Received Sylff fellowship in 2017.
Academic Supervisor: Professor Rup Kumar Barman
Stood Third in First Class Position in B.A. (Hons.) examination. Won Kankana Mandal Memorial Award (Medal) for becoming the Bachelors student with best all-round performance from department of history in 2016. Participated in several local and national level camps and social outreach activities as a National Cadet Corps during 2013-16. Worked as a teahing volunteer for CRY (Child Rights and You) in 2017.
Shounak completed his graduation with Bachelors in History from Ramakrishna Mission Residential College (Autonomous), Narendrapur in 2016. He is currently doing his masters from Jadavpur University. As a SYLFF Fellow Shounak's research addresses the changing nature of caste violence in post-partition West Bengal. His research challenges the existing perception of invisibility of caste in West Bengal and tries to show that caste discrimination and prejudice still persists on a large scale, functioning more on the psychologicla level and is exhibited on the practices of everyday life. Shounak was a NCC Cadet during 2013-16 and actively engages with NGO activities.