GOVERNMENT OF WEST BENGAL
DURGAPUR GOVERNMENT COLLEGE
Jawaharlal Nehru Avenue, Durgapur - 713214, Paschim Bardhaman, West Bengal, India
NAAC Accredited College with B++ grade in 2007 (first cycle) with UGC 12(b) and 2(f) status
DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION BIOLOGY
The PostgraduateDepartmentofConservation Biology at Durgapur Government College under University of Burdwan was started in the year 2007 to impart training in the field of conservation science and to further the cause of wildlife conservation in India and elsewhere. This programme is serving as a “model programme” to train conservation biologists in India. The course has now shifted to KaziNazrul University from the year 2015. Pass out students have got involved in organizations of International repute including IISc, SACCON and BNHS. This course is providing an in-depth look at the concepts and issues surrounding the conservation wild flora and fauna and thus is taking active part in sustainable development of our country. Students who have successfully completed the course have qualified in National level eligibility tests like GATE and NET and four students have already got PhD degree from the University of Burdwan and one is registered for Dr. D. S. Kothary Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship at Jadavpur University while two others are working as SRF under DST project, West Bengal. One student is acting as INSPIRE faculty in SACCON. More than 10 others are presently doing their doctoral research in several national institutions. Apart from this students have been absorbed in Governmental jobs like West Bengal Forest service and several other NGOs’ and serving for sustainable development conserving biodiversity.
Courses offered: Postgraduate
MSc (2-year) in Conservation Biologyunder Kazi Nazrul University
N.B. Rounak Ghosh, PG (Fourth Semester) secured first position in the poster presentation on “Human- Animal Conflict” in the annual exhibition 2015-2016.
c. Educational Tours/Fieldwork:
d. Orientation Seminar: Nil
e. Awareness Programs:
2. A debate entitled “Biodiversity is not essential for sustainable development” organized on occasion of International Biodiversity Day at Durgapur Govt. College, May 2015.
3. Students participated in UNEP organised program called World Environment Day in 2015