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Profile of Dr. Sanu Bhattacharya

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Name:  Dr. Sanu Bhattacharya                                                                                                                                               Shanusree Bhattacharya Philo

Present Designation:  Associate Professor

                                    Department of Philosophy

                                    Bankura Zilla Saradamani Mahila Mahavidyapith

                                    Natunchati, Bankura- 722101, West Bengal, India

Contact information:

Phone no- 9830515080

Official no- 03242-251194

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Academic Positions:

  • 01.01.2006 till date: Reader & Associate Professor
  • 02.01.2002: Selection Gr. Lecturer
  • 27.07.1998: Sr. Lecturer
  • 02.01.1992: Lecturer

Research Interests:

  • Practical Ethics, Indian Ethics, Psychology, Feminism.


  • Ph.D. (2006, Vidyasagar University)
  • M.Phil.(1995, Calcutta University)
  • M.A.(1984, Calcutta University)

Other Qualifications:

  • B.Ed. (1987), M.S. (2009, Counselling & Psychotherapy) from INSTITUTION FOR PSYCHOTHERAPY & MANAGEMENT SCIENCES, Mumbai.


  • Psychology, Comparative Religion and Applied Ethics.

Courses completed In Furtherance of Academic career:

  • Orientation Programme; 1994, Calcutta University.
  • Refresher Course; 1998, Calcutta University.
  • Refresher Course; 2001, The University of Burdwan.
  • Refresher Course; 2001, Calcutta University.
  • M.Phil; 1995, Calcutta University.

Fellowship and award:

  • Nehru – Fulbright Visiting Lecturer Fellowship to USA (2012-2013).
  • Faculty Improvement Program of the UGC (1995) for M. Phil studies

Research Publications:

  1. “Jainism and Future of the World”, Bulletin of RKM Institute of Culture; Volume: 70, No. 4, April 2019, ISSN: 0971-2755.
  2. “Role of Boutique Industry in Women’s Development: A Culture Study of Bengal”; Srotoswini, Volume: 2; Peer Reviewed Journal of the Women Cell, Jagannath Barooah College, Jorhat, Assam, 2016, ISSN: 2277-5277.
  3. “Santrasvada Proshonge”; Anustup, Volume: 2 (46th Year); Kolkata; 2012.
  4. “Mamata bandhopadhyay: Byaktittvo O Netrittvo”; Banglar Janarav, Volume: 35-40; Sk Ibadul Islam (ed.); Kolkata; 2011.
  5. “Terrorism in the Present Global Context”; Bulletin of the RKM Institute of Culture, Volume: 59; Kolkata; 2008.
  6. “Terrorism: An Ethical Quest”; the Philosophical Quarterly, Volume: 8(No. 3-4); Amalner; North Maharashtra, 2002.
  7. “The Origin of the Egyptian Religion”; the Journal of Asiatic Society, Volume: 40(No. 1-2); Calcutta, 1998.
  8. “The Freudian View of Sacrifice: Analysis and Evaluation”; The Journal of the Indian Academy of Philosophy, Volume: 35(No. 1&2); Calcutta, 1996.

Other Publications: Papers selected for publication:

  • “Sabarimalay Narir Obosthan”; Itihas Academy Dhaka.
  • “Deep Ecology: Reflections from Jainism”; Tulsi Prajna, (Journal of Jain Viswa Bharati Institute); Ladnun, Rajasthan.
  • “Regionalism and Militancy: The Case of Punjab”; Journal of Dept. of Philosophy, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata.

Books and Chapter in books Published: 


Forthcoming – Swapnotattver Satkahon; Progressive Publishers; Kolkata, 2020.

  1. Terrorism and Moral Questions; Levant Books; Kolkata; 2007; ISBN: 81-87169-80-X.
  2. One Little Orchid, Mata Hari: A marginal Voice; Westphalia Press; Washington DC; 2016; ISBN: 10: 1-63391-430-5.
  3. Nirbachito Darshonik Proshongo; Banerjee Publishers; Kolkata; 2018.

Chapters in Books:   

  1. “Gobhir bastu-songsthan O Kichu Prashongik Jaina Bhabna”; Tattva O Prayog; (Forthcoming) Prahlad Sarkar (ed.); Kolkata, 2020
  2. “Ecosophy: Call of the Day”; Environmental Education: A Need of the Day; Dr. Sayantan Mondal, Prof. Nityananda Patra and Prof. Goutam Mondal (eds.); Kabitika; Midnapore, 2017.
  3. “Terrorism and Human Rights”, Terrorism and Human Rights: West Bengal Experience with the Existing Laws; Prof. Nityananda Patraand Dr. Anurupa Mukhopadhyay(eds.); Kabitika; Midnapore,2016.
  4. “Mother as the Guru”; Maa: Anubhabe O Anudhyane; Dr. Sanjit Mondal (ed.); Kabitika; Midnapore, 2015.
  5. “Hey Purna Tabo Charoner Kache”; Samaj O Sanskriti; Sanjit Mondal(ed.); Kabitika; 2013.
  6. “Samaj Songshkarer Kshetre Swami Vivekanander Opore Rammohan Rayer Probhab”; Swami Vivekananda: A Multi-Dimensional Personality; Santi Ram Mondal(ed.); New Kalpana Prakashani; Kolkata,2012.

Conferences/ Invited Presentations/Workshops/Others:

  • Paper Presented in Seminars and Conferences:

 International Level:

  1. Sabarimalay Narihasr Obosthan”, The 15th International Conference of History & heritage; Itihas Acdemy Dhaka, February, 2019.
  2. Jainism and Future of Humanity”; 16th World Sanskrit Conference, Sanskrit Study Centre; Bangkok, July, 2015.
  • Jaina Principles and its Applicability to the society”; CIF International Seminar on Education as All Inclusive Universal Spirituality; Kerela, November, 2013.
  1. Study of the Indian Religions”; Florida International University, Florida, USA, April 2013.
  2. Pragmatism in the Jaina View”; at Florida International University, Florida, USA, April 2013.
  3. “Contemporary Women Religious Leaders in India”; Elizabethtown College, Pennsylvania, USA, March 2013.
  • “Jaina Code of Conduct and its Contemporary Relevance”; International Interdisciplinary Conference on Meaning, Society and Values: East and West; organised by The Society for Indian Philosophy and religion, West Virginia(USA), Delhi, January 2012.

National level:

  1. “Gender Inequality through the Lens of Amartya Sen’s Capability Approach”; 93rd Indian Philosophical Congress; March, 2019.
  2. “Deep Ecology: Reflections from Jainism”; Jain Visva Bharati Institute, Ladnun, Rajasthan, February 2017.
  • “Regionalism and Militancy: The Case Study of Punjab”; UGC Sponsored Seminar; Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata; February 2015
  1. “Samaj Sanashkarer kshetre Swami Vivekanander Opore Rammohan Rayer Probhab”; UGC sponsored seminar by Department of Political science; Bankura Zilla Saradamani Mahila Mahavidyapith, Bankura, West Bengal, 2012.
  2. “Leadership Qualities Necessary to Combat the Contemporary Challenges of Indian National Integration”; at the National Seminar on The Growth and Development of Indian Nationalism and Contemporary Challenges of Indian national Integrated, organised by the Department of Bankura Zilla Saradamani Mahila Mahavidyapith, Bankura, West Bengal, 2011.
  3. “Hindu Moral codes According to the Puranas with Special Reflection on the Family Values as Depicted in the Garuda Purana”; “National Seminar on Puranas: An Important Source of Indian History”, organised by the Department of Sanskrit, Guwahati University, Assam, 2011.
  • “Terrorism and Human Rights – A Case of Maoist Movement in India”, at the UGC sponsored National Seminar on Terrorism and Human Rights: West Bengal Experience with the Existing Laws, organised by the Department of Economics, Bankura Zilla Saradamani Mahila Mahavidyapith , Bankura, West Bengal, august 2010.
  • Mountaineer’s Dilemma: A Kantian Approach”; at the 83rd Indian Philosophical Congress, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, 2008.
  1. Terrorism: An Overview”, at the UGC sponsored State Level Seminar of the Department of Philosophy, Y.S.P. Mahavidyalaya; East Midnapore, 2007.
  2. “Respect for Life in Near-death Conditions”; at the UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Morality as Universal Culture and its Application to the Society; by the Department of Philosophy; Bankura Zilla Saradamani Mahila Mahavidyapith, Bankura, 2007.
  3. “Environmental Hazards on the High Mountains”; at the UGC and DSJ sponsored National Conference, by the Department of Geography; Bankura Zilla Saradamani mahila Mahavidyapith; 2007.
  • “Totemism as the Origin of Ancient Egyptian Religion”; Asiatic Society, Calcutta; 1998.
  • Workshops and courses attended:
  1. Navya-Nyaya Language & Methodology (Level I); Organised by the Asiantic Society, Kolkata, June 2011.
  2. National Workshop on Advaita Vedanta; organised by the Indian Council for Philosophical Research, Lucknow, March 2011.
  • Sensitivity/Awareness/Motivation workshop; organised by the School of Women’s Studies, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, July 2008.
  1. An Orientation to the Muultifaceted Genius of Sri Aurobindo; Sri Aurobindo Centre for Advanced research, Puducherry, April 2008.
  • Invited talks:
  1. “Personality Development”; organised by Jatiya Krira Sangha, Bankura; 2018.
  2. “History of Indian Civilization”,; organised by Jatiya Krira Sangha, Bankura; 2017.
  • “Carvaka Materialism – An Eye-opener”, at the World Philosophy Day meet organised by Bankura Christian College, 2012.
  1. “Rape: Social and Legal Awareness”, at the NSS Annual Camp, December, 2011.
  2. “Mamata Bandhopadhyay: Baktito O Netrito”; at the Calcutta Press Club; June 2011.
  3. “Psycho-physiological Basis of Emotion”; at the Nss Anual Camp, December 2011.
  • “Women Empowerment (Svashakti)”, at the National Integration Camp; organised by Nehru Youth center, Bankura, 2010.
  • “Mental Hygiene”; at the NSS Annual Camp, December 2009.

  • Seminars/ Workshops Organised.
  1. Morality as Universal Culture and its Applicability to the Society”; UGC sponsored National Seminar, 2008.
  2. Prama, Pramana and Pramanya in Indian Philosophies”; ICPR sponsored National Seminar, 2011.
  • ICPR sponsored One Day meet to commemorate World Philosophy Day, 2011.

Other Distinctive Positions held:

  • 2017: Supervisor for Doctoral Research, Bankura University, West Bengal, India.
  • 2006-2009: Co-ordinator of Rabindra Bharati University Distance PG Study Center, Bankura Zilla Saradamani Mahila Mahavidyapith, Natunchati, Bankura



  • Indian Philosophical Congress (Life Member)
  • Indian Academy of Philosophy (Life Member)
  • Darshan O Samaj Trust(Calcutta) (Life Member)
  • Itihas Academy Dhaka (Life Member)

Administrative experience:

  • Founder Co-ordinator of RBU Study Centre
  • Member of the College Governing Body.
  • Member of various other administrative committees of the College.
  • Superintendent of the Girl’s hostel on the campus.