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  Monoranjan Sengupta

Name Professor M Sengupta
(Professor Monoranjan Sengupta)
  Gender M
Birth 11-07-1904
Specialization Electrical Engineering; Semiconductors; Magnetic Field
  Year of Election 1954  
  Demise 22-03-1996

Monoranjan Sengupta obtained BSc (Engineering) (Hons) and CPE from University of Glasgow, UK. He remained Professor and Head, Department of Electrical Engineering, Bengal Engineering College, Sibpur (1933-44); and later Principal, Professor & Head, Department of Electrical Engineering, Engineering College, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (1944-68).

Academic and Research Achievements: Having specialized in electrical engineering, Sengupta studied the change of resistance of semiconductors in a magnetic field. He also investigated the phenomenon of high pressure gland leakage in relation to steam turbine efficiency. He worked on continuously evacuated type cathode ray oscillograph and surge generator at the High Voltage Research Laboratory of Metropolitan Vickers Ltd, Manchester.

Other Contributions: Sengupta served as Member of the Board of Studies in Engineering and Metallurgy Section, All India Council of Technical Education.

Awards and Honours: Professor Sengupta was President, Engineering and Metallurgy Section, Indian Science Congress (1947); and Fellow, National Academy of Sciences (India), Allahabad, Institution of Electrical Engineers, London, Institution of Mechanical Engineers, London, Institution of Electronic and Radio Engineers, London and Institution of Engineers (India).

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