Organisation

Surajhankar is managed by an Executive Committee, elected for a period of 2 years and also has a board of permanent trustee. The executive committee is responsible for running the organization with the help of Principal. There are a group of qualified faculties for conducting the courses.

Office bearers Executive Committee for 2019-21

  • President: Sri Adip Roy
  • Vice-President 1: Dr. Pralay Kumar Ghosh
  • Vice-President 2: Dr. Gautam Roy
  • Secretary: Smt. Debarati Basu
  • Jt. Secretary: Dr. Sutapa Mitra
  • Treasurer: Sri Debanjan Nandy

Members Executive Committee

  • Dr. Amit Mitra
  • Dr. Manjusri Duttachoudhury
  • Dr. Malay Duttachoudhury
  • Smt. Madhumita Ghosh
  • Sri Deepak K. Chatterjee
  • Smt. Rakhi Chatterjee
  • Sri Rasamoy Chakraborty
  • Smt. Sripurna Mitra
  • Sri Manik Lal Saha

Faculties

Dr. Amit Mitra

Dr Amit Mitra was born in Santiniketan and brought up in an environment rich with Tagore culture. His early education was in Santiniketan, where he had the music lessons from legends like Shri Sailajaranjan Majumdar and Smt Indira Devi Chaudhurani. After matriculation he did B.Sc (Hons in Statistics) from Presidency College and Engineering (Mechanical) in 1958 and Electrical in 1967 both from Jadavpur University. He obtained a degree Gitabharati from Gitabitan, Kolkata in 1960. He obtained PhD in Musicology from Computer Science Deapartment, University of Pune in 2005.

He has been performing in AIR since 1951 and Doordrashan since 1978. He has also performed in many other TV channels. However, his major contribution is teaching of Tagore music since 1960. He has trained a large number of students both in Kolkata & Pune since 1960.

Dr. Manjusri Dutta Choudhury

Dr. Manjusri Dutta Choudhury , currently The Principal of the Institute, holds a Ph.D (Biochemistry), from Kolkata University. Before inception of Surajhankar, she has served (1980-1994) as a Research Associate in Univ. of Tennessee, National Chemical Laboratory & Pune University. However, music being her passion, she did Gitabharati in Rabindrasangeet from Gitabitan, Kolkata, in1973. She is one of the founder members of Surajhankar. She guides final year students for Gitabharati Examination, emphasizing on style (gayaki) of singing Rabindrasangeet which she learnt from her teachers (namely late Smt. Kamala Bose) and from Dr. Amit Mitra.

Mrs. Madhumita Ghosh

Madhumita Ghosh, Honours graduate from Kolkata University; 1st Class 1st in M.A. Education from University of Pune and recipient of BEST ALL-ROUNDER STUDENT MEDAL in B.Ed. from Calcutta University. She has obtained DIPLOMA IN TAGORE'S SONGS from a recognised Institute of Tagore Songs Kolkata. She is also a holder of "SANGEET TIRTHA" certificate for CLASSICAL MUSIC. She has performed in programmes (Vocal, Musical Soiree, Drama, etc.) broadcasted by DOOR DARSHAN & ALL INDIA RADIO, Kolkata. Founder Director of “Madhu Manjari”, she is regularly organising & directing various cultural programmes on behalf of various schools & Bengali Association in Pune.

Mrs. Amita Chatterjee

Mrs Amita Chatterjee is a “Sangeet Visharad” from Bhatkhande Sangeet Vidyapeeth, Lucknow and also “Gitabharati” from Gitabitan of Kolkata. Earlier, she has also done M.Sc from Lucknow University. She is teaching (voice training) in Surajhankar since 2008.

Mrs. Debarati Basu

Debarati Basu has competed her studies in Kolkata and has graduated with Honors in History from Loreto College,Kolkata. He is also a graduate in German Language from Max Mueller Bhavan, Pune. As a student of Surajhankar Pune she stood First in the Geetabharati exam of Gitabitan, Kolkata in the year 2001. Debarati is currently a Faculty member of Surajhankar

Mrs. Shibani Sengupta

She is having a Masters from Calcutta University and PhD from Pune University. Has been a faculty for a number of universities. She is teaching Bengali language in Surajhankar since 2004.

Sripurna Mitra

Sripurna has been associated with Surajhankar as a faculty since 2013, teaching Notation and Rabindrasangeet. She had a very early association with Gitabitan, Kolkata during her childhood years and had a brief opportunity to learn from Smt. Suchitra Mitra. During later years, she joined Surajhankar and fulfilled her long cherished dream of completing 'Gitabharati', securing highest marks in Rabindrasangeet and Notation. A B.E. from Bengal Engineering College, Shibpur, she is an IT professional and is currently associated with Veritas Technologies.

Smt. Amita Dasgupta

Smt Amita Dasgupta has acquired her knowledge on Hindustani Classical Music from the renowned University of Khairagarh. She did her Masters in Music and recipient of Gold Medal. She was a regular artist in Bhopal Akaswani Kendra. She was also a professor in English for over 40 years but her passion remains Music and has benefited many aspiring young music students.

Mrs. Nilima Ghosal

Mrs. Nilima Ghosal popularly known as Sajani is an M.A. (Bengali) from Ranchi University and B. Ed from Burdhwan University. She learnt music and was awarded with Gitabharati in the year 1974. She has been teaching music since 1972 at Pragyabharati, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand. She is also with Surajhankar as a teacher since its foundation in 1994.

Mrs. Uma Roy

Mrs Uma Roy is a M.A. in Sanskrit from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. She has also done Sangeet Visharad in Indian Classical music from Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, India in 1972. She has perfomed in a number of concerts and currently a Voice-training teacher at Surajhankar School of Rabindra Sangeet, Pune since 1994. She ensures that the students of Surajhankar learns the basics of music as a strong foundation for their Rabindra-sangeet lessons.

Smt. Manju Mukherjee

Smt Manju Mukherjee was graduated from Presidency College, Kolkata under Calcutta University. She also did her masters from Kolkata. Although she studied science but has lot of interest in literature and keen to offer her knowledge for the development of people. She is associated with a number of social organization and teaches Bengali language for Surajhankar.

Smt. Ratna Manjari Munsi

Smt Ratna Manjari Munshi got her early music lessons from her mother before she joined Bhatkhande Sangeet Mahavidalaya in Jabalpur, M.P. She graduated from this institute and also a Geetabharati Degree holder in 2012. She loves not only Rabindrasangeet but also light and folk music. She has performed all over Pune with success.

Smt.Suparna Mitra

Born and brought up in Kolkata, started learning music at an early age of 5 years. Had been a student of BANICHAKRA and GITABITAN music school. Completed graduation from Lady Brabourne College, Kolkata with Geography (Hons) and B.Ed. from Hastings House, Kolkata. Joined SURAJHANKAR as a student in 2013 and earned the GITABHARATI degree in first class in 2017. Currently, learning classical music under the able guidance of Sri Dhananjay Marathe. Since February 2019, joined as faculty with SURAJHANKAR.