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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


Academic Details: 

DegreeSubjectUniversity/ InstitutionYearDiv/ Class
Post M.Sc. PhysicsSaha Institute of Nuclear Physics2011Ist Class
M.Sc.Physics IIT-Kharagpur2010Ist Class
B.Sc. (Hons.)Physics

Ramakrishna Mission Residential college, Narendrapur(under University of Calcutta)

2008Ist Class
HS(10+2 level)Science

Vishnupur High School,WBCHSE

2005Ist Class

Vishnupur High School, WBBSE

2003Ist Class


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.

Ph.D Registration under the Calcutta University, India

Period: August 2010- Jan 2016; Degree Received  in 2017

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)


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 (2018-19)


Research Fields: 

  •       Preparation of intermetallic compounds and Heusler alloys by arc melting, flux growth
  •       Nano tube synthesis by electrodeposition,
  •       Oxides and selenides preparation through solid state synthesis,
  •       Magnetocaloric effect and Magnetic refrigeration.
  •       Magnetotransport properties
  •       Magnetic glassy behavior
  •       Magnetoeleastic strain measurement
  •       Topological insulators
  •       Dielectric and pyroelectric properties in oxides and selenides

 Instruments used: 

  •       Arc furnace, Induction furnace and high temperature furnaces,
  •       X-ray diffractometer,
  •       VSM-SQUID (Quantum Design) for magnetic measurements,
  •       PPMS (Quantum Design) for magnetic and heat capacity measurements,
  •       Differential Scanning Calorimeter,
  •       Oxford and Cryogenic magnet systems for magneto-transport measurements,
  •       ac susceptibility measurement set up
  •       Pulsed Laser Deposition

Ongoing/ Completed Projects:

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

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


 List of Publications:

  1. 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);
  2. 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)
  3.  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)
  4. 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)
  5. 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)   
  6. Resistivity minima in disordered cluster glass intermetallic compound Dy5Pd2: Influence of quantum interference effectsTapas Paramanik and I. DasRSC Adv.,5, 78406 (2015)
  7.  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)
  8. 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)
  9. Observation of large magnetocaloric effect in HoRu2Si2Tapas Paramanik, K. Das, T. Samanta, and I. Das, Journal of Applied Physics, 115, 083914 (2014) 
  10.  Experimental and theoretical investigation of magnetocaloric behavior in HoRu2Si2Tapas Paramanik, K. Das, T. Samanta, and I. Das, AIP Conf. Proc., 1447, 1185 (2012)


    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).