Estd. : 1881
City College
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NAAC Accredited Degree College. Affiliated to University of Calcutta
Calcutta University

Department - Zoology

The Department of Zoology is one of the oldest Department of City College. It was established in the year 1939. The Zoology Department being one of the pioneer departments in science started its journey way back in 1939 as Bioscience Department with Prof. Hemendra Chandra Mukherjee as Head of the Department. In 1956, the Bioscience Department took a giant leap in starting Zoology Honours course with Dr. N. M. Bose as Head of the Department. At that time the faculty was very much enriched with aggregation of excellent teaching and non-teaching staff. The tradition is still continuing. Apart from teaching in the under-graduate course, the teachers are also involved in Post graduate teaching in different Post graduate colleges.

Many teachers in the department have published reputed undergraduate text books. They are regularly participating in Education Media Research Center. The department is actively involved in organizing Exhibition, Seminar and Environmental Awareness Programmes. The department organizes seminar for students every year where each student is to deliver lectures on their respective topics.

N. M. Basu Memorial Award :

Department encourages students by awarding 'N. M. Basu Memorial Merit Award' in the form of certificate and cash prize since 2012, for securing highest marks in Zoology Honours of Calcutta University from this college. The first recipient of the award is Sri Satadal Adhikary, who stood second in University of Calcutta in Zoology Honours.


All modern sophisticated instruments are provided to students for various laboratory works. In the laboratory students are supported and guided by finely tuned efficient laboratory staffs.

Teachers are always available for the students for their personal problem, carrier advancement and proper guidance.

Students of Zoology department are provided and exposed to all sort of facilities like teaching, counseling, seminar library, increasing their writing skills through writing of wall magazine, field report and class tests etc. Information is provided to the students regarding recent developments in Biology, relevant jobs, Training programmes etc. The department each year sends students for various training conducted by ZSI and other Institutes of national level.

Student’s Assessment :

Class tests are taken from time to time after finishing the topic and even guardians are also asked to meet the teachers whenever necessary. Periodic parent-teachers interaction held.

Seminar Library :

The department possesses a rich Seminar Library with well displayed books, and journals. Computers, Over-head Projector and Slide Projector are used for teaching in the classes. Audio-visual demonstrations form an important aspect of teaching methodology.

Museum :

Departmental Museum is very much enriched with a number of rare and costly specimens and a number of skeletons, charts models as well and perfectly illuminated exhibits.

Extension Activities :

Departmental Museum is very much enriched with a number of rare and costly specimens and a number of skeletons, charts models as well and perfectly illuminated exhibits.
  • Educational Excursion :

    Each year excursions for honours and general students are conducted by the departmental teachers to various parts of the country to supplement their syllabus oriented knowledge.
  • Wall Magazine :

    The students of this department publish a wall magazine “ZOO ZOOM” with the support of teachers.
  • Students Seminar :

    The department organizes regular seminar for microteaching-interaction with honours Students. The students generally speak on syllabus related topics within a given duration followed by questionnaire.

Achievements of Students :

The Zoology department being one of the best departments of City College has a high academic excellence both among teachers and students. Bulk of our students have been well placed in various spheres and have curved a name of their own.

Research Activities and Publication :

Faculties of this Department regularly carried out Major and Minor Research Projects funded by UGC and other funding agencies. The Major Research Project also includes Research Scholars. Good NET qualified PG students are selected for scholarship. As an outcome of these activities, several research papers have been published in different International Journals. Two books have been written by its faculties also.


Awards / Recognitions received by Faculty and Students
Sl. No. Name Award / Recognition Organization
1 Sri Satadal Adhikary
N. M. Basu Memorial Merit Award (2012) City College,
Zoology Department
2 Sri Arghya Laha
N. M. Basu Memorial Merit Award (2013) City College,
Zoology Department
3 Smt. Mohana Chakraborty
N. M. Basu Memorial Merit Award (2014) City College,
Zoology Department
4 Sri. Sagnik Sarkar
N. M. Basu Memorial Merit Award (2015) City College,
Zoology Department
5 Sri. Aditya Banerjee 2nd Prize for essay writing at Wildlife Awareness Rally held at Kolkata during October, 2015 Anubhab
A Non-Government Organization
6 Sri. Aditya Banerjee,
Smt. Ranita Biswas,
Smt. Shubhanwita Basak,
Smt. Piyali Roychowdhury
3rd Prize for poster presentation at Wildlife Awareness Rally held at Kolkata during October, 2015 Anubhab
A Non-Government Organization
7 Dr. Pratip Chakraborty
(Scholar Teacher)
DST - Young Scientist (2015) Department of Science and Technology,
Govt. of India
VIFRA - Young Scientist (2015) University of Chennai,
6 Dr. Arkadeep Mitra
(Assistant Professor)
Prof. A. S. Mukherjee Memorial Award Zoological Society,
1st Prize for Best Presentation at ‘IPCON-2011’, New Delhi, April 2011 Proteomics Society of India
1st Prize for Best Presentation at ‘CRCAIIMS-2012’, New Delhi, February 2012 AIIMS,
New Delhi, India

Some of Eminent Academicians and Scientists visited the Department
Sl. No. Name Position Organization
1 Mr. Abdul Goni Professor,
Natural Disaster Management (NDM)
Ex-Officio Joint Secretary to The
Government of West Bengal
2 Dr. Saiful Anam Mir Post Doctoral Research Fellow Nephrology & Hypertension Unit,
School of Medicine,
University of California,
San Diego, USA
3. Professor Subir Das Gupta Professor Maulana Azad College
4. Mr. Subrata Pal Chowdhury Conservator Department of Forest,
Government of West Bengal
*** All of them are our alumni

Faculties involved in Research activities with UGC funded Major Research Projects
Sl. No. Name Position
1 Dr. Korak Kanti Chaki Associate Professor and Head
Department of Zoology
2 Dr. Supriti Sarkar Associate Professor
Department of Zoology
Zoology Department possesses a well equipped Research Laboratory for research activities of teachers, scholars and students

  • Details of Infrastructural facilities
    • Seminar Library with more than 500 exclusive books.
    • Internet facilities for Staff & Students is available.
    • Class rooms with ICT facility.
    • Well equipped Laboratories.
  • A good number of students receiving financial assistance from college, university, government or other agencies, like ‘Kanyasree, Inspire, etc.’
  • Special lectures/workshops/seminars are arranged with external experts.
  • Participation in Institutional Social Responsibility (ISR) and Extension activities like, Wildlife Awareness Rally held at Kolkata, various quiz competition, debate competition, etc.
  • Students are taking to various environmental programmes for awareness in their life style. Some instances are given below.

Some moments of various programmes organised by - DEPARTMENTS OF ZOOLOGY, CITY COLLEGE


Sl. No. Name Designation Specialization E-mail Contact
Teaching Members (as on August 2017)
1 Dr. Korak Kanti Chaki Head & Associate Professor Animal Physiology & Biochemistry 9831168354
2 Dr. (Ms.) Supriti Sarkar Associate Professor Endocrinology 9433618609
3 Dr. Debasish Karmakar Assistant Professor Fisheries & Aquaculture 9830304095
4 Dr. Arkadeep Mitra Assistant Professor Cytogenetics & Molecular Biology 9903513989
5 Dr. Krishnendu Das Assistant Professor Neurobiology 9674769528
6 Dr. Maharaj Biswas Assistant Professor Endocrinology & Reproductive Physiology 8100635938
7 Dr. Sudipta Patra Part Time Teacher
(Govt. Approved)
Cell & Molecular Biology 9830331702
8 Dr. Indranil Roy Part Time Teacher
(Govt. Approved)
Cell & Molecular Biology 9830229135
9 Smt. Dona Banerjee Part Time Teacher
(Govt. Approved)
Cytogenetics & Molecular Biology 9874491532
10 Sri Soumen Roy Guest Teacher Anatomy 9038262695
Non-Teaching Members (as on August 2017)
1 Sri Rajpat Ram Laboratory Assistant -- -- 9831143280
2 Sri Pintu Hazra Laboratory Assistant -- -- 9674014546
3 Sri Aswini Humar Gore Laboratory Assistant -- -- 9883864474
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