Academic Departments University of Calcutta


Year of Establishment :  December 15, 1984

History of the department : The Department of Electronic Science in Calcutta University was established on December 15, 1984. University Grant Commission and Department of Electronics, Govt. of India jointly decided to introduce a two-year M. Sc. course in Electronic Science with a view to bridge the gap between science and technology in the area of Electronics to develop Human Resources to cater the needs of both Research and Development (R & D) and Industry sectors. It is a DST-FIST and DST-PURSE Sponsored Department.


Faculty Members :
Name Designation Area of specialisation Email/Phone number
Anupam Karmakar
Professor Semiconductor Nano-Science & Nano-Technology, Sensors,
Microwave Systems, Circuits & Decices
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Projnan Chattopadhyay
Professor Semiconductor Devices and Materials
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Abhijit Mallik
Professor Nano-scale CMOS (Classical & Novel), MOS Insulator
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Sanatan Chattopadhyay
Professor & HOD Strained-Si and Nano-scale CMOS Devices, High-k Gate Insulator, Nano-science and Nano-technology, Sensors,
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Jayee Sinha
Assistant Professor Condensed Matter Physics and material Science
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Emeritus Professor and Adjunct Professors :
Name Designation Area of specialisation Contact number
Somnath Sarkar UGC Emeritus Professor Fiber-optics and Photonics 033-23603722
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Courses :

Programme Level of study Eligibility Intake capacity
M.Sc. Post Graduate B.Sc. (Hons.) in Electronics/Physics 25
Ph.D. Research M.Sc./M.Tech. --


Research scholars :
Name Research topic Name of the supervisor Date of registration
Akant Sagar Sharma Studies on III-V Nitride and Bismide semiconductor nano-structure Prof. Sunanda Dhar 27/10/2014
Abhijit Banerjee   Some studies on the electrical characteristics of planar Schottky barrier diode Prof. P.Chattopadhyay   30/12/2012  
Anindita Das High-K dielectrics Dr. Sanatan Chattopadhyay  
Anirban Roychowdhury   Prof. Somnath Sarkar  
Dr. Dharmadas Kumbhakar
Anup Karak   Prof. Somnath Sarkar 10/03/2014
Arunansu Sadhu   Prof. Somnath Sarkar 10/03/2014
Aswini Kumar Mallick   Prof. Somnath Sarkar 18/05/2012
Avishek Das Zinc oxide nano-structures and their photo-diodic applications Dr. Sanatan Chattopadhyay  
Basudev Nag Chowdhury Ballistic transport in NW-MOSFETs Dr. Sanatan Chattopadhyay 04/03/2014
Bazlul Karim   Study of optoelectronic properties of some II-VI thin film semiconductors deposited by chemical bath deposition technique Prof. P.Chattopadhyay   18/11/2015  
Chirantan Das Food safety and quality assessment: sensor studies of bio-consumables Dr. Sanatan Chattopadhyay
Dr. Anupam Karmakar
Debarup Roy   Prof. Somnath Sarkar
Dr. Anupam Karmakar
Debuprasad Haldar   Some studies on the electrical characteristics of semiconductor heterojunction diode Prof. P.Chattopadhyay   16/12/2013
Dip Prakash Samajdar Investigation of the properties of group III-V Bismide semiconductors Prof. Sunanda Dhar 10/03/2014
Emona Datta   Prof. Abhijit Mallik 04/04/2016*
Ivy Dutta   Prof. Somnath Sarkar
Dr. Dharmadas Kumbhakar
Jenifar Sultana Copper oxide thin film based solar cell Dr. Sanatan Chattopadhyay 04/04/2016*
Jhuma Pal   Some studies on the electrical characteristics of meta-semiconductor field effect transistors Prof. P.Chattopadhyay   03/06/2013  
Mainak Palit Nano-electronic device: fabrication and characterization Dr. Sanatan Chattopadhyay Dr. Amlan Chakrabarti  
Mithun Kumar Bhowal Bi containing III-V bulk layers and low-dimensional structures Prof. Sunanda Dhar 14/12/2015
Prosenjit Roychowdhury   Prof. Somnath Sarkar
Dr. Sankar Gangopadhyay
Rajib Saha Nano-structure based memory devices Dr. Anupam Karmakar
Dr. Sanatan Chattopadhyay
Rathin Basak Analytical modeling of tunnel currents in advanced MOS devices Prof. Abhijit Mallik 12/07/2012
Sayantan Bakshi   Prof. Sunanda Dhar
Dr. Sanatan Chattopadhyay
Shilpi Guin Device design and performance analysis of novel CMOS devices Prof. Abhijit Mallik 12/07/2012
Sk. Masum Nawaj Random variability study in advanced CMOS devices Prof. Abhijit Mallik 02/03/2015
Somdutta Paul Metal oxide nano-structures: Growth and characterization Dr. Sanatan Chattopadhyay 04/03/2014
Subhadip Chakraborty Bioelectronics: Analytical modeling and bioelectrical studies Dr. Anupam Karmakar
Dr. Sanatan Chattopadhyay
Subhasis Das   Optical and electrical characterization of binary and ternary III-V Bismide bulk layer and quantum structure Prof. Sunanda Dhar   27/10/2014  
Subhrajit Sikdar Optical photo sensor modeling Dr. Sanatan Chattopadhyay
Dr. Anupam Karmakar
Sulagna Chatterjee Nano-scale strain engineering Dr. Sanatan Chattopadhyay  
Sutanu Dutta   Some studies on electrical and optical properties of metal-semiconductor field effect transistor Prof. P.Chattopadhyay   06/09/2013  
Swarnali Guha Roy   Some studies on the properties of thin film polycrystalline metal sulfides prepared by chemical methods Prof. P.Chattopadhyay   26/06/2013  
Utsa Das   Prof. Sunanda Dhar 04/04/2016*
* Indicates date of enrollment
Projects :
Project title Funding agency Principal investigator Duration Budget
Systems Biology and Bio-medical Engineering: Development of Digital Micro-Fluidics Chip World Bank Dr. S. Chattopadhyay 3 years 1 Crore
Design and Development of Crystal Growth System for Preparation of High Pure Gallium Nitride for Light Emitting Diode (LED) and Other Related Optoelectronic Applications DST,
Govt. of India
Prof. Sunanda Dhar 3 years 72.69 Lac
Devices Design and Optimization of Complementary Tunnel FETs for Low Power Applications and Their Variability Study DST,
Govt. of India
Prof. A. Mallik 3 years 40.59 Lac
Collaborations :
Title of the programme Principal collaborator of The department Name and address of the collaborating institution Principal collaborator of the collaborating institution Duration of the programme
DST project “Design and development of crystal growth system for preparation of high pure gallium nitride for light emitting diode (LED) and other related optoelectronic applications” Prof. Sunanda Dhar Centre for Materials for Electronic Technology (C-MET), Cherlapally, Hyderabad Dr. V. N. Mani, Scientist-E 3 years
Thrust areas in teaching and research of the academic Department :
  • Semiconductor materials growth, devices, physics, design and characterization.
  • Transport in semiconductor materials, low dimensional devices and nanostructures.
  • Semiconductor Nano-Science and Nano-Technology
  • Nano-scale CMOS Devices, MOS Insulator, Strained-Si and CMOS Devices.
  • Optoelectronics, fiber-optics and photonics.
Research Support :
Name of the equipment Brief description Funding agency
Keithley Pico-Ammeter Electrical Measurement System  
TEGAM LCR Meter Capacitance Measurement System  
Displex Closed Cycle Helium Cryogenic System Produces 10 k temperatures DoE & IT,
Govt. of India
Transparent Furnace    
SR 150 Lock-in-Amplifier   AICTE
0.5 meter Monochromator   UPE
Boonton 7200 Capacitance Meter   UPE
DPSS Laser 50 mW   UPE
DPSS Laser 100 mW   DST
Monochromator   DST-PURSE
Vacuum Coating Unit    
Chromtech Hydrogen Generator Generates high purity hydrogen gas DoE & IT,
Govt. of India
Hydrogen purifier Ultrahigh purification of hydrogen gas DoE & IT,
Govt. of India
Deionized Water Plant   DoE & IT,
Govt. of India
Millipore water system    
High Vacuum Evaporator   UGC
Low Temperature Measurement System with PL Set up Optical characterization of semiconductors  
Tube Furnace Nano-wire growth, anneling for water level contacts  
Probe Station   DST-PURSE
I – V Meter   DST-PURSE
Double Beam UV-VIS Spectrophotometer   DST-PURSE
LPE Growth Set Up Equipment for the growth of semiconductor epitaxial layers DoE & IT,
Govt. of India
Optical Honeycomb Table   UPE
Laser Power Meter   DST
Major activities :
  • National conference on “Optoelectronic materials and devices”, 1989
  • International conference on “Electronic and Photonic Materials, Devices and Systems” (EPMDS-06), 2006


Campus : Rashbehari Siksha Prangan (Rajabazar Science College Campus)

Address for communication : Department of Electronic Science, Meghnad Saha Bhavan, 92, A.P.C Road, Kolkata-700 009