Sorcar’s books a text at Jadavpur
University, Kolkata, India
Sorcar with (from left) Dr. Biswanath Roy, Prof. Samiran
Chaudhuri, Prof. Shyamal Ghosh, Prof. Tapas K. Basak,
Mr. Prabir K. Dutta, and Dr. Saswati Mazumdar
|December 22, 2004:
Saving Lighting Systems", Sorcar’s second book
of lighting design became a text for under graduate and post graduate
classes in Illuminating Engineering at the Jadavpur University
, Kolkata. His other two books, “Rapid
Lighting Design and Cost Estimating” was selected for
post graduate syllabus and projects, and “Architectural
Lighting for Commercial Interiors” was selected a reference
book for student work and general consultancy, at the same university.
Written under his formal name Prafulla C. Sorcar, his books are
already in use as a text at several universities in USA, and are
listed in The Lighting Source Catalog of the Illuminating Engineering
Society of North America.
Sorcar was invited by Prof. Tapas Basak, Head
of the Dept. of Electrical Engineering at the Jadavpur University,
to visit their newly formed Lighting Laboratory and spend some
time in delivering a lecture on modern trends in lighting and
taking question answer session with the students learning Illuminating
Engineering in Electrical Engineering Department of the University,
both in under graduate elective and post graduate classes.
The event took place on December 22, 2004 at 2 PM when Manick
Sorcar visited the university where he was warmly welcomed by
Dr. Saswati Mazumdar, Reader, Illuminating Engineering section,
Prof. Tapas K. Basak, Er. P. K. Dutta, Engineer-in-Chief of the
Public Health Engineering Department of Govt. of West Bengal and
Inside the laboratory, with the students
Sorcar visited the Illuminating Laboratory which he found to be very well done.
The lecture and question answer session took place inside the
laboratory itself. He explained lighting design must not be limited
to meeting a reading on the lux-meter; a thorough understanding
of the interaction of color and light, their psychological and
aesthetical impacts are the most important part in the design.
A proper understanding of its application can do miraculous things,
he explained, “it ranges from merely making things visible
in a room to helping a recuperating patient in the hospital to
vanishing a motor car on the stage!” He equated the application
with some of his lighting designs in various international airports
and hospitals in the US to some magic items of his illustrious
father late P.C. Sorcar, Sr.
The students had several questions on the cutting-edge-technology
of laser lighting, which Sorcar uses
as a part of his practicing electrical consulting engineering
business, as well as for visual effects in his stage