Department of Zoology in the college was established in the year 1983. Initially few students got enrolled for the course; the number however, gradually increased as the acceptability and attractiveness of the subject soon became comprehensible. The subject was offered during that time, as an elective subject for B. Sc., General course. Zoology as a ‘Honours’ subject was made available from the year 2005. The number of seat was 12 for the first session that gradually increased in a few phases and became 24 for the current session (1st year, 2016-17). It has been observed that during last a few years, the subject have drawn highest number of applications for admission among the B. Sc. Honours courses of the college. The result of the department has remained more or less satisfactory since its establishment. In the year 2015, one student from the department stood second in the B. Sc. (Honours) examination under University of North Bengal. In the year 2016, passing rate in the Zoology (Honours) course was 100%.
Dr. Sheela Dutta Ghatak, M. Sc., Ph. D.
Date of Joining: 17/08/1984
Speciallization: Environmental Physiology and Biochemistry
Area of Interest: Acarology
Dr. Manabendra Nath Moitra, M. Sc. Ph. D.
Date of Joining: 29/07/2008
Speciallization: Immunology & Cell Biology
Area of Interest: Immunogenetics, Bio-statistics, Soil biology, Acarology
Sudipta Dey, M. Sc.
Date of Joining: 05/08/2006
Area of Interest: Taxonomy, Biological Control, Computational Biology
The department periodically arranges several internal academic and cultural programmes.
In the year 2004, a national level seminar on biodiversity was organized. A state level seminar was also organized. An UGC sponsored national level seminar on “Anthropogenic Toxicant, Green Chemistry, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development: an Interdisciplinary Approach” was organized during March 13-14, 2012. A number of renowned personalities in the scientific arena graced the occasion.
A workshop on ‘Ornamental Fish Culture’ was arranged by the department on March 28, 2015 in collaboration with the Department of Zoology, University of North Bengal.