018

  • - Sm. Nandini Raha in the year 2019

  • - Dr. Nina Gupta in the year 2020

 

Special Honour

 

 
  • - Special Honour to Sm. Kajal Sen and Sm. Sukla Banpadhyay, noted alumnae in 2012

  • - Special Honour to Sm. Keya Basu and Sm. Bharati Mitra in 2014

  • - Special Honour to Sm. Anuradha Sengupta in 2016

  • - Special Honour to Dr. Kumkum Chattopadhyay, former Head, department of Political Science and litterateur in 2017

  • - Special Honour to Sm. Kalpana Dey, educationist in 2019

  • - Special Honour to Late Rama Pal (posthumous) in 2020

  • - Special Honour to Dr. Lina Sen and Dr. Anindita Duta, teacher in Bengali in 2020

 

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.

 

 

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