News Updates 27-11-2015 :

ZOOLOGY Department



Name of the Faculty Title of the project Funding agency Duration / Amount Completed / ongoing
Dr. P.P.Chakravorty ( PI) Bioassay of insecticides pollution - soil microarthropods UGC ( MRP), Ref. No. F. PSW- 001/02 dt. 3.12.02 2 years / Rs.50,000/- Completed
Dr. P.P.Chakravorty ( PI)
Smt.R.Dasgupta ( Co PI)
Ecotoxicological & Biochemical - Epigeic earthworm fauna UGC ( MRP), Ref. No. F. PSW- 063/07-08 dt. 14.3.08 2 years / Rs.75,000/- Ongoing

Name of the Investigator Title of the project and duration Amount sanctioned Funding Agency
Dr. P. P.Chakravorty (PI),
Dr. R. Dasgupta &
Dr.T. Das (Co PI)
Studies on the usefulness of some - pollution in agro ecosystem Rs. 9,86,000/- UGC
Dr.R.Dasgupta Studies on the usefulness of selected species of epigeic earthworm in of pesticide - under laboratory conditions. Rs. 1,98,600/- ongoing UGC
Dr.R.Dasgupta ( PI) Effect of phytosterol - hypolipidemic rats Rs.3,29,600/- ongoing DSTDISHA (SORF)


1. Dasgupta, R, Chakravorty, P.P. and Kaviraj,A. (2012) Effects of carbaryl, chlorpyrifos andendosulfan on growth , reproduction and respiration of tropical epigeic earthworm, Perionyxexcavates ( errier. J. Environmental Science and Health , Part B , 47: 1-5. Impact factor 1.21(2013).

2. Kaviraj, A., Dasgupta, R., and Chakravorty,P.P. (2012) Ecotoxicological risk assessment ofthree insecticides using an epigeic earthworm . Environmental Science and Technology, Vol. 1George Sorial and Jihua Hong , Eds. American Science Press , Houston, USA PP1-604, ISBN :9780976885351.

3.Chakravorty,P.P. (2012). Colonization and feeding preference of perionyx excavates, an epigeic earthworms with respect to nutrient and antinutrient content of of different leaf littersunder controlled laboratory conditions. J Ecosyst Ecogr 2:4 http:/ 29.

4. Pattanayak, S., Dasgupta, R., Chakravorty,P.P., and Chakraborty,S.K. ( 2014). Degradation ofleaf litter of five tree species by Perionyx excavates with relation to their nutrient and antinutrientcontent. Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, SPG, 3(2): 128-132. ISSN: 2328-563X

5. Chakravorty,P.P.,Sinha, M. And Chakraborty, S.K. (2014). Impact of industrial effluent inwater quality and benthic macro invertebrate diversity in fresh water ponds in Midnapore districtof West Bengal, India. JEZS, 2(2): 93-101. ISSN : 2320-7078.

6. Pattanayak, S., Dasgupta,R., Chakravorty,P.P., Chakraborty, S.K. (2014) Changes in GrowthRate and Activities of α Amylase and Cellulase of P. Excavates, an Epigeic Earthworm inDecomposing Leaf Litter of Five Tree Species. The IJST, 2(11) : 68-71, ISSN : 2321-919X,Impact Factor- 0.675

7. Sanyal, S., Dasgupta, R., Kaviraj, A. and Chakravorty, P.P. (2015) Comparative toxicity studies of four pesticides on the epigeic earthworm Perionys excavates in two different soil media.Pollution Research, 34 (1): 47-51. ISSN 0257-8050

8. Sinha, M., Chakraborty,S.K. and Chakravorty,P.P. (2015) Effect of industrial effluents fromIron and Steel company on benthic macroinvertebrate communities of fresh water ponds in India.The IJST, 3(1) : 81-91, ISSN : 2321-919X, Impact Factor- 0.675

9. Chakravorty,P.P., Haque, A., Sanyal,S. And Dasgupta,R. (2015) Effect of herbicides on Cyphoderus javanus ( Hexapoda: Collembola) under laboratory conditions. JEZS, 3(1):220-223.ISSN : 2320-7078.

10. Chanda, A.(2014a). First Record of Two Australian Species : One under Metapenaeopsis andAnother under Metapenaeus from Indian Water, Their Diagnosis and Distribution. J. Ento.Zoo.Studies 2(4) : 18-20.

11. Chanda, A. (2014b). Telson spin is a variable diagnostic feature in Metapenaeous dobsoni (M.Edwards,1837). Int. J. Sc. Tech. 2(4):220-223.

12. Chanda, A. & Bhattacharya, T. (2014). A systematic study on Indian records of Atypopenaeus Alcock,1905 with special reference to extended distribution of Atypopenaeus stenodactylus (Stimpson, 1860). Int.J. Sc. Tech. 2(5): 11-14.

13. Chanda, A (2014c). A systematic study on prawns (Crustacea: Decapoda: Caridea: Palaemonidea:Palaemoidae) in riverine system of Paschim Medinipur,West Bengal. Int. J. Sc. Tech. 2(5): 366-373.

14. Chanda, A.(2014d). a new locality record of indian chemelion chamaeleo zeylanicus laurenti,1768 (reptilia: chamaeleonidae) from paschim medinipur, west bengal, india. Int. J. Sc. Tech.2(6): 206-208.

15. Chanda, A.(2014e). A systematic study on genus Metapenaeous Wood-Mason, 1891 withspecial reference to extended distribution of four species from Indian water. IntnternationalJournal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies; 2(1): 05-16.

16. Chanda, A. & Bhattacharya, T. (2014f). A systematic study on Indian record of the genusTrachysalambria Burkenroad, 1934. Intnternational Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies;2(1): 219-222.

17. Chanda, A.(2014g). Revision to the diagnostic characters of Trachypenaeopsis minicoyensisThomas,1972. Int. J. Sc. Tech.Res. 3(8): 369-370.

18. Paul, B. and Chanda, A. (2014). Indigenous Ornamental Fish Faunal Diversity in PaschimMedinipur,West Bengal, India. Int. Res. J. Biological Sci. 3(6): 94-100.

19. Chanda, A. (2014f). Quantitative Estimation Of Dissolved Oxygen In Water: A new approachto the calculation methodology of Winklar‘s Method. International Journal of Current Research.6(10): 9079—9080.

20. Chanda, A. (2015). A study on the Indian records of the species under genus Megokris Perez Farfante & Kensley, 1997. International Journal of Current Research. 7(4): 14920-14923

21. Paul, B. and Chanda, A. (2015). A New Locality Record of a Freshwater Fish Brachyamblyopus brachysoma Bleeker, 1854 (Family: Gobiidae) from Paschim Medinipur, WestBengal, India. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies ; 2(5): 370-371.

22. Chanda, A. (2015). Indian records of the Genus Metapenaeopsis Bouvier, 1905 with specialreference to extended distribution of two species. International Journal of Fisheries and AquaticStudies ; 2(6): 265-273.

23. Chanda, A. (2015). ―A revision to the first record of the genus Miyadiella Kubo, 1949 fromIndian water. International Journal of Current Research; 7(7): 18272-18275.

24. T. Das., N. P. Sahu., S. K. Chakraborty., N. Chatterjee., M. S. Mohammed., R. S. Dalvi., K.Baruah., A. K. Pal (2014). Ultrastructural Alterations in the Gills of Labeo rohita FingerlingsExposed to Thermal Extremes. Animalia, Histologia, Embryologia. 43: 75-80.

25.Mondal, S., Kundu, J.K. and Chakravorty,P.P. (2016) Effect of selected fungicides on cellulase activity of epigeic earthworm Eisenia fetida (Oligochaeta). JEZS, 4(2): 174-177. ISSN : 2320-7078, Impact Factor 0.55

26.Sanyal, S., Chakravorty, P.P. and Kaviraj, A (2016) Effect of herbicides on digestive enzyme activity of epigeic indigenous earthworm Perionyx excavates( Oligochaeta) IJCR,8(06),33128-33132. Impact Factor 6.24

27. Paul, B. And Chanda, A.( 2016). Small indigenous freshwater fish faunal diversity of Belda and its surroundings. Int. Res. J. Basic Appl. Sci. Vol 1(1): 6-9.

28. Adak. A., Paul, B. And Chanda, A.( 2016).A survey on indigenous, eco-friendly technology of fish harvesting in Paschim medinipur district of West Bengal, India. International Journal of Current Research, Vol. 08, Issue, 08, pp.35794-35801

29.Mishra. P.& Chanda, A.( 2016). A preliminary study on a new Phyto-fish toxicant, International Journal of Current Research, Vol. 08, Issue, 08, pp.35787-35793.

30. Chakravorty, P.P. and Sanyal, S ( 2017) conservation of the pigmy hog in India. IN : Defaunation and Conservation ( Eds. S. Pratihar and Howard O. Clark, Jr.) 95-104 pp., Published by the Tucson Herpetological Society, Tucson, Arizona, USA, ISBN No. 978-93-85248-79-5

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