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Faculty Profile

Prof.(Dr.) Nimai Chandra Saha  Principal  Dept. of Zoology

Personal Details

Academic background: M.Sc., Ph.D. , D.Sc.
Joined WBES on: 15/06/1985
Joined Bidhannagar College on: 27/05/2023
Number of Publications: 200 (Two Hunfreds)
Email: profncsaha23@gmail.com
URL of Google Scholar/Research Gate/ORCID/Personal Website:

 

Name of the Colleges/Universities/Institutes served till date

  1. As Lecturer & Reader:       18 years 08 months (15.06.1985 - 31.05.2002 & 18.11.2003 - 10.08.2005)
  2. As Principal:                      06 years 7 months (01.06.2002 - 17.11.2003 & 11.08.2005 - 04.10.2010)
  3. As Professor:                      13 years 6 months (since 05.10.2010 – till date)
  4. As Director of Public Instruction (DPI), Govt. of West Bengal: 02 years (09.10.2014 – 31.10.2016)
  5. As Vice Chancellor, The University of Burdwan: 6 years 6 month 26 days

Position Held

Organization/ Institution

Date

Period of Service

Professor and Head (WBSES)

Bidhannagar College (Govt.), Salt Lake, Kolkata-64, West Bengal

27-05-2023 (Afternoon) to Till Date

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Vice Chancellor

The University of Burdwan

28-02-2023 (afternoon) to 27-05-2023 (Afternoon)

3 Months

Vice Chancellor

The University of Burdwan

26-02-2021 (Afternoon) to 28-02-2023 (afternoon)

2 years 2days

Vice Chancellor

The University of Burdwan

01-11-2016 to 26-02-2021 (Afternoon)

4 years 3 months, 25 days

Professor and Director of Public Instruction (WBSES)

Education Directorate, Bikash Bhavan, Government of West Bengal

01.01.2015 to

31.10.2016 (Afternoon)

1 year 10 months

Professor and Director of Public Instruction as Additional duty (WBSES)

Education Directorate, Bikash Bhavan, Government of West Bengal

09.10.2014 to

31.12.2014 (Afternoon)

2 months 22 days

Professor and Additional Director of Public Instruction (WBSES),

Education Directorate, Bikash Bhavan, Government of West Bengal

23.07.2013 to

31.12.2014

1 years 5 months 8 days

Professor and Head (WBSES)

P.G. Dept. of Zoology, Barasat Govt. College, West Bengal

05.10.10 to

22.07.2013

2 years 9 months 17 days

Principal (WBSES)

Krishnagar Govt. College, Krishnagar, Nadia, West Bengal

14.01.2009 to

04.10.2010

1 year 8 months 20 days

Principal (WBSES)

Jhargram Raj College, Jhargram, West Bengal

11.08.2005 to

13.01.2009

3 years 5 months 2 days

Reader in Zoology (WBES)

Presidency College, Kolkata, West Bengal

18.11.2003 to

10.08.2005

1 year 8 months 22 days

Principal

Haringhata Mahavidyalaya, Haringhata, Nadia, West Bengal (On Lien)

01.06.2002 to

17.11.2003

1 year 5 months 16 days

Reader in Zoology (WBES)

Presidency College, Kolkata, West Bengal

07.04.1999 to

31.05.2002

3 years, 1 month, 24 days

Reader in Zoology (WBES)

Jhargram Raj College, Jhargram, West Bengal.

15.06.1998 to

05.04.1999

9 months 20 days

Assistant Professor (Senior Scale) in Zoology (WBES)

Jhargram Raj College, Jhargram, West Bengal.

05.12.1992 to

14.06.1998

5 years 6 months 9 days

Lecturer in Zoology (WBES)

Jhargram Raj College, Jhargram, West Bengal.

07.07.1989 to

04.12.1992

3 years 4 months 28 days

Lecturer in Zoology (WBES)

A.B.N. Seal College, Cooch Behar, West Bengal.

15.06.1985 to

03.07.1989

4 years 18 days

 

Areas of Specialization

  1. FISHERY & AQUACULTURE
  2. ECOTOXICOLOGY

Areas of Teaching

  1. ZOOLOGY
  2. FISHERY
  3. ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY
  4. ECOTOXICOLOGY
  5. ECOLOGY

Areas of Research Interests

  1. FISHERIES SCIENCES
  2. AQUATIC TOXICOLOGY
  3. ECOLOGY
  4. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
  5. BIOREMEDIATION

Research Supervision

 

Sl.

Name of the Scholar

Institution

Title of the PhD. Thesis

Date of Award

1

Pramita Sharma

The University of Burdwan

Toxicity of selective chemicals from sewage and factory effluents on some aquatic organisms and their bioremediation.

08-12-2023

2

Santosh Kumar Giri

Sidho-Kanho-Birsha University

A study on the role of commonly occurring plant extracts in modulating pesticide induced toxicity to fish and fish food organisms

- -2023

3

Sharmistha Medda

The University of Burdwan

Effects of Some Commonly Used Pesticides on Oreochromis Mossambicus and Tubifex Tubifex with Special Emphasis on Bioremediation

19-05-2023

4

Triparna Chakraborty

The University of Burdwan

Studies on the Ecological Health of some Wetlands Located in the Districts of North 24 Parganas and Hooghly, West Bengal, India

19-05-2023

5

Shruti Ghosh

The University of Burdwan

Toxic Effects of some Commonly Occurring Surfactants on Fish and other Aquatic Organisms along with their Phytoremediation

10-05-2023

6

Arnab Chatterjee

The University of Burdwan

A Study on the Toxic Effects of some Commonly used Pesticides Profenofos, λ Cyhalothrin and Biopesticide Azadirachtin on Tubifex Tubifex (Muller) and Cyprinus Carpio L. and their Amelioration

16-02-2022

7

Chandan Sarkar

The University of Burdwan

Studies on the Effects of Triazophos, Spinosad, Cypermethrin on some Aquatic Organisms and Evaluation of Ecology Health of Wetlands through Water Quality Assessment

09-04-2022

8

Ritwick Bhattacharya

The University of Burdwan

A Study on the Toxic Effects of some Commonly used Surfactants on Fish and Fish Food Organisms and their Amelioration

28-06-2022

9

Suman Bej

The University of Burdwan

Effect of Commonly Used Pesticides Alpha-Cypermethrin Chlorpyrifos and Imidacloprid on Branchiura Sowerbyi, Bellamya Bengalensis and Cyprinus Carpio

28-06-2022

10

Papiya Datta

The University of Burdwan

Efficacy of Combined Effect of Zingerone and Cinnamaldehyde in the Sustenance of Spleen Physiology After Chronic Lead Exposure on Swiss Albino Mice (Mus Musculus)

05-09-2022

11

Arijit De

The University of Burdwan

A Study on the Seasonal Variation of Physicochemical Parameters and the Prokaryotic Community of Benthic Soil of an Aquaculture Farm in East Kolkata Wetlands for the Determination of Ecological Health Status

27-12-2021

12

Priti Mondal

The University of Burdwan

Association Studies of Susceptible Genetic Variants of IL-18 and TGF-β1 with House Dust Mites Induces Asthma Among Population of West Bengal, India

30-11-2022

13

Subhajit Saha

The University of Burdwan

Study on the Effects of some Commonly Used New Generation Pesticides on Fish and Fish Food Organisms and the Role of Agricultural Runoff in the Change of Water Quality and Piscine Diversity of Kankana Baor and Beri Baor, North 24 Parganas, West Bengal

13-04-2021

14

Souryadeep Mukherjee

The University of Burdwan

Studies on the Effects of Chronic Benzene Exposure to Fish and Mammalian Models along with its Bioremediation

2020

15

Dip Mukherjee

West Bengal State University

Toxicity of Pulp and Paper mill Effluents and some of their Ingredients on Fish, Fish Food Organisms and Aquatic Ecosystem along with Management of Effluent Quality

17-03-2016

16

Kishore Dhara

University of Kalyani

Hazardous Impact of Fly Ash and some of its Ingredients on Fish, Fish Food Organisms and Aquatic Ecosystem

04-02-2015

17

Arpan Kumar Maiti

University of Kalyani

A Study on the Toxicity of some Metals Present in Fly Ash on Piscine and Mammalian Models

03-09-2010

18

Falguni Bhunia

University of Kalyani

Studies on the Acute and Chronic Toxicity of some Hazardous Chemicals to Fish, Fish Food Organisms and Aquatic Ecosystem

2002

 

List of Publications (Journal/Proceedings)

The full list of publications is available at https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5171-3762

List of Lectures in Seminar/Conferences

  1. Studies on acute and chronic toxicity of cadmium to the freshwater snail Lymnaea acuminata in International Conference on Aquatic Resources and Sustainable Management organised by Central Calcutta Science and Culture Organisation for Youth, February 17-19, 2016(International level)
  2. Effects of a pulp and paper mill effluent on the Hooghly River ecosystem and its fish diversity in Nadia district, West Bengal, India in 24th All India Congress of Zoology and National Seminar on Biodiversity and its management for food and environmental security and National Helminthological Congress organised by Department of Zoology, University of Kalyani, November 23-25, 2013(National Level)
  3. Study on the comparative toxicity of Nickel and Zinc on the haematological parameters of Clarias batrachus in UGC sponsored National Seminar on Rediscovering 100 years of journey on the field of Immunology: Present status of Immunological Research in India organised by Barasat Govt. College, 19th& 20th September, 2011( National Level)
  4. Review on the parasites causing diseases in the fishes of Ganga river system with reference to histopathological changes and parasitic diversity in UGC sponsored National Seminar on Rediscovering 100 years of journey on the field of Immunology: Present status of Immunological Research in India organised by Barasat Govt. College, 19th& 20th September, 2011(National level)
  5. A study on the comparative breeding performance of Anabas testudineus (Bloch,1792) using piscine pituitary gland extract and Ovaprim as inducing agent in UGC sponsored Society-Biodiversity Interaction: Exploitation & Ethics organised by Sripat Singh College, 1st& 2ndAugust, 2011(State Level)
  6. Effects of temperature and the doses of inducing agents(pituitary gland extract and Ovaprim) on fertilization, hatching rate and hatchlings’ survival during induced breeding of .air breathing cat fish, ClariasbatrachusIn DST sponsored Sir J.C. Bose memorial National Symposium on modern trends in animal science research and challenges of the day Organised by Presidency University,23 -25 March, 2011  (National Level)
  7. Use of diversity of fish fauna as an effective bioindicator for determining pollution in Bhagirathi River in Murshidabad, WB mainly due to contamination of fly ash of adjoining thermal power plant In Seminar on Biodiversity in India: Perspective, Management & Conservation Organised by Dwijendralal College,26-02-2011(State Level)
  8. Acute toxicity of aniline to fish, plankton & worm  In UGC sponsored Seminar on Biochemistry Organised by Kanchrapara College, 18-01-2003 to 19-01-2003(State Level)
  9. Micronucleus test on the peripheral erythrocytes of Oreochromismossumbicus exposed to liquid wastes of quinidine In National Symposium on Environmental impacts on animal & aquaculture Organised by Kalyani University,14-05-1988 to 16-05-1988(National level)
  10. Acute toxicity of quinine factory effluents on fish & aquatic ecosystem In Seminar  on Science Congress Organised by 74th Session of Science Congress, Bangalore, 03-01-1987 to 08-01-1987(National level)

On-going or Completed Research Projects

Sl. No

Title

Amount

Start Date

End Date

Role as PI/CO-PI

Agency/ Sponsored

1

Prebiotic Feed Supplement for Growth Improvement of Indian Major Carps, Labeo Rohita, Cirrhinusmrigala and Catla Catla under Composite Culture System: A Gut Microbiome and Nutrigenomics based Approach

36,26,120/-

18-06-2019

17-06-2022

Project Co-ordinator

DBT, Govt. of India

[BT/PR28574/AA

Q/3/920/2018]

2

Breeding Habitat Characterization of Filarial Vector Culex Quinquefasciatus in the Coastal Areas of Digha and its Bio-Environmental Management

14 lakh

19-02-2019

18-02-2022

Co-PI

DHESTBT, WB

[213(Sanc.)-ST/P/S&T/1G-19/2018]

3

Studies on the Status and Distribution Patterns of Microplastics in the Aquatic Ecosystems of Hooghly River and their Effects on Food Chain

12.79.000/-

25-02-2019

24-02-2022

Co-PI

DHESTBT, WB

[253(Sanc.)-ST/P/S&T/5G-10/2018]

4

Bioremediation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs)-Contamination at Digha Coastal Water (West Bengal)

9,16,300/-

13-02-2019

12-02-2022

Co-PI

DHESTBT, WB

[172(Sanc.)/ST/P/S&T/5G-18/2018]

5

Exploring the Use of Plant as Galactagogues by Tribal Population of Purulia and West Midnapur District and their Validation

19 lakhs

25-03-2018

24-03-2021

Co-PI

DHESTBT, WB

[261(Sanc)/FT/P/S&T/1G-59/2017]

6

Institutional Project

7.1 crore

01-04-2017

31-03-2021

Team Leader

DST PURSE Phase 2

7

A Research for the Modulatory Role of some Plants of Common Occurrence in Chronic Pesticide Pollution in Aquatic Biota

1615400/-

30-03-2015

29-03-2018

PI

DST, WB

[1265(Sanc.)/ST/P/S&T/5G-3/13]

 

Awards/Grants received

 

Sl.

Name of the Award

Institution/Organization

Date

1

Merit Certificate for Standing First in First Class in M.Sc. Examination

University of Kalyani, West Bengal

1982

2

Fellow of Society of Environmental Sciences (F.S.E.Sc.) for Outstanding Contribution in the Field of Environmental Sciences

The Society of Environmental Science, Dumka, Jharkhand, India

 

2003

3

Certificate of Excellence for valuable Contribution for the Academic Advancement of the Department of Zoology

Presidency College, West Bengal, India

 

2010

4

Fellow of the Zoological Society (FZS) for Outstanding Contribution in the Field of Zoology

Zoological Society, Calcutta, West Bengal, India

 

2016

5

Fellow of the Zoological Society of India (FZSI) for Outstanding Contribution in the Field of Zoology

Zoological Society of India (FZSI): Gaya, India

 

2018

6

B.C. Guha Memorial Award for Excellent Lecture

Indian Science News Association, Science and Culture, Kolkata, West Bengal

2022

7

Fellow of the Zoological Society of Bangladesh (FZSB)

Zoological Society of Bangladesh

2022

8

2023: VIVEK JYOTI ANANYA SAMMAN

Swami Vivekananda University, Barrackpore, for outstanding contribution in the field of Education, Research and Administration.

 

2023

9

2024: Fellow of Indian Social Science Academy (FISSA)

Indian Social Science Academy

2024

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Member of Academic Bodies

Sl.

Nature of Activity

Name of the Committee/Institution/Organization

1

Member of the Executive Council

West Bengal State University, Alia University, Sadhu Ram Chand Murmu University

2

Member of Steering Committee

The West Bengal Collage Service Commission

3

Collaborators

Science and Culture

4

Former Member

Senate/Court/Syndicate/Executive Council of all State aided Universities (Burdwan University, Kalyani University, West Bengal State University, North Bengal University, Sidhu Kanho Birsha University, Vidyasagar University etc.) as Directorate of Public Instructor, Govt. of West Bengal

5

Different Academic and Administrative Committees Member/Chairman

BRS, PGBS, UGBS, Advisory Board, UG & PG Faculty Council, Finance Committee etc.

6

Member/Chairman

Search Committee for selection of Vice Chancellors and Deans of different State Aided Universities, West Bengal, India.

7

Selection Committees Member

Selection Committees for Selection of Teachers, Officers and non Teaching Staff of Different State Aided Universities, West Bengal College Service Commission and Public Service Commission, West Bengal, India.

8

Standing Committee Member

Standing Committee of Different Colleges and Universities of West Bengal, India

9

Administrator/Chairman

Different Academic Institutions

10

Member

Different Academic &Administrative Bodies of Different Colleges & State Aided Universities.

11

Member

Different Policy Making Bodies of Higher Education Department, Different Universities, Colleges and other Academic Institutions

12

Member

State Council of Higher Education, Govt. of West Bengal, India

13

Chairperson

Different Committees of Different Govt. Colleges, West Bengal, India

14

Chairman

Important Section of Dept. of Science and Technology, Govt. of West Bengal, India

15

Chairperson

NAAC PEER TEAM, Bengaluru; October, 2017

16

Life Member

Indian Journal of Environment and Ecoplanning”, Society of Environmental Science

17

Life Member

“Science and Culture”, Indian Science News Association.

18

Life Member

“Proceedings of the Zoological Society”, The Zoological Society, Kolkata, India.

19

Life Member

Zoological Society of India (FZSI)

 

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