Faculty Excellence: Chirashree Bhattacharya, Mathematics Department
Mathematics Associate Professor Chirashree Bhattacharya
is from Ranchi, Bihar, India. She joined the Randolph-Macon faculty in 2003 and
says the college has become a home to her. She was attracted to Randolph-Macon because
of its unique academic opportunities, such as the
Schapiro Undergraduate Research Fellowship, and the close-knit community.
At R-MC, she has developed innovative courses that allow her to combine mathematics
with her love for classical music.
In this video, Bhattacharya explains how Randolph-Macon offers a world-class education
and allows students to grow, explore their areas of interest and maximize their
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