Chopra Kamala Paul Smriti Mahavidyalaya

ISO 21001 : 2018

Mr. Rishu Rai

Department of History
: Assistant Professor (HOD)
Phone no : 90912-91787
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  1. M.Phi in History, University of North Bengal, 2010.
  2. Master’s in History, University of North Bengal, 2007
  3. Bachelor’s in History (Hons.), St. Joseph’s College, Darjeeling, 2005


  1. HOD, Department of History, CKPSM
  2. Bursar of the College since 2018-19
  3. Teacher’s Representative to Government Body

Teaching Experience

  • Assistant Professor of History, Chopra Kamala Paul Smriti Mahavidyalaya, U/D, Current (Since 18.04.2017.)
  • PTT of History, Kurseong College, Darjeeling, (2010-2017)

Specialised subject:

  • Modern Indian History
  • Indian Economic History

Area of Interest:

  • Economic History
  • Tribal History
  • Social-Cultural History

Professional Publications:

  • Kirata Tribes of Colonial Darjeeling: Historical Understanding Through Discourse Analysis, International Journal of Research and Analytical Review, Vol. 6,  Issue-1, January 2019.

Seminar, workshop & Symposium :

  • One day workshop on ‘Restructuring the Under-Graduate Syllabus based on CBCS (Honours and General) 2017,  organized by Council for Under-Graduate Studeies in Arts, Science, Commerce and Law, University of North Bengal.
  • ICHR sponsored National Seminar on “Archaeological Heritage of Bengal (with special reference to Intangible Heritage) and History in the Making” organised by Department of History, Kurseong College, 2019.
  • National Seminar on “Ethno-Historical Perspective of North East India with Special reference to North Bengal” organised by Department of History, Gyan Jyoti College, 2019, paper presented on ‘Kirata Literature: an Historical Perspective of Khambu and Limbu Kirata’.
  • Webinar on “Rajyabhishek o Hindu Samrajyer Punahpratishtha”, “A Critical Analysis of Western Indoloty in the 19th Century” &  “Mahakavya: Puratattva evam Aitihasikta and Krishna Worship in India: An Archaeological Historical Perspective” 2020, organized by Bharatiya Itihas Sankalan Samiti, West Bengal.
  • International Webinar on “Gender Issues and Women’s Rights”, 2020 organized by Acharya Sukumar Sen Mahavidyalaya & Birpara college.
  • International Webinar on “Empire and it’s Others” 2020 organised by The Department of English, West Bengal State University.
  • National Webinar on “ A Revolutionarty’s Tale: Pulin Behari Das” 2020, organized by Department of History, Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira.

Professional Courses :

  • UGC Sponsored Oreintation Programme (21 days), 2019, organized by HRDC, University of North Bengal.
  • UGC Sponsored Refresher Course (14 days) on “Gender Discourse: Theory and Practice”, 2021,  organized by HRDC, University of North Bengal.
  • NCC Pre-PRCN Orientation Programme (9 days), 2020, organized by 16th  Bengal Battalion NCC, Siliguri.
  • NCC PRCN SD-171, DC-46 Course (75 days), 2022 at Officer Training Academy, Kamptee, Nagpur.

Professional Affiliations:

  • Associate NCC Officer, Chopra KPSM, 16th Bengal BN, NCC,
  • Member, The East Indian Society for the Studies of Social Sciences,
  • Member, Bhartiya Itihas Sankalan Samiti,

Teaching Philosophy:

It is important to believe in fostering a dynamic and inclusive learning environment where students are encouraged to think critically, engage in discussions, and apply theoretical concepts to real-world scenarios. There is a need to emphasize the importance of active learning, incorporating case studies, group projects, and interactive discussions to enhance students’ understanding and retention. We must promote an interdisciplinary approach, encouraging students to explore the inter-connectedness of history with other fields.

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