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Late Hemchandra Roy and late Sheelabati Roy envisioned the foundation of a school in Durgapur. Their idea and determination profoundly influenced their sons and daughters – Late Sri Goswami Das Roy, Sri Dwijapada Roy, Dr. Rabindra     Nath Roy, Sri Lakshmi Narayan Roy, Smt  Urmilla Konar, Smt Sulakshna Konar and Smt Satyarani Roy. In the year 1988, under the direct and active patronage of Dr. Rabindra Nath  Roy and his wife Dr. Protima K. Roy, a Professor of   Science and Education at Drury University and the encouragement of the brothers and sisters 'Hemchandra Sheelabati Memorial Educational Trust' was formed. HSMS took its first step in the academic session 1995-96. Keeping up with the social responsibility of the school, Protima Child and Woman Development Centre,Khatguria,Durgapur was set up in 2007 for the Tribal community. Dr. Rabindra N. Roy, ou r Founder President, was born in a family having a rich cultural  heritage  in the city  of Durgapur in the year 1939. In 1961 he obtained his M.Sc. degree in Chemistry with specialization in Physical Chemistry from Jadavpur  University, Kolkata and proceeded to the United States for advanced studies at Louisiana State University, and was awarded a Ph.D. degree in 1966. He received D. Sc from Jadavpur University in    1999. In 1966 he joined Drury University(then Drury College), U.S.A. as an Assistant Professor, where, by virtue of his dedication and scholastic activities he rose to the highest position in the department adorning the Chair. He served as    the Chairman of the Department of Chemistry for about 30 years. Dr. Roy, a recipient of the National Award in 1998 by   the American Chemical Society, guided his students to perform original and successful research funded by a grant of $ 4.7 million from the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the American Chemical Society and other sources. He has co-authored with his students more than 585 presentations, articles and publications in reputed journals, besides having research collaboration with 25 universities around the world including a joint project with a Nobel Laureate Johann Deisenhofer. He has guided students on more than 19 educational tours to India and other countries.

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