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Research and Publication Cell

S. No.Name of MembersDepartmentMobileEmail
1Dr. Suchandra Chakravarty (Chairperson)English98311 46678suchandra.chakravarty@thebges.edu.in
2Dr. Gargi Talapatra (Convenor)English98308 74901gargi.talapatra@thebges.edu.in
3Dr. D.K Banerjee (Special Advisor)Commerce98315 98994dibyendu.banerjee@thebges.edu.in
4Dr. Pinki Saha Sardar (Member)Chemistry98304 31792pinki.sahasardar@thebges.edu.in
5Dr. Kalapi Banerjee (Member)Commerce90512 23000kalapi.banerjee@thebges.edu.in
6Dr. Sampa Sinha Basu (Member)Bengali98308 90319sampa.sinhabasu@thebges.edu.in
7Dr. Joyeta Bhadury (Member)Commerce98309 78139joyeta.bhadury@thebges.edu.in
8Dr. Aniksha Roy 

(Member)

Sociology79806 89152aniksha.roy@thebges.edu.in
9Dr. Anupa Ghosh (Member)Economics98303 90089anupa.ghosh@thebges.edu.in
10Dr. Tridib Sengupta (Member)BBA98311 26976tridib.sengupta@thebges.edu.in
11Ms. Paramita Chakravarty (Member)M. Com98308 42055paramita.chakravarty@thebges.edu.in

Objective of the Committee:

The Research and Publication Cell of The Bhawanipur Education Society College was formed in 2018. The cell was created to:

  • Invite research proposals from the faculty in a prescribed format.
  • Select proposals for funding after assessment by a screening committee with both internal and external members.
  • Draw up a budget and forward it to the Governing Body for sanctioning of funds.
  • Encourage peer-reviewed publications by college faculty.
  • Monitor progress of research projects in a time-bound manner.
  • Oversee the publication of books and journals.
  • Help organise seminars, extension lectures, etc.

 

Achievements of the Committee in 2019-2020:

The focus of the cell during 2019-2020 has been on inviting faculty research proposals, publication of academic volumes and organisation of seminars/ workshops for the students—especially final-semester students enrolled for the postgraduate programmes—to enhance their employability skills.

The Research and Publication Cell engaged in the following activities during the session 2019-2020:

  1. Publication and distribution of an academic volume titled Cultural Gastros (second enlarged edition). The book, comprising scholarly articles from faculty and research scholars across various disciplines, had been published by the Department of Sociology, The Bhawanipur Education Society College, previously. In August 2019, a second enlarged edition was published by the Research and Publication Cell. A stamp was created for the Research and Publication Cell. Copies of this volume were sent to various educational institutions of repute across the country by the cell and two copies were sent to the National Library and MHRD respectively, as a humble effort to contribute to the domain of knowledge and research.
  2. The first instalment of the financial aid for the projects sanctioned by the cell in 2018-19 was released by the college in September 2019. A notice inviting research proposals from the cell was issued to the faculty in 2020.
  3. An IQAC-approved, two-day workshop on critical thinking was organised for the M.A. and M.Com. students of the final semester by the Research and Publication Cell, in collaboration with Critical Thinking Academy, Bangalore on February 21 and 22, 2020. The workshop was conducted by Mr. A.S. Prasad from Critical Thinking Academy, Bangalore. With over 30 years of experience in marketing and management, Mr. Prasad is a trainer in Critical Thinking and a guest faculty at IIM Indore and NIFT. The aim of the workshop was to enhance employability skills of the students by introducing them to the process of informed decision-making based on critical thinking and analysis of situations. The sessions were divided into introduction of critical thinking framework, logical reasoning, inductive reasoning, causal reasoning and mapping of arguments. Each participant was issued with written material of 130 pages, including parameters of critical thinking and case studies. The sessions on both the days saw active participation from students through engaging interactive sessions with the trainer. The workshop was immensely successful with more than 80 students from both the courses attending it. The participants were issued certificates by the Research and Publication Cell and feedback was collected to record their experience of the workshop.
  4. Project numbers were issued by the Research and Publication Cell to the recipients of the research grants for 2018-19.

 

Future Plans:

  1. Encouraging faculty publications by periodic circulation of lists of journals, accepting articles for publication across various disciplines.
  2. Publishing a multidisciplinary report based on data-based surveys conducted online by the various departments to analyse the impact of COVID-19 from different angles, including on various sectors of industry, family, media, education, social interaction, etc.
  3. Organising in-house peer webinars for the recipients of the research grant in 2018-19, in collaboration with the IQAC, in order to record and assess the progress of work by the research awardees and problems faced, if any.

Number of Meetings held July 2019-June 2020: Four (04)
Dates: 23.09.2019, 16.11.2019, 15.02.2020, 27.06.2020
Minutes of Meetings: Maintained

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