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Name Dr. Sumahan Bandyopadhyay
Designation Assistant Professor
Department Name ANTHROPOLOGY
Office Phone No 03222-276554 Extn. 438
Email ID sumahan.b@rediffmail.com
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Mobile No 9830524382
Personal Website
Address Department of Anthropology, Vidyasagar University, Medinipur, 721102, West Bengal.
Educational Qualification
Degree NameInstituteYear of passing/awarded
Ph. D.Visva- Bharati2007
M.ScUniversity of Calcutta1998


Career Profile / Teaching Experience
Deputy Magistrate & Deputy Collector (2004-2005), Government of West Bengal.
Assistant Professor in Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, Narasinha Dutt College, Howrah.(2003 –5. 5. 2015 )
Junior Research Officer (1999-2001), Indian Anthropological Society, Kolkata.

Specialization/Research Area
Field of SpecializationResearch Area/ Areas of Interest
Social Cultural Anthropology

Invited Lectures 
TitleOrganized byVenueYear
Ajit Mitra Smarak Baktrita, 1421( Ajit Mitra Memorial Oration,2014)Rarhkatha Patrika, Suri, BirbhumSuri, Birbhum2014
Technology, Culture and Society: Perspectives from Pre-agricultural to Post-agricultural WorldAgro-Economic Research Centre, Visva – Bharati, SantiniketanVisva – Bharati, Santiniketan2014
Special Lectures on Research MethodologyCentre for Studies on Indigenous People, Rabindra Bharati UniversityRabindra Bharati University2011
Professor Sankar Bandyopadhyay Smarak BoktritaProfessor Sankar Bandyopadhyay Smritiraksha SamitiBhadreswar , Hooghly2009
Arun Roy Smriti BoktritaFolklore Congress Association of IndiaBangla Academy ,Kolkata2009

Membership of Learned Society 
The Indian Anthropological Society (Life Member & Member, Executive Council)
Indian National Confederation and Academy of Anthropologists (INCAA).-Life Member,
Indian Anthropological Association, Delhi - Life Member
Bangiya Sahitya Parishad, Kolkata- Life Member.
Folklore Congress Association of India, Kolkata -Life Member.
Anthropological Association, Mysore, Karnataka - Life Member.

Association with Professional Bodies
Type of Professional ActivityPeriod
Associate Managing Editor - Journal of the Indian Anthropological Society. ( ISSN 0019 - 4387 )From 2013
Managing Editor, The Indian Journal of Anthropology, INCAA ( ISSN 2320 - 3757 )From 2013
1) Editor, Loukik, a peer –reviewed bi-lingual journal of folklore and cultural studies.(ISSN 2230 – 780X; RNI Registration No. WBBIL / 2007 / 20156)From 2007

Awards
Award NameAwarded ByYear
Junior Research FellowshipAnthropological Survey of India, Government of India2001
Gold Medal ( First Class First in M.Sc.) -Yet to be physically conferredUniversity of Calcutta1998

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