Bhabes Bhattacharya completed his schooling from Bengali Education Society’s High School, Bombay, followed by Don Bosco, Liluah, Howrah, West Bengal in 1979 and received his Chemistry (Hons.) degree from St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata in 1983. He obtained B. Tech. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Calcutta in 1986.
During 1986 he joined Bhabha Atomic Research Centre(BARC), Mumbai, and completed the PG course in Nuclear Engineering under BARC Training School in 1987, before joining the Chemical Engineering Division of BARC as Scientist ’C’. From 1987 to 2008 he served in various capacities before taking voluntary retirement as Senior Scientist ‘G’. While serving BARC he earned his Ph. D. from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, sponsored by Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, under collaborative Ph. D. Scheme. From 2008 to 2015 he served Birbhum Institute of Engineering, Birbhum, West Bengal, as its Director and had a brief stint as Principal at JIS College of Engineering, Kalyani, West Bengal, before joining C. V. Raman College of Engineering, (CVRCE) Bhubaneswar as its Principal. He had been serving CVRCE in the said post from January 2016 till February 2020, before being designated as Vice-Chancellor(Acting) under C. V. Raman Global University(CVRGU), Bhubaneswar. He relinquished the position at CVRGU in January 2021 and presently serving Budge Budge Institute of Technology(BBIT), Kolkata, as its Director-General –Academics since 1st March 2021.
Professor Bhattacharya started his research at BARC in the field of Nuclear Engineering for the development of Import Substitute Technologies. During this period he coordinated technology development and research for strategic Metal Fluorides and Nuclear Waste Management. His fundamental research activities have been in the areas of Compartmented Circulating Fluidized Beds (CCFBs), Multiphase Flow of gas/solid/liquid systems, Non-mechanical valves, Chemical Looping Combustion in Interconnected Fluidized Bed(CLC-IFB), Pneumatic Spray Characterization, Agglomeration and Break-up Dynamics in Fluidization Process, Phase Distribution Maps in gas-solid-liquid systems, which directly contributed to the development of above Technologies. He was appointed as PG faculty for Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai, as an additional assignment. He served as Divisional Coordinator for PG Projects under Industry Academia Linkage for close to five years and as a Member of Elite Selection Committee for Scientists for close to Seven Years.
As the Director of Birbhum Institute of Engineering and Technology, he contributed to the Selection of the Institute as one of the top fifty(50) Institutes in India (under Govt. Aided category) for TEQIP II. [A MHRD(Govt. of India) and WORLD BANK Project] and Identification as the front runner in respect of performance under TEQIP as per World Bank/ MHRD performance review process. This was in recognition of sound Academic Administrative and Research culture, resulting in the all-around development of the Institute under his leadership.
As Principal of CVRCE, which has the distinction of being Top 100 Institutes in India under NIRF Ranking for the last five years (2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019, 2020), he contributed towards the Implementation of a well-structured Autonomous Framework for the Institution, adoption of comprehensive Outcome Based Education, consisting of Assessment, Attainment, and Refinement Cycles. He was also responsible for carrying out comprehensive Curricular Reforms and Integration of the most advanced Industry Modules as part of the Curriculum. Under his leadership, as Head of the Institution, CVRCE was conferred University status and came into existence as C. V. Raman Global University-Odisha.
It is my proud privilege to welcome you all to Budge Budge Institute of Technology, Kolkata. This Institute has been playing a pivotal role in shaping the careers of aspiring students through the creation of generations of thinkers & dreamers of tomorrow. The environment of learning on this campus is conducive for developing a technically strong community with high ethical and moral values. I invite you to join this temple of learning and fulfill our endeavor to surpass past performance.Prof. Bhabes Bhattacharya