After graduating from the University of Calcutta, Dr. Chakrabarti did his LL.B, M.A. (Political Science) and LL.M. (Tort and Crime) from the University of Calcutta and got his Ph.D. from the University of Burdwan on” Probation System in the Administration of Criminal Justice in West Bengal”.Immediately after passing LL.M. in 1985 Dr. Chakrabarti joined in West Bengal Education Service and posted as Lecturer in Law in Govt. of West Bengal, Hooghly Mohsin College on 5th July, 1985. On 27th November, 1996 he joined in the University of Calcutta and retired as Professor in the Department of Law w.e.f.31-08-2015. He worked as Director, School of Law, KIIT University from 27th June 2009 to 2nd July 2019. Prof. Chakrabarti joined as Vice Chancellor in the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences on 3rd July 2019.
As a prolific writer Dr. Chakrabarti has so far authored seven (7) Books, He has also published more than100 articles and research papers in various national and international journals. Dr. Chakrabarti has established himself as a researcher in the field of Criminology and criminal justice in India. He has successfully guided twenty two (23) Ph. D. scholars, mainly in the field of criminal law and criminal justice. He has contributed in 5 sponsored research projects and 3 collaborative projects. ofMinistry of Law & Justice,Ford Foundation, World Justice Project of ABA-USA, UNDP, UGC, ICSSR etc. In 2001 The Indian Society of Criminology conferred Fellowship to Dr.Chakrabarti for his contribution in the field of criminology. In 2017 Prof. Chakrabarti has been awarded Prof. K. Chockalingam Award by Indian Society of Victimology for his contribution to victimology in India. He was awarded Research Scholarship by Max Planck Institute of Foreign and International Criminal Law ,Freiburg, Germany in 2017 and 2018.