Estd. : 1881
City College
A Unit of Brahmo Samaj Education Society
NAAC Accredited Degree College. Affiliated to University of Calcutta
Calcutta University

Department - Physiology

The department of Physiology of City College, Kolkata is the second oldest department under the University of Calcutta achieving the glory of running B.Sc., Honours course successfully in West Bengal, India. It was started from the session 1964-65, although the subject Physiology was taught as a general (pass) subject before this time.

At present the department has six fulltime faculties holding the positions of Associate Professor and four par-time faculties. There are three full-time and one casual laboratory assistants.

Every year, 45 students get the opportunity for studying three-year Physiology Honours degree course and more than 100 students get admission for general course with the Physiology as one of the subsidiary subjects. The overall performance of our students is excellent.

At present the department has separate laboratories for both Honours and general students. There are laboratories like Histology, Biochemistry and Experimental Physiology. Experiments are done on both human and animal subjects. There are separate computer room, seminar library, seminar room and a small conference room. Beside tight schedule of holding theoretical and practical classes the department performs several activities like :
  • Annual prize distribution ceremony of the department and scientific lecture in the memory of Dr. J. N. Mukherjee, founder and ex-Head of the department of Physiology. Dr. J. N. Mukherjee memorial award (a silver medal) is conferred to the student of Physiology honours securing highest marks in his/her honours subject in final examination. For this purpose a fund was created by the faculties of the department. The memorial lecture is delivered by an eminent scientist mostly an ex-student of the department.
  • Publication of quarterly wall magazine, Neo-Physiologist, which reflects the current trends in physiology as well as the thinking of our students.
  • An educational excursion and project work for thefinal year honours students.
  • Regular parent-teacher meeting for evaluating the progress of the student.
  • Departmental seminar and class test.
  • Regular interaction with our ex-students, who have earned international reputation in the scientific arena. Recently, two of our ex-students, Br. Birendranath Mullick of J.N.U., New Delhi and Dr.Bhaskar Saha, National Centre for Cell Science, Pune got the S.S. Bhatnagar Award.
  • Ongoing research project is being conducted by the departmental teachers, funded by the U.G.C.


Sl. No. Name Designation Specialization E-mail Contact
1. Dr. Tapan Kr. Ghosh
(Head of the Department)
Associate Professor Biophysics and Neurophysiology 9231864656
2. Dr. Arnab Chaudhuri Associate Professor Biochemistry 033 23202168
3. Dr. Swades De Associate Professor Endocrinology 9231524694
4. Dr. Rupanjan Mukhopadhyay Assistant Professor Immunology & Microbiology 9734960670
5. Dr. Pallab Sarkar Assistant Professor Sports & Exercise Physiology 9836331051
6. Sri Abhijit Dutta Part Time Teacher
(Govt. Approved)
Endocrinology & Reproductive Physiology 9831393983
7. Dr. Maitrayee Chakraborti Part Time Teacher
(Govt. Approved)
Immunology & Microbiology -- 9432315031
8. Dr. Sagarika Mukhopadhyay Part Time Teacher
(Govt. Approved)
(Food & Nutrition) 9831940702
9. Smt. Anurupa Sen Part Time Teacher
(Govt. Approved)
Sports Physiology 9830180692
10. Dr. Biswajit Saha Guest Lecturer Immunology & Microbiology 9432347505
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