Ramakrishna Mission Residential College

An Autonomous College under University of Calcutta

College with Potential for Excellence(CPE)


The Department of Physics was opened in Ramakrishna Mission Residential lege, Narendrapur with Honours affiliation from the very beginning in the year 1960. Prof. Krishnapada Ghosh from Scottish Church College joined this . college as the Head of the Department. Then, almost simultaneously, joined other senior professors like Shri Abalakanta Choudhuri from Bankura Christan College, Sri Bhabani Bhattacharya from Surendranath College, Sri Kulada Prasad Roy Choudhury from Burdwan Raj College and Sri Himangshu Bimal Dey from Rajshahi University. At this stage, Prof. K. P.Ghosh began to organise the Department. He arranged to have a workshop equipped with a lathe machine and other fitting tools. Gradually the different B.Sc. Pass and Honours experiments were carried out in the Laboratory. Sri Babaji Barik, Sri Bibhuti Naskar, Sri Sadhan Bhattacharya, Sri Rakhal Pal were selected as Laboratory bearers and Sri Chandi Charan Pramanik as departmental office staff. All of them have rendered commendable and praiseworthy services.

Meanwhile, Prof. Jogendra Nath Chakraborty joined the college in May 1964 from Tamluk College when Revered Swami Mumukshanandaji Maharaj was the Principal of the College. Along with teaching, Prof. Chakraborty used to spend his off-time mostly in doing research at Jadavpur University. In the year 1966, he received the Ph.D.(Sc) degree. After the retirement of Prof. K. P. Ghosh and subsequently Prof. B. Bhattacharya, Dr. J. N. Chakraborty became the Head of the Department in the year 1967 and continued in that position till he retired in 1995. He is still taking M.Sc. classes in the college.

Dr. Chakraborty arranged to decorate the outer walls of the Department with portraits of world-famous Scientists like Prof. Jagadish Chandra Bose, Meghnad Saha, Satyendra Nath Bose, C. V. Raman, Albert Einstein, Heisenberg with brief biographical notes on them. The Seminar Library was equipped with up-to-date text books, advanced books of high standard, research books and a few journals for reference. Sophisticated instruments like Michelson interferometer with Febry Perot attachment, Babinets' compensator, High frequency Oscillometer etc. were purchased under college science improvement programme, and with UGC assistance and assistance from Danforth Foundation at that time. The seminar lectures by- students as well as by famous professors like Prof. S. N. Ghosal, Shyamal kiz Sengupta, B. B. Baliga and many other such eminent persons were arranged every year. The academic record of the Department was high-profile with a large number of first classes every year and top ranks in university examinations most of the time, the tradition being maintained throughout.

Eventually, several young teachers—Dr. Ratan Lal Sarkar, Dr. Chandra Sekhar Roy, Dr. Asoke Bose, Dr. Arabinda Nag, Dr. Anandamoy Manna, Dr. Dhiraj Sardar, Dr. Prasanta Bhattacharya and many others joined the Dept. and served it for some years before taking up teaching assignments in different universities in India and abroad.

Then again young professors Sri Parimal Sengupta, Dr. Dipak Bhaumik, Dr. Mahadeb Das Khan, Sri Samaresh Chakraborty, Dr. Shibdas Bardhan Roy and Dr. Arun Kumar Tewari joined. They stayed back and nourished the Department. It became a unique combination of the young and old. Prof. U. S. Khan also helped the Department in many ways. At this juncture, Prof. H. N. Bose, Sri M. M. Ghosh, Sri S. R. Dash, Sri J. Dhar, Sri S. B. Dutta, Sri K. M. Sengupta, Sri S. K. Bose and many others joined in as senior professors.

In order to create an atmosphere of experimental research work, an air glow laboratory was set up on the roof of the college. Our ex-student Sri Subrata Kumar Midya did his Ph.D. degree working in this laboratory. Our ex-student and professor of our college Sri Dipak Bhaumik obtained Ph.D. (Sc) degree from Jadavpur University under the guidance of Dr. Jogendra Nath Chakraborty in the year 2001. While teaching in our college Sri Mahadeb Das Khan obtained his doctorate degree. Sri Parimal Sengupta wrote a few papers on diffraction gratings and in 2008, a joint paper under the guidance of Dr. J. N. Chakraborty was published.

After the retirement of Dr. J. N. Chakraborty, Prof. Parimal Sengupta became the Head of the Department in 1995. In his period, the post-graduate course in Physics was started in the year 2006. We have at present condensed Matter Physics as Special paper and Astrophysics as an elective paper. Most of the theoretical classes in Astrophysics are being taken in collaboration with Indian Centre for Space Physics, Kolkata.

Right now, the faculty consists of Dr. Debabrata Das, Dr. Malay Purkait, Dr. Tapas Kumar Ghosh, Dr. Soumen Mondal, Dr. Sobhan SOunda and Sri Kaushik Sarkar. Apart from that, a few retired professors from different colleges and universities and eminent professors from different research institutes like IACS, SINP etc. take classes in our department regularly both in the UG and in PG sections.

Regarding the present research activities of the department, Dr. M. Purkait has got a research grant from CSIR, DST and UGC (minor); Dr. D. Das and Dr. T. K. Ghosh have also got research grants from UGC (minor). All the three have ueen doing their research work till now in full swing. Dr. S. Mondal who was on lien from the college for two years and went to South Korea to do Post-doctoral 4.1work, has returned recently to join the Dept.



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Faculty List of Physics

Photo Name & Qualification Telephone No. & Email ID
Full Time
Dr. Malay Purkait
 Dr. Malay Purkait
(Head of the Dept.)
M.Sc., Ph.D
Dr. Debabrata Das  Dr. Debabrata Das
M.Sc., Ph.D

Dr. Sobhan Sounda
Dr. Sobhan Sounda
M.Sc., Ph.D

Prof. Koushik Sarkar
 Prof. Koushik Sarkar

Dr. Jagadish Chandra Mahato
 Dr. Jagadish Chandra Mahato

Prof. Swapan Bhunia
 Prof. Swapan Bhunia

Prof. Amit Ray
 Prof. Amit Ray

Guest Faculties
Image not available Dr. S. Bardhan Roy
Retd. RKM Residential College 
Image not available
 Prof. B. Bagchi
CU (Retd.)
Image not available   Prof. D. Jana
Image not available Prof. Sourish Banerjee 
Image not available Prof. Ashit Banerjee
JU (Retd.) 
Image not available  Dr. Joydeep Chaudhuri
Image not available Dr. Soumen Mondal
Image not available Prof. Dhruba Dasgupta
Image not available Prof.Prabal Mallick
B.U. (Retd.) 
Image not available Prof. Sandip Chakraborty
Image not available  Dr. Ankan Das
Image not available Prof. Biswajit Chakraborty
SNBNCBS, Salt Lake 
Image not available  Dr. Dirtha Sanyal
Image not available  Dr. Sounak Palit
St. Xavier's College
Image not available  Dr. Ankus Sengupta
Amity University
Image not available Dr. Mrinal K. Chakraborty
St. Paul College 
Image not available Dr. Amit Tribedi
Sushil Kar College 
Image not available Dr. Chittajit Sarkar
Swami Vivekananda College 
Image not available Dr. Sukriti Ghosh
Shibpur Dinabandhu Instn. 
Image not available Dr. A. Ghosh Chaudhuri
Surendranath College 
Image not available Dr. Rajsekhar Bhattacharya
D. A. College 
Image not available  Mr. Nilabja Halder
Image not available  Mr. Prosenjit Maity
Image not available  Mr. Prasanta Nandy
Image not available  Mr. Samar Ghosh
IAS (Retd.)
Image not available  Dr. Dhiraj Basak
Upen Biswas Chair
Professor of RKMRC


Board of Studies

1.  Dr. Malay Purkait Member
2.  Dr. Debabrata Das  Member
3.  Dr. Soumen Mondal
4.  Dr. Tapas Kr. Ghosh  Member 
5.  Dr. Sobhan Sounda  Member
6.  Prof . Koushik Sarkar  Member
7.  Vacant
8.  Vacant
9.  Vacant  
10.  Dr. Sounak Palit

Department of Physics
St. Xavier's College
30,Mother Teresa Sarani
Kolkata-700 016


(Subject Expert) 

11.  Prof. Dipali Banerjee

Department of Physics
Bengal Engineering & Science University
Howrah -711103


(Subject Expert)

12.  Prof. Subinoy Dasgupta

Department of Physics
University of Calcutta
92, A.P.C. Road
Kolkata-700 009


(VC's Nominee)

13.  Dr. Debnarayan Jana

Department of Physics
University College of Science
92, A.P.C. Road
Kolkata-700 009


(College Alumnus) 

14.  Mr. Jyotirmay Bhowmik

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