Department of Chemistry
About the Department
Basirhat College started its journey with a single programme, B.A, in the year 1947. After two decades the faculty of Science was introduced and in the year 1969 the affiliation for the subject Chemistry (General) was available from the University of Calcutta and the Higher Education Department, Govt. of West Bengal. In the year 1986 Honours course in Chemistry was affiliated by the University.Now the courses are affiliated under West Bengal State University.
The intake capacity of the honours course is 61. In the general course 70-80 students get themselves admitted every year. Department has three rooms for its laboratory and one store room.
Apart from teaching and learning the faculties also engage themselves in fundamental research work. Currently one Major Research Project is ongoing in the department and one research scholar is pursuing his doctoral degree under the guidance of this department.
Dr.Swastik Karmakar, Associate Professor, M.Sc.,Ph.D.,
Dr. Karmakar received his M. Sc. from the University of Kalyani securing the position First-Class-First in 1999. He started his Ph. D. research on ‘Asymmetric Synthesis of some Natural Products’ with Professor Shital K. Chattopadhyay, University of Kalyani as a CSIR-JRF in 2000 and also qualified GATE-2000 (All India Rank-95). He joined Basirhat College as a ‘Lecturer in Chemistry’ in 2003 and awarded his Ph. D. in 2006. He then moved to Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea with Brain Korea-21 post-doctoral fellowship (BK21) to carry out transition metal catalysed organic synthesis with Professor C. H. Oh. After coming back in 2008, he started independent research work in the College on transition metal catalysed synthesis of medicinally interesting heterocycles being awarded a major research project from the DST-SERB, Govt. of India, under the Fast Track Scheme for Young Scientists. He is a life member of ‘Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science’ (IACS). His current research interest includes transition metal catalysed asymmetric synthesis of bio-active heterocycles.Read More..
Prof.Monojit Sarkar, HOD, Assistant Professor, M.Sc.
Prof. Sarkar joined the Department of Chemistry on 08.11.2006. He received his B.Sc. degree from University of Calcutta and M.Sc. degree from the University of Kalyani.Read More..
Dr.Bidyut Debnath, Assistant Professor, M.Sc.,Ph.D.
Dr. Bidyut Debnath joined the Department of Chemistry on 1st April, 2015. He has done M.Sc from North Bengal University with specialization in Physical Chemistry in the year 1999. He was awarded Ph.D degree from North Bengal University in the year 2010. He is interested in polymer and surface chemistry.Read More..
Dr.Saheli Ganguly, Assistant Professor, M.Sc.,Ph.D.
Dr. Saheli Ganguly has completed her B.Sc and M.Sc from Jadavpur University.She is the recipient of UGC research fellowship in science for meritorious students and CSIR-UGC JRF fellowship in 2007. She has completed her PhD from Central Glass and Ceramic research Institute in the year 2012.She was selected as Best Young Research Scholar for the work entitled "Thermal degradation of phosphonium intercalated montmorillonites: An isothermal kinetic study" during period 2009-2010 from CGCRI, Kolkata (CSIR). She received Chinese Academy of Sciences Visiting Fellowship in the year 2013 and joined University of Science and Technology, China as a Postdoctoral research associate. Her area of research was focused on "Clay-Polymer Nanocomposites". She then joined University of Colorado, Boulder,USA as a research associate and her topic of research was "Metal-DNA complexes". She joined as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry, Basirhat College in the year 2015.
Dr. Suman Mandal, Assistant Professor.
Dr. Suman Mandal joined Basirhat College in the year 2017 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry. He obtained B.Sc and M.Sc from the University of Kalyani. His doctoral research is on "Synthesis and stabilization of metal nanoparticles and its application in dye reduction catalysis" for which he was awarded Ph.D by the University of Kalyani in 2014.