Subrata Sengupta is the best-selling author of numerous books in the field of organic chemistry. He taught in the chemistry department of R.P.M. College (affiliated to Calcutta University) for a period of 34 years. He is presently, Government Nominee to the Governing Body of the same college. He also gives invited lectures to honours students in colleges affiliated to different universities in West Bengal. He is also the author of Basic Stereochemistry of Organic Molecules (2014) published by OUP India.