Dear Prof. Ray,
Based on the recommendation of the YFRA 2016 Selection committee convened by Professor Dipak Sengupta, it is my pleasure to let you know that Dr. Chinmoy Bhattacharya, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry will receive the Young Faculty Research Award for 2016.
The selection committee found that Dr. Bhattacharya has an excellent record of peer reviewed publications representing a sustained history of quality research. There were other qualified candidates, but Dr. Bhattacharya's research was mostly done as a faculty member of IIEST, Shibpur contributing directly to the research environment within IIEST, Shibpur.
As in the years past, on behalf of BECAA-WMA and GAABESU, I will request you to personally convey the news to Professor. Bhattacharya. He can be reached at: 94336-39041. I will make the general announcement only after you have spoken to Dr. Bhattacharya.
I also take this opportunity to sincerely thank the following members of the selection committee. Without their participation and guidance over the years, YFRA selection process would never have achieved the reputation of transparency and probity it has achieved over the last decade.
Professor Asok Mallik
Professor Sabyasachi Sarkar
Professor Aparna Dey, and
Professor Susanta Chakraborty
Professor Dipak Sengupta (Convenor)
I would also like to thank my fellow alumni in GAABESU, in particular, Prof. Arun Deb, Mr. Sanjoy Bose, Dr. Biman Ghosh, Dr. Swapan Saha, Mr. Bhaskar Dasgupta, Mr. Amit Chatterjee, and Dr. Prabir Neogi whose unselfish and unbounded commitment to our Alma Mater has been a key foundation for sustaining the overseas alumni community's connection to "BEC".
As we have discussed in the past, we would also like to start a Faculty Award for "Distinguished Contribution to IIEST" this year. This will not necessarily be an annual award and will only be given to truly deserving candidates. More on that later.
Tapas Som, 1971ME
President, GAABESU USA