Chancellor, Brainware University
A self-taught digital artist, versatile photographer, weekend singer and documentary filmmaker, Phalguni Mookhopadhayay is the founder-chancellor of Brainware University, founder-chairman and managing director of Brainware Consultancy Private Limited and Webguru Infosystems Private Limited.
Born on February 28, 1955 at Uttarpara, Hooghly in West Bengal, he did his schooling at Ramakrishna Mission Vidyalaya, Narendrapur and graduated with honours in Economics from St Xavier's College, Kolkata.
He completed his masters in Economics from Calcutta University and MBA from IISWBM, before joining Hindustan Lever as a management trainee. He worked as a market planner for the ABP group for nearly a decade before striking out on his own and blazing a trail with Brainware, where he is a hands-on chancellor.
Vice-Chancellor, Brainware University
"Brainware University is based on a strong foundation of modern infrastructure, qualified faculty, active learning processes and penchant for scholarly research. It is a hub of multidisciplinary education that offers a wide range of academic programmes, starting from graduation, through post-graduation in IT, Management, Skills, Humanities and Science.
The University actively encourages a culture of openness to help each student gain mastery over his or her discipline, develop vision, attitude and aptitude, upgrade knowledge and skills, instil a sense of competitiveness, as well as creative expressions. Our focus is to create responsible technologists, leaders, teachers, entrepreneurs and creative personnel, who will drive society and the economy.
The aim is not just to create good scholars, but rather, stellar human beings.
I welcome you all to join our vibrant student community."
Pro-Vice-Chancellor(Research and Innovation), Brainware University
With an industry experience of 10 years and academic experience of 14 years, Dr. Dipankar Bhattacharyay has joined as Pro-Vice-chancellor (Research and Innovation).
He did his PhD in Biosensors from Jadavpur University. He did his postdoc at the University of Quebec at Chicoutimi, Canada and later joined as a Research Professor. He is an associate member of the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, an associate member of the Indian Institute of Ceramics, and a collaborative member of REGAL, Canada.
His research is multidisciplinary in nature. His research interest includes chemical engineering, sensors, biomimetic, mathematical modelling, microbes, machine learning, image analysis, carbon anodes etc. He has 3 International patents and 3 Indian patents. He has published around 200 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He has been awarded accession numbers of 16s RNA sequences of 10 novel microbial species from NCBI.
Professor Chemistry, Director Projects, Brainware University
A research and management professional with more than two decades of experience in Organic Chemistry and Product & Technology development for various industry sectors including Pharmaceutical, Polymer, FMCG (Food, Personal Care, Laundry, Hygiene), Packaging, and Agro-chemical. He was instrumental in setting up and managing research operations, product-based research, and analytic functions and contributing strategically to the overall business and institutional growth for large corporations like Dabur Pharma, Dow Chemicals, Sigma-Aldrich (Merck KGA), Hindustan Unilever, L’Oréal, Avery Dennison, and Bajaj Consumer Care.
Complimenting his work history, he has always maintained a strong focus on personal and professional development through study. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Calcutta, Center of Advanced Studies under the directorship of late Professor Asima Chatterjee, in Natural Product and Synthetic Organic Chemistry. He has also completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship with the late Professor Alan Katritzky from the University of Florida. He also holds a MBA from the Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), Mumbai in Marketing and Strategy.
He is passionate about innovation and dexterous in establishing new processes, streamlining, and modifying the same to enhance them and meet new product development activities, using internal and external ecosystem & capabilities. He is an expert in converting Innovation & Technology Ideas to Commercial Products with Strong IP.