Ph.D /MS(Engg.) /MS(Research)
Admissions 2020
  1. Chemistry and Physics of Materials
  2. New Chemistry
  3. Evolutionary and Integrative Biology
Fee: Rs.500/- paid
Date:
NameSOUMYAKANTA MAJI
App. No. PH391109
Program Ph.D /MS(Engg.) /MS(Research)
E-mail Address soumyakantamaji@gmail.com
Date of Birth 19/05/1997
Gender Male
Nationality Indian
State of Domicile West Bengal
Country
Aadhaar Number 472675201796
Place of Birth TAMLUK
Category EWS ( Economically Weaker Section )
OBC - Sub-Classification
Subcategory None
Address Line 1 VILL SATTIKARI PO JOYBALARAMPUR PS TAMLUK DIST PURBA MEDINIPUR
City TAMLUK
State West Bengal
Pincode 721137
Mobile Number +91-7980503316
Are you Currently Employed? No
Qualifying Degree
Qualifying Degree Status Year of Passing
M.Sc. (Chemistry) Passed 2020

National Examination
National Entrance Test Year and Month Roll Number Rank Score
GATE
Gate Paper: Chemistry
2020 20S26048449 1973 425
INSPIRE 2020


Academic Details
10 std / SSLC
Board (State/CBSE/ICSE)WBBSE
Institution and PlaceKRISHNAGANJ KRISHI SILPA VIDYALAYA
Year of Passing2013
Aggregate Percentage86.57
Any Specific Comments
Marks in core subjects
Subject Percentage
BENGALI 76
ENGLISH 71
MATHEMATICS 99
PHYSICAL SCIENCE 97
LIFE SCIENCE 90
HISTORY 87
GEOGRAPHY 86
12 std / PUC
Board (State/CBSE/ICSE)WBCHSE
Institution and PlaceKRISHNAGANJ KRISHI SILPA VIDYALAYA, HOGLA,TAMLUK, PURBA MEDINIPUR
Year of Passing2015
Aggregate Percentage90.2
Any Specific Comments
Marks in core subjects
Subject Percentage
BENGALI 86
ENGLISH 85
PHYSICS 97
CHEMISTRY 95
MATHEMATICS 88
BIOLOGY 66
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M.Sc.
Mode of Admission
Admission Registration Number
Year wise/Semester wiseSemester
UniversityBANARAS HINDU UNIVERSITY
Institution and PlaceINSTITUTE OF SCIENCE, BANARAS HINDU UNIVERSITY
Major SubjectORGANIC CHEMISTRY
Year of Passing2020
Aggregate Percentage85
Any Specific Comments
Year/Semester wise performance
Year/SemesterPercentage/CGPA
1 9.00
2 8.35
3 9.52
4 8.94

B.Sc.
Mode of Admission
Admission Registration Number
Year wise/Semester wiseSemester
UniversityUNIVERSITY OF CALCUTTA
Institution and PlaceST XAVIERS COLLEGE KOLKATA
Major SubjectCHEMISTRY
Year of Passing2018
Aggregate Percentage66.25
Any Specific Comments
Year/Semester wise performance
Year/SemesterPercentage/CGPA
1 6.14
2 6.41
3 6.76
4 7.38
5 8.25
6 8.5


References
1 Dr. Biswajit Maiti (email:bmaiti@bhu.ac.in, Phone:91 -945171208, Address:Assistant professor
Department of chemistry
BHU, Varanasi) - As a Teacher
Academic background to conduct research5
Comes up with innovative ideas5
Ability to work independently or problem solving5
Clarity of comprehension of concepts5
Communication skill5
Can work in company of others5
Emotional maturity0
Conduct5
Recommondation
He has completed his Master's dissertation in my group. He is an energetic and hard working scholar with determination. Given a chance he will be a very good Ph.D. scholar in your institution.

2 Dr. Ashok Kumar Basak (email:akbasak.chem@bhu.ac.in, Phone:91 -8003225365, Address:Assistant professor
Department of chemistry
BHU, Varanasi
) - As a Teacher
Academic background to conduct research5
Comes up with innovative ideas4
Ability to work independently or problem solving4
Clarity of comprehension of concepts5
Communication skill4
Can work in company of others4
Emotional maturity5
Conduct5
Recommondation
Soumyakanta is very sincere and highly motivated candidate. I strongly recommend his candidature for a Ph.D. position at JNCASR.


Question 1
What is it about research as a career that interests you the most? In which subject area(s) would you like to pursue research? What led you to choose this area of research?

Response to Question 1
A large amount of the global GDP is spent on protecting various structures from corrosion damage. By developing newer polymer coatings which are not only eco-friendly but also
corrosion-resistant, we can pave the way for a greener tomorrow and also save millions of rupees. Additionally, I would also like to probe the use of polymers for luminescence and
electrical applications. 13% of the world’s population does not have access to electricity. By developing low power consuming diodes made of suitable polymers, we may develop a
mechanism to generate electricity at geographically more remote areas utilizing solar energy. Another application of polymers which is of intrigue to me is the use of polymers for drug delivery. Using certain bio-compatible nano-polymers, drug dosage and half-life duration can be optimized, resulting in the production of better medication.

Question 2
Describe any project, or laboratory experiment, or research-oriented training programme that you have been involved in. Please highlight the aspects that you particularly enjoyed.

Response to Question 2
In the project, the mechanism of a reported reaction isdiscussed, in two different reaction conditions. Activation energy is calculated in two different conditions. The factors responsible for rapid rate increment of imidazole promoted MBH reaction involving cyclic enones in basic water solution, are also discussed.Without NaHCO3 the reaction proceeds via the zwitterionic intermediate, it is very difficult to stabilise positive and negative charge simultaneously. After studying the mechanism, it can be concluded that the activation barrier is not that much high as expected, but the rate of the reaction is slow due to its reversibility, according to the law of thermodynamics, reversible reaction takes
infinite time to complete. Using 1M NaHCO3 (pH=8.6),10 the proton exchange between water and imidazole is depressed, as a result neutral imidazole acts as a better
nucleophile which reduce the activation energy of the first step, this step is also thermodynamically irreversible due to formation of carbon dioxide and water. In the second step, the reaction proceeds via a closed six member stable cyclic transition state due to the chelation of Na + ion. The cyclic enones gives faster reaction, because the flipping of the sixmembered cyclic transition state is restricted, due to the cyclic structure of enones, which predominately increase the population of a particular cyclic transition state. In summary, chelation, irreversibility and restriction of ring flipping, close transition state and enhanced nucleophilicity increase the rate of the reaction in NaHCO3 solution.

Question 3
State the reasons on why you want to opt for JNCASR for your advanced research / academic studies.

Response to Question 3
Good research facility, good equipment and good publication in JNCSAR has attracted me.

Declaration
I declare that all the information and entries of marks are correct to the best of my knowledge and belief. If admitted, I shall obey all the rules and regulations of the Centre.
Date of submission : 30-11-2020
Date of printing : 27-01-2021
Signature of the Applicant
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