PROFILE OF Mr. Kausik Bandopadhyay :
 
 
Kausik Bandopadhyay presently a guest faculty, IIEST, Shibpur was born in 1956 at Shibpur (West Bengal), India; He obtained both his Bachelor Degree and Masters Degree in Civil Engineering from Bengal Engineering College, Shibpur under University of Calcutta, then got his diploma in Operation Management from IGNOU. His area of interest varies from Technology & Popular Science to Chinese Folk songs. He was presently associated with some major Road and Bridge Projects as Engineer in Public Works Department Government of West Bengal and retired as chief engineer. He is life member of Institution of Engineers as well as Indian Roads Congress. His association with "Vigyan-O-Vigyankarmi" (mouthpiece of Scientific Workers Forum) as well as Human Rights movement for around two decades contributed towards an unique flavour in his poems. He is a music - lover & instrumentalist.
 
His poems recited in his own voice in the Poetry Collection “Kabikanthe Kobita” in CD format has been released by SOUHARDA in 2008. He was instrumental in publishing the prestigious souvenir commemorating the international event, “69th Indian Roads Congress”, Kolkata hosted by Govt. of West Bengal. He has been honoured with a medal by the little magazine, ‘Atandrapath’ in 2009 for his literary translation.
He has several Technical Publications in National & International journal to his credit and was instrumental In publishing “Highway Bridges in West Bengal Vol. III” – a prestigious Government Publication on Bridges & major Highway Projects.

He is also associated with many literary & scientific journals, cultural societies and translated form Ancient Chinese Lyrics . He translated sigmund Freud’s Lectures on Psychiatry in Bengali jointly with Sushmita Bandopadhyay.

He has contributed essays, short stories and poems in various leading journals like “Probasi Anandabazar”, “Anustup”, "Natun Pathei Samay", "Shiladitya", “Pratikshan” etc. "Akhil Bhartiya Bhasha Sahitya Sammelan" has honoured him recently with the literary title "Samanwayshree" in 2008 whose state unit has him as a torch-bearer since 1991.

For several years he was the member of The Editorial Board of "Purto Katha", the official journal of P.W.D., Govt. of West Bengal.

He has been enlisted in the "Who is Who of Indian Writers" published by Sahitya Academy.

In 2010 he jointly edited two prestigious collections on Rabindranath - " Smritir Aloy Rabir Alay" & "NABA RABI KIRANEY".

He has been felicitated in 2011 by” Howrah Writers’ Association”, a trilingual literary platform for his contribution to Bengali literature.

He is presently Vice - Chairman, "Indian Building Congress". He broadcast his talks from all India radio, Kolkata on popular science.