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Felicitation on the Teachers’ Day 2020

Note: For Report on Post-Felicitation Event held on 18.09.2020 click here. 

Professor Sanjoy Bandopadhyay was felicitated by the Central University of Sikkim on Teachers’ Day, on 05 September 2020, for his outstanding contributions to the development of the university. Click to reach his felicitation speech.Click to reach his felicitation speech.

The whole program was held online. It was well attended by the Vice-Chancellor, the Registrar, other Statutory officers, the Deans of Schools, Heads of the Departments, many professors and other teachers of the university. 

05 September, 2020

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An article ‘Experiencing Hindustani Raga Music: A Select Study from Kolkata’ by Sanjoy Bandopadhyay & Samidha Vedabala has been published by Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities in July 2020. Click to access full text.

July 15, 2020

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Prof. (Pt.) Sanjoy Bandopadhyay was invited by the Faculty of Performing Arts, Banaras Hindu University for a talk on 06 July 2020. Prof. Bandopadhyay talked on ‘Conceptualizing the Micro to reach the Macro: A small music-lantern from my Revered Gurus’.  More than 1200 music enthusiasts attended the talk online and later there were many more who listened to the recording online. An edited version of the talk is now available on YouTube.   |  09 July 2020

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Dr. Pragya Pyasi, a disciple of Panditjee, has joined University of Hyderabad as an Assistant Professor in Music earlier this month.  

February 27, 2020

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Sukanya Chatterjee received the provisional certification of PhD degree on completion of her research titled “The Effect of Hindustani Raga Instrumental Music as an Intervention for Children with Sub-Average Intellectual Functioning (IQ 35-55)” from the Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata. The research was conducted under the supervision of Professor Bandopadhyay.

January 21, 2020

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Pandit Sanjoy Bandopadhyay will feature at the National TV channel in the National Program of Music. The program will be telecast on August 10, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. at the DD National channel. Pt. Tanmoy Bose provided tabla support.

July 10, 2019

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Rajrupa Chaudhury, a disciple of Panditjee, played sarod recital at the Head Quarters of Commonwealth Nations, the Marlborough House, London. It was arranged as a part of a celebration of the Commonwealth Day on 11 March 2019. The Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales Prince Charles and The Duchess of Cornwall graced the occasion.

April 09, 2019

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Pandit Sanjoy Bandopadhyay will perform in Kolkata on Decmber 16, 2018 in the silver jubilee celebration of the Dhrupad Academy, Delhi. Pt. Parimal Chakraborty will provide him tabla support. Venue: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Salt Lake | Date: December 16, 2018 | Time: From 6 P.M.

November 27, 2018

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Panchajany Dey, a flute disciple of Panditjee, received 2nd position in the All India Radio Music Competetion – 2018.

October 26, 2018

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Invited by the All India Radio to perform at the Radio Sangeet Sammelan on 06 October, 2018 at Indore.

August 16, 2018

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A special happening and a very special recognition for Ayush Ghosh, a sitar disciple of Panditjee.

(a) National Radio CBC (Canada Broadcasting Corporation) interviewed Ayush. It was broadcast across Canada on 08 January 2018. Click to listen.

(b) Calgary Herald honored 20 Calgarians making a difference in the community or their mark on a grander stage. Ayush was honored among these remarkable individuals.

Here is the Top page of Calgary Herald of January 08 2018.

January 09 2018

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Pt. Sanjoy Bandopadhyay has been offered a Professor’s position at the Sikkim University. He has joined the SU on 04 August 2017 as Professor of Music at the Department of Music under the School of Professional Studies.

August 7, 2017

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Here is a review  (with approximate translation in English] of the performance appeared in Bengali Magazine ‘kAli-O-kalom’. It appeared in its January 2017 issue. Please click to view page 70 of the magazine where Pt. Bandopadhyay’s review appeared. Please click to see

19 February 2017

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Professor (Pt.) Sanjoy Bandopadhyay will perform in Kolkata a concert in Kolkata on 08 December, 2017; a tribute concert for the legendary scholar-musician Kumar Birendra Kishore Roy Chowdhury. The CSSSC has invited him for the performance as a part of their exhibition of the BKRC Collection during 06-09 December, 2017 at the Jadunath Bhavan Museum and Resource Centre, [a unit of the Centre for Social Science Studies Calcutta], 10 Lake Terrace, Kolkata. Sri Dilip Mukherjee will give him Tabla support and Sri Nishaant Singh on the Pakhawaj.

Pt. Sanjoy Bandopadhyay has been offered a Professor’s position by the Sikkim University. He has joined the SU on 04 August, 2017 as Professor in Music at the Department of Music under the School of Professional Studies.

August 7, 2017

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Here is a review  (with approximate translation in English] of the performance appeared in Bengali Magazine ‘kAli-O-kalom’. It apeared in its January 2017 issue. Please click to view page 70 of the magazine where Pt. Bandopadhyay’s review appeared. Please click see

19 February, 2017

Pandit Sanjoy Bandopadhyay was felicitated by ‘Gour Malhar, Burdwan’ with the Pt. Dhruvatara Joshi Memorial Award on the evening of 28 January 2017.

February 04, 2017

Pandit Dhuravatara Joshi Memorial Award to Pt. Sanjoy Bandopadhyay

Pandit Sanjoy Bandopadhyay will get felicitated with Pandit Dhruvatara Joshi Award on 28 January 2017. A letter from the Secretary, Gaud Malhar dated 25/12/2016 to Prof.Sanjoy states:

” — This letter brings you our warmest congratulations and we, on behalf of Gour Malhar, feel really honoured to felicitate you the PanditDhuravatara Joshi Memorial Award for your extensive contribution in the field of music performance, music teaching and music education.—“

January 12, 2017

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sAhAnA on sitar at the mega Bengal Music Festival – 2016 in Dhaka

Pt. Sanjoy Bandopadhyay is back to Kolkata after a dazzling concert at the Bengal Foundation’s Music Festival-2016.  As scheduled he started at 2 a.m. on  27 November 2016 early morning at Dhaka Army Stadium.  We hear that there were about 60,000 people present to attend that day’s music. Pt. Bandopadhyay chose Raga Sahana to start. He played alap-jod follwed by a vilambit gat in Jhaptala, drut gat in Trital and eneded with Sawal-Jawab and Jhala. Later he played Pilu Jangla. In this piece he played a composition frequently played by his grand-Guru Md. Ameer Khan and his Guru Pt. Radhika Mohan Maitra. Pt. Parimal Chakraborty provided tabla support.

27 November, 2016

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Caesurae[Spring 2016, ISSN 2454-9495] published a review of Pt. Sanjoy Bandopadhyay’s Music Album ‘Tribute to Mozart- Live in Vienna 1998’        

21 April, 2016

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Mee Records has showcased 3 albums and 7 singles of Pandit Sanjoy Bandopadhyay. For music lovers staying in India may also order for physical CDS.

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iTunes, amazon.com and other music outlets have showcased Pandit Sanjoy Bandopadhyay’s two latest music albums, ‘Rare Rags on the Sitar’from Mee Records   and the second reprint of Tribute to Mozart – Live in Vienna 1998‘ from Aitijjhya.  

(January 16, 2016)

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Prof. Bandopadhyay is now the top 3% of the researchers in Academia by last 30 days views! Academia has 27 million users!

30 December, 2015

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Invited as the ‘Guest of Honor’ at the International Conference of the Department of Musicology, Rabindra Bharati University titled ‘Music and Musicology in South Asia : recent Trends’ to be held on 5th-6th November 2015. [November 2015]

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Prasar Bharati [All India Radio] has inducted Pt. Sanjoy Bandopadhyay as an expert member for their central Music Audition Board. [April, 2015]

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The Sikkim University has inducted Prof. Sanjoy as an Expert member for the School Board of Professional Studies. [Notification dated 30. 09.2014]

Invited as the ‘Guest of Honor’ at the International Conference of the Department of Musicology, Rabindra Bharati University titled ‘Music and Musicology in South Asia : recent Trends’ to be held on 5th-6th November 2015. [November 2015]

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Calgary Public Library has included one of Pt. Sanjoy Bandopadhyay’s CDs ‘Joy and Peace’ in their catalog. Abhijit Banerjee and Parimal Chakraborty provided tabla support in separate pieces. [October, 2015]

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Prasar Bharati [All India Radio] has inducted Pt. Sanjoy Bandopadhyay as an expert member for their central Music Audition Board. [April, 2015]

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The Sikkim University has inducted Prof. Sanjoy as an Expert member for the School Board of Professional Studies. [Notification dated 30. 09.2014]

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The University of Chicago invited Professor Bandopadhyay to the second workshop of a project, “Audio Cultures of India” at the University of Chicago Center in Delhi on December 7-9, 2014.  [click for details]

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Center for World Performance Studies, University of Michigan [USA] just published its Fall-2014 New Letter.

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Professor Bandopadhyay is invited to participate in the 2014 ‘International Music Institution Leaders Forum’ and in the music festival to be held on the occasion of 50th anniversary of the establishment of the China Conservatory, Beijing during 20-22 September 2014.

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Hon’ble Governor of Uttar Pradesh nominated Prof. Bandopadhyay as a member of the Management Board of Bhatkhande Music Institute [Deemed University], Lucknow for a period of 3 years starting from 27 August 2014.