Major Events of the University

Physics Colloquium
Title: Turbulent Times
Speaker: Prof. Dhrubaditya Mitra (Nordita, Stockholm, Sweden)
Date & Time 15th June, 2017 (Thursday) 2:00 PM
Venue: PLT 2
Abstract: Turbulence is often called the last unsolved problem of classical physics. But engineers, physicists, and mathematicians differ about that they would describe as the "problem" of turbulence let alone what its solution could be. I shall describe, in brief, the classical results of the theory of turbulence, its limitations and also the modern perspective.

Presidency University invites applications for its first DANCE LAB to be held between 31st July to 5th September 2017.
Guru Imocha Singh will teach the basics of Thang ta and Guru Navtej Johar will explore how the dancer’s body evolves as a result of practicing the classical and contemporary styles of dance.

This program is open to all dancers.
Those interested in participating may send a one-page write-up stating their background/ proficiency in dance and reasons for wishing to attend the workshop. Kindly send your write-up by email to A.P Rajaram (rajaram.dpa@presiuniv.ac.in), Assistant Professor, Department of Performing Arts, Presidency University by 20th July, 2017
Poster

Department of Hindi, Presidency University, Kolkata
Cordially invites you to
Two days workshop
on
Manuscriptlogy
Date : 3rd & 4th May 2017, Wednesday & Thursday
Time: 11.30 am to 4.30 pm
Venue: Lecture Theater, Department of Hindi, N.S. Building
All are welcome

Physics Weekly Colloquium
Speaker: Prof. Goutam Sheet, IISER, Mohali
26th April (Wednesday) 2 PM at PLT-2
Title: Tip-induced Superconductivity
Abstract: It has been recently observed that certain novel phases of matter, like superconductivity, emerge at mesoscopic interfaces between elemental metals and topologically nontrivial systems like topological insulators and topological Dirac and Weyl semimetals. In this talk, I will review some of the published results on such mesoscopic superconducting phases with special emphasis on tip-induced superconductivity (TISC). A TISC phase is known to emerge under the point of contact between a sharp tip of a (non-superconducting) normal metal and a material with topologically non-trivial band structures. Since the superconducting volume fraction in a TISC is extremely small, traditional bulk characterization tools like regular transport and magnetization measurements fail to detect such a phase. I will highlight how probing Andreev reflection, a quantum process through which a normal current is converted into a supercurrent at such mesoscopic point contacts, can be useful in detecting TISC and understanding the nature of TISC.

Department of Philosophy Presidency University, Kolkata
Cordially invites you to attend National Seminar on 24th - 25th April 2017
Venue: A.K. Basak Auditorium, Ground Floor, Main Building, Presidency University, 86/1, College Street, Kolkata – 700073
THEME – AGENCY AND VALUES: ETHICAL CHALLENGES IN THE 21st CENTURY
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Physics Weekly Colloquium
Speaker: Prof. Pushan Majumdar (IACS)
Date: 19th April 2017 (Wednesday) 2 PM at PLT-2
Title: Introduction to strong interactions.
Abstract : In this talk we will take a preliminary look at Quantum Chromodynamics, the candidate theory for strong interactions and discuss its formulation, successes and what remains to be done for it to be recognized as the theory of strong interactions.

PREMCHAND INTERDISCIPLINARY LECTURE SERIES -15
(A platform to share knowledge without boundaries)
Department of Hindi & History, Presidency University, Kolkata
Cordially invite you to
Premchand Interdisciplinary Lecture
On
‘Hindi Language & Literature : Between domestic tongue & global language’
Speaker : Prof. Heinz Werner Wessler
Department of Linguistics & Philology, Uppsala University, Sweden
Interest/Specialization : Indology, Linguistics
Date : 10th April 2017, Monday
Time: 3.15 pm
Venue: A.K. BASAK Memorial Lecture Theater, Main Building
All are welcome

Physics Weekly Colloquium
Wednesday 12th April, 2 PM. Venue PLT-2
Speaker: Prof. Subhasis Sinha (IISER-Kolkata)
Title: Ultracold atoms in an optical lattice: A new quantum matter with exotic phases
Abstract: I briefly discuss recent developments in the physics of ultracold quantum gases. By loading the ultracold atoms into an optical lattice have opened up new possibilities to study strongly correlated many-body physics and non-equilibrium phenomena. Finally I discuss Superfluid to Mott insulator transition and non-equilibrium dynamics of dissipative Rydberg atoms in an optical lattice.

Dr. Rajarshi Chakrabarti of the Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
will deliver a talk entitled
“Tracer diffusion in a sea of polymers with binding zones and a single polymer chain in active bath”
on 06.04.2017 (Thursday) at 2:00 PM at the Chemistry Lecture Theatre (CLT) – 1
as part of the Bicentenary celebration of Presidency. All are cordially welcome.

PREMCHAND INTERDISCIPLINARY LECTURE SERIES -14
(A platform to share knowledge without boundaries)
Department of Hindi, Presidency University, Kolkata
Cordially invite you to
Premchand Interdisciplinary Lecture
On
‘Who is the child on stage? : Understanding childhood through theatrical productions’
Speaker : Dr Hia Sen, PhD (Albert-Ludwigs University, Freiburg, Germany)
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Presidency University
Interest/Specialization : Sociology of Childhood, Globalization & Indian Society
Date : 5th April 2017, Wednesday
Time: 3.00 pm
Venue: Lecture Theater, Hindi Department
All are welcome

Physics Weekly Colloquium
5th April, 2017, 2 PM at PLT-2
Speaker: Dr. Rabindranath Gayen, Department of Physics, Presidency University
Title: How to trap solar energy ?
Abstract: One of the major challenges in the 21st century is to meet the ever-growing energy demands of the world in a sustainable and environment friendly manner. Solar energy is the most reliable renewable resource on the planet that can be the ideal alternative to the conventional energy sources. In fact, a very small fraction of the energy that reaches the earth's surface is sufficient to meet the global energy needs. How to capture, convert and store this tremendous natural resource? Solar cells or photovoltaic cells are the devices that convert the sunlight into electricity. Several disadvantages of crystalline Si wafer based devices that rule the present solar cell market, has led a tremendous research efforts in the last few decades to fabricate highly efficient solar cells with a modest cost. Thin film solar cells have been most promising till date in terms of efficiency. In this talk we are going to discuss the working principle of thin film solar cells, the problems with the thin film solar cells and the idea of using nanomaterials to increase the power conversion efficiency. Also there will be a brief overview on the present status of other ideas of trapping solar light like excitonic solar cells, plasmonic solar cells, quantum dot solar cells etc.

PREMCHAND INTERDISCIPLINARY LECTURE SERIES -13
(A platform to share knowledge without boundaries)
Department of Hindi, Presidency University, Kolkata
Cordially invite you to
Premchand Interdisciplinary Lecture
On
Hijab, the Search for Freedom, and the Meaning of Rebellion: The Case of Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis '
Speaker : Dr Shuhita Bhattacharjee, PhD (University of Iowa)
Assistant Professor, Department of English, Presidency University
Interest : - Victorian literature , postcolonial studies, gender studies,
Date : 29th March 2017, Wednesday
Time: 3.00 pm
Venue: Lecture Theater, Hindi Department
All are welcome

Physics Weekly Colloquium 29th March, 2017, Wednesday
Speaker: Prof. Arti Garg (Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics)
Time: 2 PM @ PLT-2
Title: What is many body localization ?
Abstract: It is well known that in a non-interacting disordered system, any small amount of disorder is sufficient to localize all the single particle states in one and two dimensions, while in three dimensions there occurs a single particle mobility edge leading to a metal-Anderson Insulator transition as a function of the disorder strength. The question of immense interest, that has remained unanswered for decades, is what happens to Anderson localization when both disorder and interactions are present in a system. Recently Basko e. al. based on perturbative treatment of interactions have established that Anderson localization can survive interactions and disordered many body eigenstates can be localized resulting in a many body localized (MBL) phase, provided that interactions are sufficiently weak. The MBL phase and the MBL transition are unique for several reasons and challenge the basic foundations of quantum statistical physics. In the MBL phase the system explores only an exponentially small fraction of the configuration space and local observables do not thermalize leading to violation of eigenstate thermalisation hypothesis (ETH). In this talk I will describe unique properties of MBL phase, recent development in the field and in the end I will touch upon our recent work which demonstrates MBL to delocalisation transition in a quasi-periodic system.
References: 1) P. W. Anderson, Phys. Rev. {\bf 109}, 1492 (1958). 2) D. M. Basko, I. L. Aleiner, and B. L. Altshuler, Ann. Phys. (Amsterdam), {\bf 321}, 1126 (2006). 3) R. Nandkishore and D. A. Huse, Ann. Rev. Cond. Matt. Phys. {\bf 6}, 15 (2015). 4) S. Nag and A. Garg, arXiv:1701.00236

Presidency University, Department of Statistics presents
LECTURE ON
Alzheimer’s Disease : An Overview of the Disease and Its Treatment
by Dr Sourish Saha
BS, Presidency University, MS, IIT Kanpur, PhD, University of Florida
Venue : A. J. C. BOSE AUDITORIUM
Date : 23.03.2017 (Thursday)   Time : 3:30 p.m.
All interested persons are cordially invited to attend the lecture.

Physics Weekly Colloquium
March 22nd at PLT-2 at 2.30 PM
Speaker: Prof. Amitabha Lahiri
SNBNCBS
Title: Quark confinement and magnetic monopoles
Abstract: Quarks, the constituents of nucleons and many other particles, and gluons, the particles which mediate strong interactions, all carry a quantum number called color charge. However, the color charge has never been observed in isolation, and is always found `confined' into colorless states. No analytic description of color confinement exists, and finding one remains an unsolved problem. A model of quark confinement, suggested by Nambu, treats quarks as magnetic monopoles, which are the endpoints of Dirac strings. After an overview of all this, I will discuss a more physical version of Nambu's model, in which the strings are physical objects, and the magnetic charge is fully confined.

The Department of Geography, Presidency University, cordially and warmly invites you to a series of lectures to be held from 5th - 7th April, 2017 at the A.J.C. Bose Auditorium.
The topics are related to but not limited within Geography, and speakers from IIT Kharagpur, IIM Calcutta, IDS Kolkata, IIEST Shibpur, CSRD JNU, IISER Kolkata and IIT&TM, Panaji and other such multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary institutes across India shall deliver their talks on a diverse themes. Click here for details

Physics Weekly Colloquium
Speaker: Dr Barnali Chakrabarti
Presidency University
Wednesday 15th March 2 PM at PLT-2
Title: Fundamental aspects of Bose Einstein Condensates
Abstract: In this presentation, She will start from text-book BEC and discuss how the experimental BEC differs from text-book problem from the angle of many-body physics. She will present qualitative pictures and essential features of the quantum many-body calculation developed by our group. From various application of this method in experimental BEC, She will demonstrate the efficacy of our technique. The importance of BEC in the present day research and its future in connection with quantum information will be presented.

Dr. Pratik Sen, Department of Chemistry, IIT Kanpur will deliver a talk entitled
“Microsecond Protein Dynamics Probed at the Single Molecular Level”
on
March 14, 2017 (Tuesday) at 2 PM at Chemistry Lecture Theatre (CLT) -1 of the Department of Chemistry
as a part of the celebration of the Bicentenary celebration of Presidency.
All are requested to attend the seminar.

PREMCHAND INTERDISCIPLINARY LECTURE SERIES -12
(A platform to share knowledge without boundaries)
Department of Hindi, Presidency University, Kolkata
Cordially invite you to
Premchand Interdisciplinary Lecture
On
New Poetry and ' Manjhi ka pul' : Via Jnanpith Awarded Poet Kedarnath Singh
Speaker : Dr. Ved Raman Pandey, ( Phd - Calcutta University)
Assistant Professor, Department of Hindi, Presidency University
Interest : - Hindi Criticism,Poetry and fiction
Date : 8th March 2017, Wednesday
Time: 3.00 pm
Venue: Lecture Theater, Hindi Department
All are welcome

Two talks for the Physics Weekly Colloquium.
Speaker: Dr. Ranjan Laha (Stanford University)
Title: Status of dark matter indirect detection
Date and Time: Wednesday 8th March , 2 PM at PLT-2
Abstract: Indirect detection is one of the most promising ways to search for dark matter in astrophysics. It involves searching for an excess of Standard Model particles on top of standard astrophysical backgrounds. Gamma-rays, X-rays, neutrinos, anti-protons, and positrons are typically used in indirect detection. In this talk, I will give a brief overview of the various techniques used in indirect detection of dark matter. I will discuss the latest status on various astrophysical anomalies and their interpretation in terms of a dark matter signal.

Speaker: Dr. Debanjan Bose (Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul)
Title: Highlights from IceCube Neutrino Observatory
Date and Time: Wednesday 8th March , 3.30 PM at PLT-2


Abstract: IceCube is a cubic-kilometer neutrino observatory buried deep in the ice sheet at the geographic South Pole. A total of 5160 Digital Optical Modules (DOMs) are deployed on 86 strings forming a three dimensional detector array. Over the past decade, South Pole has emerged as a leading site for neutrino astronomy, particle astrophysics and neutrino physics. IceCube's discovery of a diffuse flux of astrophysical neutrinos started a new era of neutrino astronomy. In this talk I will describe IceCube neutrino detector and will discuss some of IceCube’s results. Also, I will give an overview of plans to upgrade IceCube in the future.

PREMCHAND INTERDISCIPLINARY LECTURE SERIES -11
(A platform to share knowledge without boundaries)
Department of Hindi, Presidency University, Kolkata
Cordially invite you to
Premchand Interdisciplinary Lecture
On
India and Pakistan: State - Society relations
Speaker : Dr. Satyabrat Sinha , ( Phd - SIS,JNU, Delhi)
Assistant Professor, , Department of of Political Sciences, Presidency University
Specialization : - Strategic concerns of the South Asian Region
Date : 2nd March 2017, Thursday
Time: 3.00 pm
Venue: Lecture Theater, Hindi Department
All are welcome

Department of Political Science Presidency University
cordially invites you to a lecture on
Lessons of Fukushima
by
Professor Masaaki Ohashi
Chair, Japan CSO Coalition for Disaster Risk Reduction and
Professor, University of Sacred Heart, Tokyo
Wednesday 1 March, 2017
3:30 -5.00 pm
Political Science Lecture Theatre
Bio
Professor Ohashi has been Professor of Social Development since 1993 and describs himself as an activist. He has been a regular visitor to South Asia since 1974 and implements the work of Shapla Neer (a Japanese NGO) in Bangladesh and Nepal. Prof. Ohashi also serves JANIC, the largest NGO network in Japan focusing ODA advocacy and the Nuclear Disaster in Fukushima.

Physics Weekly Colloquium
March 1st, 2 PM at PLT-2
Speaker: Prof. Sakuntala Chatterjee (SNBNCBS)
Title: Coupled nonequilibrium systems: ordering and dynamics
Abstract: Particle clustering is important in many natural physical and biological phenomena. it is important to understand processes that cause clustering in different physical contexts. Often, large-scale clustering is driven by interactions with an external medium which itself has correlations in space and time. An important physical effect in such systems is the back influence of the particles on the medium. This interaction can aid clustering, or destroy it. If a cluster does form, it may be compact and robust, or a dynamic object that undergoes constant reorganization. In this talk I will discuss how different types of ordered phases can be obtained as the interaction between the particles and environment is varied. Within a simple lattice gas model we derive an interesting phase diagram and unmask novel nonequilibrium phases.

PREMCHAND INTERDISCIPLINARY LECTURE SERIES -10
(A platform to share knowledge without boundaries)
Department of Hindi, Presidency University, Kolkata
Cordially invite you to
Premchand Interdisciplinary Lecture
On
Mahabharata: History or Fiction?
Speaker : Dr. Somshankar (Ph.D-Calcutta University)
Assistant Professor, , Department of History, Presidency University
Specialization : History of Bengal & historical literature
Date : 22nd February 2017
Time: 3.00 pm
Venue: Lecture Theater, Hindi Department
All are welcome

Dr. Anindya Sundar Chakrabarti, Assistant Professor, Economics Area, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, will deliver a Series of five lectures on
“Dynamic Models of Macroeconomics” from 27-31 March 2017. The schedule is as follows:
Monday: 3.30 to 5 pm
Tuesday: 3.30 to 5 pm
Wednesday: 3.30 to 5 pm
Thursday: 2 to 5 pm
Friday: 10 am to 12.30 pm
Dr. Chakrabarti is a graduate of 2007 from Presidency College, proceeding to post-graduate in the MSQE programme from ISI Kolkata and PhD from Boston University.
The venue of this lecture series is Economics Seminar Hall.

Sarmila Banerjee, Professor of Economics (retd.), University of Calcutta, will deliver a Series of eight lectures on Environmental Regulation Policies and Environmental Valuation Techniques
during March 2017. The tentative schedule is as follows:
8th March (Wednesday): 11 am to 1pm
15th March (Wednesday): 11 am to 1 pm
17 th March (Friday): 3 pm to 5 pm
24th March (Friday): 3 pm to 5 pm
Prof. Banerjee specializes in Environmental Economics, Quantitative Development Economics, and Econometrics. She did her Ph.D. from University of Florida, Gainesville, USA in 1989, and Post-Doc from University of California, Santa Barbara, USA in 2001-02.
Lectures will be held in Economics Seminar Room.
All are welcome.

Physics Weekly Colloquium
Speaker: Dr. Ratna Koley (Presidency University)
Date and Time: 22nd February, 2017, 2 PM at PLT-2
Title : Are the intergalactic magnetic fields (IGMF) primordial?
Abstract: Magnetic fields have been widely observed in the universe. From planets and stars, all the way to galaxy clusters magnetic fields of considerable strength and size have been repeatedly observed. Recent observational evidence also suggests that even the intergalactic medium in voids could host a weak magnetic field. Despite of their widespread presence, however, the origin of cosmic magnetic fields is still a mystery. In this talk we would like to address the question whether such fields are of cosmological origin? The idea of primordial magnetogenesis is attractive because it makes the large scale magnetic fields easier to explain. Nevertheless, this idea is not problem free, with a number of issues remaining open and matter of debate. We will elaborate on the aspects of primordial magnetogenesis and discuss the advantages and shortcomings of this proposal.

Physics Weekly Colloquium
Speaker: Dr. Moitri Maiti (Joint Institute of Nuclear Research Dubna, Russia)
Wednesday Feb 15th, 2 PM at PLT-2
Title: Detection of Majorana modes in superconductors
Abstract:
Majorana fermions have been the subject of active interests in the recent years. Various theoretical measures have been proposed to probe the Majorana bound state in condensed matter systems particularly using superconducting platforms. The use of Josephson junctions as probes to detect these modes are considered to be fairly robust. In this talk, I will discuss dynamics in a resitively and capactively shunted Josephson junctions (RCSJs) hosting sub-gap Majorana bound state and show that analysis of the current-voltage characteristics reveals robust phase-sensitive signatures for existence of Majorana modes in such junctions.

Dr. Susmita Dasgupta, Lead Environmental Economist in Development and Research Group in the World Bank will deliver two lectures on 14th February 2017 from 2 to 5 pm, with a short break, in Economics Lecture Theatre, Presidency University. The topics she will address are as follows:

1. Urban Flooding of Greater Dhaka in a Changing Climate: Building local Resilience to Disaster Risk and
2. Minimizing Ecological Damage from Road Improvement in Tropical Forests


Dr. Dasgupta’s research focus is on environmental management in developing countries. She has done extensive analysis on health hazards of pollution, poverty/environment nexus, setting priorities in pollution control, deforestation, biodiversity loss, impacts of climate change on coastal zones and climate extremes, adaptation to climate change, cost effective regulations, monitoring and enforcement of regulations. She has conducted research activities in Bangladesh, Brazil, Cambodia, China, Colombia, Cuba, India, Iran, Lao PDR, Madagascar, Mexico, Tunisia, Vietnam and Yemen, and has published numerous articles on issues related to development and environment.
Before joining the Bank in 1992, she taught at the American University and the State University of New York at Albany. She is a graduate at Presidency College and did her Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Albany.
Please see the attached documents for further details and join us in the lecture.

Physics Weekly Colloquium
Speaker: Prof. Parthasarathi Majumdar (RKMVU)
Wednesday Feb 8th, 2 PM at PLT-2
Title: Black Holes in the lab : Hawking radiation, superradiance and inertial frame dragging'.
Abstract : I shall begin with a quick survey of special and general relativity, and then start with black holes. I shall focus on three interesting physical processes involving matter fields and particles in such spacetimes, namely, Hawking radiation, energy extraction from a rotating black hole (superradiance), and the dragging of inertial frames in rotating black holes. These phenomena are all well predicted from general relativity, but are difficult to observe in practice for physical black hole spacetimes. Next I switch to certain properties of acoustic perturbations in fluid dynamics, whereby, one may have `laboratory' analogues of black holes using certain specific kinds of quantum fluids. This amazing appearance of an `acoustic' curved spacetime within perfectly non-relativistic standard fluid dynamics leads to prospects of controlled experiments involving such analogue black holes whereby the three phenomena mentioned above may actually be observed. This is intradisciplinary physics bringing together ideas from fluid mechanics, general relativity, superfluidity and the physics of cold atoms.

PREMCHAND INTERDISCIPLINARY LECTURE SERIES -9
(A platform to share knowledge without boundaries)
Department of Hindi, Presidency University, Kolkata
Cordially invite you to
Premchand Interdisciplinary Lecture
On
"Forgetting" Grandma: A tale of fading memories
Speaker : Dr. Piyali Mukherjee ( Post Doctorate Moffit Cancer Centre & R M L,NIH, USA)
Assistant Professor, , Department of Life Sciences, Presidency University
Specialization : Age-related Neurodegeneration and Mitochondrial Bioenergetics
Date : 8th February 2017
Time: 3.00 pm
Venue: Lecture Theater, Hindi Department
All are welcome

PREMCHAND INTERDISCIPLINARY LECTURE SERIES -8
(A platform to share knowledge without boundaries)
Department of Hindi, Presidency University, Kolkata
Cordially invite you to
Premchand Interdisciplinary Lecture
On
" Games with Karma: Indian Board Games as a Commentary on Life "
Speaker : Dr. Souvik Mukherjee (PhD, Nottingham Trent University, UK)
Assistant Professor, Department of English, Presidency University
Specialization : Digital Humanities, Game studies, video game and storytelling.
Date : 2nd February 2017
Time: 3.00 pm
Venue: Lecture Theater, Hindi Department
All are Welcome

Department of Political Science, Presidency University
Cordially invites you to the Nirmal Kanti Majumdar Endowment Lecture Programme.
Distinguished Speaker, Prof. Neera Chandhoke, Department of Political Science, Delhi University will deliver the lecture on:
Rethinking Secularism Date : February 2nd, 2017
Venue : AJC Bose Auditorium, Presidency University ,
Time : 11:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.
The NKM Endowment Lecture will be held as per the programme given overleaf.
Looking forward to your presence.
Programme Schedule:
11:00 a.m. Inauguration by Prof. Swapan K. Chakravorty
Chair : Prof. Sobhanlal Dattagupta
11.30 a.m. Lecture by Prof. Neera Chandhoke on Rethinking Secularism Questions and Answers
1.00 p.m. Lunch
2:00 p.m. Panel Discussion on Religion in Indian Life
Coordinator: Prof. Sanjukta Bhattacharya, Discussants : Prof. Neera Chandhoke, Prof. Manabi Majumdar, Prof. Sanjeeb Mukherjee
3:30 p.m. Vote of Thanks
Tea

A talk will be delivered by Dr. Joe Devine, Head, Department of Social and Policy Sciences, University of Bath, UK.
Date: 20th January 2017.
Time: 1:45 pm.
Venue: Seminar Room, Sociology Department.
Topic: “Social, Political and Anthropological aspects of development”.
All are invited.

Speaker: Professor M S Raghunathan, Head of the National Centre for Mathematics,
Distinguished Visiting Professor and NASI Platinum Jubilee Chair, Department of Mathematics, IIT Bombay
Title: A Short Course on Arithmetic Groups
Venue: Mathematics Lecture Theatre, Main building 1st floor, Presidency University
Schedule: 16 -19 January, 2017, Time 2.30 pm -4.00 pm &
20th January, 2017, Time 11.00 am - 12.30 pm
Abstract: 1. Basic definitions of algebraic groups and arithmetic groups, Minkowski
reduction and Mahler criterion.

2. The Godement criterion and consequences:the Diriclet unit theorem and
existence of compact manifolds of constant curvature;the
Borel-Harish-Chandra theorem

3. Some structural properties of linear groups. Rigidity and arithmeticity.

4. Locally symmetric spaces and their topology

5. The congruence subgroup problem

Each of these will be the subject matter of one lecture. Some familiarity
with basic algebraic number theory will be helpful. However basic facts
from algebraic number theory will be recalled whenever needed. Some
theorems will be proved but for most others only statements will be given
along with say some comments. The aim is to give a flavour of the subject
by highlighting some striking results.

A lecture at physics department
Speaker: Dr. Sujit Bandyopadhyay (KLA Tencor, Singapore)
December 29th, 2 PM at PLT-2
Title : Interferometers: meeting challenges in diverse areas
Abstract: interferometers are non-invasive optical devices used extensively both in research and industry. Both broadband (White light) and narrowband (laser) sources are used depending on the applications. A snapshot of important aspects of some applications will be presented. Scanning White Light Interferometer (SWLI) imager are ideal or microscopic imaging and surface topography applications such as surface profiling, Thin Film characterisation, 3D topography (Optical Coherence Topography). Common Path Interferometers (Sagnac) using imaging mirrors provide vibration free compact spectrometers for space applications. SWLI can easily be modified into PUPS (Pupil Plane SWLI) for multi-angle-multi-wavelength Ellipsometry. VISAR (Velocity Interferometer System for Any reflector) is an important plasma diagnostics for recording interference fringes from a moving illuminated object under wide angle light scattering. LIGO (laser Interferometer for Gravitational Observatory), a combination of Michelson interferometer and Fabry-Perot Interferometer for detection of gravitational wave, requires minimisation of noises such as shot noise, which is controlled (reduced) by injecting ‘squeezed’ (in phase uncertainty) light using non-linear optics (second harmonic generation followed by frequency down conversion in optical parametric generation) in the passive port (detection port) of the Michelson Interferometer. Another interesting feature is the generation of ‘squeezed’ state by radiation pressure back action. This can be a very useful study at University level with a lot of scope for learning., Sincere thanks. Here is another lecture program at Physics Department to be held on the 29th December, 2016. The abstract is given below. Kindly upload this to the departmental events.

Physics weekly Colloquium
Speaker: Dr. Atri Bhattacharya, Space sciences, Technologies and Astrophysics Research (STAR) Institute, Université de Liège
PLT-2 28th December 2 PM
Title: Exploring boosted dark matter scenarios using IceCube
Abstract:
IceCube is the largest present neutrino detector at about 1 km^3 in instrumented volume. Built at the south pole, and deep into the Antarctic ice-bed, it is designed to detect ultra-high energy neutrinos incident at the earth with energies of 1 TeV and above. Since being built in 2010, IC has had remarkable success, detecting more than a 5 sigma evidence of a neutrino flux over and above known sources of neutrinos, such as those from cosmic ray interactions with atmospheric nuclei. In this talk, I will briefly describe the IceCube detector, its goals and results, and the standard interpretations of said results. I will then discuss how this neutrino detector can be used to detect an altogether different kind of particle, namely fast moving or "boosted" dark matter, showing in the process, that present observations at IC are really also compatible with this alternative scenario, for reasonable values of parameters in the theory.

Prevention of Mass Violence and Promotion of Tolerance: Lessons from History
International Multidisciplinary Conference
Department of History, Presidency University, Kolkata, India
27-28 February 2017
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Advanced School on Gravitational Waves
Lectures on
Binary Black Hole Physics
Gravitational Wave Data Analysis
Gravitational Wave Instrumentation
On December 12-16th , 2016
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Religiosity/Secularity in the Fiction of Bangladesh War of Independence (1971): Lecture by M H Khan, NY Univ, Fri 9 Dec, 12:30 pm, HLT (2)
Poster

Presidency University, Kolkata
Celebration of Constitution Day
26.11.2016
Time: 1:20 PM
Lecture Theatre, Department of Political Science
Presidency University
Introductory Address: Prof.Pradip Basu, Head, Department of Political Science
Arun Kumar Maiti, Dean of Students
Speakers
Prof.Abdus Samad Gayen
Prof. Yarraguntla Suresh Babu

All are invited

National Workshop on Mathematics in the arena of Statistics organised by department of Statistics on Dec 12-16, 2016

Three day workshop on
Big Data Analytics
will be held at
Cochrane Place, Kurseong on 12-14th December 2016
instructed by Prof. Pulak Ghosh and Prof. Bhuvanesh Pareek. Download Brochure

Physics Weekly Colloquium
Nov 16th, 2 PM at PLT-2
Speaker: Dr. Ujjaini Alam (ISI)
Title: Cosmic Acceleration and Dark Energy
Abstract: Dark energy is one of the most tantalizing mysteries in current cosmological research. A host of observations confirm that about two-thirds of the energy content of the universe comprises of this negative-pressure ``dark energy'' component that causes the expansion of the universe to accelerate. In this talk, we will explore two distinct facets of dark energy research-- the theoretical and the observational. Many different theoretical models have been suggested for dark energy. We shall examine these theoretical models, and the constraints on them in light of current observations. A second approach to the dark energy problem is to study the various observations available to us with different statistical tools, and optimize these methods for obtaining maximum information on the dark energy parameters. Using these two complementary approaches in conjunction, we expect to shed light on the nature of dark energy.

Lecture Schedule for Georgia State University delegation
organized by Department of Political Science Presidency University
on November 11-22, 2016
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Dr. Sumit Agarwal
Professor of Finance, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University
will deliver a talk on
“Thy Neighbor’s Misfortune: Peer Effect on Consumption”
4th November 2016 from 4 pm
Department of Economics, Presidency University
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Physics Weekly Colloquium
Speaker: Prof. Punyabrata Pradhan
SNBose National Centre for Basic Sciences
26th Oct 2016 at 2 PM at PLT-2

Title: Additivity and Fluctuations in Mass Transport Processes

Abstract: Understanding fluctuations is fundamental to the formulation of statistical mechanics, where additivity plays a crucial role. For example, consider equilibrium thermodynamics which is based on the principle of additivity: Macroscopic state of a system can be determined by extremizing a thermodynamic potential (such as entropy or free energy). In equilibrium, additivity leads to the concept of intensive thermodynamic variable (temperature, pressure or chemical potential), which helps in understanding fluctuations in the system. However, in nonequilibrium, there is no unified principle to characterize fluctuations. In this talk, I aim to provide a statistical mechanics framework to characterize steady-state mass fluctuations in a broad class of nonequilibrium mass transport processes.

The Department of Economics Presidency University is pleased to announce a Capacity Building Workshop on
BIG DATA, ECONOMICS AND FINANCE
from 20 to 26 October 2016.
Registration is open till 5th October 2016. Download Brochure   Guest House Accommodation Detail

The Department of Bengali, Presidency University is going to organize
a three-day workshop on ‘Manuscriptology’
on and from 20th to 22nd October, 2016 at 01:00 pm.
with the collaboration Bangiya Sahitya Parisad, Kolkata.
Venue: Seminar-room, the department of Philosophy, (N S Building, Ground Floor) PU
& Seminar Hall, Bangiya Sahitya Parisad, Kolkata (22/10/2016).
Registration is open till 20th October 2016
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PREMCHAND WEEKLY LECTURE SERIES -7
(A platform to share knowledge without boundaries)
Department of Hindi, Presidency University, Kolkata
cordially invite you to
Premchand Weekly Lecture
on
" Jewish Contributions to Hindi Literature and their Portrayal in it "
Speaker : Navras Jaat Aafreedi
Assistant Professor, Department of History, Presidency University
Date : 21st October,2016
Time:, 3.15 pm
Venue: Lecture Theater, Hindi Department
All are welcome

Department of Economics, Presidency University presents a special lecture on
Policy, Politics and Credit Supply
by
Nagpurnanand R. Prabhala
Professor of Finance at University of Maryland
Chief Mentor and Head of Research, CAFRAL, Reserve Bank of India, Mumbai

Venue: Economics Lecture Theatre, Economics Department
17th October 2016 from 11 am - 12.30 pm
All are welcome


Abstract: In emerging markets, policy and politics are central in shaping credit supply and its effect on firm growth. We show how using evidence from India. Reforms in creditor rights shape the type of credit in an economy and in particular, enhance the supply of arm’s length credit relative to relationship banking. Policies attempting to direct credit towards small firms can have the counterintuitive effect of inhibiting small firm growth. Directed lending policies can shape the flow of credit in directions sought by the state but state ownership of lenders introduces a political channel that can additionally modulate these flows with unclear effects on output.

Department of Political Science cordially invites you to a seminar lecture to be delivered by :
Prof. Biju Paul Abraham, Dean of Indian Institute of Management, (IIM) Calcutta
Theme of the Lecture : 'Political Economy of Trade Liberalisation: India and the Doha Round of the WTO'
Venue : Seminar Lecture Theatre, Department of Political Science
Date : October 5th , 2016 . Time : 3.30 pm

Physics Weekly Colloquium
Speaker: Dr. Ayan Mukhopadhyay
Vienna Institute of Technology
Time: September 21st, 2 PM at PLT-2
Title: A new nonperturbative framework and QCD
Abstract: An outstanding challenge for theoretical physics today is to construct an effective framework for quantum systems including nonperturbative effects. We need to understand how to include both weakly coupled partons and strongly coupled IR degrees of freedom together into a complete and consistent framework. This is relevant for QCD as lack of suitable factorization of hadronic amplitudes when momentum transfer is above the saturation scale, formation of QGP in heavy-ion collisions, collective flow in collisions of small systems and many other such experimentally accessible phenomena require us to construct such a framework for understanding them. We will propose a new framework for QCD in this direction and discuss concrete progress made towards its construction. We will argue that the best context to first employ this framework will be to heavy-ion collision experiments. Finally, we will discuss a toy model where the full proposed framework can be explicitly constructed.

Speaker: Prof. Anuradha Lohia
Presidency University
Time: September 21st, 4 PM at PLT-2
Title: What do you do with your Science Degree?

The Department of History cordially invites you to:
Notes on a Poetic History of South Asia
Lecture
by
Dr Nosheen Ali
Wednesday, 21 September, 2016,12:30 pm
History Lecture Theatre (Room 2), Main Building, Presidency University, Kolkata Click Here for details

PREMCHAND WEEKLY LECTURE SERIES -6
(A platform to share knowledge without boundaries)
Department of Hindi, Presidency University,Kolkata
cordially invite you to
Premchand Weekly Lecture
on
" Criticism in the New Century: Ismat Chughtai's "Lihaaf" and its Discontents"
Speaker : Dr. Anupma Mohan
Asst.Professor, Department of English, Presidency University
Date : 16th September,2016
Time:, 3.15 pm
Venue: Lecture Theater, Hindi Department
All are welcome

Physics Weekly Colloquium
Wednesday 14th September, 2016
2PM at PLT-2
Speaker: Prof. Arnab Das
Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science
Title: Periodically Driven Closed Quantum Systems: Some Recent Elementary Development
Abstract: When a quantum system is driven periodically in time by varying a parameter (interaction/externally applied field) in time, quantum interference can result in surprising counterintuitive phenomena even in very simple systems. In many-body context, periodic drive can give rise to non-trivial periodic states which can be understood by extending the fundamental framework of equilibrium statistical mechanics. In this talk we will give an introduction to some of these interesting recent developments.

Outreach Programme in Mathematics
Department of Mathematics, Presidency University is organising an outreach programme for 10+2 students on 12th September, 2016. The interested students are requested to send an email to < math.presidency@gmail.com > for registration with their name, class and the name of their school. There are limited seats, so early registration is encouraged. The email registration will be closed on 9th September, 2016 and the selected candidates will be intimated by an email on 10th September, 2016. There will be a registration fee of Rs. 50/- (rupees fifty only) payable at the event.
The details of the programme are as follows:
Venue: Mathematics Lecture Theatre, Main building (1st floor)
Registration: 10:00 am -- 10:30 am
Lecture 1: 10:30 am -- 11:45 am
Lecture 2: 11:45 am – 1:00 pm
Lunch: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Lecture 3: 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Lecture 4: 3:15 pm – 4:30 pm
Tea Break: 4:30 pm -- 4:45 pm
Discussion : 4:45 pm – 5:30 pm

The names of the speakers with the names of the topics are as follows:

Real valued functions: Kuntal Banerjee & Tapan Saha
Geometry and Structures: Shubhabrata Das
Elementary Number theory: Sabyasachi Dutta

PREMCHAND WEEKLY LECTURE SERIES -5
(A platform to share knowledge without boundaries)
Department of Hindi, Presidency University,Kolkata
cordially invite you to
Premchand Weekly Lecture
on
Cartoon in the Hindi Literary Sphere, 1900-1940
Speaker : Dr.Prabhat Kumar
Asst.Professor, Department of History, Presidency University
Date : 9th September,2016
Time:, 3.15 pm
Venue: Lecture Theater, Hindi Department
All are welcome
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प्रेसिडेंसी विश्वविद्यालय, हिंदी विभाग द्वारा आयोजित
प्रथम द्विशतवार्षिकी व्याख्यान माला

वक्ता : अलका सरावगी
व्याख्यान -1
झुके मकानों का शहर : कलकत्ता और कथा का भूगोल
तारीख और समय 21 सितंबर 2016, तीन बजे
स्थान : लेक्चर थियेटर, हिंदी विभाग, पी.यू
व्याख्यान-2
कथा और हूतूतू
तारीख और समय : 2 नवंबर 2016, तीन बजे
स्थान : लेक्चर थियेटर, हिंदी विभाग, पी.यू
व्याख्यान -3
प्रवासी मन और कथा का डायसपोरा
तारीख और समय : 16 नवंबर 2016, तीन बजे
स्थान : लेक्चर थियेटर, हिंदी विभाग, पी.यू
सादर आमंत्रण

Department of Hindi, Presidency University, Kolkata
Present its first Bicentennial Lecture Series
Speaker : Alka Saraogi
Sahitya Academy Winner Eminent Hindi Writer

Department of Mathematics, Presidency University invites you all to a series of lectures on
Weierstrass approximation through Bernstein polynomials: When Probability dates Analysis
by
Dr. Parthanil Roy, Indian Statistical Institute
Venue: Mathematics Lecture Theatre.
Date & Time
Friday 9th September, 2016 4 PM
Friday 16th September, 2016 4:30 PM
Abstract: In this series of lectures, a purely probabilistic proof of Weierstrass approximation theorem will be presented. Basic probability theory needed for the proof will be developed in a self-contained manner. The statement and motivation of the approximation theorem will also be discussed from the viewpoint of real analysis. These lectures will explain, among other things, how inter-dependent the two subjects (probability theory and real analysis) are. Special care will be taken so that this series is accessible to the students.

Chemistry Lecture on September 6, 2016 at 2:30 PM at Chemistry Lecture Theatre 1 on
Fabrication of SERS-Based Sensor and and Single-Molecule Level Interaction between Polyelectrolyte and Protein
by
Dr. Ranjit De, Advanced Photonics Research Institute (APRI) and Department of Chemistry, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), Gwangju 500-712, Republic of Korea.

Department of Political Science , Presidency University cordially invites you to
Public lecture on
“US ELECTORAL PROCESS AND ELECTORAL CAMPAIGN”
The Distingushed Speakers :
MR. WAYNE HARPER
Hon'ble Senator Utah-State Senate (Republican Party)
MS. ARUNA MILLER
Hon'ble Maryland State Legislature Delegate (Democratic Party)
Date : September 6th 2016, Tuesday, Time : 10.30AM
Venue : POLITICAL SCIENCE SEMINAR LECTURE THEATRE

Presidency University welcomes you to a public lecture in Mathematics
by
Fields Medalist Professor Cédric Villani
Director, Institut Henri Poincaré, Paris
Venue: Physics Lecture Theatre 02
Date: 31st August, 2016, 10: 30 am

Physics Weekly Colloquium
Wednesday August 31st 2016
2PM at PLT-2
Title: Gravitational-Wave Detectors in India
Speaker Dr. Fred Raab, Head, LIGO Hanford Observatory


Abstract: The first observing run of LIGO’s second-generation detectors gave birth to the new field of gravitational wave astronomy. This run achieved the first direct detection of gravitational waves, the first observation of black hole binaries, the first look at black-hole dynamics and tests of General Relativity in extreme spacetime conditions. Achieving these discoveries required detectors at the frontier of measurement science. Fully exploiting the promise of this new field will require building out the international network of terrestrial gravitational-wave detectors, continually upgrading the detectors in the network’s existing facilities and developing new facilities to expand further the reach of these detectors. This represents significant opportunities for detector development in India. All are welcome.

Physics weekly colloquium
Speaker: Prof. Arnab Sen (IACS)
Date: August 24th, 2 PM, PLT2/PLT1
Title: Understanding the "simplest" spin liquids

Abstract: Spin liquids are intriguing magnetic states of matter that are neither ordered (like ferromagnets or antiferromagnets) nor disordered (like paramagnets), and require new concepts for their description. A complete understanding of such states is still lacking and many fundamental questions remain.
In this talk, I will describe a simple class of spin liquids and show why such states are non-trivial and how their properties can be understood most simply in terms of emergent gauge fields that are not present at the microscopic level.

Physics weekly colloquium
Speaker: Prof. Soumen Roy (Bose Institute)
Date: August 17th,2016
Time: 2 PM at PLT2
Title - Complex systems: From image processing to phage-bacteria interactions
Abstract - There are many systems and phenomena in nature and everyday life, which we encounter frequently and yet understand poorly. In this talk, I will present a tiny subset of such phenomena and explore whether an interdisciplinary set of techniques from mathematics, statistics, computation and statistical physics of networks can shed fresh insight. Diverse examples such as detecting vulnerabilities in infrastructure networks, the design of image processing devices, non-invasive diagnostics, synthetic biology inspired protein design etc. would be furnished. All of these would be firmly grounded upon experimental data. Finally, I would demonstrate how an iterative cycle of experiment-driven modeling and model-driven experimentation can uncover new and exciting findings in biology.

The Department of History takes pleasure in inviting you to Roy Bar Sadeh's lecture titled "Producing a New Network of Belonging in the Indian Subcontinent: al-Manar's Milieu and Bombay's Arab Mercantile Community (1898-1935)."
The talk will take place on Wednesday, 17th August, beginning at 12:30 pm, at the History Lecture Theatre (Room 2).
Mr. Roy Bar Sadeh is a PhD candidate in History at Columbia University, New York. He works on transnational intellectual interactions between Muslim scholars in the Mashriq, South Asia and Central Asia from the mid-19 century to the 1940s.

Department of Economics, Presidency University,
presents a special lecture series on
Persistence of Poverty and Anti-Poverty Policies
by
Maitreesh Ghatak
Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, London School of Economics
Schedule

DateTime
16 August 20163 pm to 5.30 pm
17 August 20163 pm to 5.30 pm
18 August 201611 am to 1 pm

Venue: Economics Lecture Theatre
All are welcome.

Department of Economics, Presidency University, is happy to announce two special interactive lectures on
The Curriculum in Open-access Resources in Economics (CORE)
project and teaching economics in an active way
&
Inequality with CORE Project
by Dr. Parama Chaudhury of University College of London
on 10 and 11 August 2016 at Economics Computer Laboratory, Presidency University. Timing is as follows:

Date Title of the lecture Time
10 August 2016 The Curriculum in Open-access Resources in Economics (CORE) project and teaching economics in an active way 2 pm to 4 pm
11 August 2016 Inequality with CORE Project 1.30 pm to 2.30 pm

All interested people are welcome.

Special Lectures on Topics in Condensed Matter Physics
by Prof. Krishnendu Sengupta,
Professor, Department of Theoretical Physics
Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science
August 3rd : 3.30 PM- 5.30 PM
August 10th: 3.30 PM-5.30 PM
August 17th: 3.30 PM-5.30 PM
August 24th: 3.30 PM-5.30 PM
August 31st: 3.30 PM-5.30 PM
Room: Physics Seminar Room

The Paschimbanga Itihas Samsad and the Department of History, Presidency University, take great pleasure in inviting you to the XXIII Professor Susovan Chandra Sarkar Memorial Lecture.

This year, Professor Sugata Bose, Gardiner Professor of Oceanic History and Affairs at Harvard University, will be speaking on the subject of 'Sahitye Itihas, Itihase Raj-niti: Nawabi Theke Swadeshi Bangla (History in Literature, Politics in History: From Nawabi to Swadeshi Bengal)'.

The lecture will begin at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, 16 August 2016, at the Political Science Lecture Theatre, Presidency University, Kolkata.

DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY PRESENTS
Benjamin Lacam’s New Harbor: Geography, Law and Empire
Speaker: Dr. Debjani Bhattacharyya
Dr. Debjani Bhattacharyya, is Assistant Professor in Department of History, Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA. She has done her Masters from Jadavpur University, Kolkata and PhD from Emory University, USA. Her research interests and publications are in the field of urban environmental history, legal history, history of economic thought and postcolonial studies.
ABSTRACT:
After a series of requests in 1770, Benjamin Lacam received a land grant to build his New Harbor close to Channel Creek east of Sagar Islands in the Bay of Bengal. Lacam claimed that he had discovered a "natural harbour" in this tidal delta, where the depth of water and the landmass remained constant affording a safe passage from the Bay to the docks of Calcutta. Yet, two months before his Harbor was to begin functioning in 1776 the Calcutta Revenue Committee withdrew the grant from Lacam halting construction. The reasons for canceling the grant were twofold: The first stemmed out of the presence of water in the land that was granted to him, as water within a land grant “went beyond the spirit of the document,” as one Company official claimed. Second, the depth of the Harbor failed to yield a constant measurement as Lacam initially claimed, posing a problem of geographical evidence within dispute arbitration. What followed was a legal case lasting a quarter century that begun in the Mayor’s Court in Calcutta in 1776 and ended in London 1803. The legal debate that ensued proceeded primarily along three lines, a: distinguishing land and water as separate jurisdictional entities within law, b: the accuracy of instruments to measure depth of water and finally c: human integrity in the person of Lacam. Some of the members of the jury and surveyors who were called upon to judge and testify understood the seasonal variability and variety of land-water admixture that made up the tidal landscape. However, they all agreed that this mobility was a "problem" that needed to be fixed through accurate instruments of measure and new legal imaginaries in the name of safeguarding company’s interests in the emerging property and land market. This failed infrastructural venture brings to light the imbrications of property, environment and law for Lacam speculated not just financially, but also with geography and law.
VENUE: HISTORY LECTURE THEATRE
DATE: 12/08/2016 (FRIDAY)
TIME: 1:00 PM
ALL ARE WELCOME

Physics weekly colloquium
Hunting for Survival: Chemotaxis, Search and Statistical Mechanics
August 10th 2 PM at PLT-1
Speaker: Dr. Ankush Sengupta Download Abstract

Physics Department Wednesday Colloquium
Date: July 27th, 2016, 2 PM
Speaker:
Prof. Surajit Sen
Department of Physics, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14260-1500
Email: sen@buffalo.edu
Title: Mechanical energy transport through granular systems
Abstract
The talk shall focus on the rich physics associated with mechanical energy transport through artificially constructed granular systems such as the Newton’s cradle, and decorated 2D and 3D granular structures with closed or random packing. Mechanical energy travels as a solitary wave in 1D granular systems. Such a system turns out to be non-integrable, thereby leading the solitary waves to break down and form again during collisions, thus giving rise to large energy fluctuations (rogue fluctuations as in rogue waves) and very slow relaxation in the non-dissipative limit, a topic of interest in non-equilibrium statistical physics. We will touch upon impact decimation in decorated 1D, 2D and 3D granular systems, which is becoming a mature topic now and turns out to be of interest to the blast mitigation community. We will close with some comments on crater formation during impact onto a 3D bed.

This research has been partially supported by the US Army Research Office

Department of Economics, Presidency University, cordially invites you to a special lecture on
A study of the negotiated-settlement practice in regulation: Some evidence from Florida
by
Dr. Shourjo Chakravorty,
Istanbul Technical University,
on
20 July 2016 at Economics Lecture Theatre, Presidency University.
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A public lecture By
Professor Tapodhir Bhattachayay, Assam University, Silchar
On ‘ Language Hegemony & Bengali Language’
Organized by Department of Bengali, Presidency University
Venue : N S Building (Seminar Room, Ground Floor)
Date & Time: 18 July, 2016 at 03:00 pm
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Department of Economics, Presidency University cordially invites you to a special lecture on
Ethnic Conflict and Civic Engagement
Souvik Dutta
Assistant Professor in Economics, Economics and Social Sciences Area
and
Young Faculty Research Chair
Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
Date: 2 June 2016 at 12 noon     Venue: Economics Lecture Theatre

Abstract

Despite similar levels of ethnic diversity, some places manage to remain peaceful while others experience ethnic conflict. Using a game theoretic framework, I argue that this variation is related to the structure of ethnic engagement in the society. Ethnic engagement refers to a business relationship between two individuals which can be inter (with an individual of opposite ethnicity) or intra (with an individual of same ethnicity). I show, the more segregated an economy is i.e., the higher is the degree of intra-relative to inter-ethnic engagements, the more conflict prone the economy is. The chances of conflict are lowered if there are “inter” ethnic ties in form of social engagement, i.e. if individuals derive utility from social interactions. Absolute poverty can also play a role in precipitating conflict. I also provide an empirical analysis in the context of Hindu-Muslim violence in India. The analysis shows that higher is the inbreeding homophily at a place the greater is the probability of occurrence of a conflict there, which validates the main result of the paper.

Department of Bengali Presidency University, Kolkata
Cordially invites you all to a Talk
on
BANGALIR KABYANATYA CHARCHA : TATWA O PRAYOG
Speaker
DR. TARUN MUKHOPADHYAY & SRI SUBHASIS GANGOPADHYAY
(Renowned Critic in Literature & Drama)
Date : Wednesday, 4May, 2016
Time : 1:30pm
Venue: Departmental Lecture Theatre

The Department of History, Presidency University, Kolkata: Annual Kuruvila Zachariah Memorial Lecture
The Department of History takes great pleasure in inviting you to its
Annual Kuruvila Zachariah Memorial Lecture.
Date and Time
Wednesday, 27 April 2016, from 11:50 am to 1:50 pm
Venue
The Department's Lecture Theatre no. 2.
This year's speaker is Professor Janaki Nair
Topic / Title of the Lecture
"Your History, My Pasts": The Possibility of a "Historical Temper" in Contemporary India


Abstract: This paper will begin with the dilemma of the professional historian in contemporary India. It has on the one hand led to a new kind of accountability of the professional historian to a very sceptical public, well beyond the confines of colleges and departments and journals. It has also led to a relative "irrelevance" of professional history at a time of burgeoning of popular and public histories which show no particular commitment to positivist evidentiary protocols. Can we think of a historical method appropriate to our times? To what extent should such a method be attentive to the sense of the past rather than the meanings of the past which appear to set academic histories apart from the copious productions of the popular/sectarian/interested historians? Finally, what are the possible ways in which the professional historian's recast methods recover their claims to a credible account of the past? The paper will attempt to answer some of these questions through reference to the afterlives of Tipu Sultan in Kannada lavanies.

The Speaker
Professor Janaki Nair teaches History at the Centre for Historical Studies, JNU. Her research interests, which have largely focussed on the region of Mysore/Karnataka, range from labour and working class history to legal history, and from histories of the city to histories and theories of feminism in India. Her published works include Mysore Modern: Rethinking the Region under Princely Rule (Orient Blackswan, 2012) and The Promise of the Metropolis: Bangalore's Twentieth Cenutry (OUP, 2005, 2006).
All are welcome

Prof. Rana Adhikari from California Institute of Technology (LIGO Team) will be giving the colloquium on Wednesday 20th April at 3.30 PM at AJC Bose Auditorium.
Speaker: Prof. Rana Adhikari (California Institute of Technology)
Time: 3.30 PM @ AJC Bose Auditorium.
Date: April 20th, Wednesday
Title: The Quiet Thunder of Gravity in the Cosmos
In 1916, Albert Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves—vibrations of spacetime produced by the most cataclysmic events in the universe that travel at the speed of light. Yet for several decades, it was believed that these waves either did not exist or were too weak to detect. Over the past 45 years, scientists have been developing ever-more-sensitive detectors capable of measuring these spacetime distortions from as far away as hundreds of millions of light years. On September 14th, the universe spoke to us for the first time through the spacetime vibrations of a pair of massive black holes from a billion years ago.

In this talk, Adhikari will describe how our understanding of the quantum physics of the very, very small has allowed us to explore gravitational physics of the very, very large. The window onto the dark side of the universe is now open.
In Physics Tea we will have a discussion session with the speaker.

Department of Bengali Presidency University, Kolkata
Cordially invites you all to a Talk
on
ESAMAYER BANGLA KABITAY CHITRA KALPO
Speaker
SRI PRABAL KUMAR BASU & BIBHAS ROY CHAWDHURI
Renowned Poet & Critic
Date : Monday, 18th April, 2016
Time : 1:30pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre, Bengali Department, Presidency University

Physics Tea
Date: 13.4.2016
Time: 2 PM @ PLT-2
Speakers: Ms. Sukanya Mallik and Mr. Unmesh Ghorai
Title: Let's get molded into plasma

Abstract: Starting from the distant nebula to our very close candle flame, Plasma is all around us. Plasma Physics is a very old division and it has a wide range of application in space and astrophysics, controlled Fusion Reaction (Tokamak), accelerator physics etc. It also has a variety of commercial and industrial applications. So, it's very important to understand some basic plasma phenomena and its physical mechanism to understand those applications and explore new areas of applications. But, because of the presence of a large number of charged particles and non-linear interactions between them, Plasma is indeed a very complex system to deal with. The properties of plasma are diagonised by using a probe, e.g Langmuir probe. We have studied some interesting properties of plasma by analysing the plasma parameters under the influence of applied electric and magnetic field. The talk will cover these and finally we will discuss briefly on plasma confinement using magnetic field and its use in Tokamak. It will be a short journey to the Fourth State of Matter, the Plasma world.

Colloquium
Date: 13.4.2016
Time: 3.30 PM @ AJC Bose Auditorium
Speaker: Arghya Taraphder
Affiliation: Dept. of Physics and Centre for Theoretical Studies, IIT Kharagpur
Title: Physical science at the table top: mysteries of the collective response

The popular notion of 'esoteric', extant in only the cosmic or subatomic scale, is debunked with examples of everyday phenomena that are as mysterious. Some of these can be observed in table-top experiments and back-of-the-envelop calculations. In almost all these cases, the mystery is in the fact that the individual particles or atoms do not respond to a probe, a collective organization of the system 'sees' and 'responds' where there should seemingly be no response at all. These are 'emergent' properties of the 'many', not amenable to the reductionist approach prevalent in the last century. In much of these, quantum organization plays a central role.
All are welcome.

Event: Students' Seminar at the Department of Mathematics, Presidency University
Speaker: Ajay Saha (PG 2)
Date & Time: 7th April 2016, Thursday at 3.30 pm
Venue: Room # 8, Main building, Presidency University
Title: Variational Principle in Classical Mechanics
Abstract: We will start with the deduction of Euler-Lagrange equation from Hamilton's principle of least action and we will show the equivalence of Lagrange's equation and Hamilton's equation. Then we will discuss Liouville's theorem, Poincare's Recurrence theorem and it's applications.

Physics Tea @ 2 PM at PLT-2
Speaker Mr. Shibsankar Dutta
Title: α- Vanadyl Phosphate Based Hybrid Supercapacitor: A new candidate for the Energy Storage
Abstract: Two dimensional nano materials are the promising choose as a electrode material for supercapacitor application due to their large specific surface area, extra electrochemical active sites, high mechanical flexibility. Free standing hybrid films of functionalized MWCNT (–COOH group) and α-Vanadyl phosphates (VOPO4.2H2O) are prepared by vacuum filtering. The surface morphology and microstructure of the samples are studied by transmission electron microscope, field emission scanning electron microscope, Raman spectroscopy and XRD. Electrochemical properties of hybrid films have been investigated systematically in 1M Na2SO4 aqueous electrolyte. The hybrid material exhibits a high specific capacitance 236 F/g with high energy density of 65.6 Wh/Kg and a power density of 1476 W/Kg.
Speaker: Ms. Suchanda Mondal
Title: Highly efficient photocatalytic activity of CuO quantum dot decorated rGO Nanocomposites

Abstract: CuO Quantum dots (QDs) of size 4.5 nm decorated on rGO sheet to form nanocomposites with different weight percentages synthesized via simple soft chemical route. Tuning of CuO QDs absorption towards visible region from UV region in presence of rGO was also observed. The luminescence of rGO was found to be quenched in rGO-CuO nanocomposites owing to charge transfer from LUMO of rGO layer to the conduction band of CuO. Systematic and concise studies of photocatalytic performance towards degradation of methylene blue dye by CuO QDs along with rGO-CuO nanocomposites were presented in this work. Nanocomposite with equal weight percentage of rGO and CuO degrades almost 99 % of methylene blue under irradiation of visible light for 50 minutes shows maximum degradation efficiency.

Colloquium at 3.30 PM at AJC Bose auditorium
Speaker: Prof. Guruprasad Kar
Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata
Title: Entanglement as resource in quantum information processing

Abstract:
In the earlier part of the development of quantum mechanics, entanglement in QM was used to show some apparently unacceptable counterintuitive features of the interpretation of QM. But starting from the last part of 20th Century, physicists started showing some nice applications of entangled state in some information processing phenomena like super dense coding, secret key generation, quantum computation and quantum communication. We shall discuss some of the basics of quantum information to understand how entanglement is indeed a resource for information processing.
All are invited.

Physics Tea
Date: 30th March 2016 Time: 2 PM @ PLT-2
Speaker: Prof. Dipanjan Chakrabarty (IISER-Mohali)

Colloquium
Date: 30th March 2016 Time: 3.30 PM at AJC Bose Auditorium
Speaker: Prof. Biswarup Mukhopadhyay (HRI)
Title: Particles, Accelerators and Symmetries
Abstract: Unveiling the fundamental laws of physics at the smallest attainable distance scales requires a herculean effort on both the experimental and theoretical fronts. An outline of such efforts will be given in this colloquium. After a review of the circumstances leading to the discovery of the Higgs boson, a glimpse of some yet unanswered questions will be given.
All are welcome

Department of Hindi, Presidency University, Kolkata
Cordially invites you all to a Talk
on
Italian Renaissance and Painting
Speaker : Prof. Indrani Das
Professor, Department of English & other European Languages
Visva Bharati
Date : Tuesday, 29 March, 2016
Time : 11 am
Venue : Lecture Theatre, Hindi Department, Presidency University

Celebrating 200 Years of Presidency
Department of Sociology organises a 2-day conference on
"Transgender Embodiments and Experiences: Problems and Possibilities"
Date:28-29 March , 2016 from 11:00 am onwards at A.J.C. Bose Auditorium
Poster

Popular Mathematics Lecture organized by the Department of Mathematics, Presidency University.
Speaker: Professor Arnaud Chéritat, CNRS, FRANCE.
Date & Time: 22nd March 2016, Tuesday at 4 pm.
Venue: Mathematics Lecture Theatre, Presidency University.
Title of the Lecture: Sphere Eversion
Abstract: Smale proved in 1959 that one can turn the sphere inside out in the Euclidean 3-space, by going through immersions. However, he did not give an explicit description of how to realize it. Since then, many people gave different ways to do it. I will briefly present the history of explicit sphere eversions, then describe a new way to do it.

An international seminar series organized by the Department of Mathematics, Presidency University.
Speaker: Professor Arnaud Chéritat, CNRS, FRANCE.
Dates & Time: 21-22 March 2016 & 24-25 March 2016 at 11.30 am.
Venue: Mathematics Lecture Theatre, Presidency University.
Title of the seminar series: Parabolic Implosions in Complex Dynamics.
Abstract: I will explain the local dynamics of parabolic fixed points and their perturbation in one dimensional complex dynamics. The first part of this series will include the Leau flower theorem, the Fatou coordinates, horn maps (conjugacy invariants) and their covering properties. The second part will deal with vector field comparison, implosion, geometric limits, renormalization, near-parabolic renormalization.

Bicentennial celebration
Department of Hindi, Presidency University
UGS Sponsored National Seminar
On
Modern Indian Women Writings
Venue: A.J.C Bose Auditorium
Date & Time: 21st March 2016, 10:30 am and onwards
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Students' Seminar in the Department of Mathematics, Presidency University
Speaker: Arijit Ganguly, TIFR Mumbai
Date & Time: 17th March 2016, Thursday at 3.30 pm
Venue: Room # 8, Main building, Presidency University
Title: A Survey of Diophantine Approximation
Abstract: Diophantine Approximation is regarded as the analysis of 'how the set of rational numbers is included inside the set of real numbers'. That is, we try to understand how "well" a generic real number can be approximated by rational numbers. The starting point of this discussion will be a classical result, namely the "Dirichlet's Theorem". We will then talk about the "Very Well Approximable Numbers" and "Badly Approximable Numbers" followed by the celebrated result of K. F. Roth on the strength of which he was awarded the Fields medal. We shall also see the higher dimensional natural analogs. We also review these classical results from the point of view of homogeneous dynamics. We shall see how the diophantine properties of a number or vector corresponds to the properties of certain orbits in some homogeneous dynamical systems. Finally, if time permits, we shall discuss a landmark work by Kleinbock D. Y and Margulis G. A on "Metric Diophantine Approximation on Manifolds".

Department of Hindi, Presidency University, Kolkata
Cordially invites you all to a Talk
on
Bharatmuni’s Natyashastra : Classical Concept & Relevance
Speaker : Prof. Mau Dasgupta
Head, Sanskrit Department, Calcutta University
Date : Monday, 14 March, 2016
Time : 12 pm
Venue : Lecture Theatre, Hindi Department, Presidency University

Department of Political Science, Presidency University and Council for Political Studies, Kolkata
Announce
Call for papers
For One day Annual Conference on 18 March, 2016
On
Democracy and Tolerance
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Presidency University cordially invites its students to an informal meeting
with
Professor Dipesh Chakrabarty,
Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor of History, South Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago,
on Monday, 14 March 2016, beginning at 4:00 pm
in the canteen (Nine to Nine).
This event is part of a series of conversations--Café Presidencian--with eminent scholars the Honourable Vice Chancellor has inaugurated as part of the university's lead up to its bicentennial commemoration.

One day workshop on "Philosophy of Mind"
by
Prof. Manidipa Sen
Venue: A.J.C Bose Auditorium
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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The Department of History has the pleasure of inviting you to
a talk by
Mou Banerjee of Harvard University
on
'The World and Words of Munshi Meherullah, and Muslim-Christian Polemics in Bengal, 1885-1907'.
Date and Time: 11 March 2016 (Friday), 11.40 am
Venue: History Department, Main Building, 2nd Floor, Room No. 2
Abstract:
Muslim atrap communities in the eastern part of the Bengal Presidency (present day Bangladesh), were the target demographic of Christian conversion efforts in the last decades of the nineteenth century. This gave rise to Bengali Muslim apologetic movements, whose main actors and their audiences were representative of networks of medium and low thought. Debates (bahas) between Muslim preachers and Christian missionaries, as well as religious meetings (waz mahfils), characterized these apologetics. Disseminated through street-market chapbooks in Musalmani-Bengali or dobashi Bengali, such polemics translated the cultural valences of Christianity and Islam both as personal faith and as communitarian identifying markers. In this paper, I analyze a selection of such pamphlets authored by an itinerant tailor called Munshi Meherullah, who spearheaded the atrap Bengali reaction against missionary efforts.

Presidency University cordially invites you to a lecture by
Professor Dipesh Chakrabarty, Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service
Professor of History, South Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago,
on the subject of "Climate Change and the Humanities".
The talk will be held on 10 March 2016, starting at 4:00 pm, in the AJC Bose Auditorium.

Presidency University Department of English
Invites academic papers for
Young Researchers’ Conference
On
Critiquing caste in /as Dalit Literature
Date: 8th & 9th March, 2016
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The Library is going to organize a program on
"e-Resources@Presidency: Developing better research environment"
on 8th March, 2016 at AJC Bose Auditorium from 1.30 PM -5.30PM.
All are cordially requested to remain present on the program

Event: Students' Seminar in the Department of Mathematics, Presidency University
Speaker: Sayan Gupta (UG second year, Math Major)
Date: Thursday 3rd March, 2016
Time: 3.30 pm - 5 pm
Venue: Room number 8, main building
Title: Regular Polyhedra and the Groups of symmetries
Abstract: The aim of this talk is to prove Euler's formula and classify all regular polyhedrons. Moreover the Groups of symmetries of a regular polyhedron and its dual are discussed.

Brain Awareness Programme 2016
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Speaker: Prof Paul Spence, Senior Lecturer in Digital Humanities, Faculty of Life Arts & Humanities at Kings College, London
Day and Date: Thursday, 25 February 2016
Time & Venue: 11 a.m. - 12 noon at A.J.C. Bose Auditorium
Lecture Topic: The Digital Humanities and new architectures of participation in humanities scholarship
Lecture Abstract: The manner in which we create and disseminate knowledge is being fundamentally transformed by mobile, networked, digital culture and technology. The scope of the humanities, as crucial as ever in providing critical perspectives on human culture in its many forms, is expanding to accommodate new tools and methods, and the 'digital humanities' have emerged as a space to code, disseminate and theorise about new forms of humanities scholarship. Whether applied to music, film, drama, history, literature or language, the digital humanities have forged new architectures of participation which have frequently assumed an ethos of open collaboration, challenging traditional concepts of authorship and publication, and enabling new skills and roles. My presentation will explore the new questions and opportunities which digitally mediated knowledge production provokes, while addressing the cultural and linguistic deficiencies contained in narrowly defined discourses of disruption

The Department of History, Presidency University, has the pleasure of inviting you to a
talk by
Dr Julian Strube of Heidelberg University
on
'Socialism and Religion in Nineteenth-Century France'.
Date and Time: 24.2.2016 (Wednesday), 1 pm
Venue: History Department, Main Building, 2nd Floor, Room No. 3
Abstract:
Socialism and Religion in Nineteenth-Century France
From a Marxist perspective, the history of socialism is marked by a materialist, secular struggle against religious superstition. Due to the dominance of Marxist narratives in the historiography of socialism, it is often overlooked that the early socialist currents in France articulated decidedly religious identities and fundamentally based their social theories on new concepts of “religion.” These socialist schools, especially the Saint-Simonians, Fourierists and Icarian Communists emerged since the 1820s and were active under the July Monarchy between 1830 and 1848. Due to the failure of the Second Republic and the succeeding rise of Proudhonism and Blanquism, their religious doctrines were largely eclipsed. Consequently, scholarship has barely payed any attention to the continuing role of early socialist ideas for the formation of new religious movements since the 1850s, especially Spiritualism and Occultism. The paper will firstly discuss the role of “religion” in early French socialism and then argue for the lasting influence that socialist concepts exerted on the European history of religions.

Students' Seminar in the Department of Mathematics, Presidency University
Speaker: Anubrato Bhattacharyya (UG second year, Math Major)
Date: Thursday 18th February, 2016
Time: 3.30 pm - 5 pm
Venue: Room number 8, main building
Title: Some classical inequalities
Abstract: The aim of this talk is to present proofs of four classical inequalities [AM-GM, Cauchy-Schwarz, Holder and Minkowski] using the theory of convex functions.

Welcome Tust/DBT India Alliance and Presidency University (PU), Kolkata
are jointly organising
a one day symposium at PU (AJC Bose Auditorium) on 23rd February, 2016.
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The students and faculty of the Department of History cordially invite you to two lectures and a discussion, to follow, with
Professor Ishita Banerjee-Dube and Professor Saurabh Dube
on the subject of
"Questions of Caste and Identity: Religion, Gender, Power".
The event will be held in the Bankim Sabhagriha on Wednesday, 10 February 2016, beginning at 1 pm.

Students Seminar in the Mathematics Department, Presidency University
Speaker: Aayushmaan Chakrabarti (UG second year, Math Major)
Date: Thursday 4th February, 2016
Time: 3.30 pm - 5 pm
Venue: Room number 8, main building
Title: Schroeder-Bernstein Theorem
Abstract: This theorem states that if there are injective maps f: A -> B and g: B -> A between two given sets A and B then there exists a bijection h: A -> B, between these two sets A & B. Various proofs of this theorem will be discussed in this talk.

Economics Department is going to organize
a Two Day Capacity Building Workshop
on
LEARNING SPSS
on 1st and 2nd February 2016.
Registration for the workshop will be closed by 27th January 2016.
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Functional Materials:Recent Trends
One-day symposium organized by
Department of Physics, Presidency University.

Date: 29th January, 2016 (Friday).
Venue: A.J.C. Bose Auditorium
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Presidency University The 199th Founders' Day
Venue : Derozio Hall, Presidency University
20th January 2016, 1:00 P.M.
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Presidency University Special Convocation 2016
Venue : Derozio Hall, Presidency University
20th January 2016, 10:30 A.M.
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Department of Economics organized a Capacity Building Workshop
on
Econometrics and Finance
Date : 14-19 January, 2016
Venue : A.J.C. Bose Auditorium and Economics Department, Presidency University
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Department of Economics organized a two day workshop
on
Learning SPSS
Date : 11 & 13 January, 2016
Venue : Economics Department,Baker Building, Presidency University
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Department of Mathematics, Presidency University is organising
an event titled Teachers' Enrichment Workshop
during 4th January - 9th January, 2016.
This programme is funded by the National Centre for Mathematics and aimed mainly at college teachers.
We do have a list of registered participants, however interested people are also welcome to attend the lectures. The names of the speakers with the names of the topics are as follows:
Rings & Fields: Dr. Mrinal Kanti Das (ISI, Kolkata)
Complex Analysis: Dr. Subrata Shyam Roy (IISER, Kalyani)
Geometry of Curves: Dr. Samik Basu (RKMVU, Belur) & Dr. Somnath Basu (RKMVU, Belur)
The venue of this programme has been shifted from AJC Bose Auditorium/MLT to room number 8 in the main building.
For further details please visit: here

Department of Hindi, Presidency University, Kolkata & Sahitya Academy, New Delhi
Cordially invites you all to a seminar
on
Sino-Indian Cultural Relation through Translation
Speaker : Prof. Jiang Jingkui
Professor & Head, Hindi Department, School of Foreign Languages, Peking University & Director, Centre for South Asian Studies, Peking University, Beijing, China
Date : Monday, 4th January, 2016
Time : 4.30 pm
Venue : A.J.C. Bose Auditorium, Presidency University

Presidency University presents a three day Workshop on Entrepreneurship Development organized by Department of Economics and Presidency University Young Entrepreneur Society (PUYES). The workshop will start with an orientation programme Being – becoming: 10 Steps to Entrepreneurship on 6th January 2016. On 7th the Keynote Address will be given by Mr. Chandra Shekhar Ghosh, CEO, Bandhan Bank. That will be followed by Technical Sessions and a round table, Meet the Entrepreneurs. Director, KPMG, will launch an e-market site for the students of Presidency University. As an extension of this programme a Panel Discussion on Entrepreneurship - the preferred professional choice will take place in Bengal Global Business Summit 2016 on 9th January 2016.
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The Department of Philosophy is organising A one-day State Level Seminar
on
“Epistemology: Kantian and Nyāya Perspectives”, Commemorating World Philosophy Day,
Date & Time: Friday the 20th November, 2015
Venue: A. J. C. Bose Auditorium
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Department of Physics Presidency University, Kolkata cordially invites you all to a lecture by
Dr. Koushik Dutta
(Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhopal)
on
'Solving' A Few Problems of Big Bang Cosmology
Date: Wednesday, 18th November 2015
Time: 2 - 3 p.m.
Venue: A. J. C. Bose Auditorium
ALL ARE WELCOME

Department of History cordially invites you to a talk
"GLOBAL CAPITAL AND FOOD"
SPEAKER: DR. UTSA RAY
Department of History, Jadavpur University, Kolkata.
She is author of CULINARY CULTURES OF COLONIAL INDIA: A COSMOPOLITAN PLATTER AND THE MIDDLE CLASS (CAMBRIDGE: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2015)
ABSTRACT:
As Eric Hobsbawm once wrote, before 1848 or when he suggests the “Age of Capital” begins, parts of the world had either marginal or superficial contacts. Hobsbawm had argued that the tightening net of the international economy drew even the very remote geographical areas into direct contact with the rest of the world. Among other things this paper addresses the shifts in the political economy of capitalism since the 1870s to the present and related transformations, if any, in the world of culture, and the relationship of the global and the local in the making of the different cultural forms and artifacts. Although this paper is about post 1870 development of capitalism, I will also delve into the history of the new world, rather on the cultural exchanges between the old world and the new world, meaning between the Americas and the rest of the world. This is because colonial as well as global capital needs to be analysed through the lens of cultural consumption. I will specifically address consumption as it relates to food. Food as a commodity is crucial in understanding the development of capitalist modernity. How capitalism shapes and defines the contours of a commodity can be understood in concrete terms through food.
VENUE: BANKIM SABHAGRIHA
TIME: 1.45PM
DATE: 16 NOVEMBER, 2015 (Monday)
ALL ARE WELCOME

Department of Economics, Presidency University is organizing a one-day conference on
"Issues in Economic Theory and Policy"
on 2 November 2015.
The objective is to encourage young researchers, who are undertaking M. Phil / Doctoral research or have completed such research, to present their output before a broader audience and receive a critical feedback on their work by renowned economists.
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Department of Physics Presidency University Kolkata
cordially invites you all to a lecture by
Prof. Soumen Basak
(Chemical Sciences Division, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics)
on
Physics in Biology
Date: Wednesday, 7th October 2015
Time: 2 - 3 p.m.
Venue: A. J. C. Bose Auditorium
ALL ARE WELCOME

The students and faculty of the History Department, Presidency University, take great pleasure in inviting you to a lecture by
Professor Kapil Raj
on
"Managing Intercultural Encounter in the Early Decades of Calcutta's History, 1690-1750".

The lecture will take place in theBankim Sabhagriha on Wed, 7 October 2015, from 4:30 pm.

Department of Physics Presidency University Kolkata
cordially invites you all to a lecture by
Prof. Gautam Basu
(Biological Physics Division, Bose Institute)
on
Art in Science
Date: Wednesday, 30th September 2015
Time: 2 - 3 p.m.
Venue: Physics Lecture Theatre I
ALL ARE WELCOME

The History Department in collaboration with Kashish Forward and Gaylaxy Magazine would like to invite you to a screening of LGBTQ films, followed by a discussion on 29 Sept 2015, 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm, in the AJC Bose auditorium.

Department of Physics Presidency University Kolkata
cordially invites you all to a lecture by
Prof. Soumen Basak
(Chemical Sciences Division, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics)
on
Physics in Biology
Date: Wednesday, 23rd September 2015
Time: 2 - 3 p.m.
Venue: A. J. C. Bose Auditorium
ALL ARE WELCOME

The Department of Mathematics invites you all to a lecture by
Dr. Sourav Ghosh, Universite Paris-Sud
on
Classification of Surfaces
Venue: Mathematics Lecture Theatre (Main Building)
Department of Mathematics
Date and Time: 4 PM, 22/09/2015 (Tuesday)

Department of Physics Presidency University Kolkata
cordially invites you all to a lecture by
Dr. Manasvita Joshi
(Department of Astronomy, Boston University)
on
Multi-Wavelength Spectral Studies Of Blazars With MUZORF
Date: Wednesday, 16th September 2015
Time: 2 - 3 p.m.
Venue: A. J. C. Bose Auditorium
ALL ARE WELCOME

Department of Economics, Presidency University, Kolkata is organizing a Capacity Building Workshop on Econometrics and Finance from 8th to 14th of October, 2015.

The purpose of the Workshop is to promote the level of understanding of applications of econometric theory and techniques on financial data analysis, as well as enhancing the research capability of participants. The concept note along with tentative Programme is attached.

Due to limited facility in the department, only fifteen Faculty Members and/or Researchers will be able accommodated . Participants are requested to bring their own laptops. Interested persons are requested to kindly email their intention to participate to the undersigned in the mail id mousumi.econ@presiuniv.ac.in They should also intimate whether they are currently using any of these methods, or propose to do so in the future.

A registration fee of Rs. 2000 will be charged from the applicant.

Please note the following dates:

Last date of sending request: 15th September, 2015
Last date of registration: 24th September, 2015
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Eminent mathematician John F. Nash passed away recently. He had received the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1994 for his seminal contribution to the economic application of game theory.
The Economics Department, Presidency University, is organising a seminar on
"The Legacy of Nash"
on 14th August, 2015.
Prof Abhirup Sarkar
of Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata
and
Dr. Parikshit Ghosh
of Delhi School of Economics, New Delhi
will be speaking on the works of Nash and its applications in economics.
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Department of Physics, Presidency University, Kolkata
cordially invites you all to a lecture by
Dr. Debraj Chakrabarti
(Department of Mathematics, Central Michigan University, USA)
on
Generalized Functions
Date: Wednesday, 12th August 2015
Time: 2 - 3 p.m.
Venue: A. J. C. Bose Auditorium
ALL ARE WELCOME

Department of Hindi, Presidency University, Kolkata
Cordially invites you all to a talk
on
Three Traditions of Apabhramsha Literature
by
Andrew Ollett
Post-doctorate Fellow, Society of Fellows, Harvard University, USA
Date : Wednesday, 29th July 2015
Time : 2 pm
Venue : AJC Bose Auditorium, Presidency University
ALL ARE WELCOME

DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY & SOCIOLOGY PRESENTS
Why Study History (of Science)?
by Dr. Projit Bihari Mukharji


SPEAKER: Dr. Projit Bihari Mukharji is Martin Meyerson Assistant Professor in Interdisciplinary Studies, History & Sociology of Science/ South Asia Centre, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. He has studied at Presidency College, Kolkata, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi and School of Oriental and African Studies, London. He is a writer of Nationalizing the Body: The Market, Print and Daktari Medicine (London: Anthem Press, 2009) and has written extensively on a variety of fields such as history of medicine, science, sports and the revolt of 1857.

ABSTRACT: Why study History or, History of Science for that matter? Is it not time we left the past and looked ahead to the future? In an age where we are possibly less than a generation away from actually setting up colonies on Mars what can History teach us and why should we care? Using examples from the latest research in genomics, I will argue that History in general and History of Science in particular is in fact more relevant now than ever before. Simultaneously, I will also make a second, but related, argument in favour of blurring the lines between History and History of Science by drawing upon the examples of gender and caste. .
VENUE: AJC BOSE AUDITORIUM
DATE: 29/06/2015 (MONDAY)
TIME: 3:00 PM
ALL ARE WELCOME

The Department of History, Presidency University, cordially invites you to a Lecture organized by the Institut de Chandernagore
THINKING HISTORY GLOBALLY
by
DIEGO OLSTEIN
Associate Professor in the Department of History and Associate Director of the World History Center at the University of Pittsburgh, USA
Date: 26 May 2015
Time: 2.00 p.m.
Venue: BankimSabhagriha, Presidency University
ALL ARE WELCOME

The Department of Bengali cordially invites you to a Seminar
NATYA-BIBHAY MANCHA-BIBHAS with
BIBHAS CHAKRABORTY
on
The Political Theatre in Bengal : After Independence
A Documentary Film
Behind The Curtain : A Journey with Bibhas Chakraborty
Directed by
Shantanu Saha
Will be shown
Date: 7th April 2015, Monday
Time: 1.00 p.m.
Venue : A.J.C. Bose Auditorium
ALL ARE WELCOME
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Department of Physics Presidency University Kolkata
cordially invites you all to a lecture by
Dr. Tapas Kumar Das
(The Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad)
on
Black Hole Shadow Imaging
Date: Wednesday, 1st April 2015
Time: 2 - 3 p.m.
Venue: A. J. C. Bose Auditorium
ALL ARE WELCOME

Department of Hindi, Presidency University, Kolkata
Cordially invites you all to UGC Sponsored National seminar
on
Contemporary Tribal Literature
Date : Monday, 30 March, 2015
Time : 10 am - 5 pm
Venue : A.J.C. Bose Auditorium, Presidency University Poster

The Department of Political Science , Presidency University, Kolkata
cordially invites you to
A Tri-University Seminar organized by
The Department of Political Science, Calcutta University
The Department of Political Science, Presidency University and
The Department of International Relations, Jadavpur University
on
Democracy and Federalism in India: Some Latest Trends
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Sumantra Bose (LSE)
Date: 27th March, 2015
Time: 10.30 am onwards
Venue: A.J.C. Bose Auditorium, Presidency University, Kolkata (Ground Floor, Main Building).

Department of Economics Presidency University is organizing a 3-day Workshop on
'Discrete choice models and ARCH/GARCH models in Risk Modelling'
from 19th to 21st March 2015 for PG first year and second year students with basic knowledge of Time Series Econometrics.
Everyday workshop will be from 10 am to 5 pm with one and half hour lunch break.
Professor Subrata Sarkar of Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai will be the resource person.
Prof. Sarkar is a Graduate of Presidency College (1980 batch). He was awarded his PhD by University of South California. Prof. Sarkar has been Visiting Faculty in South California and Sydney Universities, and a consultant of RAND Corporation. His specializes in Corporate Governance, Applied Corporate Finance Productivity and efficiency studies, and Risk Modelling.

Department of History, Presidency University invites you to a seminar on
Ancient Monuments, Modern Perspectives
Speakers: Tapati Guha-Thakurta
Sraman Mukherjee

Followed by the launch of the 1st issue of
Presidency Historical Review,
Date:20.03.2015
Time:2:00 pm
Venue: AJC Bose Auditorium

Department of Physics Presidency University Kolkata
cordially invites you all to a lecture by
Dr. Arnab Kundu
(Theory Division, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata)
on
Gauge-String Duality and Strongly Coupled Systems
Date: Wednesday, 18th March 2015
Time: 2 - 3 p.m.
Venue: A. J. C. Bose Auditorium
ALL ARE WELCOME

On the occasion of Centenary of Mahatma Gandhi’s Return to India
Department of Hindi, Presidency University, Kolkata
Cordially invites you all to a Workshop
On
Understanding Mahatma Gandhi
Speaker : Dr. Savita Singh
Former Director, Gandhi Smriti Evam Darshan Samiti, New Delhi
Date : Thuesday, 17th
March, 2015
Venue : Gandhi Center for North-Eastern Languages, Presidency University
Time : 3.30 pm
ALL ARE WELCOME

Department of Physics, Presidency University, Kolkata
cordially invites you all to a lecture by
Prof. Parthasarathi Majumdar
(Department of Physics,Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University, Belur)
on
The Quantum and the Continuum : Einstein’s Dichotomous Legacies
Date: Wednesday, 4th March 2015
Time: 2 - 3 p.m.
Venue: A. J. C. Bose Auditorium
ALL ARE WELCOME

DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY INVITES YOU
TO A TALK ON
Civility and its Translations in Hindi Advice Manuals
by
Ms. Monika Freier.
VENUE: AJC BOSE AUDITORIUM
DATE: 03/03/2015 (TUESDAY)
TIME: 12:00 to 02:00 PM
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The Department of Political Science , Presidency University, Kolkata
invites you all for a talk by
SHARMISTHA SAHA
( Postdoctoral Fellow, Free University, Berlin)
on
What is Theatre? Political Journey of thiyetar(?) in Colonial India
Date: 2nd March2015, Monday
Time: 3.30 p.m.
Venue: Political Science Lecture Theatre
ALL ARE WELCOME

Department of Physics, Presidency University , Kolkata
cordially invites you all to a lecture by
Prof. Supriya Chakrabarti
(Lowell Center for Space Science and Technology (LoCSST),University of Massachusetts, Lowell)
on
An experimental research program to directly image exoplanet environment
Date: Wednesday, 25th February 2015
Time: 2 - 3 p.m.
Venue: A. J. C. Bose Auditorium
ALL ARE WELCOME


On the eve of 125th birth anniversary of the Great Indian Linguist Prof. Suniti Kumar Chatterjee the Department of Hindi, Presidency University cordially invites you to the
National seminar on ‘Dialect and identity crisis’.

Seminar’s theme- ‘India through Dialects’
Collaboration with : Central Institute of Indian Languages, MHRD,(GOI) Mysore, India
Date : 23/02/2015 (Monday) – 24/02/2015 (Tuesday)
Venue : AJC Bose Auditorium, Presidency University, Kolkata
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The Department of Biological Sciences, Presidency University cordially invites all to the National symposium on "Environmental Impact on Biodiversity and Plant Development"
Date: 19/02/2015 (Thursday) – 20/02/2015 (Friday)
Venue: AJC Bose Auditorium
For more details click here:http://www.presiuniv.ac.in/web/sympPE.php

Department of Physics Presidency University Kolkata
cordially invites you all to a lecture by
Prof. Sabyasachi Bhattacharya
(A. J. C. Bose Distinguished Professor in Natural Sciences,Presidency University)
on
Persistence of useful memory:what do you see and what can you remember?(Part - II)
Date: Wednesday, 18th February 2015
Time: 2 - 3 p.m.
Venue: A. J. C. Bose Auditorium
ALL ARE WELCOME

The Department of Political Science,Presidency University, Kolkata
invites you all for a talk by
PRATYAY NATH
(Research Scholar, Centre for Historical Studies, JNU)
Title:'Apparently These Delicate Men of Hot Countries Were Averse to Campaigning in a Cold Country': How Climate Shaped Mughal Warfare & Empire Building
Date: 16th February 2015
Time: 3.30 p.m.
Venue: Political Science Lecture Theatre
ALL ARE WELCOME

Department of Bengali,Presidency University,Kolkata
cordially invites you all on
THE LANGUAGE OF CONTEMPORARY BENGALI POETRY
Speaker: Shri Pinaki Thakur & Shri Binayak Bandopadhyay
Chairperson: Dr Himabanta Bandopadhyay

Venue: A. J. C. Bose Auditorium
Date: 13th February 2015
Time: 12:00 Hrs.

Department of Physics,Presidency University,Kolkata
cordially invites you all to a lecture by
Dr. Indranil Chattopadhyay
(Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES),Manora Peak, Nainital, Uttarakhand)
on
Numerical Simulation of astrophysical plasma with relativistic equation of state
Date: Wednesday, 11th February 2015
Time: 2 - 3 p.m.
Venue: A. J. C. Bose Auditorium
ALL ARE WELCOME

DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY PRESENTS
Railway Imperialism: A 'Global' History of Jamalpur,
1860s-1900s
by
Dr. Nitin Sinha(University of York, United Kingdom)
Date: 11/02/2015 (WEDNESDAY)
Time: 11:00 AM
Venue: A.J.C Bose Auditorium
ALL ARE WELCOME
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National Seminar
On
Probability and Statistics: Theory & Applications
February 06-07,2015
Organised
By
Department of Statistics
Presidency University,Kolkata

Department of Sociology, Presidency University
Kolkata cordially invites you all to a lecture by
Prof. Betsy Hartmann(Professor, Development Studies, Hampshire College, Arnherst)
on
The Current Landscape of International Population Politics
Date: 2nd February' 2015
Time: 12 to 2pm
Venue: A.J.C Bose Auditorium
ALL ARE WELCOME

Department of Biological Sciences, Presidency University
Cordially invites you to a National Symposium on:
“Molecules to Systems”
Date: 29th -31st January, 2015
Venue: Derozio Hall, Presidency University
For more details click here:http://www.presiuniv.ac.in/web/molecules2systems2015

The Economics Department, Presidency University is organizing a lecture by
Prof. Esther Duflo, Co-founder & Director, J-PAL and Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics, MIT on
The role of women in the Panchayati Raj.
The lecture will be held on 22 January 2015 at 1:00 PM at the AJC Bose Auditorium, Main Building, Presidency University.
You are invited to attend the lecture.

The History Department, Presidency University, would like to invite you to the
Kuruvila Zachariah Memorial Lecture,
which is to be delivered this year by
Professor Ayesha Jalal, Mary Richardson Professor of History, Tufts University, USA.
The lecture will be held on 22 January 2015 from 4 pm in the AJC Bose Auditorium.
We would be grateful if you would also bring this lecture to the attention of your students.

Department of Physics, Presidency University
Kolkata cordially invites you all to a lecture by
Dr. Matt Hilton(Astrophysics & Cosmology Research Unit,University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa)
on
Searching for galaxy clusters with the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect
Date: Wednesday, 21st January 2015
Time: 2 - 3 p.m.
Venue: PLT -1.
(please note the change in venue)
(https://sites.google.com/site/physpu/)
ALL ARE WELCOME

Presidency University
Welcomes all past and present students to the
198th Founders' Day Meeting & Prize Distribution Ceremony
on Tuesday 20th January 2015 from 11:30 a.m. at the Derozio Hall,Presidency University
Please click here for details

As part of the UK-India Research Initiative (a grant which Presidency was awarded in 2013-14 for collaborative research with the University of St. Andrews, Scotland), we are organising a conference to showcase our various projects under the theme 'Narratives of Migration'. The departments of History and English from the both the universities are involved in this inter-disciplinary venture.
The workshop will be held in the A.J.C Bose auditorium from 10:30 a.m on 19th January and will feature the following talks by speakers from the University of St.Andrews and Presidency University:

"Moving People, Moving Pictures: Cinematic Migrations in India.”
Dr Dennis Hanlon (Film Studies, University of St. Andrews)

“‘All trains stop there’: Moving and Not Moving on Trains During the 1947 India/Pakistan Partition”
Dr Anindya Raychaudhuri (School of English, University of St. Andrews)

"Exchange Stories: A Creative Response"
Professor Susan Sellers (School of English, University of St. Andrews)

"Of memories and belonging: revisiting Chandernagore, c. 1948”
Dr Akhila Yechury (School of History, University of St. Andrews)

'The Scottish Cemetery in Calcutta: Digitising Memories, Exploring Connections'
Dr Souvik Mukherjee (Dept. of English, Presidency University)

Topic: Francophone Exchanges in India and Scotland, Title tba
Milinda Banerjee (Dept. of History, Presidency University)

All are welcome so please feel free to bring anyone who might be interested.

Department of Hindi, Presidency University, Kolkata
cordially invites you all to A Seminar
on
Translation of 'Geetanjali' in Tribal Language Kokborak
Speaker : Chandrakant Murasingh
Eminent Kokborak Poet
Special Event : Presentation of Rabindra Sangeet in Kokborak Language
Date: Wednesday, 14th January 2015
Time: 3 pm
Venue: A. J. C Bose Auditorium, Presidency University, Kolkata
ALL ARE WELCOME

Department of Physics,Presidency University,Kolkata
cordially invites you all to a lecture by
Prof. Pratik Majumdar
(Centre for Astroparticle Physics,
Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata)
on
Exploring the Universe with High Energy Particles and Photons
Date: Wednesday, 14th January 2015
Time: 2 - 3 p.m.
Venue: A. J. C. Bose Auditorium
(https://sites.google.com/site/physpu/)
ALL ARE WELCOME

Presidency University welcomes you to a public lecture on
A Human Approach To World Peace
by
His Holiness, The Dalai Lama
Venue: Derozio Hall
Date: 13th January ,2015,9:30 A.M.
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Presidency University welcomes you to a public lecture on
Recasting Science
by
Prof. Abha Sur,MIT , Boston
Venue: Derozio Hall
Date: 13th January ,2015,3:30 P.M.
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Presidency University welcomes you to a public lecture on
Brain wiring and brain disorders
by
Prof. Mriganka Sur,MIT , Boston
Venue: Derozio Hall
Date: 13th January ,2015,2:30 P.M.
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We welcome all to a talk by Lord Charles Bruce, titled:
'A Scottish Sojourn in India'
on Friday, 9th January, 2015, 2 p.m, at Bankim Sabhagriha
This talk is being hosted by the Department of History and the UKIERI project team at Presidency (who are working on creating a digital database of the Scottish cemetery in Calcutta). Lord Charles Bruce is the Chairman of the Kolkata Scottish Heritage Trust and also the patron of the Scottish Centre for Tagore Studies in Napier University, Edinburgh

Department of Physics, Presidency University, Kolkata
cordially invites you all to a lecture by
Dr. Dipankar Maitra
(Department of Physics/Astronomy,Wheaton College, Massachusetts, USA)
on
Escaping the fatal attraction of black holes: Recent advances toward understanding relativistic jets
Date: Wednesday, 7th January 2015
Time: 2 - 3 p.m.
Venue: A. J. C. Bose Auditorium
(https://sites.google.com/site/physpu/)
ALL ARE WELCOME

Professor Ishita Banerjee Dube, Professor of History at the Centre for Asian and African Studies, El Colegio de Mexico, will engage in an inter-active session with students and faculty on her book
A History of Modern India
on 7 January 2015.
Professor Gautam Bhadra will preside over the session.
Venue: Bankim Sabhagriha
Time: 3.30 pm.
ALL ARE WELCOME.

Presidency University welcomes you to a public lecture on
Cancer Stem Cells: Hierarchy Vs. Plasticity
by
Prof. Inder Verma, Salk Institute Of Biological Sciences, California
Venue: Derozio Hall
Date: 5th January ,2015
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Presidency University welcomes you to a public lecture on
Astronomy on the Cusp: A Subject Driven by Progress in Technology
by
Prof. S. R. Kulkarni,, California Institute of Technology
Venue: Derozio Hall
Date: 5th January ,2015,11:30 A.M.
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Presidency University, Kolkata
Cordially invites you to
National Seminar
on
Contemporary Indian Poetry
Organized by
Hindi Department, Presidency University
on 24th December 2014
Please click here for detail programme.
All are welcome.

Celebrating 25 years of its foundation
Department of Sociology
organises a seminar on
Sociological Perspectives: Old and New
22-23rd December 2014 (10:30 am – 05:30 pm)
AJC Bose Auditorium
Presidency University Kolkata
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Presidency Physics Reunion 2014

On the 22nd and the 23rd of December, 2014, the Department of Physics, Presidency University, is organizing a reunion in which all former students from way back 1960s to yesteryear’s fresh graduates are cordially invited.
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The Department of Political Science
cordially invites all to a seminar on
"China’s Indian Ocean Strategy and India’s Response"
by Dr. Rajat Ganguly
Associate Professor of Security Studies & International Relations
Murdoch University (Australia)

Date: 19th December, 2014 (Friday)
Time: 12pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre, Department of Political Science

Department of Hindi, Presidency University, Kolkata
Cordially invites you all to a seminar
on
Problems of Social Media
Speaker : Prof. Jagadishwar Chaturvedi
Professor, Department of Hindi, Calcutta University
Date : Thursday, 22nd December 2014
Time : 2 pm
Venue : Seminar Hall, Hindi Department, Presidency University
ALL ARE WELCOME

Presidency University welcomes you to a public lecture on
Teaching the Humanities
by
Prof. Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Columbia University
Venue: Derozio Hall
Date: 19th December ,2014, 3:00 P.M.
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Department of Hindi, Presidency University, Kolkata
Cordially invites you all to a seminar
on
Challenges of Electronic Media
Speaker : Prof. Jagadishwar Chaturvedi
Professor, Department of Hindi, Calcutta University
Date : Thursday, 19th December 2014
Time : 1 pm
Venue : Seminar Hall, Hindi Department, Presidency University
ALL ARE WELCOME

Celebrating 25 years of its foundation
Department of Sociology

Presidency University
organises a talk on

Approaches to the study of the sciences' past

By
Prof. Simon Schaffer
Department of History and Philosophy of Science
University of Cambridge

December 19, 2014, 05:00 pm
A. J. C. Bose Auditorium

Presidency University (Main Building, Ground Floor)

Department of Hindi, Presidency University, Kolkata
Cordially invites you all to a seminar
on
Modern Sanskrit Literature : Tradition & Innovation
Speaker : Prof. Rita Chatterjee
Professor, Department of Sanskrit, Jadavpur University
Date : Thursday, 18th December 2014
Time : 1 pm
Venue : Bankim Sabhagriha, Presidency University
ALL ARE WELCOME

Department of Political Science, Presidency University
organises
Seminar Workshop by SCIENCE PO.Paris
Venue: Dipak Banerjee Memorial Lecture Room
of
Economics Department
Date: 17th December 2014
Time: 3 P.M. to 4 P.M.

Presidency University Literary Society presents 'Incarnadine', an inter-university literary fest
Dates: 16th to 18th December

Sumit Sarkar, Tanika Sarkar and DipeshChakrabarty
in conversation with
Prof.Mridu Rai
(an initiative by the Department of History, Presidency University.)
Sumit Sarkar, Tanika Sarkar and DipeshChakrabarty will be in conversation with Prof.Mridu Rai from 1:30 pm on the 15th of December, 2014, at the AJC Bose auditorium, Presidency University. The conversation will also be followed by a short introduction of his recent work "Modern Times: India," by Sumit Sarkar himself. Thereafter, the floor shall be open for an interactive session.

All those who wish to attend the event must register themselves online as the entry would be limited. If one finds the registration procedure closed, online, he/she must come down early on the day. In case we have unoccupied seats unregistered attendants would be slotted in on a first come first serve basis.

For those who miss out, we will try and come up with a video of the entire conversation at a later date.

Registration link : http://goo.gl/forms/TSjVHkWyZl

Department of Hindi, Presidency University, Kolkata
Cordially invites you all to a Seminar
on
Journalism : Linguistic Challenges
Speakers :

Samir Goswami, Principal, Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan of Journalism
Ashoke Sengupta, Special Correspondent, Anandabazar Patrika
Dr. Abhigyat, News Editor, Sanmarg


Date : Tuesday, 9th December 2014
Time : 2 p.m.
Venue : A.J.C. Bose Auditorium, Presidency University
ALL ARE WELCOME

Department of Geography, Presidency University, Kolkata
Cordially invites you all to attend a Seminar Series
on
11th & 12th December 2014
and
and 22nd & 23rd December 2014
Venues: A.J.C Bose Auditorium and Bankim Sabhagriha.
ALL ARE WELCOME

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Presidency University welcomes you to
'Literary Activism'
a symposium organised by the University of East Anglia in India
on 4th December 2014
Venue and Time: Presidency University, A.J.C Bose Auditorium Time: 11 am - 5 p.m. and Presidency Cafe 86 - 6:30 to 8 pm
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ALL ARE WELCOME

Department of Hindi, Presidency University, Kolkata
Cordially invites you all to a Lecture by
Mohan Naimishray
Associate Professor, Indira Gandhi Open University & Eminent Hindi Writer
on
Dalit Vimarsh : Dalit Sahitya : Dalit Andolan
Date : Friday, 21st November 2014
Time : 1 p.m.
Venue : Seminar Room, Hindi Department
ALL ARE WELCOME

Department of Physics Presidency University Kolkata
cordially invites you all to a lecture by
Dr. Deepak Kar
(ATLAS Research Associate, University of Glasgow, UK)
on
LHC: the ingredients of a discovery
Date: Friday, 21st November 2014
Time: 2 - 3 p.m.
Venue: A. J. C. Bose Auditorium
ALL ARE WELCOME

Department of Physics Presidency University Kolkata
cordially invites you all to a lecture by
Prof. Arnab Rai Choudhuri
(Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore)

on

The Mysterious Magnetic Personality of Our Sun
Date: Wednesday, 19th November 2014
Time: 2 - 3 p.m.
Venue: A. J. C. Bose Auditorium
ALL ARE WELCOME

Department of Hindi, Presidency University, Kolkata
Cordially invites you all to a Lecture by
Dr. Mou Das Gupta
Associate Professor & Head of the Department ,Department of Sanskrit , Calcutta University
on
Translation & Tran creation : Hazari Prasad Dwivedi’s novel‘Anam Das Ka Potha’
Date : Wednesday, 14th November 2014
Time : 12 p.m.
Venue : A.J.C. Bose Auditorium, Presidency University

The Department of Political Science, Presidency University, Kolkata
cordially invites ALL to the
First Nirmal Kanti Majumdar Lecture Series on 17 November, 2014 at 1.30 p.m.
at the AJC Bose Auditorium of the University.

Speakers:
Prof. Rajeev Bhargava (Professor, CSDS)
Prof. Shubhashis Gangopadhyay (Director, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Shiv Nadar University)

Department of Geology, Presidency University, Kolkata
Cordially invites you all to a talk by
Dr. Elizabeth Weatherhead, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
on multidisciplinary areas of environmental science and technology :
Ozone Depletion: a success story
Venue : AJC Bose Auditorium
Date & Time : 20th November 2014, 11:15am
ALL ARE WELCOME

‘Global Shakespeares’ Conference

The ‘Global Shakespeares’ conference at Presidency University, marking the Bard's 450th year of birth, invites papers and panels that examine any aspect of Shakespeare's plays and poems within this larger context of the global. Papers and panels might look at sixteenth-and-seventeenth century contexts, as well as any subsequent adaptations, appropriations, or productions.

Professor Jyotsna Singh, Michigan State University, will deliver the keynote address. Professor Shormistha Panja, Delhi University, Professor Sukanta Chaudhuri, Professor Emeritus Jadavpur University and Professor Swapan Chakravorty, Jadavpur University, will be plenary speakers.

Conference Dates: December 16-17, 2014

Department of Hindi, Presidency University, Kolkata
Cordially invites you all to a Lecture by
Prof. Ipshita Chand
Professor, Department of Comparative Literature
Jadavpur University
on
Rabindranath and Nirala : A Comparative Study
Date : Wednesday, 12th November 2014
Time : 3-4 p.m.
Venue : Seminar Room, Hindi Department
ALL ARE WELCOME

Department of Physics , Presidency University ,Kolkata
cordially invites you all to a lecture by
Prof. Palash B. Pal
(Theory Division, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata)
on


Discovering particles
Date: Wednesday, 5th November 2014
Time: 2 - 3 p.m.
Venue: A. J. C. Bose Auditorium
(https://sites.google.com/site/physpu/)
ALL ARE WELCOME

Monday, 3rd November 2014, at 12.00 p.m.
H.E. Mr. Miloslav Stasek, Ambassador of the Czech Republic to India and delegates from Czech Universities will visit Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Anuradha Lohia.

Friday, 7 November 2014,
Time: 4-6 pm
A roundtable conference on Experiences of Conflict, Gender and Transnational Justice: South Asia and Beyond, is to be held at the AJC Bose Auditorium.

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The Digital Humanities research initiative at Presidency University is happy to present the launch of
the 'Dutch in Chinsurah' website
a digital database of the Dutch cemetery in Chinsurah

and

The Dutch East India Company in India by Bauke van der Pol

Friday, November 7, 2014
Bankim Sabhagriha
11:30 a.m - 1:30 p.m
The website will be launched formally by the Hon'ble Vice-Chancellor of Presidency University, Prof Anuradha Lohia.
The Honorary Consul of the Netherlands, Mr Namit Shah will also be present.

ALL ARE WELCOME.

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Facebook page: http://tinyurl.com/dutchcemeterychinsurah

Department of Physics,Presidency University, Kolkata,
cordially invites you to a lecture by
Prof. Anuradha Lohia
Vice Chancellor,Presidency University, Kolkata 700 073

on Wednesday, ​October 29, 2014 at A. J. C. Bose Auditorium,Time: 3.30-4.30 pm​

Title: "The Uncertainty of Survival"

ALL ARE WELCOME

The Department of History, Presidency University launches the Presidency Historical Review, a students’ peer-reviewed academic journal. It addresses research interests in historical studies with an inter-disciplinary and inter-regional approach, while catering especially to the research interests of undergraduate, graduate and research scholars. Although the journal primarily focuses on South Asian studies, it also welcomes academic writings from other areas of research. It aims to be a forum of scholarly discussion, and encourages the work of new scholars. All abstracts and articles are independently and confidentially refereed by a students’ board, and a distinguished, multi-disciplinary Board of Editors.

Call for Papers
In publishing its first issue, the Presidency Historical Review is sending out a call for papers for the journal.

All interested should send an abstract to presidencyhistoricalreview@gmail.com by 30th November, which should include the title, the theme, and original arguments, if any. The article should be in English, and must not exceed 3000 words (which is the maximum word limit). The journal shall also include a section on book reviews (for which the maximum word limit is 1000). Contributions to both are welcome. In terms of originality, the articles might be based either on fresh primary research, or new perspectives on work already done. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically in MS Word format and should conform to the Chicago Manual of Style (16thEdition). All copies, including captions, tables and references, must be typed double-spaced, in 12-point Times New Roman font, while footnotes should be in 10-point. All visuals (with captions) must appear at the end of the article. Manuscripts will be sent out anonymously for editorial evaluation. Obtaining permission for any quoted or reprinted material is the responsibility of the author. Submission of an article implies commitment to publish in the journal. Authors submitting manuscripts to the journal should not simultaneously submit them to another journal, nor should manuscripts have been published elsewhere in substantially similar form or with substantially similar content.

Undergraduate and post-graduate students are especially encouraged to contribute. For further queries please write to us at the aforementioned email address.

Department of History
PRESENTS AN INTERACTIVE SESSION ON
The Jewish Community in Kolkata
Speaker 1: Miss J. Silliman
(A Fullbright Scholar, a historian of Jewish Community in Kolkata, presently the Curator of Archives Cataloguing Jewish History)
Speaker 2: Mrs. A. M. Cohen
(Head of the Jewish Community Affairs and the Secretary of Jewish Girls’ School)
VENUE: BANKIM SABHAGRIHA
DATE: 03/11/2014 (MONDAY)
TIME: 2:30 PM

ALL ARE WELCOME

Department of Physics Presidency University, Kolkata
cordially invites you all to a lecture by

Prof. Krishnendu Sengupta
(Theoretical Physics Department,Indian Association for the Cultivation of Sciences, Kolkata)
on
Introduction to basic Graphene physics
Date: Wednesday, 22nd October 2014
Time: 2 - 3 p.m.
Venue: A. J. C. Bose Auditorium.
(For more: https://sites.google.com/site/physpu/)
ALL ARE WELCOME

A public lecture by
Julie Mehta
(on Tuesday, 28 October 2014 at 3:00pm in the AJC Bose auditorium).
Title of talk: Citizenship, Belonging, and Subversion: The Invention of Tradition in Culinary Fictions of Asian-North America.
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Health Awareness Talk and Free Check-up (on Thursday, October 16th 2014 at the AJC Bose auditorium)
Speaker: Dr. Gautam Mukhopadhyay (Consultant Onco-Surgeon, Ruby General Hospital)
Theme of his talk: Life Style Related Cancer Diseases & their Prevention.
TIME: 2:45-3:30pm

Free Health Check-up
TIME: 3:30-5:30pm
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The ART OF LIVING presents YOUTH EMPOWERMENT & SKILLS WORKSHOP, YES!+
VENUE: Presidency university, AJC Bose Hall
DATE: 15th oct 2014
TIME: 1.00 to 2.00 PM
We invite you to an interactive introductory seminar on the YES!+ workshop, designed for students and young professionals. It unlocks the secret to increased energy levels, stress management, a balance between focus and relaxed States of mind, enthusiasm, a positive outlook, relationships,... And lots more ! Please click for more details

Department of Physics Presidency University, Kolkata
cordially invites you to a lecture by
Prof. Sabyasachi Bhattacharya
A. J. C. Bose Distinguished Professor in Natural Sciences , Presidency University

Persistence of useful memory: what do you see and what can you remember?
(Part - I)

Wednesday October 15, 2014
AJC Bose Auditorium, 2-3 pm
(For abstract of talk: see https://sites.google.com/site/physpu/)
ALL ARE WELCOME

DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY PRESENTS
Writing About Caste in Bengal: Some Possibilities and Perspectives
Speaker: Anirban Bandyopadhyay
ABSTRACT: The paper explores the myth of ‘Bengali exceptionalism’ that caste discrimination does, or did, not characterize Bengal unlike the rest of the Indian subcontinent. Born in a crucial historical moment, this myth has had varying degrees of empirically verifiable factual truth behind it. Its significance lay in the politics of its truth claims, not in its empirical sustainability. The paper begins with a few instances of blatant caste discrimination among all sections of the Bengali society. Examples are followed by an overview of the historiography of caste in Bengal since the nineteen forties. The meatier section of the presentation revisits a recent debate between a philosopher and a social scientist on the extent to which ‘subjective’ experience and ‘objective’ social science methods respectively could be engaged in successfully capturing the phenomenon of discrimination by caste. Finally, it considers how and to what extent such conversations have been and will be helpful in meeting the challenge of writing about caste in Bengal.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Anirban Bandyopadhyay is a Junior Research Officer at the Educational Multimedia Research Centre, Kolkata. His doctoral research at Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, focused on the self-fashioning of Mahisya caste in Bengal in the late 19th and early 20th century. He has published in EPW and South Asian History and Culture and in an edited Volume on Ambedkar’s politics and ideas published in 2014. His interest in the cultures of making and consuming ‘history’ as an idea in the public sphere, and in the practices of identity formation and affirmation in public spaces leads him to publish in newspapers, magazines and the social media.
VENUE: BANKIM SABHAGRIHA
DATE: 21/10/2014 (TUESDAY)
TIME: 2:30 PM
ALL ARE WELCOME

The Department of Political Science , Presidency University, Kolkata
Invites you all for a talk by
DR. SUDESHNA PURKAYASTH (Reader, Department of History, Assam University)
on

" A Peasant Uprising in 19th Century Assam: Patharughat Movement and Its Consequences"
Date : Wednesday, 20th October 2014
Time: 3.30 p.m
Venue: Political Science Lecture Theatre
ALL ARE WELCOME

Department of Hindi,Presidency University,Kolkata
cordially invites all to a lecture by
Arun Kamal , Eminent Hindi Poet and Professor, English Department, Patna University
on

"The Relevance of Literature in 21st Century"
Date : Wednesday, 24th September 2014
Time: 3 p.m.
Venue: A. J. C Bose Auditorium, Presidency University, Kolkata
ALL ARE WELCOME

Department of Physics ,Presidency University,Kolkata cordially invites you all to a lecture by
Dr. Kuntal Ghosh, (Machine Intelligence Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata)
on

"The Psychophysics of Vision"
Date : Wednesday, 24th September 2014
Time: 2 - 3 p.m.
Venue: A. J. C Bose Auditorium, Presidency University, Kolkata
ALL ARE WELCOME

The Department of Biological Sciences invites you to a talk
Speaker: Prof Shobhona Sharma, Chairperson ,Department of Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai

Topic: “Targeting ribosomal protein to impair cell division and mitochondria for the growth of Plasmodium."
Venue: A. J. C Bose Auditorium, Presidency University, Kolkata
Date and Time: 19th September 2014 at 11.30 am,
ALL ARE WELCOME

The Department of Geology invites you to 38th Prof. S. Ray Memorial Lecture
Venue: OLT, Geology Department.
Date and Time: 19th September 2014 at 3-30 pm,
Speaker: Dr. Basab Chattopadhyay, Director, Central Petrological Laboratories, Geological Survey of India, Kolkata,

Topic: “METEORITES : THE POOR MAN'S SPACE PROBE".

Department of Hindi, Presidency University, Kolkata
cordially invites you all to
A Seminar on
"The Problems of Translation of Classical Poetry : Kalidas’s Meghdoot"
Speaker : Shri Mrintyunjay Kumar Singh, IPS
Eminent Writer & Additional Director General (Railway)

Special Event : Dance Performance Based on Kalidas’s Meghdoot
by
Debamitra Sengupta
Mayur Lalitkala Academy, Kolkata
Date: Wednesday, 17th September 2014
Time: 11 am
Venue: A. J. C Bose Auditorium, Presidency University, Kolkata
ALL ARE WELCOME

The Department of Statistics invites you to a seminar on
"Big Data & Analytics – Scope & Impact"

Venue: A.J.C. Bose Auditorium,Main Building, Presidency University.
Date and Time: TUESDAY, 16TH SEPTEMBER, 2014 , 3 P.M. TO 5 P.M.
The speakers are Ms. Soma Banerjee and Mr. Mainak Sen, both directors of Data Brio Academy, collaborated with Wiley.
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The Department of Political Science,Presidency University,Kolkata
cordially invites you all for a talk by
Dr. Anupama Mohan
Department of English, Presidency University
on
Anger, Civility and Ethical Self-Fashioning in Modern India
Date: Monday, 15th September 2014
Time: 3. 30 p.m.
Venue: Political Science Lecture Theatre
ALL ARE WELCOME

Department of Physics Presidency University Kolkata
cordially invites you all to a lecture by
Prof. Sudhansu Sekhar Mandal (Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata)
on
Nano-Scale Physics in Strongly Disordered Macroscopic Superconductors
Date: Wednesday, 10th September 2014
Time: 2 - 3 p.m.
Venue: A. J. C. Bose Auditorium
ALL ARE WELCOME

Department of Hindi, Presidency University, Kolkata
cordially invites you all to
The First Lecture of 'Premchand Vyakhanmala'
By
Dr. Moloy Rakshit (Bengali Department, Presidency University)
on
"The Modern Bengali Theatre Movement and Sambhu Mitra"
Date: Wednesday, 3rd September 2014
Time: 2 - 3 p.m.
Venue: Bankim Sabhagriha, Presidency University
ALL ARE WELCOME

Department of Physics , Presidency University, Kolkata
cordially invites you all to a lecture by
Dr. Shradha Mishra (S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata)
on
Role of density field in an active nematic
Date: Wednesday, 3rd September 2014
Time: 2 - 3 p.m.
Venue: PLT - 1, Baker Laboratory Building
ALL ARE WELCOME

On 29 August 2014 (Friday) Professor Henry Schwarz of Georgetown University (Washington, DC) will deliver a lecture on Postcolonialism at the e-classroom in the Science Library building at 3 p.m.

The Gandhi Centre for North-Eastern Languages, Hindi Department, Presidency University is going to organize a programme
to felicitate noted Hindi Poet and Jyanpith Award Winner (2013) Kedarnath Singh
on 28th August 2014 at 3pm at A.J.C Bose Auditorium, Presidency University.
He is also an Emeritus Professor at Jawaharlal Nehru University. Abhi Bilkul Abhi, Zameen Pak Rahi Hai, Yahan Se Dekho, Akaal Mein Saaras, Baagh, Tolstoy aur Cycle are among his prominent works. He has also been awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award, the Kumaran Aashan and the Vyas Samman. Shri Kedarnath Singh will deliver a lecture on ‘Kavita Se Sarokar’ on this occasion.
Honourable Vice-Chancellor will chair the programme.
All are cordially welcome.

Department of Geography
cordially invites you to attend the online special lecture
on
Scope and dimensions of tourism researches in developing countries like India: A geographer's perspective
By
Professor Colin Michael Hall
Caneterbury University, Newzeland

at Department of Geography (Room No 5),Presidency University
26 August(Tuesday) 2014, 10:30 a.m.

The Hindi Department, Presidency University is going to organize a seminar
on
‘The Nath Sampraday & Hindi Literature’
on 25th August, 2014 at 3 pm at A.J.C. Bose Auditorium.
Ms. Christine Marrewa Karwoski , Fulbright Hays scholarship fellow in India is invited as Speaker.
She is doing research on Nath Sampraday in the department of Middle East South Asian and African Studies at Columbia University, New York, USA.
All are cordially invited.

The Hindi Department, Presidency University is going to organise a seminar on 22nd August, 2014 on ‘The Bazaar and the Bari: Calcutta, Marwaris and the world of Hindi letters’ at 3pm at A.J.C. Bose Auditorium.
Dr. Rahul Parson the Resident Director of the Hindi Program of American institute of Indian studies (AIIS) Jaipur is invited as Speaker.
Dr. Rahul Parson has done his Ph.D on Hindi novels written by Kolkata based Marwari on Kolkata from University of California , Berkeley (USA) under Prof. Vasudha Dalmia.
The eminent Hindi novelist and Sahitya Academy Winner Alka Sarawagi is also invited as special guest on this ocassion. Her famous novels are Kalikatha Via Bypass, Shesh Kadambri, Koi Bat Nahi and EK Break Ke Bad.
All are cordially invited.

The Susobhanchandra Sarkar Memorial Lecture, jointly organized by Paschimbanga Itihas Samsad and the History Department of Presidency University will be delivered
by Prof. Ramakrishna Bhattacharya in the AJC Bose Auditorium at 3 pm, today, 19 August 2014.
The title of the talk is
ITIHAS : DARSHAN : DARSHANER ITIHAS
ALL ARE WELCOME

Department of Physics , Presidency University , Kolkata
cordially invites you all to a lecture by
Prof. Satyaban Bhunia
(Surface Physics & Material Science Division,Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata)
on
Physics and realization of low dimensional semiconductors for device applications
Date: Wednesday, 20th August 2014
Time: 2 - 3 p.m.
Venue: A. J. C. Bose Auditorium, PU
ALL ARE WELCOME

The Department of English invites you to a talk by
Dr. Saikat Majumdar of Stanford University

"Modernism and the Banality of Narrative"

Venue: A.J.C. Bose Auditorium,Main Building, Presidency University.
Date and Time: Thursday , 21 August 2014 , 3:30 p.m.

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National Seminar On
Making of the Indian Continent
Organised by
Department of Geology
(UGC - Centre for Advanced Studies in Precambrian Crustal Evolution and Metallogeny)

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Presidency University
7th and 8th November,2014

Online Registration

Title: Topical Conference on Gravity and Cosmology - Eastern Region (TCGC-ER)
Venue: TCGC-ER will be held on Saturday, August 9th, 2014 at the A. J. C. Bose Auditorium, Presidency University.

Registration: We may have a registration fee of Rs. 200 for faculty members and Rs. 100 for students, post-docs, and project scientists. In order for us to have an estimate of the number of attendees, please let us know if you plan to come, even if you won't be presenting.

Abstract submission deadline Wednesday, July 30, 2014.

Please submit your title and abstract to tcgc.er[AT]gmail.com

Exact address and map can be found here.
The AJC Bose auditorium is on the ground floor of the main building.

The Topical Conference on Gravity and Cosmology - Eastern Region (TCGC-ER) is planned to be a biannual meeting in universities and institutes in and around Kolkata. The purpose of this conference series is to have regular scientific discussions on different aspects of Gravity and Cosmology with minimal administrative hassles. We plan to bring together experienced as well as young scientists of the Eastern Region of India who are interested in working actively on cosmology and gravitation.

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One Day Seminar on
"Trends in Surface Science and Related Areas" on 24th July

Organized by Department of Chemistry

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Department of Economics, Presidency University
cordially invites you to attend the
Seventh Dipak Banerjee Memorial Lecture
'Economic Empowerment of Poor Farmers in West Bengal:
Challenges and Policy Options '
by
Professor Dilip Mookherjee.
Boston University
Derozio Hall, Presidency University
Tuesday 22nd July 2014 ,3:30 p.m.



Department of Sociology, Presidency University
presents
A lecture series by
Prof. Sudipta Kaviraj
Professor, Indian Politics and Intellectual History, Columbia University
on
'Postcolonial thinking and critique of modern social science'
July 18, Lecture 1: What is wrong with modern social science? A critical reading of Said's Orientalism
July 21: Lecture 2: What can modern social science give us? A critical reading of Hegel and Marx
July 22: Lecture 3: What are the tasks of modern social science? Critical reflections on postcolonial theory
July 23: Lecture 4: Do we have a critical tradition? Observations on the Bengali intellectual tradition
The concept note of the lectures, and readings will be available on the webpage of the department of Sociology, Presidency University shortly. The time and venue of the lectures will also be confirmed on the same page.
All are welcome.



The Department of Political Science will organize an International Seminar on "Peace Science, Conflict Management and Peace Economics: theme South Asia" on July 04, 2014 from 1 p.m. at the AJC Bose Auditorium of the University. Speakers from Binghamton University New York, University of Western Sydney, Asian Development Bank, ORF, CU and JU will address the seminar.



Unification of Gravity and Electromagnetism, Mach's Principle and Cosmology,
Prof Partha Ghosh, National Academy of Sciences, India
Dept. of Physics,
30th April 2014, A.J.C Bose Auditorium
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Harendralal Basak Memorial Lectures, 2014: 'Saving Women's Honour: the death of a young wife in colonial India'
Professor Geraldine Forbes, University of Oswego, U.S.A
Dept. of English,
10th and 18th March 2014, A.J.C Bose Auditorium
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The Dutch in Bengal' workshop, 2014,
Depts. of English, History and Bengali in collaboration with the Embassy of the Netherlands and the Dept. of Tourism, Govt. of West Bengal
25th February, 2014 A.J.C Bose Auditorium
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'How far can we believe in our world of everyday experience',
Dept. of Philosophy,
18th February, 2014, Bankim Sabhagriha,
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University Sports

9th & 10th December 2013



Professor A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Visits Presidency

The former President of India and eminent scientist, Professor A.P.J Abdul Kalam, will be visiting Presidency University on 18th March, 2013. Professor Kalam will be at Presidency to interact with our students and also to inaugurate the renovation of the historic Baker Laboratories building, which is celebrating its centenary this year.

195th Founders’ Day Celebration:
The University celebrated its 195th Founders’ Day on 20th January 2012 with customary enthusiasm. Poet Sankha Ghosh, an alumnus of Presidency College presided over the function and former Principal of Presidency College, Professor Amal Mukhopadhyay was the Chief Guest. Hon'ble Vice Chancellor, Professor Malabika Sarkar addressed a warm welcome to the guests in the Derozio Hall. The University Choir put up songs in keeping with the occasion. Professor Manu Auddy and Professor Nandalal Chakrabarti read out sections of Prasangiki followed by the Annual Prize Distribution ceremony where students were awarded certificates, medals and prizes for academic excellence and for co-curricular activities. The programme was conducted by Dr. Debashish Sen and Dr. Anik Chatterjee. The cultural programme organized by the University Choir was followed by the reunion organized by the Alumni association on the University lawns. On the 19th of January 2012, as a part of the Founders’ Day Celebration, a Past versus Present cricket match was played.

Republic Day Celebration:
On the 26th of January, 2012 the University observed Republic Day. The National flag was hoisted by the Hon'ble Vice-Chancellor and a programme was presented by the University Choir.

Awarding of the Prafulla Chandra Ray Plaque:
A plaque in honour of Acharya Prafulla Chandra Ray was awarded to the University by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), United Kingdom on the 31st of January, 2012. The Chief Executive of the RSC, Robert Parker unveiled the plaque.

FAEA Workshop :
A national workshop under the aegis of Foundation for Academic Excellence and Access (FAEA) was organized from 6 to 15th October 2012 at AJC Bose Auditorium of the University. 34 FAEA Scholars from different parts of the country participated in this workshop.

‘Digital Humanities in India’ Conference:
International conference on Digital Humanities in India held on 24 and 25 September, 2012. The speakers included Dr Mark Bernstein, Director, Eastgate Systems and Professor Barry Atkins, University of Wales, Newport.

Orientation of the 1st Semester of Post Graduate Courses:
In September 2012 the first semester Postgraduate students of the University were welcomed by the Vice-Chancellor. The Dean of Students, Deboshruti Roychowdhury, the Heads of the Departments and other faculty members were present at the orientation.

Dedication of IEEE Milestone Plaque for J.C. Bose:
On 15th September, 2012 the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) awarded the Milestones Plaque in the memory of Sir J.C. Bose. This award was given to the University, by the President Elect of the IEEE, Prof. Peter Staecker, at an event in September 2012, where the contribution and current relevance of Professor Bose’s work was discussed in a series of talks.

Independence Day Celebration:
On the 15th of August, 2012 the University celebrated the 65th year of the nation’s Independence. The Vice Chancellor hoisted the national flag and teachers, students and members of the nonteaching staff were present on the occasion. The University Choir put up a performance in keeping with the spirit of the occasion.

Orientation of the first semester of Undergraduate Courses:
On 9th July 2012 the First Semester of undergraduate classes of Presidency University for the academic session of 2012-2013 was formally inaugurated in the Derozio Hall. The Hon'ble Vice Chancellor; Professor Malabika Sarkar addressed the students Heads of all the Departments were present at the inauguration. The University Choir sang on this occasion. The Dean of Students, Deboshruti Roychowdhury coordinated the event and was present at the orientation. Students were taken to their departments by the respective Heads and introduced to the rest of the faculty.

Meeting with the V.C. of Oxford University:
On March 24th, 2012, the Vice Chancellor of Oxford University, Professor Andrew Hamilton met Vice Chancellor Professor Malabika Sarkar and talked to students of Presidency University about studying in Oxford.

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