Smt. Durba Bhattacharyya

M.Sc., B.Ed. (C.U.)

Assistant Professor

Department of Zoology

About me

Academic Qualifications: M.Sc. , B.Ed (C.U.)
Date of joining WBES: 27.04.2007
Teaching Experience:
UG – 11 years
PG – 2 years
Specialization (M.Sc): Ecology
Member of National Committees: Life Member of Zoological Society, Kolkata
Acted as Resource Person:

  1. In DBT sponsored workshop organized by the Department of Zoology, Lady Brabourne College for undergraduate students of Physics, Chemistry and Microbiology held in  10-13th December, 2012.
  2. In DBT sponsored workshop organized by the Department of Zoology, Lady Brabourne College for the 3rd year Zoology Honours students held in 6-13th November, 2013.
  3. In DBT sponsored Exchange Programme Workshop organized by the Department of Zoology, Lady Brabourne College   for the 1st year Physics Honours and 2nd year Chemistry Honours students held from 9-11th December, 2013.
  4. In DBT sponsored Exchange Programme workshop organized by the Department of Zoology, Lady Brabourne College  for undergraduate students of Physics and Chemistry held on 18th January, 2016.

LIST OF ABSTRACTS

  1. Saha, S. and Bhattacharya, D. (2011) Vibrant Avian life of Keoladeo National Park  Proc. UGC sponsored National Level Seminar on “Bioresource & Human Welfare” organized by the Lady Brabourne College in collaboration with ZSI and BSI .
  2. Maiti, P. and Bhattacharya, D. (2013) Fish faunal diversity at East Kolkata Wetland Proc. National Seminar on Natural Resources and Heritage Conservation Issues in India.
  3. Maiti, P. and Bhattacharya, D. (2014) A Comparative Study of the Faunal Diversity of Two aquatic macrophyte communities of the sewage fed ponds East Kolkata Wetlands Proc.India Biodiversity Meet 2014
  4. Bhattacharya, D. and Dhar (Dutta), S.  (2016). Faunal Diversity of Marine Catch observed at Vishakhapatnam Harbour. Abstract for poster presentation at International Conference on Aquatic Resources & Sustainable Management organized by Central Calcutta Science & Culture Organization of India with at Science City.
  5. Dhar (Dutta), S. and Bhattacharya, D. (2017).Giving coral reefs a future: Distribution, Status and Restoration of coral reef of India. Abstract for poster presentation at International Conference on “Recent advances in Biological Sciences” organized by Department of Microbiology, Gurudas College, Kolkata in collaboration with Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Jadavour And Dum DumMotijheel College, Kolkata.

 

AWARDS
Won the Best Paper Award (2nd Prize) (Biology Section) for the paper titled “A Comparative Study of the Faunal Diversity of Two aquatic macrophyte communities of the sewage fed ponds East Kolkata Wetlands at the India Biodiversity Meet 2014 (International Conference) organized by the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata in association with the Biomathematical Society of India on 21st – 23rd November, 2014.

Publications

Jehamalar, E.E., Chandra, K., Bhattacharya, D. and Maiti, P.(2014) First Record of Anisops tahitiensis Lundblad (Hemiptera: Nepomorpha: Notonectidae) from mainland India  Rec. Zool.Suev.India114 (Part -3):429-431
Maiti, P. and Bhattacharya, D. (2016). Functional feeding Groups among Aquatic insects of the East Kolkata Wetlands. Jour. Of Biodiversity and En. Sciences Vol 8 No.5 p116-127
Maiti, P. and Bhattacharya, D. (2017). Aquatic macrophytes associated molluscan species in the East Kolkata Wetlands. International Journal of scientific research Vol 6 Issue 8 p479-482

Educational Excursions Conducted Over the Years:

Place of Visit

Year

Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary &Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve, Rajasthan

November 2008

Jim Corbett National Park, Uttar Pradesh

November 2010

Vishakhapatnam &Arakku Valley, AndhraPradesh

October,2012

Vishakhapatnam & Arakku Valley, Andhra Pradesh

November 2014

Pench National Park, Madhya Pradesh and Maharastra.

November 2017

Other Field Trips:
An educational excursion to the State Poultry Farm at Tollygunge, Kolkata on 12th April, 2011 as part of the CPE Programme with the first year and second year Zoology Honours students.
Educational excursions to the Alipore Zoological Gardens & Indian Museum, Kolkata for the students of Part I & II General are undertaken as part of their B.Sc. General syllabus.