Physiology

Physiology Department

A brief history of the Department

The Department of Physiology is established in 1961 in the post-independence era, sincerely follow the motto set by its predecessors. Department of Physiology, Hooghly Mohsin College has a transformative impact on society through continual innovation in education, research, creativity, and entrepreneurship. The department founded as “a department of the highest order” as evidenced by transforming a pass course teaching department to Honours course teaching as well as Post graduate course teaching one within a decade of 1990s. Presently a number research students completed Ph.D. works.

The primary purpose of the department is to provide a learning environment in which faculty, staff and students can discover, examine critically, preserve and transmit the knowledge, wisdom and values that will help ensure the survival of this and future generations and improve the quality of life for all. The department seeks to help students to develop an understanding and appreciation for the complex cultural and physical worlds, in addition to its core courses, in which they live and to realize their highest potential of intellectual, physical and human development. It also seeks to attract and serve students from diverse social, economic and ethnic backgrounds and to be sensitive and responsive to those groups which have been underserved by higher education. The existing curricula of the subject are reviewed and updated regularly. Newer special papers were introduced by the department in post-Graduate curriculum. Features of the syllabus are regularly designed and modified as per the need of the hour. General transmission and generation of knowledge are the primary mission and goal of the department. Sincere teaching-learning methods in this department always try to impart in-depth inquiry and to instill in the developing minds the radical spirit of not accepting any idea without rationale, a tradition emphatically demonstrated by teachers. In addition to curriculum, the department is trying to fulfill the basic objective of imparting value-based education, instilling analytical power in the students’ mind enabling them to think independently and spread their wings to become leading researchers, professionals and teachers all over the country, if not the globe.
As the pioneering and flagship department representing “The University of Burdwan,” this department take additional responsibilities of nurturing and cooperating with Physiology Departments of other far-distant colleges like Suri Vidyasagar College, Raniganj TDB College, Katwa College, Bishnupur Ramananda College, Bankura Christian College, academically. Accordingly, the only PG department of physiology representing “The University of Burdwan”, started its journey on and from 1997-98 sessions in this very college as a light-house, as it were.

Sl. Programme Level of study
1 B.Sc. Physiology (Hons.) U.G.(HONS)
2 B.Sc. Physiology (General) U.G.(GEN.)
3 M.Sc. in Physiology P.G.
3 Ph.D. in Physiology (Science) Ph.D.

FACULTY MEMBERS

Sl. No. Name of the Teachers Designation Qualification Specialization
1 Dr. Alak K Syamal Associate Professor Ph.D. Occupational Health& Ergonomics
Sports and Exercise Physiology
Neuroscience&Pharmacology
2
Dr. Subrata Ghosh
Associate Professor Ph.D. Ergonomics & Occupational Health
Sports and Exercise Physiology,
Microbiology& Immunology
3
Mr. ArghyaPanigrahi
Associate Professor M.Phil. Ergonomics & Occupational Health
Environmental Science
4
Dr. Nirmal Pradhan
Associate Professor Ph.D. Endocrinology and Reproduction
5
Dr. Subha Bose Banerjee
Assistant Professor Ph.D. Immunology and Microbiology
6
Dr. Suvendu Ghosh
Assistant Professor Ph.D. Endocrinology and Reproduction,
Sports and Exercise Physiology
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Oxidative Stress Biology
7
Mr. Kuntal Gupta
Assistant Professor M.Sc. Nutrition & Dietetics

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

UNDER GRADUATE

Year Program Code Program Name Number of students appeared in the final year examination 1st class Success Rate Highest Marks (%)
2018 B.Sc. in Physiology (H) B.A. (Honours) 21 20% 86% 79%

POST GRADUATE

Year Program Code Program Name Number of students appeared in the final year examination 1st class Success Rate Highest Marks (%)
2018 M.Sc. in Physiology M.Sc. 9 100% 100% 74.4%

STUDENTS’ ACHIVEMENT

• After successful completion of Graduate course, the students will be eligible to apply for post graduate courses in the Physiology offered by different university or in allied subjects like medical physiology, Molecular biology, Biotechnology, Environmental studies etc.
• Students will be eligible for giving competitive exams like GATE, GRE, for studying Integrated courses in IIT, India or in abroad based on their score card.
• They may also apply for India of state Government services like WBCS, India Post, Indian Railway, Nationalized banks, school service commission.
• After successful completion of Post Graduate course, the students will be eligible for giving competitive exams like SSC, NET, SET, GATE, GRE for getting job opportunity as school teachers, Professors of Colleges and Universities Junior Research Fellow for pursuing Ph.D.in various streams of Life Sciences in India or abroad.
• The students may be employed as Nutritionist, Pharmacological laboratories, National Institute of Nutrition, ICMR, NIOH, DIPAS, CSIR or ICMR or CSIR Research Laboratories, Hospital or Clinical technician, Pathologists, Drug designing Institutes, IHR, etc.
• They may also apply for India of state Government services like IAS, IPS, WBCS, India Post, Indian Railway, Nationalized banks etc.

DEPARTMENTAL & STUDENTS’ SEMINAR

Session Date Speaker Seminar Type Topic
All Post graduate students Deliver Dissertation seminars in the Department related to their special papers and reviews done since the commencement of M.Sc. course in Physiology 05/06/2021 Dr.AjoyKumar Biswas The unhappy anniversary: living with COVID
12/06/2021 Dr. Soumya Panigrahi International ACE2 Engagement of SARS-CoV-2 Destabilizes Respiratory Microvascular Homeostasis and Beyond
12/06/2021 Dr. Soumya Panigrahi International ACE2 Engagement of SARS-CoV-2 Destabilizes Respiratory Microvascular Homeostasis and Beyond
19/06/2021 Dr.AritraBhattacherjee International Gene expression in prefrontal cortex at single cell resolution: implications in cognitive development and psychiatric disorders
12/06/2021 Dr. Soumya Panigrahi International ACE2 Engagement of SARS-CoV-2 Destabilizes Respiratory Microvascular Homeostasis and Beyond
10/07/2021 Dr.Pallav Sengupta International COVID-19 and male infertility: picture on joining the puzzle pieces

EXCURSION: –

Session Date Place Educational Activities
2015-16 December, 2015 Sikkim Health status assessment of Hilly natives
2016-17 November, 2016 Puri Health status assessment of Fishermen
2017-18 January, 2018 Sikkim Health status assessment of Monks
2019-20 March,2020 Sikkim Health Status Assessment of dwellers at lower ambient temperature (-2οC to 3οC)

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