Core committee

Board of Directors

Dr Binit Syamal


Dr. Syamal Was Born In Kolkata, Studied At NTU Singapore For PhD, And Is In Germany Since 2020. He Is Currently Working At Globalfoundries. A Big Fan Of Satyajit Ray From His School Days At Patha Bhavan, Kolkata, Dr. Syamal Aspires To Use His Leadership And Organizational Skills To Propel Bongo Utsav Dresden To New Heights!

Dr Pranay Mandal


Dr. Pranay Mandal came to Dresden as post-doctorate in Max-Planck Institute for Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in 2019. Since then he is an active member of the Bengali association in Dresden. Beside being a scientist, he is also very passionate about Bengali literature, culture and art.

Jyotirmaya Ijaradar


Mr. Ijaradar was born in Bangladesh, and since 2019 living in Dresden, Germany. Being an international student, he is passionate about fostering the cultural and social heritage of Bengali-speaking living in Dresden and promoting Bengali literature and culture

Additional committee members

Dr Writam Banerjee

Magazine Secretary

Dr. Writam Banerjee is originally from West Bengal, India, living in Dresden, Germany since 2021. He is an ardent cultural person who is keen to promote the cultural heritage of India in a foreign land. He organized several concerts to promote the same.

Dr Arka Baksi

Cultural Secretary

Dr. Arka Baksi moved to Dresden in 2018 as a Post-doctoral scientist after finishing his PhD from IISc, Bangalore. He is currently employed at the Universitätsklinikum, Dresden. He has been an active member of the Bengali Association since its inception and has been involved in the organization and execution of the activities of the association. He hopes to use his problem solving skills to ensure that BUD reaches even greater heights in the future.

Subhayan Bhattacharya

IT Secretary

Subhayan Bhattacharya is originally from West Bengal, India, living in Dresden, Germany since 2019. Working for a software firm in Dresden he aspires to help maintain an online presence for Bongo Utsav Dresden.