Brief Profile/ History of Department:
(A DST-FIST, Govt. of India and DBT BOOST, Govt. of West Bengal –sponsored Department)
Department of Zoology was born in 2009, the year commemorating the 150th year of publication of the Origin of Species and the 200th year of Charles Darwin. The department follows a two dimensional approach in research and teaching, namely – molecular approach and organisable approach. At molecular levels, emerging concepts and empirical evidences in the realms of Cellular Biology, Immunology, Oncology, and Vector Molecular Biology etc are pursued as thrust areas. Behavioural Ecology, Socio-biology and Conservation Biology are the thrust areas at the level of Organisable Biology. The involvement of the department in the above mentioned research areas can be envisaged from the projects, publications and infrastructural grants such as DST-FIST and DBT BOOST during the last 5 years. The department has a strong societal dimension too where it plans research and implementations in the areas of local biodiversity documentation and conservation, justified sharing of folklore medicine to treat infectious and chronic diseases.Courses offered Masters, M.Phil, Ph.D (with specialization)
Elective papers in MSc:
Elective 1: Applied Entomology and Vector Biology.
Elective 2: Applied Conservation Biology.
Elective 3: Advanced Immunology and Experimental Therapeutics.
Elective 4: Advanced Molecular Oncology and Biochemical Techniques.
Elective 5: Behavioural Endocrinology.
Elective 6: Cell Signaling & Cancer Biology.
|PROF. NARAYAN GHORAI||PROFESSORfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|PROF. SILANJAN BHATTACHARYYA||PROFESSORemail@example.com|
|PROF. CHIRANJIB PAL||PROFESSORfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|DR. SAMIR KUMAR SAHA||ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR and HODemail@example.com|
|DR. SHAMEE BHATTACHARJEE||ASSISTANT PROFESSORfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|PROF. DEBA PRASAD MANDAL||ASSOCIATE PROFESSORemail@example.com|
|Programme||Level of study||Eligibility|
|M.Sc. (2 yrs duration)||PG||B.Sc. (Hons.)|
Department of zoology, West Bengal State University,
Barasat, Kolkata-700126, WB, India
Fax: 033-25241977/ 033-25241978