Corpus Research Institute is now a well-known academic body for all practitioners of History. Founded in 1996 on 9th August by The history alumni of Jadavpur university it has now completed 20 years of glorious achievements. Initially there only 20 members gathering in classroom of the history department. But now it has got a reg. office. Its membership as now swollen to 300 half life and annual members paying 2000/- and 200/- respectively. It has been proposed to raise them to 3000/- and 300/- from the coming session.
The Institute runs two annual journals Abahoman in Bengali & Clio in English. It has got an elaborate publication program of both English and Bengali books which are basically the thesis work of the members.
It has two endowment lectures in the name of Bhupati nath Palit And Pushpalata Palit donated by the founder director Prof. Chittabrata Palit in his parents name. Many distinguished persons have delivered the lectures in the past. The last two speakers were Prof. Deboprosad Chowdhury & Prof. Gautam Chanda Roy. The Institute also organizes a junior scholar’s seminar in August and a conference of senior ones in March on various chosen themes. Last Year nationalism & tribal history of India were the chosen themes. These conferences are extremely popular attended by nearly 100 delegates. Besides there is Annual dinner and light musical program during the end of the year which is followed by the annual picnic in February.
The Institute participates the Calcutta book fare every year with its own stall. Corpus books sell well even this year books worth Rs.12000/- was sold. The institute regularly runs NET SET History coaching classes and Spoken And written English classes all having a duration of three months with a tuition fees of Rs. 5000/ - for each student. It quite often affiliates scholars who want to apply for research projects from UGC & ICHR. Those who want it are given research guidance and the funds of the ICHR & UGC are handled by the Institute.
The Higher Education Department Govt. of West Bengal and the ICHR provide funds for maintenance, seminars, publications etc. Corpus also earns a lot of money from sell of books and journals and membership fees. It is expected to take the premium slot in historical activities in years to come.
at 28/1/C, Gariahat Road West, Behind Dakshinapan.