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Name Prof. Susanta Kumar Chakraborty
Designation Professor
Department Name ZOOLOGY
Office Phone No 03222-276554 Extn. 427
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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. (Marine Sc.)University of Calcutta1992
M.Phil (Env. Sc.)University of Calcutta1984
M.Sc (Zoo)University of Calcutta1981
B.Sc (Zoo H)University of Calcutta1979
Career Profile / Teaching Experience        
Current: Professor of Zoology,Vidyasar University,Midnapore, since 6th February,2004 till date
1. Lecturer in Zoology in Sripat Singh College, Jiaganj, Murshidabad from 1st July, 1988 to 31st July, 1989.
2. Lecturer in Zoology in Krishnath College, Berhampur, Murshidabad from 17th November, 1989 to 28th February, 1991.
3. Lecturer in Zoology in Vidyasagar University, Midnapore from 4th March, 1991 to 6th February, 1996.
4. Reader in Zoology in Vidyasagar University, Midnapore from 7th February, 1996 to 6th February, 2004.
Specialization/Research Area
Field of SpecializationResearch Area/ Areas of Interest
Ecology;Biodiversity assessment and management;Wetland-Coastal,Estuarine and Ecosystem ;Vermitechnology;Environmental Impact assessment
Ecology and Environmental Management
Ecology;Biodiversity assessment and management;Wetland-Coastal,Estuarine and Ecosystem ;Vermitechnology;Environmental Impact assessment
Course/ Subject Taught 
Environmental Science
Conference/ Symposium /Journal Paper / Books Published
International Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
First report of Megodontolaimus coxbazari Timm,1969( Nematoda:Chromadorida) from the Indian coast.Marine Biodiversity,18:1-72016Springer
Cyathoshiva amaleshi gen. n. sp. n. (Nematoda: Cyatholaimidae) from the coast of India.Zootaxa 4126 (4): 577–5862016Magnolia press
Morphometric variation of different parameters of snail Segmentina trocoidea,vector of Fasciolopsis buski,in different seasons in a perennial aquatic body at Mourigram,Howrah,West Bengal,IndiaInternational Journal of advanced Research 3(12):1584-15922016IJAR
Insecticidal/Acaricidal efficacy of different formulation of plant oil against coconut eriophyid mite,Aceria guerreronisInternational Journal of Zoology and Research 5(5):27-322016Trans Stellar
Redescription of Cadrenna pallida var. bilimeata ( de Meijere,1904)(Diptera:Chloropidae) and its role as pollinators and carrion feeder from Indian SundarbansAmbient Science3(2):1-42016Dr.Jayanta Biswas;ISSN No:National Cave Research and Protection Organization2348-5191
Taxonomy of Soldier Flies(Diptera: Stratiomyidae) of Sundarban Biosphere Reserve, India.Proceedings of Zoological Society DOI 10.1007/s 12595(Springer)2016Proceedings of Zoological Society Springer
Diversity and distribution of Molluscs in Subarnarekha River, India with emphasis on identifying indicator speciesINTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CURRENT RESEARCH;8(11):42162-42164.2016M. GAYATHRI Managing Editor Web:; Email:
Relation between weather parameters and honeybee abundance in a tropical forested ecosystem in West Midnapore district of West Bengal, India.The Ecoscan: Special Issue. 9: 889­8942016Dept. of Environmental sciences , Sambalpur University, Odisha, India
Lead accumulation profiles in the soft tissues of the Macrognathus pancalus during sub lethal chronic exposure,in laboratory.International Journal of Environment,Ecology,Family and Urban Studies.5(6):35-502015Trans Stellar
Seasonal zonation pattern of meiobenthic fauna of an intertidal belt in the coastal area of Midnapore(East),West Bengal,India. International Research Journal ofInternational Research journal of Environmental Sciences,4(9):45-522015International Science Congress Association

National Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
). Of Honeyguides and Humans – a unique interspecific association formed over honeyScience and Culture 83(3­4): 103­ 107.2017Indian Science News Association
Lipid and fatty acid fractions in Lingula anatina (Brachiopoda): an intertidal benthic fauna in the West Bengal-Orissa coast, India.Journal of Coastal Life Medicine. 2(5): 382-388.2014Journal of Coastal Life Medicine. China
Diversity of Hemipteran insects in the coastal environment of Midnapore(East),est Bengal,India.Science and Culture.80(5-6):173-1782014Indian Science News Association
Biotic interactions of freshwater zooplankton community vis-a-vis climate change.Proceedings of the International Conference on Green India-Strategic knowledge for combating climate change prospects and challenges( Edt. by Anisa B. Khan):214-2292014Dept. of Ecology and Environmental Sciences,Pondicherry University,India
Morpho-micro anatomical study of Lingula anatina Lamarck, 1801 from West Bengal-Odisha coast, India.Journal of Marine Biological Association of India. 56(2): 26-332014CMFRI,Cochin
Morpho-micro anatomical study of Lingula anatina Lamarck, 1801 from West Bengal-Odisha coast, India.Journal of Marine Biological Association of India. 56(2): 26-332014CMFRI,Cochin
Length- Weight Relationship of a Precambrian Benthic Brachiopod Species- Lingula anatina Lamarck, 1801 Inhabitant in Subarnarekha Estuarian- Mangrove Ecotone, India.International Journal of Research Studies in Biosciences. 2(6): 33-392014JEPH
Taxonomy and distribution of meiobenthic intertidal foraminifera in the coastal tract of Midnapore (East), West Bengal, India.International Journal of Current Research and Academic Review. 2(3): 98-104.2013IPJR
Diversity of Dragonflies (Insecta:Odonata) in contrasting coastal environment of Midnapore (East), West Bengal,India. Journal of Radix International Education and Research Consortium. 3(4): 33-472013IPJR
Diversity of coleopteran insects in the coastal belt of Medinipur district (East) West Bengal, India.Journal of Radix International Education and Research Consortium, 2: 1-26.2013Science and Research

Other Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
Mangrove Ecosystem of Sundarbans, India: Biodiversity, Ecology, Threats and ConservationMangroves: Ecology, Biology and Taxonomy. Edt. by James N. Metras2011NOVA publisher, USA: 83-112.
Rural development through participatory bio-resource management - case study from Midnapore DistrictPerspectives of Rural Development Problems and Prospects. Edt. By Rajatkanti Das et al2006Indian Anthropological Society and Department of Anthropology, Vidyasagar University.150-160
Vermicomposting –A new vista in rural development.Perspectives of Rural Development Problems and Prospects. Edt. By Rajatkanti Das et al2006Indian Anthropological Society and Department of Anthropology, Vidyasagar University.188-194.
Biodiversity Conservation: Issues on local faunal diversity.Extension Strategy on Natural Resource Management. Edt. by Dr. Sankar Acharya2006Department of Agriculture, Bidhan Chakdra Krishi Viswavidyalaya. 523-539
Distribution of coliform bacteria in different estuaries of West Bengal Coast, IndiaProtected Habitats and Biodiversity. Edt. by A. Kumar, J. R. Dhanze, A.K. Chopra and D.S. Malik2004Natcon publication: 395-402.
Invasive species in Sundarbans Mangrove Ecosystem, India.Fish Diversity in Protected Habitats, Edts. by S. Ayyappan, D.S. Malik, R. Dhanze and R.S. Chauhan2004Natcon publication: 219-240.
Ecological Status of Jamboo Island- A Vergin Mangrove Island in South East Sundarbans, West Bengal, India.Protected Habitats and Biodiversity. Edt. By A.Kumar, J.R.Dhanze, A.K.Chopra and D.S.Malik,2004Natcon publication: 403-408.
Environmental monitoring with special emphasis on bio-monitoring-- a prerequisite for sustainable environmental management: A case study in Darkeswar river of South West Bengal, India.Environment Pollution and Management.Edt. by A. Kumar, C.Bhora and L.K.Sing.2003Ashish Publishing Corporation, New Delhi: 87-103.
Biodiversity and ConservationPerspectives and Issues in Environmental Studies A.D.Mukhopadhyay2003Vidyasagar University: 267-286.
Environmental perturbation with regard to water quality and fishery resources of river Rupnarayan :a potential threat from a thermal power plant, West Bengal, India.Sustainable Development and Cold Water Fish Genetic Resources Edt. by P. Das, S.R.Verma, J.R. Dhanze and D. S. Malik2002Natcon publication: 155-172.

Books Published
Title of the BookPublished byYearRole
Fish Biodiversity and Conservation: The Approach and Strategy ISBN:978-93-85822-20-9Krishi Sanskriti Publications,New Delhi-110068,India2018Co-Author
Biodiversity & Productivity of Fish: Techno social & Management Approach.Agrotech Publishing Acadamy2008Co-author
Vermitechnology and Sericulture technology.Vidyasagar University2003Co-author
A manual for the assessment of biodiversity. A follow up of the National Agricultural Technology project (NATP),ICAR, CMFRI Special Publication No. 832003Co-author
Ph. D. Thesis Guidance
Ongoing / Submitted Ph. D. Thesis
Scholar NameThesis TitleCo SupervisorStatusComplete in Year
Ms. Subhashree MiddyaAssessment of ecological changes of zooplankton from macrophyte infested wetlands of Midnapore(West) District, India.NoneSubmitted2018
Mr. Sayan BhattacharyaEcological study of intertidal meiobenthic fauna of Midnapore(East) coast, West Bengal, India.Dr. Dipak Tamili, Principal, Egra CollegeSubmitted2018
Mr.Tridib Kumar DuttaIntertidal Meiofauna in the coastal tract of Midnapore(East),West Bengal with special emphasis on free living marine nematodes.NoneSubmitted2017
Ms. Manjishtha BhattacharyyaPollinator Bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) of Midnapore districts: studies into their diversity, foraging behaviour and response to pesticide pollution in two contrasting habitats viz. lateritic and coastal mangrove belts.Dr. Shankar Acharya,Professor of Agriculture Extension, BCKV, NadiaSubmitted2017
Mr.Santunu GharaDiversity of Forest dwelling insects of East and West Midnapore District with special emphasis on Biomonitoring and Pollination.NoneOngoing2016
Mr. Sujoy MiddyaBiodiversity of zooplankton in the contrasting wetlands (Fresh water and Brackish water) of Midnapore (East) District, West Bengal, india.Dr. B.K.Sharma, Professor of Zoology, NEHU, ShillongOngoing 
Mr. Hirulal PakhiraHydrobiological study of Subarnarekha river with special reference to heavy metals contamination in West Bengal, IndiaNoneOngoing 

Awarded Ph. D. Thesis
Scholar NameThesis TitleCo SupervisorStatusComplete in Year
Mrs. Priyanka HalderDiversity and Community Interactions of Zooplankton in Freshwater Wetlands of West Midnapore District, India.Dr. Samir Banerjee,Professor of Zoology, Calcutta UniversityAwarded2016
Mr. Subhamoy DasBioecology of Segmentina (Polypylis) trochoidea (Benson, 1836) (Mollusca : Gastropoda, Pulmonata, Planorbidae)Dr. Debnarayan Ray, A.B.N. Seal Government College, CochbeharAwarded2016
Mrs.Sayantani PattanayakStudies on the role of selected soil fauna in the nutrient cycling in forest ecosystemDR. Partha Pratim Chakraborty, Associate Professor, Department of Zoology, R. N. L. Khan Girls CollegeAwarded2016
Mr. Sudipto Kumar GhoraiEcology and biology of Nemertines in intertidal mudflats of Talsari (Orissa), IndiaDr.Sachidananda Bhattacharrya, Retd. Associate Professor, Kharagpur CollegeAwarded2016
Mrs.Poulami SanyalHydrobiological and Geomorphological Study of Wetlands of Kolkata, West Bengal, IndiaDr.(Mrs) Sumana Bandhapadhaya, Professor of Geography, University of Calcutta.Awarded2016
Mr. Tapas Kumar Das.Mangrove plant biochemicals, their transmission and transformation by detritivore and ecological study at the molecular level.Dr.Anita Ghosh, Retd. Associate Professor, Dept. of Chemistry, Sarojini Naidu CollegeAwarded2015
Mrs. Sangita Maiti DuttaAssessment of the effect of thermal stress , on a freshwater potential bioindicator mollusc species through suitable biochemical and molecular biomarkersDr. Sanghamitra Raha, Saha Institute of Nuclear PhysicsAwarded2015
Mr. Samaresh SamataEcology and Biology of primitive Brachiopod benthic fauna from the North East coast of India, with special reference to Subarnarekha Estuary.Dr. Amalesh Choudhury, Retd. Professor & Head, Dept. of Marine Science, Calcutta UniversityAwarded2014
Mr. Debdas JanaDiversity and distribution of insects in the coastal environment of Midnapore(East), West-Bengal, IndiaDr. Dipak Tamili, Principal, Egra CollegeAwarded2014
Mr. Diptiman GhoshEcology and biology of meiofauna with special reference to foraminifera of marine estuarine system of Midnapore, West BengalDr. Sabyasachi Majumdar, Scientist, S.D. Marine Biological Research Institute, West BengalAwarded2014
Project Work

Completed Project Works
Project titleWorked asFunding AgencyAmount in Rs.Duration in yearsPeriod
Year to Year
Hydrobiological study of sub-surface water flow/storage water characteristics for creation of sustainable source of rain fed river for semi-arid and fluoride effected Blocks in connection with comprehensive water security plant under Purulia, Bankura and Birbhum districtsCoordinator & ConsultantPublic Health Engineering Department, Govt. of West Bengal.42200001 year20112012
Compilation,analysis and interpretation of water quality parameters of last five years during 2004-2010 of five rivers of West Bengal viz. Shilaboti, Rupnarayan,Subarnarekha, Dwarkeswar & Kansai.Principal InvestigatorWest Bengal Pollution Control Board, Kolkata1000000 year and 6 months20102011
Water quality monitoring of five rivers of West Bengal viz. Kansai, Dwarkeswar, Subarnarekha, Shilabati and Rupnarayan.Principal InvestigatorWest Bengal Pollution Control Board, Kolkata7840000 year and 6 months20102012
Hydrobiological and geomorphological studies of Subarnarekha and Kansai river basins and their interfluves (Purulia,Bankura,Purba and Paschim Midnapore districts)with special reference to environmental management.Principal InvestigatorWest Bengal Pollution Control Board, Kolkata16016002 year20102012
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report of Himshila Ferro Alloy Private Limited at Mirjapur, Bardwan, West BengalCoordinator & ConsultantS. H. Engineering Pvt. Ltd. Kolkata, West Bengal3000002 year20092010
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report of Golden Casting and Ispat pvt. Ltd at Borjora, Bankura, West BengalCoordinator & ConsultantOctagon Consultancy Pvt. Ltd. Kolkata, West Bengal3250002 year20082009
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report of Salanpur Ferro Alloy Limited at Salanpur, Bardwan, West BengalCoordinator & ConsultantS. H. Engineering Pvt. Ltd. Kolkata, West Bengal3500002 year20082009
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report of Times Ferro Alloy Limited at Borjora, Bankura, West BengalCoordinator & ConsultantOctagon Consultancy Pvt. Ltd. Kolkata, West Bengal3000002 year20082009
Rapid Environmental Impact Assessment (REIA) report of Cosmic Ferro Alloy Limited at Ghutgoria, Borjora, Bankura, West Bengal.Coordinator & ConsultantS. H. Engineering Pvt. Ltd. Kolkata, West Bengal1250001 year20072008
Impact of vermicompost produced by indigenous vermitechnology on aquaculture.Principal InvestigatorUniversity Grant Commission.9766003 year20062009
Membership of Learned Society 
Life member of Zoological Society of India, Kolkata.
Life member of Marine Biological Association of India, Kochi, Kerala.
Life member of Indian Science Congress, New Delhi.
Life member of Nature Conservator, Muzzafarnagar, U.P.
Life member of Indian Fisheries Association, Mumbai.
Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended/Organised

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended

Title of the Seminar/Conference/WorkshopYearRoleHeld at and Organiser
International Symposium on Environmental Impacts, Health Implications and Therapeutic Approaches (ISEHT)2012Presented paperVikrama Simhapuri University, Nellore
Fourth International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology2008Presented paperHouston, Texas U.S.A.
Biodiversity Studies on Zooplankton” and “National Seminar on Developments in Limnology2005Presented paperDepartment of Zoology , Acharya Nagarjuna University.
State Level Seminar on Emerging Trends in Biotechnology: A symbiosis with conventional Technology2005Presented paperDepartment of Botany, Sripat Singh College, Jiaganj, Murshidabad
Proceedings of National Seminar on Conservation of Aquaculture Resource.2001Presented paperTripura University,Tripura

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Organised

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