Presently Associate Professor @ Indian Institute of Astrophysics Dipankar has a PhD in Astrophysics
and M.Sc. in Theoretical Physics from the University of Kolkata. Post Doctoral work took place at the
Centre for Plasma Astrophysics, Leuven, Belgium and Armagh Observatory, Armagh, N.Ireland, U.K
He is Co-PI of the Coronagraph mission to be launched on Indian Satellite “Aditya”. Aditya-I is India’s
first dedicated scientific mission to study the sun. He has participated in several Total Solar eclipse
expeditions to different parts of the globe. Dipankar has over 50 published peer-reviewed publications.
He is an active member of a theatre group called “Enad”.