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Eminent scientist and alumnus of BN College felicitated

 A Correspondent

DHUBRI, April 28: Dr Sanat Saha, an eminent scientist of the country and an alumnus of Bhola Nath College, Dhubri, was felicitated by the college on Saturday at a function organized in the Digital Auditorium of the college.
Dhubri is Dr. Saha’s native home town. He had graduated in science from this college with distinction and left Dhubri 45 years ago for higher studies.
Dr. Pijus Kumar Mishra, while speaking on Dr. Saha’s educational and professional background, said that he had completed  M.Sc  in Agriculture Bio-Chemistry by securing first class second position in Allahabad University, and PhD in Soil Science and Natural Resource Management in 1980, post-doctoral research in soil with fellowship from Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in 1982, and joined the Government of India fertilizer company known as PPCL.
“Dr. Saha went to International Fertilizer Development Centre, Alabama, USA in 1983 in connection with research works under United Nation Development Programme (UNDP). He published 37 research papers in international and national journals of repute. He also did PGD in management from Bharatiya Bidya Bhaban, New Delhi, and Management Development Programme from Royal Institute of Public Administration, London. He did the Harvard Management Mentor Programme on ‘Innovation Implementation’ from the National Institute of Rural Development,” Dr Mishra added.
Dr. Mishra also informed that Dr. Saha worked as an agriculture scientist in CSIR for 16 years and as Project Manager of European Union, an Australian-funded natural resources management project. However, he switched over from resource management to innovative energy generation area and joined GAIL India Limited, and within a short span of time he was selected as ‘GAIL Hero’ for his contribution in supply, distribution and promotion as environmental friendly source of Green Energy.
 Dr. Saha retired from GAIL India in 2013 and is now working as member (eminent scientist) of the West Bengal State Council of Higher Education to look after the policy issues of 29 universities.  
 Dr. Saha, while addressing the function, shared the experience of his life, works and delivering lectures in mega events like the Assam Advantage conclave held in Guwahati in February and the 105th edition of Indian Science Congress held in Imphal this month.
After the felicitation programme, Dr. Saha also delivered a lecture on ‘Connecting the dots –Skill Development, Innovation, Leadership and Life’ and conducted a lively interaction session with the students.
 Earlier, Dr. Saha presented a memento and handed over a cheque of Rs 21,000 to the Principal, Dr. Dhruba Chakrabortty for the welfare activities of students. Dr. Chakrabortty thanked him for his gesture shown towards the institution and concern for the future of students.
The felicitation function was also addressed by Vice-Principal, Prof AM Mandal, and president of BN College governing body, Mir Sahadat Ali.
 
  Saha retired from GAIL India in 2013 and is now working as member (eminent scientist) of the West Bengal State Council of Higher Education to look after the policy issues of 29 universities.   Saha, while addressing the function, shared the experience of his life, works and delivering lectures in mega events like the Assam Advantage conclave held in Guwahati in February and the 105th edition of Indian Science Congress held in Imphal this month. After the felicitation programme, Saha also delivered a lecture on ‘Connecting the dots –Skill Development, Innovation, Leadership and Life’ and conducted a lively interaction session with the students. Earlier, Saha presented a memento and handed over a cheque of Rs 21,000 to the Principal, Dhruba Chakrabortty for the welfare activities of students. Chakrabortty thanked him for his gesture shown towards the institution and concern for the future of students.