Professor Chakraborty was the Founder Director of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bhubaneswar during 2009-2014.
Professor Chakraborty did his B. Tech (Honours) in Metallurgical Engineering in 1971 (1st Class), M. Tech in Process Metallurgy in 1973 (2nd rank) and Ph. D. in Metallurgical Engineering in 1978 from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur.
Professor Chakraborty had received the Best Metallurgist Award (National Metallurgist Day Award) of the Ministry of Steel and Mines, Govt. of India in1996. He also received the National Education Leadership Award from ET Now in 2013. He has also received an award for outstanding contribution to education from The Global Corporate Universities Award.
Professor Chakraborty, in addition to his assignment in teaching and research, has shouldered many administrative responsibilities at IIT Kharagpur. He had been the Deputy Director (2006-2009), Dean of Alumni Affairs and International Relations (2003-2006), Head of the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (2000-2003), Dean of Postgraduate Studies (1996 – 1999), Founder Chairman, Optel-IIT Fiber Optics R&D Centre (1996), Chairman and Central Research Facility (1991 – 1996) and Founder Chairman, Steel Technology Centre (2008-2009). He was also member of the Board of Governors of IIT Kharagpur (2005-2007), Finance Committee of IIT Kharagpur (2005-2007).
He has also been serving other organizations in various capacities. He is a member of the Apex Body (Institute Body), Standing Selection Committee and Standing Academic Committee of AIIMS Bhubaneswar (since 2013). He was the Managing Editor, Indian Foundry Journal of The Institute of Indian Foundrymen (2001-2005). He has been members of several other bodies like the Empowered Committee of the Ministry of Steel Government of India, Research council, National Metallurgical Laboratory Jamshedpur; Board of Governors National Institute of Technology Jamshedpur, Board of Governors National Institute of Technology Rourkella, Editorial Board, Steel Tech Journal and Adviser to the Editorial Board of Indian Foundry Journal of The Institute of Indian Foundrymen, Science & Technology Committee, National Aluminium Company (NALCO) and Divisional Scientific Committee, CMERI Durgapur. Professor Chakraborty was also a member of the Management Committee, Biju Patnaik University of Technology and IGIT Sarang, Odisha.