Krishnagar Women’s College

Aurobinda Sarani, Krishnagar , Nadia

Estd- 1958


  1. Name (in BLOCK CAPITAL letter): DR. MAYA BISWAS (SINHA)
  2. Educational Qualification             :   M.Sc., B.T., PhD.         
  3. Designation                                 : Associate Professor
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Short Profile   

Dr. Maya Biswas (Sinha) obtained her B.Sc., M.Sc. and PhD degree from the University of Kalyani in 1982, 1984 and 1991 respectively having occupied 1st class 1st position in both B.Sc. (Chemistry Hons.) and M.Sc. (Chemistry ) Examinations. Dr. Biswas (Sinha)  completed her PhD on “ Chemical and Biological Investigation of Natural Products” under the Fellowship  from CSIR (NET), New Delhi.

Dr. Biswas (Sinha) joined Aghorekamini Prakash Chandra Mahavidyalaya, Hooghly, as Lecturer in Chemistry on 01.06.1998 and was promoted to the post of Reader on 01.06.2007. While serving in AKPC Mahavidyalaya she was reappointed as Reader in Chemistry in Krishnagar Women’s College on 17.07.2008. She was further promoted to Associate Professor on 01.06.2010 and has been continuing in the post of the college.

She also a life member of Indian Chemical Society since 1991.

  1. Research Activities:

 a. Projects Completed : Nil
b. Research Guidance : Nil
c. Publications (Till date) :
1.  “Prazerol, a new 9,10-dihydrophenanthrene derivative isolated from Dioscorea prazeri
C.P.Dutta, Maya Biswas (Sinha), U.K.Som. Tetrahedron, 1988, 44, 4871-76.

2. “Commercial isolation of Diosgenin from Dioscorea prazeri” C.P.Dutta, Maya Biswas (Sinha), U.K.Som. J. Ind. Chem. Soc., 1989, 66, 289-90.

3. “Chemical constituents of the bark of Terminalia myriocarpa”   Kakoli Majumder, Maya Biswas (Sinha), U.K.Som, Saktipada Das. J. Ind. Chem. Soc., 2005, 82, 673-74.

4. “Prazerin - a new 1,4- phenanthraquinone derivative isolated from Dioscorea prazeri” Maya Biswas (Sinha), C.P.Dutta, A. Banerjee. Proceedings of UGC sponsored National Seminar on Relating UG Level Chemistry To Current Advances, 2014, p50-52. 

5.“3,5,7-trimethoxyphenanthrene-1,4-dione: a new biologically relevant natural phenanthrenequinone derivative from Dioscrea prazeri and studies on its single X-ray crystallographic behavior, molecular docking and physico-chemical properties” Gautam Brahmachari, Saktipada Das, Maya Biswas (Sinha), Abhishek Kumar, Ambrish Kumar Srivastava and Neeraj Misra, RSC Adv. 2016, 6, 7317-7329.