Director (Research)
Dr. Dipankar Chakraborti is the Director (Research), School of Environmental Studies, Jadavpur University.  Dr. Chakraborti and his team including medical personnel (20 members) working on arsenic problem on West Bengal, Bangladesh and other states in India for last 19 and 10 years respectively.   Dr. Chakraborti spent more than a decade in western countries as Research Fellow, Visiting Professor and Professor of Environmental Analytical Chemistry.  Dr. Chakraborti decided to stay in India after discovering the serious arsenic problem in West Bengal. With the above holding three patents on arsenic removal, including an international one, he has published 20 chapters in books/monographs and more than 250 papers in international peer reviewed journals. In addition, he has organized five international conferences on groundwater arsenic problem. Dr. Chakraborti has been invited almost allover the world for his expertise on arsenic problem.

School of Environmental Studies (SOES) is a self-funded institute within Jadavpur University and the whole institute runs out of the money the institute earns.  Neither it asks International Aid Agencies for any financial help nor it asks local or central government for fund. It does not also accept any donation. It sells the expertise and survives on the basis of money it earns. Dr. Chakraborti donates his entire award money and money he earns from consultation to SOES development fund. The institute spent more than 10 million rupees for assessing the arsenic problem in Bangladesh. Since 2002-2006 SOES discovered the arsenic problem in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Assam and Manipur. Dr. Chakraborti fears part of Ganga-Meghna-Brahmaputra plain of population over 500 million and area around 600,000 sq. km. could be at risk from arsenic groundwater contamination.


Prof. Dipankar Chakraborty


Ph.D Scholars working under the guidance of Dr. Dipankar Chakraborti

M. Amir Hossain, B. Sc. (Honours) and M. Sc. in Statistics, Ph. D Scholar.

PhD Title: Evaluation of Arsenic Removal Plants, Daily Water Intake Trends and a Follow-up Study in Some Arsenic Affected Villages of West Bengal, India.

M. Amir Hossain
Bhaskar Das, BE. in Civil Engineering 2000, ME in Water Resources and Hydraulics Engineering 2005; PhD Scholar.

PhD Title:  Groundwater arsenic contamination in Ganga-Meghna-Brahmaputra (GMB) Plain and investigation for a safe water option.

Bhaskar Das

Bishwajit Nayak, Chemistry 2002, MSc. in Inorganic Chemistry 2004; PhD Scholar.

PhD Title:  Groundwater Arsenic Contamination in Jharkhand and Bihar state in India

Bishwajit Nayak
Arup Pal, Zoology Honours, 2002; MSc. in Environmental Science 2005, PhD Scholar.

PhD Title:  Arsenic in food chain and its ill effects on animals and human health

Arup Pal
Kartik Chandra Biswas,BSc in Geography on 2005; MSc in Geography on 2007.

PhD Title:  Groundwater arsenic contamination and health effects in West Bengal: A study of geographical, social and economical aspects of the area.

Kartik Photo

Computer Expert and Microbiologist
 Dilip Lodh

Elanbam Jayantakumar Singh
Name and address of the Medical Personnel associated with SOES group to study arsenic problem in GMB Plain

Dr. K. C. Saha
Retired Professor and Head, Department of Dermatology, School of Tropical Medicine, Kolkata, India

Dr. Subhas Chandra Mukherjee, Professor and Head
Department of Neurology, Medical College, Kolkata – 700073, India
Tel: 033-24554079 (Res.), 033-22414901 (Off.)
Mobile: 09830413617

Dr. Shyamapada Pati, Assistance Professor
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research
S.S.K.M. Hospital,
Kolkata – 700020, India
Tel: 033-24570273
Mobile: 09831139694

Dr. R.N. Dutta, Associate Professor
Department of Dermatology
Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research
S.S.K.M. Hospital,
Kolkata - 700020, India
Tel: 033-23216225
Mobile: 033-31040443,

Dr. M. M. Roy
Professor and Head, Department of Orthopedic
Calcutta Medical College, Kolkata – 700073, India


Group of Medical Personnel is Jharkhand
Group of Medical personals in Jharkhand



Our Field Group in Bihar
Our field group in Bihar

Field Workers with SOES group

I. Group from Bihar
Mr. Kunesware Nath Ojha
Mr. Upendra Nath Ojha
Mr. Ram Nath Ojha
Mr. Moni Mohan Ojha

II. Group from West Bengal
Mr Sankar Prasad De
Mr. Pijush Kanti Roy
Mr. Bijon Paul

III. Laboratory technicians
Debashis Maity
Abhoy Bhattacharya
Ashok Ari

Dr. K. C. Saha (Dermatologist) with the field group

Dr. K. C. Saha (Dermatologist) with the field group

List of students who joined SOES for Ph.D and other purpose and now away
    •        Amit Chatterjee (USA)
    •        Dipankar Das (Bardhaman Raj College, India)
    •        Gautam Samanta (Dr. Reddy Laboratory, AP)
    •        Gautam Chatterjee (Australia)
    •        Badal Kumar Mondal (VIT Vellore, India)
    •        Bhajan Kumar Biswas (USA)
    •        Tarit Roy Chowdhury (NEERI Nagpur, India)
    •        Ratan Dhar (USA)
    •        Uttam Kumar Chowdhury (USA)
    •        M. M. Rahman (Australia)
    •        Amitava Mukherjee (VIT Vellore, India)
    •        Debapriya Mondal (Cambridge, UK)
    •        Ronjon Chakrabarti (Berlin, Germany)
    •        Priya Harish Patel (Harvard, USA)
    •        Elangbam Jayantakumar Singh
    •        Sad Ahamed (George Mason University)
    •        Mrinal Kumar Sengupta (University of Texas at Arlington)
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