Applications are invited for the position of ONE Research Agency for Website Development, Digitisation and Research, for the University of Chicago-Presidency University collaborative project: ‘The Hindoo/Presidency College: A Global History’   Date: 10/09/2021

Project Description

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 “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? The chronological span of our inquiry is 1817-1972. 1817 was the year that the college was founded. In 1972, Professor P. C. Mahalanobis, the eminent statistician, founder of the Indian Statistical Institute, Professor Emeritus, Presidency College and moving force in independent India’s first planning commission died.

Project Investigators :

Rochona Majumdar (University of Chicago)

Sukanya Sarbadhikary (Presidency University)

Upal Chakrabarti (Presidency University)

We are planning to curate a website for the project, where we will be hosting the huge variety of records related to the institution’s history that had been earlier assembled, and continues to be gathered by this project. For the development of this website, we not only need the technical skills of professional website developers, but also the skills of archivists, curators, and researchers. This work has to be done by an agency/company which will be able to effectively combine website development expertise, digitization work, research experience, and content writing skills.

Application Procedure

Please send us a statement outlining the background and past experience of your agency/company, your expectations of the nature of research required for this work, and a plan for a ‘model website’.

The statement should be emailed to

Eligibility: Registered Company with relevant skills and experience

Deadline : September 20, 2021

Project duration : October 2021-March 2022

Remuneration : Rs. 50,000 per month

Selection Procedure: Short-listed applicants will be interviewed online, the date and time of which 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