Departments

Department of Zoology (UG & PG)

VIEW NEWSLETTER 2018- Issue 1

About the Department

The year 2009 became another glorious year in the annals of Serampore College when the Department of Zoology opened the first Post-Graduate Course in this age-old institution. The course is run in Semester System under the University of Calcutta. The intake capacity is 25 and at present following five elective papers are running:

  • »   Parasitology & Immunobiology.
  • »   Genetics & Molecular Biology.
  • »   Entomology
  • »   Molecular Cell Biology
  • »   Ecology

With the passionate involvement of the staff and students alike, the department is marching steadily towards academic excellence with all vigour and colour. The teachers are actively engaged in scientific research which is evident from the four UGC minor and one major research projects already completed in the department and one UGC Major Research Project currently undertaken. Students, apart from their regular classroom studies, are constantly encouraged and oriented towards planning their future career with programmes like outside laboratory visits, field training and workshops, participation in seminars and conferences etc.

Courses Offered

  • »  Honours in Zoology
  • »  B.Sc. General Course
  • »  PG Course in Zoology

Message of the H. O. D.

I have been in professional association with the Dept. Of Zoology for an extensive period of 33 years (since 4th Nov, 1986) . I am still a member of this family and a witness to the various events that have had unfolded since my initiation into the department. This makes me content while I invest some words on it.  In this journey, I have had the pleasant fortune of knowing some talented, knowledgeable and wise figures; the likes of Dr. B.B. Ganguly, Dr,Sudhanshu Ghoshal, Dr. Sailesh Guha , Dr. Nitish Ranjan Das and many more. I believe the department’s association with such figures have greatly aided in re-inventing its course from time to time with establishing its repute as it stands today. The department’s gradual but inspiring progress from the inauguration of B.Sc General degree courses to B.Sc. Honours degree courses and finally till M.Sc degree courses is believed to have aided lots of students in their academic endeavour.

The Dept. Of Zoology has had the privilege and the opportunity to emerge as the very first department in the college to have inaugurated the Masters degree course. I extend my heartiest gratitude to the administration of the college who have played a pivotal role in materialising the various initiatives of the department. I sincerely hope that this dept. with its esteemed academic faculty, skilled non-academic staff and my beloved students will scale newer heights in future.

E-Contents for UG & PG students

Teaching Staff

Support Staff

  1. Mr. Subir Kumar Das
  2. Mr. Dilip Kumar Ram
  3. Mr. Soumitra Roy
  4. Mr. Pratik Chakraborty, Lab Attendant (Casual)

Research Scholars

    1. Ms. Satarupa Paul
    2. Bhuban Mohan Majhi
    3. Ankita Dey

Seminar Library

The department has separate under-graduate and post-graduate seminar libraries with lending and reading facilities for teachers and students alike. The seminar library of the department is well stocked with around 500 books on various areas of animal sciences. The libraries are constantly being enriched with necessary reading materials. The department has recently introduced a special Biodiversity Study Section in the seminar library with field guides and dedicated books on faunal identification. This department is also the first department in this college to introduce a DVD library with subject related documentary films and other audio-visual aids.

Infrastructural Facilities

  • Air-conditioned smart classrooms in PG & UG (Hons.) Section
  • Four well equipped laboratories for research work
  • Laboratory cum dissection room for General Section
  • Departmental library for PG Section
  • Departmental library for UG Section
  • Departmental DVD library
  • Thermocycler
  • Horizontal and vertical gel apparatus
  • Transilluminator
  • Hot air oven
  • Laminar Flow
  • Table top and Cold Centrifuge
  • – 20oC Refrigerator
  • BOD incubator and shaker
  • Research microscopes with camera attachment
  • UV-Vis Spectrophotometer
  • Digital balance
  • Computers and printers

Activities

  • Extensive use of audio-visual devices like LCD projector and overhead projector
  • Documentary film shows on relevant subject topics
  • Use of charts and models
  • Need-based class tests in Hons. and PG course
  • Excursions, educational tours and field-based workshops
  • Visits to outside laboratories and research institutes
  • Invited lectures by eminent academicians in the subject and allied fields
  • Students feedback and grievance redressal system
  • Parent-Teacher-Student Meets
  • Departmental seminars including students dissertations
  • Maintenance and constant up-gradation of departmental seminar libraries
  • Continuous up-gradation laboratories and other infra-structural facilities
  • Maintenance of preserved museum specimens
  • Participation in Science Exhibition of the college
  • Participation in National and State level seminars
  • Collaborative research work

Alumni

The  department prides in having its alumni Mr. Amit Chattopadhyay and Dr. Soumyojit Banerjee as teaching members. The department has organized its first departmental re-union in March, 2010 and the process of forming an Alumni Association in the department has started. All our alumni are cordially and strongly encouraged to contact the HOD regarding any query in this matter.

Departmental Email I.D

  • sercolzoo@gmail.com
  • zoology@seramporecollege.org

Some Pictures

In a field study
Mr. Amit Chattopadhyay receiving the award of young scientist,2016.
Departmental teaching and supporting members in an excursion
Coral
Young Scientist of the year 2017
HOD with the Team Members in the Educational Tour
Environmental Biologist of the year Award 2017
Students in a lab visit in RMRC, Bhubaneswar
Study of entomofauna
A study in intertidal zone
Excursion of 2nd year honours
Dr. Chiranjeeb Dey with the students during the Educational Tour
Coral
Students
National Teaching Excellence Award (2017)
Respected Dr. Nitish Ranjan Das,retired professor of Zoology
Annual seminar of the department
Students in a talk show on environment awareness in Doordarshan Kendra ,Kolkata
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