Research Activities

Research Committee
The Teachers Council annually selects/nominates members’ from arts and science faculties who forward research proposals in accordance with UGC guidelines. The composition of the research committee is as follows:

  • Dr. Sumona Mukherjee, Convenor (Dept of Botany)
  • Prof. Achintya Sarkar (Dept of Chemistry)
  • Dr. Ranajit Karmakar (Dept of Zoology)
  • Dr. Kaushik Maji (Dept of Chemistry)
  • Dr. Sankha Priya Guha (Dept of Anthropology)
  • Dr. Sandip Bandopadhyay (Dept of Microbiology)
  • Dr. Ketaki Dutta (Dept of English)
  • Dr. Subhas Chandra Maity (Dept of Chemistry)

The members of the committee provide information and encourage the teachers to apply in Research Schemes and Fellowships as advertised by different funding agencies. The project proposals are screened before submission to relevant funding agencies. The sanctioning of successful projects by different funding agencies bear testimony to the way promotion of research is done in the College.

Minor Projects sanctioned by UGC during 2013-15

Sl. No.

Name of the Teacher

Department

Title of the project

Funding agency

Sanction No. & date

1

Sudeshna Chanda Anthropology A comparative study on health & nutritional status  among the tribal & non-tribal working woman of North Bengal; An anthropological overview

UGC Minor Project

PHW-196/14-15  Dated 02.02.2015

2

Subhadipa Sengupta Botany Community analysis of plant growth promoting endophytic microbial flora in different rice cultivars of West Bengal.

UGC Minor Project

PSW-039/14-15(ERO)  Dated
00.00.2015

3

Mousumi Mukhopadhaya Botany Systematic study on the flora of bricks and rock constructions of Krishnanagar city  ( Nadia, West Bengal, India) and adjoining areas

UGC Minor Project

 PSW-150/13-14(ERO) Dated 18.03.2014

4

Syamali Bhadra Mathematics An Empirical Analysis of Tax Gap in the Brick Fields in West Bengal

UGC Minor Project

PSW-170/14-15(ERO) Dated 03.02.2015

5

Soumyabrata Mondal Physics Some studies on electrification
and plasma processes in the
solar planetary atmosphere
from reception of radio signals
and model studies

UGC Minor Project

F. No. PSW -114/14-15 (ERO) Dated 03.02.2015

 

All other funded (and without funded) research projects (ongoing or completed) under different faculty members of this college can be found in the respective department profiles or faculty profiles.

Faculty members pursuing /recently concludedpostdoctoral research

Department

Faculty Leading Research Projects

Title of the Project

Funding Body

Approval No. & Date

Major/
Minor Fund Amount

     Zoology  

Susanta Nath

Effect of Arsenic on short horned grasshopper in relation to introduce these species as bioindicator UGC FNo.GO-375/2011 (ER) dt 5th July 2011 Major 5,81,000

Zoology

 

Suman Mukherjee

Cellular and Metabolic Interaction of Channa punctatus and Arsenic UGC F.PSW-72/1213 (ERO) dt. 18.02.2013 Minor 1,28,000

Anthropology

 

Sudesna Chanda

On the variation of Primate hair histological characters UGC F.PSW-054/07-08 (ERO) dt 21.02.08 Minor 45,000
 

Sankha
priya Guha

Anthropology of urbanization; the rural- urban interphase in apartment houses in Kolkata city. UGC F.PHW-183/09-10 (ERO) dt 07.09.09 Minor
1,37,000
   Economics

Economics

Sudeshna Chattopadhyay

 

Sudeshna Chattopadhyay

 

Impact of WTO on Indian Garment Industry UGC PHW-140/12-13(ERO) dt 05.02.13 Minor 1,37,000
Environmental regulation & process subcontracting: a case study of gems & jewellary manufacturing units in Kolkata UGC PHW-007/06(ERO) dt 15.01.07 Minor 85,000
Tina Barma Land Reforms in Bulgaria and West Bengal: Similarities and Lessons Learnt UGC EPHW-179/09-10(ERO) dt 7.09.2009 Minor
1,11,500

Botany

Kausik Majumder A biotechnological approach towards qualitative upgradation of Himalayan hand-made paper. UGC PSW-116/09-10 (ERO) Dated 08.10.2009 Minor  1,31,000
Mousumi Mukhopadhaya Systematic study on the flora of bricks and rock constructions of Krishnanagar city      (Nadia, West Bengal, India) and adjoining areas. UGC PSW-150/13-14(ERO) Dt. 18.03.14

 

Minor
1,10,000
Sumona Mukherjee Conservation and Documentation of Wild Biodiversity in Bethune College Campus and Surroundings. WBBB Memo No.316/4K(Bio)-1/2008 dt 22.07.09 Major 8,83,000
 

Kajari Lahiri

Evaluation of nutritional value and antioxidant potential in relation to polyamines of some green leafy vegetables commonly used by the rural people of India. UGC F PSW-135/11-12 dt 25.01. 12 Minor 1,97,000
 

Subhadipa Sengupta

Community analysis of plant growth promoting endophytic microbial flora in different rice cultivars of West Bengal. UGC PSW-039/14-15(ERO) dt 2015 Minor
4,10,000
Rama Prasad Bhattacharya and all other faculty members Documentation of Biodiversity and Related Traditional Knowledge of the Wards 1 -10 under Bidhannagar Municipality. WBBB 344/5K(Bio)-1/2010
Dated 08.08.2011
Major  98,700

Microbiology

Microbiology

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abul Kalam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Isolation of antimicrobial protein from Lactic Acid Bacteria and its  potential application as a bio-preservative along with a combination of some natural  products  

W.B. DST

 

855 (Sanc)/ST/P/S&T/ /2G-1 /2011 dt  05.03.2012

 

Major 9,05,000

Study of biologically diverse fungi from selected natural spot of South 24-parganas including East Kolkata wetland and their purification, identification, cataloguing and preservation. Ministry of Environment, W.B. EN/P/ 1248/T-VIII-2 /013/2010 dt 24.05.2011 Major 3,92,000
Biopreservation Hilsa Fish by   antimicrobial  protein (amp) isolated from fermentative  bacteria” UGC PSW-075/08-09 dt 12.12.08 Minor 1,19,000
Characterization and Enhancement of  phosphotriesterase& alkaline phosphatase activity of Eisenia foetida through soil amendments by trace elements and  nutrient  qualities and their ultimate use in organophosphorous pesticide detoxification. Ministry of Environment, W.B. EN/P/ 549/T-VIII-2 /009/2007dt 10.03.2008 Major 2,39,000
 

 

 

 

Subhas Chandra Jana

 

 

 

 

 

Studies on agricultural applications of biopesticides in different combinations for the management of betal vine disease W.B. Dept of Sci. & Tech 320 (Sanc)/ST/P/S&T/1G-7/2009 dt 2/9/2010. Major 8,01,800
Studies on Ca+2 independent thermostable beta amylase from mesophilic bacterium, Bacillus sp. DJ5’ UGC F.No.33-214/2007 SR dt 06.03.2008 Major 8,85,000
Production of functional Dahi by isolated probiotic strain from breast fed human baby. MFPI No. 88 / MFPI/ R&D /2012 dt 04.02.2015  

Major,
25, 22, 000

Bengali

Jayanta Mistri Abadhut :Jibon o Sahitya UGC F.PHW-93/12-13(ERO)
Dt-05.02. 2013
Minor
1,07,000

Physics

Soumyabrata Mondal Some studies on electrification
and plasma processes in the solar planetary atmosphere from reception of radio signals
and model studies
UGC F. No. PSW -114/14-15 (ERO) Dated 03.02.2015 Minor
1,40,000

Mathematics

Syamali Bhadra An Empirical Analysis of Tax Gap in the Brick Fields in West Bengal UGC PSW-170/14-15(ERO) Dt-3/2/2015 Minor
2,50,000

Faculty members pursuing /completed Ph.D.

Department

Faculty

Research Topic

University

Status

Anthropology Sudesna Chanda On the variation of primate head hair University of Calcutta Awarded on 03.05.2010
Krishnendu Polley A study on experimentally manufactured lower paleolithic tools and their Debitages. University of Calcutta Awarded
in 2014
Botany Subhadipa Sengupta Development of marker free insect resistant transgenic rice planttype: a clean gene approach Jadavpur University Awarded in 2010
Dwaipayan Sinha Gernetic diversity of Pinus roxburghii

Delhi

Awarded in 2015
Bengali Sk Emanul Haque Unishshotoker bangla kathasahityebangalirbiratwa

University of Kalyani

Awarded in 2015
 

 

 

 

Chemistry

Rituparna Biswas Studies on Ni (II) & Fe (III) complexes with some N2O donor Schiff base ligands

University of Calcutta

Awarded    on     08.07.2014
Dr. Anisur Rahaman Molla Folding and Association of Oligomeric Proteins: Studies with Galactose-Specific Lectins University of Calcutta Awarded on
23.05.2013
Dr. Shubhankar Samanta Synthesis of Heterocycles and Carbocycles By Heck and Michael Reactions IIT Kharagpur Awarded 25.04.2011
Susanta kumar Manna Synthesis, Photophysical and biological studies of heterocyclic compounds

Vidyasagar University

Registered on
06.01.2015 No.835
 

 

Education

Priyanka Datta Home environment, mental health, emotional intelligent  & procrastination in relation to the academic achievement of higher secondary students University of Calcutta Registered in 2014
Shikha Roy Impact of life skill education & home environment on the mental health & adjustment of adolescents University of Calcutta Registered in 2015
 

Mathematics

Ramkrishna Thakur Study on spectral theory of Banach Algebra and compact linear operators.

Visva Bharati

Registered
2013
 

Microbiology

 

 

 

 

 

Microbiology

 

 

Sandip Bandyopadhyay Isolation & characterisation of plant growth promoting Rhizobacteria from different agricultural fields of N24Prgns Jadavpur University Awarded in 24.12. 2014
 

Masrure Alam

Evolution and Interactions of the Sox (Sulfar Oxidation) multienzyme complex of lithotrophic bacteria.

University of Calcutta

Awarded in 2015 (February)
Sudipta Chakraborty Studies on antileishmanial activity of arsenic nanoparticle

University of Calcutta

Registered 19.02.2015
Upal Das Ghosh Isolation and characterization of the bacterial consortium associated with the roots of Typha, growing on heavy metal enriched wetlands. University of Calcutta Awarded in
2015
Sandip Misra Post translational modulation of   PTEN and its implication on maintaining genomic integrity Jadavpur University Registered in
2013
Sourav Pakrashi Studies on impact of agrochemicals on neurodegeneration.

W.B.U.T

Registered in
2013
 

Philosophy

Sankalita Ghosh Bharotiyo Darshane Karjoya-Karan Tattva O Avayava Avayabi Prasanga Jadavpur University Awarded in 2010 (Dec)
 

Physics

Supriya Chatterjee Dynamics of half-cycle pulse induced Rydberg wave packets

Visva Bharati

Awarded in 2015 (May)
Soumyabrata Mondal Some studies on electrification & plasma processes in the solar planetary atmosphere from reception of radio signals

University of Kalyani

Awarded in 2015 (June)
Political Science Tathagata Chakrabarti Folklore, politics & social change: Gambhira festival of North Bengal

Gauhati University

Awarded in 2013 (December)
 

 

Zoology

 

Suman Mukherjee Studies in Toxological response of Lamellidens Marginalis to azadirachtin based pesticide

University of Calcutta

Awarded in 2011 (January)
Dip Mukharjee Toxicity of pulp and paper mill effluents and some of their ingredients on fish, fish-food organisms and aquatic eco-system along with management effluent qualities

West Bengal State University

Thesis Submitted in 2015 (July)
Biswatosh Ghosh Ethobiology & ethochemical understanding of semiochemicals (pheromone) of some Indian mammalian species Jadavpur University Registered in 20.08.2012
Statistics Ajoy Kumar Biswas Some issues in psychometry: probability based approach

Netaji Subhas Open Univ.

Awarded in 21.01. 2014
Kiranmoy Chatterjee Some contribution to the problem of estimation population size based on dual- record system

Indian Statistical Institute

Thesis Submitted in 2016 (May)
Suryasish Chatterjee Nonparametric Methods in Cross-over Design

University of Calcutta

Registered in 2013