DEANS OF OUR SCHOOLS

Prof. (Dr.) Jyotsna Yagnik

Pro Vice Chancellor and Director of School of Law & Justice

Former Principal Judge, City Civil Courts, Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Prof. Yagnik has been teaching Law and imparting training to senior officers for about 33 years.

Former Principal of Law College, Former Director of Yagnik law Academy to coach for exams of judiciary.

Arbitrator and Mediator, At present imparting education to trial court judges, Trainee IAS, IPS, Police Officers, Senior Executives, etc. Adjunct Professor at Law School, Nirma University. Teaching at other Universities like Forensic Science University. Prof. Yagnik has joined Adamas University as a Pro Vice Chancellor and Director of School of Law & Justice.

Prof.Ujjwal K Chowdhury

Pro Vice Chancellor and Dean School of Media, Communication & Fashion

Prof. Ujjwal K Chowdhury is a leading media and communication academic of India, having been earlier the Dean of Media of Symbiosis (Pune) and Amity (Mumbai) Universities, Whistling Woods International (Mumbai), and Pearl Academy of Delhi and Mumbai. He is known for his convergent approach to media education starting from an integrated broad base leading to focused specialization at the top. He is known face in TV studio debates and a regular writer in Indian media. He had earlier been employed with Business Inida TV, Zee News, Times of India Group, WHO Media, et al.

Prof. Naveen Das

Dean Academics and Dean School of Business and Economics

Dr. Naveen Das has a perfect blend of academic and corporate experience. Having done his B.Tech (Hons.) from IIT Kharagpur, PGDM from IIM Calcutta, and PhD from NLU Jodhpur (in collaboration with IMT, Ghaziabad), in his almost a decade of corporate experience, he has held positions like SBU Head in Godrej & Boyce – Kolkata, Vice President, Jnanasoft Inc., USA, and Vice President – Intellectual Capital at Everonn Education Systems, Chennai. In his academic experience, spanning more than two decades, he has held positions like the Founding Dean and Director, IBS Business School at both Hyderabad and Kolkata, and had a stint as Associate Director, Indian School of Business, Hyderabad before serving NSHM Knowledge Campus, Kolkata as Director, School of Business & Management.

Prof. (Dr.) Bimal Kumar Sarkar

Dean of School of Basic and Applied Sciences

Prof. (Dr.) Bimal Kumar Sarkar graduated in physics at Jadavpur University, India and Electrical Engineering at Institute of Engineers (India). He did his Ph.D. form Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, India. He pursued postdoctoral fellowship at the Department of Chemistry, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan. Afterward he visited in research positions at NSYSU, Taiwan, UCLA, USA, Max Planck Institute, Germany, Czech Technical University, Slovak Technical University. At present, he is Professor and Dean of Science at Adamas University, India with activity in research and teaching. He is involved in the field of Material and Bio-Physics. In May 2018, he had 113 articles published in international peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings.

Prof. (Dr.) Rajat Ray

Dean of School of Pharmaceutical Technology

Prof. (Dr.) Rajat Ray, an alumnus of Jadavpur University from where he obtained his Graduation, Post-Graduation and Doctoral degrees, has joined Adamas University as a Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Technology in April 2016. Prof. Ray is a recognized Pharmaceutical Scientist and Academic Administrator with combined 36+ years’ experience. He took a training in Advanced Pharmaceutical Technology at the University of Ghent Belgium on a Belgian Government scholarship. Skilled at teaching Pharmaceutics/Pharmaceutical Engineering and giving leadership to grow institutes offering courses in Pharmacy, Prof Ray carries out research on Development of Multi-Unit Drug Delivery System with modified biopolymer. He has authored and co-authored number of research articles published in national and international journal of repute. Professor Ray has taught in several institutes in Odisha, Rajasthan and West Bengal. He served as Vice- Principal in a Institute in Odisha and as an Academic Administrator in Visva Bharati, Santiniketan. He has been acting as an external examiner for Jadavpur University for the last 26 years and for institutes under Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad University of Technology, West Bengal for the last 10 years.

Prof. (Dr.) Mrityunjoy Chatterjee

Dean of School of Liberal Arts and Culture Studies

A Ph.D and Masters in Journalism & Mass Communication and an Honours Graduate in Commerce, – Prof Chatterjee is presently working as Professor & Dean, School of Liberal Arts & Culture Studies, Adamas University. Earlier, he was the CEO-Chairman and Chancellor Cell, RICE & Adamas Group.

Before joining the Adamas Group– he worked as Director of Eastern India’s largest Media & Design School-NSHM Institute of Media & Design, Kolkata. Previously, Prof. Chatterjee was the founder Director of three Schools—School of Communication, Fine Arts and Fashion Design under AMITY University Kolkata. Earlier, he lead as Director- Institute of Leadership, Entrepreneurship & Development (iLEAD) and as Principal– NSHM School of Media & Communication.

Eminent Journalist, Writer and Corporate Trainer, he served the Media Industry in different responsible positions for over two decades in Print, News Agency, Radio and Television. Widely travelled, Prof Chatterjee has covered important Political and Sports events, in the country and abroad. He has also been a packager with the BBC Bengali Service and a popular compere and news reader with All India Radio, Doordarshan and other private channels.

Important positions held in the Media Industry included – Input Editor: ETV Network, Editorial Coordinator-East: BSTV, Chief of Bureau: TVI Network and Senior Correspondent: United News of India (UNI).

An expert Career Counsellor and Trainer, Prof. Chatterjee regularly conducts Training Sessions and Workshops for Leading Corporates besides Professional & Educational Institutes.

Dr. Rudra Prasad Saha

Officiating Dean School of Life Science & Biotechnology

A distinguished scholar, with 14+ years of experience in teaching and research, Dr. Rudra Prasad Saha has joined Adamas University as Officiating Dean & HOD of School of Life Science and Biotechnology. Dr. Saha completed his comprehensive post-doctoral research on host-virus relationships at the University of Texas at Austin, USA and San Diego State University, USA after earning his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Bose Institute (Jadavpur University), Kolkata. Dr. Saha has published several research papers in high impact international journals and presented his work in a number of national and international conferences around the world. Dr. Saha’s current research interests include but not limited to protein-protein and protein-nucleic acid interactions, metal homeostasis in bacteria and metallo-regulation of transcription, bacteriophage-host interactions and development of a phage-based gene therapy system. Through his outstanding academic, leadership and interpersonal skills combined with his inimitable teaching style, Dr. Saha looks forward to encourage a competitive spirit among Adamas University students which will foster a positive and healthy campus atmosphere along with equipping students with the right skills to meet future challenges. Potential research collaborators, research fellows, summer trainees and students are welcome to contact Dr. Saha.

Prof. (Dr.) Amitava Mukherjee

Officiating Dean School of Engineering & Technology

He is Ph. D in Computer Science and Engineering from Jadavpur University Kolkata, India and Technology and Head at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Adamas University, Barasat, Kolkata, India. He was the Principal and Professor at Globsyn Business School, Senior Manager of IBM India, Principal Consultant in PricewaterhouseCoopers Limited. He was with the Department of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India in research and teaching position. Key Skills: He has over 37 years of experience in consulting and R&D, out of 37 years 15 years he has been in teaching. He has around 180 published papers, 4 patents, 5 books and 10 book chapters.

Dr. Shauli Mukherjee

Dean Students’ Affairs and Director, School of Education

With a purposeful career in education space spanning over more than 20 years, Dr. Shauli Mukherjee has dedicated her life towards promotion of child-centric and activity-oriented education. A passionate educationist with a background of setting up and leading new age K- 12 schools, Dr. Mukherjee had been the Founder Principal of Adamas World School and STEM World School, the first STEM school in West Bengal. Under her inspiring leadership, STEM World School had been ranked and awarded as the 2nd best International Day School in West Bengal by Education World. Dr. Mukherjee ardently believes that the purpose of meaningful education is to develop lifelong learners, creative thinkers and responsible global citizens who are confidently equipped to face the challenges of an uncertain and constantly unfolding future. All through her career in education, Dr. Mukherjee had actively contributed in and spearheaded the process of creating a personalized, engaging and stress-free curriculum for children of all age groups. She has been the recipient of numerous awards and accolades including NATIONAL QUALITY EXCELLENCE AWARD, GEM OF INDIA AWARD, PEERLESS ABP PRATIBHA SHWIKRITI AWARD, NATIONAL EDUCATION LEADERSHIP AWARD in the category of commitment to excellence in education (to name a few)