My name is Dr. Paramita Das. My roots are in Kolkata, West Bengal, India where I am an Assistant Professor in Chemistry, in a very eminent College under University of Calcutta, India. However, I am very passionate about doing research work and my aspiration to pursue further research stems from my previous enriching experiences in University of Calcutta and Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India for which I recently moved to Manchester as a GCRF Visiting Fellow in University of Manchester, UK in pursuit of chasing my dreams and ambitions.
Current profession: Assistant Professor, Asutosh College, University of Calcutta
Future goals/aspirations: A profession where I can teach as well as chase my dreams i.e. research.
What’s your dream job? Love doing research….so may be a full timer researcher.
Education: 10th standard: Calcutta Girls’ High School, Kolkata; 12th standard: Calcutta Girls’ High School, Kolkata. I completed by Bachelor’s in Chemistry from Scottish Church College, Kolkata (2007) and Master’s degree in Organic Chemistry Special from University of Calcutta following (2009) which I pursued PhD in Synthetic Organic Chemistry from University of Calcutta in 2014. In September 2014 I joined Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore for my post-doctoral research.
Favorite role model (s): My mother is my role model. She instigates and motivates me to grow without any obstacles. She sets an encouraging example to me teaching me how to live life and make sensible choices, even in the most indeterminate circumstances.
Favorite Book (s): By virtue of my educational and professional choices, I read a lot of national and international science journals.
Favorite Musician (s): A.R.Rahman
Favorite Movie (s): Lord of the Rings
Favorite Actor (s): Shahrukh Khan
Favorite cities/places: currently Manchester,UK
Favorite cuisine/food: Continental
Do you love pets? Yes Have any? No