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Some Eminent Alumnae of Loreto College, Kolkata

Amita Dutt

Amita Dutt is Professor of Dance in the Uday Shankar Chair at the Rabindra Bharati University and has also been the Head of the Department of Dance, and the Dean of the Faculty Council of Undergraduate and Post Graduate Studies in Fine Arts at Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata. She has performed in dance and music festivals, such as the Khajuraho Dance Festival and the India Festival in USSR. In order to popularize authentic training of Kathak, Amita has embarked on a program of teaching through the television and the web. She is also a student of English Literature and a Gold Medalist of the Calcutta University. She is an alumnus of both Loreto House School and Loreto College.
She has popularised her dance form through her publications in major books and journals of many Universities. Many awards have been conferred on her such as The Governor's Commendation of the State of Oklahoma, USA and the Uday Shankar Lifetime Achievement Award for Dance, Government of West Bengal. She has given performances for social service causes. Her main aim is to establish the Kolkata Gharana of Kathak which will feature Bengal's contribution to this art form.

Mrs. Uma Ahamed

Hon'ble Member, West Bengal Human Rights Commission (1995-2000)
Chairperson - Indian Institute of Cerebral Palsy (Spastic Society of Eastern India)
President - Teachers' Centre, Loreto House
Teacher in Loreto House School - (1965-1987).
Hon. Faculty of the Teachers' Training Department, Loreto House.
Member of the Governing Body of Ballygunge Shiksha Sadan High School (1985-2002)
Member of Managing Committee, Lakshmipat Singhania Academy.
Member of Kamala Girls' School Samiti Advisory Board.
Vice President W.C.C. (Women's Co-ordinating Council)
Member W.V.S. (Women's Voluntary Service)
Member, Executive Committee of West Bengal Craft Council
Member, Advisory Committee (Education) of All Bengal Women's Union.
Executive Committee member of Socio-Legal Aid Research & Training Centre (Slartc)
Member, Kolkata Resource Group of "Shikhalaya Prakalpa".
Executive Committee Bustee Welfare Centre,
Executive Committee, Craft Council of West Bengal
Executive Committee of Calcutta Foundation
Author of 2 Maths books and 5 Craft books (Orient Longman)
Author of 2 books - Evs. And Craft book (Teachers' Centre)

Dr. Krishna Sen

Dr. Krishna Sen was educated at Loreto House (receiving a National Merit Scholarship), Loreto College, Calcutta University and University of Kent (on a British Council scholarship). She is a former Professor and Head of the Department of English, University of Calcutta, and currently Visiting Professor at the University's Women's Studies Research Centre. She was Leverhulme Professor at the University of Leeds (2008), Visiting Professor at the University of Vermont and Nippon Fellow at the Salzburg Seminar (both 2002), and Fulbright Fellow at UCLA (1993). She has lectured at many universities including Stanford, Berkeley and SOAS; is affiliated to international projects at Oslo and Leiden; and has over seventy national and international publications. She is on the Editorial Board of Feminist Studies in English Literature (University of Korea) and Journal of Transnational American Studies (Stanford and UC Santa Barbara); and is a Series Editor for Orient Blackswan. She has been Chairman and Director of the Rotary Club of Calcutta and is a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International.

Sumana Bandyopadhyay

Professor of Geography, University of Calcutta.
Other assignments at present:
• Chairperson, Undergraduate Board of Studies in Geography
• President, Regional Science Association of India
• Member, Editorial Board of Regional Science Policy and Practice (Wiley Online Journal)
• Member, Editorial Board of Geographical Review of India
• Consultant, World Bank (Project on Targeted Environmental Studies in Sunderbans)
My school days spent in Loreto Day School (1976-1986) and Loreto House (1986-1989) respectively, made me choose Loreto College for my Undergraduate studies. I chose to study Geography Honours (1989-1992) and found myself amongst some of the best teachers Ive ever found in my life. The three years spent at college gave me confidence, a passion for learning and a kind of synergy that made me enjoy everything about those three years - I cherish my days spent preparing to face every challenge of life and finding lasting friendships. The training at Loreto college, to be an independent student, saw me through my Masters at JNU, and subsequently my MPhil and PhD at IIT Bombay, Mumbai.

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