Zoology

 

 

The Department of Zoology started its journey as Honours Course in  1997 with 6 students and some eminent faculty members, Dr. Chapala Sarkar, Dr. Chhabi Adhikari, Dr. Kabita Sengupta, Ms. Dipti Ghosh Dastidar (Demonstrator) and Mrs. Jayanti Bose (GLI) with two supporting staffs, Mr. Samar Biswas and Mr. Swapan Bhattacharya. Since then many new lecturers have joined the department namely Dr. Mala Bose; Dr. Soma Aditya (Bandyopadhayay); Mr. Subhamay Bhattacharya.and Dr. Nivedita Koley along with some Guest Lecturers and one support staff,  Mr. Anupam Sarkar. The department finds its origin in the Department of Bioscience, headed Prof. Shanti Ghosh in 1956. The Department is grateful to all the veterans who have enriched and maintained its reputation since its inception. The present and future of the department will always cherish this umbilical cord with past.

Academic Programs Offered

  • 3 Year B.Sc. Honours Course in Zoology
  • 3 Year B.Sc. General Course in Zoology

Academic Curricula

BSc_ ZOOA_Part-I    BSc_ZooA_Part-II    BSc_ZooA-Part-III    B.Sc._ZOOG_PART-I_PART-II_PART-III

Academic Calendar

 

Time Table for Academic Session 2017-18: REVISED NEW ROUTINE (2017-2018)

Faculty Profile

Dr. Mala Bose Associate Professor More »
Dr. Soma Aditya (Bandyopadhyay) Assistant Professor More »
Prof. Mainak Ghosh Assistant Professor More » 
 Prof. Subhamay Bhattacharya  Approved PTT More »
Dr. Nivedita Koley Management Approved

  Full- time Teacher

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Dr. Soumi Nandi Guest Lecturer More »
Dr. Raju Sahu Guest Lecturer More » 
Prof. Anupam Chakraborty Guest Lecturer More » 
Dr. Barnali Manna Guest Lecturer More » 

Supporting Staff

Mr. Anupam Sarkar Lab Attendant
Mr. Mithun Ghosh Lab Attendant

 

Facilities

  • The Department has its own library which is quite rich in collection of books. In the recent times faculties have acquired a significant numbers of e-books as well INFLIBNET access. In connection to this Sarojini Naidu College for Women has acquired INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP of the BRITISH COUNCIL, which includes online access too. The repertoire of academic resources has increased astronomically in recent times. Students are encouraged  to consult the departmental library  as well as web resources.
  • The Zoology Laboratory is one of the best and well equipped laboratory. Basic and advanced facilities, available/acquired over the years are: Animal Museum, Laboratory with facilities for animal dissections, Camera lucida, Oculometer, Stage micrometer, Digital and Overhead projector, Camera for field study, Incubator for tissue processing, Microtome for tissue section, Colorimeter, pH meter, Digital photoelectric Colorimeter, High speed centrifuge, Tissue homogenizer, Pointer eyepiece, Stage micrometer, Field binocular, Centrifuge (max 3500 rpm), Analytical balance, Single pan balance, Digital pan balance, Refrigerator, REMI Tissue homogenizer(12500 rpm)(vertical and horizontal with power pack)
  • Museum of the Department:The Department has an excellent animal museum with collection of some rare macroscopic and microscopic specimens, bones and chick embryos.
  • The Department is equipped with two full desktop computers; one of them is provided with internet facility as well as LAN connection. Computer and internet facility are frequently used for comprehensive teaching.
  • Lecture method is normally followed. Digital projector, Overhead Projector are frequently used for audio-visual augmentation. Apart from these procedures, tutorial classes at regular intervals and home assignments are also arranged at regular intervals by the faculty.
  • Study Tour/Field Work (included in the curriculum): Annual Field Studies at various sites of ecological importance as per curriculum are conducted by the Department regularly for Honours and General Students. The survey involves study of faunal diversity in diverse habitats within or outside the State as well as surrounding locality of the College.
  • Wall Magazine:The students of the department of Zoology takes active role in bringing out a wall magazine on various issues related to Zoology.

Activities

  • Extensive use of audio-visual devices like LCD projector and overhead projector
  • Use of charts and models
  • Need-based class tests in Hons. and Gen course
  • Excursion, educational tours and field-based workshops
  • Students’ feedback and grievance redressal system
  • Parent-Teacher-Student Meets
  • Departmental seminars including students’ dissertations
  • Maintenance and constant up-gradation of departmental seminar libraries, addition of ebooks in the computers. Accessing online resources of BCL.
  • 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.
  • Remedial coaching classes for students belonging to SC, ST, minorities communities and financially backward class are regularly held.

Projects

PROJECTS

Student Profile

The students are admitted strictly on merit (on marks basis). The students largely come from rural background and belong to low and middle-income group. The students are proficient in Bengali & English.

PERFORMANCE

PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS SECURING FIRST CLASS

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HIGHEST SCORES IN UNIVERSITY EXAMINATION

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PROGRESSION

STUDENT PROGRESSION

PUBLICATION

  • Studies on the diversity and abundance of butterfly (Lepidoptera : Rhopalocera) fauna in and around Sarojini Naidu College campus, Kolkata, West Bengal, India by Aiswarya V. Nair, Pradarsika Mitra and Soma Aditya (Bandyopadhyay), Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies, 2 (4) : 129-134 (2014) ISSN: 2320 7078
  • Plastic Pollution and its consequences on marine biota by Soma Aditya (Bandyopadhyay) and Gunjan Roy Chowdhury in Proceedings of the WBDST sponsored seminar-“Impact Of Pollution: Assessment and Awareness” organized by Department of Zoology, Hooghly Womens’ College on February 14th and 15th 2014) ISBN: 978-81-921083-8-4
  • Coastal shrimp farming-Threats to the environment by Priyanka Das and Soma Aditya Bandyopadhyay in Proceedings of the UGC sponsored National seminar – “Marine Biodiversity of India – Threats and Prospects” organized by Department of Zoology, Raja Peary Mohan College, Uttarpara, Hooghly, September 24 & 25, 2013
  • Coral reefs in peril : an appraisal by Priyanka Das and Soma Aditya Bandyopadhyay, Journal of Environment and Sociobiology, 11(2): 279-284 (2014) ISSN: 0973-0834