Professor and Head of the Department
I am Professor of Physiology in the Department of Biological Sciences. I am attached to teaching and Research of Human Physiology for more than 30 years at erstwhile Presidency College and now Presidency University including guest faculty at various university and institution like Vidyasagar University, IISWBM e.t.c. My special interest of teaching is Systemic Physiology like Cardiovascular System, Nervous System, Biostatistics, Ergonomics, Work Physiology, Occupational Health. My area of research is Ergonomics, Work Physiology, Occupational Health Management and Environmental Physiology. I have been involved Ergonomics Consultancy and Sports Consultancy with various institutions and clubs.
B.Sc. Physiology (Presidency College, University of Calcutta)
MSc Physiology (University of Calcutta)
M.Phil Environmental Science (University of Calcutta)
Ph.D Physiology (University of Calcutta)
I am attached to teaching and research of Human Physiology for more than 30 years at erstwhile Presidency College and now Presidency University. I have specialization in industrial safety and hygiene, sports physiology, intensive advanced study course in ergonomics, methods and concepts of chronobiology. I have studied morningness and eveningness in Indian shift workers (UGC-JRF) and environment and human health (M.Phil).
Research / Administrative Experience+
Objective of my research is to maximize the productivity preserving the precious resource of human health in a safe environment. My doctoral work was on development of noise map of Kolkata at horizontal and vertical level. I have specialization in industrial safety and hygiene, sports physiology, intensive advanced study course in ergonomics, methods and concepts of chronobiology. I was engaged in projects on productivity improvement linked study on women tea pluckers of Eastern India with special considerations to their working comfort, welfare and health status and ergonomic study of occupational health problems of women construction workers in unorganized sectors of West Bengal, determination of safe load limit funded by National Tea Research Foundation (NTRF, Govt. of India) and DST (Govt. of India) respectively.At present I am working on evaluation of physiological stress due to school bag carriage among children of West Bengal and ergonomic evaluation of job stress of workers at construction sector.
Teaching / Other Experience+
My special interest of teaching is Systemic Physiology like Cardiovascular System, Nervous System, Biostatistics, Ergonomics, Work Physiology, Occupational Health, Sports Physiology. I have research and training experience in industrial safety and hygiene (Ministry of Labour, Govt. of India, 1983), sports physiology (Sports Consultancy with various institutions and clubs), intensive advanced study course in ergonomics (PSI and Ministry of Labour, 1983), methods and concepts of chronobiology (COSTED-CSIR-DST-INSA-MKU).
Post Graduate Supervision+
At present I am supervising the following students:
1. Bijetri Bandyopadhyay (University of Calcutta)
Title of thesis: Ergonomic and physiological evaluation of working status of women workers in unorganised brick manufacturing units of West Bengal
2. Bibaswan Basu (Presidency University)
Title of the thesis: Evaluation of physiological stress due to schoolbag carriage among children in West Bengal and some suggestive remedial measures: An ergonomic study
3. Prasenjit Saha (University of Calcutta)
Title of the thesis: An ergonomic evaluation of the working conditions and musculoskeletal disorders amongst male construction workers.
More than 100 students carried out dissertation under my guidance and supervision.
List of some current dissertation work:
1. Effect of mode and duration of load carriage on pulmonary function parameters in urban college students (2016)
2. Identification and quantification of stressors affecting motorized two wheeler riders: An ergonomic attempt (2014)
3. A comparative study on variation of circadian rhythm of different physiological parameters between men working under natural and artificial light (2014)
4. An attempt to quantify stress of manual rickshaw pullers of Kolkata (2013)
1. Executive Committee Member of Indian Society of Ergonomics (ISE)
2. Executive Committee Member of Indian Association of Biomedical Scientists (IABMS)
3. Life Member of Association of Physiologists of India (ASSOPI)
4. Member of Board of Research Study DMLT Vidyasagar University
5. Member of Physiological society of India (PSI)
1. Saha P, Basu B, Sen D. Ergonomic evaluation of physiological stress of building construction workers involved in manual material handling tasks. Progress in Health sciences. 2017; 7 (1). Ahead of print.
2. Bandyopadhyay B, Sen D. Assessment of energy balance against the nutritional status of women carriers in brickfields of West Bengal. International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics. 2016; 22 (3): 399 – 404.
3. Ghosh S, Bagchi A, Sen D, Bandyopadhyay P. Ergonomics: A bridge between fundamentals and applied research. Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2011; 15(1): 14–17.
4. Sen D, Ghosh S, Syamal AK, Bandyopadhyay, Biswas S, Bandyopadhyay C. Asymmetric distribution of growth patterns of pre-pubertal girls in Eastern India. Ergonomics for Everyone. 2011; 2: 90-99.
5. Mallick C, Bhanja Chowdhury K, Das S, Sharma S, Maity S, Bhanja Chowdhury D, Sen D,Sikdar M. and Ghosh S. Triple negative breast cancer and metabolic X syndrome: A novel cross sectional explorative study. Biomedicine. 2011; 31 (2): 492-500.
6. Majumder J, Mehta CR, Sen D. Excess risk estimates of hearing impairment of Indian professional drivers. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics. 2009; 39 (1):234-238
7. Chattopadhyay S, Mukherjee S, Shyamal AK, Sen D, Mitra C. Working postures of tea pluckers and its inter-relationship with their plucking efficiency. Occupational Ergonomics. 2006; 6(3):143-157
8. Majumder J, Mehta CR, Sen D, Kot LS, Pharade SC. Auditory Threshold Profile of Indian Automobile Drivers. Noise & Vibration Worldwide. 2005; 36: 9-17
9. Chatterjee P, Mukherjee PS, Sen D, Ghosh Thakur D. Assessment of the working environment of a tannery in Kolkata. Indian Biologist. 2002; 34(2); 11-15
10. Sahu S, Sen D. Study of the bio rhythms of nasal airflow, pulse pressure, resting heart rate and oral temperature in male college students. Indian Journal of Physiology and Allied Sciences. 1991; 45(3): 1-6
86/1 College Street, Kolkata - 700073,
West Bengal, India
Email: dsen.physiology at presiuniv.ac.in