Applications are invited for the position of TWO Research Assistants for the University of Chicago-Presidency University collaborative project: ‘The Hindoo/Presidency College: A Global History’   Date: 12/10/2022

The Hindoo/ Presidency College: A Global History

The Hindoo College, established in 1817, was the first “Western” educational institution in Asia. It was renamed as Presidency College in 1855. The college was established a few years after the Fort William college in Calcutta (1800) and the Haileybury College (1806) in England. The aim of this project is to analyze the history of intellectual production in Hindoo and subsequently Presidency college, as a “global” history. By what processes did the globality of intellectual life in this institution emerge in a newly established city, promoted largely through private enterprise under Company rule, and continue its dominance in the Indian academic scene well into the postcolonial period? Who were the beneficiaries of its education? What was the history of pedagogy and disciplinarity in the College?

Project Investigators :

Rochona Majumdar (University of Chicago)

Sukanya Sarbadhikary (Presidency University)

Upal Chakrabarti (Presidency University)

Research Requirements

One research assistant will be expected to carry out archival research and conduct interviews. Another research assistant will be expected to maintain the website/database of institutional records that is being prepared by the project.

Application Procedure

Applicants are requested to email their CVs, mentioning what kind of assistance they will be able to provide—archival research or website maintenance.

The CV should be emailed to

Eligibility: M.A. in any discipline of the Humanities and Social Sciences/Relevant Technical Competence for Website Development

Deadline : October 21, 2022

Tenure : November, 2022-July, 2023.

Remuneration : Rs. 35000 per month

Selection Procedure: Short-listed applicants will be interviewed online. The date and time of the interview will be notified to them over email.

How to Find Us

Presidency University
(Main Campus)

86/1 College Street
Kolkata 700073

Presidency University
(2nd Campus)

Plot No. DG/02/02,
Premises No. 14-0358, Action Area-ID
New Town
(Near Biswa Bangla Convention Centre)
Contact details Presidency University Students Corner