Message by Dr. Pabitra Sarkar
If messages are something that even deliver, I have to say just this to the students of the Institute: do everything with a seriousness till the hunt ends and never leave a task half done. A highly skilled person is a thousand times better than an impressively smart person who takes things casually and minds his appearance more than his work. This is a lesson I have learned late in life. I wish I had learned it earlier. Success chooses only those who take their work seriously.
About Dr. Pabitra Sarkar
Professor Pabitra Sarkar is one of the best products of the University of Calcutta where he obtained top positions both in his B.A. and M.A. examinations. He taught at Jadavpur University from 1963 to 1998. From 1969 - 1975, he was in the United States to do higher reasearch in Linguistics at the University of Chicago, where he did M.A. and Ph.D. in Linguistics. He taught at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis from 1973 to 1975.
Prof. Sarkar was appointed Vice Chancellor, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata where he served for seven years from 1990 to 1997. On leaving the University, he served as the Vice-Chairman, West Bengal State Council of Higher Education. Prof. Sarkar has written and edited more than a hundred books both in English and Bengali and is associated with various literary and cultural organizations of the country.