Governing Body

Our Governing Body

JUSTICE PINAKI CHANDRA GHOSH (PRESIDENT)

Justice Ghosh has practiced in Civil, Commercial, Constitutional and Company matters in Calcutta High Court both in the Original and Appellate side. He was appointed as a Permanent Judge of High Court at Calcutta on July 17, 1997. He has been a Member of the Executive Council of the National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata and a Member of Academic Council of National Law School of India University, Bangalore. Justice Ghosh was Chancellor of National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR), University of Law, Hyderabad.

Justice Ghosh was appointed as the Acting Chief Justice of High Court of Andhra Pradesh in 2012 and subsequently took oath as permanent Chief Justice High Court of Andhra Pradesh the same year. Thereafter he was elevated as Supreme Court Judge in 2013 and retired in 2017.After retirement, he has been appointed as a Member of National Human Rights Commission, New Delhi.

He holds various positions such as-

  • Executive Chairman, West Bengal State Legal Services Authority since August 01, 2007.

  •  Executive Chairman, Andaman & Nicobar State Legal Services Authority since January 02, 2007.

 Member of the National Legal Services Authority from November 06, 2011. § Life Member of Indian Law Institute, Delhi and was associated with Indian Law Institute (Calcutta Chapter) since 14.1.2005 as its Treasurer till 25.6.2012.

 Chairman of Institutional Ethics Committee of National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, Kolkata. Justice Ghosh is also associated with many philanthropic societies such as -

(i) President of the Governing Body of Ramakrishna Mission Sikshana Mandir, Belur Math;

(ii) President of the Governing Body of Ramakrishna Mission, Sikra Kulingram, Basirhat, West Bengal.

(iii) Vice President of the Institute of Culture, GolPark, Ramakrishna Mission, Kolkata.

(iv) Vice-President of the Governing Body of Swami Vivekanananda Ancestral House, Ramakrishna Mission, Kolkata.

 

 

Mrs. Shubhra Chatterji (Director & Vice- President)

Ms. Chatterji is the founder member of Vikramshila and the Director of the organisation since 1992. Mrs. Chatterji has been member of NCTE, consultant UNICEF, member of several government bodies and task forces. Recently she has been a part of the SSA and RMSA Joint Review Mission (JRM) of the MHRD.

Mrs. Tapati Gupta (Secretary)

Founder member of Vikramshila and renowned educationist in early childhood education in West Bengal. She has been a teacher as well as head of dept. of Preprimary/primary in a reputed Kolkata school.

Mr. Asesh Dutta (Treasurer)

Head of IL & FS Financial Services

Mr.KARTIK CHANDRA MANNA(MEMBER)

Sri Kartick Manna has a Masters’ Degree in English and after completing his B.Ed chose teaching as his profession. He has taught for over 30 years in schools and also been the Head Master of several leading institutions. Since 2008, as Chairperson of District Primary School Council of Kolkata as well as the Chairperson of district Sarva Shiksha Mission Kolkata, he has provided exemplary leadership and made invaluable contribution to the cause of improving the quality of schools in the city of Kolkata.

Dr. Shelley M. Brown (Member)

M.D (Medical Doctor, retired, specialist in Hematology and Immunohematolog and Associate Professor of Medicine, New York University Medical College). She is also the Proprietor of Kalpa Tree Pres, New York City, an Author and Editor and Vice President of the Vivekananda Retreat, Ridgely, New York.

Prof. Hari Vasudevan (Member)

Professor, Calcutta University and renowned educationist in India. He has been a part of the NCERT efforts developing social science curriculum and textbooks.

Mr. Aspi Kapadia (Member)

Mr. Aspi Kapadia is the director of IRely and Madhujayanti.

SUROJIT CHATTERJEE(MEMBER)

Surojit Chatterjee is a singer, lyricist, composer, music arranger and music director whose repertoire includes a wide range of musical instruments like the guitar, English flute, recorder, whistler, blues harp, mandolin, banjo, castanets, dotara,khamak and whole lot of percussion instruments. He is the lead singer of Bengali band Bhoomi and owner and director of his solo band Surojit O Bondhura. He has also directed music a number of popular movies. . Besides music his passion for social work in particular for the underprivileged children is very strong and he is engaged in a number of interventions to improve the lives of children around him.

Mr. Atanu Sain (Member)

Mr. Sain has been trained in education and is also the training head and deputy director of Vikramshila. He has been with the organisation for 20 years.