The foundation stone of Sarojini Naidu College for Women was laid in 1956 at present location. The institution was developed to serve the need of refugee students of the surrounding areas at that time. Our present generation gratefully remember the founder Principal Dr. LATIKA GHOSH and Prof. SHANTI GHOSH, the founder HOD of Department of Bioscience.

The Department of Zoology was launched in 1997 as the institute got it’s affiliation in Zoology Honours course in that year. It began its journey with 6 honours students and following staffs: Dr. CHHABI ADHIKARI; Dr. CHAPALA SARKAR; Dr. KABITA SENGUPTA; Ms. JAYANTI BOSE (GLI); Ms. DIPTI GHOSH DASTIDAR(Demonstrator); Mr. SWAPAN BHATTACHARJEE (Lab Attendant) & Mr. SAMAR BISWAS (Lab Attendant).

Since the inception the science of zoology is evolving and the rate of evolution has became faster in last decade. Accordingly the Undergraduate curricula of the universities, first University of Calcutta and then West Bengal State University, which came to existence in 2009, also have upgraded. The department has also upgraded its academic repertoire with changing time. The new museum has been constructed along with brand new macroscopic and microscopic specimens which are added with older and rarer ones. Faculties have added modern tools in their teaching methodology. Students have been encouraged in participating in-house as well as state level and national level seminars.

The annual departmental calendar had never been short of events. For last twelve years department has trying hard to maintain the calendar mentioned. Apart from maintaining the academic excellence the faculties have made significant contribution to the overall development of the students. Counselling sessions and parent-teacher meetings have been organized at frequent interval.

Every year the students have been visiting different places of ecological importance as well performing ecological field techniques. They have also been engaged in developing a butterfly garden for butterflies have reared inside the college campus. Alongside they are documenting the local fauna  of surrounding localities of the institute.

Academic excellence is the strength of this department as statistics stands as a witness. Although sincerity of the faculties former as well present always remain hidden behind the curtain of facts and figures.

The eternal voice of nostalgia calls from the behind as the department looks ahead in future. The department thanks all those personalities who have enriched and maintain its quality. The present and the future of the department will always cherish this umbilical cord with its 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 REVISED NEW ROUTINE (2017-2018)


Time Table for Academic Session 2017-18:

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 More »
Dr. Soumi Nandi Guest Lecturer More »
Dr. Barnali Manna Guest Lecturer More » 
Prof. Somnath Mazumdar Guest Lecturer More » 

Supporting Staff

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



  • 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.


  • 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.


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.










  • 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
  • An observation on the Odonata diversity in and around Sarojini Naidu College campus, Kolkata, West Bengal, India by Ritu Mandal and Soma Aditya (Bandyopadhyay) International Journal of Entomology Research 2 (4) : 31-34. (2017) ISSN: 2455-4758