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School Of Science

FACULTY OF Chemistry

Dr. P.K. Jana

Subject : Chemistry

Designation: Assistant Professor

An IIT-Kharagpur alumni, Dr. Prithwish Kumar Jana takes over the position of Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Faculty of Science. Previously associated with CSIR, Chemistry division, Dr. Jana possesses diverse technical skills allowing him to render a practical approach while conducting a class. A NET qualified academician and a merit scholarship holder, he also has an experience of working as a Guest Faculty for students pursuing post-graduation degree in Chemistry. Dr. Jana with his varied teaching and extensive research experience will surely create a dynamic learning atmosphere within the campus.


Prof. Sanjib Ghosh

Subject : Chemistry

Designation: Professor (Director, Research and  Development  and  Dean, School of Science and School of  Biotechnology, ADAMAS University.)

Graduate from Presidency College, M.Sc from Calcutta University, Ph.D from Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (Calcutta University).  

Former Professor of Chemistry and Principal of Presidency College, Kolkata  

Research Associate in University of  California, Davis USA (1983- 1987),       Visiting Research Professor in University of California, Davis, USA (2001),     Visitor to Two Nobel  Laureates  in Cal Tech, USA (2001) ,                                Former Emeritus Scientist , Presidency University.

Author of nearly 100 Publications in International Journals  and 80 Research Abstracts in various International and National conferences.

Reviewer in Journal of  Physical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry , RSC Advances, Biochemistry, Biochimie, Chemical Physics, Chemical Physics Letters, Journal of Luminescence and other Spectroscopy Journals.

Attended  Conferences and Meetings in   San Francisco, Berkeley, New York, Washington, London, Paris, Zurich, Melbourne, Auckland, Christchurch, Toronto, Los-Angeles, Singapore.


Dr. Rupam Sen

Subject : Chemistry

Designation: Assistant Professor

An eminent research scholar, with 10 years of experience in  research, Dr. Rupam Sen has joined Adamas University as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry. Aftersuccessfully finishing his Ph.D. from Jadavpur University, Kolkata on MOF-based multifunctionalmaterials synthesis, he received the FCT-international postdoctoral fellowship, where he worked on the same field at Aveiro University, after finishing this he was awarded the prestigious fellowship JSPS (Japan Society for the promotion of Science), Japan and work there on the development of photo/thermo responsive materials which can be used as the potential actuator at molecular level. During his Ph. D. and post-doctoral research he published a lot of research articlesin journal of international repute. He also earned the prestigious Dr. D. S. Kothari post-doctoral fellowship, National Scholarship and Silver medal as meritorious student during his early studies. He is still actively engaged in research work and more will be executed in the Adamas University.  He is now developing hybrid systems for site specific MOF-based heterogeneous catalysis in Adamas University. He also has expertise reviewinginternational journals. Besides his outstanding academic and research, he is very amiable person which make him easy approachable forthe students. After all, Dr. Sen looks forward to encourage the Adamas University students not for only studying but also for social and cultural development, which will create a constructive and healthy atmosphere everywhere. Interested research fellows(Ph.D./post-doct), summer trainees and students are welcome to contact Dr. Sen.


Dr. Papiya Majumdar

Subject : Chemistry

Designation: Asistant Professor (Visiting Faculty and Senior Students’ Welfare Officer at Adamas University)

Dr. Papiya Majumdar has graduated with Honours in Chemistry from Jogamaya Devi College and B. Tech in Pharmaceutical Technology from Rajabazar Science College. After that she moved to USA to carry out doctoral research in Organic Chemistry and earned her PhD in Organic Chemistry under supervision of Prof. Dr. Rainer Glaser from University of Missouri-Columbia, USA. Then she pursued her Post-Doctoral research work in Biochemistry at University of California-San Diego, USAwith P. I.  Prof. Dr.Partho Ghosh. After returning back to India she was working as CSIR pool officer: Senior Research Associate at Indian Institute of Chemical Biology and Indian Association for Cultivation of Science and her research areas areDNA damage study and searching for a potent anti-carcinogenic drug by exploring DNA repairing enzyme Topoisomerase I. She published her studies in several peer reviewed research journals.


Dr. Arpan Manna

Subject : Chemistry

Designation: Assistant Professor

Dr. Arpan Manna had graduated with Hon’s in Chemistry from Scottish Church College, Kolkata. He had completed his Post Graduation in Chemistry with specialisation in Physical Chemistry from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. After qualifying prestigious CSIR-National Eligibility Test, he had moved to CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune for carrying out doctoral research studies in the field of Physico-organic Chemistry and Green Chemistry under the supervision of Dr. Anil Kumar, J C Bose National Fellow and FNA. Part of his doctoral research especially Fluorescence and LASER spectroscopic studies had been carried out in Radiation and Photochemistry Division, BARC, Mumbai under the guidance of Prof. Haridas Pal, Outstanding Scientist and FNASc. Following the submission of PhD thesis, he had worked as a senior project assistant in a DST sponsored project on Green Chemistry Following the award of PhD degree in Chemistry in 2015, he had moved to Republic of Korea to carry out Post-Doctoral Research studies in field of Photochemistry and LASER Spectroscopy under the guidance of Prof. Manho Lim in Pusan National University, Busan.

His research interest focused on the following subjects viz. Physico-organic Chemistry; Solution Chemistry; Water–promoted organic reactions; Ionic Liquids synthesis and application in reactions; Ultrafast –fluorescence spectroscopic studies of fast reactions; Transient absorption studies of bio-physical reactions. He has published 10 research papers in international peer reviewed journals till date.

Dr Arpan Manna has been awarded post-doctoral fellowship of National Research Foundation of Korea to work as a post doctoral research scholar in Pusan National University, Busan, Republic of Korea from May,2015. He has won best poster presentation award at Diamond Jubilee Symposium on Recent Trends in Chemistry event organized by Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur from 21-22 October, 2011. He had also won best poster presentation award at “National Science Day” celebration event organized by National Chemical Laboratory, Pune from 27-28 February 2012. Dr. Manna has qualified National Eligibility Test (JRF-NET) conducted jointly by University Grants Commission and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi, India in Chemical Sciences, 2008. He has also qualified Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) conducted by Indian Institute of Technology and Indian Institute of Science, 2009.