Govt. of West Bengal
Bethune College
Bethune College

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Dr. Rahul Kumar Datta

General Information
Department Zoology
Designation Associate Professor
Qualification M.Sc.(Zoology), University of Calcutta (1997)
Ph.D.(Zoology), Vidyasagar University (2009)
Specialization Fisheries and Ecology
Email dattarahulkumar@gmail.com

Teaching Experience

14 years of undergraduate and 10 years post graduate teaching experience.

Colleges Served

  • Bidhannagar College, Kolkata December 2001 to December 2008
  • ABN Seal College, Cooch Behar December 2008 to April2013
  • Bethune College, Kolkata April 2013 to till date

Awards

  • National Scholarship -1990 (for Madhyamik Pariksha), 1995 (for B.Sc. Honours)
  • Shoroshibala Chaudhuri Memorial Scholarship for B.Sc. Honours in Zoology, 1995

Research

Ongoing Project

  • Study of fish diversity of Cooch Behar and its surrounding- MRP, sponsored by UGC.

Presented papers and attended/acted as coordinator/convener at several seminars and workshops

  • Presented poster at Recent Advances in Life Science in the light of Chemistry at Bethune College in collaboration with Royal Society of Chemistry (9.11.2016) :
  • Presented poster in Biodiversity: Exploration, Exploitation, Conservation & Management-vision & mission- at Barasat Govt. College in collaboration with the Zoological Society, Kolkata (19.11.2016-20.11.2016):
  • Values of Field studies in building Biodiversity Perception: Teaching beyond classroom, State level Seminar, Dept. of Zoology, Chandernagore College, Hooghly (September, 2014)
  • Recent Advances in Animal Research, Lecture workshop of Science Academy, Dept. of Zoology, Bethune college, Kolkata (September, 2013)
  • Biodiversity & sustainability vis-a-vis Economic development in the Northern parts of West Bengal, National Seminar, Dept. of Botany, Raiganj Surendranath Mahavidyalaya, Raiganj, Uttar Dinajpur (August, 2012)
  • Trends in biodiversity & bioresource management, State level Seminar, Dept. of Zoology, ABN Seal College, Coochbehar (November, 2010)
  • Regional workshop on Bioinformatics, Workshop, Dept. of Zoology, ABN Seal College, Coochbehar (March, 2010)
  • Science Since Linnaeus, National Seminar, Bidhannagar college, Kolkata (March 2008)

Supervised PG Reviews/Dissertations in the colleges served.

Publications

Published research papers and reviews

  • Datta R.K. (2016) Evolution of Innate Immune system from invertebrates to vertebrates. Evolution of Innate Immune system from invertebrates to vertebrates Evolution of Innate Immune system from invertebrates to vertebrates
  • Datta, R.K. and Mandal, D.R., 2004. Global warming, climate change and aftermath-
    Procedings: Impact of Civilization on Environment. Published by Jhargram Raj
    College, Jhargram, Paschim Medinipur. 86-88
  • Datta, R.K., Sengupta, M., Das, P., Patra, B. and Mandal, D.R., 2008. A simple device for sampling of Benthic fauna in shallow water body: Zoological Research in Human Welfare (49) : 467-472
  • Mukherjee, A., Datta, R. K., Sharma, M., Sengupta, M., Das, P., Chatterjee, R., Sikdar, S.,
    Biswas, T. and Mandal D.R. 2009. Zooplankton diversity of selected sewage fed & fresh
    water Fishery ponds in East Kolkata wetland. Recent Advances in Animal Science
    Research. Vol V. 626 [ISBN 81-88094-19-9]
  • Datta, R.K., Sengupta, M., Das, P., Sikdar, S., Kundu, I. Mandal, D. and Chatterjee,
    R.2009. A Study on Community Composition and Species Diversity of Gastropods of
    Sewage Fed & Fresh Water Fishery ponds (bheri) around Kolkata. Recent Advances
    in Animal Science Research. Vol V. 627 [ISBN 81-88094-19-9]
  • Biswas, R., Sarkar, A., Sarkar, S., Datta, R.K. and Jha, P. 2010. Aquatic
    macrophytes of Cooch Behar's Reservoirs. Trends in Biosciences 3(1): 86-87
    [ISSN: 0974-8431 (Print) 0976- 2485 (Online)]
  • Chakraborty, R., Dey, D., Pal, D., Adhikary, P., Pande, P., Datta, R.K., Biswas, R. and
    Majumdar, M. 2010. A Review on Aquatic Macrophytes and its effects on Fish in
    Wetlands of West Bengal, India. BN Seal J.Sci. Vol 3. 71-79 [ISSN 0975-5624]
  • Datta, R.K., Majumdar, M., Das, A., Mitra, E., Chakraborty, S. and Das, K. 2011. A
    study on diversity of fishes from different water bodies around Cooch Behar.
    BN Seal J.Sci. Vol 4. 46-49 [ISSN 0975-5624]
  • Datta, R.K., Mukherjee, A., Saha, S. and Chatterjee, A. 2013. Histological study of
    gut structure in herbivorous and omnivorous fish. Indian journal of social &
    natural science, Vol. 2(1) : 61-68 [ISSN 2277-6177]
  • Datta, R.K., Saha, S., Das, K. and Banerjee, A. 2014. An observation of different
    Physico-chemical parameter of water and some avifauna at Rasik Bill, Cooch
    Behar. Heritage. Vol. 1. 95-98 [ISSN 2349-9583]
  • Datta, R.K. 2015. Fish diversity around Cooch Behar: A brief account.
    Heritage. Vol. 2. 138-140 [ISSN 2349-9583]

AUTHOR

  • 1 Bengali Text book for class IX

EDITOR

  • Member of the editorial board: BN Seal Journal of Science (Volume 3, 2010)
  • Editor: BN Seal Journal of Science (Volume 4, 2011)
  • Editor (Joint): Heritage (Volume 1, 2014)
  • Editor (Joint): Heritage (Volume 2, 2015)

Administrative Responsibilities

  • H.O. D. Zoology, ABN seal College, 2009(March)-2011(September)
  • H.O. D. Zoology, Bethune College, 2013(May)-2013(September)

Academic Membership

  • Life Member - The Zoological Society, Kolkata [35, B.C. Road, Kolkata- 700 019]
  • Life Member - Indian Science News Association [92, A.P.C. Roy Rd., Kolkata-700 009]

Other Experience

Invited speaker at 5 days Training on Intensive Aquaculture & Hatchery Management under NFDB for year 2011-12 (Duration of Training 3.9.12-7.9.12) under Govt. of West Bengal at Meen Bhavan Training Hall, Cooch Behar. Topic - food, feeding habit & Induced breeding of Indigenous Species of North Bengal. Dated 06.09.2012