Major Events of the University

PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker: Dr. Arnab Maity, RBNI, Technion, Israel
Title: Revolutionizing Electronics, Diagnostics and Monitoring: Atomically Thin Devices for Biopsy, Chirality, and Water Quality
Date & time: 24th July, 2024 at 3.45pm(IST)
Venue: Amar Kumar Raychaudhuri lecture hall (PLT-2), Department of Physics, PU

The Department of Economics, Presidency University is organizing a talk by
Subha Mani, Professor of Economics, Fordham University
on 24th July, 2024 at 3.30 PM in the Economics Lecture Theater.
She will talk on
"A Glass Half Full -Experimental Evidence from a Multifaceted Program for Adolescents in India".
The abstract of the talk is as follows:
Drawing on rigorous experimental evidence from a multifaceted large-scale randomized control trial that targets improvements in gender attitudes, education and health among adolescents in ~160 clusters in India, we find that the intervention was successful in improving adolescents’ cognitive and non-cognitive skills in the medium run. Interestingly we find that the intervention was successful in improving unequal gender attitudes related to the allocation of resources between ‘siblings’, however, led to no improvements in views regarding hetero-normative roles concerning ‘husband and wife’ in a family. We complement these with a series of incentivized measures of gender norms which show that while the interventions make both boys and girls a little competitive, a large proportion of both sexes prefer to stick to their gendered roles. This explains why interventions that are successful in improving education and skills may not be enough to improve women’s participation in the workforce.

Colloquium Series, Institute of Health Sciences, Presidency University
Speaker: Dr. Subhra Prakash Hui, Assistant Professor & Head (Acting), S.N. Pradhan Centre for Neurosciences, University of Calcutta
Title of talk: “Zebrafish paves the way for future regenerative medicine and biomedical research”.
Date and Time: 26 July 2024; From 4 - 5 pm
Venue: T1-1002, 10th Floor, Institute of Health Sciences, Presidency University - 2nd Campus, Newtown

Special Colloquium at the School of Astrophysics
Date, Time & Venue: 10th July, 2024, 2:30 PM at Astrophysics Classroom I.
Speaker: Dr. Manami Roy, CCAPP Fellow, Ohio State University, USA.
Title: Unveiling the Complex Temperature Structure of the Galactic Halo.

The Department of Economics, Presidency University is organizing a lecture series on
"Philosophy and Politics of Economic Planning and Development" in July 2024.
Achin Chakraborty, Professor and Former Director, IDSK will talk on
11th July (at 2.30 PM), 12th July (at 12 noon) and 15th July (at 12 noon).
Anjan Chakrabarti, Professor of Economics, University of Calcutta will talk on
18th July (at 10.20 AM).
All interested are invited to join.

PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker: Dr. Prosenjit Maity, RKM Residential Autonomous College, Narendrapur
Title: Squeezing in the Quantum Rabi Model with Parametric Nonlinearity
Date & Time: 10th July (Wednesday), 2024 at 3.45pm(IST)
Venue: Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Hall (PLT-2)

A talk to be delivered by
Dr. Indranil Sengupta, Professor, Environmental Finance & Risk Management in the Institute of Environment, and Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Florida International University
on 5th July (Friday), 2024 at 4:00 pm.
The venue of the lecture is MLT1.
The title of the talk is:
“Mathematical Finance: Market Modeling and Data-Science-Driven Applications”.
The abstract of the talk is given below:
Abstract: In this presentation I will introduce some major stochastic models used in mathematical finance. I will show a data-science-based improvement of such stochastic models. Application in portfolio management will be provided. Finally, a concrete application in the oil-market will be presented.

SPECIAL PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker: Dr. Kirtimaan Mohan, Michigan State university, USA
Title: Refining constraints on a simplified t- channel dark matter model
Date & Time: 3rd July, Wednesday, 2024 at 12.00 Noon
Venue: Conference room (Ground floor), Department of Physics, PU

Department of History Presidency University, Kolkata,
DATE: 15th July 2024
TIME: 11 AM
VENUE: A. K. Basak Auditorium
SUFI POETRY AND THEOSOPHY: THE SINDHI CONTRIBUTION TO THE MAKING OF A UNIVERSAL SPIRITUALITY
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Special Colloquium at the School of Astrophysics
Date, Time & Venue: 27th June, 2024, 2:00 PM at Astrophysics Classroom I.
Speaker: Surajit Sen, Professor of Physics, SUNY Buffalo & Honorary Consultant, Swanirvar, Andharmanik, N 24 Pgns, West Bengal.
Title: Can we empower the 3 billion youth of the developing world?

PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker: Dr. Subhro Bhattacharjee, ICTS, Bangalore
Title: Quantum Spin Liquids
Date & Time: 19th June (Wednesday), 2024 at 3.45pm(IST)
Venue: Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri lecture hall (PLT-2)

Special Colloquium at the School of Astrophysics
Date, Time & Venue: 12th June, 2024, 2:30 PM at Astrophysics Classroom I.
Speaker: Prof. Arka Banerjee, IISER, Pune.
Title: Extracting maximal information from cosmological surveys: The role of summary statistics

Chromatography Pathshala (Series I)
Department of Life Sciences, Presidency University, Kolkata 700073
18th to 21st June 2024
Workshop and hands-on training programme on separation techniques by
HPLC,GCMS & HS-SPME
to enhance your skill, to elevate your expertise and for exploration on applicability in this field. Registration

Department of Life Sciences, Presidency University organizes
An interactive session on funding opportunities for research and networking in Germany
Dr. Katja Lasch, Director, DAAD Regional Office, New Delhi and Director, DWIH, New Delhi
Venue: P. C. Mahalanobis Auditorium, Presidency University
Date: 10/05/2024 (Friday)
Time: 12.30 pm – 2.15 pm

Special Multi-Disciplinary Colloquium at the School of Astrophysics
Date, Time & Venue: 3rd May, 2024, 3 PM at P. C. Mahalanobis auditorium.
Speaker: Prof. Subhasish Banerjee, Ashoka University.
Title: Ethics of Data-Driven Models and AI/ML

Prof. Shyamal Sengupta Centenary Symposium
Video Lecture
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Vadyam - The instrument series
The Department of Performing Arts is organising a music workshop cum demonstration named "Vadyam" - the instrument series on 24.04.2024 at 15.00 hours in Black Box Theatre. The resource person is "Mandola Joy" the multi instrumentalist.
About Mandola Joy:
Mandola Joy (Puranjay Guha) is one of the exponents in Indian classical music instrument playing. Mandola Joy plays Mandolin and Mandola and he is the creator of 'Shreetar'. “Shreetaar” is an electric fretless improvised Mandola having “chikari” strings and the fingerboard covered with brass plate. He has played different instruments like Rabab, Dotara,Esraj, Ravahatta Tabla, Dholak, Moorsing and many more. Joy plays Carnatic classical music, Indian folk music, Bollywood music and world music. He is a disciple of Pt. V.G.Jog, Pt. Buddhadev Dasgupta and Pt. Partha Chatterjee. Apart from own performances, Madola Joy is engaged in deep research on rare folk instruments from different regions of India. He regularly performs in India and abroad and pursued different international projects and workshops.

Nrityam - The dance series
The Department of Performing Arts is organising a dance workshop cum demonstration named "Nrityam" - the dance workshop series on 25.04.2024 and 26.04.2024 at 14.00 hours in Dance Studio. The resource person is Dr. Madhura Damle.
About: Dr. Madhura Damle
Dr. Madhura Damle, Assistant Professor (Political Science), Presidency University, Kolkata is also a trained Kuchipudi artiste. A disciple of Vanashree Rao and subsequently Dr. Madhuri Majumdar, she has been performing Kuchipudi for the last seventeen years. She has been appointed as an examiner at the Department of Dance, Rabindra Bharti University, Kolkata. She has acted in several Sanskrit and Hindi theatre productions and has also directed a multilingual Dastangoi performance. She has also worked as a voice artist.

Department of Economics, Presidency University
is organizing a series of talks on
“Career in Analytics”.
The first talk will be delivered by
Ms. Debaleena Shome, Director, Global Analytics Delivery, FICO
online on 13th April, 2024 at 4 PM IST.
Mr. Rahul Ranjan Sharma, Associate VP - Consulting, Tiger Analytics
will talk online on
20th April, 2024 at 6.30 PM.
All interested are requested to join using the
Link

প্রেসিডেন্সি বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়ের বাংলা বিভাগ কবি জীবনানন্দ দাশের ১২৫তম জন্মবার্ষিকী উপলক্ষে "জীবনানন্দ ও উত্তরকাল" শীর্ষক বক্তৃতামালার আয়োজন করে চলেছে। সেই বক্তৃতামালার দ্বিতীয় বক্তৃতা আগামী ৯ এপ্রিল (মঙ্গলবার) ২০২৪।
বক্তৃতার শিরোনাম
ক্ষয়, ক্ষতি, ক্ষত : জীবনানন্দ ও আধুনিকতার ইশ্‌তেহার
বক্তা
শ্রী আব্দুল কাফি
বিশিষ্ট অনুবাদক
এবং
সহকারী অধ্যাপক
বাংলা বিভাগ
যাদবপুর বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়, কলকাতা
তারিখ - সময় - স্থান
৯ এপ্রিল, ২০২৪।। বিকেল : ৩.৩০
প্রশান্তচন্দ্র মহলানবিশ সভাগৃহ
প্রেসিডেন্সি বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়
কলেজস্ট্রিট প্রাঙ্গণ, কলকাতা: ৭৩

Colloquium at the School of Astrophysics
Date, Time & Venue: 3rd April, 2024, 2.30PM at Astrophysics Classroom.
Speaker: Dr. Bidisha Bandyopadhyay, Universidad de Concepción, Chile.
Title: Peeping close to the horizons of supermassive black holes in the heart of AGN

PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker: Dr. Saurabh Neogi, Gokhel Memorial College, Kolkata
Date & time: 3rd April. 2024 at 3.45pm(IST)
Venue: Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Hall (PLT-2)

Department of Sociology Presidency University welcomes you
to a talk by Professor Anindita Chakrabarti on
MANY LIVES OF GOLD IN INDIA: COMMODITY,COMMUNITIES AND ECONOMIC CIRCUITS
Venue: Seminar Room, Department of Sociology.
Date & Time: 1st April 2024, 2 PM.
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প্রেসিডেন্সি বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়ের বাংলা বিভাগ কবি জীবনানন্দ দাশের ১২৫তম জন্মবার্ষিকী উপলক্ষে "জীবনানন্দ ও উত্তরকাল" শীর্ষক বক্তৃতামালার আয়োজন করতে চলেছে। সেই বক্তৃতামালার প্রথম বক্তৃতা শুরু হবে আগামী ২০ মার্চ (বুধবার) ২০২৪।
বক্তৃতার শিরোনাম
জীবনানন্দ ১২৫
আগুনের মহান পরিধি গান করে উঠছে

বক্তা
শ্রী অভীক মজুমদার
বিশিষ্ট কবি, প্রাবন্ধিক এবং সহকারী অধ্যাপক তুলনামূলক সাহিত্য বিভাগ যাদবপুর বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়, কলকাতা
তারিখ - সময় - স্থান
২০ মার্চ, ২০২৪।। বিকেল : ৩.৩০
জীবনানন্দ সভাকক্ষ, বাংলা বিভাগ
প্রেসিডেন্সি বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়
কলেজস্ট্রিট প্রাঙ্গণ, কলকাতা: ৭৩

Colloquium at the School of Astrophysics
Date, Time & Venue: 20th March, 2024, 2.30PM at Astrophysics Classroom.
Speaker: Dr. Arka Chatterjee, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada.
Title: Painters of X-ray Light Curves and Spectra from Black Holes: Origin of X-Ray Soft Lag.

Prof. Partha Ray, Director, National Institute of Bank Management, Pune
will deliver an online lecture on
‘Instruments of monetary policy in India’
on 16th March, 2024 from 12 noon onwards. All are welcome.

Department of Economics along with OIKOS, Economics Society is celebrating Working Womens' Day on 11th March at 3.30 pm in Room No. 21 of the Department Brochure

Special Colloquium at the School of Astrophysics
Date, Time & Venue: 11th March, 2024, 11.00AM at P C Mahalanobis Auditorium
Speaker: Prof. Bharat Ratra, Kansas State University
Title: Spatial Curvature, Dark Energy Dynamics, Neither, or Both.

The Department of Economics, Presidency University and the Presidency University Young Entrepreneurs’ Society are jointly organizing Entrepreneurship Summit 2024 on 13th March 2024.
Venue: P C Mahalanobis Auditorium, Presidency University
All interested are requested to register via https://forms.gle/KdEWBcVPx2LgJL2XA by 9th March, 2024 (5 PM)

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SPECIAL PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker: Prof. Mithun Kumar Mitra, Professor of Physics, IIT Bombay
Date & time: 7th March, 2024 at 3.45pm(IST)
Venue: Amal Raychaudhuri Lecture Hall (PLT-2)
Title: The Physics of Life: A theoretical perspective

Special Colloquium at the School of Astrophysics
Date, Time & Venue: 5th March, 2024, 3.30PM at Astrophysics Classroom.
Speaker: Prof. Sudip Bhattacharya, TIFR, India
Title: Continuous Gravitational Waves from Spinning Neutron Stars.

Invited Lectures by Prof. Stephen Tooth and Dr. Manudeo Singh
from the Aberystwyth University, UK
7th march 2024 from 2:00 PM onwards at A.K.Basak Auditorium.
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Colloquium at the School of Astrophysics
Date, Time & Venue: 28th February, 2024, 2.30PM at Astrophysics Classroom.
Speaker: Prof. Sourav Bhattacharya, Jadavpur University, Kolkata.
Title: Loops in Primordial Cosmic Inflation.

SPECIAL PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker: Dr. Amitabha Nandi, IIT Bombay
Date & time: 29th February, 2024 at 3.45pm(IST)
Venue: Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Hall (PLT-2)
Title : Mechanisms of active and passive transport in living matter

We are excited to extend an invitation to you for our upcoming webinar Infertility as a Catalyst of Social Exclusion: An Exploration of the Genesis of Identity and Isolation among Muslim Women in India, scheduled to take place on 23rd of February 2024 at 3:30 pm by Prof. Azra Abidi, Head of Department (Sociology) of Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi. The webinar will be conducted virtually, and we believe it will offer valuable insights into the identity of and isolation faced by the Muslim women of India.
The key details about the webinar are as follows-
Webinar name- Infertility as a Catalyst of Social Exclusion
Date- 23rd of February 2024 (Friday)
Time- 3:30 pm onwards
Meeting link
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'Ciliopathy niye Adda', a meeting to discuss Cilia, centrosome and their
dysfunction leading to human diseases, with the clinicians and the researchers.
Date: 26-27 March, 2024
Venue: Institute of Health Sciences, Presidency University, and NIBMG, Kalyani
Organizers:
Drs Shubhra Majumder and Somsubhra Nath, Institute of Health Sciences, Presidency University; Dr Sudipto Roy, Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, A*STAR, Singapore; Drs Sagar Sengupta and Kartiki Desai, NIBMG, Kalyani
Grant support: Small Meeting Grant to Presidency University, Company of Biologists, UK.

PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker: Prof. Supriya Das, Professor, Bose Institute, Kolkata
Date & Time: 28th February, 2024 at 3.45pm(IST)
Venue: Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri lecture hall (PLT-2)
Title: Astrophysics in Laboratory: The Compressed Baryonic Matter Experiment

Presidency University is delighted to host the public lecture of
Dr Swati Mohan ,
Mars 2020 Guidance & Control operations Lead, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
on March 1st 2024
at Derozio Hall from 3pm onwards.
This interactive session will be moderated by
Dr Debiprasad Duari, Former Director, M.P. Birla Institute of Fundamental Research.
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Wednesday, 21 February 2024, 2 pm
A K Basak Auditorium
The opportunities and challenges of UK-Indian relations since Brexit: from high-tech to free trade agreements
Talk by Prof. Adam Fagan
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Colloquium at the School of Astrophysics
Date, Time & Venue: 21st February, 2024, 3.30PM at Astrophysics Classroom.
Speaker: Dr. Pratik Tarafdar, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai.
Title: Tuning into 'cosmic hum': The First Hints of a Stochastic Gravitational Wave Background

ICSSR FUNDED DISSEMINATION WORKSHOP
ON
PRADAHAN MANTRI KISAN SAMMAN NIDHI: AN EVALUATION OF SELECTED RURAL HOUSEHOLDS IN ASSAM, BIHAR, JHARKHAND AND WEST BENGAL
Department of Economics, Presidency University
2.15 PM on 21 February 2024 More

Department of Statistics presents
Role of ROC curve on disease prediction
15th February 2024
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Monthly Colloquium, Institute of Health Sciences
Speaker: Dr. Debasree Dutta,
Scientist EII, Regenerative Biology Division, Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology
(RGCB), Thycaud PO, Poojappura, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
Title of talk:
“Hematopoiesis to leukemogenesis: through the lens of histone epigenetics“
Date and Time:
15th February, 2024 at 4:00 PM (IST)
Venue:
Room No. 1002, 10th Floor, Tower 1,
Institute of Health Sciences,
Presidency University- 2nd Campus
(Newtown) Kolkata.

PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker: Dr. Amit Kumar Chatterjee, Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira, Belur
Date & time: 21st February, 2024 at 3.45pm(IST)
Venue: Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri lecture hall (PLT-2), Department of Physics, PU
Title: (Quantum) Mpemba effect: when hotter cools faster

Life of a Little Magazine: Stories of the Bengalis in Burma
Speaker:Mrinmoy Pramanick

Tuesday, 27 February 2024, 2 pm
A K Basak Auditorium

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16 th February 2024
2 PM, A. K. Basak Auditorium, Presidency University, Kolkata
Dr. Amar Sohal

Early-Career Research Fellow in Politics, Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge
TITLE: The Muslim Secular: Parity and the Politics of India's Partition.

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Distortion of History and Competitive Victimhood
A Seminar under the auspices of the Department of History, Presidency University, Kolkata with presentations by Natalie Sineaeva-Pankowska and Professor Rafal Pankowski
Thursday, 15 February 2024, 2 pm
A K Basak Auditorium

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Monthly Colloquium, Institute of Health Sciences
Speaker: Dr. Soumya De
Associate Professor
Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, IIT Kharagpur
Title of talk:
“Intrinsically disordered proteins: Functionality of chaos “
Date and Time:
7 th February, 2024 at 4:00 PM (IST)
Venue:
Room No. 1002, 10 th Floor, Tower 1,
Institute of Health Sciences,
Presidency University- 2 nd Campus
(Newtown) Kolkata.

Colloquium at the School of Astrophysics
Date, Time & Venue: 7th February, 2024, 3.30PM at Astrophysics Classroom.
Speaker: Dr. Nazma Islam, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, USA.
Title: Exploring the Hot and the Energetic Universe

PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker: Professor Sabyasachi Bhattacharyya, Former Director, TIFR, Mumbai
Title: Beyond Spherical Horses: Reasonable and Unreasonable Approximations about the physical world
Date & Time: 7th February, 2024 at 3.45pm(IST)
Venue: Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Hall (PLT-2)

Colloquium at the School of Astrophysics
Date, Time, and Venue: 17th January, 2024, 3.30PM at Astrophysics Classroom.
Speaker: Prof. Chandrachur Chakraborty, Manipal Centre for Natural Sciences, MAHE, Karnataka.
Title: Can we see a singularity, the most extreme object in the universe?

The Department of Mathematics, Presidency University, Kolkata organizes a seminar and a series of lectures by Professor Sudeb Mitra, CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, NY, USA.
The schedule and the venue are as follows:
January 15th 2024: seminar on Holomorphic motions and related topics at 4:00 pm.
January 16th 2024: first and second lectures on Schwarz-Pick systems at 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm.
January 17th 2024: third lecture on Schwarz-Pick systems at 4:00 pm.
January 18th 2024: fourth lecture on Schwarz-Pick systems at 4:00 pm.
Venue: UG I lecture theatre, Mathematics Department, third floor of Baker building, Presidency University College Street Campus.

Department of Physics, Presidency University, organised
A two-days Thematic Workshop entitled
“Cutting-edge Research in Nuclear Physics: Symmetry, Structure and Applications”
at the Department of Physics, Presidency University under the Scientific Social Responsibility (SSR) Scheme of SERB, India
during 17 – 18th January 2024.

Sudhansu Dasgupta Memorial Debate 2024

Colloquium at the School of Astrophysics
Date, Time, and Venue: Jan 10, 2024, 3:30 pm at the Astrophysics Classroom.
Speaker: Dr. Santanu Mondal, Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bengaluru.
Title: Observational Aspects of Accreting Black Holes.

Colloquium at the School of Astrophysics
Date, Time, and Venue: Jan 03, 2024, 3:30 pm at the Astrophysics Classroom.
Speaker: Prof. Debarati Chatterjee, IUCAA, Pune.
Title: Gravitational Wave Astronomy: A New Window to the Invisible Universe.

Monthly Colloquium, Institute of Health Sciences
Speaker: Dr. Sukanya Sengupta
Senior Director
Division of Knowledgebase Research & Development VELSERA
Title of talk:
“Clinical Next-Generation Sequencing in Precision Oncology“
Date and Time:
20 th December, 2023 at 4:00 PM (IST)
Venue:
Room No. 1002, 10 th Floor, Tower 1,
Institute of Health Sciences,
Presidency University- 2 nd Campus
(Newtown) Kolkata.

The Department of Sociology invites you to an online lecture by
Kunal Ambasta, Assistant Professor of Law at National Law School of India University, Bengaluru
on 20.12.2023 from 11:30 am on
"The Queer Movement in India and Substantive Equality".
The link is: meet.google.com/pnz-pxak-chx
Or dial: (US) +1 609-459-2469
PIN: 730 996 988#
All are welcome

Colloquium at the School of Astrophysics
Date, Time & Venue: 20th December, 2023, 3.30PM at P. C. Mahalanobis Auditorium.
Speaker: Dr. Ranjan Laha, IISc, Bengaluru.
Title: Detecting Low-Mass Primordial Black Holes as the Dark Matter Candidate.

Department of English December Talk of the Month 2023

The talk will be delivered by Dr. Priyanka Basu on "Afterlives: Archives, Institutions, and the Cultural Politics of Folk in Kobigaan" on 20th December 2023, Wednesday 3.30 pm, at A.K. Basak Auditorium.
About the Talk
Kobigaan (lit. song of the poet) is a verse-duelling and song-theatre genre practiced across the India-Bangladesh border. It is one of the many dialogic genres in South Asia highlighting the verbal virtuosity, bricolage, and storytelling abilities of performers (kobiyaals). While rural performances of this genre (most often tied with religious rituals and village fairs) can last as long as overnight sessions, Kobigaan’s other manifestations are often truncated and adapted according to diverse venues, audience tastes and artistic choices. Over time, the element of debate (kobir loraai) has become a synecdoche for Kobigaan. It has also come to signify people’s songs, national culture, folk heritage and even sound chronotopes (in cinema). Conflictingly, the perception of Kobigaan in Bengali cultural memory also relies on its status as ‘decadent’, ‘extinct’ or ‘obsolete’. In this talk, I take a literary historical approach to go back to the key texts of the nineteenth-century archive concerning Kobigaan and other allied genres to understand them through the lens of performance. I consider key figures and historical moments in the process of institutionalising Kobigaan and thus the formation of its literary canon. Following this, I analyse how Kobigaan was transformed into a ‘folk’ cultural practice, a process wherein the roles of individuals like Rabindranath Tagore, institutions like the Bangiya Sahitya Parishad, and Marxist cultural groups like the IPTA were fundamental. However, I also point to the politics of censure, ambiguity, and exclusion that have informed the way twentieth century individual and collective perceptions of Kobigaan have informed its contemporary practices. In contrast to such perceptions, I discuss figures like Kazi Nazrul Islam, Ramesh Shil, and Gumani Dewan as instrumental to the transformation of Kobigaan from ‘folk’ practice to people’s song and songs of mass mobilisation. Finally, I trace the institutional endorsement of Kobigaan by the Folk and Tribal Cultural Centre in Kolkata and the Bangla Academy in Dhaka in the context of post-Independence, post-Partition, and post-Bangladesh Liberation War. In doing so, the paper shows some of the continuing trends of archival, institutional, and identity politics in the establishment of the most recent Kobigaan Academy in West Bengal.
Bio-note
Dr Priyanka Basu is a Lecturer in Performing Arts at the Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries, King’s College London. She has previously worked as the Curator of the ‘Two Centuries of Indian Print’ project at the British Library. Her first monograph, The Poet’s Song: ‘Folk’ and its Cultural Politics in South Asia has recently been published by Routledge (South Asian History and Cultural Series). She was a recipient of the Royal Historical Society Workshop Grant (2023) for her project on ‘80 Years of the Bengal Famine: Decolonial Dialogues from the Global South’. She is a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society and Royal Anthropological Institute, and a Graduate and Early Career Representative on the British Association for South Asian Studies (BASAS) Council. Poster

Department of Sociology presents a talk on
Trans/Religiosities & the paradoxes of recognition in contemporary India
Speaker: Dr. Debanuj DasGupta
University of California, Santa Barbara
Date: December 22nd ,2023
Time: 2.30 pm
Venue: Sociology Seminar Room, Presidency University

A colloquium titled ‘Gender Awareness Programme’ (GAP) organised by Gender Sensitization and Prevention of Sexual Harassment Cell (GSPSHC)

The speakers are:
Dr. Jhuma Sen, Advocate, Calcutta High Court, Supreme Court; Professor of Law, Jindal Global Law School.
Dr. Nandini Ghosh, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Institute of Development Studies.
Dr. Debdatta Chowdhury, Assistant Professor in Gender Studies, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences.
Debarati Sen, Junior Assistant, Department of English, Presidency University.
Barishan Ray, Post Graduate Student, Department of English, Presidency University.
Rajarshi Dhara, Post Graduate Student, Department of Bengali, Presidency University.
Date: 19th December’ 2023
Time: 3.30 pm onwards
Venue: A.K. Basak Auditorium Poster

Industry-Academia Seminar Series, Institute of Health Sciences, Presidency University
Speakers: Manisit Das, PhD, CMPP.
Medical Communications Manager, Global Medical Affairs, United Therapeutics Corporation, USA
Title of talk: “Industry Careers in Medical Affairs and Communications: A Chat“
Date and Time: 22 nd December, 2023 from 4:00- 5:00 PM
Venue: T1-1002, 10 th Floor, Institute of Health Sciences, Presidency University- 2 nd Campus

Special Colloquium at the School of Astrophysics
Date and Time: 19th December, 2023, 2.00PM @ Astrophysics Classroom
Speaker: Dr. Aritra Ghosh, University of Washington, USA
Title: Investigating Galaxy Morphology in Large Surveys Using Novel Machine Learning Frameworks.

প্রেসিডেন্সি বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়ের জ্যোতির্পদার্থবিদ্যা বিভাগ আয়োজিত সাপ্তাহিক আলোচনা
বক্তাঃ অধ্যাপক বিমান নাথ, রামন গবেষণা কেন্দ্র, বেঙ্গালুরু
বিষয়ঃ গ্যলাক্সির অশনি সঙ্কেত
সময় ও স্থানঃ ৩০ নভেম্বর, দুপুর ২টো ৩০ মি, এ. কে. বসাক প্রেক্ষাগৃহ
Talk

Department of English November Talk of Month 2023
The talk will be delivered by Dr. Parthasarathi Bhaumik on “Digital Archive: Indian Contexts" on 29th November, Wednesday at 3.30pm in Room 23 (TNS), Main building. PFA the poster of the event.
About the talk:
Based on personal experiences of working in various digital archiving projects in the British Library, UK, and the School of Cultural Texts and Records, Jadavpur University, I would like to share my ideas of archive, digital archive, and different challenges associated with them particularly in the Indian contexts . It would situate such projects in the contexts of ever-changing digital cultures of India vis-à-vis the world. The role of local and personal digital archives in place of big and expensive libraries and physical archives may turn out to be of advantage for a developing country like India, provided we harness technologies rightly for our purpose, and find ingenious ways for their use.
Bionote:
Parthasarathi Bhaumik is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India. His recent publications are Bengalis in Burma: A Colonial Encounter (Routledge,UK, 2021), Nilkar Thomas Macheller Dinlipi (Signet, Ananda Publishers, Kolkata, 2023). He worked in the British Library, UK as a Chevening Fellow, and built a database on ‘Nationalism, Independence, and Partition in South Asia (1900–1950)' [ https://www.bl.uk/case-studies/parthasarathi-bhaumik ]. He taught South Asian cultures and history in the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Japan for the last two years. He is presently working on to build a digital archive of the manuscripts of Jibanananda Das.

Colloquium at the School of Astrophysics
Date and Time: 22nd November, 2023, 2.30PM @ P. C. Mahalanobis Auditorium
Speaker: Prof. Somnath Bhardwaj, IIT Kharagpur.
Title: Cosmology with the redshifted HI 21-cm line.

International Astronomical Union-Office of Astronomy for Education Teacher Training Workshop (Dec-1st & 2nd 2023)
A first of its kind workshop involving a university (Presidency University), College (Saint Xaviers College), and a School (Modern High School International) to bridge the gap at different levels of teaching with particular focus on the state of astronomy and astronomy education in India.
Some glimpses:
Moupiya Maji Talk
Ritaban Chatterjee explaining Seeing: IAU-TTP
IAU-OAE-TTP Workshop

Monthly Colloquium, Institute of Health Sciences
Speaker: Dr. Arindam Talukdar,
Senior Principal Scientist
Professor, Academy of Scientific & Innovative Research (AcSIR)
Organic and Medicinal Chemistry Division
Head, Business Development Group
CSIR- Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata
Title of talk:
“Agonism-Antagonism Interplay In Endosomal Toll-like Receptor (TLR): Rational Development Towards Dual TLR7/9 Antagonist Against Psoriasis“

Date and Time:
22 nd November, 2023 at 4:00 PM (IST)
Venue:
Room No. 1002, 10 th Floor, Tower 1,
Institute of Health Sciences,
Presidency University- 2 nd Campus
(Newtown) Kolkata.

PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker: Dr. Supriya Pan, Department of Mathematics, Presidency University
Title: Are we living in the era of Tension Cosmology?
Date & time: 29th November (Wednesday), 2023 at 3.45pm((IST)
Venue: Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Hall (PLT-2)

Regional Young Investigators Meeting (RYIM) Kolkata 2023 is being organized by Presidency University and several other institutions Organizers:
Grant support: Indiabioscience
Lead organizer: Dr Shubhra Majumder (Institute of Health Sciences, Presidency University)
Co-organizers: Drs Somsubhra Nath, Chandrama Mukherjee (Institute of Health Sciences, Presidency University); Arnab Gupta (IISER Kolkata); Nirmalya Sen (Bose Institute); Shilpak Chatterjee (IICB); Arunima Sengupta (Jadavpur University); Biswarup Basu (CNCI)
Date: 6-8 December, 2023
Venue: Institute of Health Science, Presidency University, Biswa Bangla Convention Center, Newtown and PC Mahalanobis Auditorium, main campus, Presidency University
Dignitaries: Dr Soumya Swaminathan, Chairperson, MS Swaminathan Research Foundation, Former Chief Scientist of World Health Organization (WHO); Dr Anand Bachhawat, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Mohali; Dr Akhilesh Gupta, Secretary, Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB), Govt. of India; Dr Beena Pillai, CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, New Delhi; Dr Santosh Chauhan, CSIR-CCMB, Head of the institutions of major academic institutions and leading scientists and clinicians from Kolkata region.
Pre-conference workshop: Crafting Your Career’ workshop by IndiaBioscience for students pursuing PhD and M.Sc. Website

Special Lecture by Prof. Rangina Hamidi
Thunderbird School of Global Management, Arizona State University
Title: "Women and Development"
Nov 21st, 11AM, P C Mahalanobis Auditorium.
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International lecture On
“Sonic Therapeutic Intervention for Strong will and Mind Power”
By Dr. Vasudev Das

Poster

Colloquium at the School of Astrophysics
Date and Time: 8th November, 2023, 3.30PM @ P. C. Mahalanobis Auditorium
Speaker: Dr. Manajit Sengupta, Chief Scientist in Predictive Analytics and Sensing, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), USA.
Title: Understanding Clouds and Radiation to Mitigate Climate Challenge.

The Department of History, Presidency University Kolkata, cordially invites you to the Fourth Satadru Sen Memorial Seminar on Friday 3rd November 2023, 2 PM onwards
at the P. C. Mahalanobis Auditorium, in the Baker Building, Presidency University, Kolkata.
This year’s lecture “Sovereigns of the Sea: Omani Ambition in the Age of Empire”, will be delivered by
Prof. Seema Alavi.

Seema Alavi is a professor of History at Ashoka University, India. She specializes in early modern and modern South Asia, with an interest in the transformation of the region’s legacy from Indo-Persian to one heavily affected by British colonial rule. She has written books on the military, medical and religious histories of India. Her most recent books are the Albert Hourani Award (Honorable Mention) winner, Muslim Cosmopolitanism in the age of Empire from Harvard University Press, USA; and Sovereigns of the Sea. Omani Ambition in the age of Empire, Penguin India, 2023.

Prof. Alavi’s talk puts the spotlight on the Asian elites who became integral to the functioning of the Indian Ocean in the age of Empire. It weaves the story of a family of Indian Ocean Sultans into the broader tapestry of world history. Putting the micro-optic on the Omani Sultans and their century long saga it retells the story of the Ocean carved as a political space where Asian and European aspirations competed. It shows how the Sultans made the most of Europeans who made a bee line to the Western Indian Ocean hungry for slaves, cloves, and ivory. They leveraged themselves to European economic concerns and politics, remained heeled in their own cultural tradition, and articulated their political ambitions. The talk forefronts these Asian imperial ambitions in the Ocean with important implications for the writing of global histories.
Poster

Monthly Colloquium, Institute of Health Sciences
Speaker: Dr. Alok Ghosh
Assistant Professor,
Department of Biochemistry, University of Calcutta
Title of talk:
“Uncovering Ultra-rare Mitochondrial Disorders with Yeast Functional Genomics “
Date and Time:
11 th October, 2023 at 4:00 PM (IST)
Venue:
Room No. 1002, 10 th Floor, Tower 1, Institute of Health Sciences, Presidency University- 2 nd Campus (Newtown) Kolkata.

Colloquium at the School of Astrophysics
Date and Time: 11th October, 2023, 3.30PM @ P. C. Mahalanobis Auditorium
Speaker: Prof. Bhubanjyoti Bhattacharya, Lawrence Technological University, USA
Title: Select puzzles in flavor physics.

he Department of Political Science, Presidency University invites you
to the 27th Chandakumar Bhattacharya Memorial Lecture held in Association with the Council for Political Studies.
This year the lecture will be delivered by
Prof. Ramkumar Mukhopadhyay
on the theme ‘Bharatiya Shahityer Prantajon” (The Marginal/Subaltern in Indian Literature).

Department of Economics, Presidency University is organizing
the Second Bhabatosh Datta Memorial Lecture on
1st November, 2023 in online mode from 6 PM.
Professor Amit Bhaduri,
Professor Emeritus, Jawaharlal Nehru University and Visiting Professor, Council for Social Development
will talk on
"Development with Full Employment".
All interested are requested to register using the link https://forms.gle/DoYLkPruWgPKt5mNA
by 28th October, 2023.

Colloquium at the School of Astrophysics
Date, Time & Venue: 4th October, 2023, 3.30PM at P. C. Mahalanobis Auditorium.
Speaker: Dr. Anupreeta More, Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune.
Title: Detection of Gravitational Wave Sources and Gravitational Lensing Effects.

The Department of Sociology invites you to an event by Dr. Rosie Llewellyn-Jones, MBE, where she will be speaking about her latest book 'Empire Building: the Construction of British India 1690-1860'. The lecture will be held at the A.K. Basak Auditorium on Friday 6th October, from 3:00 pm.

Dr Rosie Llewellyn-Jones, MBE studied Urdu and Hindi at the School of Oriental & African Studies, London. Awarded a First Class Honours degree in Urdu and completed a PhD in 1980 which was subsequently published as A Fatal Friendship: the Nawabs, the British and the City of Lucknow.

She has written numerous articles and books on colonial India including a trilogy on Major General Claude Martin, and she is an honorary Old Martinian. Her book in the HarperCollins India series on India’s Historic Battles, Lucknow 1857 was published last year. And her new book Empire Building: the Construction of British India 1690-1860 is an unbiased look at the physical and other changes wrought by the East India Company. She is a member of the History Reclaimed Group of scholars.

Rosie lectures extensively in Britain and abroad. She was awarded an MBE in 2015 for services to BACSA and British Indian studies. She was archivist at the Royal Society for Asian Affairs until 2021 and is currently a Council member of the Royal Asiatic Society. She has visited India frequently, leading groups for major British-based tour companies, including Martin Randall and Indus Experiences.

Introduction to Polaniyan Political Economy Poster

The Problem and Promise of Coproduced Water Services: Implications from Ecuador for the Global South Poster

Industry-Academia Seminar Series, Institute of Health Sciences, Presidency University
Speakers:
1. Mr. Debajyoti Sen Asst. Regional Manager – Spinco
2. Mr. Jayanta Mahato. Sr. Field Application Specialist – Spinco
Title of talk: “Recent Trends on Health Science Studies Using Advanced Mass Spectrometry Techniques “
Date and Time: 27th September, 2023 from 4:00- 5:00 PM
Venue: T1-1002, 10th Floor, Institute of Health Sciences, Presidency University- 2nd Campus

The Department of History, Presidency University Kolkata,
cordially invites you to
the Third Subodh Kumar Mukhopadhyay Memorial Seminar on
Wednesday 27th September 2023, 2 PM onwards at the
P. C. Mahalanobis Auditorium, in the Baker Building, Presidency University, Kolkata.
This year’s lecture
"In the Hagiographic Mode: Writing the Lives of Abu Bakr Siddiqi of Furfura in Colonial Bengal'',
will be delivered by
Dr. Rajarshi Ghose.
Dr. Ghose is Faculty, at the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta. Poster

A talk on
"Peri-urban dynamics in the Global South: Theoretical reflections and empirical insights"
by Dr. Alexander Follmann,
University of Cologne, Germany.
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Colloquium at the School of Astrophysics
Date and Time: 27th September, 2023, 3.30PM @ P. C. Mahalanobis Auditorium
Speaker: Prof. Dhruba Gupta, Department of Physical Sciences, Bose Institute, Kolkata.
Title: The Cosmological Lithium Problem in Nuclear Astrophysics.

National Seminar on
"Climate Change: A vision for water safety and security"
to be held on 22nd September, 2023 at 2 pm
in the Derozio Hall.

Colloquium at the School of Astrophysics
Date and Time: 20th September, 2023, 3.30PM @ A.K. Basak Auditorium
Speaker: Prof. Mala Das, High Energy Nuclear & Particle Physics Division, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata.
Title: The Initiative of Dark Matter Direct Search at Jaduguda Underground Science Laboratory, India.

PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM Speaker: Prof. Utpal Chattopadhyay, IACS, Kolkata
Title: Low-Energy Supersymmetry in Particle Physics: A Brief Overview
Date & time: 20th September, 2023 at 3.45pm(IST)
Venue: Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Hall (PLT-2)

Nonlinear Dynamics is an emerging field of intense interest in modern research. It has a wide applicability in Condensed Matter Physics, Nuclear Physics, Particle Physics, Atmospheric Physics, and even in modern Biology and Chemistry. The fixed points of nonlinear differential equations determine the equilibrium phases of various Physical and Chemical systems and the limit cycles help to understand the periodic environmental situation in Atmospheric Science (Nobel Prize in 2021) and circadian rhythm of normal cardiac operations. The Glycolytic phenomena can also be explained through the limit cycle, an interesting outcome of two dimensional nonlinear systems. The event will be organized by the students of the Physics Department of Presidency University on 27th September 2023, in the afternoon.
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Monthly Colloquium, Institute of Health Sciences
Speaker: Prof. Dwaipayan Bharadwaj,
Professor
Systems Genomics Laboratory, School of Biotechnology
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Title of talk:
“GWAS to function: Indian story of type 2 diabetes “
Date and Time:
20 th September, 2023 at 4:00 PM (IST)
Venue:
Room No. 1001, 10 th Floor, Tower 1, Institute of Health Sciences, Presidency University- 2 nd Campus (Newtown) Kolkata.

PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker: Dr. Sammriddhi Sankar Ray, ICTS, Bangalore
Title: In what sense are bacterial suspensions turbulent?
Date & time: 13th September, 2023 at 3.45pm(IST)
Venue: Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Hall (PLT-2)

Professor Aditya Goenka, University of Birmingham, UK will talk on Health and Economic Inequality During Pandemics: A Heterogeneous Agent Perspective on 5 th September, 2023 at 3.30 PM in Economics Lecture Theatre of the Department of Economics, Presidency University.
All interested are requested to join.

Department of Economics, Presidency University along with OIKOS, the Economics Society is organizing an online lecture by Ms. Subhra Bhattacharjee on 8 th  September, 2023 from 7 PM. Ms. Bhattacharjee is an alumna of the Department of Economics and is currently the Strategic Planner and the Head of the United Nations Resident Coordinator's Office in Bahrain. She will deliver a talk on Global Development Priorities- the 2030 agenda. All interested are requested to join using the following link : Click Here

The Department of History, Presidency University Kolkata, cordially invites you to the annual Kuruvila Zachariah Memorial Seminar on
7 th September 2023, 3 PM onwards at the P.C. Mahalanobis Auditorium, in the Baker Building, Presidency University, Kolkata.
This year’s lecture “Hindutva and the Idea of India”, will be delivered
by Professor Rajat Kanta
Ray. Prof. Ray is former Head of Department, Presidency College, and former VC,Vishwabharati University.
Poster

Colloquium at the School of Astrophysics
Date and Time: 23rd August, 2023, 3.30PM @ P. C. Mahalanobis Auditorium
Speaker: Prof. Pratik Majumdar, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata
Title: Multimessenger Astroparticle Physics Using Photons and Neutrinos.

Monthly Colloquium, Institute of Health Sciences
Speaker: Dr. Krishnananda Chattopadhyay,
Chief Scientist & Head, Structural Biology & Bioinformatics Division
CSIR- Indian Institute of Chemical Biology
Title of talk:
“Protein conformation, dynamics and aggregation: from test tubes to human diseases“
Date and Time:
23rd August, 2023 at 4:00 PM (IST)
Venue:
Room No. 502, 5th Floor, Tower 1, Institute of Health Sciences, Presidency University- 2nd Campus (Newtown) Kolkata.

Speaker: Professor Debades Bandyopadhyay, Retired Professor of SINP, Kolkata
Title: Spectacular Supernova and Wonders of Neutron Stars
Date & time: 23rd August, 2023 at 3.45pm (IST)
Venue: Amal Raychaudhuri Lecture Hall (PLT-2), Department of Physics.

প্রেসিডেন্সি বিশ্ববিদ্যালয় , কলকাতা রাষ্ট্রবিঞ্জান বিভাগ
আয়োজিত আলোচোনা সভা
বিষয়ঃ মহাভারতে নিম্নবর্গ
বক্তা - দেবীদাস আচার্য

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Colloquium at the School of Astrophysics
Date and Time: 16th August, 2023, 3.30PM @ P. C. Mahalanobis Auditorium
Speaker: Dr. Priyarshini Ghosh, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Title: Overcoming Engineering Problems in a Zinc-Sulfide Plastic Scintillator and Introducing a Quantum Dot Gel-Based Scintillator

Royal Society of Chemistry and Presidency University Jointly Organizes
ChemCareers India on 22 August 2023 09:30 AM – 5:00 PM, Department of Chemistry Presidency University Kolkata, India More

The Department of Economics, Presidency University is organizing an online special lecture on
"Political Economy of Indian Planning"
by Professor Anjan Chakrabarti, Department of Economics, University of Calcutta
on 12th August, 2023 from 11 AM to 1 PM.
All interested are requested to join.
Joining Link

Colloquium at the School of Astrophysics
Date and Time: 9th August, 2023, 3.30PM @ P. C. Mahalanobis Auditorium
Speaker: Dr. Sibasish Laha, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Title: The Fascinating Stories of Supermassive Black Holes at the Centers of Active Galaxies

Department of Political Science, Presidency University invites you for Book Discussion Body on the
Barricades : Life Art and Resistance in Contemporary India
By Dr. Brahma Prakash.
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Colloquium at the School of Astrophysics
Date and Time: 2nd August, 2023, 3.30PM @ P. C. Mahalanobis Auditorium
Speaker: Prof. Subhadeep De, IUCAA
Title: Quantum Clock for Exploring Fundamental Science

Dr. Sounak Thakur, Assistant Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
will deliver a series of two lectures on
'Difference-in-differences: applications and extensions'
on 1st September, 2023.
Lectures will cover - difference in difference approach: Introduction, two-way fixed effects models, event study models: introduction, limitations, extensions.

Department of Economics, Presidency University is organizing a special lecture on
"Demographic dividend in India: Is it a ‘Demographic Gift’ or a ‘Demographic Burden’?"

by Dr. Saswata Ghosh, Associate Professor, Institute of Development Studies Kolkata (IDSK)
on 2nd August, 2023 at 3.30 PM in the Economics Lecture Theater.
Abstract is in the attached Flyer.
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Economics Department, Presidency University is organising a two-day International Conference
“Issues in Economic Theory and Policy”
on 27 & 28 December, 2023.
The Prof. Nirmal Kanti Majumdar lectures will be given by Prof. Kaushik Basu (Cornell University) (to be confirmed), Prof. Arnab Basu (Cornell University), Prof. Lata Gangadharan (Monash University), Prof. Nancy Chau (Cornell University) and Prof. Pushkar Maitra (Monash University).
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PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker: Dr. Biplab Pal, Kaliachak College, Malda
Date & time: 19th July 2023 at 3.45pm(IST)
Venue: Amal Kumar Raychaudhiri Lecture Hall (PLT-2), Department of Physics
Title: The fascinating world of "Flat band Physics": Theory and experiment

Department of Chemistry Presents P.C. Ray Memorial International Conference on “Contemporary Ideas, Innovations & Initiatives in Chemical Sciences: -2023 (CI3CS-2023)” As part of the celebration of 150 years of the Department of Chemistry, August 23-24, 2023

The Deep Hydrosphere
Speaker: Prof. Mainak Mookherjee
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The Department of Sociology invites you to a draft feedback workshop in collaboration with the Institute of Development Studies Kolkata and Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung South Asia on
‘Revisiting the Craft of History Writing for Children’
on 27.06.2023.
Venue: The A.K. Basak Auditorium
Time: 11:15 am. to 3:15 pm
Schedule

AQUAMANIA 2023 PROGRAMME SCHEDULE
5th June is the Last date of registration for Poster & Science-toon, Extempore, Photography.
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PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker: Prof. Sitabhra Sinha, The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
Title: The "fearful" symmetry: Nonlinear dynamics of pattern formation in biology
Date & time: 2nd June, 2023, Friday at 2.30pm (IST)
Venue: Amal Raychaudhuri lecture hall (PLT-2)

SPECIAL PHYSICS LECTURE
Speaker: Prof. Joy Mitra, IISER, TVM
Title:Materials with Vanishing Dielectric Constants: Epsilon Near Zero
Date & Time: 25th May 2023 at 2.30pm (IST
Venue: Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Hall (PLT-2)

Professor Gautam Bose, School of Economics, University of New South Wales, Sydney will talk on Contest Theory on 3 rd May, 2023 at 3 PM in Economics Lecture Theatre of the Department of Economics, Presidency University.
All interested are requested to join.

Professor Apurav Yash Bhatiya, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Birmingham
will deliver an online lecture titled
" Expected Benefits and Costs of Migration for Rural Youth: Experimental Evidence from India"
on 18 th April, 2023 at 7 PM (IST) via Google Meet
Abstract of the talk

Teaching and Learning Workshop at the School of Astrophysics.
Invited Lecture: Prof. M. Sivakumar, Hyderabad Central University
Title: "Physics Higher Education, Problems and Prospects"
Date and Time: April 12th, 2.30PM at P. C. Mahalanobis Auditorium
Panel Discussion: The Changing Face of Higher Education in India

PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker: Prof. Gour P. Das, Emeritus Professor, TCG-CREST, Kolkata
Title: The 2D materials Renaissance
Date & time: 19th April, 2023 at 4.30 pm(IST)

Colloquium at the School of Astrophysics
Date and Time: 5th April, 2023, 3.45PM @ A K Basak Auditorium
Speaker: Prof. Debasish Majumder, SINP
Title: A Humble Account of Multifaceted Dark Matter

PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker: Dr. Arnab Saha, Calcutta University
Title: Physics of Life
Date & Time: 5th April, 2023 at 4.30pm (IST)

Colloquium at the School of Astrophysics
Date and Time: 29th March, 2023, 3.30PM @ MLT-1 Department of Mathematics
Speaker: Dr. Jayanta Dutta, HRI
Title: Formation of the very FIRST STARS (primordial stars) in the Universe, and their survival possibility

PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker: Prof. Utpal Chattopadhyay, IACS, Kolkata
Title: Status of Low Energy Supersymmetry in Particle Physics
Date & time: 29th March, 2023 at 4.30pm(IST)
Venue: Amal Raychaudhuri Lecture Hall (PLT-2)

The Department of Physics and the School of Astrophysics Presents
4th Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Memorial Lecture (Centenary Tribute)
TITLE: 'Classical Gravitational Radiation Using Quantum Gravity'
SPEAKER. Padmabhusan Prof. Ashoke Sen, International Centre for Theoretical Sciences (ICTS)
CHAIR: Prof. Biswarup Mukhopadhyaya, IISER Kolkata
DATE & TIME: 8th April 2023; 2:00 PM IST
VENUE: Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Theatre, Presidency University
REGISTER
Program Card
Youtube Link

Colloquium at the School of Astrophysics
Date and Time: 22nd March, 2023, 3.30PM @ PC Mahalanobis Auditorium
Speaker: Prof. Pijushpani Bhattacharjee, Syracuse University
Title: "Seeing" supernova neutrinos in Dark Matter detectors

Physics Colloquium
Speaker: Prof. Pinaki Chaudhuri, Professor, IMSc, Chennai.
Title: Exploring the world of disordered solids.
Date & time: 22nd March, 2023 at 3.45pm((IST)
Venue: Amal Raychaudhuri Lecture Hall (PLT-2)

Professor Arindam Mandal, Department of Economics, Siena College, USA
will deliver an online lecture titled
"US financial crisis: Lessons for India"
on 21st March, 2023 at 6.30 PM (IST).
All interested may register via
https://forms.gle/WRjU1qfKjmiof5EZ7
before 19th March, 2023.
Abstract

Life Science Colloquium (March 2023)
Date: 15th March 2023, Wednesday at 3-00 P.M.
Speaker: Dr. Ritesh Ranjan Pal, Assistant Professor, School of Biological Sciences, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS), Jadavpur, Kolkata
Title of the talk: Membranous Nanotube: A Novel CORE-associated Conduit for Bacterial Intra- and Inter-kingdom Communications
Venue: Physiology Lecture Theatre - 1 (DLS)

Colloquium at the School of Astrophysics
Date and Time: 15th March, 2023, 2.30PM @ A K Basak Auditorium
Speaker: Dr. Ritesh Ghosh, NASA Goddard
Title: The curious case of Changing-Look Active Galactic Nuclei (CLAGNs)

Physics colloquium, Department of Physics, Presidency University
Speaker: Dr. Arindam Kundagrami, IISER, Kolkata
Title:Soft Condensed Matter Physics: A Few Basic Principles.
Date & Time: 15th March, 2023 at 3.45pm(IST)
Venue: Amal Raychaudhuri Lecture Hall (PLT-2)

The Department of Economics, Presidency University and the Presidency University Young Entrepreneurs’ Society are jointly organizing Entrepreneurship Summit 2023 on 15th March 2023.
Venue: P C Mahalanobis Auditorium, Presidency University
All interested are requested to register via https://forms.gle/ccp11Yv55oCRwMTNA
by 10th March, 2023 (5 PM)
Please see the details of the programme in the attached brochure.
Brochure

Celebration of National Science Day 2023 by Institute of Health Sciences, Presidency University
Events:
a. Scientific Rangoli Display
b. Scientific Image Display
c. Quiz Competition
d. Extempore
Guests:
Prof. Mitali Chatterjee, Professor, Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Kolkata
Prof. Susanta Roychoudhury, Professor, Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata
Dr. Sangram Bagh, Associate Professor, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physic, Kolkata.
Date and Time: 28th Feb, 2023 at 11:00 AM- 4:00 PM (IST)
Venue: T1-1002, 10th Floor, Institute of Health Science, Presidency University, Rajarhat Campus

Colloquium at the School of Astrophysics
Date and Time: 1st March, 2023, 3.30PM @ A K Basak Auditorium
Speaker: Dr. Ritoban Basu Thakur, NASA JPL
Title: The earliest achievable glimpses of our universe: how quantum technology enables cosmological and astrophysical science.

Colloquium at the School of Astrophysics
Date and Time: 22nd February, 2023, 3.30PM @ MLT1, Mathematics Department
Speaker: Prof. Koushik Dutta, IISER Kolkata
Title: Some Implications of Early Matter-Dominated Epoch

Dr. Dwaipayan Chakrabarti of School of Chemistry, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK
will deliver a Lecture on
"Colloids Get Creative: Key to Open Crystals"
in the Department of Chemistry, Presidency University.
Schedule of the Lecture is as follows:
February 22, 2023, Wednesday
2.30 pm at CLT1

Colloquium at the School of Astrophysics
Date and Time: 15th February, 2023, 3.30PM @ PC Mahalanobis Auditorium
Speaker: Prof. Amitava Datta, University of Western Australia
Title: Application of deep learning in astrophysics

Outreach Program in Mathematics, Statistics and Cryptology (with Mathematical Quiz)
organized by Department of Mathematics, Presidency University, Kolkata
in association with R C Bose Centre for Cryptology and Security, Indian Statistical Institute and Heritage Institute of Technology
on 10th February at 10:30 pm.
The venue of the workshop is P C Mahalanobis Auditorium.

Special Seminar at the School of Astrophysics
Date and Time: 10th February, 2023, 11:00am @ AK Basak Auditorium
Speaker: Dr. Subhayan Roy Choudhury, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Title: ELECTRONIC EXCITED STATES : THE SYMBIOTIC FRIENDSHIP OF THEORY AND EXPERIMENT

Colloquium at the School of Astrophysics
Date and Time: 8th February, 2023, 3.30PM @ PC Mahalanobis Auditorium
Speaker: Prof. Parthasarathi Majumdar, IACS
Title: Must we quantize Gravity ?

Monthly Colloquium, Institute of Health Sciences
Speaker:
Dr Arnab Barik,
Assistant Professor & DBT-Wellcome India Alliance Intermediate Fellow
Centre For Neuroscience, Indian Institute Science (IISc), Bangalore
Title of talk:
“Central Circuits for Pain and Itch“
Date and Time:
2 nd February, 2023 at 4:00 PM (IST)
Venue:
Room No. 502, 5 th Floor, Tower 1, Institute of Health Sciences, Presidency University- 2 nd Campus (Newtown) Kolkata.

Colloquium at the School of Astrophysics
Date and Time: 1st February, 2023, 3.30PM @ AK Basak Auditorium
Speaker: Prof. Manik Banik, SNBNCBS
Title: Bell’s theorem: The Most Profound Discovery of Science

Monthly Colloquium, Institute of Health Sciences
Speaker:
Dr. Rwik Sen,
Field Application Scientist
Active Motif, Inc.
California, USA
Title of talk:
The importance of cutting-edge epigenetics technology in CLL as a disease model and single-cell multiome in epigenetics research
Date and Time:
18 th January, 2023 at 4:00 PM (IST)
Venue:
Room No. 502, 5 th Floor, Tower 1, Institute of Health Sciences, Presidency University- 2 nd Campus (Newtown) Kolkata.

Colloquium at the School of Astrophysics
Date and Time: 18th January, 2023, 3.30PM @ PC Mahalanobis Auditorium
Speaker: Indranil Chattopadhyay, ARIES
Title: Effect of composition in determining the solution of matter flow in relativistic astrophysics

On behalf of the Department of History, Presidency University, we are very pleased to invite you all to the 8th Distinguished Lecture on Modern Indian History. This talk "Vivekananda: A New Vision", will be delivered by Professor Ruth Harris (Professor, All Souls' College, University of Oxford) on Wednesday, 1.02.2023, at 2 pm at the P. C. Mahalanobis Auditorium.
Professor Ruth Harris is a Senior Research Fellow at All Souls’ College and Professor of Modern History at the University of Oxford. She has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for research in French History and the Wolfson History Prize for her work. In 2011, Professor Harris was elected a Fellow of the British Academy (FBA), the UK's national academy for the humanities and the social sciences. She has published widely in the history of science and medicine, the history of gender and religion, and the history of politics and emotion.
Poster

Colloquium at the School of Astrophysics
Date and Time: 11th January, 2023, 3.30PM @ PC Mahalanobis Auditorium
Speaker: Mukul Bhattacharya, Penn State University
Title: Magnetised outflows as potential sites of heavy element nucleosynthesis and high-energy neutrinos

The Indian Physics Association in association with the School of Astrophysics ,Presidency University presents the Second PAVINARI Lecture
Speaker: Dr. Suchetana Chatterjee, Presidency University
Time: 2 PM PC Mahalonobis Auditorium
Title: Harvard's Computers: The Legacy of the Stellar Women
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Department of Economics, Presidency University, is organizing
the Dipak Banerjee Memorial Lecture 2023
on 21 st January, 2023.
Professor Amiya Kumar Bagchi will talk on
“From political economy to development studies”
at 2.30 PM. For details see the brochure.
Please complete your registration by 17 January 2023 using https://forms.gle/Vq6e1vn6oZoUeXwq7

Monthly Colloquium, Institute of Health Sciences
Speaker:
Dr Niharika Sahoo Bhattacharya,
Assistant Professor
Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law Faculty of Interdisciplinary Sciences and Engineering
IIT Kharagpur
Title of talk:
“Patenting Biotechnology Invention“
Date and Time:
21st December, 2022 at 4:00 PM (IST)
Venue:
Room No. 502, 5th Floor, Tower 1, Institute of Health Sciences, Presidency University- 2nd Campus (Newtown) Kolkata.

Special Colloquium at the School of Astrophysics
Date and Time: 16th December, 2022, 2PM @ AK Basak Auditorium
Speaker: Dr. Arka Banerjee, IISER Pune
Title: Cosmology with nonlinear structure formation: Simulations and Statistics

Life Science Colloquium (December 2022)
Date: 7th December, Wednesday at 3-00 P.M.
Speaker: Dr. Saugata Hazra, Associate Professor, Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering, IIT Roorkee
Research area: Bioengineering
Title: Design and Development of multilevel diagnostics toward identifying beta-lactamase based Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)
Venue: PC Mahalanobis Auditorium

Under the banner of the National Space Science Symposium-2022, Presidency University presents
Outreach program for School students in Bangla
Dec 7th, Presidency Booth, Science City Kolkata
Bangla Public Lecture by Prof. Somak Raychaudhuri
Dec 9th, Derozio Hall, Presidency University
মাতৃভাষায় বিঞ্জান প্রসার অনুষ্ঠান
মহাবিশ্বের ভবিষ্যৎ
মহাবিশ্বের ভবিষ্যৎ (Youtube)
Bangla Space Quiz Glimpses
Presidency Booth at NSSE, Science City

Online International Seminar on Mathematics and Its Applications on 2nd December, 2022 over Google Meet.

Department of Political Science, Presidency University
Invites you to an interactive session and a talk by
Prof. Subrata Mukherjee
(Retd. Professor, Political Science, University of Delhi)
on
The Political Ideas of Rabindranath Tagore: Reflections of a Public Intellectual
Date: 29th November 2022, Tuesday
Time: 2 pm onwards
Venue: Political Science Seminar Room, Derozio Building

The Department of History cordially invites you to the 2022 Susobhan Chandra Sarkar Memorial Lecture, scheduled to be held on 05 December, 2022, at 4 pm. The event is jointly organized by the Department of History, Presidency University, Kolkata & Paschim Banga Itihas Samsad.
Speaker: Prof. Shovanlal Dattagupta, Retd. S. N. Banerjee Chair Professor, Department of Political Science, Calcutta University.
Date & Venue: Monday, 05 December 2022 at 4 PM. at P. C. Mahalanobis Auditorium, Presidency University, Kolkata.
All are welcome.

Life Science Colloquium (November 2022)
Date: 23rd November, Wednesday at 3-00 P.M.
Speaker: Dr. Sharmila Bhattacharya, Senior Program Scientist, NASA, USA
Research area: Space Biology
Title: Effects of Spaceflight on Biological Systems
Venue: PC Mahalanobis Auditorium

Public Lecture
Title: Future Roadmap for Particle Physics: A decade after the Higgs boson discovery at the Large Hadron Collider
Speaker: Prof. Subir Sarkar, SINP

19th Nov 2022, PCM Auditorium, 11am
Chair: Prof. Anirban Kundu, Calcutta University
Poster

Monthly Colloquium, Institute of Health Sciences
Speaker:
Dr. Rahul Roychowdhury,
Consultant, Gynaecological Oncologist
Saroj Gupta Cancer Centre and Research Institute
Thakurpukur, Kolkata
Title of talk:
High Grade Endometrial Cancer and Its Management- An Analysis of Molecular Data to Define Treatment

Date and Time:
16 th November, 2022 at 4:00 PM (IST)
Venue:
Room No. 306, 3 rd Floor, Tower 1, Institute of Health Sciences, Presidency University- 2 nd Campus (Newtown) Kolkata.

Colloquium at the School of Astrophysics
Speaker: Dr. Partha Nandi , SNBNCBS,
Date and Time: November 9th, 3.30 PM
Venue: P C Mahalanobis Auditorium
Title: The Kink of the Gravitational Waves in a Oscillator Detector: An Emergent Geometrical Phase shift.

The Geological Institute, Presidency University is delighted to announce the next lecture which will be held on the 10th of November, 2022 (Thursday).
We are honoured to have Rajdeep Dasgupta, Maurice Ewing Professor in Earth System Science, Rice University who will be delivering an intriguing talk on the topic "Earth's Carbon Cycle and Long-term Climate". The venue for the lecture is the P.C. Mahalanobis Auditorium, Presidency University, Kolkata and it will begin at 3:00 pm.
We are also glad to announce that this event will be open to all students of Geology/Applied Geology. Students from institutions other than Presidency University, Kolkata are welcome to attend this lecture. They are requested to carry an Identity Card that'll be verified at the University gate to gain access to the premises. We warmly welcome you all and hope to see you join us.

Colloquium at the School of Astrophysics
Speaker: Dr. Sanskriti Das , Stanford University,
Date and Time: November 2nd, 3.30 PM
Venue: P C Mahalanobis Auditorium
Title: Surprises from the X-ray observations of the hot circumgalactic medium

Public Seminar, Dept. of Life Sciences and Institute of Health Sciences, Presidency University
Speaker: Prof. Partha P. Majumder, Distinguished Professor and Founder, National Institute of Biomedical Genomics, Kalyani;
National Science Chair (Scientific Excellence), Government of India
Title of talk: “MENDEL: A MAN OF GOD AND A PARAGON OF SCIENCE “
Date and Time: 20th October, 2022 from 3.30 PM (IST)
Venue: P.C Mahalanobis Hall, Presidency University Main Campus, 86/1 College Street, Kolkata-700073

Prof. Krishnendu Ghosh Dastidar of Center for Economic Studies and Planning, School of Social Sciences (II), Jawaharlal Nehru University will talk on “Basic Auction Theory” on 21st October, 2022 at 6.30 PM (online).
All interested may register using the link in the attached brochure on or before 19th October, 2022.
The abstract of the talk is in the attached brochure. Brochure

The Department of Hindi, Presidency University is pleased to invite you to
the Premchand Interdisciplinary Lecture Series- (32nd) on
19/10/2022 Wednesday, at 3.30.pm (IST).
Speaker - Dr.Garima Dhabhai, Asst. Professor, Political Science, PU, Kolkata.
Topic - "Old Cities, New Facades: Political Economy of Heritage Conservation in India”
at Rajendra Prasad Sabhagar, Department of Hindi.

Colloquium at the School of Astrophysics
Speaker: Dr. Rukaiya Khatoon , North West University, South Africa
Date and Time: October 19th, 3.30 PM
Venue: P C Mahalanobis Auditorium
Title: Understanding Blazars through Temporal and Spectral properties

Department of History, Presidency University, Kolkata
cordially invites you to
Annual Kuruvila Zachariah Memorial Lecture 2022
"Calcutta Docks, Indentured Labour Migration and the Girmitya experience: Stories from British Guyana and Fiji"
By
Professor Rajsekhar Basu
(Professor in History, Department of History, University of Calcutta)
on
Friday, 21 October 2022
at
02:00 pm (IST)
Venue: P. C. Mahalanobis Auditorium, Presidency University, Kolkata

Brochure

Colloquium at the School of Astrophysics
Date: 12th October, 3.30PM
Venue: PC Mahalanobis Auditorium
Speaker: Prof. Surhud More, IUCAA
Title: Cosmology and Astrophysics from the Subaru Hyper Suprime-Cam survey

Department of Economics is organizing the First Bhabatosh Datta Memorial Lecture on
14th October, 2022 in online mode.
Barbara Harriss-White, FACSS, Emeritus Professor and Fellow, Wolfson College, Oxford University will talk
on “Behind the crisis: Two histories of knowledge production for Indian agriculture,"
at 7 PM (IST).
All interested are requested to register by 10th October, 2022. Details are in the attached brochure

SERB-SSR program- Visit of college students
Coordinator: Dr. Susmita Mondal
Participating college: Sammilani Mahavidyalay, Baghajatin, Kolkata-94
Date & time: 28th September 2022 10:15 am to 5:30 pm
Venue: Department of Life Sciences

Special Colloquium in Physics
Speaker: Dr. Vijay Chakkadi, IISER, Pune
Date & time: 13th October 2022 at 3:45pm(IST)
Venue: Amal Raychaudhuri Lecture Hall (PLT-2), Department of physics, PU
Title: Nonequilibrium assembly of colloidal particles in active liquids

Colloquium at the School of Astrophysics
Speaker: Dr. Dhruba Dutta Chowdhury, Yale University
Title: Constraining Dark Matter with Gravitational Heating and Cooling Processes
Date and Time: September 28th 3.30 PM
Venue: P C Mahalanobis Auditorium

Special Colloquium at the School of Astrophysics
Speaker: Prof. Dipankar Banerjee, Director, ARIES
Title: Aditya L1: India’s own solar mission to study the variability of the Sun
Date and Time: 11.45 AM on September 26th
Venue: Physics Lecture Theater 3

Industry- Academia Webinar Series, Institute of Health Sciences, Presidency University
Speaker: Dr. Zou Yu, Technical Sales Specialist, Thermo Fisher Scientific
Title of talk: “The power of CRISPR: Understanding the precision genome editing technology “
Date and Time: 21st September, 2022 from 4:30- 5:30 PM (IST)
Registration link: https://forms.gle/nLqxZ83M5XtPHYx1A
Last date of registration: 20th September, 2022,12 noon.

99th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE GEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE, PRESIDENCY UNIVERSITY, KOLKATA
On behalf of the Geological Institute, we take the pleasure of inviting you to the 99th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Geological Institute, Presidency University, Kolkata, to be held on 26th September (Monday) 2022 from 2:30 pm (IST).
After two years of online activity due to the pandemic, we are glad to be able to organize the AGM at our favourite venue, the Old Lecture Theatre (OLT), Department of Geology, Presidency University, Kolkata.
It will also be an absolute privilege for us to be announcing the release of the 62nd edition of 'Bhu-Vidya’ on the same day.
On this occasion, our honourable speaker, Prof. Dibyendu Nandi, Department of Physical Sciences, IISER Kolkata, will be delivering a talk on the topic, "Our Astrophysical Ecosystem: How the Stars Govern Planetary Habitability" from 3:30 PM (IST), Venue P.C. Mahalanobis Auditorium, Presidency University, Kolkata.
Your presence at this event will be highly valuable to us. See you soon!

SERB-SSR Physics seminar
Speaker: Dr. Sandeep Ghugre, Centre-Director, UGC-DAE-CSR, Kolkata
Title: New Age Experimentation in Nuclear Physics: The Kolkata Chapter
Date & time: 28th September 2022 at 3.45 pm(IST)
Venue: Amal Raychaudhuri Lecture Hall (PLT-2), Department of Physics, PU

Colloquium at the School of Astrophysics
Speaker: Dr. Tapas Baug, SNBNCBS
Title: Formation of massive stars: Observational signatures of newly evolved theories
Date and Time: September 21st 3.30 PM
Venue: P C Mahalanobis Auditorium

The Department of Hindi, Presidency University is pleased to invite you to
the Premchand Interdisciplinary Lecture Series (31st)
on 14/09/2022 Wednesday, at 3.15.pm (IST).
Speaker - Dr. Ved Raman Pandey,
Topic - "Hindi in Mauritius"
at Rajendra Prasad Sabhagar, Department of Hindi.

Prof. Aditya Goenka of Birmingham University will talk on “Covid policy making and role of Economists: A personal view based on the UK experience” on 14 th September, 2022 at 3.30 PM in the Economics Lecture Theatre of the Department of Economics. All interested may register via https://bit.ly/3BeFxAc. The deadline for registration is 11 th September, 2022 (by 8 P.M.) The abstract of the talk is in the attached poster.
Poster

Colloquium at the School of Astrophysics
Speaker: Dr. Soumya Chakrabarti, SNBNCBS
Title: Late-time Cosmology with Variation of Fundamental Couplings
Date and Time: September 14th 3.30 PM
Venue: P C Mahalanobis Auditorium

Speaker: Prof. Barun Raychaudhuri, Professor of Physics, Presidency University
Title: Sir J. C. Bose: Told and Untold
Date & time: 21st September 2022 at 3.45 pm(IST)

Department of History, Presidency University, Kolkata
cordially invites you to
Second Subodh Kumar Mukhopadhyay Memorial Lecture 2022
"A Cultural and Cursive History of Scripts: Some Perspectives from Western India"
By
Professor Prachi Deshpande
(Professor in History at Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta)
on
Thursday, 15 September 2022
at
04:00 pm (IST)
Brochure

Department of Political Science
Presidency University, Kolkata
Invites you to a screening of the documentary
“Hakan's Journey to Peace”
Followed by a lecture to mark the birth centenary of
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
'Relevance of Political Philosophy of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman'
By
Mr . Shahriar Kabir (Noted Human Rights Activist and Film Maker)
Chief Guest: Honorable Deputy High Commissioner of
Bangladesh in Kolkata, Mr. Andalib Elias
On Wednesday, 31st August, 2022
Time: 2 pm
Venue: P.C. Mahalanobis Auditorium, 1st Floor of Baker Building, Presidency University
ALL ARE WELCOME

Colloquium at the School of Astrophysics
Speaker: Dr. Debanjan Bose, SNBNCBS
Title: Messengers of High Energy Universe : Cosmic Rays, Gamma-rays and Neutrinos
Date and Time: September 7th 3.30 PM
Venue: P C Mahalanobis Auditorium

Colloquium at the School of Astrophysics
Speaker: Dr. Achintya Pal, IAPT
Title: Voyager Mission and the voice of Indian Classical Music
Date and Time: August 31st 3.30 PM
Venue: TBA

Kolkata Partition Museum Trust in collaboration with the Department of History, Presidency University, Kolkata
invites you to the Inaugural Lecture (of the Annual Lecture Series), titled
"Bengal's tortuous road to Partition: What do the historians say?".
The lecture will be delivered by Prof. Sekhar Bandyopadhyay, Emeritus Professor of History, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
Date & Time: Friday, 26 August 2022, 4:30 pm (IST)
Venue: P. C. Mahalanobis Auditorium, Presidency University, Kolkata Brochure

Colloquium at the School of Astrophysics
Speaker: Prof. Soumen Mondal, SNBNCBS
Title: Star-formation, Pre-main Sequence Stars and Very Low Mass stars to Brown Dwarfs: Physical Insights
Date and Time: August 24th 3.30 PM
Venue: P C Mahalanobis Auditorium

Reflections on Development Economics
Lecture-II: Measuring monetary policy shocks in emerging economies: Evidence from India
The Department of Economics, Presidency University is organizing lecture by Dr. Rajeswari Sengupta, Associate Professor of Economics, IGIDR, Mumbai on 17 th August, 2022 at 3.30
PM in the Economics Lecture Theatre. All are welcome.
Abstarct

Colloquium at the School of Astrophysics
Speaker: Prof. Ushasi Datta, SINP, Kolkata
Title: Nuclei around the drip-line and its impact on the cosmic events
Date and Time: August 17th 3.30 PM
Venue: P C Mahalanobis Auditorium

School of Astrophysics Colloquium
Speaker: Dr. Namrata Roy, University of California at Santa Cruz.
Title: Star formation suppression and feedback in nearby passive galaxies
Time: 3:30-4:30 PM, August 10th 2022, P C Mahalanobis Auditorium

Speaker: Prof. Anindya Ghose-Choudhury, Professor of Physics, DHWU
Title: Jacobi's last multiplier and its application to nonlinear ODEs
Date and time: 17th August 2022 at 3.45 pm (IST)
Venue: Amal Raychaudhuri Lecture Hall, Department of Physics, PU

Monthly Colloquium, Institute of Health Sciences
Speaker:
Prof. Soumen Paul,
Professor and Director of Graduate Program, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Director, Center for Perinatal Research, Institute for Reproduction and Perinatal Research
University of Kansas Medical Center,
Title of talk:
“Molecular Controls of Trophoblast Cell-Lineage Commitment During Mammalian Development“
Date and Time:
12 th August, 2022 at 4:00 PM (IST)
Venue:
Room No. 502, 5 th Floor, Tower 1, Institute of Health Sciences, Presidency University- 2 nd Campus
(Newtown) Kolkata.

Reflections on Development Economics
Lecture-I: Testing for Spatial Dependence in a Spatial Autoregressive (SAR) Model in the
Presence of Endogenous Regressors
The Department of Economics, Presidency University is organizing lecture by Malabika Koley,
Department of Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on 5 th August,
2022 at 3.30 PM in the Economics Lecture Theatre. All are welcome.
Abstract

Department of History, Presidency University, Kolkata
cordially invites you to
Third Satadru Sen Memorial Lecture 2022
" Benoy Kumar Sarkar's Asian Odyssey "
By
Professor Sugata Bose
(Gardiner Professor of Oceanic History and Affairs, Harvard University, Cambridge MA, USA)
on
Monday, 22 August 2022
at
04:00 pm (IST) Poster

School of Astrophysics Colloquium
Speaker: Prof. Sunanda Banerjee, IACS.
Title: Fifty Years of Experimental High Energy Physics
Time: 3-4 PM, August 3rd 2022, P C Mahalanobis Auditorium

Title: Unraveling Exotic Magnetic Phenomena in Two-Dimension
Speaker: Dr. Sukanya Ghosh

Materials Theory Division
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Uppsala University, Sweden
Abstract: The recent discovery of two-dimensional (2D) van-der-Waals (vdW) materials have developed increasing attention as they show new directions to explore magnetism in low-dimension with potential applications in spintronics. Materials belong to this class acquire exotic magnetic and spin related phenomena which can be controlled by the application of (small-scale) external perturbations. My talk will focus on the interesting properties and features, for example, magnetic, electronic, spin-orbit coupling, spin-texture, effect of electron correlation, etc., present in different types of 2D magnets ranging from insulator to metal.

The Department of Hindi, Presidency University is pleased to invite you to the Tagore Lecture Series (6th) on 29th July, 2022 Friday, at 1pm (IST). Eminent Hindi poet - Critic Prof. Sadanand Shahi will be delivering a lecture on "Begampur ke Kavi : Sant Raidas" at Rajendra Prasad Sabhagar, Department of Hindi.

The Economics Department, Presidency University will organize a seven-day faculty upgradation workshop on “Exploring space: An introduction to spatial statistics & econometrics” between 22 - 29 August 2022.

Details are given in the Brochure.
Brochure

Title: Entropy-induced organization: Lessons from bacterial chromosomes
Speaker: Prof. Apratim Chatterjee, IISER, Pune
Date & time: 25th July 2022 at 3.30pm(IST)
Venue: Department of Physics, PLT-2 (Amal Raychaudhuri Lecture Hall)

Monthly Colloquium, Institute of Health Sciences
Speaker:
Dr. Sourish Ghosh,
Senior Scientist, Infectious Disease & Immunology Division, CSIR- Indian Institute of Chemical Biology Division.
Title of talk:
“New Breeding Grounds Revealed for Stomach Viruses: Think Before you Kiss…“
Date and Time:
22nd July, 2022 at 4:00 PM (IST)
Venue:
Room No. 502, 5th Floor, Tower 1, Institute of Health Sciences, Presidency University- 2nd Campus (Newtown) Kolkata.

Astrophysics Colloquium
Speaker: Dr. Shashwata Ganguly, University of Cologne
Title: Morphology, fragmentation, and dynamic balance: an investigation into early stages of structure formation in molecular clouds
Time: 3-4 PM, July 20th 2022, P C Mahalanobis Auditorium
YouTube Link

Department of Life Sciences, Presidency University, Kolkata, India is pleased to invite you and your research group to attend and submit research abstracts at the
International Conference (online) titled 'Biomolecules to Biome'
to be held on 24th - 25th August 2022.
The following speakers will be delivering keynote lecture at the conference:
Prof. Asim Kanti Duttaroy, Department of Medicine, University of Oslo, Norway and
Prof. Alain Nepveu, Department of Oncology, Biochemistry and Medicine, McGill University, Canada.
Please visit our website https://sites.google.com/view/presidency-conference/home for further information.

Physics Colloquium
Speaker: Prof. Sayan Kar, IIT Kharagpur
Title: Physics with springs and pendula
Date and time: 22nd June, 2022 at 3.45pm(IST)

Physics Colloquium
Speaker: Professor Diptiman Sen, IISc, Bangalore
Title: Nobel Prize in Physics 2016 -- Flatland and Topology
Date & time: 15th June, 2022 at 4.15pm(IST)
Venue: PLT-1 (Meghnad Saha Auditorium), Department of Physics, PU

Margaret A McLaren will deliver a talk
on
Gender & Globalization
organized by Department of Philosophy
on 15.06.2022

Poster

Webinar on Career Opportunities in Biotechnology, Institute of Health Sciences, Presidency University
Speaker: Ms. Rimly Roy, Mentor and Consultant, Frame Learning
Title of talk: “Global Opportunities On PhD Abroad “
Date and Time: 10th June, 2022 from 4:00- 5:00 PM (IST)
Registration link: Click Here
Last date of registration: 9th June, 2022.

Marine Ecology Laboratory Department of Life Sciences Presidency University, Kolkata
in association with Aquaphile
on the occasion of
World Ocean Day
presents
AQUAMANIA'22
on 8th June 2022
Brochure

The Department of English
invites you to a talk on
“Made in America”:
Donald J. Trump and the Fantasylands of the Superhero Renaissance

for the Talk of the Month May 2022
by
Terence McSweeney
Senior Lecturer
Solent University Southampton
May 24, 2022
Tuesday, 5.30 pm IST
Google Meet link: meet.google.com/vcg-ecsp-feb
About the Talk:
The superhero has been an indelible part of American cultural identity since the iconic figures of Superman (June 1938) and Captain America (March 1941) battled America’s ideological enemies abroad during World War Two (1939-1945) offering a projection of how America saw itself on the global stage in comics as they have now done for the last twenty years on the cinema screens in the most financially successful and culturally impactful genre of the modern era.
From their early years, referred to as the Golden Age by comics scholars (1938-56), a period during which both Donald Trump (1946) and Joe Biden (1942) were born, through the Silver Age (1956-70), into the Bronze Age (1970-84), and the Modern Age (1984-), they provide us with the most powerful and enduring encapsulations of American Exceptionalism, a concept Robert Patman described as the “pervasive faith in the uniqueness, immutability and superiority of the country’s founding liberal principles, and also with the conviction that the USA has a special destiny among nations”. Into the new millennium, when this idea remains just as pervasive for many Americans although held up to greater scrutiny than ever before at home and abroad, the superhero underwent a cultural resurgence as these synecdochal avatars of American identity re-emerged at a time of crisis in the American experiment. In this talk Terence McSweeney explores the dimensions of the superhero film, debates their cultural relevance, impact and interrogates their connections to complicated notions of national identity in the twenty-first century.
About the Speaker:
Dr Terence McSweeney is a senior lecturer in Film and Television studies at Solent University. He is widely recognised as one of the leading writers on contemporary American cinema. He has held research posts at the University of Oxford, Queen Mary University of London, the Institute of Advanced Studies at UCL, and the London School of Economics. He is the author of The War on Terror and American Film: ‘9/11 Frames per Second’ (Edinburgh University Press, 2014), Avengers Assemble! Critical Perspectives on the Marvel Cinematic Universe (Wallflower Press, 2018), The Hurt Locker (Auteur Press, 2019) and The Contemporary Superhero Film (Short Cuts) (Wallflower Press, 2020). He is the editor of American Cinema in the Shadow of 9/11 (Edinburgh University Press, 2016), co-editor of Millennial Cinema: Memory in Global Film (Wallflower Press, 2012) and co-editor of Through the Black Mirror: Deconstructing the Side Effects of the Digital Age (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019) with Dr Stuart Joy, which features contributions from renowned scholars such as Henry Jenkins, Sean Redmond, Steffen Hantke, M. Keith Booker and many others. Terence’s newest book, Black Panther: Interrogating a Cultural Phenomenon (2021), is the first in a new series he is the co-founder of at Mississippi University Press (alongside Dr Stuart Joy) called Reframing Hollywood. Terence is a Senior Fellow of the HEA. In 2018 he won a Solent University STAR Teaching Award in the category of 'Excellent Feedback', and in 2019 was shortlisted for the Solent Excellence in Teaching Award. In 2018 he was the recipient of the 2019 Everett Helm Fellowship Prize at the Lilly Library, Indiana University. He has been invited to speak at a range of locations including the BFI (British Film Institute), the British Library and UCL. In 2019 Terence completed his first film, the 30-minute long documentary Blowback: The 9/11 Wars in Global Film (co-directed with former Solent student George Lee), a companion piece to Terence’s book of the same name, which won the Best Documentary Short Film at the Belfast Respect Human Rights Film Festival.

Physics colloquium on 1st June, 2022
Speaker: Prof. Amit Dutta, IIT Kanpur
Title: Quantum Phase transitions: equilibrium and non-equilibrium

ICCMSP 2022 Video Playlist
YouTube Link

Department of History, Presidency University, Kolkata
cordially invites you to attend a Special Lecture on
"Taj Mahal or Tejo Mahalaya?"
By
Prof. Syed Ali Nadeem Rezavi
Professor Medieval Indian History, Centre of Advanced Study, Department of History, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
on
Saturday, 14 May 2022
03:00 pm (IST)
Venue: A K Basak Auditorium, PU, Kolkata
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Department of Chemistry, Presidency University is going to organise "25th CHEMIQUIZ & Seminars"
on May 12-13, 2022.
The entire programme will be held in P. C. Mahalonobis Auditorium.
On May 12, 2022, three lectures will be delivered by Professor Ranjit Biswas, S.N.Bose National Centre for Basic Science, Professor Dilip Maity, University of Calcutta and Dr. Partha Mahata, Jadavpur University.
On 13th May, 2022, All Bengal Intercollege Chemiquiz will be held.

PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM
Speaker: Professor G. Baskaran, IMSc. Chennai
Title: Emergence in Quantum Materials
Date & time: 11th May 2022 at 3.45pm(IST)

A webinar on AN INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICAL META-ANALYSIS WITH AN APPLICATION to be organized by the Department of Statistics on 10th May 2022 (Tuesday) at 7:30 p.m.IST.
The speaker is Professor Bimal Sinha, University of Maryland, Baltimore County. (UMBC), United States of America.
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Celebration of Earth Day 2022 by “PRAGATI”- Public Outreach Cell of Institute of Health Sciences
Speaker: Dr. Arindam Roy, Scientist- Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
Mr. Saptarshi Baishya, IT consultant and Entrepreneur
Title of talk: “Climate change from a perspective of an implementation practitioner”
Date and Time: 22 nd April, 2022 at 4:00- 5:00 PM (IST)
Registration Link: https://forms.gle/bm11K2zSsyhfuJMQ6

The Economics Department, Presidency University is organising a webinar by Dr Manan Roy, Assistant Professor in Health Care Management at Appalachian State University on 18 May 2022 (Wednesday) at 7 PM IST. Her topic is "Partial identification and causal effect in the presence of endogeneity and measurement error".
The talk will be held over Google Meet. Please register using the link given below to receive the meet link:
https://forms.gle/S1MRx1JbDLjjV6MTA

Physics Colloquium
Speaker: Prof. Pragya Shukla, IIT Kharagpur
Title: Quantum entanglement growth in many body system: Role of system dependent random matrices
Date & time: 27th April, 2022 at 3.45pm(IST)

The Department of English invites you to a virtual talk on "The Curse, the Crisis and the Control: Amitav Ghosh’s Narration of the ‘New World’" for the Talk of the Month, April 2022, to be delivered by Dr Sajalkumar Bhattacharya, Professor of English, Kazi Nazrul University on Thursday 28th April 2022 from 5 pm to 6:30 pm IST.
Google Meet link:
meet.google.com/ghx-zckz-wsk
ALL ARE WELCOME!
About the Talk:
While the world is limping back to normalcy after the Covid-19 pandemic, the message on the board is unambiguously clear – that we shall have to learn to live with Covid and for that matter, many other forms of biological and ecological crises. Yet, a disaster, after it actually happens, is not the only crisis, but human failure to imagine it beforehand is an even more threatening one. Present climate crisis has assumed unimaginable proportions worldwide, largely due to this failure to imagine it. Issues at hand: how to control this crisis, who will control this crisis and importantly, do we, as members of Literature departments, have any role to play in this. My talk will aim at following Amitav Ghosh’s arguments in this regard in his recent creations (fiction and no-fiction) so as to decide our plan of action to make ourselves actively relevant in eco-activism.
About the Speaker:
Sajalkumar Bhattacharya is Professor, Department of English, Kazi Nazrul University, Asansol, West Bengal, India. He wrote his PhD thesis on ‘Family-Nation Interface in Indian English Fiction with Special Reference to Select Novels of Salman Rushdie and Amitav Ghosh.’ He was awarded a UGC Fellowship for the research. He is a recipient of the prestigious Charles Wallace Fellowship. His areas of interest include Nineteenth Century British Literature, Indian and other New Literatures in English, Bangla Literature, Ecoterrorism and Biopolitics. He has authored In Search of Some Blessed Hope – A Critical Inquiry into Hardy’s Meliorism, and has co-edited Indian Fiction in English: Mapping the Contemporary Literary Landscape, The Diasporic Dilemma: Exile, Alienation and Belonging and Contemporary Indian English Poetry and Drama: Changing Canons and Responses. He has chaired sessions, presented and published papers extensively both at national and international levels.
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Can Conditional Cash Transfer Defer Child Marriage?
Impact of Kanyashree Prakalpa in West Bengal, India
Subhasish Dey, University of Warwick
Tanisha Ghosal, Indian School of Business
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DLS colloquium talk that will be held on 13th April 2022 (Speaker: Prof. Pubali Dhar)

Economics Department is going to organize a lecture series by Dr. Gautam Bose, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. The first lecture in this series is going to be held on 23rd April, 2022 from 10 am onwards. The title of the lecture is 'Coordination failure and economic development'.

Speaker: Prof. Prabal K Maiti, IISc, Bangalore
Title of the talk: Multiscale modelling of complex systems
Date & time: 6th April, 2022 at 3.45pm(IST)
Venue: Department of Physics, Presidency University

Department of English
Presidency University, Kolkata
Presents
A Two-Day Online International Conference
7th and 8th June 2022 (Google Meet)
On
Theorising Anticasteism
Convenor: Dr Mahitosh Mandal, Head, Department of English
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Registration Link

Industry-Academia Webinar Series, Institute of Health Sciences, Presidency University
Speaker: Mr. Rishi Kant, Head, PASS & Pres Sales, LM (Life Sciences), Carl Zeiss India
Title of talk: “Discover the diversity of Life, at different scales, using different SR techniques – with Zeiss Elyra 7 SIM2 “
Date and Time: 1st April, 2022 from 4:00- 5:00 PM (IST)
Registration link: https://forms.gle/r3qMGdNncdTTnAa47
Last date of registration: 31st March, 2022.

We cordially invite everyone to the Webinar Tagore Lecture Series on 16th March, 2022 Wednesday, at 4.45 pm (IST), organized by the Department of Hindi, Presidency University. Speakers: Eminent Hindi poet Neelesh Raghuwanshi. Looking forward to your participation

Monthly Colloquium, Institute of Health Sciences
Speaker: Dr. Baskar Bakthavachalu, Assistant Professor, School of Basic Sciences, IIT Mandi
Title of talk: “Drosophila as a model to study human neurodegenerative disease mechanisms“
Date and Time: 11th March, 2022 at 4:00 PM (IST)
Registration link: https://forms.gle/vvan9SWf7cbnW8Ey8
Last date of registration: 10th March, 2022.

The Department of Economics, Presidency University, along with Oikos, the Economic Society of the department, is going to organise a Paper Presentation Competition, one of the most prestigious events for the Undergraduate Economics majors, on 26th March 2022.
Register at https://forms.gle/MaG2TVXf1WexSrza6
It is mandatory to register before submitting your entry.
The deadline for the submission of papers is 12 March 2022.
Topic: Any issue in economics
Abstract:300 words maximum
Word limit: 6000 words (including abstract)

Papers are to be sent in a word file titled "Team Name_Paper title” with the following details on the first page: topic, team name, and contact details of all team members. Entries are to be sent to oikos3300@gmail.com.
The top 6 papers will be shortlisted and the results for the first round will be declared by 19 March 2022.
For any query contact:
Aishi Dutta-8240204690
Shreya Saha - 8334021611
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The Department of Economics, Presidency University, along with Oikos, the Economic Society of the department is going to organise an *INTRA-DEPARTMENTAL ESSAY WRITING COMPETITION* on 15 March 2022.
The link for registration
Please see the attached poster for the details of the programme.
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We cordially invite everyone to the Webinar commemorating the 160th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda to be held on 2nd March, 2022 Wednesday, at 07:30 pm (IST), organized by Presidency University.
A poster of the event is attached herewith for notification.
Speakers:
Swami Sarvapriyananda, Minister, Vedanta Society of New York, USA.
Swami Ishadhyanananda, Assistant Minister, Vedanta Society of Sacramento, California, USA.

We cordially invite you to the seminar.
We look forward to your participation.
Date and Time: Wednesday, 2nd March, 2022, at 7:30 pm.
Platform: Zoom.
Link

The Department of English, Presidency University, Kolkata
invites you to a talk on
We Are Not the Citizens
(A Performative Reading and Lecture)
for the Talk of the Month, February 2022 by
Dr Meena Kandasamy
Author, Translator, Activist, Academic
on
February 9, 2022
Wednesday, 6 pm to 8 pm IST

Please register here to attend the talk: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeNdXHwXNkf05Kf8OOAoVzHTVOsNXDXoojXS5Ckutuu6ocO0g/viewform
Please find the poster attached.
About the Talk:
It is inconceivable to separate Meena Kandasamy’s poetry from its politics. Ms Militancy enjoys cult status among young feminists and anti-caste activists, even as Hindu right-wing organisations have burnt her books publicly and called for a ban on her works being taught and included in the university syllabi. She faces threats for her political writing, and yet, has never backed away from the poet’s role of being society’s conscience. It is against this extreme backdrop that We Are Not the Citizens came into being. We Are Not the Citizens is a bilingual (English and Tamil) performance of Kandasamy’s poems written during the last ten years. In these poems, previously performed on protest sites and at literary festivals, she deals with a panoramic range of issues: caste atrocities, the stifling of dissent through incarceration, the question of citizenship, rape culture, and the state’s abdication of its duty during the pandemic.
About the Speaker:
Described by the Independent as a “one-woman, agit-prop literary-political movement,” Meena Kandasamy is a poet, writer, translator, activist and academic based in South India. Her extensive corpus includes two poetry collections, Touch (2006) and Ms Militancy (2010), as well as three novels, The Gypsy Goddess (2014), When I Hit You (2017) and Exquisite Cadavers (2019). Her latest work is a collection of essays, The Orders Were to Rape You: Tamil Tigresses in the Eelam Struggle (2021).

Youtube Link DAE CV Raman Lecture

Physics colloquium on 12th January, 2022 at 4.00pm(IST),
Speaker: Prof. A. Buchleitner, University of Freiburg, Germany
Title: Inference of interference

National Space Science Symposium 2022

Physics Colloquium, Speaker: Prof. Somendra M Bhattacharjee, Ashoka University, Title: Entropy and Computation, Date & Time: 5th January, 2022 at 4.00pm(IST)

Monthly Colloquium, School of Biotechnology
Speaker: Dr. Agneyo Ganguly, Assistant Professor, Department Of Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology- Kharagpur
Title of talk: “Unravelling the Molecular Mechanism of DNA Strand Annealing by Human RECQ1 Helicase“
Date and Time: 22nd Dec, 2021 at 4:30 PM (IST)
Joining link: meet.google.com/vmo-hikp-xzo

Department of History, Presidency University, Kolkata
cordially invites you to
Dr. Subodh Kumar Mukhopadhyay Memorial Lecture 2021
"Indian 'Rennaissance' and Its Muslim Segement: Sir Syed's Project of Modern Education"
By
Professor Mohammad Sajjad

Professor of Modern and Contemporary Indian History,
Centre of Advanced Study, Department of History
Aligarh Muslim University (India)
on
Wednesday, 29 December 2021
at
4:00 pm IST
Please click here to join.
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The Department of English invites you to a talk on
“…the whirr of the whins”:
Reading Finnegans Wake with Joyce’s Notebooks

for the
Talk of the Month December 2021
by
Dipanjan Maitra
PhD Researcher in English
State University of New York at Buffalo
on
December 23, 2021
Thursday, 6 pm IST
Google Meet link: meet.google.com/mre-xcnc-vgv
About the Talk:
In their celebrated Wake primer Danis Rose and John O’Hanlon declare early that “If literature is to continue to partake in the intellectual adventure, if it is to remain relevant, then the secrets of the Wake’s construction must be sought out and its lessons learned.” While the idea of producing a “simpler” Finnegans Wake can be, what Finn Fordham has called “commonsensical reductive,” the study of the Wake’s seventeen-year long “construction” process is productive in getting an introduction to the admittedly obscure world of Finnegans Wake. This paper will look at several techniques Joyce employed in gathering notes for the Wake. Starting with what are often seen as Joyce’s first notes for the Wake, the paper will primarily focus on Joyce’s Finnegans Wake notebooks at Buffalo and showcase several aspects of his authorship. Firstly, it will cite several examples of Joyce’s “exogenetic” attempts at collecting notes from external sources both by himself and with the help of others in his circle such as his amanuensis Madame Raphaël. Second, it will go beyond Joyce’s immediate “strong ties” with his circle to relatively diffuse, wider, print networks of private press-cutting agencies in providing raw material for the Wake. Thus finally, the paper will situate the composition of Finnegans Wake within larger networks of print and influence. These techniques, the paper will contend, were ways in which Joyce systematically decontextualized his source-texts from the Wake and produced effects of defamiliarization that often alienate first time readers from the Wake. The talk will also highlight how newer online digital repositories, such as the James Joyce Digital Archive can help students appreciate Joyce’s compositional techniques.
About the Speaker:
Dipanjan Maitra is a PhD Candidate in English at State University of New York at Buffalo. His dissertation, currently entitled “Built With Glue and Clippings: Modernist Collaboration and the Press-Cutting Bureau” explores connections between press-cutting agencies and literary modernism. His research articles have appeared in Modernism/modernity Print Plus, James Joyce Quarterly, Genetic Joyce Studies and other peer-reviewed journals.

Physics Colloquium
Speaker: Prof. Ananda Dasgupta, IISER Kolkata
Title: Can you add a scalar to a vector ?

Date & time: 22nd December, 2021 at 4.00pm(IST)

Physics Colloquium
Speaker: Prof Asim K Ghosh
Title:Topological phases in one dimension: SSH, Kitaev and spin chains

Date & time: 15th December, 2021 at 4.00pm(IST)

Economics Department, Presidency University, is organizing the Dipak Banerjee Memorial Lecture 2021 on 22nd December 2021.
Please complete your registration by 20 December 2021 using https://bit.ly/3Dqs9qK
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The Department of History cordially invites you to 6th lecture under its Distinguished Lecture Series, scheduled to be held Online on Friday, 10 December 2021, at 4 pm (IST).
Speaker: Prof. Irfan Habib, Professor Emeritus, Centre of Advanced Study, Department of History, Aligarh Muslim University.
Topic: “Indian Caste System: A Short History”
Join with Google Meet: https://meet.google.com/kks-sgtu-ivm
All are welcome.
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Physics Colloquium
Speaker: Prof. Dibyendu Nandi, IISER, Kolkata
Date & time: 1st December, 2021 at 4.00pm(IST)
Title:Space Weather: The Science of the Sun-Earth System

The Geological Institute, Department of Geology, Presidency University cordially invites you to the online lecture on ‘Determination of the Carbon Source-Sink Characteristics of the Forest Ecosystem’. Speaker: Dr. Supriyo Chakraborty, Senior Scientist and Head of Mass Spectrometry Group and MetFlux India Project, IITM, Pune.
Date and time: 27.11.2021, 17:00 IST Platform: Google Meet (Live YouTube streaming from the Institute YouTube Channel will be there).
For registration and any other details, connect with The Geological Institute on Facebook,Instagram,LinkedIn.

Physics Colloquium
Speaker: Prof. Debadesh Bandyopadhyay, SINP, Kolkata
Title:Unlocking mysteries of Supernovae and Neutron Stars

Date & time: 24th November, 2021 at 4.00pm (IST)

Two-day National Webinar on “Considerations Towards A Theory of Social Change” on 9th and 10th December 2021
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The Department of History cordially invites you to the 2021 Kuruvila Zachariah Memorial Lecture, scheduled to be held Online on 23 November 2021, at 4 pm (IST).
Speaker: Prof. Asok K. Das, Former Director, Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum, Jaipur.
Topic: “Mahabharata, The Hindu Great Epic Translated in Persian as Razmnama, and Illustrated for a Muslim King, Emperor Akbar”
Join with Google Meet: http://meet.google.com/exv-jwhu-twu

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Physics Colloquium
Speaker: Dr. Nikolaos G Fytas, Coventry University, UK
Title: Scaling, Universality, and Supersymmetry in the Random-Field Ising Model
Date & time: 17th November, 2021 at 4.00pm(IST)

International Webinar on Host-Microbe Interactions: Present and Future Perspectives 2.0
Dec 1-2, 2021
School of Biotechnology, Presidency University, Kolkata
DAY 1: December 1 (10 AM Onwards)
DAY 2: December 2 (11 AM Onwards)
Link for Registration as participants: https://forms.gle/eAbEi4Qsoq5ciTyH9
Last date of registration : 27th November, 2021
Link for Abstract Submission for selection of short talks: https://forms.gle/313tBWJU36R72ZL39
Last date of submission: 23rd November, 2021
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Monthly Colloquium, School of Biotechnology
Speaker: Dr. Dipyaman Ganguly, Principle Scientist, IICB-Translational Research Unit of Excellence
IICB-TRUE Kolkata. Title of talk: “Galilean levers on the cell membrane: Piezo channels and their functions in human immune cells“
Date and Time: 24 th Nov, 2021 at 4:00 PM (IST)
Registration Link Last date of registration: 20th November, 2021.

Weekly Physics Colloquium
Speaker: Prof. Rudolf A. Roemer, Warwick University, UK
Title: Dynamical signatures of localization via quantum quenches

Date & time: 10th November, 2021 at 4.00pm(IST)

The Department of History cordially invites you to the 2021 Web Lecture Series-5, scheduled to be held Online on 13 November 2021, at 4 pm (IST).
Speaker: Prof. Amit Dey, Asutosh Professor of Medieval and Modern Indian History, Dept of History, Calcutta University.
Topic: "Traversing The Countryside Through The Prophet-Oriented Folk Songs of Colonial Bengal"
Join with Google Meet: http://meet.google.com/grm-wrdw-ijw
All are welcome.

Weekly Physics Colloquium
Speaker: Dr. Ramkrishna Das, SNBNCBS, Kolkata
Title: Recurrent Novae

Date & time: 3rd November, 2021 at 4.00pm(IST)

Weakly colloquium in Physics
Title: Electron in periodic potential: Experimental study by video tracking of an analogous system.
Speaker: Dr. Syed Minhaz Hossain,
IIEST, Shibur, Howrah
Date & Time: 27th October, 2021 at 4.00pm(IST)

Department of History, Presidency University, Kolkata
cordially invites you to
Satadru Sen Memorial Lecture 2021
"Decolonising Maritime Heritage in Monsoon Asia"
By
Professor Himanshu Prabha Ray
Research Fellow, Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, UK
on
Wednesday, 27 October 2021
at
10:00 am IST
Please click here to join.
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Physics Weekly Colloquium
Title: Directions in active matter
Speaker: Prof. Sriram Ramaswamy, IISc, Bangalore
Date & time: 6th October 2021 at 4.00pm(IST)

The Economics Department is going to organize a series of four lectures in honour of Prof. Nirmal Kanti Majumdar, focusing on Macroeconomics and Finance. The department has invited four distinguished speakers from the UK, USA and Hong Kong to deliver these lectures online. For details please see the brochure of the programme.
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Department of Political Science, Presidency University, Kolkata is organizing an online Symposium on Research Methods in Social Sciences: Sharing Experiences from the Fields on October 4 & 5, 2021 (Monday & Tuesday).
The poster, the programme schedule with Google Meet links and the concept note are attached herewith.
All are cordially invited!
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Symposium Schedule and Links
Concept Note Symposium on Research Methods

Webinar: Department of Physics
Study of orbital selective electron dynamics using time-resolved angle resolved photoemission spectroscopy
Kalobaran Maiti
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Homi Bhabha Road, Colaba, Mumbai 400005, India
Date: Monday, 4th October 2021, Time: 4:30 pm

Physics Weekly Colloquium, Department of Physics, PU
Title: Living Glass: Active Matter at High Densities
Speaker: Prof. Chandan Dasgupta
, IISc & ICTS, Bangalore
Date & Time: 29th September, 2021 at 4.00pm(IST)

Mausumi Das, Professor, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi will give a lecture on " Culture and Market : A MacroeconomicTale of Two Institutions " at the Economics Department, Presidency University.
The lecture is scheduled at 5.30 PM on 30 September 2021.
Abstract: In this paper we model endogenous evolution of cultural traits which is mediated through the market, and examine its impact on long run economic growth. Historically culture has played an important role in the process of economic development. Yet, economic development itself impacts upon the pre-existing cultural values and beliefs. We interact culture with the market and show that such interaction may generate multiple growth trajectories depending on the initial distribution of cultural traits in the economy. In particular, an economy may end up in a culture-induced low growth trap in the long run. We also show that over time, with economic development, culture takes a back seat but its initial influence continues to impact long run outcomes.
Please register before 5.00 PM on 29/9/2021.The link is:shorturl.at/ctFVZ

98th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE GEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE, PRESIDENCY UNIVERSITY, KOLKATA
On behalf of the Geological Institute, we take the pleasure of inviting you to the 98th Annual General Meeting of the Geological Institute, Presidency University, Kolkata, to be held on 24th September (Friday) 2021 from 3:00 pm IST.
It will also be an absolute privilege for us to be announcing the release of the 61st edition of 'Bhuvidya' on the same day.
On this occasion, our honourable speaker, Dr. Somak Raychaudhury, Director, Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, will be delivering a talk on the topic, 'The Future of the Universe'.
The event will be held over the Microsoft Teams (MS Teams) platform. The entire session will also be live-streamed on YouTube.
Your presence in this event will be highly valuable to us.

Colloquium at the Department of Physics, PU
Title: All electric field controlled spin-wave devices: An alternative of electronics
Speaker: Dr. Bivas Rana, University of Poznan, Poland

Date & Time: 22nd September, 2021 at 4.00pm(IST)

The Department of History cordially invites you to the 2021 Distinguished Lecture Series-5, scheduled to be held Online on 24 September 2021, at 4 pm (IST).
Speaker: Prof. Aditya Mukherjee, Professor of Contemporary History (Retd.), Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
Topic: "Challenges to the Social Sciences Today"
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The Department of English
invites you to a talk on
“Aurat Zaat: The Quintessential Woman in Manto’s Playful Writings”
for the
Talk of the Month September 2021
by
Saba Mahmood Bashir
Assistant Professor
Department of English
Jamia Millia Islamia
on
September 17, 2021
Friday, 6 pm IST
Google Meet link:
About the Talk:
Saadat Hasan Manto (1912 - 1955) is largely known for his Partition stories which were brutally gut wrenching and honest. One cannot deny the fact that his reach, largely to non-Urdu readers, is through the translation of a few stories like ‘Toba Tek Singh’, ‘Boo’, ‘Thanda Gosht’ and ‘Khol Do’. These are repeatedly translated, and even quoted in academic writings. However, it is to be noted that Manto wrote around 250 stories, and many of which are playful, and even humourous in nature. Apart from short stories, he also wrote sketches, radio plays, micro fiction, innumerable articles and even a novel. His oeuvre encompasses a very wide range of colourful characters, especially women. In this lecture, I would like to draw attention to Manto’s humourous stories where the woman is bold and vivacious, taking examples from his book, Shikari Auratien, translated as Women of Prey. The lecture would be largely divided in 2 – the first part focusing on translation and the issues that one would face while translating Manto and the second, specifically on the stories from this collection, reading out portions which give an insight into this, largely unexplored, writings of Manto.
About the Speaker:
Saba is a poet, author and a translator. Her first book was a collection of poems, Memory Past (Writers’ Workshop, 2006). Her PhD (IIT, Delhi) was published by HarperCollins as I Swallowed the Moon: The Poetry of Gulzar (2013). She has also translated Gulzar’s screenplays of Premchand’s Godaan and Nirmala and Other Stories (Roli Books, 2016) along with pieces of fiction by Premchand and Manto. Her recent books are Gulzar’s Aandhi: Insights Into the Film (HarperCollins, 2019) and Women of Prey (Speaking Tiger, 2019) a translation of Manto’s Shikari Auratien. Saba is an Assistant Professor at Jamia Millia Islamia and can be contacted at sbashir@jmi.ac.in.

Title: Spin Hall effect and the Challenge of measuring a voltage that does not exist
Speaker: Dr. Partha Mitra, IISER, Kolkata
Date & Time: 15th September 2021 at 4.00PM(IST)

The Department of Economics, Presidency University, Kolkata and the Presidency University Young Entrepreneurs Society present a one-day online entrepreneurship summit on 1st October 2021.
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Geological Institute, Department of Geology, Presidency University, Kolkata, requests the pleasure of your presence at the 45th Professor S. Ray Memorial Lecture, to be held on 6th September 2021 at 03:30 pm (IST) on the Microsoft Teams platform. On the occasion, Prof. Sumit Chakraborty of Institute für Geologie, Mineralogie und Geophysik, Ruhr Universität Bochum, Germany, will deliver a lecture on "The Timescales of Geological Processes in the Earth: Continuous or Stop and Go?"

Speaker: Prof. Maitrayee Saha Sarkar, Retired Professor, SINP
Title: Excitement and Challenges in Nuclear Physics

Date & Time: 1st September, 2021 at 4.00PM(IST)
Abstract:Investigating the properties of atomic nuclei both experimentally and theoretically is essential for a complete knowledge of nuclear forces and interaction. However, it is indispensable for understanding the history of element formation and properties of stars in Astrophysics. Nuclear Physics is also relevant for present and future energy generation. It has various critical applications in medical diagnosis, medication, therapy, and with defense and security. After a brief introduction, I shall discuss the importance of studies in Nuclear Astrophysics. I shall elaborate on the results from the related experimental and theoretical efforts of our group.

The Department of English
invites you to a talk on
“Reading The French Lieutenant’s Woman”
for the
Talk of the Month August 2021
by
Professor Nandini Saha
Jadavpur University
on
August 31, 2021
Tuesday, 6 pm IST

Speaker: Dr. Ankur Sensharma, Gour Banga University, West Bengal
Title of the talk: PERCOLATION IN DISTORTED LATTICES
Date & Time: 25th August, 2021 at 4.00PM((IST)
Abstract:
Percolation is probably the simplest statistical model with non-trivial critical behavior. In this lecture, I will start with the basics of percolation followed by a simple and realistic model developed by us. This model incorporates the lattice distortions (irregularities) which is inevitably present in almost every natural system. My plan is to illustrate our results and to indicate their direct link to some natural phenomena in very simple terms aiming mostly at the students of the department.

This is to inform you that the Economics Department, Presidency University is restarting the webinar series.
Dr Sanchari Roy (King's College London) will speak on The gendered crisis: Livelihoods and mental well-being in India during COVID-19 on 20 August (Friday) at 5.00 PM IST
Kaustav Das (University of Leicester) will speak on Exogenous Shock and Electoral Outcomes: Re-examining the Rational Voter Hypothesis on 24 August (Tuesday) at 5.00 PM IST
Registration is free but compulsory. For more details, as well as information on upcoming events, please see our website: Department website: Seminar page. The registration link is given in the website.
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Industry- Academia Webinar series, School of Biotechnology
Speaker: Dr. Rupam Sahoo, Senior Scientist, LakePharma, Inc., USA
Title: "Navigating the path from Academia to Industry”
Date & Time: 14th June, 2021; From 4-30 – 5-30 pm (IST)

Date & Time: 28th June, 2021; 8 am – 9 am (IST)

The Department of English invites you to a talk on
“Vidyasagar on Polygamy:
Getting people to notice what they cannot see.”

for the
Talk of the Month June 2021
by
Professor Brian A. Hatcher
Tufts University
on June 28, 2021, Monday, 7 pm IST
Google Meet link: meet.google.com/qfw-rpwc-vry
About the Talk:
Based on a close reading of Ishvarchandra Vidyasagar’s Bahuvivaha in light of my earlier argument about his recourse to an “ethic of recognition,” this lecture raises further insights into the tools Vidyasagar employed to fire the conscience of his fellow Bengalis around the issue of Kulin polygamy. The lecture calls special attention to Vidyasagar’s use of empirical evidence and situates this attempt in the context of late-colonial developments around sociological reflection.
About the Speaker:
Brian A. Hatcher is Professor and Packard Chair of Theology in the Department of Religion at Tufts University, Medford, USA. He earned his Ph.D. in the Comparative Study of Religion from Harvard University in 1992. An expert on Ishvarchandra Vidyasagar, colonial Bengal, and modern Hinduism, he is the author of several monographs, including Idioms of Improvement: Vidyasagar and Cultural Encounter in Bengal (reissued by Primus, 2020), Bourgeois Hinduism, or the Faith of the Modern Vedantists: Rare Discourses from Early Colonial Bengal (Oxford, 2008), Vidyasagar: The Life and After-life of an Eminent Indian (Routledge, 2013), and Hinduism Before Reform (Harvard, 2020). He has also translated Vidyasagar’s Hindu Widow Marriage (Columbia, 2011) and is the editor of Hinduism in the Modern World (2016).
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Industry- Academia Webinar series, School of Biotechnology
Speaker: Dr. Viswanadham Duppatla
AVP and Head - Life Science Incubation, IKP Knowledge Park, Hyderabad
Title: "Funding Opportunities For Life Sciences Students”
Date & Time: 14th June, 2021; From 4-30 – 5-30 pm (IST)
Registration link - https://forms.gle/Bz2wuEoo3wFF73bt9
Only the first twenty external registrations will be accepted. A Google meet link will be shared with selected participants on 14th of June, 2021

Industry- Academia Webinar series, School of Biotechnology
Speaker:  Dr. K. N Ganesh, Application Manager- Olympus India
Title: "High Resolution and High Speed 3 Dimensional Microscopy
Imaging and Quantitative Image Analysis using Artificial Intelligence (AI)”

Date & Time: 12th June, 2021; From 5 - 6 pm (IST)
Registration link -  https://forms.gle/4VWDHkXRV3SCunPV9
Only the first twenty external registrations will be accepted. A Google meet
link will be shared with selected participants on 12th of June, 2021

Celebration of World Environment Day by “PRAGATI”- Public Outreach Cell of School of Biotechnology
Speaker: Dr. Sumit Mandal, Assistant Professor, Department of Life Science, Presidency University
Title of talk: “Marine Ecosystem in Anthropocene: Present state of knowledge and future challenges”
Date and Time: 5th June, 2021 at 4:00- 5:00 PM (IST)
Joining link: meet.google.com/uzs-riwb-she

Economics Department, Presidency University is organising a funded International Workshop on Advanced Research Methodologies for Social Science Research for Research Scholars and young faculty in June 2021. The workshop is funded by The International Growth Centre (IGC). The Workshop will be held online using Google Meet. Both theoretical and computing aspects (using Stata) will be covered in the lectures. Registration is compulsory. Brochure

The Department of History cordially invites you to the 2021 Web Lecture Series-3, scheduled to be held Online on 28th May 2021, at 4.30 pm (IST).
Speaker: Prof. Francesca Orsini, Professor Emerita of Hindi and South Asian Literature at SOAS, University of London.
Topic: "Beyond the Two Shores: Indian Magazines and World Literature between Decolonisation and the Cold War"
Friday, May 28 · 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Google Meet joining info
Video call link: Click Here
Brochure All Are welcome.

School of Biotechnology, Presidency University
Organizes a public lecture on ‘Research ethics’
Speaker: Prof. S C Lakhotia, FNA, FASc, FNASc
BHU Distinguished Professor (Lifelong) & SERB Distinguished Fellow, Banaras Hindu University
Date and Time: 26 th May, 2021 at 4:00- 5:00 PM (IST)
Registration link:Registration
Last date of registration: 6 pm, 24 th May, 2021.

Industry- Academia Webinar series, School of Biotechnology
Speaker: Dr. Anik Luke Dhanaraj, Senior CI Analyst (R&D facility), Bayer Crop Science, Bangalore
Title: "Advances in Agriculture and Crop improvement in Bayer: An overview”
Date: 13th May, 2021, Time: 5 PM to 7 PM (IST)
Registration link - https://forms.gle/uLWAZTtbsobyV8Gj6
Only the first ten external registrations will be accepted. A Google meet link will be shared with participants on 13th of May, 2021

The Department of History cordially invites you to the 2021 Web Lecture Series-2, scheduled
to be held Online on 19th March 2021, at 5.30 pm (IST).
Speaker: Prof. Francis Robinson, Professor of History of South Asia, Department of History, Royal Holloway, University of London.
Topic: "On How Since 1800 Islamic Societies have been built from below"

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The Department of English
presents a talk on
“Homo Homini Lupus: Metaphors of Violence and Survival
in Migration and Genocide”

for the
Talk of the Month April 2021
by
Professor Peter Arnds
Trinity College Dublin
on
April 26, 2021, Monday, 5 pm IST
Google Meet link

About the Talk:
This paper explores a range of metaphors in literature and political/media rhetoric in the context of genocide, migration, and the dehumanization of people in various biopolitical scenarios, colonial, in Nazi Germany, and contemporary settings. The speaker will draw on the work of Italian Holocaust survivor Primo Levi and his use of chemical metaphors in the context of survival and violence but also cover a range of animal metaphors in dehumanizing processes from the wolf via the cockroach to current images of vermin and the virus in racist media rhetoric. A key aspect of this discussion will be to show the links between a persistent racist political rhetoric and time-worn imagery and dehumanizing stereotypes in literary antecedents such as Bram Stoker's Dracula and Franz Kafka's Metamorphosis.

About the Speaker:
Professor Peter Arnds directs the Comparative Literature program and teaches German and Italian literature at Trinity College Dublin. He has held visiting positions in Kabul, Delhi, Adelaide and Salamanca, and is a member of the PEN Centre for German-Speaking Writers Abroad and of Academia Europaea. He has published widely in the fields of Comparative Literature, German and Italian Studies, Holocaust Studies, and the Environmental Humanities, including books on Wilhelm Raabe, Charles Dickens, Günter Grass, as well as his recent monographs Lycanthropy in German Literature (Palgrave Macmillan 2015), Translating Holocaust Literature (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2015), and Wolves at the Door: Migration, Dehumanization, Rewilding the World (Bloomsbury, 2021). Dr. Arnds has also translated Patrick Boltshauser’s novel Stromschnellen (Rapids, Dalkey Archive Press, 2014, nominated for the IMPAC, Dublin International Literary Award) and published a novel, Searching for Alice (Dalkey Archive Press, 2019). His current research examines the links between cultural production and species politics as well as the philosophy of walking in world literature.

Monthly Colloquium, School of Biotechnology
Speaker: Dr. Somdeb Bose Dasgupta, Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology, IIT- Kharagpur
Title of talk: “Mycobacterial pathogenesis: a tale of the opportune and beyond “

Date and Time: 24th April, 2021 at 4:00 PM (IST)
Registration link: https://forms.gle/FP214kxdvXk2CbuW6
Last date of registration: 22nd April, 2021.

Department of Physics Presents
The 3rd Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Memorial Lecture
THE INNER SPACE OF THE QUANTUM AND THE OUTER SPACE OF THE COSMOS
on April 17th 2021 5:30 PM (IST) (Online Platform)
Speaker: Prof. Edward W. (Rocky) Kolb
University of Chicago
Chair: Prof. Pijushpani Bhattacharjee, SINP,Kolkata
Poster Youtube Link

National Webinar on Statistical Physics
Organised by
Department of Physics, Presidency University, Kolkata
Speaker: Professor Deepak Dhar, Emeritus Professor, IISER, Pune
Title: Chase escape percolation
Date & time: 2 nd April, 2021 at 4.00PM(IST)
Chair: Prof. Subhrangshu Sekhar Manna, SNBNCBS, Kolkata
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Monthly Colloquium, School of Biotechnology
Speaker: Dr. Kutubuddin Ali Molla, Scientist, Crop Improvement Division,
National Rice Research Institute, Cuttack-Orissa
Title of talk: “CRISPR-CROPS: Coming In A Big Way “
Date and Time: 20th March, 2021 at 4:00 PM (IST)
Registration link: Click Here
Last date of registration: 18th March, 2021.

Economics Department, Presidency University is organising a Workshop on “Undertaking Literature Review” for Research Scholars in Social Sciences on 25th March 2021.
The resource person is Dr. Soumitra Sankar Datta, Senior Consultant Psychiatrist working in the Department of Palliative Care and Psycho-oncology of Tata Medical Centre.
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The Department of History cordially invites you to the 2021 Web Lecture Series-1, scheduled to be held Online on 4th March 2021, at 4.30 pm (IST).
Speaker: Prof. Ranabir Chakravarti, (Retired) Professor of Ancient History, Centre for Historical Studies, JNU.
Topic: "The Premodern Past of the Indian Ocean World Lit Up by Indic Inscriptions"
Joining info
Join with Google Meet:
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All Are welcome.

We cordially invite everyone to the Webinar commemorating 159th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda to be held on 20th February, 2021 Saturday, organized by Presidency University.
Speakers:
Swami Kripakarananda, Monk of Ramakrishna Order and Doctor, Ramakrishna Mission Home of Service, Varanasi;
Mr. Tarun Goswami, Resident Editor, Millennium Post.
We cordially invite you to the seminar.
We look forward to your participation.
Date and Time: Saturday, 20th February, 2021, at 4:00 pm.
Platform: Google Meet
Link: Click Here

International Webinar on Statistical Physics
Organized by
Department of Physics, Presidency University, Kolkata
Speaker: Prof. Robert M. Ziff, University of Michigan, USA
Title: Percolation on lattices of extended range and relation to the pandemic
Date & time: 19th February, 2021 at 10.00PM(IST)

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Department of Physics: Colloquium
Date: 17th February , 2021, Time: 4 pm
Joining Link:
https://meet.google.com/geb-frav-cgk
Speaker: Dr. Sujit Manna, IIT Delhi
Title: "Interfacial and Topological Superconductivity revealed by spin resolved scanning tunneling spectroscopy"

welcome you all to a colloquium on 10th February , 2021.
Details are as follows:
Speaker: Dr. Kanan Kumar Datta, Presidency University, Kolkata.
Title: "After the dark: the dawn of the universe and 21 cm signal"
Date & time: 10th February , 4 pm
Joining Link:
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Physics colloquium on 27th January , 2021.
Details are as follows:
Speaker: Prof. Rudrajyoti Palit ,Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai.
Title: "New Frontiers in Nuclear Structure"
Date & time: 27th January , 4 pm
Joining Link:
Google Meet

The Department of History cordially invites you to the 2021 Distinguished Lecture Series-4, scheduled to be held Online on 5th February 2021, at 4.30 pm (IST).
Speaker: Prof. Faisal Devji, Professor of Indian History, St. Antony's College, University of Oxford, UK.
Topic: "The Childhood of Politics"
Joining info
Join with Google Meet
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Poster
All Are welcome.

The Economics Department, Presidency University (erstwhile, Presidency College), Kolkata, is going to celebrate the 100th birthday of one of the past teachers of the department, Dr. Amita Dutta, by holding a webinar on 15th February 2021 at 6 pm on Google Meet.

Professor Abhirup Sarkar of Economic Research Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, will deliver a lecture on ‘On Understanding the Economic Consequences of the Farm Bills’ on this occasion. Professor Soumyen Sikdar of Indian Institute of Management Calctta will chair the session. All are welcome. Please find the google meet link as follows:
When Mon 15 Feb 2021 17:45 – 20:15 India Standard Time - Kolkata
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Colloquium Notice in Physics Department
Speaker: Prof. Basudeb Dasgupta , Department of Theoretical Physics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research.
Title: " The Unravelling of Flavor Coherence "
Date & time: 20th January , 4 pm

The Department of History cordially invites you to the 2021 Distinguished Lecture Series-3, scheduled to be held Online on 22 January 2021, at 4 pm.
Speaker: Prof. Kingshuk Chatterjee, Professor in History, University of Calcutta
Topic:
"How Blind was the Owl?
Sadeq Hedayat and the Travails of a Changing Society"

When Fri Jan 22, 2021 4pm – 5pm India Standard Time - Kolkata
Joining info:
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All are welcome.

Monthly Colloquium, School of Biotechnology
Speaker: Prof. Debashis Mukhopadhyay, Professor, Biophysics & Structural Genomics Div.
Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics – Kolkata.
Title of talk: “Receptor Tyrosine Kinase (RTK) mediated signaling and AD like pathology: Molecular Cross-talks Deciphered “
Date and Time: 16th January, 2021 at 4:00 PM (IST)
Registration link: https://forms.gle/EVkcK9gbN2eHALBN9
Last date of registration: 15th January, 2021.

The Department of English
presents a talk on
What was the 'auteur' in cinema? (Do we need 'him' anymore?)
for the
Talk of the Month December 2020
by
Dr. Anindya Sengupta
Assistant Professor, Department of Film Studies, Jadavpur University on
December 23, 2020, Wednesday, 5 PM-7PM
Platform: Google Meet

Link: https://meet.google.com/mhe-fzwb-yqs
About the Talk:
This talk looks back at the historical notion of the 'auteur' in cinema and thinks about its relevance in the current context of the audio-visual narrative media.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Anindya Sengupta is Assistant Professor at the Department of Film Studies, Jadavpur University. He has recently submitted his doctoral thesis on auteur criticism and Satyajit Ray. He has also written a science-fiction novel titled Aparthibo.

Physics Departmental Colloquium on December 24, 2020 at 4: pm.
The speaker and the topic are written below.
Speaker: Prof. Kalyan Kumar Chattopadhyay, Department of Physics, Jadavpur University
Title: "Introduction to physical phenomena at lower dimensions"
Date & time: 24th December, 4 pm

Monthly Colloquium, School of Biotechnology
Speaker: Dr. Deepa Subramanyam, Principal Investigator, Wellcome Trust DBT India Alliance Intermediate Fellow, National Centre for Cell Science- Pune
Title of talk: “Intracellular trafficking in embryonic stem cells : to go or not to go “
Date and Time: 19th December at 4:00 PM (IST)
Registration link: https://forms.gle/B6zgm2VaJtqrsBPM8

The Economics Department, Presidency University is organising lectures by Kaivan Munshi, Professor of Economics at Yale University and Jonathan Morduch, Professor of Public Policy and Economics at University of New York.
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The Department of English
presents a talk on
“Thinking Beyond Anti-Colonialism: The Periyarist Ethic”
for the
Talk of the Month November 2020
by
Dr. Karthick Ram Manoharan
Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellow, University of Wolverhampton.
on November 26, 2020, Thursday, 5 pm
Platform: Google Meet
Registration link: November 2020 Talk of the Month
About the Talk:
This paper looks at Periyar's ethical opposition to nationalism and his critique of anti-colonialism. It probes how the logic of anti-colonialism needn’t be viewed in a positive fashion by all political groups in a colony, i.e., it need not be the single most important narrative that creates identification of groups against the colonizing Other. The paper starts with a discussion about Indian history, more specifically about how it was received and interpreted by Periyar. Periyar rejected the idea of an Indian nation existing in history and considered it a construct of the British Empire. Periyar challenged the idea of nation and nationalism from within. Both caste and gender oppression were key themes for Periyar in his critical approach towards nationalism. Periyar was keen on focusing on the internal and native forms of oppression as he considered them far more insidious and persistent than colonialism, which he identified as a passing phase.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Karthick Ram Manoharan is Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellow at the University of Wolverhampton. He is working on the project “Freedom from Caste: The Political Thought of Periyar E.V. Ramasamy in a Global Context” funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. He is the author of Frantz Fanon: Identity and Resistance (Orient BlackSwan 2019) and the co-editor of Rethinking Social Justice (Orient BlackSwan 2020).
Please find attached the poster of the event. Do join us.
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Speaker: Dr. Subhro Bhattacherjee, ICTS, Bangalore
Title: Emergent electromagnetism in condensed matter physics
Date & time: December 02, 2020 at 4:00PM(IST)
Platform: Google-meet

The 24th Chandan Kumar Bhattacharyya memorial lecture (Webinar)
Organised by
Council for Political Studies
& Department of Political Science, Presidency University
Topic : দুঃসমেয়র সাহিত্য
(Literature of Troubled Times)
Speaker:
Smt. Anita Agnihotri

eminent littérateur and writer
Date: 5th December, 2020 (Saturday)
Time : 3.30 pm (IST)
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Monthly Colloquium, School of Biotechnology
Speaker: Dr. Soumen Basak, Staff Scientist VI, National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi.
Title of talk: “RNA viruses and NF-kappaB signaling: friends or foe “

Date and Time: 28th November at 4:00 PM (IST)
Registration link (for outside Presidency University candidates only): Deadline 26th Nov, 2020
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Professor Anjan Chakrabarti, Professor of Economics, University of Calcutta, will deliver two lectures on 'India in her Plan Period' on 18th and 19th November 2020 through google-meet platform. PFA the details of his lecture.
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The SPE Student Chapter at Presidency University is organising an online seminar to be delivered by Dr Debnath Basu on 15 November as part of the ongoing lecture series
Dr Basu has been working with Schlumberger Overseas, a multinational company in the Oil and Gas Sector, in a global role for nearly 25 years. The topic of the lecture is Deepwater Reservoirs: Characteristics and Variations with Global Examples.

Title: Joys of Discovery in Modern Science
Speaker : Prof. B Ananthanarayan, I.I.Sc., Bangalore
Date & Time: 10th November, 2020 at 4:00PM on google meet
Abstract:

Modern scientific research is a complex activity that calls for a wide knowledge, training and also team work. In this talk, we will use some anecdotes from history of science and come to the modern age and discuss recent important discoveries such as the discovery of the Higgs at the LHC and that of gravitational waves at the LIGO collaboration as examples. In addition, I will consider examples from mathematics, theoretical computer science, and biology. The talk will be accessible to all science UGs and also highlight the nature of the calling of a professional scientist and will be open to discussion from students at the end of the talk.

Online International Conference on
Algebraic Graph Theory and Applications
to be organized by the Department of Mathematics
from 21st to 22nd November, 2020.

Monthly Colloquium, School of Biotechnology
Speaker: Dr. Moumita Dutta, NICED, Kolkata
Title of talk: “In situ structural analysis of enveloped virus membrane proteins by cryo-electron tomography”
Date and Time: 17th October at 4:00 PM (IST)
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Department of Political Science, Presidency University, Kolkata presents
A talk by
Dr. Rajarshi Dasgupta
Assistant Professor, Centre for Political Studies, jawaharlal Nehru Unniversity, Delhi
on
After bare Life
Politics in Times of Exception
on
16.10.2020 Friday 3:00 PM
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International Webinar on Experimental Statistical Physics
Organised by
Department of Physics, Presidency University, Kolkata, India
15 th October, 2020 at 7:30 PM(IST)
Speaker: Prof. Andreas Berger, Research director, CIC NANOGUNE, Spain
Title: Towards and understanding of dynamic phase transitions
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The National Service Scheme (NSS), Presidency University, Kolkata, India in collaboration with Multitrophic Interaction and Biocontrol Research Laboratory (MIBRL), Department of Life Sciences, Presidency University, Kolkata is organizing webinar on:
'Covid19 pandemic: Today and tomorrow'
For more details visit: https://sites.google.com/view/dr-puja-rays-research-group/upcoming-events
You are invited to join the webinar on “'Covid19 pandemic: Today and tomorrow' .
Date: Wednesday 30th Sept 2020.
Time: 5.00 PM IST (GMT+05:30)

Physics Colloquium
1. Speaker: Prof. Subinit Roy, SINP, Kolkata
Title: FRENA facility at SINP and the future of Nuclear Physics research in the country.
Date & time: 1st October, 2020 at 4:00PM(IST)

2. Speaker: Dr. Praveen Kumar, IACS, Kolkata
Title: Materials innovation for H_2: Fuel Generation from Water
Date & time: 14th October, 2020 at 4:00PM(IST)
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The Economics Department, Presidency University is organizing a webinar series on REFLECTIONS ON DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS from 6th August 2020, onwards. Distinguished faculty members from renowned institutes in India and abroad are delivering lectures in this series.
Prof. Puskar Maitra of Monash University, Australia, will deliver a talk on The long shadow of infrastructure development: Railways in Colonial India on 2nd October 2020 at 11.30 am and Prof. Tridip Ray of Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi, will speak on Mixed Markets, Congestion and Competition on 16th October 2020 at 5 pm.
Faculty, Research scholars, and UG/PG students from Economics Department, Presidency University, and other departments, and institutes, and other interested persons are welcome to register.using the links given in the websites https://sites.google.com/view/webinar-series-2020

The Department of History cordially invites you to the 2020 Distinguished Lecture Series 1, scheduled to be held Online on 1 October 2020, at 5 pm.
Speaker: Prof. Najaf Haider, Professor in History, Centre for Historical Studies, JNU
Topic: “Money and Banking in the Mughal Empire”

When Thu 1 Oct 2020 5pm – 6pm India Standard Time - Kolkata
Joining info
Join with Google Meet meet.google.com/swy-dtim-rko
All are welcome.
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This is to cordially invite you to the 2020 Sosobhan Sarkar Memorial lecture, scheduled to be held on 26 September 2020 at 5 pm online. The event is jointly organised by the Department of History, Presidency University and Paschim Banga Itihas Samsad. This year's speaker is Prof. Aditya Mukherjee and his lecture is on Indian Intellectuals in Crisis: A Historical Review.
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Department of Statistics is organizing a webinar
Celebration of 100 Years of the living legend Professor C.R.RAO. on Sunday , 27th September 2020
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Homage to a Great Treacher
Organized by department of Statistics on Sunday 20th September 2020
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An introductory training session on Mendeley is being organised by the Economics Department, Presidency University on September 21, 2020 from 5.30 to 6.30 PM.
The session will be held over google meet.
The resource person will be Prof. Zakir Husain, Professor, Economics department, Presidency University.
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A three day National Webinar on
Frontiers in Chemistry : from Fundamentals to Applications
Date: 25,26 and 28th September 2020
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Webinar Series titled "GEOCHRON" in the month of September, 2020 organized by Department of Geology. This is in continuation of the earlier Webinar Series held in August 2020. The detail schedule of the Webinar series for the month of September, 2020 is given below:
GEOCHRON Chapter - II Schedule
*12th September, 2020 (Saturday) - 3:30 pm IST*
" Reading the Metamorphic rock record: A case Study from the Sikkim Himalaya"
by Prof. Sumit Chakraborty, Ruhr University, Bochum Germany, Director of Geochemical Society and RUBION.
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*13th September, 2020 (Sunday) – 11:00 am IST*
By Prof. Ian Fitzsimons, Head of the School of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Curtin University, Australia.
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*13th September, 2020 (Sunday) – 4:30 pm IST*
“Marvellous Marble: from sight to insight”
By Prof. Pulak Sengupta, Department of Geological Sciences, Jadavpur University, Kolkata and Coordinator of CAS.
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*19th September, 2020 (Saturday) – 3:30 pm IST*
“Microbes and viruses: their fossilization and roles in carbonate sedimentology- Viruses are the new frontier”
By Prof. Maurice E. Tucker, University of Bristol, England.
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*20th September, 2020 (Sunday) – 11 am IST*
“Mass flow dynamics: An appraisal”
By Prof. Prabir Dasgupta, Head of the Department of Geology, Durgapur govt. College, Durgapur.
. *26th September, 2020 (Saturday) – 3:30 pm IST*
“RECOVERY OF LIFE FROM THE GREATEST MASS EXTINCTION OF ALL TIME”
By Prof. Michael Benton, Professor of Vertebrate Palaeontology, School of Earth Sciences, Life Sciences Building, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol,

. *27th September, 2020 (Sunday) – 8:30 pm IST*
“Ups and Downs in the Himalaya - using the ancient sedimentary record to constrain Himalayan uplift and erosion”
By Prof. Nigel Hughes, Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of California, Riverside, USA.

The Economics Department, Presidency University, is organizing a series of e-workshops starting from 8th September, 2020. In this series of five workshops discussion on theory would be followed by practical sessions. It targets PG students, research scholars and young faculty with interest in the field.
Participants need to register using the links provided.
Anyone interested in attending more than one workshop needs to register separately for each.
Participants need to have a computer with stable internet connection.
The workshops would be conducted over Google Meet.
There are certain workshop specific requirements mentioned in the registration forms.
E-certificate would be provided to participants.
There is no registration fee.
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Department of Chemistry, Presidency University, Kolkata is going to organise an one day International Webinar on “Recent trends in Chemistry in the Fields of Medicine and Industry” on September 5, 2020.
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International Webinar on Nuclear Physics
Department of Physics, Presidency University
29th September, 2020 at 4:00PM(IST)
Speaker: Professor D. L. Balabanski, Professor of Physics, IFIN-HH, Romania
Title: Present day research in photonuclear physics

Date & Time: 29th September, 2020 at 4:00PM(IST)

International Webinar on Nanomaterials
Department of Physics, Presidency University, Kolkata
25th September, 2020, 10:30 AM(IST)
Speakers: 1. Prof. J. Greer, California Institute of Technology, USA
2. Dr. D. Mandal, INST, Mohali, India

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GEOCHRON Chapter-I Schedule
22.08.2020 (Saturday) – 3:00 PM IST
“Subduction Initiation in the Atlantic: Insights From the SW Iberia Margin”
By Dr. João C. Duarte

Assistant Professor, Geology Department, Faculty of Science of the University of Lisbon, Portugal

. 23.08.2020 (Sunday) –11:00 AM IST
Partial Melting at Deep Crust: Rheology and Seismic Properties
By Dr. Santanu Misra

Associate Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, India.

. 29.08.2020 (Saturday) – 11:00 AM IST
“Application of High-Pressure research in Earth Sciences".
By Dr. Sujoy K Ghosh

Assistant Professor, Department of Geology & Geophysics, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, India

. 30.08.2020 (Sunday) – 11:00 AM IST
“Deciphering petrological processes using geochemistry of peridotite: A case study of the Oman ophiolite”
By Dr. Masako Yoshikawa

Researcher, Department of Earth and Planetary Systems Science, Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering, Hiroshima University

International Webinar on Statistical Physics
Organised by the Department of Physics & IQAC, Presidency University
Speaker: Prof. Michel Pleimling, Virginia Tech, USA
Title: Dynamic Phase Transitions in the Ising Ferromagnet: Bulk & surface phase diagrams

Date & Time: 27th September, 2020 at 7.00PM(IST)
Participation by invitation only
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International Webinar on Remote Sensing
Organised by
The Department of Physics & IQAC,
Presidency University
Speaker: Prof. Peter Read, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, UK
Title: Global and Local Climatology of Mars & its Dust Cycle from Assimilation of Spacecraft Observations

Date & time: 15th September, 2020, 4.00PM(IST)
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TWO DAY WEBINAR SERIES ON APPLICATIONS OF CONCEPTUAL HYDROGEOLOGY by DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY, PRESIDENCY UNIVERSITY on 5 th & 6th August 2020.
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A tribute to Acharya P.C Ray on the occasion of his birth annivrrsery, Department of Chemistry , Presidency University Click Here

Webinar series: Reflections on Development Economics The Economics Department, Presidency University is organizing a webinar series from 6 th August 2020, onwards. Registration is compulsory because of the limited seats.A Google meet / Teams link will be sent on the day of the event to all those who register before the deadline. For more details on events and how to register, please go to Departmental site: https://bit.ly/39xRmCb
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International Webinar on Condensed Matter Physics organised jointly by the Department of Physics & IQAC, Presidency University, Kolkata
Speaker: Professor Bertrand I. Halperin, Harvard University, USA
Title: Quantum Hall Physics in Coulomb Coupled Bilayers
Date & time: 8th September, 2020 at 7.30 PM
Participation by Invitation only
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International Webinar in Statistical Physics on 23rd August, 2020
Organised by the Department of Physics & IQAC, Presidency University
Speaker: Prof. P. A. Rikvold, University of Oslo, Norway
Title: Centrality reach and grasp: Attenuation of influence flows in parametrized centrality measures on complex networks
Date & time: 23rd August, 2020 at 7.00PM
Participation by invitation only.
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The SPE Student Chapter at Presidency University is organising an online seminar to be delivered by Mr Tapas Kumar Sengupta on 25 July as part of the ongoing lecture series.
Mr Sengupta is the Regional Director (South Asis and Asia Pacific) of SPE and Director (E & P) of the Federation of Indian Petroleum Industry. He was the former Director of ONGC.
The topic of the lecture is Impact of COVID 19, Lockdown & Depressed Oil Prices on Upstream Industry.
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Host-Microbe Interactions: Present and Future Perspectives
DAY 1: (AUGUST 6, 2020) & DAY 2: (AUGUST 7, 2020)
ABOUT THE WEBINAR
Microbes, the most widely distributed life forms on earth possess the capability to impact its associated host either positively or negatively or both and thus acts like a double-edged sword within the living organism. The current global pandemic has revealed once again how vulnerable we are as a system against invading micro-organisms. This necessitates to understand the dynamic interactions between microorganisms and their hosts for our survival.....
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One Day National Webinar on “Aspects of Material Chemistry in Modern Times” Organized by Department of Chemistry on Date: 21st July 2020
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International Webinar on Statistical Physics
Oraganised by
Department of Physics & IQAC, Presidency University, Kolkata
Speaker: Prof. Hans Herrmann, PMMH, ESPCI Paris, France
Title: Rotating Matter: The Bearing State


Date & Time: 30th Aug, 2020, 4:00PM (IST Kolkata)
Participation by invitation only
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International Webinar in Condensed Matter Physics on 20th August, 2020
Organised jointly by the Department of Physics and IQAC, PU, Kolkata

Speaker: Professor Sir Michael Berry, University of Bristol, UK Geometric phases and the separation of the world
Participation by invitation only
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International Webinar in Condensed Matter Physics on 10th August, 2020
Organised jointly by the Department of Physics and IQAC, PU, Kolkata
Speakers:
1. Dr. Biplab Sanyal, Uppsala University, Sweden
Nanomagnetism: Fundamentals & Applications

2. Dr. Erol Vatansever, Dokuz-Eylul University, Turkey
Dynamical phase transitions in core-shell nanomagnets

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Marine Ecology Laboratory (MEL), Presidency University in association with Aquaphile organizing a two days International Webinar titled “Aquatic Ecosystem: Prospect and future challenges” on 18-19 July 2020.
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Webinar on Online Summer School-2020 on Mathematics Organised by Department of Mathematics, Presidency University,Kolkata will be held during June 27, 2020 to July 7, 2020
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Webinar on Condensed Matter Physics 22nd July, 2020 at11.00AM(IST) Organised by Department of Physics, Presidency University,Kolkata
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Title: OPTOMETRY
Speaker: Prof. Chirantan Neogy (Retired Professor, University of Kalyani)
Date & time: 4th March, 2020 at 3.30pm
Venue: Prof. Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Hall, Department of Physics, PU

Economics Department, Presidency University is organizing the Eleventh Dipak Banerjee Memorial Lecture to be held on 23 March 2020 at Derozio Hall, Presidency University at 3.30 PM.
This year the lecture will be delivered by Prof. Kaushik Basu, Professor of Economics and Carl Marks Professor of International Studies, Cornell University.
The title of his talk is “Game Theory, Economics and Philosophy: Some Paradoxes and Open Questions”.
While the lecture is open to all, persons interested in attending are requested to register through the following link: https://bit.ly/38Ts7Jk within 20 March 2020, 5.00 PM. Abstract More

Title: Opinion formation and spin dynamics: connections and applications
Speaker: Prof. Parongama Sen, Department of Physics, CU
Abstract: Opinion formation in a society closely resembles the dynamical
evolution of spin systems, and has generated a lot of interest in the phenomena from a physicists' perspective. After a short review of the theoretical studies and results, we discuss a recently proposed model and its relevance in the context of two important real-world events, namely, the US presidential election and Brexit.
Date & Time: 26th February, 2020 at 3:30 pm
Venue: Prof. Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Hall, Department of Physics, PU

The Department of Bengali is going to arrange a departmental seminar on "Indian Dramaturgy / ভারতীয় নাটক ও নাট্যশাস্ত্র" on 26 February 2020. The details are as follows :
Our honourable speaker is :
Dr Bidushi Rita Ganguly (Padma Shri)
(Ex-Professor, National School of Drama, New Delhi)
Date and Time
26.02.2020 (Wednesday) at 2
Venue
P C Mahalanabis Auditorium, Baker Building, Presidency University

All are welcome. The invitation card is attached herewith. Invitation card

The Department of English
presents a talk on
"Letters and Photographs from the Second World War:
Recovering Indian Experiences"

for the February Talk of the Month 2020
by Diya Gupta
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of London
26th February, Wednesday, 3.30 pm

at TNS Lecture Hall
First Floor, Main building, Presidency University
Poster

Title: From Answers to questions in Fundamental Physics: Bias, Babble, Brouhaha
Speaker: Prof. Biswarup Mukhopadhyay, IISER, Kolkata
Date & time: 19th February, 2020 at 3:30 pm
Venue: Prof. Amar Kumar Raychaudhuri lecture hall, Department of Physics, PU

Special lecture in Physics
Title: Linear and nonlinear topological photonics
Speaker: Dr. Sebabrata Mukherjee, Pennsylvania State University
Date & Time: 14th February, 2020 at 3.30pm
Venue: Prof Amal Kumar Raychoudhuri Lecture Hall, Department of Physics

Title: Bell's theorem, it's implication and experimental verification
Speaker: Amitava Dutta, University of Western Australia.
Date & time: 12th February, 2020 at 3.30pm
Venue: Prof. Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture hall, Department of Physics, PU

Economics Department and Oikos (Presidency University Economics Society) is organising a discussion on the Union Budget: 2020 on 11th February, 2020 from 3.45 PM at P.C. Mahalonobis Auditorium. Prof. Partha Ray, Professor of Economics, Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata will be the speaker.

Speaker: Dr. Sourin Das, IISER Kolkata
Title: Temporal correlation beyond quantum bounds

Abstract: Emergence of classical world at macroscopic scale from its
quantum-mechanical subatomic constituents still eludes our understanding. Leggett and Garg designed an inequality which proposeda litmus test for quantum dynamics at macroscopic scales via study oftemporal correlations. Non-unitary dynamics owing to coupling of quantumsystem to a bath can lead to classical-quantum crossover. Hence anatural question to ask is - does non-unitary dynamics necessarily lead toloss of quantum correlation. I will show that non-unitary dynamics resulting form a PT-symmetric non-hermitian Hamiltonians can induce extreme temporal correlations which not only violates the quantum bound of Leggett-Garg inequality butalso saturates its algebraic bound. We show that such extreme dynamics is a direct consequence of ultra-fast evolution of state and is directly connected tothe optimisation of energy-time uncertainty. Finally, we show that thiskind of non-unitary dynamics can be embedded within a higher dimensional Hilbert space undergoing unitary dynamics and hence can be realised in a realistic quantum system. Our findings have non-trivial implications for ultra-fast quantum information processing.
Date & time: 5th February, 2020 at 3.30pm
Venue: Prof. Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri lecture hall, Department of Physics, Presidency University

Department of Philosophy,Presidency University,Kolkata Commemorating World Philosophy Day Organizes
Two Day National Seminar
On
Science, Technology & Philosophy
Date: 4th and 5th February, 2020
Venue: A.K Basak Auditorium
Sponsored
By
Indian Council of Philosophical Research
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We cordially invite everyone to the Seminar commemorating 158th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda to be held on 22th January, 2020 Wednesday, organized by Presidency University.
Speakers:
Swami Suparnananda, Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Golpark;
Professor Sougata Ray, Professor of Strategic Management, Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta.
We cordially invite you to the seminar. We also request you to bring your students to the seminar.
We look forward to your participation.
Date and Time: Tuesday, 22th January, 2020, at 2:00 pm.

Venue: A.J.C. Bose Auditorium, Presidency University.
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Speaker: Dr. Moupiya Maji, University of Geneva
Title: Understanding cosmic reionization using Lyman Alpha emission

Date & Time:15th January, 2020, 3:40pm
Venue: Prof. Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture hall (PLT-2)


Abstract:
Cosmic reionization is one the most important periods in the evolution of universe when the photons from energetic sources (i.e. first stars, galaxies or quasars) ionized the ubiquitous neutral hydrogen gas in the universe. This milestone event around z~6 holds a key to understanding the formation and evolution of the first galaxies, however, till today, this period remains one of the least understood epoch in cosmology. The primary difficulty in understanding the processes and sources that powered the cosmic reionization is that it is not possible to directly probe the ionizing radiation at that epoch as those photons have all been absorbed by the intergalactic medium on their way to us. So, to search for the sources of reionization, it is imperative to find indirect tracers for ionizing emission. In recent years, several studies have shown that the Lyman alpha emission (Lya) from high-redshift galaxies have a positive correlation with their ionizing emission. The studies so far have explored this relationship in idealized theoretical systems and observed in few (~ 20) systems in the low-redshift universe. To use this relationship in the reionization era, we need to statistically analyze a large sample of realistically simulated galaxies.

In this talk, I will present the simulations and the codes used and developed by our team and will highlight my Lya analysis results. In our research I run a radiation transfer code (RASCAS) on thousands of galaxies in the radiation - hydrodynamical cosmological simulation SPHINX to derive their Lya emission properties. I analyzed the physical and radiative properties of these galaxies systematically and find that in bright Lya galaxies, there is indeed a correlation between their Lya and ionizing radiation. I have also used machine learning algorithms on these galaxies and have found that it is possible to predict the contribution of a galaxy towards reionization given their physical properties and Lya emission. This can be extremely helpful in identifying the reionization sources and can be especially useful in the forthcoming observational surveys, such as the early-universe survey by JWST.

Economics Department is organising a lecture
by Prof. Kajal Lahiri, Distinguished Professor of Economics, and Health Policy, Management & Behavior in University at Albany, University of New York.
He shall speak on Evaluation of Hospital Readmissions Program in America for the Elderly with Double Machine Learning
on January 28, 2020, at 2:30 pm.
Faculty, Research Scholars, and PG final year students of economics are welcome.
For details visit https://sites.google.com/view/econpresi

Economics Department is organising the Pasupati Sadhukha Lecture Series
on Industrial Organisation during Jan- Feb 2020.
The lecture series aims to familiarise the participants with the theoretical frameworks in Industrial Organization, enable them to critically read research papers and conduct original research in the field.
The first part of the lecture series shall be delivered by Prof. Gautam Bose, Professor of Economics, University of South Wales Business School.
He shall speak on An Introduction to Search and Matching on January 15, 2020, from 2:00-3:30 pm and on January 16, 2020, from 2:40- 4:30 pm.
The second part of the lecture series shall be delivered by Prof. Arghya Ghosh, Professor of Economics, University of South Wales Business School during February 4 - 6, 2020, from 10:30 am onwards.

Title:Luminescence and Surface Plasmons
Speaker: Dr. Joy Mitra, IISER, Tiruvananthapuram

Date & Time: 2nd January, 2020 at 3 pm
Venue: Prof. Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri lecture hall, Physics, PU

National Seminar
Organized by
Department of Political Science, Presidency University and Council for Political Studies, Kolkata
Rethinking Gandhi at 150
28 January 2020
Presidency University
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The Department of Hindi, Presidency University, Kolkata is going to organize the Premchand Interdisciplinary Lecture series- 30 on 11th December 2019 Wednesday at 3PM in the Rajendraprasad Sabhaghar, Department of Hindi. Dr. Arunashis Acharya, Secretary Faculty Council (Arts & Humanities) Presidency University will deliver a lecture on "ICT Techniques: Some Basic Aspects" . All are cordially invited.

The Department of Political Science, Presidency University presents
The making of land and The making of India
by Dr. Niita Sud
Associate Professor of Development Studies
Oxford Department of International Development; Fellow Wolfson College
Date & Time: December 18th 2019, 12:30 Pm onwards
Venue: A J C Bose Auditorium, Presidency University, Kolkata
All are Welcome
Poster

Politics with big data social science analysis with R
Organised by
The Department of Political Science, Presidency University with Association SNAP
20-22 December 2019
Presidency University
How to Register
An on-line registration can be found at PresiRworkshop
Successful applicants will be notified through email with payment details
Last date for receiving application is 15 December email presirworkshop@gmail.com
Online Registrer Poster Brochure

Title: Extreme living in Antarctica
Speaker: Supriyo Kumar Das, Department of Geology, Presidency University
Date & Time: 4th December, 2019 at 3:40pm
Venue: Prof. Amal Kumar Raychaudruri lecture Hall, Department of Physics, PU

The Department of English
presents a talk on
"French New Novel"
for the December Talk of the Month 2019
by Chinmoy Guha
Professor at the Department of English, University of Calcutta
December 04, 2019, Wednesday, 3.30 pm
at TNS Lecture Hall
First Floor, Main building, Presidency University
Poster

প্রেসিডেন্সি বিশ্ববিদ্যালয় রাষ্ট্রবিঞ্জান বিভাগের সহযোগিতায় কাউন্সিল ফর পোলিটিক্যাল স্টাডিজের উদ্যোগে আগামী ২৭ নভেম্বর , ২০১৯ (বুধবার) ২৩ তম চন্দন কুমার ভট্টাচার্য্য স্মারক বক্তৃতা অনুষ্ঠিত হবে ।
বক্তা : বিশিষ্ট নাট্য ব্যক্তিত্ব শ্রী বিভাস চক্রবর্তী মহাশয়
বিষয়ঃ প্রসঙ্গ প্রতিবাদ
স্থানঃ রাষ্ট্রবিঞ্জান বিভাগ , প্রেসিডেন্সি বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়
সময়ঃ বিকেল ৩ঃ৩০ মিঃ
সবাই কে জানাই সাদর আমন্ত্রণ Poster

Department of Life Sciences, Presidency University, Kolkata
in association with
Department of Nutrition and Food Science, Wayne State University, Detroit, USA
organize a mini symposium on
‘Nutrition & Chronic Disease’
Speakers and Title of the talk:
Satinath Mukhopadyay, MBBS, DM, FRCP; IPGMER and SSKM Hospital, Kolkata
- “Vitamin D deficiency and insulin resistance”
Archna Singh, MBBS, MD, PhD, MPH; AIIMS, New Delhi
- "Lipid profiles in community and hospital settings in North India - a perspective from multiple studies"
Kalyana Sundram PhD; MPOC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- "Impact of Dietary Patterns on Cardiovascular Disease Risk markers across multiple ethnicities: the Malaysian Lipid Study"
Pramod Khosla, PhD, Wayne State University, USA
- "Malnutrition, inflammation and oxidative stress- the trifecta to control Chronic Kidney Disease?"
Pratim Sengupta, MD, DM, Belle Vue Clinic and ILS Hospital, Kolkata
- “How agricultural science can help CKD management.”
Venue: P.C. Mahalanobis Auditorium
Time and Date: 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM; 4th December, 2019

Introduction to the art form of the clown: A workshop by Katja Lindeberg
Organized by
Department of Performing Arts, Presidency University
19th November – 22nd November,2019
Katja Brita Lindeberg has 10 years of experience working as a clown both for adult and children, both in theatres and hospitals. She will be teaching a clown technique based on a mix of North American and European clown tradition. In this 4 day workshop, Katja along with the participants will work to find each participant’s personal clown.

Title: Evolution of ideas from Aristotle to Newton
Speaker: Bichitra Kumar Guha
, Professor of Physics, IIEST, Shibpur
Date and time: 20th November, 2019 at 3:40pm
Venue: Prof Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Hall, Department of Physics, PU

Prof. Shibdas Bandopadhyay of Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata will deliver a lecture on 'Questionnaire Designing' from 2.30 pm in Economics Department on 26th November 2019. Interested Ph.D. Research Scholars of the University may join the lecture. More

Title:Eight decades of correlated electrons
Speaker: Arghya Taraphder, IIT. Kharagpur

Date and time:13.11.2019 at 3.30pm

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Title: Physics of Cosmological reionization
Speaker: Sourav Mitra, Surendranath college

Date and time:13.11.2019 at 4.30pm

Venue: Prof Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture theatre

The Department of History, Presidency University, Kolkata
is organizing the Kuruvila Zachariah Memorial Lecture, which will be held on 7th November 2019 at 11 am in the AJC Bose Auditorium.
Professor Deepak Kumar, Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University will be delivering the lecture on
"Why HISTEM? And How to do It".
We would be delighted by your presence on this occasion.
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Department of Geology cordially invites you to a Special Lecture
on
“Advanced Seismic Tools for Subsurface Imaging and their Applications to Indian Provinces”
Speaker: Dr. Kalachand Sain
Director, Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehradun
Date and Time: 6th November, 2019 at 4 PM
Venue: OLT, Department of Geology, Presidency University, Kolkata

Title "The thermodynamics of particle physics”
Speaker: Prof. Abhijit Bhattacharyya, Calcutta University
Date & time: 6th November, 2019, 3:40 pm
Venue: Prof Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Hall (PLT-2)

The Department of Hindi, Presidency University, Kolkata is going to organize
the Premchand Interdisciplinary Lecture series- 29
on 23rd October 2019 Wednesday at 3PM in the Rajendraprasad Sabhaghar, Department of Hindi.
Dr. Shaon Nandi, Department of Bengali, Presidency University will deliver a lecture on
"Poetry in Hindi Movie Songs".

All are cordially invited.

The Department of English is happy to host the
Games and Literary Theory 2019 (GamesLit 2019) Conference,
the first of its kind in India.
We welcome our keynote speakers, Dr Diane Carr (University College, London), Ms Leena Kejriwal and Mr Satyajit Chakrabarty (indie games designers and the team behind the game, Missing) and our speakers and guests from across the world.
For more details about the conference, please see the conference website: https://gameslit2019.wordpress.com.
Those who are interested in participating in the panel 'Gaming and Graphic Cultures in India' in the Games and Literary Theory 2019 Conference may please submit your abstracts.
For more details see: https://gameslit2019.wordpress.com/panel-gaming-and-graphic-cultures-in-india/.

Title: Satyendra Nath Bose and the development of quantum mechanics.
Speaker: Prof. Robin Banerjee, SNBNCBS

Date & time: 16th October, 2019 at 3.40 pm
Venue: Prof. Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture hall, Physics department, PU

Economics Department Special lecture
Prof. Uttam Sarkar, IIMC
"Applications of Social Network"

25 October 2019 at 3.30 PM in Room No 21, Economics Department

Economics Department Faculty Colloquium
Dr Premchand Varma Dommaraju, Nanyang Technological Institute, Singapore
"Demographic Change and Ageing Policies in Singapore"

13 November 2019 at 3.30 PM in Room No 21, Economics Department

Economics Department Faculty Colloquium
Dr. Bikramaditya Datta, IIT, Knapur
"Delegation and Learning"

04 December 2019 at 3.30 PM in Room No 21, Economics Department

Economics Department
Dr Tannista Banerjee, Auburn University
Interaction with PG students on prospects of PhD program in US

11 December 2019 at 3.30 PM in Room No 21, Economics Department

Economics Department Faculty Colloquium
Dr. Reetika Jain, CDS Trivandrum
" Do job reservation hurt firm performance? "

16 December 2019 at 3.30 PM in Room No 21, Economics Department

The Department of History, Presidency University, Kolkata is organizing the First Satadru Sen Memorial Lecture, which will be held on 25th October 2019 at 11 am in the AJC Bose Auditorium. Professor Pius Malekandathil, Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University will be delivering the lecture on Indian Ocean circuits and the Indian Merchants: a case study on the nature of "Indian merchants capitalism Poster More..

Economics Department, Presidency University and Oikos, Economic Society will organize an interactive session with
Dr. Bimal Jalan, Ex-Governor, Reserve Bank of India and alumnus of Presidency College
on 18th October, 2019 at 11.30 A.M. P.C. Mahalonobis Auditorium, First Floor, Baker Building

Economics Department, Presidency University is organizing an International Conference
on
"Issues in Economic Theory and Policy" on 26-27 December 2019.
The Nirmal Kanti Majumdar lectures will be given by Prof. Debraj Ray (New York University), Prof. Amartya Lahiri (University of British Columbia) and Prof. Maitreesh Ghatak (London School of Economics).
Last date for submission of abstracts is over.
Faculty/researchers who want to attend the conference (without presenting) may register by paying Rs.1000 (inclusive of GST) and emailing us at presiecon2019@gmail.com
Registration fee for foreign participants is USD 25 (inclusive of GST)
The fees will cover seminar kit, lunch on both days and all refreshment.
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The Department of English presents
READING CASTE AND THE IDEALISM/ MATERIALISM DEBATE
for the September Talk of the Month 2019
by Subro Saha ICON PhD Fellow, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Assistant Professor at the Department of English, Amity University
September 25, 2019, Wednesday, 3.30 pm at TNS Lecture Hall, Main building, Presidency University
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Department: Physics
Speaker: Prof. Raja Paul, IACS
Title of Talk: Search and self-organization in physical systems


Time: 25th September, 2019, 3:30 pm
Venue: PLT-2 (Prof. Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Hall)

Economics Department Faculty Colloquium
Prof. Amitabh Kundu,
Professor (retired), CSRD, JNU, New Delhi
and
Distinguished Professor,
Research and Information System For Developing Countries, New Delhi
Migration and Employment Trends in India: Evidence from Population Census and NSS
Wednesday 18 September 2019 at 3.30 PM in Room No 21, Economics Department All are welcome.

Topic : Linguistics
Speakers:
Prof Probal Dasgupta (Ex-Professor, LRU, ISI Kolkata)
Prof Mina Dan (Professor, Department of Linguistics, Calcutta University)

Date, Time, Venue
11.09.2019 at 2PM, PC Mahalanobis Hall, Baker Building,
Presidency University, Kolkata.
All are cordially invited.
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The Dept. of Hindi cordially invites you to Tagore Lecture Series-02,
Speaker : Prof.Vijay Kumar Bharty,Dean,Kazi Nazrul University, Asansol,WB,
Topic :‘साहित्य और इतिहास के अन्तः संबंध /‘Litrature and History: Interrelation’
Date&Venue:Wednesday , 11h September 2019 at 3PM at Dr.Rajendra Prasad Sabhagar, Hindi Department, Presidency University, Kolkata

আগামী ৪ সেপ্টেম্বর (বুধবার) ২০১৯ দুপুর ২টোয় বাংলা বিভাগের জীবনানন্দ সভাকক্ষে একটি আলোচনা-সভার আয়োজন করা হয়েছে।
বিষয় : "বাংলা ভাষা ও সাহিত্যে মানবীচেতনা" (Bengali Language and Literature : Feminist Approach)
আলোচক :
ড. ঊর্মিলা চক্রবর্তী
(কবি, অনুবাদক ও প্রাক্তন অধ্যাপক, ইংরেজি বিভাগ, উত্তরবঙ্গ বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়)
ড. বিনতা রায়চৌধুরী
(কথাসাহিত্যিক ও প্রাক্তন অধ্যাপক, বাংলা বিভাগ, বিজয়কৃষ্ণ গার্লস কলেজ)
ড. মফিজ উদ্দিন
(সহকারী অধ্যাপক, বাংলা বিভাগ, প্রেসিডেন্সি বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়)
ড. শান্তি সরেন
(সহকারী অধ্যাপক, বাংলা বিভাগ, প্রেসিডেন্সি বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়)
বিভাগের পক্ষ থেকে আগ্রহী সকলকেই আমন্ত্রণ জানাই। আমন্ত্রণপত্র

Faculty Colloquium
Dr. Bikramaditya Datta, IIT Kanpur will deliver a lecture on
"Delegation and Learning"

on Dec 11, 2019, at 3:30 pm
Venue: Dipak Banerjee Lecture Room

Physics colloquium :
Title: Space Exploration: Why the moon ?
Speaker: Dr. Ramkrishna Das (SNBNCBS, Kolkata)


Date & time: On 4th September at 3.30 pm
Venue: Prof. Amal Kumar Raychowdhury Lecture Hall, Department of Physics, PU

Departmental seminar
Title: Demystifying the Quantum World
Speaker: Asit K. De, SINP, Kolkata
on
August 28, 2019 at 3:30 pm

Dept. of Life Sciences, Presidency University in association with IndiaBioscience
Will conduct a one-day workshop on
‘Crafting your Career’ on Sep 20th, 2019
Venue: P.C. Mahalanobis Auditorium, Presidency University
Last date to register: Sep 5th, 2019
For more details and registration, please visit:
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First Principles Simulation: The glue that binds materials, models and mechanism.
Indra Dasgupta
School of Physical Sciences
Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science
Jadavpur, Kolkata 700 032
Date & time: 21-8-2019 at 3.30pm

FACULTY SEMINAR SERIES
The twentieth lecture in this series will be given by
Dr. Anirban Mukherjee
University of Calcutta
“Political Economy of Identity Formation: Theory and Evidence from India ”

21 Aug 2019, 03:30 pm
Dipak Banerjee Memorial Lecture Room

FACULTY SEMINAR SERIES
The twenty-first lecture in this series will be given by
Dr. Bappaditya Mukhopadhyay
Great Lakes Institute of Management

“Forced Displacements: The Issue With Land”
28 Aug 2019, 03:30 pm

The Dept. of Hindi cordially invites you to Tagore Lecture Series - 01
Speaker : Prof. Soma Bandopadhyay, Honourable Vice Chancellor, The West Bengal University of Teacher's Training, Education Planning And Adminstration, (WBUTTEPA), Kolkata
Topic : “ रवीन्द्र साहित्य : विविध पक्ष /Rabindra Sahitya : Vividh Paksh" Date & Venue : Wednesday, 14th August 2019 at 3 P.m. at Dr.Rajendra Prasad Sabhaghar, Hindi Department, Presidency University, Kolkata.
All are welcome.

Physics Colloquium
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Time: 3:30 pm
by
Prof. Palash Baran Pal
Department of Physics, University of Calcutta
on
Unification of forces

Abstract
I will discuss, starting from Newtonian times, how physicists have tried to understand different forces in a single unified framework. The pursuit includes Maxwell's unification of electricity and magnetism, and modern gauge theories of interaction, leading to the idea of grand unification.

The Department of History cordially invite you to the 2019 Susobhan Chandra Sarkar Memorial Lecture, scheduled to be held on 19 August 2019, at 4 pm. The event is jointly organised by the dept. of History, Presidency University & Paschim Banga Itihas Samsad.
Speaker: Prof. Bhaskar Chakrabarti, Professor in History (Retired), Department of History, University of Calcutta.
Topic: “History, Memory and Culture”
Date & Venue: Monday, 19 August, 2019 at 4 PM. at AJC Bose auditorium, PU.
All are welcome.
Poster

Department of Political Science , Presidency University and Institute of Deleopment Studies, Kolkata invite you for discussion of the book Limits of Bargaining on 7th Aug 2019at 3:30 PM at AJC Bose Auditorium.

The commute of cancer to its targeted therapies
Dr. Sumita Sengupta
Department of Biophysics, Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics
University of Calcutta

FACULTY SEMINAR SERIES
The nineteenth lecture in this series will be given by
Dr. Prabirendra Chatterjee,
Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University
“Fake Media Content, Cognitive Dissonance and Confirmation Bias ”
September 11, 2019
3:30pm

A Two days International seminar will be organized by the Department of Bengali in collaboration with ISBS on 12 & 13 September 2019 at Presidency University. Venue : AJC Bose Auditorium
All are welcome.
Please, see the details in card.
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10th International Conference on Statistical Physics, Presidency University, Kolkata, India, November 26-29, 2019
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FACULTY SEMINAR SERIES
The eighteenth lecture in this series will be given by
Prof. Sougata Poddar
The George L. Argyros School of Business and Economics, Chapman University, USA
“Innovation, Diffusion and Shelving ”

August 14, 2019: 3.30 PM
Dipak Banerjee Memorial Lecture Room

FACULTY SEMINAR SERIES
The seventeenth lecture in this series will be given by
Dr. Parimal Bag,
National University of Singapore
“Aspiring Parents and School Contest ”

August 07, 2019: 3.30 PM Dipak Banerjee Memorial Lecture Room

Life Science Special Seminar 2019
Speaker: Padma Shri Darshan Shankar, The Vice-Chancellor, University of Trans-Disciplinary Health Science and Technology, Bengaluru
Title: Leadership in the transformation of 21st century health science research in the context of food and medicine

Date and Time: 3-00 pm, Thursday, 18th July, 2019.
Venue: PC Mahalanobis Auditorium

The Department of English is organizing a farewell lecture to celebrate Professor Swapan Kumar Chakravorty's contribution to and mentoring of the department as Kabi. The lecture titled 'Kayastha' will be delivered by Professor Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, University Professor, Columbia University on 9th July, 2019 from 2 p.m at Derozio Hall.

Dr. Kausik Chaudhuri, Leeds Business School, UK will be visiting the Economics Department, Presidency University from 17 to 20 June 2019 as part of the Faculty Colloquium Series programme. During the visit he will discuss issues related to Finance and Applied Development Economics.

Special lectures on Econometrics
Debopam Bhattacharya, University Reader in the Faculty of Economics and Fellow of Trinity College, University of Cambridge
"Topics in Applied Econometrics: Theory and Practical Guidance"
22 & 23 July, 2019 (11.00 AM to 1.15 PM)
These lectures would cover some fundamental concepts in Econometrics that are relevant to empirical work.
The emphasis will be on understanding the nature of endogeneity, its potential impact on estimates of the parameters of interest, and ways to fix the problem. Time permitting, we will also cover a few other topics such as quantile regression and nonparametric density/regression estimation. Some applications to demand analysis with both discrete and continuous goods will be considered.
All are welcome, but please confirm to mousumi.econ@presiuniv.ac.in by 15 July 2019.
Registration is closed for this event

SUMMER SCHOOL IN ECONOMICS
Economics Department, Presidency University is organising a Summer School for faculty and research scholars from 29 July to 2 August 2019.
While the core theme of the workshop is Macroeconomics, we will also cover analysis of geo-spatial data, and network theory.
Invited speakers are: Prof. Niloy Bose, Professor, Virginia Tech. University, USA Prof. Kundan Kishor, Wisconsin Milwaukee University, USA Prof. Chethan Ghate, Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi Prof. Sudipta Sarangi, Professor & Head, Virginia Tech. University, USA Prof. Indrajit Ray, Infosys Chair Professor, Presidency University and Cardiff Business School, UK Dr. Meghna Agarwal, Asoka University, Delhi.
Details, including the programme, are given in the brochure. Attendance is by registration only. We regret that the last day for registration is over.
Brochure

Workshop organized by Department of Life Sciences, Presidency University
Title: ‘Ethical aspects of biological research involving animal subjects’
Date: 16th May, 2019, Thursday, 2-00 to 5-00 pm.
Seminar-1:
Prof. Antony Gomes, Retd. Professor, Dept of Physiology, University of Calcutta
Title: Research Ethics for Beginners and Good mentoring
Seminar-2:
Anjan Adhikari, MBBS, MD (Pharmacology), FCCP, ACME, MIAPH, MIAPSM. Associate Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology, R G Kar Medical College, Kolkata Title: Ethical aspects of biological research involving animals
Venue: PC Mahalanobis Auditorium, Presidency University

FACULTY SEMINAR SERIES
The fourteenth lecture in this series will be given by
Dr. Tridip Ray,
ISI Delhi
“Whose Education Matters? An Analysis of Inter Caste Marriages in India ”
April 29, 2019: 12:00 Noon
Dipak Banerjee Memorial Lecture Room

FACULTY SEMINAR SERIES
The fifteenth lecture in this series will be given by
Dr. Arka Roy Chaudhuri,
ISI Delhi
“Gender Peer Effects in High Schools: Evidence from India”
April 30, 2019: 02:30 PM

FACULTY SEMINAR SERIES
The thirteenth lecture in this series will be given by
Dr. Sourav Bhattacharya,
Royal Holloway University of London
“Condorcet Jury Theorem In a Spatial Model Of Elections”

April 24, 2019: 3.30 PM Dipak Banerjee Memorial Lecture Room

FACULTY SEMINAR SERIES
The twelfth lecture in this series will be given by
Prof. Suman Seth,
Leeds Business School
Day 1: “Multidimensional Poverty: Theoretical Issues Part 1”
Day 2: “Multidimensional Poverty: Theoretical Issues Part 2”

Day 3: “Evaluating an Anti-Poverty Program's Impact on Joint Disadvantages: Insights from Philippine CCT Program.” 16 - 18 April 2019: 3.30 PM

Dr. Suman Seth, Leeds Business School, Leeds University, UK, will visit the Economics Department from 16th to 18th March, 2019 and deliver a series of lectures on Multi-dimensional poverty.
The lectures will be held at the Dipak Banerjee Memorial Room, Economics Department, and start at 3.30 P.M. each day.
All interested faculty and researchers are welcome. Kindly circulate the information among your Scholars and colleagues.
PROGRAMME
April 16, 2019: 3.30 PM
Session 1: Why Multidimensional Poverty Measures?
Session 2: Different Methods for Measuring Multidimensional Poverty
April 17, 2019: 3.30 PM
Session 1 and 2: Alkire & Foster Counting Approach to Measuring Multidimensional Poverty
April 18, 2019: 3.30 PM
Session 1: Assessing Inequality in Counting Approach Framework
Session 2: Evaluating an anti-poverty program's impact on joint disadvantages: Insights from the Philippine CCT program
Dr. Seth has a PhD in Economics from Vanderbilt University, USA. He has served as a consultant to the Regional Bureau of Latin America and the Caribbean, UNDP, the Development Research Groups at the World Bank, and the Asian Development Bank. His primary interest lies in the area of Development Economics with special emphasis on measurement methodologies and policy-oriented applications of multidimensional welfare and poverty measures.

Presidency University
Department of Physics
Organizes
A series of Two Lectures
On
Frustrated Quantum Magnets: The Majumdar-Ghosh Model
by
Prof. Indrani Bose, Emeritus Professor, Bose Institute, Kolkata
April 20, 2019 at PLT 2, Physics Department
Beginning at 11 am
Session chaired by
Prof. Bikas K. Chakrabarti, Senior Professor
Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata
Welcome !

The Dept. of Hindi cordially invites you to Premchand Interdisciplinary Lecture Series-28
Speaker : Sajjad Alam Rizvi, Assistant Professor, Department of History ,Presidency University, Kolkata
Topic : “ भावनाओं का इतिहास: एक परिचय/History of emotions : An introduction”,
Date & Venue : Wednesday , 10th April , 2019 at 3 PM. at Dr.Rajendra Prasad Sabhagar, Hindi Department, Presidency University, Kolkata.
All are welcome.

Physics Weekly Colloquium
10th April, 2019 Wednesday at 2 PM at Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Theatre
Speaker: Dr. Samriddhi Sankar Ray, International Centre for Theoretical Sciences, Bengaluru
Title: Interacting and Non-interacting Particles in a Turbulent Flow
Abstract:
The last decade or so has seen major advances in the study of particles suspended in a turbulent flow. In particular, for non-interacting spherical particles, we now have a reasonable understanding of questions related to collisions, coalescences, and settling under gravity. In the first half of this talk, we review some of these (slightly) older results and understand them within the framework of preferential concentration. In the remaining half, we discuss how some of these ideas need to be revisited when particles are interacting or have additional (internal) degrees of freedom. These result in a large variety of phenomena, some of which, such as the trapping of chains in vortices and the onset of crystallisation in flow-driven granular systems, will be discussed if time permits.

FACULTY SEMINAR SERIES
The eleventh lecture in this series will be given by
Prof. Sankarshan Basu,
IIM Bangalore
“Shadow banking in India: Do bank run Asset Management Companies (AMCs) perform liquidity transformation through exposure to Non-Banking Finance Companies (NBFC) in their debt – oriented schemes and will this increase the systemic risk of a bank due to a possible joint exposure to NBFCs?”
April 10, 2019: 3.30 PM
Dipak Banerjee Memorial Lecture Room

Biodiversity and Conservation in North East India
A talk by Prof. Trevor Price
Date & Time: 4:00–5:00 pm on 3rd May 2019
Venue: PC. Mahalanobis Auditorium, Presidency University
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FACULTY SEMINAR SERIES
The tenth lecture in this series will be given by
Prof. Rajesh Bhattacharya,
IIM Calcutta
“Corporate Governance: Opportunities and Challenges in Emerging Markets”
April 03, 2019: 03.30PM
Dipak Banerjee Memorial Lecture Room

Physics colloquium on 3rd April, 2019, Wednesday at 2 PM at Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Theatre
Title: Clusters of galaxies and Active galaxies - an explosive Rendezvous
Speaker: Dr. Suparna Roychowdhury, Department of Physics, St. Xavier's College, Kolkata
Abstract:
Clusters of galaxies are possibly the largest gravitationally bound structures in the universe. These structures are thought to be formed out of the collapse of a large number of galaxies and baryonic gas (called the intracluster medium) alongwith the collapse of a huge amount of dark matter mass of around 1013 - 1015 M all trapped within a megaparsec. Observations of temperatures and luminosity of this intracluster gas show that it is extremely hot ( 107 K) and they emit mostly in X-rays. Infact, the observed temperatures of this gas and the velocity dispersion of the galaxies corroborate the fact that they are in virial equilibrium with the background dark matter potential. With the advent of detailed X-ray imaging through Chandra and XMM-Newton, we have come to know that most clusters harbour an active galaxy (AGN) at its centre. As we know, AGNs are powerhouses of energy and they have strong outflows and jets coming out from the central black hole which can reach out to hundreds of kiloparsecs. It has become almost clear now that these AGNs also play an important role in deciding the physical state of the intracluster gas. AGNs are assumed to deposit energy via buoyant bubbles which expand as they rise in the cluster atmosphere and do mechanical work on the ICM. Such bubbles have been observed by Chandra in the last few years. With the advent of Planck, one is also able to correlate the observations of the Sunyaev-Zeldovich effect along with the X-ray observations to give a more precise understanding of the e ect of AGN and other heating scenarios on the cluster gas pro les. In this talk, I shall explore this AGN-cluster connection vis-a-vis some other heating scenarios and examine how theoretical models of cluster gas have tried to incorporate this non-gravitational heating to reconcile with recent observations.

The Dept. of Hindi cordially invites you to Premchand Interdisciplinary Lecture Series-27
Speaker : Prof. Purna Banerjee, Associate Professor, Department of English ,Presidency University, Kolkata
Topic : “ सब लोग साथ चलेंगे तो कुछ ना कुछ हो जायेगा/Sablog Sath Chalenge to kuch n kuch ho jayega ”: intersectional Feminism in Ketan Mehta ‘s Mirch Masala ‘
Date & Venue : Wednesday , 27th March 2019 at 3 P.m. at Dr.Rajendra Prasad Sabhagar, Hindi Department, Presidency University, Kolkata.
All are welcome.

FACULTY SEMINAR SERIES
The ninth lecture in this series will be given by
Prof. Manisha Chakrabarty
IIM Calcutta
“Demand Analysis: Application Based on Consumption Expenditure Data- Past, Present, and Future”
March 27, 2019: 3.30 PM
Dipak Banerjee Memorial Lecture Room

Department of Mathematics cordially invites you to a lecture
on
"Branched Hamiltonians appearing in some simple dynamical systems"
Speaker: Prof. Bijan Kumar Bagchi, Department of Physics, School of Natural Sciences, Shiv Nadar University
Date & Time: 20th March, 2019 (Wednesday) at 03.15 pm
Venue: MLT-II, Department of Mathematics, 3rd Floor, Baker Building, Presidency University, Kolkata.

FACULTY SEMINAR SERIES
The eight lecture in this series will be given by
Dr. Shampa Bhattacharjee
Shiv Nadar University
“Electoral Cycles in Crop Residue Burning: Evidence from India ”

March 20, 2019: 3.30 PM

Physics Weekly colloquium
20th March, 2019, Wednesday at 2 PM at Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Theatre
Speaker: Prof. Subhendra Mohanty, Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad
Title: Hydrogen spin oscillations in a background of axions and the 21-cm brightness temperature
Abstract: The 21-cm line signal arising from the hyperfine interaction in hydrogen has an important role in cosmology and provides a unique method for probing of the universe prior to the star formation era. The first observation of the 21-cm line from the cosmic dawn by EDGES experiment shows an anomalously large dip which indicates that the spin temperature of Hydrogen is lower than predicted by astrophysics models. I will discuss the idea that the spin flip of Hydrogen by the coherent emission/absorption of axions causes a lowering of their spin temperature and can explain the stronger than expected absorption of 21-cm light reported by the EDGES collaboration. Axion interaction with the two level HI is analogous to the Jaynes-Cummings model of a two level atom in a cavity and we derive the spin flip frequency in this formalism and I will show that the coherent oscillations frequency $\Omega \propto 1/f_a$ in contrast with the incoherent transitions between the HI hyperfine levels where the transition rates $\propto 1/f_a^2$. I will show that the axion process has a discernible effect on the spin temperature and goes in the right direction for explaining the EDGES observation.

FACULTY SEMINAR SERIES
The seventh lecture in this series will be given by
Prof. Jyotsna Jalan
Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta
“Collective Story Editing to Increase Women's Voice in Their Households and Reduce Domestic Violence: Evidence From India”
March 13, 2019: 3.30 PM
Dipak Banerjee Memorial Lecture Room

Physics Weekly Colloquium on March 13th, 2019 at 2 PM
Venue: Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Theatre
Speaker: Prof. Raka Dasgupta (University of Calcutta)
Title: Ultracold Atoms : The Lego Blocks Scientists Play With
Abstract : Near absolute zero of temperature, quantum mechanical effects predominate and atoms start behaving in a weird and fascinating way. Bose-Einstein condensation, Fermionic superfluidity etc. are some of the signatures of this quantum world. The best part is, at this scale, ultracold atoms resemble building blocks that can be joined in various ways to create novel and exotic physical systems. Scientists have tried to simulate traditional condensed matter systems and also to mimic some pieces of beautiful stellar physics using these ultracold atoms.

Life Science Colloquium March 2019
Date: 13th March, Wednesday at 3-00 p.m.
Speaker: Dr. Soumitra Sau, Amity University, Kolkata
Research area: Genomic Instability
Title: The yeast PCNA unloader Elg1 RFC-like complex plays a role in eliciting the DNA damage checkpoint
Venue: PC Mahalanobis Auditorium


Date: 27th March, Wednesday at 3-00 p.m.
Speaker: Professor Adinpunya Mitra, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Title: Emission biology of floral volatiles - many new questions
Venue: PC Mahalanobis Auditorium

Department of Mathematics cordially invites you to a lecture
on
"Sending information securely: need for quantum key distribution"
Speaker: Prof. Sibasish Ghosh, The Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMSc.), Chennai
Date & Time: 11th March, 2019 (Monday) at 03.45pm
Venue: MLT-II, Department of Mathematics, Baker Building, Presidency University, Kolkata.

FACULTY SEMINAR SERIES
The sixth lecture in this series will be given by
Prof. Prabal Roy Chowdhury,
Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi
“Racing to collusion: Incentive contracts under multiple bank lending”
March 07, 2019: 3.30 PM
Dipak Banerjee Memorial Lecture Room

Physics Colloquium on 6th March, 2019 (Wednesday) at 3:30 pm at Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Theatre
Speaker: Prof. Gautam Gangopadhyay, University of Calcutta
Title: Physics Research of Meghnad Saha
Abstract: Meghnad Saha, best known for the famous Saha ionization equation, spent four decades in research and published eighty nine papers. His interests in science were varied, ranging from astrophysics and nuclear physics to geology and flood control. He also started building the first accelerator of the country and was the Director of two research institutes. In this presentation, we will briefly discuss Saha's research in nuclear physics, astrophysics and upper atmosphere. We will also focus on the relevance of his work today.

Physics Outreach Seminar
Date & Time: 7th March, 2019, Thursday, 3:00 PM
Venue: AJC Bose Auditorium
Main Speaker: Prof. Frederik G. Scholtz, Director at National Institute for theoretical Physics in Cape Town, South Africa
Title: Our Strange Quantum World
followed by interactive session

Physics Weekly Colloquium on 6th March, 2019 (Wednesday) at 2 PM at Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Theatre
Speaker: Prof. N. D. Hari Dass (TIFR-TCIS)
Title: Varieties of Quantum Measurements.
Abstract: The rst explicit model for quantum measurements was given by von Neumann, strongly influenced by Dirac, for the type of measurements that have come to be known as Projective Measurements. In these, the outcomes are always eigenvalues and the post-measurement state is the corresponding eigenstate. A number of very interesting measurement schemes have emerged since then, and I shall present these varieties of quantum measurements and critically assess them. That will include i) the Arthurs-Kelly Measurements of canonically conjugate observables, ii) the Protective Measurements iii) the Weak Measurements, and finally iv) the Weak Value Measurements.

Call for Papers
Student Seminar on “Religion and Politics in South Asia”
Date : 28th March,2019.
Papers on Religion and Politics in South Asia are invited from advanced post-graduate students for a one-day student seminar at the Dept. of History, Presidency University, Kolkata.
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FACULTY SEMINAR SERIES
The fifth lecture in this series will be given by
Prof. Suresh Mutuswami,
University of Leicester, United Kingdom
“Measuring Electoral Competition: A Probability Index”

February 27, 2019: 3.30 PM Dipak Banerjee Memorial Lecture Room

Department of Mathematics is organizing "An Outreach Programme in Mathematics for BSc students", aimed at advanced BSc Mathematics (Hons) students (second & third year students are preferred) on 1st March 2019. There will be lectures by some experts from Indian Statistical Institute Kolkata and a quiz competition with cash prizes for the students. Further details and schedule of this programme can be found at: https://mathpresidency.wixsite.com/outreach
For enrollment please contact the secretary at +91 8906130413 or fill in the online form in the above webpage. There will be arrangements for lunch for the participants.

Physics Weekly Colloquium
27th February, 2019 (Wednesday) at 2 PM at Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Theatre
Speaker:Prof. Subhabrata Majumdar, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
Title: On Local Dark Matter
Abstract: In our Universe, Dark Matter (DM) is ubiquitous. However, we do not know what DM actually is. Understanding the (particle) nature of DM is one of the top-most questions in all of Physics. Some of our best knowledge of DM comes from observations within the Milky Way. Using these observations, and some reasonable theoretical prejudice, we can make a start by asking the three following questions:
(1) How much DM is there around us in our neighbourhood?
(2)How fast are they moving?
(3)How does our knowledge (or the lack of it) of local DM influence our search for the nature of the elusive DM?
This talk will try to provide answers to these three fundamental questions.

The March Talk of the Month 2019, shall be delivered by Dr Nicola Streeten, British anthropologist-turned-illustrator and author of The Inking Woman (2018) and Billy, Me & You (2011) on“Female-ness in Graphic Novels and Comics” on 1st March 2019, Friday, 4.20pm at TNS, Main building. PFA the poster of the event.
About the Talk
Drawing on her life experience and research as comics scholar and graphic novelist, Dr Streeten will reflect on “femaleness” in comics in this illustrated talk. Starting with consideration of her graphic memoir, “Billy, Me & You” she will venture beyond the visual representation of women, to consider the femaleness of the creative process itself. An often-overlooked element of this is the approach to getting things done and making things happen. By comparing works within a UK context with those emerging from India, Streeten will use this to introduce discussion about the influence and continuing importance of feminist theories and practice.
Biography
Nicola Streeten is British anthropologist-turned-illustrator and author of graphic memoir, Billy, Me & You (2011 Myriad Editions). Streeten’s doctoral research on Feminist Cartoons and Comics in Britain informed The Inking Woman (2018 Myriad Editions) a picture-led history of 250 years of women cartoons in Britain which she co-edited. She co-founded the international forum Laydeez do Comics in 2009 which launched the first women-only prize for graphic novels in progress in the UK in 2018, now run annually.
www.streetenillustration.com
www.laydeezdocomics.com Poster

Department of Economics & PUYES are jointly organizing E-Summit 2019 on 28th February and 1st March 2019. Please see the details of the programme in the attached brochure.
Brochure

Physics Weekly Colloquium
Date & Time: Feb. 20th, 2019 at 2 PM
Venue: Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Theatre
Speaker: Prof. Abhik Basu, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics

Title: Correlations and Order in Two Dimensions


Abstract: Phase transitions and order are at the heart of statistical mechanics. Conventionally, phase transitions take place between phases with long range order (LRO) and disorder (or short range order - SRO), like between ice and water, or between phases with different LROs, like structural transitions in crystals, or between crystals and liquid crystals. Two-dimensional (2d) systems with continuous symmetries are exceptional in the sense that they cannot not sustain any LRO in the thermodynamic limit at any finite temperature (T), thus ruling out any conventional LRO to SRO transition. We illustrate this by focusing on the 2d XY model. We finally discuss how a novel quasi long range order (QLRO) to SRO transition at a finite T can still take place in the 2d XY model.

Three lectures by Kabiguru Rabindranath Tagore Distinguished Professor in the Humanities, Prof. Swapan Chakravorty. His lectures are open to the public and the schedule is as follows:
27th February 2019: Literature is Ideology
Literature is False Consciousness
13th March 2019: Literature is Transgression
Literature is Propaganda
27th March 2019: Literature is Social Media
Literature is Fake News

FACULTY SEMINAR SERIES
The fourth lecture in this series will be given by
Prof. Sattwik Santra,
Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta
“Frontiers in Healthcare”
February 20, 2019: 3.30 PM
Dipak Banerjee Memorial Lecture Room

The Department of Hindi cordially invites you to a lecture under Premchand Interdisciplinary Lecture Series-25
Speaker : Dr.Manoj Kumar Panda,Assistant Professor,Department of Philosophy,Presidency University, kolkata
Topic : ‘ दिमाग़ और भाषा: दार्शनिक परिप्रेक्ष्य /‘Mind and Language: A Philosophical Perspectives ’ Date & Venue : Wednesday , 13th February 2019 at 3 P.m. at Dr.Rajendra Prasad Sabhagar, Hindi Department, Presidency University,Kolkata.
All are welcome.

ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT, PRESIDENCY UNIVERSITY
FACULTY SEMINAR SERIES
The third lecture in this series will be given by
Prof. Subrata Sarkar,
Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai
“Corporate Governance: Opportunities and challenges in emerging markets ”
February 13, 2019: 3.30 PM
Dipak Banerjee Memorial Lecture Room

Physics Colloquium
Date & Time: 13th February, 2019 (Wednesday) at 2 PM
Venue: Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Theatre
Speaker: Dr. Sarbari Guha, St. Xavier's College, Kolkata
Title: The Phenomenon of Gravitational Collapse

Physics Colloquium
Date & Time: 14th February, 2019 (Thursday) at 3 PM
Venue: Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Theatre
Speaker: Dr. Projjwal Banerjee, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Title: Origin of Heavy Elements in the Early Galaxy

Abstract: Metal-poor stars of $\lesssim 0.8 ~\mathrm{M}_\odot$ that have [Fe/H]~$\lesssim -2.5$ are thought to have formed within $\sim 1$ Gyr after the Big Bang. Because of their low mass, they have very long lifetimes and are still around today. Surface composition of these stars are a fossil record of interstellar gas in the early Galaxy from which they were formed and are crucial for studying the early Galactic and chemical evolution. Abundance pattern of elements observed in these stars provide a unique probe of studying the nucleosynthesis and understanding the nature of the first and early supernovae. Interestingly, elements heavier than Fe group such as Sr, Ba, and Pb, that are primarily produced by neutron capture processes, are ubiquitous in these stars. Furthermore, their abundance patterns show a large variation that seem to indicate that all types of neutron capture processes, (\textsl{r})apid, (\textsl{i})ntermediate, and (\textsl{s})low, operated in the early Galaxy. The sites for neutron capture process that can operate at such early times however, is still a major puzzle. I will discuss the current status about the sites heavy element synthesis in the early Galaxy including latest results from my work on \textsl{i} and \textsl{s} process in early massive stars.

Department of English February Talk of Month

The talk will be deliered by Prof. Robert A. Yelle on his book The Language of Disenchantment: Protestant Literalism and Colonial Discourse in British India (Oxford University Press, 2013) on 8th February 2019, Friday 4.20pm at Tarak Nath Sen Auditorium.
Robert A. Yelle is Professor of Religious Studies at Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich. He was educated at Harvard, Berkeley, and Chicago. A former Guggenheim Fellow, Yelle is the author of several books, including most recently Sovereignty and the Sacred: Secularism and the Political Economy of Religion (Chicago, 2019).
Abstract:
The Language of Disenchantment: Protestant Literalism and Colonial Discourse in British India (Oxford University Press, 2013)
The Language of Disenchantment explores the ways in which Protestant ideas concerning language influenced British colonial attitudes toward and proposals to reform Hinduism. Protestant literalism, mediated by the textual economy of the printed book, inspired colonial critiques of Indian mythological, ritual, linguistic, and legal traditions. Central to these developments was the transportation of the Christian opposition of monotheism and polytheism or idolatry into the domain of language. Polemics against verbal idolatry that had been applied previously to Catholic and sectarian practices in Britain -including the elevation of a scriptural canon over heathenish custom, the attack on the personifications of mythological language, and the critique of "vain repetitions" in prayers and magic spells-were applied by colonialists to Indian linguistic practices. In order to remedy these diseases of language, the British attempted to standardize and codify Indian traditions as a step toward both Anglicization and Christianization. The colonial understanding of a perfect language as the fulfillment of the monotheistic ideal echoed earlier Christian myths according to which the Gospel had replaced the obscure discourses of pagan oracles and Jewish ritual. By uncovering the historical roots of the British re-ordering of South Asian discourses, Yelle's work challenges representations of colonialism, and the modernity that it ushered in, as simply rational or secular.
Poster

Physics Weekly Colloquium on Feb 6th, 2019 (Wednesday) at 2 PM
Venue: Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Theatre
Speaker: Dr. Atanu Rajak, Presidency University
Title: Suppressed heating and pre-thermalization in chains of classical kicked rotors
Periodic drives are a common tool to control physical systems, but have a limited applicability because time-dependent drives generically lead to heating. How to prevent the heating is a fundamental question with important practical implications. We address this question by analyzing a chain of coupled kicked rotors, and find two situations in which the heating rate can be arbitrarily small: (i) marginal localization, for drives with large frequencies and small amplitudes, (ii) linear stability, for initial conditions close to a fixed point. In both cases, we find that the dynamics shows universal scaling laws that allow us to distinguish localized, diffusive, and super-diffusive regimes. The marginally localized phase has common traits with recently discovered pre-thermalized phases of many-body quantum-Hamiltonian systems, but does not require quantum coherence.

ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT, PRESIDENCY UNIVERSITY
FACULTY SEMINAR SERIES
The second lecture in this series will be given by
Prof. Manipushpak Mitra,
Economic Research Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata
“Prior-free on-line mechanisms for the dynamic queueing problem”
February 6, 2019: 3.30 PM
Dipak Banerjee Memorial Lecture Room

Mr . Atul khanna’s Session on 6th February 2019 at 11:30 a.m. at Sociology Seminar Room. More..

Department of Political Science, Presidency University, Kolkata
in collaboration with
Council for Political Studies, Kolkata
Announces a day-long workshop on
“Social Science Research: Methods and Problems”
on 13th March, 2019 (Wednesday)
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Department of Political Science welcomes you to a lecture series on:
Japanese foreign Policy
Distinguished Speaker : Professor Yoshihide Soeya,
Japan Foundation Visiting Professor
And Faculty at Keio University, Japan
Venue : Seminar Lecture Theatre of Department of Political Science
Date : 5th and 6th February, 2019
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ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT, PRESIDENCY UNIVERSITY
FACULTY SEMINAR SERIES
The first lecture in this series will be given by
Prof. Arghya Ghosh,
Business School, University of New South Wales, Australia
January 30, 2019: 3.30 PM
Economics Department: Room 26
(Dipak Banerjee Memorial Lecture Room)
Poster Abstract

Annual Entrepreneurship Summit 2019

January Talk of the Month on 30th January 2019, Wednesday 3.30pm at TNS. The invited speaker is the author Chandrahas Choudhury.
Chandrahas Choudhury is the author of the novels Clouds and Arzee the Dwarf. His forthcoming work of fiction, set in a Chinese restaurant in Mumbai, is called Tales of My China Dragon. He is also the editor of a short introduction to Indian literature for the literature-loving traveller titled India: A Traveller’s Literary Companion. Choudhury also writes about literature, travel and politics for a number of periodicals, including the Wall Street Journal, Mint, Washington Post, Conde Nast Traveller, Foreign Policy, EnRoute and The National. He was a visiting fellow at the International Writing Programme at the University of Iowa in 2010 and at Akademie Solitude in Stuttgart, Germany in 2016. Poster

Dr. Rumpa Pal,
Assistant Professor,
Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences,
University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-8571, Japan,
will deliver deliver a talk on the topics:
"X-ray charge density and chemical bonding analysis in molecular solids and metallic systems"

All are cordially invited to attend the seminar.
Date: 29-01-2019 Time: 4:00 p.m Venue: CLT-1
Department of Chemistry,
Presidency University, Kolkata 700073

Physics Weekly Colloquium on Jan 30, 2019 (Wednesday) at 2 PM
Venue: Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Theatre
Speaker: Prof. Suprakash Roy, Science and Culture
Title - "Early years of X-ray Research in India: Contributions of J.C. Bose and Others "
Abstract- The history of X-ray research in India is as old as the discovery of X-rays. X-ray was discovered in 1895, and within about six months of the discovery Dr. Mahendralal Sircar procured an X-ray tube at the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS). Within another two years, Jagadish Chandra Bose built an improved X-ray apparatus in Presidency College, Kolkata. The first application of X-rays for clinical purpose, although in private capacity, were done independently by Dr. Sircar and Sir J.C. Bose. While main focus of the present talk will be on the ingenuity of J.C. Bose in developing the instrument and X-ray photography, achievements of other scientists like C.V. Raman and others will also be mentioned to showcase the contributions which helped India secure a global position in X-ray research and to establish a good school of physics in X-ray crystallography. The history of early years of X-ray research in India is a stimulating story of the glorious achievements of our scientists at a time when research on modern science was still at its infancy in India.

Physics Weekly Colloquium on Jan 16th, 2019 (Wednesday) at 2: PM
Venue: Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Theatre
Speaker: Dr. Susmita Adhikari, Stanford University
Title - "The boundaries of Dark Matter Halos "
Abstract- "Dark matter halos are endpoints of all cosmic structure formation. They harbor stars, galaxies and all the astrophysical objects that make up the universe. I will talk about the evolution and growth of dark matter halos with particular focus on my research which concerns studying the Splashback radius- the outer boundary of halos, to obtain knowledge about different models of Cosmology like LambdaCDM, modified gravity and the nature of dark matter . I will also talk about the different observational probes weuse to study the structure of dark matter halos and the current status of measurements in the Dark Energy Survey."

DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE is organising a Seminar Talk by :
Mme. Virginie Corteval
CONSUL GENERAL OF FRANCE KOLKATA,
Theme of the Seminar Talk :
" Indo-French Relations"
Date : January 16th, 2019 Time : 2.40PM
Venue : Seminar Lecture Theater of Department of Political Science
ALL ARE WELCOME

Public Lecture
Title: Hyperbolic and Spherical Geometry on Surfaces
Speaker: Professor Athanase Papadopoulos, CNRS Research Professor,
IRMA, Université de Strasbourg, France
Date: 11th January, 2019
Timing: 3 PM
Venue: AJC Bose Auditorium, Main Building
Presidency University, Kolkata

S. N. Bose Memorial Lecture on the occasion of the 125th Birth Anniversary of Prof. S. N. Bose
Speaker: Prof. Rahul Pandit, J.C. Bose Fellow, IISc Bangalore
Title: The Grand Challenge of Turbulence
Chair: Prof. Jayanta Bhattacharjee
Date & Time: 9th January, 2019 (Wednesday) at 2:00 PM
Venue: Meghnad Saha Lecture Theatre (PLT 1), Department of Physics, Presidency University
Organized by Presidency University and S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences

Department of Life Sciences Presidency University, Kolkata
Presents
A Public Lecture by
Prof. Venkatraman Ramakrishnan
(Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2009)
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK
On
January 22, 2019 at 10 AM
Venue: Derozio Hall, Presidency University
Please register at the following link: Register

Physics Colloquium on 2nd January, 2019 (Wednesday) at Amal Kumar Raychaudhuri Lecture Theatre
Speaker: Dr Sobhan Kumar Sounda, Department of Physics, Presidency University
Title: E.C.G Sudarshan and his Optical Equivalence Theorem
ABSTRACT
E.C.G Sudarshan’s seminal work of 1963 founded the field of Quantum Theory of Optical Coherence. But several Physicists around the world were puzzled over the question of why the singular contribution has not been recognized or honored with Nobel Prize 2005. To a great surprise, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced the 2005 Nobel Prize in Physics in favor of Roy J Glauber “…..for his contribution to the Quantum Theory of Optical Coherence”. This is misleading. In this context a survey of Sudarshan’s work–the diagonal representation, optical equivalence theorem and Glauber’s work on optical coherence will be presented to show Sudarshan’s catalytic role in the advancement of non-classical optics.

Department of Economics, Presidency University presents
A MINICOURSE ON EXPERIMENTAL ECONOMICS
by
Ananish Chaudhuri
Professor of Experimental Economics, & Head of the Economics Department,
University of Auckland Business School, New Zealand
Lecture 1: Why experiment in economics: The rise of experimental economics and its role in economics (including demonstration of some simple experiments) — Experimental Economics or Behavioural Economics: what is the difference? — Different roles played by experiments — Experiments designed to test theory; Experiments searching for facts; Experiments designed to inform policy — Criticisms of laboratory experiments in economics
Lecture 2: Fairness and Economics: The ultimatum game — Behavior in the ultimatum game: fairness or altruism? — Do norms of fairness differ across cultures? — What does a preference for fairness have to do with economics? Fairness as a constraint on profit-making
Lecture 3: Conflict and cooperation: Defining the problem — Looking for alternative explanations — Conditional cooperation and altruistic punishments — Punishments are sufficient but not necessary to sustain cooperation — Implications for economics and evolutionary theory — Concluding remarks

18 and 28 January 2019 (From 11.00 A.M. on both days),
Venue: Economics Lecture Theatre
All are welcome but prior registration vide email to zakir.econ@presiuniv.ac.in necessary
(Please send your name, designations, institutional affiliation, email and contact id) More..

Call for Papers: Nirmal Kanti Majumdar( NKM) Memorial Lecture and Seminar
28th January 2019
Department of Political Science , Presidency University, Kolkata
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