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Initiation and Brief Overview

Human Rights as a subject was introduced at the undergraduate level in Ramakrishna Sarada Mission Vivekananda Vidyabhavan from 2006. Human Rights as an area of study is diverse and covers myriad topics such as tracing the historical development of Human Rights dating back centuries, United Nations and Human Rights, International Humanitarian Law and relevant issues as Women rights issues, Child rights issues, rights of Disabled Persons, Dalit rights, rights of Indigenous Peoples, rights of Refugees, rights of Migrant Workers, consumer rights and so on. Students of the Department participate in field visits, open book tests, group discussions, assignments and PowerPoint presentations. At present, the Human Rights Department has a two-member faculty with two SACT teachers.

Vision and outlook

  • To spread the value education of equality as well as equity, International Co- operation, on-Violent Co-existence, Love, peace, Justice and Fostering of Human rights for all.
  • To uphold and foster UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS OF UNITED NATIONS and the equivalent right guaranteed by Indian Constitution.
  • To spread awareness about pollution and population problems and their solutions.
  • To provide legal aid and advice for the weaker needy people of the society and to raise a vice for equitable distribution of world’s wealth and resources.
  • To oppose violation of Human Rights by Violence of Political groups or terrorists.
  • To spread awareness about the interplay of Human rights and power structures in shaping an individual’s life in all its spheres. This relationship between human rights and democracy, peace development and International relations is crucial element for implementing those rights.
  • To bring about sense of unity among people.

Methods of teaching

Apart from classroom lectures or the chalk and talk method, the Department uses ICT based classes such as PowerPoint presentations, to stimulate learning interests. The Department also organizes several educational tours and activities each year for practical works to enhance the literary and cultural exposure of its students. Regular assessments through written classwork and class-tests ensure that the students are well prepared for their final end-semester examinations.


The Department has its own sitting room for the teachers and a Departmental library for both the teachers and the students.



NEP Syllabus

CBCS Syllabus


The main objective of this course is to make awareness among the students regarding different aspects of Human Rights. At the initial stages they are informed regarding the historical & philosophical background of human rights, along with that different aspects of meaning & concept are also provided. Students gain knowledge regarding United Nation, UDHR, ICCPR, ICESCR and different social movements, such as Tribal movement, Dalit movements, women movement, &different ecological movement are also included in this course. Students can able to understand the importance of internalizing Human Rights and Duties especially about the urgent needs of the society. There are various concepts regarding the theories of Human Rights where different philosophers like John Locke, Jeremy Bentham, J.S.Mill, and Mary Wollstonecraft have depicted the classical, natural, moral theories through rights. There are various Indian concepts like “Rajneeti, Dandaneeti, Lokneeti, Nyaya, Dharma” where they can relate about the term “Democracy, Indian Penal Code and Justice”. There are various perspectives regarding feminist and religious through which they gain knowledge of various aspects. During this course student also get concepts regarding different conventions which are associated with the development of human rights, such as ICERD, CEDAW, CRC, CAT CRPD etc. Students are also encouraged to know regarding different important international conferences of Human Rights, such as -Tehran conference (1968),Vienna conference (1993),Beijing Conference (1995) etc. They also understand about the Separation of Powers (Legislative, Judiciary and Executive) and Law enforcing agencies. Apart from theory classes, practical classes are also conducted, where students are encouraged to do different practical takes, such as documentation, case study, power point presentation etc.

Course Outcome CBCS:

Semester GE and DSE Units Outcomes
Semester –I Hurhgec01t/ Hurgcor01t Introduction To Human Rights This paper aims to provide in depth knowledge about Conceptual Background Of Human Rights And Duties, Importance Of Internalizing Human Rights And Duties, Right To Peace.


On the other side the practical portion of this course encourage students to make project report on any events of Human Rights

Semester –II Hurhgec02t/Hurgcor02t Constitution Vision Of Justice This paper aims to provide in depth knowledge about  Philosophical And Ideals Of The Constitution And Landmark ,Fundamental Rights, DPSP, Fundamental Duties, Articles, Judgements, Parliament, Supreme Court, High Court, Law Enforcing Agencies, CAPF, ITBP, BSF, CBI,ITD ,DRI, NCB, Military


Practical portion of this course encourage students to make case study report on any events of Human Rights

Semester –III Hurhgec03t/Hurgcor03t International Human Rights Mechanism And Instruments This paper aims to provide in depth knowledge about  United Nation System And Human Rights, CEDAW, DEDAW, DEVAW, CRC, And CAT.

In practical paper Students get the opportunity of Documentation

Semester –IV Hurhgec04t/Hurgcor04t Conferences And Development This paper aims to provide in depth knowledge about  The Various Important International Conferences And International Humanitarian Laws, Geneva Convention, Additional Protocol .

In practical paper Students get the opportunity of Documentation

Semester –V Hurhgec05t/Hurgcor05t Research Methodology This paper provide knowledge about  The Concept of Social Research, Methodology, Data Collection

In practical Students make case study.

Semester –VI Hurhgec06t/Hurgcor06t Organizations and Human Rights This paper aims to provide in depth knowledge about  Civil societies, International Interventions ,

Amnesty International,


Practical: PowerPoint

Presentation On

Various Cases

Semester Skill Enhancement Course(SEC) Units Outcomes
Semester 3 Hurssec01m Introduction And Theories Of Human Rights This paper aims to provide in depth knowledge about  all the theories Of Natural, Legal, And Utilitarian. Practical: Project On Various Theories
Semester 4 Hurssec02m United Nation Systems This paper aims to provide in depth knowledge about  The Peace And Security Through United Nations System With Its Specialised Organs

Practical: Documentations

Semester 5 Hurssec03m Indian Constitution And Human Rights This paper aims to provide in depth knowledge about  The Constitution Of India, Supreme Court, High Court, And Parliament.

Practical: Project On Various Cases Through Landmark Judgements

Semester 6 Hurssec04m Conferences And Globalizations This paper aims to provide in depth knowledge about  All The Sustainable Developments. Globalizations ,Conferences

Practical: Documentations

Semester Course Unit outcomes
I Multi-Disciplinary Course(MDC) Introduction to Human Rights This paper aims to provide in depth knowledge about  Concept   and theories of Human Rights, Globalization of Human Rights, Contemporary Human Rights Issues.

There is no practical portion in this paper.


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1 Human Rights & Psychology extension lecture 12th March ,2019 Changes of Women Role in Society Dr. Homprabha Barua 40
2 Human Rights extension lecture 23rd March,2019 National and State Human Rights Commission Dr. Payel Rai Chowdhury 25
3 Human Rights extension lecture 11th February,2020 Fundamental Rights Dr.  Anupama Ghosal 35(1st Semester)
4 Human Rights extension lecture 19th February,2020 Women’s Movement in India Dr. Homprabha Barua 10(3rd semester)
5 Human Rights & IQAC Webiner 18th October, 2020 Human Rights: The Present and Future Dr. Homprabha Barua 40
6 Human Rights extension lecture 27th January, 2021 United Nations and its Principal Organs Dr. Swatilekha Bhattacharya 31(3rd semester)
7 Human Rights extension lecture 15th January,2021 Right to Education as a Fundamental Rights: Special Emphasis on Articles 14,15, 17,21A,28,30,45,46,350 Dr. Soma Nandi 12(1st semester)
8 Human Rights & Gender Resource Centre  lecture 5th January,2021 Of   Consensus, Contentions, Continuities Feminist Legal Jurisprudence in India Dr. Debdatta Chowdhury 80
9 Human Rights extension lecture 11th January, 2022 Historical Background of Human Rights Dr. Atrayee Banerjee 11(2ndSemester)
10 Human Rights extension lecture 20th January, 2022 Convention on The Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) Dr. Disari Roy 10(4th Semester)
11 Human Rights,Psychology , Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) Seminar 2nd March,2022 Sexual Harassment at workplace and Educational Institutions: Right to Mental Health Dr. Pushpa Misra, Dr. Payel Rai Chowdhury 150
12 Human Rights, History ,Philosophy Seminar 13th December,2022 Some observations on Human Rights and Violence on Women Ms. Mitali Biswas 50(1st & 3rd Semester)
13 Human Rights extension lecture 20th December,2022 United Nations and its Specialized agencies Dr. Atrayee Banerjee 8(3rd Semester)
14 Human Rights extension lecture 3rd March ,2023 Human Rights in the context of Dalit Movement Dr. Homprabha Barua 9(4th Semester)


Name: Human Rights in the context of Dalit Movement
Category: Extension Lecture
Organizing Unit: Department of Human Rights, RKSMVV
Date: 03.03.2023
Time: 12:15 pm
Number of Students: 09
Number of Teachers: 2
Speaker: Dr. Homprabha Barua
Assistant Professor, Vivekananda Thakurpur, University of Calcutta

Brief Description & Outcome of the Event: Speaker has been invited for delivering an Extension lecture on “Human Rights in the context of Dalit Movement” organized by the Department of Human Rights, RKSMVV College on 3rd March, 2023 at 12:15 pm. Students will be able to: Identify the emancipation or elevation of dalit, i.e., modifying social practices to enable dalit to play a more vital and constructive role in society; and equal rights dalit , i.e., expansion of civil, political, and cultural rights.

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Student Progression Report(Department of Human Rights)

Name of The student Year of Passing Department Progression
Aheli Chatterjee 2019 B. A. General Higher Education (M.A. in Political Science)

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