Prof.(Dr.) Dipankar Bhattacharyay completed his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering (polymer-based biosensors), 2008 from Jadavpur University. His research areas include sensors, nanomaterials, biomimics, machine learning, smart agriculture, image analysis, carbon anodes for production of primary aluminum, etc. He has 75+ Reasearch articles and 3 Book chapters. He has a US patent whose technology transfer is happening through Dynamic Concept, Canada. Before joining acdemics he has run monopoly business for ten years on anticorrosive glass lining on cast iron valves, vats and reactors used in petrochemicals, fertilizer, pharmaceutical, explosive industries, etc. He did his postdoc at University of Québec at Chicoutimi, Canada and later worked there as a research professor. He has worked with Aluminerie Allouette, Canada. He taught students from around 20 countries. In India, he was associated as Pro-Vice Chancellor in Centurion University and Brainware University prior joining Adamas University.
THE DEANS OF OUR SCHOOLS
Prof. (Dr.) Dipankar Bhattacharyay
Pro Vice Chancellor, Research and Innovation and Dean School of Basic and Applied Sciences
DR. SOUVIK ROY
PROFESSOR & ASSOCIATE DEAN
Professor Roy is currently spearheading the Law School at Adamas University as the Associate Dean. He has a track record of successfully helping students achieve greater heights for more than a decade now and counting. Dr Roy completed his Ph.D. in the area of substantive criminal law from KIIT – D.U. not before completing his B.A. LL.B. from University of Calcutta. Subsequently, he pursued LL.M from Queen Mary, University of London (U.K) with Merit including Distinction in two disciplines. He was the recipient of the University of Calcutta Endowment Scholarship (final year) where he secured a First Class.
Prior to his current stint here, Professor Souvik helmed the Law School of Dayananda Sagar University (DSU), Bengaluru and was also looking into admissions outreach programs beyond regular academics and administration. Dr Roy, is an educationist in the legal domain with earlier experiences of working as an Associate Professor with Department of Law-UEM Kolkata not before his prior stints with KIIT D.U., Bhubaneswar and National Law University Odisha (NLUO). Professor Roy also possesses industry experience in the corporate and litigation sector as a lawyer and subsequently as a foreign education counsellor and CLAT mentor, working in places like Mumbai, Bhubaneswar and Kolkata.
He is a public speaker who addresses not only matters pertaining to substantive criminal law but also multifarious societal issues at universities, NGOs and online platforms. Prof. Souvik also guides LL.M aspirants for pursuing education abroad. He has participated in more than 30 national/international seminars and conferences with multiple publications in the form of articles and books to his name which are indexed in UGC CARE, Scopus and peer-reviewed journals.
Prof. (Dr.) Debkumar Chakraborti
Dean of the School of Media and Communication, Adamas Universityan, School of Media and Communication
Prior association with the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati; National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad Central Institute of Technology, Assam; and the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun. Dr. Chakraborti has a Ph.D. in Ergonomics and has successfully guided more than twenty Ph.D. scholars as well as mentored a number of Undergraduate and Postgraduate students. Dr. Chakraborti is a sound academician with a range of publications across reputed journals, book chapters, and conference papers and edited and published books with reputed national and international publishers. Dr. Chakraborti specializes in Web design, customer satisfaction, haptic interfaces, human factors, retail data processing etc.
Dr. Sajal Kumar Jha
Associate 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. (Dr.) Rudra Prasad Saha
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
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.
Prof. (Dr.) Shauli Mukherjee
Director, School of Education
With a purposeful career in the 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 and a global thought leader 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 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 to 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, SARVEPALLI RADHAKRISHNAN AWARD, GURUPNISHAD SAMMAN, GURUVARYA SAMMAN, NATIONAL EDUCATION LEADERSHIP AWARD in the category of commitment to excellence in education, (to name a few), WORLD PEACE AWARD. She has also been awarded for being among INDIA’S TOP 50 WOMEN LEADERS IN THE EDUCATION INDUSTRY & TOP 20 REVOLUTIONARY EDUCATION LEADERS by the Academic Council of ULektz. She is associated with premiere educational organizations across India as well as globally in senior advisory capacity. She is also recognized among 99 WOMEN ACHIEVERS OF INDIA FOR THE YEAR 2021. As an internationally acclaimed inspirational speaker, she is regularly invited to numerous national and international conferences, universities, summits, conclaves and events to share her insights on the futuristic and transformative role of education. She is currently working as the Director of School of Education at Adamas University, Kolkata.
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).
Prof. (Dr.) Sushanta Kumar Mandal
Dean Academics and Dean Quality Assurance and Accreditation
Dr. Sushanta Kumar Mandal received his B.E. degree in Electrical Engineering from Jalpaiguri Govt. Engineering College, MS and Ph.D degree from IIT. Currently he is working as Dean Academics and Dean Quality Assurance and Accreditation at Adamas University, Kolkata. He has more than two decades of teaching experience in reputed institution like DAIICT, Gandhinagar, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, CUTM, Bhubaneswar, Sharda University, Greater Noida and Birla Global University, Bhubaneswar. He served as Associate Dean, SOE and COE at KIIT University, an Institute of Eminence, HOD ECE and Dean Skill Integrations at CUTM, Associate Dean Research and Director, IQAC at Sharda University. He also served as Dean, Schools of Applied Sciences and Director IQAC at Birla Global University.
He has guided 6 PhD and 30 MTech Theses and also guiding several PhD Scholars. He has published more than 70 research papers in reputed international journals and conferences. His research interests include VLSI design, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning applications in VLSI and IoT applications.
Prof. (Dr.) Moumita Mukherjee
Dean (Research & Development)
Dr. Moumita Mukherjee is alumni of R K S M Sister Nivedita Girls’ School – Kolkata, Presidency College and Calcutta University. She received M.Sc. (Physics) with specialization in Electronics & Communication, M.Tech. in Biomedical-Engineering and Ph.D. (Tech.) in Radio-Physics and Electronics (2009), University of Calcutta, India. She did her doctoral & post-doctoral studies under DRDO, Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India. She received ‘visiting scientist’ & PDF positions from INEX, Newcastle University, UK & Technical University, Darmstadt, Germany.
Dr. Mukherjee was attached with DRDO Centre of Excellence under Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India for more than ten years as Scientist (Reader grade).
In continuation to that she joined Adamas University and presently working as Professor – Dept. of Physics & Dean (R&D) after completing her terms as Associate Dean & Academic coordinator(2016-2020), Associate Professor(2017-2020)& Assistant Professor(2015-2017), in the same University. With a total seventeen years of R&D and teaching experience, she is Visiting / Adjunct Professor of JAP-BMI program under Calcutta University and the West Bengal University of Health Sciences. She is empaneled examiner, moderator and PhD supervisor under frontline public & private Universities in India.
She has guided more than 35 Post-Graduate theses & 12 Ph.D. theses as Supervisor/Jt. Supervisor. Her research interest is focused on THz-electronics, Semiconductor devices, Graphene electronics, Photo-sensors, nano-biosensors and Medical Electronics & instruments. She has published more than 150 peer-reviewed research papers, till date, in reputed international refereed journals including IEEE Transactions, IoP, AIP, Elsevier and Springer journals and IEEE / Scopus proceedings with citation globally (citation: 900+, h-index: 16). She has three granted International patents and authored three ISBN books to her credit. She is principal investigator of 5 (Five) Government of India (DRDO) & start-up /industry funded major research projects of more than a Crore funding.
Prof. (Dr.) Santanu Roy
Dean School of Business and Economics
Prof. (Dr.) Santanu Roy is an Elected Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), UK. Dr. Roy, an NSTS Scholar, holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Management from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur and has an Integrated Master of Science (M.S.) Degree in Physics from IIT Delhi. Prior to joining Adamas University, Dr. Roy had served as the Dean, School of Management, IMS Unison University, Dehradun. He had earlier served as a Professor at Institute of Management Technology (IMT) – Ghaziabad and Dubai – during the period 2008-2020 having served as the Program Chair, MBA and PGDM-DCP (IMT Dubai), and as Dean Academics, IMT, Ghaziabad. Dr. Roy had served as an Associate Professor at Vinod Gupta School of Management (VGSOM), IIT Kharagpur, and earlier, before joining Academics, as the Senior Principal Scientist and Head, Human Resource Group at National Institute of Science, Technology and Development Studies (CSIR-NISTADS), New Delhi, India. Dr. Roy had taught at the Fontys University of Applied Sciences, Eindhoven, the Netherlands. He received the Best Paper Awards at the 14th IEF Conference, 16-18 September 2015, Cape Town, South Africa, and the 35th ISBE Conference, 7-8 November 2012, Dublin, Ireland. He received the ‘Best Teacher in Operations Management’ Award at Asia’s Best B-School Awards, Singapore, on 22nd July 2011. Dr. Roy had been a Corporate Trainer for the LANDMARK Group, REDINGTON GULF FZE, and CHOITHRAMS during his tenure at Dubai, UAE.
Prof. (Dr.) Anand Prakash
Professor & Dean – SoLACS & Director, SoMS (Allied Health Services)
Dr. Anand Prakash is PhD in Psychology (specialized in Clinical Psychology) from Lalit Narayan Mithila University, Darbhanga. He became a licensed Clinical Psychologist in the year of 2000 after qualifying MPhil in Clinical Psychology (formerly Medical & Social Psychology) from the Central Institute of Psychiatry, Ranchi University, Ranchi. Previously he completed M. A. in Psychology (specialized in Clinical Psychology & Psychology of Personality) and B.A. Honours in Psychology from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi in 1996 and 1994 respectively. He was the recipient of National Merit Scholarship during collegiate education (BRA Bihar University, Muzaffarpur) in 1990 after graduating matriculation in 1988. Formerly, Dr. Prakash was associated with Amity University Rajasthan (AUR), Jaipur as a Professor & Head of Amity Institute of Clinical Psychology (AICP). He has several distinct feathers in his cap in clinical academics and academic administration. Notably, he got awarded the first full-time accreditation to the AICP, AUR (by the RCI, Govt. of India) in 2021 since inception in 2011, and also launched the 2nd full-time accredited 4-year programme of Psy.D in Clinical Psychology in India (accredited by the RCI). He served Ibn Sina National College for Medical Studies, Saudi Arabia as an Associate Professor in Clinical Psychology, Chief Advisor and Criteria Coordinator in the IQAC for its international accreditation. He founded the 1st Postgraduate programme in Clinical Psychology (sponsored by the Centre for Disease Control & Prevention, USA) in 2009 in North -Eastern Africa while working as an Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology, University of Gondar, Ethiopia sponsored by the UNDP. He was the founder Clinical Psychologist of Composite Regional Centre for Persons with Disabilities (Govt. of India), Bhopal. He was the youngest Clinical Psychologist & professional resource person for course-writing, teaching and supervision in the ‘B.Ed in Special Education programme’, M.P. Bhoj Open University, Bhopal (2001). In scientific research, he has been awarded as an Outstanding Reviewer by the International Journal of Life Sciences & Pharma Research-2021 (Indexed in Web of Science); Best poster paper award in 2017 (Saudi Arabia). He served as a Member of the Editorial Board for the EC Journal of Psychology & Psychiatry, London for seven years. Currently, he is an Executive Editor-In- Chief of the ‘Science Insights’ (New York), as well as Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Psychological & Brain Sciences, New York. Dr. Prakash has published more than 50 scientific works at international and national levels including books, empirical research, case reports, book chapters and review articles. he has supervised several professional undergraduates, postgraduates and doctoral scholars in Clinical Psychology and other clinical health sciences in India and abroad.