Once Bankura Sammilani College was a commerce college . Arts section started from 1970. from that year Bengali , an important subject of study got affiliation. So many outstanding students took lesson in Bengali from this college. Now Bengali is a compulsory subject of study in arts , science and also commerce. Bengali is also a combination subject of Arts, and maximum students of Arts take admission in Bengali as combination subject. Bengali Honours course was started from the session 2001-02. 180 students are studying Bengali Honours. Some outstanding scholars have been passing with bright results and they are shining in their career.
Many famous professors are related with the dept. of Bengali. Prof. Ananda Roy (Ex – Vice – Principal and Ex – heads of the Dept. of Bengali) graced the honour of the Bengali Department. In connection with Bankura Sammilani, many celebrities and noted eminent personalities enriched this Department. Prof. Kanti Kumar Hazra, Dr. Bibhas Kumar Sarkar, Prof. Shibram Mondal were famous teachers and also writers. At Present Dr. Arunava Chattopadhyay is the Head of the Department. He is a famous editor writer and also a researcher. He has been editing a popular monthly magazine “ Tulsi Chandan” for twenty years. Tulsi Chandan is the most important literary, cultural and news magazine.
Dr. Arunava Chattapadhyay is author of sixteen books. His important books are about Research Work- Basoli, Sahitya Sanaskriti, Pather Sathi(edited),Bakurar Gurrutwapurna Janapad: Chattna, Sahitya O Sahityik etc. About Bengali Grammar and literature – Bengla Byakaran Monjusa, Bangla Byakaran , Rochana O Pradip, Vaasa Riri O Nirmiti . Bengali story books are – Golpo Sudha, Pancha Upadhyayer Golpo, Samod paath etc. His Books of poems are – Nirbachita, Trayee, Keno Amon Hay etc.
Research articals of Dr. Arunava Chattopadhyay are published regularly in different esteemed journals. His famous famous research articals are – chhatnar Kabi Baru Chandidas, Chaatna – Kingbodinter Pithosthan, Prachin Mallbhumer Rajnytic Itihas: Sankhipta Parichiti Bangler Boyul, Agamoni Gaan, Graammoy Bharatborsha etc.
Dr. Arunava Chattapadhyaya used to attend so manay seminars conducted by U.G.C. in Colleges and read out articals there. He is a guest lecturer of Rabindra Bharati University, Vidyasagar University ( Distance Education) and Netaji Open University also. The University of Burdwan gave him Recognision as a Research Guide (Supervisor) to lead Ph. D. degree in Bengali. He already Gave consent to act as a guide for Ph. D. in Netaji Open University. He is also doing his research work for D. Litt.
Dr. Arunava Chattopadhyay is a member of Bankura District Press club. He is a famous Journalist. He has a diploma in Journalism. He is the secretary of Baru Chandidas Cultural Academy ( A W.B. Govt. Reg. Socaity).
Prof. Nafisa Arfa is a famous researcher in this department.