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Pharmacology educator , researcher

Amitava Chakrabarti, Indian pharmacology educator, researcher. Diplomate National Board Examinations, 1988, New Delhi, India. Recipient N.N. Dutta Memorial Gold medal Calcutta University, 1988.


Chakrabarti, Amitava was born on October 23, 1953 in Calcutta, W. Bengal, India. Son of Pabitra Kumar and Rekha Chakrabarti.


Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Calcutta University, India, 1979. Doctor of Medicine, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India, 1985. DM, P.G.I. Medical Education Research, Chandigarh, India, 1988.


Senior research fellow Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 1981-1983, senior resident, 1983-1985, P.G.I. Medical Education Research, Chandigarh, 1985-1987. Assistant professor pharmacology P.G.I. of Medical Education Research, 1988-1992, associate professor, 1993-1994. Professor Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, India, 1994—2004, P.G.I. Medical Education Research, Chandiagarh, India, since 2005.

Consultant to National Workshop on Clinical Pharmacology, P.G.I. of Medical Education Research, Chandigarh, 1989-1994. Department head Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, 1994-2004. Examiner Calcutta University, Delhi University, Panjab University, Rajasthan University, National Board of Examinations, India, since 1994.

Referee Indian Jour Pharmacology, Indian Journal Physiology and Pharmacology Peptides, since 1996, Indian Journal Medical Research, since 1996, Life Sciences, United States of America. Member drug committee P.G.I., since 2005.


  • Diplomate National Board Examinations, 1988, New Delhi, India.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals including Journal Pharmaceutical Pharmacol., European Journal of Pharmacology, European Journal of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics, Brain Research Bull, others.


Chairman Task Force for Drug Quality Control and Procurement of Himachal Pradesh, India. Member National Academy Medical Science India (elect life member), Indian Pharmacological Society (life, executive member 1987-1988), Indian Society Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (life, executive member 1989-1990, vice president 1997-1998, executive member since 1999).


  • Other Interests

    Reading, classical music, travel, photography.


Married Ishita Bhaduri, May 31, 1985. Children: Dhritiman, Ritoban.

Pabitra Kumar

Rekha Chakrabarti

Ishita Bhaduri

Dhritiman Chakrabarti

Ritoban Chakrabarti