Pulin Bihari Sarkar obtained DSc (1936) from University of Dacca, Bangladesh. Thereafter, he worked as Professor of Chemistry, Vidyasagar College, Kolkata (1939); also Senior Research Chemist (1939-50) and Director (1950-67), Jute Technological Research Laboratory, Kolkata.
Academic and Research Achievements: Sarkar specialized in the technology of jute fibres and made significant contributions of the chemistry of jute lignin. Also, he wrote a text book on Organic Chemistry.
Awards and Honours: Professor Sarkar was conferred the JM Das Gupta Memorial Medal by Indian Chemical Society (1934) and PC Ray 70th Birthday Memorial Medal by Indian Chemical Society (1936).