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MS: M.Sc.(Physics)- IIT Kharagpur


POSITION: Assistant Professor

PhD: Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics

PHONE: +91 9064966172

AREAS OF INTEREST: Experimental Condensed Matter Physics & Material Science


Research Fields: 

  •       Magnetocaloric effect and Magnetic refrigeration.
  •       Magnetotransport properties
  •       Magnetic glassy behavior
  •       Dielectric and pyroelectric properties in oxides and selenides
  •       Topological insulators

Available Instruments in our group : 

  •       Weighing Machine,
  •       Hydraulic press and Pelletizer,
  •       Vacuum Sealing Unit,
  •       High Temperature Furnace 

Ongoing/ Completed Projects:

        1. Preparation of Heusler Alloys for Magnetic Cooling, NIT AP, 2018-2020 (3 Lakhs), Status- Completed

        2. To Study Thermoelectric Properties of Strongly Correlated Electron Systems and magnetocaloric effect in glassy intermetallic Compounds, SERB, 2017-18 (19.2 Lakhs), Status- Completed,

Current members in our Group:

         1. Mr. Prabhakar Somavarapu, PhD Scholar,

         2. Mr. Shuvendu Ghosh, PhD Scholar,

 List of Publications:

15.Mott breakdown effect in spinel MgTi1.2V0.8O4, A Rahaman, Tapas Paramanik, D Choudhury et al., Physical Review B 103, 245145 (2021), 

14. Structure and physical properties of the solid solution Gd2–x NdxPdSi3 (x=0, 0.75, 1, 2),  T Paramanik, A K Singh, S Roy, and, S.C. Peter, Bull. Mater. Sci., 43,1-7 (2020)

13. Engineering room-temperature multiferroicity in Bi and Fe co-doped BaTiO3, P. Pal, T. Paramanik, Debraj Choudhury et al. Appl. Phys. Lett., 117,012901 (2020)

12. Origin and tuning of room-temperature multiferroicity in Fe-doped BaTiO3,  P. Pal, K. Rudrapal, S. Mahana, S. Yadav, T. Paramanik, Debraj Choudhury et al. Physical Review B 101, 064409 (2020)

11.  Tetramer orbital ordering and lattice chirality in MnTi2O4, A Rahaman, M Chakraborty, Tapas Paramanik, RK Maurya, S Mahana, R Bindu, D Topwal, P Mahadevan and D Choudhury, Physical Review B, 100, 115162 (2019)

10. Huge magnetoresistance and ultra-sharp metamagnetic transition  in polycrystalline Sm0.5Ca0.25Sr0.25MnO3,  S. Banik, K. Das, Tapas Paramanik, N. P. Lalla, B. Satpati, K. Pradhan and I. Das, NPG Asia Materials (Nature Publishing Group) (2018);

9. Characterization of magnetic phase in yttrium-doped polycrystalline    La{1-x-y}YyCaxMnO3 with x=0.05,~ 0.33 and y=0.07 using dielectric and optical parametersT. N Ghosh, U.N Nandi, D. Jana, Tapas Paramanik, Physica B, 507, 134–141(2017)

8. Near room temperature giant magnetocaloric effect and giant negative magnetoresistance in Co, Ga substituted Ni-Mn-In Heusler alloyTapas Paramanik and I. DasJournal of Alloys and Compounds 654, 399-403 (2016)

7. Giant magnetocaloric effect at cryogenic temperature in gadolinium oxide nanotubesRima Paul , Tapas Paramanik , Kalipada Das , Pintu Sen , Biswarup Satpati , I. Das, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 417,182–188 (2016)

6. Generation of magnetic phase diagram of HoRu2Si2 using magnetocaloric effect, Tapas Paramanik, K. Das,T. Samanta, I. DasJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 381,168–172 (2015)   

5. Resistivity minima in disordered cluster glass intermetallic compound Dy5Pd2: Influence of quantum interference effectsTapas Paramanik and I. DasRSC Adv.,5, 78406 (2015)

4.  Giant Reversible and Irreversible Magnetic Entropy Change: Role of Magnetic Irreversibility in Dy5Pd2Tapas Paramanik , T. Samanta , R Ranganathan and I. DasRSCAdv., 5, 47860-47865 (2015)

3. Giant magnetocaloric effect in Ln0.5Ca0.5 MnO3 (Ln=Gd, Dy) compounds: Consequence of magnetic precursor effect of rare earth ionsK. Das, Tapas Paramanik and I. Das, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 374, 707–710 (2015)

2. Observation of large magnetocaloric effect in HoRu2Si2Tapas Paramanik, K. Das, T. Samanta, and I. Das, Journal of Applied Physics, 115, 083914 (2014) 

1. Experimental and theoretical investigation of magnetocaloric behavior in HoRu2Si2Tapas Paramanik, K. Das, T. Samanta, and I. Das, AIP Conf. Proc., 1447, 1185 (2012)

Short CV

Teaching Experience: 

  • Tutorial classes for B.Tech. 1st year in Autumn 2017 and Spring 2018 Semester at IIT Kharagpur.
  • B.Tech. Ist year Engineering Physics at NIT Andhra Pradesh (2018 onwards)

Post doctoral Research Experiences:

  • National Post Doc Fellow, Department of Physics, IIT Kharagpur, W.B.-721302, India ( June 2017-July 2018)
  • Research Associate, New Chemistry Unit, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Jakkur, Bangalore, 560064, India (January 2017- May 2017)
  • Post Doctoral Research Associate- I, Department of Condensed Matter Physics and Material Sciences, S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Block-JD, Sector-III, Salt Lake, Kolkata- 700 106. (February 2016- January 2017)

Details about Ph. D. Degree:

Subject: Experimental Condensed Matter Physics

Institution/University:  Condensed Matter Physics Division (Experimental), Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics,  1/AF, Bidhannagar, Kolkata-700064, India.

Thesis Title: “Studies of magnetic and magnetocaloric properties in intermetallic compounds

Under the supervision of  Prof. Dr. Indranil Das.


Reviewer of Journals:

    Nanoscale, Science of Advanced Materials, Journal of Applied Physics

Schools and Conferences attended: 

    •  International School and Conference on Functional Materials held at the Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad during March 28- April 3, 2011.
    • Title: “Experimental and theoretical investigation of magnetocaloric behavior in   HoRu2Si2”; Tapas Paramanik, Kalipada Das, Tapas Samanta, and I. Das, DAE-Solid State Physics Symposium 2011 held at SRM University, Kattankulathur(Chennai) during December 19–23, 2011.

    • Oral presentation:Title: “ Complex magnetic phase diagram of HoRu2Si2 investigated by magnetocaloric effect”,Tapas Paramanik, Kalipada Das, Tapas Samanta and I. Das, National Conference on Recent Trends On Material Science Research (RTMSR-2012) held at Srinagar J&K, India during September 3-5, 2012

    • Springer Nature Author Workshop, IIT Kharagpur, February 2018


       Organizer of Symposium/ Conferences:

       Secretary of  symposium “XXIst National Symposium on Ultrasonics (NSU 2016)” held at S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata on 8-10th  November 2016      


  •   National Scholarship  Award  for outstanding performance in Madhyamik examination from The Government Of  India in 2003
  •  JAM(Joint Entrance to M.Sc. by IIT) 2008: ranked 123(All India Rank)
  • Awarded for having been placed among top 10% in Part- A of the Exam By Indian Association Of Physics Teachers
  • MCM Scholarship from IIT Kharagpur in 2009 & 2010
  • GATE 2010 Rank -136,
  •  JEST 2010 Qualified,
  • National Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2017

Extra-Curricular activities:

  •      Active participation in athletics in school.
  •      Completed 5th Year (with distinction) in Painting from Bangiya Sangeet  Parishad (Affiliated to- Rabindra Bharati University).
  •      Active participation in cultural events like Rangoli and illumination at IIT Kharagpur
  •      “A-certificate” in National Cadet Corps (NCC).