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Name Dr. Priyanka Halder Mallick
Designation Associate Professor
Department Name ZOOLOGY
Office Phone No +91 3222 298-290 / Centrex Extn. 290
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Address Department of Zoology,Vidyasagar University,Mednipur Pin 721102
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Educational Qualification              
Degree NameInstituteYear of passing/awarded
Ph.D.Vidyasagar University2016
M.Sc.Calcutta University2001
B.Sc.Calcutta University1999
Career Profile / Teaching Experience        
Associate Professor, Department of Zoology, Vidyasagar University since 1.2.2019. till date
Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology, Vidyasagar University since March 2005 till 31.1.2019.
Lecturer in Zoology at Sundarban Hazi Desarat College, from July 2003 to March 2005.
Specialization/Research Area
Field of SpecializationResearch Area/ Areas of Interest
Zooplankton Biodiversity, Aquatic ecotoxicology, Community dynamics
Forest Ecology
Socio-economic status, Ecosystem services.
Course/ Subject Taught 
Biodiversity conservation
Animal Physiology
Conference/ Symposium /Journal Paper / Books Published
International Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
Trend of changes in Annual Forest Cover of South West Bengal, India.International Journal of Zoology and Animal Biology 1 (5): 000130. DOI: 10.23880/izab-160001302018Medwin publishers
Forest, Wetland and Biodiversity: revealing multi-faceted Ecological Services from Ecorestoration of a degraded tropical landscape.Ecohydrology and Hydrobiology, 18 (3): 278-296. doi:10.1016/j.ecohyd.2018.04.0022018Elsevier
Mallick, P.H. and Chakraborty, S.K. "Does Intra-site Connectivity influence theDynamics of Zooplankton Metacommunity in Freshwater Habitats?"Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 15: 661-675.2015Central Fisheries Research Institute (CFRI) Trabzon, Turkey in cooperation with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Japan
Halder, P.M., Jana, P.K., Chakraborty, S.K., and Banerjee, S. "Relative tolerance of some tropical freshwater microcrustaceans to acidification."Turkish Journal of Zoology 37: 228-2372013Central Fisheries Research Institute, Trabzon, TURKEY (doi:10.3906/zoo-1204-36)
Chatterjee, S., Datta, S., Mallick, P.H, Mitra, A., Veer, V. and Mukhopadhyay, S.K. "Chapter 7: Use of Wetland Plants in Bioaccumulation of Heavy Metals."D.K. Gupta (ed.), Plant-Based Remediation Processes, Soil Biology: 352013Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg (DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-35564-6_7)

National Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
Paria, S., Bhattacharyya, M., Mallick, P.H. and Chakraborty, S.K. Positive impact of a bio-invasive host plant on butterfly diversity: the other side of the coin.ENVIS Newsletter, March 2017; 23(1):5-8.2017ZSI
Mallick, P.H., Datta, T. K. and Bhattacharya, T. "Temporal variation in the density and diversity of plankton in two contrasting freshwater wetlands of Paschim Medinipur, Paschim Banga, India."In: Sustainable Biodiversity in the 21st Century (Eds. B. K. Dutta & P. Choudhury). pp. 16-29.2015Assam University, Silchar.
Halder, P., Bhunia, G., Pradhan, P., Banerjee, S. and Chakraborty, S. K. "Zooplankton Diversity of freshwater wetlands in the lateritic tracts of South-West Bengal, India."In: Zoological Research in Human Welfare, Paper-5: 63-74.2008Zoological Society, Calcutta. (ISBN: 9788181712011)

Other Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
Mallick, P.H., Mukherjee, S. and Bhattacharya, M. "Common Folkloric Medicinal Practices among the Kora – Mudi Tribes of Paschim Medinipore, West Bengal."Proceedings of the National Seminar on Traditional Knowledge and Social Practices Promoting Biodiversity Conservation,101-1082014ZSI & SEBA (ISBN: 978-81-71-368-1)

Books Published
Ph. D. Thesis Guidance
Ongoing / Submitted Ph. D. Thesis
Scholar NameThesis TitleCo SupervisorStatusComplete in Year
Souraditya ChakrabortyCladoceran diversity of freshwater wetlands in lateritic soils of Paschim Medinipur district Ongoing 
Pathik Kr. Jana (M.Phil. - Ph.D.)Population persistence of Zygopteran Odonates with respect to habitat heterogeneity Ongoing 
Sontu PariaLepidopteran Diversity of South West BengalProf. S.K. ChakrabortyOngoing 
Subir MalEffect of Nanoparticles on Fish model Ongoing 

Project Work

Completed Project Works
Project titleWorked asFunding AgencyAmount in Rs.Duration in yearsPeriod
Year to Year
Cytogenetical and immunological analysis of Tilapia exposed to heavy metals.Co-InvestigatorUGC1255002 year20122014
Invited Lectures 
TitleOrganized byVenueYear
The Necessity of Monitoring Water BodiesNational seminar titled ‘Environmental Change: Adaptation Challenges by Sustainable Development’Midnapore City College2018
"The Legendary Charles Darwin"Breakthrough Society, Kolkata on 17th FebSukumar Sengupta College, Keshpur, Midnapore2018
"Aquatic health indicators"seminar for Awareness on Snake-bite as Golden jubilee celebrations at Panchkhuri Deshbandhu High School, on 28th September.Paschim Midnapore2016
"Zooplankton – role in Ecotoxicology and Bioindication"Golden jubilee lecture series in Biological Sciences at Pingla Thana Mahavidyalaya on 7th FebruaryPaschim Medinipur2015
Role of Zooplankton in AquacultureDirectorate of Distance EducationVidyasagar University2013
Membership of Learned Society 
Life member of the Zoological Society Kolkata
• Life member of Institute of Science, Education & Culture (ISEC) since 2014.
• Life member of Social Environmental and Biological Association (SEBA) since 2017.
Association with Professional Bodies
Type of Professional ActivityPeriod
Reviewer for Elsevier journal – Environmental Pollution2016 to 2016
Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended/Organised

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended

Title of the Seminar/Conference/WorkshopYearRoleHeld at and Organiser
Theme ‘Biodiversity and Environment’ at YOUNG SCIENTISTS’ CONFERENCE (YSC)2018poster PresenterLucknow. India International Science Festival (IISF)
3rd Regional Science & Technology Congress (Western)2018poster PresenterSidho Kanho Birsha University, Purulia
International Conference: INTZOOCON 20182018Paper presenterDepartment of Zoology, University of Calcutta during February 1-3.
DST sponsored one week training workshop on “Biodiversity conservation”2018ParticipantWildlife Institute of India, Dehradun during 19.3.18.-23.3.18.
one-week training programme on "ICT components and Smart campus services"2017ParticipantComputer centre, Vidyasagar University during 24-28 July.

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Organised

Title of the Conference/Seminar/WorkshopYearRole in the EventFunding Agency
National Seminar on "Crosstalk on Zoology"2017Organising SecretaryUGC-sponsored; Department of Zoology, Vidyasagar University on March 9, 2017
National Seminar on "Zoological Research: Past present and future"2015TreasurerUGC; held at Department of Zoology, Vidyasagar University on 26th March.
Vocational Training on "Vermitechnology and its Applicability to Aquaculture, Horticulture and Sericulture"2014Joint Organizing SecretaryDEC
"Women’s health: recent trends in research"2011Member SecretaryUGC-sponsored; organised by Women’s Study Centre at Vidyasagar University held on 17th March
Award NameAwarded ByYear
3rd in best oral presentationNational Seminar on Forest Resources: Conservation Issues and Management organized by SEBA, held at Jadavpur University on September 92017
Best oral presentation prize in the Animal Science categorythe 23rd West Bengal State Science & Technology Congress2016
R.K. Sur Memorial Medal 2011 in Young Scientist category for unpublished original piece of research work in Animal ScienceThe Zoological Society, Kolkata2011
State Level Eligibility TestGovt. of West Bengal2002
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