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University of Gour Banga is a University established in 2008 and situated in Malda, West Bengal, India. Almost all of the 28 colleges in Malda, Uttar Dinajpur and Dakshin Dinajpur districts, with the exception of Raiganj University College, are affiliated with this university.Surabhi Bandyopadhyay, the former Vice-Chancellor of Netaji Subhas Open University, became the first Vice Chancellor of the University, while the former Registrar of University of North Bengal, Tapash Kumar Chattopadhyay, became the first acting registrar, all in 2008. Gopa Dutta was the 2nd Vice Chancellor. The current Vice Chancellor is Achintya Biswas, who was the Head of the Department of Bengali of Jadavpur University.Dr. Bikash Mukhopadhyay of Burdwan University is current Registrar.The logo of the University of Gour Banga was prepared in the second week of June 2008 by Sameer Rakshit, the Head of the Department of Architecture, Jadavpur University.Rakshit is also in charge of designing the main building of the University of Gour Banga, which started functioning from the ground-floor of the Post-Graduate Section of Malda College in 2008. From 2011 this University functioning in its own place which is located near Rabindra Bhaban, Malda 732103, West Bengal, India. Wikipedia.

Pal S.,University of Gour Banga
Environment, Development and Sustainability

Tilpara barrage over Mayurakshi River has exerted crucial impact on backwater reach of river Kushkarni (4.5 km upstream reach) which debouches to Mayurakshi River at immediate upstream head of this barrage. Study area is located at the Chota Nagpur plateau fringe highly erodible Rarh tract of Birbhum district of West Bengal. From this study, it is found that due to storage of water in the reservoir, backwater created and confluence part of the Kushkarni River is submerged. Stagnation of reservoir water reduced carrying capacity of channel by 26 %, and it is facilitated by declining trend of channel bed slope and velocity of flow. Depth of channel is attenuated by 17–71 cm depositing 919,342.6 m3 of coarser sediment load. In this circumstance, high flood level frequency in same inflow state has increased by 26.5 % and channel braiding has started to nucleate. Alternate textural sequence of materials from river bed reveals some irregular episodic inflow events within reservoir. Episodic discharge and consequent large flood have created thick sand splay cover in the left side of the channel and damaged agricultural land. Potential bank erosion hazard index or BEHI is considerably high (27.35–31.73) in this backwater reach, and the process is mainly triggered by liquefaction. Considering existing forms and functions of the study segment, it is evaluated with existing reservoir upstream channel morphology model of Skalak et al. (2013) and found to be proximate. Such alteration of channel morphology in this segment is linked with socio-ecological fabric of the surrounding area. Along with channel morphological readjustment, socio-ecological setup is also moving toward new adjustment. © 2016 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht Source

Mandal S.,University of Gour Banga
Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Disease

Malaria, a mosquito-borne disease, is caused by the infection of apicomplexan parasites belonging to the genus Plasmodium, five species of which [Plasmodium vivax, Plasmodium falciparum (P. falciparum), Plasmodium ovale, Plasmodium malariae and Plasmodium knowlesi] account for all forms of human malaria. P. falciparum is responsible for the highest degree of complications (severe malarial anaemia and cerebral malaria) and mortality in the tropics and subtropics of the world. Despite the large burden of vivax malaria, it is overlooked and left in the shadow of severity of falciparum malaria in the globe, but current reports provide evidence of severe vivax malaria symptoms similar to P. falciparum infection. The major challenging factor is the emergence of multidrug resistant Plasmodium strains to the conventionally used antimalarials over the last two decades, and, more recently, to artemisinins. The WHO recommended artemisinin based combination therapies (ACTs). The non-ACT regimens are also found to be effective, safe, and affordable compared to ACTs. However, current successful antimalarial interventions are under threat from the ability of the parasite and its mosquito vector to develop resistance to medicines and insecticides, respectively. Hence, with widespread use of effective drugs and vector control with insecticide-treated bed nets and indoor residual spraying, an ideal malaria vaccine would be the actual means of malaria prevention. This review represents the current evidence, based upon the search of SCI-and non-SCI journal, on epidemiological aspects of two forms (vivax and falciparum) of human malaria, which is still a great global concern. © 2014 Asian Pacific Tropical Medicine Press. Source

Pramanik A.,Visva Bharati University | Sarkar S.,Visva Bharati University | Sarkar S.,Palacky University | Pal S.,University of Gour Banga | Sarkar P.,Visva Bharati University
Physics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics

We perform DFT/TDDFT calculations to study the optoelectronic properties of some pentacene-based organic molecules and their derivatives, which can serve as donor moiety when blended with fullerene acceptors in the bulk-heterojunction solar cell model. We are motivated by a recent experiment in which an unoptimized device was shown to have a good photovoltaic performance and we aim to further improve the efficiency of this device. We try to optimize the photovoltaic properties on the basis of a quantum-mechanical calculation of the frontier energy levels and of the absorption properties of individual molecules and of the molecule-fullerine composite. © 2015 Elsevier B.V. Source

Modak S.,University of Gour Banga
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences India Section A - Physical Sciences

In this paper we consider three types of space, and in these spaces, new types of generalized open set will be introduced. Further we shall introduce several types of topological space, and characterize the same. © The National Academy of Sciences India 2012. Source

Khan Md.A.,University of Gour Banga
European Physical Journal D

Ground state energies of exotic three-body atomic systems consisting two muons and a positively charged nucleus like: 1H+μ -μ -, 4He 2+μ -μ -, 3He 2+μ -μ -, 7Li 3+μ -μ -, 6Li 3+μ -μ -, 9Be 4+μ -μ -, 12C 6+μ-μ-, 16O 8+μ-μ-, 20Ne 10+μ-μ-, 28Si 14+μ-μ- and 40Ar 18+μ-μ-have been calculated using hyperspherical harmonics expansion (HHE) method. Calculation of matrix elements of two body interactions involved in the HHE method for a three body system is greatly simplified by expanding the bra-and ket-vector states in the hyperspherical harmonics basis states appropriate for the partition corresponding to the interacting pair. This involves the Raynal-Revai coefficients (RRC), which are the transformation coefficients between the hyperspherical harmonics bases corresponding to the two partitions. Use of these coefficients found to be very useful for the numerical solution of three-body Schrödinger equation where the two-body potentials are other than Coulomb or harmonic oscillator type. However, in this work the interaction potentials involved are purely Coulomb. The calculated energies have been compared with (i) those obtained by straight forward manner; and (ii) with those found in the literature (wherever available). The calculated binding energies agree within the computational error. © EDP Sciences, Società Italiana di Fisica, Springer-Verlag 2012. Source

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