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Our Team

We have a 124 team members with different academic background.

Sourav Mukherjee
President | Director

Mr. Sourav Mukherhjee is a professional turned social entrepreneur, He studied Information Technology from Jadavpur University, Later on, he worked as a Software Engineer in a US based mutinational company for more than 7 years and left the job to launch Kolkata Society for Cultural Heritage to promote sustainable development. He is also the board member of PRCI, Kolkata chapter. He has empowered more than sixty thousand women and also, he has established more than 400 farmers clubs in Eastern India. He is also working as professional CSR consultant.

Arpita Mukherjee
Director | Operations

She has been working as a women specialist in rural India. Earlier she is a certified mental health counsellor with an affiliation of International Psychoanalytical Association, London. Earlier she has worked with women led rural clusters. She is also heading the community led cultural tourism in KSCH. Since 2017, she has been working in Sundarban areas to support local SHGs. In the same context, she has been working to promote and protect the local culture. She has worked in social base-line study, social impact assessment related projects.

Souvik Bandyopadhyay
Director | Projects

After spending 20 years as a senior professional in Industry, Diplomatic Missions, Chambers of Commerce, Souvik Banerjee followed his dream of becoming a social entrepreneur and is currently a member of KSCH's Governing Council as a Director. Prior to this he was the Director General & CEO of the Merchants' Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Kolkata. He has a Masters' in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics and has also been an International Visitors' Leadership Programme (IVLP) Fellow of the US Dept of State.

Dr. Debashis Ganguly
Senior Advisor | Ad-Hoc Member

Dr. Debashis Ganguly is a seasoned professional in the global pharma industry developing innovative drugs, and is presently active in the immuno-oncologic drug development. After his PhD in synthetic-medicinal chemistry from SUNY-Albany, NY USA, he started his drug discovery journey in Eli Lilly & Co in Indianapolis, US. Then he worked in multiple fortune 50 pharma-companies in developing marketed drugs like Advil ®, Nexium ®, Vorapaxar ®, Lantus ® to name a few. Besides his work-life, he enjoys driving, reading and social endeavors.

Rangeet Mitra
Director | Livelihood

Mr. Mitra is a Chemical Engineer with MBA in Public Systems (Environment) from IISWBM, Kolkata. He has more than 7 years of extensive field and analysis experience from reputed organizations like Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC). He has worked with various central and state government organizations as well as non-governmental organizations. He has managed several nationwide livelihood development related activities and he has done 20,000 awareness programs, 100 rural empowerment drives.

Aantorik Ganguly
International Project Head

He is presently attending Middlebury College as an Economics major, where he holds the college scholar distinction. He works to create an impact outside the classroom. As a member of Middlebury Consulting Group, he provides strategic consulting where he is responsible for bringing a new product to the US Market. In addition, He is the Chief Liaison for the Finance Committee of the Student Government Association, in which he manages the $1.8 million yearly budget allocated for all student life and activities in US.

Chirantan Purakayastha
Director | Marketing

He has more than 20 years of corporate experience in various multinational companies in Kolkata. His prime expertise is to provide marketing consulting. He is responsible for the product marketing for our self help groups which includes providing financial management training to the underprivileged beneficiaries and managing the entire online trade for our beneficiaries. Chirantan is also looking after the responsible tourism including home stay making and mobilization of community led development.

Abhisek Paul
Director | Arts

He is the fine arts graduate from internationally acclaimed Academy of Fine Arts. He has already participated more than hundreds of international exhibition. His art form is highly appreciated by the Royal Govt. of Bhutan. Now his responsibility is to provide the skill up-gradation training to the rural artisans. Chitropot 2020 had been managed and curate by him only. He is also initiating with international artistic collaboration. All creative and Information Education Communication tools are being developed by him.

Our Projects

Till Now we have 8 competed projects and 8 ongoing projects.

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Kolkata Society for Cultural Heritage received the Chanakya Award for NGO of the year 2020 by PRCI (Public Relations Council of India). The Foundation was conferred this honour at the PRCI Annual Awards Ceremony 2020, which was distributed during the PRCI 14th Global Communication Conclave 2020. This year’s theme for the conclave was ‘PR Beyond 20:20’.

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