Technological Education in a Colonial Context: Bengal Engineering College in late Nineteenth Century India
Forum for South Asia Studies Lecture
Lecturer: Prof. Arun Bandopadhyay, Department of History (University of Calcutta)
Venue: Department of History Thunbergsvägen 3 A, Engelska Parken, Uppsala
Development of engineering education in Bengal is a major area of historical research and investigation. It has multifaceted aspects on which our research has mainly focused on. In much of colonial India, Bengal was the core area of all round development especially in the field of education. However, engineering education in India in the late nineteenth century was directly related to ‘the colonial expansionist programme’ and was imposed from above without any educational demand for it at that point in time.
Arun Bandopadhyay is currently Nurul Hasan Professor of History and formerly Dean of the Faculty Council for Post-graduate Studies in Arts at the University of Calcutta. His research interest covers a wide range of areas: agrarian history, business history and history of science and environment.
Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 14:15 to 15:45