NAME OF THE DEPARTMENT::ZOOLOGY

YEAR OF ESTABLISHMENT::1985

Our department namely “Department of Zoology,” in Morigaon College, was established in the year 1985 as a pioneer center of teaching in Zoology, LifeScience, Physiology, Biochemistry, Ecology, FisheryBiology, Taxonomy, Immunology, Toxicology, IFF in Assam and North Eastern Region of India. The department has a glorious tradition of quality education contributing significantly to the human resource development and catering to the manpower need of various Aquaculture, Pisciculture, Sericulture and Forestry, operating in the state. The department has a total area of 3200 sq. ft. floor area housing three (3) laboratories cum classrooms, one (1) museum besides teacher’s sitting room. The department has strength of five (5) faculty members. Two have completed their Ph.D, two got M.Phil Degree and one has got certificate for final registration of Doctoral Degree. The faculty members keep engaged themselves in various research activities in the field of toxicology, fishery biology, biochemistry, physiology and ecology. A good number of research papers published in various national and international journals.

From the vary year of opening of the major course in 2000 thirty one (31) students have secured first class till 2011 with a good number of students in second class. Especially in the year 2003-04 one student acquired 1stclass 3rdposition with distinction and in 2005-06 two students acquired 1stclass 1stand 1stclass 2ndposition with distinction in TDC final examination conducted by Gauhati University.

1) TEACHING STAFF OF THE DEPARTMENT:

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Dr. Kamal Chandra Bhuyan
Associate Professor; M.Sc., Ph.D.(G.U.),B.Ed
Dr. Bodheswar Kalita
Associate Professor M.Sc., Ph.D.(G.U.)
Dr. Dhananjay Kusre
Associate Professor and HOD M.Sc., M.Phil, Ph.D.(G.U.)
Abdul Quium Osmani
Associate Professor M.Sc., M.Phil, B.Ed.

2) DEPARTMRNT AND CURRICULUM:

With the experience gained from 24 years of teaching and keeping in view the needs and demands of a changed scenario in academic world, the academic progress of the department has been overhauled as per UGC guidelines since 1985 and accordingly a new syllabus and curriculum for TDC is prepared with inclusion of new topics like Molecular Biology, Taxonomy, Animal Behavior, Genetic Engineering, Immunology, Bioenergetics, Communication Biology, Social Biology, Wild life Management and Conservation, Economic zoology, Toxicology, Physiology, Biochemistry etc. A newly introduced UGC assisted vocational course (UG) on Industrial Fish and Fisheries and Two Years PG diploma course on Biomass and Biogas Technology have been going on in the department under the guidance of Zoology department.

3) POST GRADUATE COURSE:

The department has planed to start post graduate course for which it needs sophisticated instruments beside the existing one to meet the demand of the syllabus and for research activities of the faculty members and students. A newly introduced two years PG Diploma Course on Biomass and Biogas Technology has been running fruitfully in the college under the guidance of Zoology Department since August/2009.

4) FACILITIES AND ASSETS OF THE DEPARTMENT:

The department has a rich collection of Fishes, Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds, Porifera, Coelenterate, Arthropods, Mollusca, etc., from almost all the geographically diversified areas of North-Eastern Region of India. It is also having a modest sitting cum library room with 450 books [arranged in 5(five) bookshelves, 50 journals and some departmental collections/publications, three (3) well equipped laboratories, one museum, one class room for biomass and biogas technology and industrial fish and fisheries besides computer facilities.

5) EXAMINATION PROCEDURE:

The system is divided into four (4) Steps

a. Unit/Class Test.

b. Annual Examination.

c. Pre-final Examination.

d. Final Examination.

Unit test is conducted at the class room in the presence of class teacher and the record is recorded in the departmental record book. Annual and pre-final examination is conducted by the college authority after the completion of 50% and 90% of the syllabus respectively. Final examination is also conducted by the college authority under the guideline of Controller of examinations, Gauhati University, Assam.

6) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE:

Being a State/ UGC funded college, the developmental activities of the department of Zoology is largely or basically dependent on the college authority or on the financial commitment of the Government of Assam or on the UGC. Some extramural income from the fish pond and animal house received time to time, which helps the department to a few.

7) EXCURSION/FIELDWORK FOR THE STUDENTS:

We are grateful to the college authority for their kind permission to arrange excursion/fieldwork in every year which is a part of the curriculum. The main aim of the excursion/fieldwork is to study the conservation, distribution, ecological status, taxonomy, pollution status, wetland ecosystem, wasteland ecosystem and behaviors of animals and plants especially in North Eastern Region of India in particular and in India in general. Besides, visit to a well equipped laboratory inside India is also a part of this educational tour.

8) EXHIBITION/GROUP DISCUSSION/ SEMINAR/POPULAR TALK AMONG STUDENTS:

It is a known fact that unawareness of science or scientific knowledge in backward areas in our locality causes superstition problems. To solve this problem among the society or among the students our department is arranging an exhibition, group discussion, seminar, popular talk, every year in some predetermined specific areas of science. The teachers and students take part in every program of the department. Besides, the teachers and students are performing in determination of blood group, hemoglobin content, RBC content, WBC content, or exhibiting science models or exhibiting different marine and freshwater species of animals sincerely as a result of which people or students of the region are benefited greatly by these programs.

9) BIRDS WATCHING CAMP:

We are grateful to the college authority for promoting the birds watching camp from the college every year and as such we the department of zoology can run the program successfully since 2000. Under this program we often visit the important national park, sanctuary, wetland, zoo, etc. where migratory or resident birds are available. To make this camp successful the teaching staff and students from all the classes are trying utmost and make them understand what birds watching camp is.

10) PASSED PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS FROM 2002 -2011 (Dept. of Zoology):

         BBT 

 2009 

 2010 

 2011 

 2012 

 2013 

 2014 

P.G.D.1st Year

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

P.G.D.2ndYear

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

11) UNIVERSITY RANKS OF THE DEPT. (2003 to 2011):

 SESSION 

 FIRST CLASS 

 SECOND CLASS 

 GENERAL 

2003-04

01

06

18

2004-05

01

09

16

2005-06

02

07

15

2006-07

03

06

16

2007-08

03

04

11

2008-09

02

03

10

2009-10

07

04

07

2010-11

02

08

12) SESSION OF RESULT, STUDENT’S NAME, RANK, UNIVERSITY:

 SESSION 

 NAME OF STUDENT 

 RANK 

 UNIVERSITY 

2003-04

Sri Trailokiya Nath

1st class 17th

GU

2004-05

Miss Anjuma Yasmin

1st class 3rd (D)

GU

2005-06

Sri Pranab Kr. Das

Sri Bhupen ch Nath

1st class 27th

1st class 37th

GU

2006-07

Miss Bhagyashree Mahanta

Sri Sekharjyoti Mahanta

Sri Pranab Kr. Nath

1st class 1st (D)

1st class 2nd (D)

1st class 15th

GU

2007-08

Miss Joykrishna Devi

Miss Sehnaz Akhtara

Miss Ranu Medhi

1st class 36th

1st class 36th

1st class 39th

GU

2008-09

Miss Puspanjali Kalita

Farhana Nizam

1st class 19th

1st class 45th

GU

2009-10

Miss Nilakshi Gohain

Miss Rashmi Chauhan

Zeeher Abbas

Sri Dipankar Pathak

Sri Bedmul Sarma

Miss Sangita Deka

Sri Dhanjit Chauhan

1st class 9th(D)

1st class 23rd(D)

1st class 44th

1st class 53rd

1st class 54th

1st class67th

1st class70th

GU

2010-11

Dibya Jt. Pator

Dibya Jt. Pator

Kapil Dekadoloi

Bikash Deka

1st class 52nd

1st class 55th

1st class 58th

1st class 60th

GU

2011-12

Ganga Bordoloi

Bhagyashree Borar

Gitamoni Devi

Lakhyajyoti Nath

Pammy Saikia

Priyankush jyoti Bora

Bappi Dutta

Manjit Saikia

1st class 27th(D)

1st class 32nd

1st class 41st(D)

1st class 63rd

1st class 65th

1st class 71st

1st class 77th

1st class 103rd

GU

2012-13

Himadri Hazarika

1st class

GU

2013-14

Junmoni Patar

Wasima Rahman

Tulika Handiqui

Rijuwana Ahmed

1st class

1st class

1st class

1st class

GU

2012-13

Himadri Hazarika

1st class

GU

2014-15

Arlina Rahman

Smrita Khataniar

Swapnali Deka

Mridul Bordoloi

Nilutpal Nath

Farrid Ahmed

Kakali Bordoloi

Karishma Raja

1st class

1st class

1st class

1st class

1st class

1st class

1st class

1st class

GU

13) JOURNALS SUBSCRIBED BY THE DEPARTMENT:

i) Journal of Ecobiology.

ii) Journal of Eco-toxicology & Environmental monitoring.

iii) Journal of Assam Science Society (JASS).

iv) Science Reporter.

v) Mist Net.

VI) Bignan Jeuti

15) FACILIY OF THE DEPARTMENT :

 Sl. No. 

 Facility 

 Quantity 

1.

Books in the departmental library

473

2.

Journals/periodicals subscribed by the department

04/02

3.

Computer in the department

01

5.

Class rooms/laboratories in the department

04/03