Professor, Department of Chemistry
Inorganic Chemistry Section
Department of Chemistry
U G Science Building 1st Floor
Jadavpur University
Kolkata - 700 032
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Ph.D. 2000 University of Calcutta,Kolkata (S I N P)
M.Sc 1992 University of Calcutta,Kolkata
B.Sc 1990 University of Calcutta,Kolkata (Presidency College)

Teaching Experience (6)
Name Of The Institution Position Held Period

Jadavpur University Associate Professor 2014, May 02 to Till Date
Jadavpur University Assistant Professor 2010, July 01 to 2014, May 01
Jadavpur University SENIOR LECTURER 2006, May 02 to 2010, June 30
Jadavpur University LECTURER 2006, January 19 to 2006, May 01
Bejoy Narayan Mahavidyalaya (College), Burdwan University LECTURER 2000, July 01 to 2006, January 18
Industrial Experience (1)
Name Of Organization Postition Held Period
GTZ(India) Pvt. Ltd. Junior Chemist November 15, 1992 to March 31, 1993
Field of Specialization
Inorganic Chemistry
Courses Taught/Teaching
Research Area
Bio-inorganic Chemistry :

1) On aspects of modifying or simplifying some established anticancer drugs for reasons of high cost and toxic side effects.

2) On aspects of complex formation that lead to reduction in cytotoxicity of different classes of compounds that
are otherwise very useful either as industrial chemicals or in medicine.

3) On aspects of DNA interaction (including method building)of simple inorganic complexes, monitored by spectroscopic and electrochemical techniques in order to understand various mechanisms of drug action.

4) On aspects of radiosensitization by simple inorganic complexes on target nucleic acid bases or DNA or cells.
Doctoral Research: Five years at Chemical Sciences Division, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata.
Teaching Experience : Five and a half years at an Undergraduate College affiliated to Burdwan University.
Teaching and Research Experience at Jadavpur University: Eleven years +

Conference Papers Published (0)
Journal Papers Published (46)
Title of the paper Journal of publication Year Role Vol Number-Page Name

Anticancer Activity of a Complex of CuII with 2‐(2‐hydroxyphenylazo)‐indole‐3/‐acetic Acid on three different Cancer Cell Lines: A Novel Feature for Azo Complexes ChemistrySelect 2017 Corresponding author 2-2044-2054
γ radiation-induced damage of nucleic acid bases, calf thymus DNA and DNA within MCF-7 breast cancer cells by [Cu2(OAc)4(tnz)2]: a potential radiosensitizer New Journal of Chemistry 2017 Corresponding author 41-11679 -11685
CuII complex of Emodin improves upon the anticancer activity of the molecule as demonstrated by its performance on HeLa and Hep G2 cells RSC Advances 2017 Corresponding author 7-41403-41418
Synthesizing a CuII complex of tinidazole to tune the generation of the nitro radical anion in order to strike a balance between efficacy and toxic side effects New Journal of Chemistry 2017 Corresponding author 41-4879-4886
Molecular diversity in several pyridyl based Cu (ii) complexes: biophysical interaction and redox triggered fluorescence switch New Journal of Chemistry 2016 Work from Prof. Debasis Das s lab, Chemistry, Univ. of Burdwan; portion on DNA interaction done under my guidance 40-10378-10388
Books Published (0)
Awarded By Award Name Year

Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences & Indian Society for Radiation and Photochemical Sciences One of the Six Best Research Paper in Trombay Symposium on Radiation and Photochemistry (TSRP-98), Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) Mumbai, INDIA 1998
Indian Society for Radiation Biology Best Research Paper in International Conference on Radiomodifiers in Human Health, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka, INDIA 1995
Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, Govt. of India C S I R (N E T) Research Fellowship 1992
Ph.D. Thesis Guidance (11)
Name Of The Scholar Title Of The Thesis Co-Superviser Status Year

Dr. Durba Ganguly Synthesis, aspects of toxicity, biophysical interactions and radioprotective properties of some azo based transition metal complexes: An effort towards developing biologically viable molecules Complete 2016
Dr. Sayantani Mukherjee (Chatterjee) Quinalizarin and its Cobalt(II) and Copper(II) complexes as potent anticancer agents:Synthesis, characterization, electrochemical behavior, biophysical interactions and activity on cancer cells Complete 2016
Dr. Ramesh Chandra Santra Synthesis, characterization, biophysical and radiosensitizing attributes of Cu(II) complexes of 5-nitro imidazole drugs tinidazole and ornidazole as realized from the generation of the nitro-radical anion. Complete 2016
Dr. Piyal Das Synthesis,Characterization, Electrochemical, Biophysical and Anti-tumor properties of Copper (II) complexes of hydroxy-9, 10-anthraquinones: Possible substitute for Anthracycline Anticancer drugs Complete 2015
Dr. Tathagata Deb Synthesis and characterization of an azo-dye and its metal complexes. Prof. Manju Bikash Saha, Chemistry, JU Complete 2013
M.Phil. Thesis Guidance (0)
MASTER Thesis Guidance (2)
Name Of The Scholar Title Of The Thesis Co-Superviser Year

Project Works (3)
Project Title Worked As Funding Agency Amount Duration Period Status

Synthesis, characterization, DNA binding of 5-nitro-imidazole based transition metal complexes to investigate their radiosensitizing attributes Principal Investigator UGC-DAE CSR, KC Collaborative Research Scheme Rs. 7,70,200.00 3 years 01.01.2014 to 31.12.2016 Complete
Exploration of small hydroxy-9,10-anthraquinones and their metal complexes as effective anticancer agents Principal Investigator West Bengal Department of Science and Technology Rs. 6,85,400.00 3 years 1.10.2013 to 30.09.2016 Complete
Synthesis, characterization, electrochemical properties, aspects of toxicity and DNA binding of azo based transition metal complexes Principal Investigator U G C, New Delhi Rs. 12,20,262.00 3 years 01.02.2011 to 31.01.2014 Complete
Patents (0)
Collaborative Programs (0)
InviteLectures (9)
Title Organised By Venue Year

Exploring small hydroxy-9,10-anthraquinones and their metal complexes as effective anticancer agents 18th National Conference on Surfactants, Emulsions & Biocolloids (NATCOSEB - XVIII) by Indian Society for Surface Science and Technology School of Chemistry, Sambalpur University, Jyoti Vihar, Sambalpur - 768 019, Odisha 2017
Synthesizing Inorganic Complexes of Established Drugs and their analogues to tune generation of Reactive Intermediates to strike the correct balance between Efficacy and Toxic side effects 5th Symposium on Advanced Biological Inorganic Chemistry by TIFR, Mumbai and IACS, Kolkata The Stadel, Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan (Salt Lake Stadium), Kolkata 2017
Advantage in learning Chemistry to understand Biology Department of Chemistry, Lady Brabourne College, Kolkata Department of Chemistry, Lady Brabourne College, Kolkata 2016
Design, synthesis and in vitro anticancer activity of a CuII complex of carminic acid: A novel small molecule inhibitor of human DNA topoisomerase enzymes Trends in Surface Science and Related Areas organized by Indian Society for Surface Science and Technology Department of Chemistry, Sree Chaitanya College, Habra, West Bengal 2016
Influence of pH and ionic strength on the interaction of purpurin, an analogue of the anticancer drug doxorubicin, with DNA 17th National Conference on Surfactants, Emulsions &Biocolloids (NATCOSEB XVII) by Indian Society for Surface Science and Technology School of Studies in Chemistry, Pandit Ravi Shankar Shukla University, Raipur - 492 010, Chhattisgarh 2015
Membership Of Learned Societies (2)

Indian Chemical Society, Calcutta
Indian Society for Surface Science and Technology, Calcutta
Orientation/Refresher/QIP CourseAttended/Organized (0)
Seminar/Conference/Workshop (21)
Program Name Organised By Venue Year Type Of Participation

International Conference on Structural Chemistry of Molecules and Materials (SCOMM-2014) Royal Society of Chemistry, UK, University of Calcutta, Jadavpur University and IISER, Kolkata Center for Research in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (CRNN), University of Calcutta 2014 Had a poster that was presented by my research scholar
Current Trends in Drug Discovery Research - 2013, 5th International Symposium on Drug Development for Orphan/Neglected Diseases CSIR - C D R I, Lucknow. Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow, INDIA 2013 Poster presented
International Symposium on Molecular Organization and Complexity: A Chemical Perspective Department of Chemistry, University of Calcutta Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics 2013 Poster presented
National Seminar on Recent Advances in Chemistry (NSRAC - 2012) Department of Chemistry, J U, Kolkata, INDIA Jadavpur University 2012 Participation only
National Seminar on Inorganic Chemistry - 2011 Department of Chemistry, J U, Kolkata, INDIA Jadavpur University 2011 Poster presentation
Session chaired (0)
Professional Society Activity (0)
Consultancy work / Testing (0)
Other Notable Activities (1)

Member, Rotaract Club of Howrah, Rotary International District 3290 (1987-1999).

President, Rotaract Club of Howrah, R. I. District 3290 (1993-94).

District Rotaract Representative (DRR), R. I. District 3290, 1997-98.

During my tenure as DRR Rotary International District 3290 received the "Outstanding Community Service Award" of ROTARY INTERNATIONAL in the Rotaract Category in South Asia and Rtr. Debasish Kothari, a Council Member of the Rotaract District Council of R. I. District 3290 for 1997-98 went to Anaheim, USA to receive the award.

Member of two important committees of the DRRs of South East Asia during 1997-99.