Zoology

Zoology Department

A brief history of the Department

Zoology Department of Hooghly Mohsin College originated as the “Department of Biological Sciences” during the year of 1948 in intermediate course. This department has a glorious history of academic excellence. It has inherited a rich tradition of scholarship and teaching in various fields of knowledge of the subject and it has been serving innumerable pupils for the last fifty years and more.
This Department can legitimately boast of the memorable contribution from many versatile Zoologists and Laboratory Personnel, who efficiently guided their students so as to help them find suitable and important places in the society. These eminent personalities include Late Ananta Bandyopadhyay, Dr. Mohitosh Bandyopadhyay, Dr. Sujit Dasgupta and Dr. Ajoy Roy etc.
Zoology honours degree course was initiated during the year of 1969 and M.Sc. degree course in Zoology was introduced in the year of 2015. Zoology is offered both as an Honours and Elective subject to the UG bio-science students. The teacher-student ratio of this department is 1:8 and the success rate of the students of this department is nearly 100%. The performance of the students in the University examinations over the years has been quite remarkable. Students of this department are now securing their places in NET, SET, GATE examinations and receiving scholarships at both the national and international levels. Students from this department are now carrying out their research work in foreign countries and are also placed in several reputed colleges and research institutes as faculty members and research scientists respectively.
All the faculty members of the department are engaged in research works of various types beside the normal teaching process and they regularly publish articles indifferent national and international levels. They are untiring in their pursuit of knowledge and in their persistent efforts to keep themselves continually updated in their respective specialized disciplines.

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

FACULTY MEMBERS

Sl. No. Name of the Teachers Designation Qualification Specialization
1 Dr. Rabindranath Mandal Associate Professor M.Sc., B.Ed., Ph.D. Entomology
2
Dr. Sarmila Pal
Associate Professor Ph.D. Cytogenetics
3
Dr. Tanaya De
Assistant Professor Ph.D. Endocrinology & Reproductive Biology
4
Manojit Chatterejee
Assistant Professor M.Sc. Cytogenetics
5
Dr. Dipanjan Dutta
Assistant Professor Ph.D. Parasitology & Microbiology
6
Sk Sariful Islam
Assistant Professor M.Sc. Endocrinology & Reproductive Biology

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

UNDER GRADUATE

Year Program Code Program Name Number of students appeared in the final year examination 1st class Success Rate Highest Marks (%)
2020-21 B.Sc. in Zoology(H) B.Sc. (Honours) 14 100% 14 88.3%

POST GRADUATE

Year Program Code Program Name Number of students appeared in the final year examination 1st class Success Rate Highest Marks (%)
2020-21 M.Sc. in Zoology M.Sc. 8 100% 8 74.1%

STUDENTS’ ACHIVEMENT

Students of this department are the pride of our college. Their excellent performances at the college level, University level and at different national and international levels always make us proud. Every year almost 100% students are passed with 1st class at both UG and PG level examinations. Students of this department are now securing their places in NET (Rohini Nandi, Bratati Bhattacharjee, Tapasi Das), SET, GATE (Biswajit Ghosh) examinations and receiving scholarships at both the national and international levels. Students from this department are now carrying out their research work in foreign countries and are also placed in several reputed colleges and research institutes as faculty members and research scientists respectively.Students (Nargis Sultana, Sohini Biswas, Naazmul Hussain)of this department are also placed in the jobs of Government sectors.

DEPARTMENTAL & STUDENTS’ SEMINAR

DEPARTMENTAL SEMINARS/WEBINARS/WORKSHOPS HELD DURING THE SESSIONS 2016-17 TO 2020-21

Session Date Speaker Seminar Type Topic
2021 29.09.2021 – 30.09.2021 B.Sc. Sem-IV Honours& M.Sc. Sem-II Students Virtual Student’s Seminar Different topics related to Life Science
2021 24.07.2021 Prof. Dr. KousikPramanick State Level Webinar PLASTISPHERE and its emerging issues on Ecosystem
2021 03.08.2021 Prof. Dr. Samar Kumar Saha State Level Webinar Regenerative Medicine: A recent approach of treatment
2021 03.08.2021 Prof. Dr. Samar Kumar Saha State Level Webinar Regenerative Medicine: A recent approach of treatment
2020 22.06.2020 Prof. Nimai Ch. Saha
Prof. Ashis Kr. Panigrahi

Prof. Koushik Ghosh

Dr. Saumya Sarkar

Prof. Soumendra Nath Chatterjee

State Level Webinar on Trends in Aquaculture & Virus: new challenge to mankind On recent trends in aquaculture
Present scenario of ornamental fish in India and future scope
Application of host associated Probiotics in aquaculture
Aspects of COVID-19 and its laboratory tests
Dengue, Dengue Vectors and Integrated Management Stratagies

UGC/ICSSR/CSIR/STATE/OTHERSPONSERED SEMINAR:-

Session Date Seminar Type( State /National /International Level) Seminar Topic Sponsored By
2019 Mar, 2019 State Workshop onMethodology and its application for undergraduate Zoology Honours course under CBCS system Higher Education Dept. Govt. WB

EXCURSION:-

Session Date Place Educational Activities
2020 09.01.2020 Museum, Kolkata Study tour of B.Sc. Sem-I Honours students as per syllabus curriculum
2019 22.11.2019 Museum, Kolkata Study tour of B.Sc. Sem-IV General students as per syllabus curriculum
2019 06/11/2019 – 11/11/2019 Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhyapradesh B.Sc. Sem-VI (H) & M.Sc. Sem-II Excursion as per syllabus curriculum

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Syllabus