DEANS OF OUR SCHOOL

Dr Naveen Das

Pro Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs 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.) Jitendra K. Pandey

Pro Vice Chancellor, Research and development Affairs and Dean School of Basic and Applied Sciences

Prof.(Dr.) Jitendra K. Pandey completed his Ph.D. in Chemistry (Polymer Science), 2007 from National Chemical Laboratory-Pune. His research areas are in Bio/ Nano- composites, degradation and stabilization of polymer composites, nano-material for water treatment, synthesis, characterization and analysis of reinforced composites. He has 70+ Reasearch artciles, 6 Books, 17 Patents to his credit. He was associated in Research and Development in University of petroleum and energy studies Dehradun, Brain Pool Fellow Seol National University, South Korea, The University of Tokushima, Japan, Max Planck Institute of Colloid and Interfaces, Golm Germany in various roles prior joining Adamas University.

Dr. ASHISH VERMA

Professor & Associate Dean of School of Law and Justice

  • Currently, working as Professor & Associate Dean of School of Law and Justice, Adamas University, Kolkata.
  • Total Professional Experience of 19 years; including 4 years of practice.
  • LL.M. , Ph.D. from Gorakhpur University
  • Has been a Member of UPES Societal Interventions Team since 2017 and has been working for the capability development of prison inmates of Dehradun central jail, by trainings and library enrichment, to facilitate rehabilitation after completion of sentence, as a part of UPES Societal Interventions
  • Successfully completed one-week Industry Attachment with Central Electricity Regulatory Commission, New Delhi.
  • Completed a project on Gender Budgeting, for the government of Uttarakhand
  • Industry trainer and academic resource person; Invited for training sessions of industry professionals from HPCL, IOCL and other reputed organizations to deliver lectures on Energy Laws
  • Expert in dispute resolution and a Trained Mediator

Prof (Dr.) Mahul Brahma

Dean, School of Media & Communication

Prof (Dr.) Mahul Brahma is an author, a TEDx Speaker, an award-winning communication, branding and CSR leader, and a Chief Editor with two decades’ experience in business communication and journalism. He is a Visiting Research Fellow of Bath Spa University, UK. Prior to Adamas University, Prof Brahma was Head of CSR, Corporate Communications, Branding, and Publications for a Tata group company mjunction. He has been a Chief Editor and has held other senior editorial positions in leading publications such as Economic Times, India partner of New York Times, CNBC TV18 group, ABP, Reuters, among others. He is a luxury commentator, columnist and has authored six books — The Mythic Value of Luxury, The Luxe Trilogy (Decoding Luxe, Dark Luxe and Luxe Inferno), Quarantined: Love in the time of Corona, and How to Communicate Strategically in Corporate World. He is a PhD, D.Litt, MSc and PGP-Business Management, and an alumnus of IIM Calcutta, MICA, University of Cambridge Judge Business School, SSSUTMS, University of Calcutta, and St Xavier’s College. He is a guest faculty at IIM Calcutta. IIT KGP VGSoM, IIT Roorkee, IIM Lucknow, University of Scranton US, Bath Spa University UK, among other premier institutions. He is a filmmaker and an actor, and his first short film was screened at Cannes Film Festival. He is an artist and an avid golfer.

Awards:

  • Winner of Sahityakosh Samman in 2022
  • ​Winner of Author of the Year Award 2021
  • Winner of Crisis Communication Leader of the Year Award 2021
  • Winner of CSR Leader of the Year Award in 2019
  • Winner of Best Communication Strategist of the Year Award in 2019
  • Winner of Brand Leadership Award in 2017
  • Listed among Most Influential PR professionals under the age of 40 by Reputation Today
  • Winner of Ecommerce Communication Leader of the Year Award in 2017
  • Winner of Certificate of Excellence in Corporate Communications 2017
  • Winner of Young Achiever Award in National Awards for Excellence in Corporate Communications 2016

Dr. Sajal Kumar Jha

Officiating Dean of School of Medical Sciences

Dr. Sajal Kumar Jha is currently Professor and officiating Dean, School of Medical Sciences at the Adamas University, Kolkata, India. He has 17 years of rich experience with a blend of teaching, research and administration. He completed B. Pharm and M. Pharm Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS), Karnataka. He earned his Ph. D (Pharmaceutical Sciences) from Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad. His doctoral research work is on formulation and development microemulsion drug delivery system for the improvement of oral bioavailability.

Dr. Jha carries out research on immediate release dosage forms, gastroretentive drug delivery systems, targeted drug delivery systems. He has more than 45 national and international publications in peer reviewed journals to his credit, more than 25 poster and oral presentations in various national and international conferences. He is author of 4 books in the domain of pharmaceutical Sciences. He has so far mentored more than 30 master’s students for their M. Pharm dissertation work.

Dr. Sajal Kumar Jha has worked as Organizing Secretary, Convener, Co-convener, Chairperson Scientific Committee, evaluator for Oral & Poster sessions in various National & International conferences. He is the life member of Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA), Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE), Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India (APTI), Association of Pharmacy Professionals (APP), and Society of Pharmaceutical Education & Research (SPER). Dr. Jha is also serving as Editor-in-Chief, Member Editorial board, Section Editor, Reviewer for various indexed Pharmacy National & International Journals. He is well acquainted with approval and regulatory provisions of AICTE & PCI. He is also having rich experiences of handling various rankings and accreditation processes like NIRF, NBA & NAAC.

Dr. Jha is the recipient of Distinguished Alumni Award (2013), Academic Excellence Award (2018), Best Faculty Award (2020) and Pharma Recognition Award (2020).

Prof. Santosh Kumar

Dean of School of Liberal Arts and Culture Studies

Dr. Santosh Kumar is a Professor of Politics, Public Policy and Administration. He was awarded a Doctorate in Politics from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. An awardee of UGC JRF and SRF, he visited IREES, Department of Politics, University of Glasgow on Commonwealth Fellowship.

Prof. Kumar has been practicing Liberal Arts pedagogy and framework since 2009, and has incubated and initiated the Liberal Arts courses at the Savani University, Auro University, Surat; FLAME University, PUNE; School of Liberal Studies-PDPU, Gandhinagar, the School of Rural Development, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Tuljapur and Mumbai Campus, and E D I, Ahmedabad, with total teaching experience spanning to 25 years. He specializes in Public Policy, Public Administration and Development Politics, and has wide-ranging experience in teaching, training, monitoring and evaluations from the grass roots to policy advocacy.

He was on employment with the World Bank during 2004-07. As part of the team, he worked with the various state governments of India, and entire South Asia. He has also been associated with multilateral and international development organizations such as UNDP, UNICEF, Asian Development Bank (ADB), etc.

He has contributions in about several books, referred papers published in reputed journals, and research and field action project reports to his credit. He is on Editorial board to three international Journals, and also on the research advisory board of a number of academic institutions and professional bodies.

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 joined Adamas University as the Officiating Dean and HoD of the 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 PhD 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. His current research interests include 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 encouraging a competitive spirit among Adamas University students. He hopes this will foster a positive and healthy campus atmosphere while also equipping the students with the right skills to meet future challenges. Potential research collaborators, research fellows, summer trainees and students are welcome to contact Dr. Saha.

Dr. Sujoy Bhattacharya

Associate Dean School of Engineering & Technology

Dr. Sujoy Bhattacharya holds a B.Tech degree in Instrumentation Engineering and a PhD degree with specialization in Image Processing, both from IIT Kharagpur.

He has a total professional experience of about 26 years, including 16 years as a software consultant in Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and 10 years in education and training. During his tenure in academics, he has served as Professor in CSE/IT department and as an administrator in various institutions like BVRIT Hyderabad, SITS Hyderabad and PSIT Kanpur. He has also worked as a consultant and trainer in two startup firms to train students on technical and life skills to make them job ready.

He is currently engaged as a Director, Consultancy & Outreach, Prof & HOD, CSE and Dean, SoET at Adamas University, Kolkata. In this role, he uses his dual experience from the industry and academia to ensure close collaborations for mutual benefit.

He has about 20 publications to his credit and has delivered 3 sponsored projects. He has also served as the vice-chairman of the Computer Science Society of IEEE, Hyderabad chapter for a period of 2 years.

Dr. Bhattacharya is an avid reader and likes to spend his spare time with books or travelling.

Dr. Shauli Mukherjee

Dean Students’ Affairs and Director, School of Education

With a purposeful career in the educational space spanning more than 20 years, Dr. Shauli Mukherjee has dedicated her life towards the 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 has been ranked the second 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 to and spearheaded the process of creating a personalised, engaging and stress-free curriculum for children of all age groups. She has been a recipient of numerous awards and accolades, including National Quality Excellence Award, Gem of India Award, Peerless ABP Pratibha Shwikriti Award and the National Education Leadership Award in the category of commitment to excellence in education.

Prof (Dr) Sandip Banerjee

Associate Dean, School Smart Agriculture

The School is being headed by Prof (Dr) Sandip Banerjee, who is an internationally renowned academician in the field of agriculture and allied sciences. He is very well connected and respected with the professionals of agri industry. Prof Banerjee was instrumental in initiating vocational education in the state of Sikkim and under his guidance the first organic certification program was started in the state of Sikkim. Contract farming started in the state of Sikkim under his leadership. Thereafter, he served with College of Agriculture, Hawassa University, Ethiopia and was the principal and co investigator for several research projects with scientists from USAID, NORAD, ILRI, FAO to name a few. He has advised several students for their MSc and PhD research and has authored more than hundred research publications. Prof Banerjee is very popular among the students and also shares his experiences and teaches different courses for undergraduate and graduate students across several countries and enrolled in Agriculture allied sciences. Prof Banerjee is an alumni of GovindBallabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Bidhan Chandra KrishiViswavidyalaya and Wageningen UR ( The Netherlands).