GOVERNMENT OF WEST BENGAL

DURGAPUR GOVERNMENT COLLEGE

Jawaharlal Nehru Avenue, Durgapur - 713214, Paschim Bardhaman, West Bengal, India

Affiliated to Kazi Nazrul University , Asansol

 
 
DST-FIST Sponsored & NAAC Accredited College with B++ grade in 2007 (1st cycle) with UGC 12(B) and 2(f) status

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WELCOME TO DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION BIOLOGY

 

 

 

 

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

 

Faculty :

WBES:

Dr. Moitreyee Banerjee Chakrabarty,

Assistant Professor,

 Head of the Department

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PTT

    Dr. Aloke Kumar Mukherjee

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   Sanghamitra Sanyal

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Resources:

 

Departmental Library

We have in total 444 books of which 62 are text books and rest are reference books from around the world

Class rooms with ICT facility

02 (One of them shared with Seminar Room of PG Building)

Laboratory and Instruments Facilities

03 (one shared with central facility unit); we have several instruments like spectrophotometer, colorimeter, mini centrifuge, ph meter, BOD unit, Camera microscope, other light and compound microscope and other equipments that are essential for field collection of live samples

Other Facilities

Computer Desktop (01) and laptop (01) with internet connection

 

Activities:

a. Exhibitions: 

Session

Date

Theme/Focus Area

2012-13

10-12 October, 2012

‘Environmental Pollution and Awareness about Snakes’

2014-15

12-13 December, 2014

 

2015-16

17-18 December, 2015

‘Human-animal Conflict’

2016-17

2-3 January, 2017

‘Urban Farming and Save Water’

 

 

 

 

 

 

N.B. Rounak Ghosh, PG (Fourth Semester) secured first position in the poster presentation on “Human- Animal Conflict” in the annual exhibition 2015-2016.

b. Seminars/Workshops:

 

Sl No

Year

Name of Workshop/Seminar/Conference attended by students

Name of Students

1

2010

19th West Bengal State Science and Technoloy Congress

Sohini Das Biswas- oral presentation

2

2011

Climate Change: A dagger in disguise affectinf biodiversity

Sohini Das Biswas

3

2011

International Conference on Biodiversity & Aquatic Toxicolog

Mayukh Mukherjee secures first prize for oral presentation

4

2014

Center for Biodiversity & Conservation of Natural Resources

DrAparajita Mukherjee secures first prize for best oral presentation

5

2013

Hands on Workshop in "Bioinformatics, Computer Aided Drug Designing and its Application in Real Time."

Amit Kumar Dey and Koushik Bhattacharya

6

2013

Field Training Programme on Identification of common plants

Koushik Bhattacharya

7

2014

Short-Term Training Program on Instrumental Application and Chemical Analysis For Environmental Samples.

Santanu Gupta, Aparajita Mukherjee, Debolina Ghosh, Amit umarDey and Koushik Bhattacharya

8

2015

National Seminar on Higher Education: What India Needs?

Amit Kumar Dey

9

2015

3rd School in Herpetology- Phase II

Amit Kumar Dey

10

2016

Quality Standadisation in Air and Water including detection of Histotechnological Parameters

RajkumariChattaraj and PoulamiSantra

11

2016

From Molecules to Ecosystem: A Zoological Perspective

RajkumariChattaraj

 

c. Educational Tours/Fieldwork:

Sl No

Place of Visit

Year

Local Field trips

1.

Lava, lolegaon, Darjeeling, Sundarban

2010

Students perform local field trip of one day on regular basis near Durgapur Barrage, Amarabati and City centre wetland, Pardaha Grassland etc.

2.

Ranthambore

2011

3.

Kanha National Park

2012

4.

Duars (Buxa Tiger Reserve and Rasikbeel)

2013

5.

-do-

2014

6.

-do-

2015

7.

Digha, Sankarpur, Tajpur

2016

 

 

d. Orientation Seminar: Nil

e. Awareness Programs:

  1. Students have participated in UGC-COP sponsored course on wild life census technique in 2009-2011 in Durgapur Government Coll

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