Founder and Leadership
About Our Leader
Satyam Roychowdhury began his journey more than three decades ago. When all his friends were busy trying to find a job, he decided to do what most Bengalis find difficult to do. He decided to venture into the uncertain world of business. There was a dearth of private engineering colleges in West Bengal at that time. As a result, many meritorious students relocated to other states for higher studies. This was resulting in a brain drain of the state. Unsure about what the outcome of the venture would be, he tried with whatever precious little resource he had. There were hurdles, there were hardships and days of ordeal, but he was determined. Along the way, his efforts were complimented by his family, nourished by his group of friends and made meaningful by thousands of students that made Techno India Group their institution of choice. He considers learning to be a lifelong process and firmly believes that those who have been milestones on his way are the reasons for this successful journey. For him, amidst all the complexities of life, there is an endearing lesson to be learned from the simplicity of familial love, their constant support and encouragement.
His innate literary urge has taken him round the world in quest of new experiences and unexplored frontiers. Travelling has helped him know the world and different eras of literature more. Being a tireless passionate traveller, he has discovered the globetrotter within.
To him, this one lifetime that we have isn't enough to explore every nook of this planet. He wishes to live a life beyond time, as quoted by Abraham Lincoln –
“...And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.”
MESSAGE FROM THE CHANCELLOR
Sister Nivedita University is a dynamic organization with a primary focus on reaching excellence in research oriented education. As a group, we sincerely believe that India’s comparative advantage in the global economy lies in education and its assimilation with the globalization process has challenged us to offer programmes in tune with the current changing needs of the society. In order to meet these challenges, we plan to strengthen our academic curriculum and course offerings maintaining our core ethics and values. A close inspection of our programmes in respectable degrees in different disciplines to invest enormously in creating efficient professional human resources will reflect this truth.
We emphasise on squarely building on the strength we have in the academic sector to help them flourish in their future endeavours. All our core initiatives in the non academic corporate sectors have been designed to complement our academic programmes where students can find internship, practical training and job placements after graduation or in areas that allow us to vertically integrate with our strength in education. Our corporate focus has been and will be to provide quality industrial, technological and business oriented solutions to our entire team.
SNU’s initiatives have the unflinching commitment to quality and that would remain our over arching strength. We will continue to evolve with the needs of the time and strive for a perfect today and a better tomorrow. Please join us to be the best in everything we strive for.
Mr. Satyam Roychowdhury
Sister Nivedita University
Message from the Vice Chancellor
Prof. (Dr.) Dhrubajyoti Chattopadhyay is currently the Vice Chancellor of Sister Nivedita University and was the Founder Vice Chancellor of Amity University, Kolkata from 2015 to 2019. He was the Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of Calcutta on 2008 till 2015. He was also the Director at the Centre for Research in Nano Science and Nano Technology at this University from 2007 till 2015. Prof. Chattopadhyay was the Dean, Faculty of Science at the University of Calcutta from 2003 to 2007.
After Prof. Chattopadhyay graduated as a Bachelor in Science from the Presidency College, Kolkata with a major in Chemistry, he did his Masters in Science in Bio-Chemistry and completed his PhD from Bose Institute Calcutta and started his career as Lecturer in the Department of Chemistry at Jogamaya Devi College Calcutta, he joined as a Lecturer in the Department of Bio-Chemistry, University of Calcutta and then he became the Guha Professor at Dr. B.C. Guha Centre for Genetic Engineering Biotechnology under the department of Bio-Chemistry, University of Calcutta.
Prof. Chattopadhyay has a research experience of more than 36 years. During his research career he had visited numerous places in India and abroad. Dr. Chattopadhyay had been to Roche Institute of Molecular Biology in New Jersey, USA as a visiting Post-doctoral Fellow, As a visiting Project Scientist to the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland Ohio, USA, Stowers Research Institute, Kansas City, USA, University of Texas, USA, Nihon University and Hosei University both located in Japan, Monash University in Australia, National University of Taiwan, Beijing University of China, Keimyung University of South Korea.
He is also the recipient of numerous awards, accolades and distinctions which includes The Young Scientist award in 1989, Member of Guha Research Conference in 1992, Professor Umakant Sinha Memorial Award in 1992, Fellow of the National Academy of Science in 1998, He received the prestigious UNESCO-IUMS-MIRCENS-SGM fellowship to carry out research under the department of Bio-chemistry at the University of Texas in Galveston, USA. He was the Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences in 2004, Fellow of West Bengal Academy of Science and Technology in 2006 where he became the President of the Academy in 2014-18. Dr. Chattopadhyay has life time memberships in various Organistions and Scientific Associations like Indian Science Congress Association, Member of the Asiatic Society, Member of Biotechnology Society, Member of Virological Society and member of Society of Biological Chemistry, India, where he became the President in the year 2015.
Prof. Chattopadhyay is associated with BITM, Science City, Kolkata and JBNSTS. He is also the member of WBSCS&T Council, West Bengal Biotech Development Corporation and is closely associated with Indian Statistical Institute, Indian Institute of Chemical Biology and other reputed research organizations in and around Kolkata under different capacities and positions.
Above all these, Prof. Chattopadhyay is a wonderful teacher. He has a teaching experience of more than 35 years during which a lot many students have completed their PhD’s successfully under his able guidance and has brought fame and glory to themselves as well as to the country. 30 students obtained their PhD under his direct supervision and 10 more students worked under his joint supervision during their PhD programme. He has around 121 research papers and 6 book chapters to his credit till date.
Prof. (Dr.) Dhrubajyoti Chattopadhyay is a scientist and academic par excellence. He has an established track record of highly innovative ideas and in-depth research activities. He is an excellent communicator with an impressive logical approach of delivery and communicating ability. His gifted communication skills make him an excellent class room teacher. His amiable personality and willingness to share group responsibilities allow him to be a precious member of any administration team.
PROF. (DR.) DHRUBAJYOTI CHATTOPADHYAY
Vice Chancellor, Sister Nivedita University