About the Cell :


The SC/ST Cell has been constituted with mandate to ensure implementation of reservation policy, rights, facilities and security of SC/ST employees and students. It has been functional from 2011 and continues to carry on with various academic and admission related works. The cell actively monitors the admission process to ensure that the students get the due benefits of reservation.

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Tanushree Hansda- Convener

Arun Sarkar

Bablu Mandi


1. Observing Ambedkar Day in the College.


Details of Seminar :

1. Title of the seminar Tribal Culture and Movements in India: Before and After Independence

2. Date 17.12.2022

3. Level -International

4. Patron: Dr. Nabanita chakrabarti, Principal, Heramba chandra college.

5. Convener -Tanushree Hansda

6. Organising Committee- Tanushree Hansda (Convener), Sutapa Bhatta Guha (Joint Secretary), Amrapali Bose (Joint Secretary), Sumit Naskar (Treasurer), Ranjan Kumar Auddy (IQAC Coordinator), Purabi Barman, Saddam Hossain Mondal, Yachna Lama, Shibsundar Das, Bablu Mandi

7. The importance of the topic: There have been various social, cultural, economic and political reasons behind tribal movements in India. These movements mainly signify the protest against the exploitation of these people and the entire forest ecosystem. Through the indomitable protests, the tribal leaders have brought about seminal changes in the lives of tribals across the country, and they have played a leading role in the promotion, protection and conservation of the environment through their traditional practices. Thus, they have been the torch-bearers of sustainable development. To honour the contribution of the tribal community to the nation, the government has declared November 15 as Janajatiya Gaurav Divas. Recognising the importance of tribal people and their role in nation-building, the Constitution made special provisions for the protection of tribal culture and the development of Scheduled Tribes. With this seminar we have tried to bring forward the culture, heritage and history of tribals and also those unsung heroes who sacrificed their lives to make a new nation.

8. Resource Persons:

A. Dr. A.K.M. Mahfuzul Haque (Mahfuz Parvez), Professor, Chittagong University, Bangladesh.Topic: Socio-political and economic status of tribal people of India and Bangladesh before and after partition

B. Dr. Nishaant Choksi. (Asst. Prof, Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Gandhinagar). Topic: Bhasa Andolon: Santali, Mundari and Vil

C. Dr. Bidhan Kanti Das, Associate Professor, Dept. of Anthropology and Joint Coordinator, M.Phil Development Studies, IDSK. Topic: Deprivation Continues: State, Forest policy and Tribals of India.

9. Special Guests:

Mr. Gurupada Saren, Secretary, Councils of UG Studies, University of Calcutta

Family memebers of Birsa Munda

Mr. Sarada Prasad kisku

Mr. Chayan Samaddar

10. Keynote Address:

Dr. Rupkumar Barman, Prof. Dept. of History, Jadavpur University

11. Chairperson

Dr. Indrani Mitra, Associate Professor, Dept. of Economics, Heramba Chandra College.

Dr. Jayanta Ghosh, Associate Prof., Dept. of Commerce

Dr. Raktim Sur, Associate Prof., Head, Dept. of History, Heramba Chandra College

Dr. Achintya Mandal, Asst. Prof., Dept. of History

12. Mode of seminar Hybrid (online & offline)


1. Publication of a peer- reviewed ISBN book.

2. Caste sensitization workshop.

3. Film show and discussion session.

4. Development programmes for SC/ST students.