Sri Pradip Kumar Biswal
President
Dr. Kusha Chandra Pradhan
Principal

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   Name and address of the department: DEPARTMENTMENT OF ZOOLOGY
Telephone Number: 06726~220296
Date of establishment of the department:
(a) +2 Science- 1978
(b) +3 Science (CBZ)-1981
(c) Zoology (Honours) - 1990
The built-up area of the department in m2: 910m2

Programme

Level of study

Cut off marks at entry-level in  %

Student strength

B.Sc. Zool. (Honours)

1st  year

72 %

48

2nd year

69 %

41

3rd year

67 %

40

Elective

1st  year

65 %

47

 

2nd year

62 %

46

 

3rd year

64 %

47

 

Academic achievements of teachers

Male

Female

Total

Total no. of teachers

01

04

05

Teacher with Ph.D. as the highest qualification

00

01

00

Teacher with PG as the highest qualification

01

04

05

Teacher with specific qualification (specify) M. Phil

01

02

03

Technical staff

00

00

00

Administrative staff

00

00

00

 

    (a) In Academic matters - No

    (b) Admission - No

    (c) Finance - No

If yes, what extent?             NA

 

Description of students

Male

Female

Total

Students from the same state where the college is located

50

79

129

Students from other states

00

01

01

NRI students

00

00

00

Other overseas students

00

00

00

Grand total

 

 

129

 

Is there a method of assessing the student’s academic standing in order to provide enrichment and / or remedial courses? Yes

The college regularly conducts internal assessments examinations and marks secured in the internal examinations help teachers to assess the standard of the students to advise them accordingly to improve their standard. Remedial class and seminar class enrich students.

  1. Books in the seminar library: 450
  2. Journals/periodicals subscribed by the departments: No
  3. Computer in the department: Centrally Managed
  4. Research projects completed during the last three years and their total outlay: 01
  5. Ongoing research projects: 01
  6. Teachers who have attended national/ international seminars during the last two years: 01
  7. Teachers who have been resources, persons, at workshops/seminars during the last two years:  Yes, Dr. Poonpun Das, had presented a paper in international conferences.
  8. How often were national /international seminars, workshops, etc. organized at the department?  NIL
  9. Are there any international or national links/ collaborations for teaching, research, or both?      NO

 

 

 

Admission batch 2017-18

Descriptions

UG

PG

Total

Admitted to the programme

48

00

48

Drop outs

08

00

08

Appeared for the final examination

40

00

40

Passed in the final examination

40

00

40

Passed in first class

38

00

38

University rank, if any

NA

NA

NA

 

 

 

 

 

Admission batch 2018-19

Descriptions

UG

PG

Total

Admitted to the program

48

00

48

Drop outs

08

00

08

Appeared for the final examination

40

00

40

Passed in the final examination

40

00

40

Passed in first class

36

00

36

University rank, if any

NA

NA

NA

 

Sanctioned teaching staff strength and the present position:      Sanctioned: 05      Filled:          02

(a) List the teaching staff, with their designations, qualifications, fields of specialization, years of experience, age and sex (in the descending order of seniority):

Name of the teaching staff

Designation

Highest qualification

Specialization

Age

Sex

Dr. Poonpun Das

Lecturer(Grade-A)

Ph.D

Fishery Biology

55

Female

Sri Jeevanbandhu Dass

Lecturer

M. Phil

Molecular Biology

48

Male

Smt. Bhagyashree Sahoo

Lecturer

M. Sc.

Aquatic and Marine Biology

28

Female

Smt. Jyotirmayee Sahoo

Lecturer

M. Sc.

Aquatic and Marine Biology

26

Female

Smt. Lopamudra Nanda

Lecturer

M. Phil

Cytogenetics

32

Female

 

(b) Experience of the teachers:

Name of the teaching staff

Teaching experience

Research

UG

PG

Dr. Poonpun Das

27

NIL

05

Sri Jeevanbandhu Dass

21

NIL

NIL

Smt. Bhagyashree Sahoo

05

NIL

NIL

Smt. Jyotirmayee Sahoo

03

NIL

NIL

Smt. Lopamudra Nanda

03

NIL

NIL

 

  1. How many of the teaching staff have received national/international recognition as a fellow, awardees? 01
  2. What percentage of faculty is in active research (guiding research scholars, operating projects, publishing regularly etc.)? 40%
  3. List the major thrust areas within the subject in which research activities are being pursued.

      (a) Dr. Poonpun Das: Polycyclic aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) on maternal blood, placenta cord blood: A cross-sectional study

      (b) Sri Jiban Bandhu Dass: Effect of mining activities and industrialization biomarkers in the tissues of freshwater fishes of the Brahmani river.

Funding agency

Amount(Rs.)

Duration

Collaboration, if any

U.G.C.

1,87,000/-  

05

NO

 

  1. What are basic and advanced facilities (like a botanical garden, field laboratories, animal house, computing facilities, major equipments like NMR, etc acquired over the years? NIL
  2. What are the total numbers of publications (add the list) of the department in the last 5 years:       NIL
  3. Has any one of the teaching programs been dropped because of its immediate relevance or because it was not viable?  NO
  4. What is the average work load in terms of actual contact lectures per week per teacher?     25-30 lectures per week per teacher.
  5. What is the average time spent by a teacher with students and how much time is spent on committees that deal with academic matters? Average time spent by a teacher with students seven (7) hours per day. Two to three hours accordingly to need of the assignment
  6. Does the department monitor the overall performances of students through regular assessments?      YES
  7. If yes, give methods and details of the assessment: Overall performances of students are assessed through holding tutorials, group discussions, seminars.
  8. How do the teachers update themselves for discharging their teaching/research responsibilities? Give details.
    Teachers update themselves by attending refresher and orientation courses, state level, national and international level seminars, workshops and presenting papers in national and international conferences.
  9. What is the annual budget allocation of the college to the department? Centrally managed
  10. How much of research funding has been generated by the teachers from other agencies?      01
  11. Do the teachers offer consultancy services and earn revenue for the college/department?      NO
  12. Furnish the following details:

Particulars

UG

PG

Research

The ratio of applications to available seats

4:1

00

00

Success rate (examination results)

90%

00

00

Progress in higher education rate

75-80 %

00

00

Employment rate

40-45 %

00

00

The ratio of part-time teacher to full-time teachers

0:5

00

00

The ratio of academic staff to administrative staff

5:0

00

00

 

  1. Furnish the following data:

      (a) The ratio of students to teachers   1:28

      (b) Number of research papers published: NIL

  1. Has the department received any special support for teaching or research?

      YES

  1. Any other information which highlights the unique achievement of the department.

      (a) Departmental activities and achievements

      For all-round development of students, Zoology department is engaged in different programs and activities where teacher and students take part actively as group discussions, quiz, seminars etc. Students’ achievement is also satisfactory.

  1. STRENGTH

(a) Status of Seminar Library:

Around 450 numbers of books relating to the subject are available in the seminar Library. In addition to, there are many journals and periodicals which include Science Reporter Agrobios etc.

(b) Types of equipment of the Department:

Research binocular microscope with a pointer, Microtome, Incubator, Oven, PH meter, Digital balance, Calorimeter, Spectrophotometer, Audio-visual projector with screen, Yassica camera etc.

(c) Cultural   Activities:

    The department organizes the following cultural activities:

  • Welcome Ceremony for teachers and fresher
  • Teacher’s Day
  • Ganesh Puja
  • Saraswati Puja
  • Study tours to different places of zoological interest
  • Departmental Annual Seminar
  • Farewell to outgoing students and teachers

(d)Academic Activities:

  • Students are guided to prepare papers on syllabus related subject matters and present them in seminars. Such seminars are organized to enhance their writing and speaking ability of students.
  • Each student is assigned a project work under the guidance of a teacher to promote

survey and research capability of the pupil.

  • Eminent teachers from different universities are invited to address students in seminars.
  • We are organizing the inter-disciplinary seminar as “Origin of Life and Immortality” with the Philosophy department.
  1. WEAKNESS

It becomes difficult to run the department with 450 books. Because the number of students increases day by day.

III. OPPORTUNITIES

  1. National /International Links :

The Department has got informal links with the Universities within the state for capacity building, skill and updating knowledge.

  1. Teaching innovations :
  • Plan – Teachers make lesson plans before the beginning of the academic session and the course is completed in time.
  • Methods - Teachers follow innovative teaching methods like group discussions, seminars to enhance the expressive and speaking ability of students. Study tours, Field studies, Wall magazine Project Work are organized to promote the student’s survey, research, and organizational ability. 
  • Teachers adopt power point presentations to make the class interesting.
  • Teaching Aids – The department has an Over Head Projector.
  1. Guest faculties / The eminent teachers who visited to our department :
  • A. P. Dash, Former director, ICMR, and ILS, Bhubaneswar.
  • B. K. Nayak, Former head Post graduate Department of Environmental Science, F. M. University, Balasore.
  • S. K. Dutta, P.G. Department of Zoology, North Odisha University, Baripada.
  • Kanta Das, Senior Scientist, CIFA, Bhubaneswar.
  • N. Dey, Senior Scientist ILS, Bhubaneswar.
  • Mrs. P. Mohapatra, Reader P.G Department of Zoology Utkal University, Bhubaneswar.
  • Luna Samant, P.G Department of Zoology, Ravenshaw University.
  • K. Boidar, Ex Prof. P.G Department of Zoology, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar.
  • L. D. Nayak, Controller of Exam. F. M. University, Balasore.
  • Manorama Patri, Asst. Professor, P.G Department of Zoology, Ravenshaw University, Cuttack.
  1. CHALLENGES:
  • Maintenance of National /International links and their proper utilization.
  • Adoption of modern teaching innovations.
  • Organization of departmental and interdisciplinary seminars.
  • Arrangement of special lectures by eminent teachers.

{slider Future Plans}

  • It has a plan for introducing a self-financing course in Bio-technology, Bio-informatics, and Diploma course in Apiculture and Sericulture.

We are also trying to open a post-graduate course in Zoology.