Vijaygarh jyotish ray college

Affiliated Under University of Calcutta. Registered under 2f & 12B of UGC Act Under Graduate with Post Graduate Courses, Re-Accredited by NAAC (2nd Cycle) (Grade - B+); Funded by RUSA; DBT-BOOST, Ranked in NIRF, AISHE

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About the Department

HISTORY AND PRESENT STATUS

About Department

Department of Zoology, Vijaygarh Jyotish Ray College started its journey in the year 1980 with a General course in Zoology under the affiliation of University of Calcutta. Honors course was introduced in the year 1998 with two Assistant Professors, two Laboratory assistant, one Graduate level Laboratory Instructor and with 15 student intake capacity. First Class was awarded in the year 2001. After that we got a rank in University in the year 2002. After 25 years of its persistent and sincere efforts, currently the Department is running in full swing with the dynamic effort of 6 faculty members and 1 GLI and 2 laboratory Assistants, with 40 student intake capacity at Honours level.                                                                                                                       

 Initially the Department followed 2+1 system, then 1+1+1 system from 2010. CBCS system was introduced in 2018.

 The Department sincerely follows the curriculum for Zoology (Honours and General course) laid by its affiliating University, University of Calcutta, where the faculty members explore every scope to give a wholesome idea about classical as well as modern and advanced aspects of Zoological Sciences. Students are taught about Animal kingdom, Chordate and Non-Chordate Biology in relation to their Taxonomy, Eco-biology and conservation. Students are also taught about different aspects of Biochemistry, Parasitology and Immunology, Molecular and Cell biology, Endocrinology, Ecology and Ethology. Along with this, students attend several Discipline specific elective courses such as Fish and Fisheries, Animal Cell Biotechnology;  and skill enhancement courses like Aquarium Fish keeping , Apiculture, Medical Diagnosis . 

The department has three well equipped laboratories and an Instrument Room with instruments like UV spectrophotometer, Colorimeter, Microscopes, refrigerated centrifuge, centrifuges, autoclave,  oven,  colorimeter, electrophoresis kits, pH meter, digital balance, etc. and the necessary infrastructure to meet the academic demands of the students. The department also has a well stocked museum with innumerable animal specimens, slides, illustrative charts, etc. The Department boasts of a very well-stocked library and net-enabled computer for students' use.

The Department provides a conducive atmosphere for all round development and the overall personality development of the students and prepares them to excel in academics and extra-curricular activities as well as molding them into goods citizens. To make the students aware of ecological and environment issues, the department organizes a zoological excursion every year and regular field trips in which students are accompanied by teaching and non teaching staff. The faculty members also actively take part in various seminars, symposia, etc. to keep themselves afresh with newer trends in Biology. Our alumni are presently well placed in the different walks of the life in India and abroad.

Our vision is to create an academic milieu that nurtures, motivates and inspires,excellence in mind of the students in biological sciences especially in Zoology along with concern for society and environment. Our mission is To impart theoretical and practical training in advanced areas of Zoology and to contribute towards cognizance through hands on experiences which encourages creativity, insight development and a passion for life scape.

The Department sincerely follows the curriculum for Zoology (Honours and General course) laid by its affiliating University, University of Calcutta, where the faculty members explore every scope to give a wholesome idea about classical as well as modern and advanced aspects of Zoological Sciences. Students are taught about Animal kingdom, Chordate and Non-Chordate Biology in relation to their Taxonomy, Eco-biology and conservation. Students are also taught about different aspects of Biochemistry, Parasitology and Immunology, Molecular and Cell biology, Endocrinology, Ecology and Ethology. Along with this, students attend several Discipline specific elective courses such as Fish and Fisheries, Animal Cell Biotechnology;  and skill enhancement courses like Aquarium Fish keeping , Apiculture, Medical Diagnosis . 

The department has three well equipped laboratories and an Instrument Room with instruments like UV spectrophotometer, Colorimeter, Microscopes, refrigerated centrifuge, centrifuges, autoclave,  oven,  colorimeter, electrophoresis kits, pH meter, digital balance, etc. and the necessary infrastructure to meet the academic demands of the students. The department also has a well stocked museum with innumerable animal specimens, slides, illustrative charts, etc. The Department boasts of a very well-stocked library and net-enabled computer for students' use.

The Department provides a conducive atmosphere for all round development and the overall personality development of the students and prepares them to excel in academics and extra-curricular activities as well as molding them into goods citizens. To make the students aware of ecological and environment issues, the department organizes a zoological excursion every year and regular field trips in which students are accompanied by teaching and non teaching staff. The faculty members also actively take part in various seminars, symposia, etc. to keep themselves afresh with newer trends in Biology. Our alumni are presently well placed in the different walks of the life in India and abroad.

Our vision is to create an academic milieu that nurtures, motivates and inspires,excellence in mind of the students in biological sciences especially in Zoology along with concern for society and environment. Our mission is To impart theoretical and practical training in advanced areas of Zoology and to contribute towards cognizance through hands on experiences which encourages creativity, insight development and a passion for life scape.

FACULTY

Dr. Pinakiranjan Chakraborty
Dr. Sudeshna Ghoshal
Smt. Ipsita Maity
Smt. Aditi Ghosh
Miss Ranita Bhattacharya
Smt. Munmun Chatterjee
Smt. Mousumi Ghosh