42 Notable alumni of
Jadavpur University

Jadavpur University is 1038th in the world, 220th in Asia, and 23rd in India by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 42 notable alumni from Jadavpur University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Swastika Mukherjee

    Swastika Mukherjee
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1980-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    actor
    Biography

    Swastika Mukherjee is an Indian actress and the daughter of the late Santu Mukhopadhyay.

  2. Moon Moon Sen

    Moon Moon Sen
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1948-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    politicianactor
    Biography

    Moon Moon Sen, also credited as Moonmoon Sen, is an Indian actress, known for her works in Hindi, Bengali, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, and Marathi films. She eventually starred in Bollywood films. She has appeared in 60 films and 40 television series. She has received Andhra Pradesh state Nandi Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1987, for her role in the film Sirivennela.

  3. Parambrata Chatterjee

    Parambrata Chatterjee
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1980-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    film directoractor
    Biography

    Parambrata Chattopadhyay is an Indian actor and director. Parambrata started his career with Bengali television and films. He has acted as the fictional character Topshe from Feluda under Sandip Ray's direction. He made his Hindi debut in Kahaani (2012), starring with Vidya Balan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. His notable works include Bhalo Theko (2003), Baishe Srabon(2011), Sold (2014) directed by Jeffrey D. Brown, Kadambari (2017), Anukul (2017), Traffic (2018), Pari (2018), Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi (2019), Dwitiyo Purush(2020), Bulbbul (2020).

  4. Arundhati Bhattacharya

    Arundhati Bhattacharya
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    banker
    Biography

    Arundhati Bhattacharya is a retired Indian banker and former Chairperson of the State Bank of India. She is the first woman to be the Chairperson of State Bank of India. In 2016, she was listed as the 25th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes. She is the only Indian corporate leader listed on Fortune's world's greatest leaders list ranked at 26.

  5. Rituparno Ghosh

    Rituparno Ghosh
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1963-2013 (aged 50)
    Occupations
    actorfilm directorwriterscreenwriter
    Biography

    Rituparno Ghosh was an Indian film director, actor, writer and lyricist. After pursuing a degree in economics, he started his career as a creative artist at an advertising agency. He received recognition for his second feature film Unishe April which won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film. Having won 19 National Awards, along with his contemporaries Aparna Sen and Goutam Ghose, Rituparno heralded contemporary Bengali cinema to greater heights. Ghosh died on 30 May 2013 in Kolkata after a heart attack. Ghosh was also one of the openly queer personalities in Indian culture.

  6. M. N. Roy

    M. N. Roy
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1887-1954 (aged 67)
    Occupations
    authorphilosopherwriterpoliticianrevolutionary
    Biography

    Manabendra Nath Roy was an Indian marxist revolutionary, radical activist and political theorist, as well as a noted philosopher in the 20th century. Roy was the founder of the Mexican Communist Party and the Communist Party of India (Tashkent group). He was also a delegate to congresses of the Communist International and Russia's aide to China. In the aftermath of World War II Roy moved away from orthodox Marxism to espouse the philosophy of radical humanism, attempting to chart a third course between liberalism and communism.

  7. Bidita Bag

    Bidita Bag
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1985-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    actormodel
    Biography

    Bidita Bag is an Indian actress and model. She is mostly known for her inclination towards socio-political films.

  8. Anupam Roy

    Anupam Roy
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1982-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    songwriterlyricistsinger
    Biography

    Anupam Roy is an Indian singer, singer-songwriter, music director, composer, songwriter, guitarist, playback singer from Kolkata, West Bengal. He made his debut with Amake Amar Moto Thakte Dao & Benche Thakar Gaan, which appeared on the soundtrack of the 2010 Bengali film Autograph. Since then, he has gone on to compose, write lyrics and sing for many Bengali films. In 2015, he made his Bollywood debut, composing the songs and score for Piku. He was nominated for the 61st Filmfare Award for Best Music Director, and won the 61st Filmfare Award for Best Background Score for Piku. He is a recipient of 64th National Film Award for Best Lyrics for the song Tumi Jaake Bhalobasho.

  9. Nabaneeta Dev Sen

    Nabaneeta Dev Sen
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1938-2019 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    writerpoetauthor
    Biography

    Nabaneeta Dev Sen was an Indian writer and academic. After studying arts and comparative literature, she moved to the USA where she studied further. She returned to India and taught at several universities and institutes as well as serving in various positions in literary institutes. She published more than 80 books in Bengali: poetry, novels, short stories, plays, literary criticism, personal essays, travelogues, humour writing, translations and children's literature. She was awarded the Padma Shri in 2000 and the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1999.

  10. Abhijit Mukherjee

    Abhijit Mukherjee
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Abhijit Mukherjee is an Indian politician who served as Member of Parliament (MP) from the Jangipur Lok Sabha constituency in the Indian state of West Bengal.

  11. Shiboprosad Mukherjee

    Shiboprosad Mukherjee
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1974-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    actorfilm producerfilm directorscreenwriter
    Biography

    Shiboprosad Mukherjee is an Indian Bengali filmmaker, writer and actor. He, collaborating with Nandita Roy, debuted with their film Icche, which garnered both critical acclaim as well as commercial success. The director duo is known for making socially relevant films which are also entertaining to the viewers. They have also directed some of the popular most new age Bengali films like Praktan, Bela Seshe, Icche, Muktodhara, Accident, Alik Sukh and Ramdhanu, Haami, Konntho, Gotro which were critically acclaimed as well as enjoyed commercial success. He also serves as a partner at Windows Productions. His film Praktan, bagged multiple National Awards and Alik Sukh was premiered at the Marche du Film section in Cannes Film Festival in 2013. His film Konttho was selected as the Indian entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards.

  12. Onir

    Onir
    Years
    1969-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    film editorfilm producerfilm directorscreenwriter
    Biography

    Onir is an Indian film and TV director, editor, screenwriter and producer. He is best known for his film My Brother…Nikhil, based on the life of Dominic d'Souza, starring Sanjay Suri and Purab Kohli Nikhil was one of the first mainstream Hindi films to deal with AIDS and same-sex relationships.

  13. Kushal Chakraborty

    Kushal Chakraborty
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1968-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    television actoractorfilm director
    Biography

    Kushal Chakraborty is a Bengali actor and film director. At the age of six, he played the role of Mukul in Satyajit Ray's film Sonar Kella for which he won National Film Award for best child artist in 1974.

  14. Kalika Prasad Bhattacharya

    Kalika Prasad Bhattacharya
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1971-2017 (aged 46)
    Occupations
    singercomposer
    Biography

    Kalika Prasad Bhattacharya was an Indian folk singer and researcher. He was born and raised in Silchar, Assam. He went on to study comparative literature at Jadavpur University. His musical inspiration was his uncle Ananta Bhattacharya. In 1999, he co-founded the band Dohar with the intent to revive the folk music tradition of Northern and Eastern Bengal. He also contributed music to a number of movies. His last movie was Bhuban Majhi (2017). He was associated with the popular Zee Bangla Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, a renowned Bengali music reality show. His last concert was in the Baguihati Krishi Mela.

  15. Rubana Huq

    Rubana Huq
    Born in
    Bangladesh Flag Bangladesh
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    businesspersonwriterpoet
    Biography

    Rubana Huq is a Bangladeshi businesswoman, university academic and poet. She is the current Vice-chancellor of Asian University for Women (AUW) since February 2022. She is the chairperson of Mohammadi Group, a Bangladeshi conglomerate. She was featured in BBC 100 Women in 2013 and 2014. She was elected as the first female president of BGMEA served during 2019–2021.

  16. Agnimitra Paul

    Agnimitra Paul
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1973-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    fashion designerpolitician
    Biography

    Agnimitra Paul is an Indian fashion designer turned politician who serves as the Member of the West Bengal Legislative Assembly from Asansol South and as the President of the West Bengal unit of BJP Mahila Morcha. Prior to joining politics she was a Kolkata-based fashion designer.

  17. Bickram Ghosh

    Bickram Ghosh
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1966-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    composeractorpercussionist
    Biography

    Bickram Ghosh is an Indian classical tabla player.

  18. Sujan Chakraborty

    Sujan Chakraborty
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Dr. Sujan Chakraborty is an Indian biomedical scientist and politician who is the leader of the Communist Party of India (Marxist). He was the MLA of Jadavpur (Vidhan Sabha constituency) from 2016 to 2021. In the 2016 West Bengal Assembly elections, he defeated his nearest rival, Minister for Power in the Government of West Bengal, Manish Gupta of the Trinamool Congress. He was a member of the 14th Lok Sabha representing Jadavpur constituency in West Bengal state.

  19. Neel Mukherjee

    Neel Mukherjee
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    novelistwriter
    Biography

    Neel Mukherjee, FRSL is an Indian English-language writer based in London. He is the author of several critically acclaimed novels. He is also the brother of famous television anchor and editor Udayan Mukherjee.

  20. Kunal Basu

    Kunal Basu
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    writerauthor
    Biography

    Kunal Basu is an Indian author of English fiction who has written five novels – The Opium Clerk (2001), The Miniaturist (2003), Racists (2006), The Yellow Emperor's Cure (2011) Kalkatta (2015) and Sarojini’s Mother (2020). The title story of his only collection of short stories, The Japanese Wife (2008), was made into a film by the Indian filmmaker Aparna Sen. Basu has also written four Bengali novels – Rabi-Shankar (2016), Bairer Dorja (2017), Tejoswini O Shabnam (2018) and Angel(2020)

  21. Swapan Chaudhuri

    Swapan Chaudhuri
    Occupations
    percussionistmusic pedagogue
    Biography

    Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri, is an Indian tabla player. He has accompanied several musicians of Indian classical music, including, Pandit Ravi Shankar, Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, Ustad Vilayat Khan, Pandit Bhimshen Joshi, Pandit Jasraj., Ustad Amjad Ali Khan and many more.

  22. Badal Sarkar

    Badal Sarkar
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1925-2011 (aged 86)
    Occupations
    actorwriter
    Biography

    Badal Sircar, also known as Badal Sarkar, was an influential Indian dramatist and theatre director, most known for his anti-establishment plays during the Naxalite movement in the 1970s and taking theatre out of the proscenium and into public arena, when he transformed his own theatre company, Shatabdi (established in 1967 for proscenium theatre ) as a third theatre group. He wrote more than fifty plays of which Evam Indrajit, Basi Khabar, and Saari Raat are well known literary pieces. A pioneering figure in street theatre as well as in experimental and contemporary Bengali theatre with his egalitarian "Third Theatre", he prolifically wrote scripts for his Aanganmanch (courtyard stage) performances, and remains one of the most translated Indian playwrights. Though his early comedies were popular, it was his angst-ridden Evam Indrajit (And Indrajit) that became a landmark play in Indian theatre. Today, his rise as a prominent playwright in 1960s is seen as the coming of age of Modern Indian playwriting in Bengali, just as Vijay Tendulkar did it in Marathi, Mohan Rakesh in Hindi, and Girish Karnad in Kannada.

  23. Ranjon Ghoshal

    Ranjon Ghoshal
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1955-2020 (aged 65)
    Occupations
    lyricistmusician
    Biography

    Ranjon Ghoshal was an Indian theatre director and musician. He was a member of the Bengali band Moheener Ghoraguli, and ran an advertising agency, Mareech Advertising in Bangalore, apart from Forum Three, a theatre group.

  24. Chinmoy Guha

    Chinmoy Guha
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    translatorwriterliterary critic
    Biography

    Chinmoy Guha is a professor and former Head of the department of English at the University of Calcutta, a Bengali essayist and translator, and a scholar of French language and literature. He has served as the Vice-Chancellor of Rabindra Bharati University and Director of Publications, Embassy of France, New Delhi. Earlier he taught English at Vijaygarh Jyotish Ray College in Kolkata for more than two decades, and French at the Alliance Française and the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture for eleven and five years respectively.

  25. Swapan Kumar Chakravorty

    Swapan Kumar Chakravorty
    Years
    1954-2021 (aged 67)
    Occupations
    academic
    Biography

    Swapan Kumar Chakravorty was an Indian academic who was a distinguished Professor of Humanities at the Presidency University, Kolkata. He also served as a Professor of English, Jadavpur University, Director General of the National Library of India along with Secretary, and Curator of the Victoria Memorial Hall. Chakravorty was chairperson of the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta (CSSSC), Advisor to the Vice-Chancellor on Library Matters, Ashoka University, and Distinguished Visiting Faculty, S. P. Jain School of Global Management.

  26. Subir Raha

    Subir Raha
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1948-2010 (aged 62)
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    Subir Raha a former Director (HR) of Indian Oil Corporation and ex-chairman and MD of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation received global recognition as Energy Executive of the year 2005, from the Petroleum Economist, London, in September 2006.

  27. Sudhir Chakravarty

    Sudhir Chakravarty
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1934-2020 (aged 86)
    Enrolled in Jadavpur University
    Graduated with Doctor of Philosophy
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Sudhir Chakravarti was a Bengali educationist and essayist. He made a vast contribution in Bengal's folk culture development and research. Chakravarti had completely changed the style of colonial prose with his new narrative style. He,successfully had replaced the prevailing idea of essay based writing being something of heavy scholarly matter, with his graceful and humorous prose language.

  28. Saroj Ghose

    Saroj Ghose
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1935-.. (age 87)
    Occupations
    engineer
    Biography

    Saroj Ghose is an Indian science popularizer and museum maker. He was the director of Birla Industrial & Technological Museum and director general of the National Council of Science Museums, Government of India. He was also the President of the International Council of Museums in Paris during 1992–98. He won many awards including one for "Best Effort in Science Popularisation Amongst Children". He has also mentored some of India's best Museum Developers.

  29. Dipankar Chatterji

    Dipankar Chatterji
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1951-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    academic
    Biography

    Dipankar Chatterji is an Indian molecular biologist and the Honorary Professor at Molecular Biophysics Unit, Indian Institute of Science, a multidisciplinary research institute under the Department of Science and Technology of the Government of India. He is known for his pioneering research on bacterial transcription. He is a recipient of Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize and is an elected fellow of all the major Indian science academies. The Government of India awarded him the fourth highest civilian honour of the Padma Shri, in 2016, for his contributions to science and engineering.

  30. Anuradha Bhattacharyya

    Anuradha Bhattacharyya
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1975-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    writerpoetnovelist
    Biography

    Anuradha Bhattacharyya is an Indian writer of poetry and fiction in English. Her novel One Word was awarded Best Book of the Year 2016 by the Chandigarh Sahitya Akademi. She is Associate Professor of English in Post Graduate Government College, Sector-11, Chandigarh.

  31. Mohit Ray

    Mohit Ray
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    human rights activistwriter
    Biography

    Mohit Ray is an Indian environmental and human rights activist based in Kolkata. He has campaigned for saving the Adi Ganga, Bikramgarh Jheel and other water bodies of Kolkata. His seminal work in this field is the extensive research on the water bodies and heritage ponds of Kolkata. His work has been published by the Kolkata Municipal Corporation and Ananda Publishers. He has also published a number of papers in technical journals. He writes regularly on environmental issues in different journals including The Statesman, a national daily, in Anandabazar Patrika, Ei Samay and Bartaman, the Bengali dailies. He has also campaigned for a long time against the persecution of minorities in Bangladesh and the citizenship rights of the Bengali Hindu refugees.

  32. Sandeep Shukla

    Sandeep Shukla
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    20th Century
    Occupations
    researchercomputer scientist
    Biography

    Sandeep Kumar Shukla is currently Poonam and Prabhu Goel Chair Professor and previous head of Computer Science and Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of ACM Transactions on Embedded Systems, and associate editor for ACM transactions on Cyber Physical Systems. He is currently the joint director of C3i centre at IIT Kanpur along with Manindra Agrawal.

  33. Madhusree Dutta

    Madhusree Dutta
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    film director
    Biography

    Madhusree Dutta is an Indian filmmaker, author and curator.

  34. Amitava Chattopadhyay

    Amitava Chattopadhyay
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Biography

    Amitava Chattopadhyay is The GlaxoSmithKline Chaired Professor in Corporate Innovation — Professor of Marketing at INSEAD, Fellow of the Institute on Asian Consumer Insights, and Senior Fellow at the Ernst & Young Institute for Emerging Market Studies.

  35. Subrata Roy

    Subrata Roy
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Enrolled in Jadavpur University
    In 1984 graduated with Bachelor of Arts in mechanical engineering
    Occupations
    physicistinventorengineermechanical engineerscientist
    Biography

    Subrata Roy is an Indian-born American inventor, educator, and scientist known for his work in plasma-based flow control and plasma-based self-sterilizing technology. He is a professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Florida and the founding director of the Applied Physics Research Group at the University of Florida.

  36. Shreyan Chattopadhyay

    Shreyan Chattopadhyay
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1997-.. (age 25)
    Occupations
    singer
    Biography

    Shreyan Chattopadhyay, born Shreyan Chatterjee, also known by his nickname Dodo, is an Indian composer, singer-songwriter, music producer and musician; who works primarily in Kolkata. His works are noted for integrating traditional orchestral arrangements with electronic music, and rock music. He is the son of film and theatre director Debesh Chattopadhyay, and dancer and actress Kastury Chattopadhyay. In 2017, at the age of 20, Shreyan Chattopadhyay began his career scoring for Pancham Baidik's play "Machi"; his debut work on the background score of the play received critical acclaim. Since then, Chattopadhyay has gone on to compose the background score for several theatre productions in Kolkata.

  37. Ujjwal Maulik

    Ujjwal Maulik
    Occupations
    computer scientist
    Biography

    Ujjwal Maulik is an Indian computer scientist and a professor. He is the former chair of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Jadavpur University, Kolkata, West Bengal, India. He also held the position of the principal-in-charge and the head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Kalyani Government Engineering College.

  38. Ananta Charan Sukla

    Ananta Charan Sukla
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1942-2020 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    editoracademic
    Biography

    Ananta Charan Sukla was an Indian scholar of comparative literature, literary criticism, aesthetics, philosophy, and art history. He was the Founding Editor of Journal of Comparative Literature and Aesthetics and edited and published the journal for over 40 years. He specialized in comparative aesthetics (Sanskrit and Western), literary theory, philosophy of art, philosophy of literature, religion, mythology, and cultural studies. He was a professor of English and Comparative Literature at Sambalpur University, Sambalpur, Odisha.

  39. Tamal Dey

    Tamal Dey
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    mathematiciancomputer scientist
    Biography

    Tamal Krishna Dey is an Indian mathematician and computer scientist specializing in computational geometry and computational topology. He is a professor at Purdue University.

  40. Ipsita Biswas

    Ipsita Biswas
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Occupations
    scientistballistics expert
    Biography

    Ipsita Biswas is an Indian terminal ballistics scientist. In 2019 she was conferred India's highest civilian award for women, the Narishakti Puruskar, for her contributions to India's armed forces, paramilitary forces and women's empowerment in defence research and development.

  41. Syed Samsuddin Ahmed

    Syed Samsuddin Ahmed
    Born in
    Bangladesh Flag Bangladesh
    Biography

    Syed Samsuddin Ahmed is a prominent academic from Bangladesh. He is the founder vice chancellor of Bangamata Sheikh Fojilatunnesa Mujib Science & Technology University. Prior to this position, Ahmed worked as a senior professor of the Department of Geology and Mining at University of Rajshahi and also served in different academic, administrative, and co-curricular development activities at the University of Rajshahi.

  42. J. P. Shaw

    J. P. Shaw
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Occupations
    Ministry of Tourism
    Biography

    J. P. Shaw is Regional Director for India Tourism-Kolkata under the Ministry of Tourism, a branch of the Government of India.