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Faculty Member

Prabir Kumar Choudhuri 
Assistant Professor-II 
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Department 
Silpa Sadana

   
Date of Birth      15.10.1961
Date of Joining  11.03.2015

Qualification:
B.Sc(Tech) in Textile Technology, University of Calcutta, 1983 
M.Sc(Tech) in Mechanical Processing of Textiles., University of Calcutta, 1997

Contact Address: 
Office
Department of Silpa Sadana, PSV, 
Visva-Bharati, Sriniketan, Birbhum 
West Bengal, Pin-731236 

Residence 
Nutanpally Canel Par 
P.O. Bolpur, Dt. Birbhum 
W. Bengal, PIN. 731204 

Email:
pkc1@rediffmail.com

Phone/FAX numbers: 
Office – 03463564725 
Residence: 9434195667(M)
FAX: 03463264725

Research areas of interest:
• Mechanical processing of Textiles (Yarn manufacturing, Fabric manufacturing and designing) 
• Diversification of Handloom products; 
• Optimization of process parameters using DOE and RSM, MCDM techniques

Teaching Experience:
• Lecturer in Textile, Silpa-Sadana, 11/03/2001 to 31/12/2005 
• Assistant Professor-I, Silpa-Sadana, 01/01/2006 to 10/03/2007 
• Assistant Professor-II, Silpa-Sadana, 11/03/2007 to Till date 

Research experience: 
• Fabricated a low cost “Fabric Stiffness Tester” in the academic year 2001–2002. • Development of suitable Charka (Winding machine) for Handloom Industry. 
• Present status of Co-operative societies of Murshidabad Silk Industry. 
• A Comparative study in the properties between Handloom and Powerloom fabric. 
• Effect of weave on some mechanical properties of fabrics 
• Effect of weave on some mechanical properties of Hand woven cotton fabrics 
• Manufacturing of Tarpaulin cloth in Handloom and its comparison with powerloom counterpart. 
• Manufacturing of Jute-Cotton Leno structure in Handloom - An approach towards product diversification. 
• Design development of Handloom union fabrics for apparels using tassar as weft. 
• Manufacturing of Textile-Paper composites for Packaging – An approach towards Handloom product diversification. 
• Study of thermal behavior of some specialty fabrics manufactured in Handloom.

Administrative Experience:
• Worked as Teacher in charge, Textile section from 29.07.2007 to 28.07.2010 
• Worked as Teacher in charge, Physical Education unit, PSV, for last ten years.

Conference/Seminar/Academic or consultancy Programmes attended: 
• Presented a paper entitled “Handlooms and Natural Dyes” in the National Conference on Traditional Knowledge System of India, held on 9th – 11th January, 2004, and organized by IIT, Kharagpur. The paper has also been published in the Book of Papers and e–Proceedings.
• Paper entitled “CAD/CAM Technology ––––––– A Cutting-Edge Tool Revolutionizing Textile Designing & Manufacturing; Part–I: CAD/CAM Module for Dobby Industry” presented jointly in the National Conference on Emerging Trends in Textile, Fibre & Apparel Engineering held on March 18–19, 2006, organized by Govt. College of Engg. & Textile Tech. (GCETT), Berhampore. The paper published in the Book of Papers and e-Proceedings. 
• Paper entitled “Effect of Weave on Some Mechanical Properties of Hand-woven Cotton Fabrics” presented jointly in the National Conference on Emerging Trends in Textile, Fibre & Apparel Engineering held on March 18–19, 2006, organized by Govt. College of Engg. & Textile Tech. (GCETT), Berhampore. The paper published in the Book of Papers and e-Proceedings. 
• Paper entitled “Development of Textile-Handmade paper composites for Packaging--- An attempt to boost Craft Sector, presented in the Seminar of Refresher course on “Fine Arts and Crafts” organized by UGC Academic Staff College, CU and published in the Book of papers “Rejuvenescence”, published by UGC Academic Staff College, CU; pp 114 (2011). 
• Paper entitled “Scope of application of Multi-criteria decision making (MCDM) technique for selection of vegetable dye”, presented in the National Workshop and Seminar on Vegetable dye and its application on textiles’ held on Dec. 2 – 4, 2011 at Silpa-Sadana, Visva-Bharati. The paper published e-Proceedings.

Conference articles : 
• Paper entitled ‘Bagru’ --- A traditional printing technique of Rajasthan’, published in the e. proceedings of the National Workshop and Seminar on Vegetable dye and its application on textiles’ held on Dec. 2 – 4, 2011 at Silpa-Sadana, Visva-Bharati. 
• Paper entitled ‘Manufacturing of Jute-Cotton leno fabrics in Handloom – An approach towards handloom product diversification’, published in the Proceedings of the 25th National Convention of Textile Engineers & National seminar on The Emerging Trends in Textiles & Handlooms, Feb. 24-25, 2012, Hyderabad, A.P.

Popular articles: 
• Choudhuri. P.K, Mukherjee. A.K, Mitra. A, Roy Moulik.S, Application of Natural Dyes in Handloom Sector, Textile Trends, Vol. XLVIII, pp 37-45,[2005] 
• Choudhuri. P.K, Mukherjee. A.K, Mitra. A, Roy Moulik.S, Evolution of Handloom Technique, Textile Trends, Vol. XLVIII, pp 29-33,[2006] 
• Choudhuri. P.K, Geo-Textiles and its application, Book of papers of 63rd. Orientation Program, ASC, CU,[2005]. 
• Choudhuri. P.K, Das.D, Modification in the Properties if silk by chemical treatments, Man made Textiles in India,vol. XLIX, no.2,[2006] 
• Manufacturing of Eri Silk Yarn: A Review, Man-made Textiles in India, vol. no. 39(10)pp359- ISSN 0377 – 7537 
• Studies on Tensile properties of Eri/Acrylic blended yarn, Indian Journal of fibre & Textile Research., ISSN 0971 – 0426. Accepted for publication.

Membership of Professional Bodies: 
• Member of The Institution of Engineers (India) having membership number M 140516-5. 
• Patron Member of The Textile Association (India) having membership number WB/PM/1356

Any others:
During the service period various courses/training program/program attended are given below 
• Refresher Course on “Rural Development in India: recent trends”, Visva-Bharati University, February 3 – 23, 2003. 
• Orientation programme, Academic Staff College, University of Calcutta. May 30 – June 25, 2005. 
• Short course on “Computer application for Textile Designing”, G. B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, August 21-30, 2007 
• Refresher Course on “Environmental issues & Modulation”, UGC-Refresher Course Centre, University of Kalyani, January 2-22, 2008 
• Refresher Course on “Fine Arts and Crafts”, UGC-Academic Staff College, University of Calcutta, November 10–December 01, 2010 
• Staff Development Program on ‘Advanced optimization Techniques and it’s application in Textile Engineering’, Govt. College of Engg. and Textile Technology, June 14 – 18, 2011.