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Bethune College
Bethune College

They Make Us Proud


Abhishikta Dhar

Abhishikta Dhar
Recipient of 'The Film with Best Concept' at the Kolkata International Micro and Short Film Festival 2021.

The Film with Best Concept 'The Film with Best Concept'

Abhishikta Dhar, student of PG Department of English (2015-17) was awarded 'The Film with Best Concept' at the Kolkata International Micro and Short Film Festival 2021. Abhishikta's short film 'Everyday Salad' was directed, shot and edited by her using her uncle's DSLR with almost zero resources during the lockdown period owing to Covid-19 in 2020. She runs a production house called Noirit Films and has previously produced and directed a short film titled 'Stimito' starring Sreela Majumdar and Bidisha Mitra. 

Debarati Das

Debarati Das
Recipient of the prestigious Nalini Das medal

Debarati Das : All-rounder Medal All-rounder Medal

Stood first-class first in the Chemistry Honours examination conducted by the University of Calcutta in 2016 from Bethune College, Kolkata. She has also obtained the highest marks among the students of all the Science and Arts disciplines of this college that year. During her graduation, she was recipient of the prestigious Nalini Das medal awarded for being the best all-rounder of the college.

She has also received Principal's Choice Award and Asima Chattopadhyay Memorial prize for her excellence in studies.

She has completed her post-graduation in Chemical Sciences from Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata in 2018. In the same year, she has joined Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai as Trainee Scientific Officer.

There she has been awarded the prestigious Homi Bhabha prize for showing highest proficiency in the one
year orientation course in the Chemistry discipline in July, 2019. Now she is continuing in the same reputed organisation as Scientific Oficer in the Radiochemistry Division.. 

Aditi Sen De

Aditi Sen De
Winner of Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize

Presently Associate Professor G at the Harish-Chandra Research Institute (HRI), Allahabad. She started the quantum information and computation group (QIC) at HRI in 2009 along with Prof. Ujjwal Sen and Arun K Pati. Currently, her group consists of 3 faculty members, around 10-12 PhD students and 5 postdoctoral fellows. She did her doctoral work in the University of Gdansk under Prof. Marek Zukowski and subsequently was a Alexander von Humboldt postdoctoral fellow with Prof. Maciej Lewenstein in Hannover, a Ramon y Cajal fellow in ICFO- The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Barcelona, and an Assistant Professor in the Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi. A student of the 1995 batch of Mathematics department of Bethune College, Dr. De has truly made this institution proud. 

Dr. Neena Gupta

Dr. Neena Gupta
A mathematical prodigy and Winner of Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize

Stood First class First in the Mathematics Honours examination of the Calcutta University in 2006 from Bethune College, Kolkata. She completed her Post Graduation in Mathematics from the Indian Statistical Institute of Kolkata in 2008 and obtained her Ph.D. degree from the same Institute in 2011 with Algebraic Geometry as her field of specialization.

Thereafter it has been a dream journey for this budding young mathematician. She solved the "Zariski Cancellation Problem", which remained unresolved for nearly 70 years. In 2014, the Indian National Science Academy awarded her the INSA Young Scientist Award and in the citation, the Academy described her solution as "one of the best works in Algebraic Geometry in recent years done anywhere". In 2014-2015, she was awarded the prestigious "Swarna Jayanti" Fellowship by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India as a mark of recognition of her outstanding contributions in the Mathematical Sciences. Dr. Neena Gupta won the prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award in the category of mathematical sciences, the highest honor in India in the field of Science and Technology in 2019. Dr Gupta who is not yet 35, is recognized as the youngest ever to win it. Bethune College is immensely proud of her and wishes her all the best for her future endeavor.

Priyadarshini Das

Priyadarshini Das
Indian Table tennis player

We are proud of Priyadarshini Das, an undergraduate student of Philosophy Honours, who has made a mark in the Sports arena at a very young age. Priyadarshini, aged 20, is a National level Table Tennis Player with World Ranking No. 331. As per Table Tennis Federation of India Rankings, Priyadarshini is placed 6th among Youth Women Table Tennis players in India.. Born on 27th November, 1997, in Howrah, West Bengal, Priyadarshini passed out from Bethune School before joining Bethune College. She plays in an attacking style with a shake-hand grip. Pursuing her passion zealously, Priyadarshini has been consistently winning Medals and Prizes in several District, Zonal and Inter-State Championships.

Priyadarshini won the Gold in Youth Girls' Singles Championships in West Zone in Gujarat in 2017. She was the Silver medallist in the East Zone Youth Girls' Singles Championships, Aizwal, in the same year. She was a part of the Runners- up Doubles team in 78th Junior and Youth National and Inter State Table Tennis Championships 2016-17. She has been selected to play professional Indian League Table Tennis and was a member of Champion Team in Ultimate Table Tennis Indian League, Chennai, July 2017.

Her recent achievements include winning All India Inter Institution Championships, New Delhi, Aug 2017, (Team Champion). Her team won the Gold in Youth Girls Category and won the Silver in Youth Girls Doubles in 79th Junior and Youth National and Inter State Table Tennis Championships, 2018, held in Durgapur. In 11th Sports Senior National and Inter-State Table Tennis Championships, 2018, held at Ranchi, the Women's Team won Silver and the Women's Doubles Team won the Bronze of which Priyadarshini was a part. Together with her doubles partner they won the Women's Doubles Gold in All India Public Sector Championships, 2018.

Priyadarshini aspires to represent the Country in International circuits. Her favourite sportsperson and Role Model is Ace Table Tennis player and Arjuna awardee Poulami Ghatak. We wish her all success in life.

Subhaswapna Mukherjee

Subhaswapna Mukherjee
A prodigious student

Subhaswapna is an undergraduate student in the Hindi department of the college. She was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy since birth with almost total immobility in both her legs. She can only write with her left hand with much effort. She has proved, time and again, that the despite winds blowing in another direction, courage and resilience can adjust the sails to reach their destination. We wish her all success in life.

Shubhaswapna has been a very lively and prodigious student since her school life. As an orator, as an essayist or in recitation and debate, she has won a number of certificates and medals. Some of her most prestigious awards till date include :

  • 1st Prize and Gold Medal awarded for acquiring 1st position in All India Essay Writing Competition organized by Ram Prasad Mission and United Nations Information Centre, India, 2018.
  • Prize in Debate (sub: Society gives best support to PWD) organized by National Institute for Locomotor Disabilities, Govt. of India and PWD, 2017.

  • Best Actress Award for Aashu Abhinay (instant drama enacting), Shri Sikshayatan College, 2017.

  • Bethune College Intra College Competition Drama : Best Script Writing Award, 2017.

  • 1st Prize in Speech Competition (sub: Contribution of Sister Nivedita in Freedom Struggle) organized by Ramakrishna Mission Advaita Ashrama Publication Centre, 2016.
  • 2nd Prize in Speech Competition organized by Howrah District Ramakrishna Vivekananda Bhavprachar Parishad ( under Belur Math) .

  • Tagore Foundation Student's Scholarship, on Bengali Recitation 2015.
  • 1st Prize in Debate held at South End Centre (E.M) School, 2015.