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Affiliation : West Bengal State University

Basirhat College 
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Curriculum Delivery

Add-on course offered by the Department of Chemistry for the academic year 2023-24

Name of the course: Chemicals & Health

Course Coordinator: Dr. Swastik Karmakar

Class commencement date: 10th October 2023

Mode of teaching: Offline/Online

Total hours: 30 hrs

Add-on Courses that have been conducted by dept. of chemistry in previous years
Academic session Name of the course Duration Remarks
2022-23 The Science of Gastronomy. 30 hrs Online/Offline mode
2021-22 Chemicals & Health 30 hrs Online mode
2020-21 The Science of Gastronomy. 30 hrs Online mode
2019-20 Chemicals & Health 30 hrs Online mode


CBCS Pass out Batch for the Academic Session of 2022-23

Chemistry (H)
Department of Chemistry
Basirhat College

Name Percentage CGPA Progression
MAHUYA MONDAL 86.55 9.77 Pursuing M.Sc University of Calcutta
SONIA BAIDYA 85.50 9.70 Pursuing M.Sc from
IISER, Bhopal
RAJIB MANDAL 76.35 9.09 Pursuing M.Sc from
IIEST, Shibpur
KOUSHIK BAIDYA 74.60 8.96 Pursuing M.Sc from
NIT, Durgapur

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 subject Chemistry in General course was available for the students.In the year 1986 Honours course in Chemistry was introduced by the University of Calcutta and the Higher Education Department, Govt. of West Bengal. Now the courses are run and regulated by West Bengal State University as the college is now affiliated to WBSU.
The intake capacity of the honours course is 61. In the general course 70-80 students get themselves admitted every year. The department of Chemistry 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. Suman Mandal

Dr. Suman Mandal, Assistant Professor, M.Sc.,Ph.D.

Dr. 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. Read More..

Dr. Swastik Karmakar

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’ under the supervision of 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 was awarded PhD 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..

Dr. Monojit Sarkar

Dr. Monojit Sarkar, Assistant Professor, M.Sc., Ph.D

Dr. 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. He obtained his Ph.D degree from University of Kalyani. His PhD Thesis title was " Spectroscopic studies on some nanoscale system". His research area of interest about various synthesis, characterization and application of semiconductor nanoparticles and metal dopped nano-composites.Read More..

Dr. Bidyut Debnath

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..

Mr. Prasanta Das

Dr. Suman Sen,Assistant Professor

Dr. Sen joined Basirhat College on 6 th December 2023 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry. He completed his M.Sc. from IIT Kharagpur, Kharagpur, India in 2010. He received his PhD degree from Arizona State University, Tempe, USA under the supervision of Prof. Stuart Lindsay in 2016. His research topic was “Identification of Biomolecular Building Blocks by Recognition Tunneling: A Stride towards Nanopore Sequencing of Biomolecules”. Afterward, he moved to Max Planck Institute of Solid State Research, Stuttgart, Germany for his post-doctoral research work. There he worked with Prof. Stephan Rauschenbach and Prof. Klaus Kern in the Electrospray Ionization Beam Deposition (ESIBD) laboratory involved in single molecular imaging of biomolecules using SPM techniques.Read More..

Mr. Prasanta Das

Dr. Prasanta Das, State Aided College Teacher, M.Sc. PhD.

Dr. Das received his M. Sc. from the West Bengal State University in 2013. He started his PhD research on metal catalyzed synthesis of heterocyclic compounds under the supervision of Professor Shital K. Chattopadhyay, University of Kalyani and Dr. Swastik Karmakar, Associate Professor, Basirhat College as a JRF in a DST-SERB project of Dr. Swastik Karmakar conducted in the Department of Chemistry, Basirhat College and he was awarded Ph. D. degree from the University of Kalyani. He joined Basirhat College in 2017. Currently he is carring out his research work with Dr. Karmakar on synthesis of some biologically interesting heterocyclic compounds. Dr. Das’s research interest involves the development of several biologically active heterocyclic scaffolds using mild metal catalyst. Read More..