West Bengal
State University

(Barasat, North 24 Parganas)
  • admin@wbsu.ac.in
  • 033 2524 1976
  • Berunanpukuria, P.O. Malikapur, Barasat,
    North 24 Parganas, WB, PIN 700126

Department of Zoology

Brief Profile/ History of Department:

(A DST-FIST, Govt. of India and DBT BOOST, Govt. of West Bengal –sponsored Department)
Department of Zoology was born in 2009, the year commemorating the 150th year of publication of the Origin of Species and the 200th year of Charles Darwin. The department follows a two dimensional approach in research and teaching, namely – molecular approach and organisable approach. At molecular levels, emerging concepts and empirical evidences in the realms of Cellular Biology, Immunology, Oncology, and Vector Molecular Biology etc are pursued as thrust areas. Behavioural Ecology, Socio-biology and Conservation Biology are the thrust areas at the level of Organisable Biology. The involvement of the department in the above mentioned research areas can be envisaged from the projects, publications and infrastructural grants such as DST-FIST and DBT BOOST during the last 5 years. The department has a strong societal dimension too where it plans research and implementations in the areas of local biodiversity documentation and conservation, justified sharing of folklore medicine to treat infectious and chronic diseases.Courses offered Masters, M.Phil, Ph.D (with specialization)

 

Elective papers in MSc:
Elective 1: Applied Entomology and Vector Biology.
Elective 2: Applied Conservation Biology.
Elective 3: Advanced Immunology and Experimental Therapeutics.
Elective 4: Advanced Molecular Oncology and Biochemical Techniques.
Elective 5: Behavioural Endocrinology.
Elective 6: Cell Signaling & Cancer Biology.

Faculty Members:
Name Designation Email
PROF. NARAYAN GHORAI PROFESSOR nghorai@gmail.com
PROF. SILANJAN BHATTACHARYYA PROFESSOR silanjan@gmail.com
PROF. CHIRANJIB PAL PROFESSOR chiranjibpal.zoology@wbsu.ac.in
DR. SAMIR KUMAR SAHA ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR samir0804@gmail.com
DR. SHAMEE BHATTACHARJEE ASSISTANT PROFESSOR shamee1405@gmail.com
PROF. DEBA PRASAD MANDAL ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR dpmandal1972@gmail.com
Visiting Faculty Members:
Name Designation Email
Programme Level of study Eligibility
M.Sc. (2 yrs duration) PG B.Sc. (Hons.)
Ph.D
Contact with us:

Head,
Department of zoology, West Bengal State University,
Barasat, Kolkata-700126, WB, India
Fax: 033-25241977/ 033-25241978
Email: wbsu.zoologyhod@gmail.com