University of Calcutta

Konnagar, Hooghly, West Bengal | ISO 9001:2015 Certified

Department of Education

About the Department


“By education I mean an all-round drawing out of the best in child and man-body, mind and spirit. Literacy is not the end of education or even the beginning”- M.K. Gandhi.

The Department of Education came into existence at Nabagram Hiralal Paul College in 1989. Initially, the Department offered B.A.(General) programmes, but as a result of the continuous demand from the students, the department started to offer B.A.(Hons.) in Education in the year 2012. Later, the department started offering three-year B.A.(Hons.) in Education under the CBCS system in 2018. At present, the department is offering a four-year B.A. Major Course in Education along with three-year B.A. MDC Course in Education under CCF 2022 based on NEP-2020. The department maintains a well-equipped seminar library to cater to the cognitive needs of young minds. Apart from these, the department also encourages the students to participate in various co-curricular and extracurricular activities to develop a 'sound mind in a sound body.' The department functions with the motto of promoting quality education to ensure the holistic development of students.



The Department of Education was founded with the vision to provide quality education and promote holistic development of students.



  • Provide quality education
  • Inculcate humane values
  • Develop responsible citizen for the country
  • Promote leadership quality
  • Instill scientific temper


Course Year of Establishment
General 1989
Honours 2012


SWOC Analysis 


  • The Department of Education has dedicated faculty members towards teaching and learning.  ? Strong Supportive working environment within the Department.
  • Cordial relationship between teachers and students.
  • Learner centred teaching method.
  • ICT based teaching-learning practice
  • Well stocked books in the Seminar library.



  • Shortage of required faculty in the department in comparison to large enrolment of the students.
  • Students, from poor economic background are more interested in other financial activities other than studies. Hence, there is a lack of consistency in their studies.



  • Faculty members are competent and experienced in their subject matter.
  • There is an opportunity to exchange faculty, which gives our students an exposure to learn from experienced faculty of other institutions.



  • Poor socio-economic background of the students is a challenge to retain their interest in studies.
  • Lack of focus on higher studies and competitive examinations.
  • Courses of study need to be more job oriented.




Academic Session Course Intake Registered Students
2018-19 Education Honours 54 45
2019-20 Education Honours 54 51
2020-21 Education Honours 54 46
2021-22 Education Honours 54 27
2022-23 Education Honours 54 45