Established : July 1996

Research and Development Activities : The Master's degree programme in Ecology started in July 1996 and the M. Phil programme from January 1999. The department is pursuing research in various thrust areas such as Biodiversity Conservation, Resource Management, Environmental Impact Assessment, Ecology of Rivers and Wetlands, Forests, Tea and Agro-ecosystem, Microbial Ecology, Remote Sensing and Pest Management. Faculty of the Department :

Name & Qualifications



Dr. Biman Dutta, Ph.D.

Dr. Abhik Gupta, Ph.D.

Dr. Ashesh Das, Ph.D.

Dr. Dulal Ray, Ph.D.

Dr. Jayashree Rout, Ph.D.

Professor & Head





Microbial Ecology and Tea Agro-ecosystem

Freshwater Ecology and Pollution

Forest Ecology, Agro-Ecology & Soil Ecology

Population Ecology

Algal Ecology & Toxicology

Courses Offered : M.Sc., M.Phil & Ph.D.

International/National/Regional Seminars/Conferences/Symposia organised :

National Seminar on "Environmental issues and priorities : Challenges of the Millenium", March 2-4, 2000.

Sponsored Research Project :

Name of the Project

Funding agency

Duration of the project

Name of the Investigator

Fund Allocated to the project

Biodiversity Characterisation at Land Scape level using Remote Sensing

DBT & DOS through IIRS, Dehradun

02 years

Dr. A.K. Das

1.2 Lakhs

Research Publications :

Prof. B.K. Dutta

Dr. Abhik Gupta

Dr. A.K. Das

Dr. (Ms.) J. Rout