Zoology

labzoology

Year of Establishment: 1st October 1947
Names of Programmes/Courses offered : B.Sc. (Honours) [on and from the Year 1997] & B.Sc. (General) in Zoology.
Faculty Members :

Name

Qualification

Designation

Specialization

Sm. Kantishree Goswami M.Sc. Assistant Professor (HOD) Cytogenetics
Dr. Kausiki Chakrabarti Ph.D. Assistant Professor Entomology
Sm Mayukhmala Mandal M.Phil. Assistant Professor Advanced Fisheries
Dr. Avinaba Mukherjee Ph.D. UGC Postdoctoral Fellow (JU) Assistant Professor Parasitology and Immunology, Molecular Biology
Dr. Debasri Mondal Ph.D. Assistant Professor Advanced Fisheries
Sm. Pallabi Dutta M.Sc. Government Approved Part-time Lecturer Inorganic Chemistry
Research & Publication

Dr. Nabakanta Jana:

Publications in ISSN Journals / Bulletins:

1. Physiological and chemical response of epiphytic lichen, Flavoparmelia caperata (L.) Hale, to the urban environment of Kolkata, India. S. Majumder, D. Mishra, S. S. Ram, N. K. Jana, S. Santra, M. Sudarshan, A.Chakraborty. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 2013, 20: p3077-85. ISSN 0944-1344

2. Energy-dispersive X-ray Fluorescence – A Tool for Interdisciplinary Research. M. Sudarshan, S. S. Ram, S. Majumder, J. P. Maity, J. G. Ray, N. K. Jana and A. Chakraborty. Pramana—Journal of Physics. 2011, 76(2), 241–247. ISSN 0304-4289.

Articles in Books:

1. Environmental Monitoring Using Lichen as Bio-indicator. A. Chakraborty, S. Majumdar, S. S. Ram, M. Sudarshan, S. Santra, N. K. Jana. In: H.N. Thatoi, and B.B. Mishra, (eds.), Microbial Bio-technology: Methods and Application. Narosa Publication. New Delhi.2012, pp. 272-283

Kantisree Goswami:

1. Kantisree Goswami, Himalayer Jibboichitre Kosturi Mrigo, ‘Biharan’(ISSN 0974-2573), Seventh Year, 2014, Page No. 77-79.

Dr. Kausiki Chakrabarty:

Articles in ISSN Journals:

1) Pattanayak P., Jahar Lal Pratihar, Debprasad Patra, Chia-Her Lin, Sobhana Paul, Kausiki Chakraborty, Synthesis, Characterization, Structure, redox property, antibacterial and catalytic activity of tridentate Schiff base, cobalt (III), Nickel (II) and Palladium (II) complexes; Polyhedron, vol 5 (2013); 275-282. ISSN 0277-5387. Impact Factor: 1.95

2) Gupta N., Kausiki Chakrabarti, Krishna Prakash, Neerja Wadhwa, Tripti Gupta, and Satish K. Gupta, Immunogenicity and contraceptive efficacy of Escherichia coli- expressed recombinant Zona Pellucida proteins; American Journal of Reproductive Immunology vol.70 (2013); 139-152. ISSN 1600-0897. Impact Factor: 2.068

Prof. Tapasi Roy:

Articles in ISSN Journals:

1. Banerjee K, Munshi S, Sen O, Pramanik V, Roy Mukherjee T and Chakrabarti S.Dopamine Cytotoxicity Involves Both Oxidative and Nonoxidative Pathways in SH-SY5Y Cells: Potential Role of Alpha-Synuclein Overexpression and ProteasomalInhibition in the Etiopathogenesis of Parkinson’s Disease. 2014. Parkinson’s Disease. doi:10.1155/2014/878935. IF-2.01

2. Roy Mukherjee T, Chanda S, Mullick S, De P, Dey-Sarkar M, Chawla-Sarkar M. Spectrum of Respiratory Viruses Circulating in Eastern India: Prospective Surveillance Among Patients With Influenza-Like Illness During 2010-2011. 2013. Journal of Medical Virology. 85:1459–1465. ISSN- 1096-9071. IF-2.347

3. Roy Mukherjee T, Mukherjee A, Mullick S, Chawla-Sarkar M. Full genome analysis of influenza C virus identified inEastern India. 2013. Infection Genetics and Evolution.16: 419-425. ISSN- 4567-1348. IF-3.015

4. Roy Mukherjee T, Agrawal AS, Chakrabarti S, Chawla-Sarkar M. Full genomic analysis of an Influenza A (H1N2) Virus identified during 2009 pandemic in Eastern India: Evidence of reassortment event between co-circulating A(H1N1)pdm09 and A/Brisbane/10/2007-like H3N2 strains. 2012. Virology Journal. doi:10.1186/1743-422X-9-233. ISSN- 0042-6822. IF-3.321

5. Mukherjee A, Nayak MK, Roy T, Ghosh S, Naik TN, Kobayashi N, Chawla-Sarkar M. Detection of human G10 rotavirus strains with similarity to bovine and bovine-like equine strains from untypable samples. 2011. Infection Genetics and Evolution. 12(2):467-470. ISSN- 4567-1348. IF-3.015 6. Roy T, Agrawal AS, Mukherjee A, Mishra AC, Chadha MS, Kaur H, Chawla-Sarkar M. Surveillance and Molecular characterization of human influenza B viruses during 2006-2010 revealed co-circulation of Yamagata-like and Victoria-like strains in eastern India. 2011. Infection Genetics and Evolution. 11(7):1595-1601. ISSN- 4567-1348. IF-3.015

7. Jana S, Sinha M, Chanda D, Roy T, Banerjee K, Munshi S, Patro BS, Chakrabarti S. Mitochondrial dysfunction mediated by quinone oxidation products of dopamine: Implications in dopamine cytotoxicity and pathogenesis of Parkinson’s disease. 2011. BiochimicaetBiophysicaActa. 1812(6):663-673. ISSN- 0006-3002. IF-4.38

8. Agrawal AS, Roy T, Ghosh S and Chawla-Sarkar M. Genetic variability of attachment (G) and Fusion (F) protein genes of Human Metapneumovirus strains circulating during 2006-2009 in Kolkata, Eastern India. 2011. Virology Journal. 8:67. doi:10.1186/1743-422X-8-67. ISSN- 0042-6822. IF-3.321

9. Mukherjee A, Roy T, Agrawal AS, Sarkar M, Lal R,Chakrabarti S and Chawla-Sarkar M. Prevalence and epidemiology of pandemic H1N1 strains in hospitals of Eastern India. 2010. Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology. 2 (7): 171-174.

10. Agrawal AS, Sarkar M, Ghosh S, Roy T, Chakrabarti S, Lal R,Mishra AC, Chadha MS, Chawla-Sarkar M. Genetic characterization of circulating seasonal Influenza A viruses (2005–2009) revealed introduction of oseltamivir resistant H1N1 strains during 2009 in eastern India. 2010. Infection Genetics and Evolution. 10 (8): 1188-1198. ISSN- 4567-1348. IF-3.015

Research Articles Published in ISBN Books:

1. Halder UC, Bhowmick R, Roy Mukherjee T, Nayak MK, Chhawla-Sarkar M. Phosphorylation drives an apoptotic protein to activate antiapoptotic genes: paradigm of Influenza A Matrix 1function. 2013. The Journal of Biological Chemistry.288(20):14554-14568. ISBN- 10: 18935-71084. IF-4.573

SWOC Analysis
Strengths Weaknesses

• Skilled and Advanced teaching using modern technologies;

• An well-equipped laboratory with an excellent stock of specimens;

• Dedicated, hardworking and research oriented faculty

• Almost 100% attendance of students in both theoretical and practical classes;

• A very good attendance of honours students

• Popularity and hence high demand of subject among the students. Student with good academic records opt for this subject in the UG level.

• An attractive success rate of the students;

• An attractive record of placements of the students recently passed;

• Well stocked library with easy access to books by students and teachers.

• Supportive laboratory staff

The weakness of the department is rather of general in nature with respect the whole college, such as

• Paucity of space

• Lack of teaching faculty which cause overloading of topics per teacher to cover the syllabi

• Scope to expand the laboratory to fulfil the ever growing need of the advanced study is almost nil, despite the full support of teachers and students

• Lack of sufficient number of classroom and insufficient number of full time faculty prevents department to arrange more remedial and tutorial classes for the students

Opportunities Threats

• Opportunity of the department lies in the subject itself. The subject has good prospect in job market as well as in academic sphere.

• Extension of research facilities

• Introduction of Post Graduate course by overcoming the existing hindrance of space and faculty faced by the department

Future Plan

• To organise more and more national and international seminars.

• To bring major research projection

• Modernization of laboratory for optimum utilization of space.