Department of Zoology

About the Department

The department of Zoology of Basirhat College was established in 1980. In 1996 the Zoology Honours Course was introduced after 16 years of establishment of the department under the affiliation of University of Calcutta. From 2010 onwards the college as well as the department is affiliated under West Bengal State University, Barasat.

The department has well-built infrastructure with laboratories, class rooms and a departmental library. The laboratories are well-equipped with all its requirements. The Department regularly organizes fieldtrip to the places of zoological interest and encourages students in various zoological projects like biodiversity study and behaviour study.


Chinmoy Ghosh department of Zoology

Chinmoy Ghosh, Assistant Professor, M.Sc.,

Prof. Ghosh joined the Department of Zoology on 01.08.2008. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degree from the University of Kalyani with specialisation on Cell Biology. He is a life member of Zoological Society of Kolkata. Read More..

Damayanti Bakra department of Zoology

Damayanti Bakra, HOD, Assistant Professor, M. Sc.,

Prof. Damayanti Bakra joined the Department of Zoology on 30th April, 2010. She received her M.Sc. degree from the University of Calcutta with specialisation on Entomology. She has completed a UGC sponsored Minor Research Project in the year 2015. Now she is pursuing her Ph.D. under the guidance of Dr. Shilanjan Bhattacharya of WBSU. Read More..

Shuvoraj Paul department of Zoology

Subharaj Paul, Part Time Teacher, M. Sc.,

Prof. Paul joined the department of zoology on 04.11.2009. He also served as a guest lecturer in Bkc college and Victoria girls college. He completed his msc degree from calcutta university in the year 2007. His area of interest is ethology and endocrinology. Read More..

Dr. Raju Sahu department of Zoology

Dr. Raju Sahu, Guest Lecturer, M.Sc., Ph.D.,

Dr. Sahu obtained his Master’s degree with specialization in fish biology from Visva-Bharati. He has also pursued B.Ed. degree from the University of Calcutta. He studied the biochemistry of vitellogenin (yolk precursor protein) protein from fish during his doctoral research at the laboratory of Prof. Panchanan Nath, Dept. of Zoology, Visva-Bharati, India in the year 2006. He has studied bacteremia in cirrhotic patient as an ICMR SRF in the Dept. of Gastro Enterology, IPGME & R, Kolkata in collaboration with Molecular Microbiology Laboratory, NICED, Kolkata. He studied the mutation of p63 gene causing AEC syndrome during his Post Doctoral Research, at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine, Philadelphia, USA.Read More..

Sourav Maitra department of Zoology

Sourav Maitra, Guest Lecturer, M.Sc.,

Sourav Maitra is serving this department as Guest Lecturer since 2012. He is also attached with Gobardanga Hindu College as Guest Lecturer. He has completed his M.Sc. from RBC College with specialisation on Genetics. Read More..

Kumkum Kar department of Zoology

Kumkum Kar, Guest Lecturer, M.Sc.,

Prof. Kar is serving this department as Guest Lecturer since 2014. Read More..

Kaustav Chakraborty department of Zoology

Kaustav Chakraborty, Guest Lecturer, M.Sc.,

Kaustav Chakraborty has joined the Department of Zoology on 1st September, 2017. He received his M.Sc. degree from the University of Calcutta with specialization on 'Parasitology & Immunology'. He has qualified CSIR-UGC NET on December, 2011 and awarded as JRF-UGC. He is pursuing his Ph.D. under the guidance of Prof. Arindam Bhattacharyya of CU. His research topic is based on 'Role of Dendritic cells (DCs) and DC-T cell interaction in Pulmonary Fibrosis'. His area of interest is Immunology, Parasitology, Cell & Molecular Biology. Read More..