Fourteenth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile
Barman, Prof. Basudeb
Constituency   : Mathurapur -SC (West Bengal)
Party Name     : Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI(M))

Father's Name Shri Dinabandhu Barman
Mother's Name Smt. Bhabani Barman
Date of Birth 05 Oct 1935
Place of Birth Matiari, Distt. Nadia (West Bengal)
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 29 Jun 1966
Spouse's Name Smt. Bharati Barman
No. of Sons 1
No.of Daughters 1
M.Sc. (Tech.)
Educated at University of Calcutta
Profession Teacher
Permanent Address
AA 115, Sector 1
Salt Lake City, Kolkata-700 064 (West Bengal)
(033) 23373096
Present Address
110, North Avenue,
New Delhi - 110 001
Tels. (011) 23092901, 9868180435 (M)
Positions Held
2004 Elected to 14th Lok Sabha
Member, Committee on Human Resource Development
Member, Sub-Committee on University and Higher Education
Member Consultative Committee, Ministry of Environment and Forests
Member, Central Advisory Board of Education
5 August 2006 Member, Committee on Human Resource Development
5 Aug. 2007 onwards Member, Committee on Human Resource Development

Literary, Artistic & Scientific Accomplishments
Published papers in national and international journals in chemical engineering and related fields on themes like (i) Exact analysis of Laminar Dispersion in Non-Newtonian Flow, (ii) Mixing and Segregation in Liquid Fluidized Bed of Particles with different size and density, (iii) Pervaporation - a Bright Star on the Separation Horizon, (iv) Studies on the Thermal Decomposition of Coal Macerals, (v) Oxidation of coal macerals under Pressure, also presented papers in the International and National Coferences on topics like ,(i) Calorific Value of Indian Coals, presented at the Annual conference of the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, 1977,(ii) The Asiatic Soceity and Evolution of Indian Scientific Mind, presented at the 17th International Congress of History of Science, 31 July to 8 August 1985 at the University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A., (iii) Selection of Engineering consultants in Fertilizer Projects, presented at the Indian Chemical Engineering Congress , 1986; (iv) A New Model of Mixing and Segregation in Liquid Fluidized Beds, presented at the Indian Chemical Engineering Congress, 1986; (v) Recent Development in Cryogenic Purification of Synthesis Gas, presented at the 40th Indian Chemical Engineering Congress, 1987; (vi) Effective Application of Synthetic Resins in Waste Water Treatment, presented at the 40th Indian Chemical Engineering Congress, 1987; (vii) TBP - ASTM Conversions using Continuous thermodynamics, presented at the 41st Indian Chemical Engineering Congress, 1988; (viii) Computer Interactive Instruction for Chemical Engineers, presented at the 42nd Indian Chemical Engineering Congress, 1989; (ix) Gas Hold-up in Bubble Column with Immersed Tubes, presented at the 42nd Indian Chemical Engineering Congress, 1989; (x) Some Factors Controlling the Moisture Movement During Air Dehydration of Foods, presented at the 43rd Indian Chemical Engineering Congress, 1990; (xi) On Catalysis by Clays, presented at the 44th Chemical Engineering Congress, 1991; (xii) Preparation and Characterization of a Clay Support for Ceramic Membranes, presented at the 11th National Conference of Indian Membrane Society, 1994; (xiii) Transesterification using Superacidic Catalyst, presented at the 47th Indian Chemical Engineering Congress 1994
Social And Cultural Activities
Actively participating in seminars, symposia, workshops and Conferences organised by different authorities and organisations from time to time in West Bengal and outside, on topics of science, technology, development and social relevances, including themes for upliftment of the downtrodden
Special Interests
Educational administration, participation in programmes of uplift of the downtrodden people, especially Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes people ; social work activities
Favourite Pastime and Recreation
Listening to music, vocal and instrumental
Countries Visited
South Africa to attend the World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenphobia and Related Intolerance (WCAR) held at Durban from 31 August to 7 September 2001 under the auspices of the U.N.O.; and U.S.A. to attend the 17th International Congress of History of Science held at the University of California, Berkeley from 31 July to 8 August 1985; Bangladesh, to attend the Sub-Regional workshop on Insitutional Management in Higher Education organised from 08-12 March 1999 in Dhaka under the auspices of International Institute for Educational Planning, Paris, France (IIEP, UNESCO)
Other Information
Lecturer,(i) Ramakrishna Mission Residential College, Narendrapur, 1960-65 and (ii) Calcutta University, 1965-74; Reader, Calcutta University, 1974-85; Professor, Calcutta University, 1986-95; Vice-Chancellor, Kalyani, University, Kalyani, West Bengal, 1995-2000; Chairman, Tripura Education Commission, 2001-2003; Member, (i) Senate, Calcutta University, (ii) Calcutta University Council, (iii) Syndicate, Calcutta University, (iv) Zonal Advisory Board, Life Insurance Corporation of India, (v) Selection Committee of the UPSC, WBPSC, West Bengal College Service Commission (WBCSC) and several Public Sector undertakings during the last 20 years,(vi) Search Committee for selection of panels for appointment of Vice-Chancellors in West Bengal and outside, (vii) West Bengal Commission for backward classes, (viii) West Bengal Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Development and Finance Corporation, (ix) Nominee of the Chancellor, Executive Council, North Bengal University, (x) The Court (Ex-officio), Kalyani University, (xi) The Council, The Asiatic Society, (xii) The Council, Indian Science News Association (Science and Culture), (xiii) Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, (xiv) Bangiya Vijnan Parishad, (xv) Bangiya Sahitya Parishad, Mahabodhi Society, (xvi) Indian Science Congress Association; Administrator and Member, Governing Bodies of several colleges; General Secretary and Vice-President , Calcutta University Teacher`s Association (CUTA); Treasurer, West Bengal College and University Teachers Association (WBCUTA); Vice-President, (i) The Asiatic Society, Kolkata, (ii) Science for Society (India), (iii) Gramin Vigyan -o- Prajukti Bikash Kendra; Chairman, (i) One man Committee appointed by the Government of West Bengal to look into the issues relating to reservation of seats for SC and ST candidates in respect of their admission in courses of higher education and to make recommendations thereto, (ii) Indian Institue of Chemical Engineers, Calcutta Regional Centre, (iii) Calcutta University Staff Credit Co-operative Society Ltd., (iv) Expert Committee Constituted by the Government of West Bengal on admission of backward classes (other than SC and ST) candidates in courses of higher education, (v) One of the Peer Teams of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC); President, (i) Bidhannagar Ramakrishna Vivekananda Kendra, (ii) Viswakosh Parishad,(iii) Bangiya Rajbanshi Kshatriya Samiti, (iv) Bangla Dalit Sahitya Sanstha, (v) Dalit Samanway Samiti, and (vi) Association for Protection of Human Rights and Public Interest, Salt Lake

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