Govt. of West Bengal
Bethune College
Bethune College

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Dr. Tapas Kumar Misra

General Information
Department Zoology
Designation Associate Professor
Qualification M.Sc.(Zoology), University of Calcutta (1989)
Ph.D.(Science), University of Calcutta (1994)
Specialization Ecology
Email tapaskmisra@gmail.com

Teaching Experience

  • 20 years of undergraduate and 20 years post graduate teaching experience.

Colleges Served

  • Darjeeling Government College,Darjeeling August 1998 to June 2005
  • Presidency College, Kolkata July2005 to October 2013
  • Jhargram Raj College, Jhargram October 2013 to August 2017
  • Bethune College, Kolkata August 2017 to till date
     

Awards

  • National Scholarship, Govt. of India (1987-1989) for obtaining 10th rank in B.Sc. Honours Examination 1987 of University of Calcutta.
  • Man of the Year, American Biographical Institute, USA 2005
  • Bharat Siksha Ratan Award, Global institute of Health and Educational Growth, New Delhi, India 2011

     

Research

Completed Project

  • Studies on Zooplankters of Mirik Lake, West Bengal, India Minor Research Project, sponsored by UGC.
  • Diseases of economically important freshwater snails of West Bengal, Major Research Project Sanctioned by UGC
     

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

  • Birth rate in the disease transmitting snails Lymnaea (Radix) acuminata Lamarck67th Annual Session of National Academy of Sciences, India, Utkal University & National Academy of Sciences, India
  • Population manipulation mechanism in a freshwater edible snail species Lymnaea (Radix) acuminata to achieve maximum yield. International Conference on Ecological Engineering, Kalyani University & International Society for Ecological Engineering
  • On the interdependence of some biotic factors in the freshwater disease transmitting snails Lymnaea (Radix) acuminata Lamarck(Gastropoda : Lymnaeidae) National symposium on Advancement of Animal science Research Darjeeling Govt. College & North Bengal University (Sponsored by UGC)
  • Age structure in the freshwater snails Lymnaea (Radix) luteola Lamarck National symposium on Current Trends in Zoological Research National symposium on Current Trends in Zoological Research
  • Correlation and regression analysis of biotic and abiotic factors in the freshwater snails Lymnaea (Radix) acuminata Lamarck69th Annual Session of National Academy of Sciences, India Bakatullah University & National Academy of Sciences, India
  • On the nesting and the environmental factors in Ploceus philippinus occurring in West Bengal. National Symposium on Dimensions of Animal Science Researches and Human Need Presidency College, Kolkata(Sponsored by DST & Deptt. of Higher Education, Govt. of West Bengal)
  • Effect of salinity on the hatching of eggs in a medically important snail species Lymnaea (Radix) luteola Lamarck Sir J.C. Bose Memorial National Symposium on Modern trends in Animal Science Research and Challenges of the Day Presidency University, Kolkata (Sponsored by DST Govt. of India)
  • Pattern of age distribution in the medically important snails Lymnaea (Radix) acuminata (Lamarck) Perspectives in Animal sciences: Research and Application Midnapore College (Sponsored by UGC)

     

Worksop/ Seminar etc. attended :

  • National Conference on Medical Arthropodology, Ashutosh college, Kolkata, 8-9 Dec, 2017
  • Research and Application Midnapore College (Sponsored by UGC), 2015
  • National Seminar on Loss of Biodiversity and Its Ethical Implications. Dept. of Zoology & Philosophy, Vidyanagar College, Kolkata, Sept 2-3rd 2011
  • Sir J.C. Bose Memorial National Symposium on Modern Trends in Animal Science Research and challenges of the Day. Dept. of Zoology and Molecular Biology & Genetics, Presidency University, Mar 23-25th 2011
  • International Seminar on Recent trends in Zoology. Jhargram Raj College, Jhargram, W.B, March 8th 2011
  • International Seminar on Impact of Partition of India on the Literature of Indian Sub Continent, Dept of Hindi, Presidency College, Feb 03-10th, 2010
  • Workshop for Neo-Hindi Writers. Dept of Hindi, Presidency College, Feb 03-10th, 2010
  • National Symposium on Dimensions of Animal Science Researches and Human Need. Dept. of Zoology, Presidency College, Kolkata, Sept 07-09th 2009
  • Recent Advances in Genetics & Molecular Biology, Biotechnology & Bioinformatics. Dept. of Zoology & Botany, Vidyasagar College, Kolkata, Nov 21-22nd 2008
  • Climate Change and Sustainable Development. Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata, July 5th, 2008
  • National Seminar Science Since Linnaeus. Bidhannagar College, Kolkata, Mar 18-19th 2008
  • National Symposium on Current Trends in Zoological Research. Presidency College, Kolkata, Mar 09-10th, 2007
  • Workshop on Suggestive Curriculum by the UGC on Practical teaching in Zoology . Dept. of Zoology, C.U. Feb 24th, 2007
  • UGC Sponsored Seminar on Issues of Autonomy in Govt. Colleges. Sanskrit College, Kolkata. Jan 27th, 2007
  • Tenth Leadership Course on Environmental Awareness and Wildlife Conservation. Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata, Dec 12-19th 2006
  • Workshop - Cum - Training Programme on Food Safety. Zoological Society & Dept. of Zoology, C.U., Aug 18-19th 2006
  • Workshop on Biodiversity & Conservation. Scottish Church College, Kolkata, Mar 29th 2006
  • Seminar on Contemporary Research in Biological Science. Bethune College, Kolkata, Feb 10th, 2006
  • First Refresher Course in Life Science. Academic Staff College, B.U. Burdwan, W.B, Aug11-31st, 2004
  • Refresher Course in Life Science. Academic Staff College, C.U. Kolkata, W.B, Sept.02-22th, 2003
  • 34th Staff Orientation Programme. Academic Staff College, C.U. Kolkata, W.B, Jan20th-Feb19th, 2000
  • National Symposium on Advancement of Animal Science Research. North Bengal University & Darjeeling Govt. College/ W.B, Nov 25-28th, 1999
  • Sixty Ninth Annual Session, National Academy of Science, India, Barkatullah University, Bhopal, Nov 11-13th, 1999
  • International Conference on Ecological Engineering. Science City, Kolkata & K.U, W.B. Nov 23-27th, 1998
  • Sixty Eigth Annual Session, National Academy of Science, India, CDRI, Lcknow, U.P, Oct 23-25th, 1998
  • National Seminar on Environmental Biology. Visva Bharati University, W.B, Apr 03-05, 1998
  • Sixty Seventh Annual Session, National Academy of Science, India. Utkal University, Orissa, Oct 24-26th , 1997
  • Workshop on Environmental Analysis. DST, Govt. of West Bengal. Dept. of Biochemistry, University of Calcutta, Feb10-17th, 1997

    Supervised PG Reviews/Dissertations in the colleges served and continuing till date
     

Administrative Responsibilities

  • At present working as Chairperson, Postgraduate Expert Committee of Zoology, Bethune College.
  • Have the experience of working as Convener, Postgraduate Expert Committee of Zoology in college served earlier.
  • H.O. D. Zoology, Darjeeling Government College, 2003-2005
  • H.O. D. Zoology, Jhargram Raj College, 2013-2017
  • H.O. D. Zoology, Bethune College, 2017- till date

Academic Membership

  • Life Member - The Zoological Society, Kolkata [35, B.C. Road, Kolkata- 700 019]