Speaker Sessions by Manas K Majumdar
Increasing number of students are applying to colleges abroad making the admission process ever more challenging. Outstanding academic record and extra-curricular activities are a given. Hands-on projects help to distinguish the applicant from rest of the pool. The projects demonstrate the applicant’s unique interests, aptitude and accomplishments. These qualities are attractive to the admissions committee because they feel that the student will contribute to the values of the college. Dr. Majumdar will share examples of such hands-on projects, how to go about building one’s portfolio, so as to fulfill your child’s aspiration for higher studies abroad.
About the Speaker
Manas K Majumdar pursued his Bachelors in Zoology from Presidency College, followed by Masters from University of Calcutta achieving the distinction of First class First. He went to USA for his PhD in Molecular Biology receiving a teaching Fellowship. This was followed by the prestigious Howard Hughes Postdoctoral Fellowship. His professional pursuit started with Osiris Therapeutics in Baltimore together with an Adjunct Faculty at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. He then joined Pfizer in Boston and later moved to GlaxoSmithKline in Philadelphia. After spending 23 years in the US, he with his family relocated to Kolkata where he became the Director of Biology at TCG Lifesciences. Later, he pursued academic consulting for public research institutes. At present, he is engaged in providing mentorship to school students who would like to continue their career development abroad.