Jadavpur University is the lead partner in Cultural Studies under the E-QUAL Project, and will contribute to each of the other strands. It hosts the Central Communications Unit of the Project and will set up the online teaching-learning platform. It is responsible for designing and maintaining the Project website. Founded in 1995, Jadavpur University originated in the anti-colonial National Council of Education set up in response to the first Partition of Bengal in 1905 to “achieve self-reliance through empowerment of youth by imparting the best of global knowledge, technical education, and awareness of social, cultural, political, economic realities of the state, the nation and the world”. Jadavpur has consistently set new frontiers in science, technology, humanities and social science innovation and outreach, through its academic departments, interdisciplinary schools and centres. It has four Faculties spread over three campuses (Arts; Science; Engineering & Technology; Interdisciplinary Studies, Law & Management), 37 Academic Departments, 21 Schools of Interdisciplinary Research and 41 Interdisciplinary Research Centres, as well as SYLFF (Tokyo Foundation), Global Change, EU, ICSSR-NOW-EU, UGC-UKIERI, Leverhulme, USAID, IPCC and other international collaborative programmes. Seven departments in the Arts and Science Faculties are UGC Centres of Advanced Study. Most enjoy UGC-SAP, COSIST, FIST, ASIHSS, PURSE, DRDO, DAE, DST, CSIR, MoC, MoEF support and offer national policy advice. Jadavpur was ranked 1st in India by p-index of research papers (SCOPUS), and recognized as a leading research institution by NESTA, UK’s innovation foundation, in their list of 21 institutes with global research accomplishments. Times Higher Education-Thomson Reuters 2014 rankings place Jadavpur among the 100 best universities in Asia. The national accreditation council (NAAC) graded Jadavpur as 5 Star in 2001 and ‘A’ in 2008; current ranking awaited. Jadavpur received UGC University with Potential for Excellence (UPE) awards in 2005 and 2012. The university has provided research and policy support for state and national governments and international bodies, and conventional and non-conventional technological development for society at large, through innovation and adaptation. It is also deeply engaged in the development and validation of different types of indigenous knowledge. The university’s research, technological innovations, and cultural archiving and conservation projects have focused on many areas of strategic importance with the potential for knowledge enhancement and social change at local, national and global levels. For more details please visit the official website: Jadavpur university
Supriya Chaudhuri is Faculty Coordinator, Project E-QUAL, Jadavpur University, and member, Joint Working Group in Critical Thinking and Knowledge Systems. She is Professor Emeritus, Department of English, and has served as Coordinator,
Samar Bhattacharya is Faculty Technical Advisor, E-QUAL Project, Jadavpur University. He is Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, and Director, School of Education Technology. He received his graduate,
Sugata Hazra is Joint Faculty Coordinator, Jadavpur University E-QUAL Project and member, Joint Working Group in Natural Resources, Environment and Sustainable Technologies. He is Professor and Director, School of Oceanographic Studies
Amlan Das Gupta is Faculty Member, Project E-QUAL, Jadavpur University and member, Joint Working Group in Cultural Studies. He is Professor and Deputy Coordinator, Centre of Advanced Study, Department of English (formerly Head) and Director
Sudipta De is Faculty Member, Project E-QUAL, Jadavpur University and member, Joint Working Group in Natural Resources, Environment and Sustainable Technology. He is Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, and received his Ph.D.
Moinak Biswas is Faculty Member, Project E-QUAL, Jadavpur University and member, Joint Working Group in Cultural Studies. He is Professor of Film Studies, Coordinator of The Media Lab and Editor of the Journal of the Moving Image.
Samantak Das is Faculty Member, Project E-QUAL, Jadavpur University and member, Joint Working Group in Human Ecology. He is Associate Professor, Department of Comparative Literature, Jadavpur University and Joint Coordinator
Matangini Chattopadhyay is Faculty Member, Project E-QUAL, Jadavpur University. Dr. Chattopadhyay is currently Director and Associate Professor, School of Education Technology, Jadavpur University. One of the pioneers of technology enhanced learning
Madhucchanda Sen is Faculty Member, Project E-QUAL, Jadavpur University and member, Joint Working Group in Critical Thinking and Knowledge Systems. She is Senior Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Jadavpur University,
Nilanjana Deb is Faculty Member, Project E-QUAL, Jadavpur University and member, Joint Working Group in Human Ecology. She is Senior Assistant Professor, Department of English and completed her PhD from Jadavpur University
Deepnanda Ray, Project Coordinator, Project E-QUAL, Jadavpur University, did her BTech in Electrical Engineering, ME in Multimedia Development and MBA in HR. She started her career with Jadavpur University, as a Research Scholar
Piyali Chakraborty is Researcher/ Technologist, Project E-QUAL, Jadavpur University. She completed her B.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of Calcutta in 2008 and holds postgraduate degrees in Computer Applications from Meghnad Saha Institute
Sritama Chatterjee is Research Assistant, Project E-QUAL. She completed her Bachelor’s and Masters Degree in English from Presidency University and Jadavpur University in 2014 and 2016, respectively. She is currently pursuing her M.Phil in English from Jadavpur University
Somak Mukherjee is Project Assistant, Project E-QUAL. He obtained his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in English from Jadavpur University in 2011 and 2013, respectively. He is currently pursuing his PhD in English at Jadavpur University on the representation
The E-QUAL Interns