Alak Kumar Majumdar

Visiting Professor
Dept: Physical Sciences
E-mail: akm123 [at]
Complete CV:Click Here

Research Interest:

Academic Background:

  1. Ph.D (Physics), Carnegie-Mellon Univ. USA, 1971
  2. M.S (Physics), Carnegie Inst. of Tech. USA, 1967
  3. B.Sc. (Physics Hons.), Calcutta University, 1964


  1. Lecturer, Physics Dept, IIT/Kanpur (1972-1975)
  2. Assistant Professor, Physics Dept, IIT/Kanpur (1975-1984)
  3. Professor, Physics Dept, IIT/Kanpur (1984-2006)
  4. Head, Physics  Dept, IIT/Kanpur (1992-1995)
  5. Member, Board of Governors, IIT/Kanpur  (1996-1997)
  6. Emeritus Professor, S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata (2006-2011)
  7. Visiting Professor, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research - Kolkata, India (2011 - present)

Awards and Honors:
  1. Prof. R. Srinivasan Award - 2009 for Low Temperature Physics and Cryogenics of UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research
  2. Chairman, Expert Committee on “Magnetoencephalogram project at IGCAR, Kalpakkam” of the Dept. of Science & Technology, Govt. of India (DST), 2007-2010
  3. Member, Expert Committee on “The Establishment of Low Temperature and High Magnetic Field Facilities: Phase II” of the Dept. of Science & Technology, Govt. of India (DST), 2004-2007
  4. Member, Programme Advisory Committee (PAC) of Condensed Matter Physics & Materials  Science of the Dept. of Science & Technology, Govt. of India (DST), 2001-2004.

Selected Publications:
  1. Anomalous Hall effect in ferromagnets: Bulk to nanometer-size entities, A. K. Majumdar,  Invited talk at the Conference on Functional Oxides and New Carbon Materials (CFOCM2012), S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata, 6 – 8 May ( 2012).
  2. Size-dependent scaling exponent of Hall effect in Ni nanocrystals, A. K. Majumdar, Invited    talk at the C. K. Majumdar Memorial Workshop on Condensed Matter Physics, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Jadavpur, Kolkata. November 11 (2011)
  3. "Models in magnetism", A. K. Majumdar, Invited talks at the National School cum  Workshop on Magnetic Phase Transitions and Transformations, August 3-9, 2011, TEQIP Building,  Jadavpur University Main Campus, Jadavpur, August 3 (2011)