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Official Website of Uluberia College

Uluberia, Howrah,

West Bengal, India

  • Main Gate Area

    Main Gate Area

    Main Entrance Area of the College. This photo was taken from the main entrance area.

    Photo courtesy : A. k. Ghosh

    October 10, 2013

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  • NAAC Peer Team Visit 2014

    NAAC Peer Team Visit 2014

    NAAC Peer Team Visit. The team is browsing the campus

    Photo courtesy : Tapas Kr. Sen, Ex-Student

    January 3, 2014

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  • NAAC Peer Team Visit -2014

    NAAC Peer Team Visit -2014

    NAAC Peer Team Visit. The team is browsing the campus

    Photo courtesy : Tapas Kr. Sen, Ex-Student

    January 3, 2014

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  • NAAC PEER Team visit 2014

    NAAC PEER Team visit 2014

    NAAC Peer Team is addressing in the Alumni and Parents meet 2014.

    Photo courtesy : Tapas Kr. Sen, Ex. Student

    January 3, 2014

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  • College Building at Dawn

    College Building at Dawn

    Main Building of the College. This photo was taken from the main entrance area.

    Photo courtesy : A. k. Ghosh

    October 10, 2013

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  • Hostel and Old Adam Building

    Hostel and Old Adam Building

    This photo was taken at noon from the North-East corner of the College Campus.

    Photo courtesy : A. k. Ghosh

    October 10, 2013

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  • Main Gate

    Main Gate

    Main Entrance Area of the College. This photo was taken from the main entrance area.

    Photo courtesy : Anonymous

    October 10, 2013

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  • Old Building

    Old Building

    Old Building near about 60 years back.

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    October 10, 2013

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  • College Re-Union 2014

    College Re-Union 2014

    An Ex Student is performing at the reunion.

    Photo courtesy : Tapas Kr. Sen, Ex. Student

    January 5, 2014

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Zoology Department Profile

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The Department of Zoology
 

The Department holds two large and well equipped laboratories, a seminar hall, classrooms, and a research laboratory room. A mini museum with fabulous zoological specimens and a reading room library with updated information are catered to the students. A spacious corridor with a lash of green adds to the academic excellence of the Department.

Established in 1984 (General) 1996 (Honours).

 

Courses Offered

Undergraduate level: B.Sc. Honours and General (Regular of CU)

Postgraduate level: M.Sc. with Ecology and Fisheries special (DDE of VU)

 

 Faculty Profile

Dr. Siddhartha Bhattacharya M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., P.R.S.

Associate Professor and

Head of the Department

Specialization in Animal Physiology and Biochemistry

Research guide for Ph.D. student: 3 (1 awarded, 2 continuing)

·         Seasonal influence on development of superior multivoltine breed, D+p of silkworm, Bombyx mori.

·         Effect of some bio-pesticides on fresh water crabs

·         Fresh water gastropods in West Bengal with special reference to their diversity

 

Publications

·         Mukhopadhyay, T.K., Bhattacharya, S.S. and Kundu, J.K. (2013) Development of new multivoltine breed of silkworm, B. mori and study of heterosis and the interrelations of its economic characters. International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies 1(1): 1-6.

·         Mukhopadhyay, T.K., Bhattacharya, S.S., Morthy, S.M. and Kundu, J.K. (2012) Studies on isozyme variability in multivoltine strains of silkworm, Bombyx mori L. Iranian Journal of Entomology 2: 1-6.

·         Bhattacharya, S.S., Kulka, M., Lampel, K.A., Cebula, T.A. and Goswami, B.B. (2004) Use of reverse transcription and PCR to discriminate between infections and non-infections Hapatitis A virus. Journal of Virological Methods 116: 181-187.

·         Kulka, M., Chen, A., Ngo, D., Bhattacharya, S.S., Cebula, T.A. and Goswami, B.B. (2003) The cytopathic 18f strain of Hepatitis A virus induces RNA degradation of FrhK4 cells. Archives of Virology 148: 1275-1300.

·         Bhattacharya, S.S. (1999) Pests and diseases of betelvine and their natural enemies in India. Experimental and applied Acarology 23: 319-325.

·         Bhattacharya, S.S. (1996) Survey on the seasonal incidence of uzifly, E. bombycis (Louis), infestation on the silkworm, B. mori and assessment of cocoon loss in Birbhum district, West Bengal, India. Sericologia 36(4): 703-709.

·         Bhattacharya, S.S. (1995) New records of Coccinellid predator on the pink mealy bug, Maconellicoccus hirsutus (Green). Sericologia 35(2): 359-361.

·         Bhattacharya, S.S., Chakraborty, N. and Kumar, S. (1994) Control of white powder mildew, P. coryla Karst, with the ladybird beetle, Illeis indica Timb. (Coceinellidea :Coleoptera). Sericologia 34(3): 485-491.

·         Bhattacharya, S.S., Chakraborty, N. and Saha Kundu, A.K. (1993) Influence of abiotic factors on uzifly, E. sorbillans Beck, infestation on the silkworm and assessment of crop loss in Malda district (West Bengal, India). Sericologia 33(2): 289-296.

·         Bhattacharya, S.S. and Chakraborty, N. (1993) Life table of uzifly E. sorbillans, a parasitoid of the mulberry silkworm, Bombyx mori. Serocologia 33(1): 65-74.

 

 

Dr. Debasish Pal M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.

Principal, Uluberia College

Specialization in Genetics and Biotechnology

 

Publications

·         Pal, D., Chattopadhaya, S., Chandra, S., Sarkar, D., Chakroborty, A. and Das Gupta, C. (1997) Reactivation of denatured proteins by the domain V of bacterial 23S rRNA. Nucleic Acids Research 25(24): 5047-5051.

·         Chattopadhaya, S., Pal, S., Pal, D., Sarkar, D., Chandra, S. and Das Gupta, C. (1999) Protein folding in E. coli: Role of 23S rRNA. Biochemica et Biophysica Acta 1429: 293-298.

·         Pal, D., Pande, S., Wheeler, D. and Hinton, D. (1999) Deletion analysis of the Bacteriophage T4 AsiA protein, a coactivator of T4 middle transcription. FASEB Journal 13(7): A1462.

·         Pal, D. and Hinton, D. (2000) Mutational analysis of the Bacteriophage T4 AsiA protein, the co-activators for T4 middle promoter activation. Molecular Genetics of Bacteria and Phages, Cold Spring Harbor laboratory, 77 pp.

·         Pal, D., Vuthoori, M., Pande, S., Wheeler, D. and Hinton, D. (2003) Analysis of regions within the bacteriophage T4 AsiA protein involved in its binding to the 70subunit of E. coli RNA polymerase and its role as a transcriptional inhibitor and co-activator. Journal of Molecular Biology 325(5): 827-841.

·         Ghosh, J., Basu, A., Pal, S., Chowdhuri, S., Bhattacharya, A., Pal, D., Chattoraj, D.K. and Das Gupta, C. (2003) Ribosome-DnaK interactions in relation to protein folding. 2003. Molecular Microbiology 48(6): 1679-1692.

·         Pal, D., Venkova-Canova, T., Srivastava P. and Chattoraj, D.K. (2005) Regulation of rctB, the replication initiator gene of Vibrio cholerae chromosome II. Journal of Bacteriology 187(21): 7167 – 7175.

·         Pal, D. (2005) The Human Genome Project: An overview. Frontiers in Biophysics, vol. 6, Allied Publisher Pvt. Limited. 38 - 49 pp.

·         Vencova-canova, T., Pal, D. and Chattoraj, D.K. 2006. A novel mechanism for homeostatic control of the initiator availability for replication of Vibrio cholerae chromosome II. Proceedings of EMBO workshop on Cell Cycle and Cytoskeletal Elements in Bacteria, Denmark. 26 pp.

·         Ghosh, R., Chattopadhyay, P.K., Chattopadhyay, B. and Pal, D. (2010) Antibiotic resistance profile of halophilic microorganisms isolated from tannery effluent. Indian Journal of Biotechnology 9: 80-86.

·         Sen, P., Pal, A., Chattopadhy, B. and Pal, D. (2014) Chromium tolerant bacteria in diversified soil microbial community in the bank of tannery waste water discharging canal of East Calcutta, West Bengal. JBES 4(3): 233-238.

 

 

Mr. Chandan Kumar Patra M.Sc., LLB

Instructor (Associate)

Specialization in Fisheries

 

 

 

Mrs. Mausumi Goswami M .Sc.

GAPTL

Specialization in Cell and Molecular Biology

 

Publications

·         Chatterjee, C., Palodhi, M. and Ray, D.K. (2004) Multiple myeloma - Immuno regulation and immunotherapy. Recent Advances in Animal Science Research 3: 356-373.

·         Chatterjee, C., Palodhi, M. and Ray, D.K. (2004) Ultrastructure of bidders organ of Bufo melanostictus Schneider during breeding season. Recent Advances in Animal Science Research 3: 443-447.

 

 

 

Dr. Niloy Kundu M.Sc., Ph.D.

GAPTL

Specialization in Ecology and Environmental Biology

Exploration: An Expedition and exploration of the Aquatic fauna of Wangchuck Centennial Park in Bhutan in collaboration with Calcutta University, Royal Govt. of Bhutan and WWF Bhutan.

 

Publications

·         Kundu, N., Majumdar, D. and Homechaudhuri, S. (2014) Seasonal changes in fish assamblages and trophic guild in some interconnected rivers in eastern India. Indian Journal of Fisheries 61(3): 35-44.

·         Kundu, N. and Homechaudhuri, S. (2014) Photoperiod as cues for determining optimal foraging in developmental stages in Chitala chitala Hamilton, 1822. Proceedings of Zoological Society 67(2): 167-174.

·         Mukherjee, S., Chaudhuri, A., Kundu, N., Mitra, S. and Homechaudhuri, S. 2013. Comprehensive analysis of fish assemblages in relation to seasonal environmental variables in an estuarine river of Indian Sundarbans. Estuaries and Coasts 36: 192-202.

·         Kundu, N., Chaudhuri, A., Mukherjee, S., Sen, S. and Homechaudhuri, S. 2012.Seasonal fish diversity under tidal influence in the intertidal mudflats of Indian Sundarbans. Indian Journal of Fisheries 59: 43-52.

·         Aditya, G., Bhattacharyya, S., Kundu, N., Saha, G.K. and Raut, S.K. (2004) Predatory efficiency of the water bug Sphaerodema annulatum on the mosquito larvae (Culex quinquefasciatus) and its effect on adult emergence. Bioresource Technology 95: 169-174.

·         Aditya, G., Bhattacharyya, S., Kundu, N. and Saha, G.K. (2005) Frequency dependant prey selection of predacious water bugs on Armigeres subalbatus immatures. Journal of Vector Bourne Disease 42(1): 9-14.

·         Aditya, G., Bhattacharyya, S., Kundu, N., Kar, P.K. and Saha, G.K. (2007) Predatory efficiency of the sewage drain inhabiting larvae of Toxorhynchites splendens Wiedemann on Culex quinquefasciatus Say and Armigeres subalbatus (Coquillett) larvae. Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health 38(5): 799-807.

·         Som, M., Kundu, N., Bhattacharyya, S. and Homechaudhuri, S. (2009) Experimental evaluation of haemopoietic response in Labeo rohita Hamilton following acute copper toxicity. Journal of Toxicological and Environmental Chemistry 91(1): 87-98.

 

 

Ms. Satabdi Mitra M.Sc.

GL

Specialization in Cytogenetics and Molecular Biology

 

 

 

 

Mr. Ranjan Das M.Sc.

GL

Specialization in Fishery

 

 

 

Non-teaching staffs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Sk. Sirajul

  

Ongoing Research Projects : Principle investigators

 

Dr. Siddhartha Bhattacharya

·         UGC Major Research Project: “Survey and Surveillance of fresh water bivalves in West Bengal”.

·         UGC Minor Research Project: “Fresh water gastropods in West Bengal with special reference to their diversity”.

·         UGC Minor Research Project : “Biodiversity of Hogla cultivated wetland in West Bengal with special reference to their IUCN status”.

 

Dr. Debasish Pal

·        UGC Minor Research Project: “Study on biotic and abiotic components of Victoria Pond with special reference to ammensalism”.

Students obtained “First Class” in the final Exams

 

2013

2014

2015

B. Sc (H)

4

14

12

M. Sc

8

11

10

 

Faculties and Infrastructure for Post Graduate Students

Senior Visiting Faculty

Faculty

Dr. Kamalesh Mishra

Prof. Jayanta Kundu

Prof. Bidhan Patra

Prof. Madhusudan Ghosal

Prof. Tushar Ghara

Mrs. Priyanka Halder

Dr. Siddhartha Bhattacharya

Dr. Debasish Pal

Mr. Chandan Patra

Mr. Mintu Deyashi

Sk. Mahiuddin

Mr. Ranjan Das

Dr. Niloy Kundu

 

Infrastructure

Well equipped laboratory instruments for classroom and research works

·         Simple and Compound Binocular Microscopes

·         Microtome Machine

·         Autoclave

·         Cyclomixture

·         UV Spectrophotometer

·         Digital Colorimeter

·         Centrifuge Machine

·         BOD Incubator

·         Digital pH Meter

 

·         DNA and Protein Gel Apparatus

·         Refrigerated Centrifuge

·         UV Spectrophotometer

·         Digital Analytical Balance

·         Gel Rocker

·         -20°C Freezer

·         Double Distillation Unit

·         Laminar Flow/ Biosafety Cabinate

·         Trinocular and Phase-contrast Research Microscopes

 

 

Student’s Evaluation Process

·         Regular Class Test and Tutorials.

·         Special remedial classes.

·         Frequent Guardian’s meeting.

·         Project work of the Environmental science.

·         Biodiversity studies for B.Sc. (Hons.) and M.Sc. students in different eco-zones.

·         Annual organization of Quiz contest, Debate competition, Re-union, Seminars, etc.

·         Publications of wall magazine.

 

Seminars, Workshops and Lectures

·         Seminars organized:

a.      Organization of State Level UGC sponsored seminar.

b.      Organization of Departmental Seminars by invited eminent resource persons.


·         Workshop organized:

Organization of State Level UGC sponsored workshop.


Biodiversity Study

Extension Activity

·         Local field works through Biodiversity Research Centre of Department of Zoology.

·         Nature awareness for environmental protection through Social Service Scheme.

·         Availability of “National Geography” magazine from department’s library.

 

Excursions


Future Plans

·         Career counseling for out-going student.

·         Advancement of Bio-tech laboratory (BOOST) approved by Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of West Bengal.

·         Accomplishment of more Major and Minor research project and implementation of “Action Plan” coming out from the project.