• Rashbehari Siksha Prangan (commonly known as Rajabazar Science College Campus)

CPEPA-UGC center for
“Electrophysiology & Neuro-Imaging studies including Mathematical Modeling”

History

Year of Establishment : 2012

History of the department : University Grant Commission (UGC) approved the center on December, 2011 with funding support of Rs. 6.15 crore for five years with the visionary of fulfillment of the UGC curriculum of CPEPA including inter- and multi-disciplinary networking/collaborative approach of new and innovative academic/research/activities extension program of Regional/National/International interest/importance relevant to the social/economic/other needs of the Nation in general and the Region in particular. The center includes nine Principal Investigators (PI) including three from Psychology Department, three from Physiology Department and three from Applied Mathematics Department. Initially the center started with the infrastructure facilities in Rashbehari Siksha Prangan (commonly known as Rajabazar Science College campus) of the University that will be extended to Geenka Hospital Diagnostic Research Center, the heritage building associated with the University of Calcutta.

Special award/ recognition from UGC or related statutory body : University of Calcutta received the CPEPA-scheme from UGC, government of India.

Academic

Faculty members :

Name Designation Area of specialization Email Phone number
Pritha Mukhopadhyay
[Profile]
Professor
(Coordinator)
Psychology prithamukhopadhyay@gmail.com 9433331666
Mallika Banerjee
[Profile]
Professor Psychology bmallipsy@gmail.com
mallib@hotmail.com
9331047831
Sanjukta Das
[Profile]
Professor Psychology sanjuktahope@gmail.com 9433103267
Debashis Bandyopadhyay
[Profile]
Professor Physiology debasish63@gmail.com 9433072066
9836035535
Sanjit Dey
[Profile]
Professor Physiology sanjitdey@gmail.com
sanjitdey2003@yahoo.com
9830211512
Nilkanta Chakrabarti
[Profile]
Professor Physiology nilchakra@hotmail.com
ncphysiolcu@gmail.com
9432159250
Suma Debsarma
[Profile]
Professor Applied Mathematics sdappmath@caluniv.ac.in
suma_debsarma@rediffmail.com
9477448180
SwarupPoria
[Profile]
Associate Professor Applied Mathematics swarup_p@yahoo.com 9477214234
Soumen De
[Profile]
Assistant Professor Applied Mathematics soumenisi@gmail.com
sdeappmath@caluniv.ac.in
9231893526

Courses

Programme Level of study Eligibility Intake capacity

Certificate Course (Six weeks)

Theoretical classes and Hands-on training on Psychology, Physiology and Mathematical modeling

Master degree

15 as per the University guideline

Ph.D.*

Psychological & Physiology aspects with Computation including Mathematical modeling

As per UGC and University
Ph.D. guidelines

As per UGC and University Ph.D. guidelines

*Title of Ph.D. program: “Psychophysiology and Computation (Psychology/Physiology/Applied Mathematics)”

Research

Research scholars:

Name Research topic Name of the supervisor Date of registration/joining
Aaveri Sengupta Neurophysiology,clinical biochemistry and imaging Sanjit Dey 31/07/2014
Piya Saha Efficacy of Different Intervention Techniques on Attentional, Behavioral and Electrophysiological Measures in ADHD Children Pritha Mukhopadhyay 20/12/2013
Priyanka Chakrabarti Properties of  Coupled Nonlinear Systems with Application in EEG Signal Analysis Swarup Poria 22/10/2014
Siddhartha Datta Human Brian structure and cognitive function associated with multitasking Nilkanta Chakrabarti 01/08/2012
Sreerupa Ghosh Cognitive functioning of the normal community living elderly people and elderly people with dementing illness and with other psychiatric conditions Sanjukta Das 01/08/2012

Projects:

Project title Funding agency Principal investigator Duration Budget
Formulation of cognitive, emotional and behavioural tasks and intervention programme for the development of Executive Functions in Children CPEPA-UGC Pritha Mukhopadhyay 2012 to continued Funds allocated by CPEPA has been utilized by 9 Principal  Investigators
Executive Functioning Of Autism: A Neurobiopsychological Search CPEPA-UGC Mallika Banerjee 2012 to continued Funds allocated by CPEPA has been utilized by 9 Principal  Investigators
Correlation of Functional Brain Image and Neuro-cognitive functions in Geriatric Groups CPEPA-UGC Sanjukta Das 2012 to continued Funds allocated by CPEPA has been utilized by 9 Principal  Investigators
Exploring the neural, metabolic, hemodynamic and cognitive functions following myocardial ischemia in humans and experimental animals: Protection by melatonin CPEPA-UGC Debashis
Bandopadhyay
2012 to continued Funds allocated by CPEPA has been utilized by 9 Principal  Investigators
Improvement and Intervention of Mental Efficiency in Mentally Challenged Individuals by Effective Nutrition and Other Supportive Care CPEPA-UGC Sanjit Dey 2012 to continued Funds allocated by CPEPA has been utilized by 9 Principal  Investigators
Brain structure and activation pattern correlates of cognition: Identification by EEG and brain MR-imaging of healthy young adults CPEPA-UGC Nilkanta Chakrabarti 2012 to continued Funds allocated by CPEPA has been utilized by 9 Principal  Investigators
Electro-Physiological and Neuro- imaging studies including mathematical modeling CPEPA-UGC Suma Debsarma 2012 to continued Funds allocated by CPEPA has been utilized by 9 Principal  Investigators
Nonlinear Analysis of Biomedical Signals and Images (EEG, MRI) and Mathematical Modeling of Infectious Diseases CPEPA-UGC Swarup Poria 2012 to continued Funds allocated by CPEPA has been utilized by 9 Principal  Investigators
Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases CPEPA-UGC Soumen De 2012 to continued Funds allocated by CPEPA has been utilized by 9 Principal  Investigators

Collaborations :

Title of the programme Principal collaborator of the department Name and address of the collaborating institution Principal collaborators of the collaborating institution Duration of the programme
1. Computer-Based Attention Training for treating a Child with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: An adjunct to pharmacotherapy - A case report. Journal of Pharmacy Research. 9 (11), 612-617.
2. Neural oscillations in resting state EEG in ADHD children.
Prof. Pritha Mukhopadhyay
Department of Psychology,
University of Calcutta
Department of Psychiatry R.G Kar Medical College and Hospital Dr. Saswati Nath, 
Dr. Sayanti Ghosh
2012 to continued
Neural oscillations in resting state EEG in ADHD children Prof. Pritha Mukhopadhyay
Department of Psychology,
University of Calcutta
Department of Psychology
Institute of Behavioural Sciences, Gujarat Forensic Science University, Gandhinagar,   Gujarat.
Prof. C. R. Mukundan 2012 to continued
Neural oscillations in resting state EEG in ADHD children Prof. Pritha Mukhopadhyay
Department of Psychology,
University of Calcutta
Axxonet System Technologies, Bangalore. Sumit Sharma
Pratip Ghosh
Mohini Vijay
2012 to continued
Cognitive Outcome in Epileptic Patients in a Tertiary Care Center in Kolkata, India (2016). International Journal of Epilepsy. Prof. Pritha Mukhopadhyay
Department of Psychology,
University of Calcutta
Department of neurology
N.R.S Medical College,138, AJC Bose Road, Kolkata, India
Dr. Shankar P Saha 2012 to continued
Cognitive Outcome in Epileptic Patients in a Tertiary Care Center in Kolkata, India(2016). International Journal of Epilepsy. Prof. Pritha Mukhopadhyay
Department of Psychology,
University of Calcutta
Department of Medicine
North-24 Parganas District Hospital, Barasat, India
Dr. Gautam Das 2012 to continued
Informal Caregivers’ Psychological Distress and Coping Style during Cancer Care(2015). Scholars Journal of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, 3(1B):144-152. Prof. Pritha Mukhopadhyay
Department of Psychology,
University of Calcutta
Department of  Oncology
R.G Kar Medical College and Hospital
Dr. Arnab Bhattacharjee 2012 to 2014
Computer-Based Attention Training for treating a Child with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: An adjunct to pharmacotherapy - A case report. Journal of Pharmacy Research. 9(11), 612-617. Prof. Pritha Mukhopadhyay
Department of Psychology,
University of Calcutta
Department of Physiology
University of Calcutta
Prof. Debashish Bandhopadhyay, 2012 to continued
1. Neural oscillations in resting state EEG in ADHD children. 2. Classification   of resting state EEG signals of ADHD children using empirical mode decomposition. Prof. Pritha Mukhopadhyay
Department of Psychology,
University of Calcutta
Department of  Applied Mathematics
University of Calcutta
Dr.Swarup Poria 2012 to continued
Correlation of Functional Brain Image and Neuro-cognitive functions in Geriatric Groups   Prof. Sanjukta Das
Department of Psychology,
University of Calcutta
Calcutta National Medical College and Hospital (CNMCH) Eko CT and MRI Scan Centre,Medical College Campus, Kolkata-700073 Dr. Asish Mukhopadhyay    
Dr. Anup Sadhu
2012 onwards
2015 onwards
Mechanisms of myocardial ischemia and Status of Cognitive functions following myocardial ischemia in humans   Heart-rate variability and its implications Prof.Debasish Bandyopadhyay,
Department of Physiology,
University of Calcutta
Department of Cardio-Thoracic & Vascular Surgery,
IPGMER,SSKM Hospital,
244 A.J.C. Bose Road, Kolkata, West Bengal 700020 --DO—   Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Calcutta
Dr. Santanu Dutta,
Associate Professor
Dr. Santanu Dutta
Associate Professor  
Dr. Swarup Poria
Associate Professor
2012 onwards         October, 2016 onwards October, 2016 onwards
Improvement and Intervention of Mental Efficiency in Mentally Challenged Individuals by Effective Nutrition and Other Supportive Care Prof. SanjitDey,
Department of Physiology,
University of Calcutta
Bodhipeet (Home for Mentally Challenged Persons), AQ Block, Sector V, Salt Lake City, Kolkata, West Bengal 700091, India. With the NGO 2012 onwards
  Prof. SanjitDey,
Department of Physiology,
University of Calcutta
Institute of Child Health, 11, DrBireshGuha Street, Park Circus, Kolkata, West Bengal 700017. Dr.Tapasi Mitra
Consultant Psychologist. Dr.Swapan Mukherjee, Associate Professor, Pediatric neurologist.
2014 onwards
  Prof. SanjitDey,
Department of Physiology,
University of Calcutta
ECO CT and MRI Scan Centre, Medical College and Hospitals Campus, 88, College Street, Kolkata- 700073, West Bengal. Dr. Anup Sadhu, MD,FICR, Consultant radiologist. 2014 onwards
  Prof. SanjitDey,
Department of Physiology,
University of Calcutta
Indian Statistical Institute, No. 203, Barrackpore Trunk Road, Kolkata, West Bengal 700108. Prof. Saurabh Ghosh, Human Genetics Unit. 2015 onwards
Brain structure and activation pattern correlates of cognition: Identification by EEG and brain MR-imaging of healthy young adults Prof. Nilkanta Chakrabarti
Department of Physiology,
University of Calcutta
Department of Radiodiagnosis, Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research (IPGME&R), SSKM Hospital, WB Govt., 244 A.J.C. Bose Road, Kolkata - 700 020 Prof. Dr. Swadha Priya Basu (MBBS, MD Dip Card.), [Former Head] Prof. Dr. Utpalendu Das (MBBS, MD, DMRD)
[Present Head] Dr.Sumit Chakrabarti
(MBBS, MD) Dr. Samiran Samanta
(MBBS, DMRD)
2014 onwards
  Prof. Nilkanta Chakrabarti
Department of Physiology,
University of Calcutta
Department of Neurology, Bangur Institute of Neurosciences, Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research (IPGME&R), SSKM Hospital, WB Govt., Debendra Lal Khan Rd, Bhowanipore, Kolkata, West Bengal 700020 Dr. Atanu Biswas
(MD, DM)
2014 onwards
  Prof. Nilkanta Chakrabarti
Department of Physiology,
University of Calcutta
National Brain Research Centre,  Manesar,; NH-8, Manesar, Gurugram, Haryana 122051, India Prof. Prasun Kumar Roy
[MBBS, MRCR (Radiology) (UK), FRSM (London), PhD, FAMS, FNAE, FNASc]
2014 onwards

Thrust areas in teaching and research of the academic centre :

  • Short term course: Psychology, Physiology & Mathematical Modeling
  • Research: Integrative approach of Psychology, Physiology and Computation including Mathematical Modeling

Research support :

Name of the equipment Brief description Funding agency
Functional near infra-red spectroscopy (f-NIRS)) Company name: Bio-pac,
Model no: 1100 fNIRS is an non-invasive optical method for measuring brain activity through hemodynamic responses associated with neuron behaviour.
CPEPA-UGC
128 Channels  EEG and ERP Company name: Axxonet Electroencephalography (EEG) is an electrophysiological  monitoring method to record electrical activity of neurons in the brain. CPEPA-UGC
Neuro feedback system with 36 Channels  EEG and ERP facility Company name: Axxonet Neuro feedback technique helps person to train themselves to self-regulate the brain function CPEPA-UGC
Brain Train Company name: Captains Log Brain Train is used for cognitive training CPEPA-UGC
Computerised 7-channel Biofeedback Company name: RMS Relax 701 In Biofeedback a person can gain greater awareness of many physiological functions such as brainwavesmuscle toneskin conductanceheart rate CPEPA-UGC
Computerised  Biofeedback Company name: RMS Polyrite D In Biofeedback a person can gain greater awareness of many physiological functions such as brainwavesmuscle toneskin conductanceheart rate. CPEPA-UGC
Spectrophotometer Company name: HITACHI
Model no: U-3900H UV- VIS It is used for the quantitative measurement of the intensity of light in a part of the spectrum, especially as transmitted or emitted by particular substances using UV/Vis light.
CPEPA-UGC
MPVS- Ultra single segment foundation system Company name: ADInstrument
Model no:  PL3508B48/R MPVS is used to measure ventricular pressure and ventricular volume of small and large animals by using appropriate catheter.
CPEPA-UGC
Real Time PCR Company name: Roche
Model no:  Light Cycler 480 II Rapid high-throughput and plate-based technique to monitor amplification of targeted DNA molecule during PCR.
CPEPA-UGC
Chemi Luminescence & Gel Documentation System  Company name: Bruker
Model no:  In Vivo F Pro A complete system for high resolution optical, radioisotopic imaging as well as chemiluminescence study
CPEPA-UGC
 MATLAB Company name:  ELMAX MATLAB is a multi-paradigm numerical computing environment and fourth-generation programming language. MATLAB allows matrix manipulations, plotting of functions and data, implementation of algorithms, creation of user interfaces, and interfacing with programs written in other languages,including CC++Fortran and Python CPEPA-UGC
Neuropsychological and Cognitive tests Company name:  Pearson Clinical and Testing,  Psycho Matrix,  Prasad Psycho Neuropsychological tests are specifically designed tasks used to measure a psychological function known to be linked to a particular brain area. CPEPA-UGC
South Paw Kit Company name: Southpaw Enterprises Sensory integration dysfunction and neuro-developmental products Used for therapeutic purpose CPEPA-UGC
School Speciality kit Company name: School Specialty Tools used to cognitive training and  rehabilitation of  children CPEPA-UGC
Brain Function Therapy (BFT) Software Company name: Axxonet
BFT-Brain Function Therapy is the computer based cognitive retraining programs used with brain damaged patients.
CPEPA-UGC
Workbook of
Brainwave-R
Company name: Psychomatrix Pen-and-paper­ based cognitive rehabilitation program that is divided into five hierarchically graded modules: Attention, Visual Processing, Memory, Information Processing, and Executive Functions. CPEPA-UGC
ASEB CBCL
Software
(Co.name:  Psychomatrix)
Comprehensive tool to assess adaptive and maladaptive functioning. CPEPA-UGC
Staxi-2 Software
Co.name:  (Co.name:  Psychomatrix)
Assesses state anger, trait anger, and anger expression and to measure the way these components contribute to medical conditions. CPEPA-UGC
DKEFS scoring software
(Co.name:  Pearson Clinical & Talent Assessment)
Assess key components of executive functions within verbal and spatial modalities CPEPA-UGC

Major activities :

    Conference:
  • Cognitive Rehabilitation Workshop of Brain Injured Patients, 2013 (25th – 30th March, 2013) 6- day workshop
  • One Day Seminar on “Electrophysiology of Brain: Theory & Practice
    University of Calcutta. 8th October, 2015.
  • Invited Talk on “Implicit Measurement” by Prof. Ajit Kumar Dalal, Allahabad University held on 10th June, 2016.
  • International conference on “Neurodegenerative Disorders: Current and Future Perspectives” that will be held on 10-12 Feb., 2017, jointly organizing in collaboration with Institute of Neurosciences Kolkata (I-NK) and University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK.
    Certificate course :
  • Six week Certificate Course on “Electrophysiological & Neuroimaging Studies including Mathematical Modeling”. Held on 22/08/2016 to 04/10/2016 (completed)
    Community Outreach Program :
  • Extension programmes in Multidisciplinary Areas: CPEPA -Sarvashikhsha Mission(SSM) Collaboration.  Inauguration & initiation of training 18th May, 2016 Training to Special Educators of SSM on Identification, Assessment & Certification of Specific Learning  Disordered children of Primary School. Venue: Megnathsaha Auditorium,  Rashbehari Siksha Prangan (commonly known as Rajabazar Science College campus), University of Calcutta, 92, APC Road, Kolkata - 700009
  • CPEPA- Bodhipeet  (NGO), Benefit & Care for the Mentally Challenged Individuals“ Initiated on 4th of June, 2016, Venue: Bodhipeet Auditorium , Sector- V, Salt Lake city, Kolkata - 700091
    Center In-house Research Presentation :
  • The f-NIRS study of oxyhaemoglobin in forebrain of human subjects during assessment of auditory impact on visual memory task- presented by Mr. Siddhartha Datta (20/01/2016)
  • Neural oscillations in resting state EEG in ADHD children- presented by Ms. Piya Saha (23/02/2016)
  • Classification of resting state EEG signals of ADHD children using empirical mode decomposition- presented by Ms. Priyanka Chakraborty (17/03/2016)
  • Improvement and intervention of mental efficiency in mentally challenged individuals with effective nutrition and other supportive care- presented by Ms. Aaveri Sengupta (18/04/2016)
  • Correlation of Functional brain image and neuro-cognitive functions in geriatric groups- presented by Ms. Sreerupa Ghosh (26/05/2016)
    Center output for Publication of Research Article (upto 2016)
  • Mondal A, Mukhopadhyay  P, Basu N, Bandyopadhyay S,  Chatterjee T, Quantitative Analysis of Euclidean Distance to Complement Qualitative Analysis of Facial Expression during Deception. Industrial Psychiatry Journal, 2016 (in press).
  • Das G, Saha P,  Mukhopadhyay P , Saha P Sankar, Cognitive Outcome in Epileptic Patients in a Tertiary Care Center in Kolkata, India. International Journal of Epilepsy, 2016 (in press).
  • Saha  P,  Chakraborty  P,  Mukhopadhyay P,  Bandhopadhyay D, Ghosh  S,  Computer-Based Attention Training for treating a Child with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: An Adjunct to Pharmacotherapy -A case report. Journal of Pharmacy Research, 9(11), 2015, 612-617.
  • Roy KP, Bhattacharya L & Mukhopadhyay P, Understanding of Specific Learning Disability: An Explanatory Approach. An Explanatory Approach. Indian Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 2,2014, 253-263.
  • Mukherjee, M., Kumar, S., & Banerjee, M. (2014). Impact of Sensory Integration Therapy on Sensory Integrative Dysfunction: Towards Freer Movement in Children with Autism. Indian Journal of    Developmental Disability, 2 (2), 171-181.
  • Kumar, S., & Banerjee, M. (2014). Effect of Sensory Integration Therapy on Some Functional Areas of Autism. Indian Journal of   Developmental Disability, 2 (2), 233-242.
  • Datta S, Sarkar S, Chakraborty S, Mulpuru SK, Basu S, Tiwary BK, Chakrabarti N, Roy PK. (2015) MRI characterization of temporal lobe epilepsy using rapidly measurable spatial indices with hemisphere asymmetries and gender features. Neuroradiology (Springer); 57(9) :873-86.
  • R. Shaw, S. Debsarma and S. Kundu, An algorithm for removing stoichiometric discrepancies in biochemical reaction database, Current Science, 103(11),  2012, page 1328-1334.
  • A model of infectious disease with latent, acute and chronic phases, S. Debsarma, IARJSET, 2(11), November 2015, page 85-88.
  • Ghosh A, Dutta M, Ghosh AK, Chattopadhyay A, Bhowmick D and Bandyopadyay D. Melatonin affords protection against myocardial ischemia-induced cerebral mitochondrial dysfunction: an in vivo study.  Journal of Pharmacy Research, 2015, 9(2): 105-118.
  • Mukherjee D, Ghosh AK, Dutta M, Mitra E, Mallick S, Saha B, Reiter RJ and Bandyopadhyay D. Mechanisms of isoproterenol-induced cardiac mitochondrial damage: protective actions of melatonin. Journal of Pineal Research, 2015, 58: 275–290.
  • Dutta S, Mukharjee D, Mitra E, Ghosh AK, Dutta M, Basu A,Biswas AD, Bandyopadhyay A and Bandyopadhyay D, Involvement of oxidative stress in ischemic heart disease (IHD) in Patient admitted in a Tertiary Care Hospital, WEST BENGAL, INDIA, Asian J Pharm Clin Res, 161-166, 6(3), 2013.  
  • Sahoo B & Poria S, Effects of allochthonous inputs in the control of infectious disease of prey, Chaos, Solitons & Fractals 75, 1-19, 2015.
  • Sahoo B & Poria S, Disease control in a food chain model supplying alternative food, Applied Mathematical Modelling 37 (8), 5653-5663, 2013.
  • Sahoo B & Poria S, Diseased prey predator model with general Holling type interactions, Applied Mathematics and Computation 226, 83-100, 2014.
  • Sahoo B & Poria S, Effects of additional food on an ecoepidemic model with time delay on infection, Applied Mathematics and Computation 245, 17-35, 2014.
  • N Mukherjee & S Poria, Bistable dynamics of an insect–pathogen model Pramana 85 (1), 65-75

Links :

Additional information :

  • Please vide the details of the “extension programme” performed by the center under the heading of “Major activities” (Point 17).

Contact

Campus : Rashbehari Siksha Prangan (commonly known as Rajabazar Science College Campus)

Address for communication : CPEPA-UGC center, University of Calcutta, 92 A.P.C. Road, Kolkata – 700 009, India