Dr. Nirmalya Das

Dr. Nirmalya Das

Designation Assistant Professor
Department Zoology
Date of Joining 3rd March 2015
Address “SHIBALAYA APARTMENT”, Flat No. – D, 4th Floor, 98/13 – Buroshibtala Road, PO+PS – Nabadwip, Dist. – Nadia, PIN – 741 302, West Bengal, India
Phone No. +91 94343 29756
Email Id dnirmalya75@gmail.com
Academics Qualification M. Sc., M. Phil., Ph. D.
Area of Specialization Fish and Fisheries
Courses Taught
  • Invertebrate Zoology
  • Vertebrate Zoology
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Biology
  • Biodiversity
  • Wild Life
  • Biosystematics
  • Aquaculture
  • Poultry & Dairy
  • Genetics
  • Biochemistry
  • Microtechnique.
Research Interest Taxonomy, Systematics,Biology and Diversity of Chironomidae in Eastern Himalaya and Gangetic plains of West Bengal.
Publications
  1. Das, Nirmalya, Mazumdar, A., and Chaudhuri, P. K. 2010. Two new biting midges of BrachypogonKIERRER (Diptera: Ceratopogonodae) from India. Polish Journal of Entomology. 79: 455 – 461.
  2. Hazra, Niladri, and Das, Nirmalya. 2011. A new species of BryophaenocladiusThienemann, 1934 (Diptera: Chironomidae) from Darjeeling Himalayas, India. International Journal of Dipterological research. 22(3): 139 – 143.
  3. Das, Nirmalya, and Mazumdar, A. 2012. Four new species of the genus KiefferulusGoetghebure, 1922 (Diptera: Chironomidae) from Darjeeling Himalayas, India. Far Eastern Entomologist. 253: 1 – 23.
  4. Som, D., Das, N., and Hazra, N. 2013. Systematics and biology of Metriocnemusclarivirgulussp.n. (Diptera: Chironomidae) from Darjeeling, India with revised keys to male and female adults of Metriocnemus van der Wulp.Deutsche EntomologischeZeitschrift. 60(1): 111 – 121.
  5. Das, Nirmalya and Chattopadhyay, K. K. 2013. Climate Change – A threat to Eastern Himalayan Biodiversity. Journal of Today’s Biological Sciences: Research & Review. 2(2): 89 – 107.
  6. Mandal, Ujjwal Kumar., HazraNiladri., Majumdar, Uttaran., andDas, Nirmalya. 2014. Study of Diversity of Non-Biting Midges (Diptera: Chironomidae) of the lower Gangatic plain of West Bengal, India. Indian Science Cruiser. 28(3): 20 – 34.
  7. Das, Nirmalya.,Majumdar, Uttaran., Mazumdar, Abhijit., and Hazra, Niladri. 2015. Life stages of eight new species of ChironomusMeigen (Diptera: Chironomidae:Chironominae) of the Eastern Himalaya of India. Oriental Insect.49: (1-2): 99 – 149. DOI: 10.1080/00305316.2015.1101723
  8. Das, Nirmalya.2016. Faunistic Study of Genus ChironomusMeigen (Diptera: Chironomidae) from Darjeeling Himalaya, India. Journal of Environment and Sociobiology. 13(1): 95 – 98.
    [Received: December, 2015/ Accepted: March, 2016/ Published: June, 2016] ISSN: 0973-0834.
Completed Research Projects
  1. UGC Sponsored Minor Research Project – “DIVERSITY OF ORTHOCLAD MIDGES (DIPTERA: CHIRONOMIDAE : ORTHOCLADIINAE) OF THE DARJEELING – HIMALAYAS OF WEST BENGAL” [2009 – 2011]
Books/Reports/General Articles/Chapters
  1. Das, Nirmalya and HazraNiladri. 2014. Diversity of “non–biting” Midges from Darjeeling Himalayas, India (DIPTERA : CHIRONOMIDAE). A Comprehensive District Profile of Darjeeling – Edited by SamhitaChaudhuri, ManojitDasgupta and D. C. Roy. 321 – 341.
Talks/Posters/Papers Presented
    1. Golden Jubilee International Seminar on 17th – 19th March, 2010 entitled “Revision of the Indian species of the Genus KiefferulusGoetghebour (Diptera: Chironomidae)” at Department of Zoology, The University of Burdwan .
    2. UGC Sponsored National Level Conference on Climate Change: A Dagger in Disguise Affecting Biodiversity on 27th – 28th January, 2011 entitled “Change in Climate – A threat to Eastern Himalayan biodiversity” at Department of Zoology, T.D.B. College, Raniganj, West Bengal.
    3. DST, WB sponsored State Level Seminar on “Impact of Pollution : Assessment & Awareness” on 14th – 15th February, 2014 entitled “Larval Mouth Parts Deformities in Bloodworm: An Indicator of Pollution in River Damodar” at Department of Zoology, Hooghly Women’s College’ Hooghly (WB).
    4. UGC sponsored National Seminar on “Advances in Biology: Eastern Himalaya Perspective” on 3rd – 4th October, 2015 entitled “Review of Genus KiefferulusGoetghbeuer (Diptera: Chironomidae)from Darjeeling Himalaya” at Department of Botany and Department of Zoology, Kalimpong College, Kalimpong, Dist. – Darjeeling (WB).
    5. International Seminar on “Exploring the Modern Approaches in Biological Sciences: From Genome to Organism” on 25th – 27th November, 2015 entitled “Taxonomic study of Genus ChironomusMeigen (Diptera: Chironomidae) from Darjeeling Himalayas, India” at Department of Zoology, Sidho-Kanho-Birsha University, Purulia, West Bengal.
    6. UGC sponsoredNational Seminar on “Development and the role of Local Self – Government: Indian Prespective” on 11th – 12th December, 2015 entitled “Role of Local Self Government of India for the Development of Animal Husbandry” at NabadwipVidyasagar College, Nabadwip, Nadia.
  1. 1st Regional Science and Technology Congress – 2016, Burdwan Division, West Bengal on 7th and 8th November, 2016 entitled “Systematic Study of Genus ChironomusMeigen (Diptera: Chironomidae) from Eastern Himalaya of India” at Bankura Christian College, Bankura, West Bengal, organized by Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of West Bengal and Bankura Christian College.
  2. UGC sponsored National Seminar on “Biodiversity: Exploration, Exploitation, Conservation & Management – Vision & Mission” on 19th – 20th November, 2016 entitled “Systematics of Genus KiefferulusGoetghebuer (Diptera: Chironomidae) from Eastern Himalaya of India” at Barasat Government College, Barasat, Kolkata.
  3. 24th West Bengal State Science and Technology Congress – 2017, on 28th February – 1st March 2017, entitled “Systematic Study of Genus ChironomusMeigen (Diptera: Chironomidae) from Eastern Himalaya of India” at Science City Kolkata organized by Department of Higher Education, Science and Technology and Biotechnology, Govt. of West Bengal.
  4. West Bengal Biodiversity Board Sponsored National Seminar on “Local Biodiversity”on 30th January 2018, entitled “Diversity of Genus ChironomusMeigen (Diptera: Chironomidae) from Kalimpong District of Darjeeling Himalaya” at Raja Rammohun Roy Mahavidyalaya, Radhanagar, Hooghly, West Bengal.
Participation in Schools/Conferences/Workshops/Symposia/Seminars
  1. “WEST BENGAL BIODERVISITY BOARD SPONSORED DISTRICT LEVEL SEMINAR – CUM AWARENESS PROGRAMME ON BIODIVERSITY” Organized byNSS Department of Achhruram Memorial College, Jhalda, Purulia, West Bengal – 723 202.
    On January 09 – 10, 2008.
  2. “REGIONAL WORKSHOP ON ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING” Organiged byCentre for Environmental Studies (CES), Siksha-Bhaban, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan – 731 235, West Bengal, In collaboration with Institution of Public Health Engineers, India. On January 19 n- 20, 2008.
  3. “SILVER JUBILEE SYMPASIUM ON DIMENSION OF RESEARCH APPLICATIONS IN ANIMAL SCIENCES”
    Organized byDepartment of Zoology, University of North Bengal, Raja Rammohunpur – 734013,
    Dist. – Darjeeling, West Bengal.
    On December 02 – 03, 2008.
  4. “WORKSHOP ON TAXONOMY: THEORY AND PRACTICE”
    Sponsored by Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India
    Organized by Centre for Environmental Management of Degraded Ecosystems, University of Delhi, Delhi – 110007
    From March 03 – 09, 2010.
  5. “GOLDEN JUBILEE INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON RESEARCH IN ZOOLOGY – BASIC AND APPLIED”
    Organized by Department of Zoology, The University of Burdwan, Burdwan – 713 104, West Bengal, India.
    From March 17 – 19, 2010.
  6. “SEMINAR CUM WORKSHOP ON THE ROLE OF IQAC (INTERNAL QUALITY ASSURANCE CELL) IN RE-ACCREDITATION OF HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS”
    Organized bySalesion College, SiliguriCompus
    On June 09 – 10, 2010.
  7. “UGC SPONSORED NATIONAL SEMINAR ON GLOBAL WORMING AND CLIMATE CHANGE: ISSUES AND CHALLENGES IN 21ST CENTURY INDIA” Organized byIQAC, SuriVidyasagar College, Suri – 731 101, Dist. – Birbhum, West Bengal
    In collaboration with PaschimbangaVigyan Mancha, Birbhum.
    On November 20 – 21, 2010.
  8. “UGC-SPONSORED NATIONAL LEVEL CONFERENCE ON CLIMATE CHANGE: A DAGGER IN DISGUISE AFFECTING BIODIVERSITY”
    Organized by Department of Zoology, Triveni Devi Bhalotia College, Raniganj, West Bengal
    In collaboration with
    Department of Environmental Science, The University of Burdwan, Burdwan – 713104, West Bengal.
    On January 27 – 28, 2011.
  9. “UGC (ERO) SPONSORED STATE LEVEL SEMINAR ON PROMOTING NMEICT – INFLIBNET e-RESOURCES IN NORTH BENGAL AND SIKKIM”
    Organized by Salesian College, Siliguri Campus
    In collaboration with ABN Seal College, Coochbehar, West Bengal.
    On February 25, 2011.
  10. “UGC SPONSORED NATIONAL LEVEL SYMPOSIUM ON POLLUTION: DISBALANCING THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT : THREATS AND PREVENTION”
    Organized by Faculty of Science, Bolpur College, Bolpur, West Bengal
    In collaboration with
    National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, West Bengal and Departmwnt of Biotechnology & Environmental Science, The University of Burdwan, Burdwan – 713 104, West Bengal.
    On March 05 – 06, 2011.
  11. “SEMINAR ON TRENDS IN CANCER RESEARCH”
    Organized by Department of Zoology, The University of Burdwan, Burdwan – 713 104, West Bengal, India.
    On January 13, 2012.
  12. “UGC SPONSORED NATIONAL SEMINAR ON INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN EASTERN HIMALAYAN REGION : HUMAN AND NATURAL”
    Organized byDepartment of Geography & Economics, Kalimpong College, Kalimpong 734 301, Dist. – Darjeeling, West Bengal
    On March 24 – 25, 2012.
  13. “UGC SPONSORED NATIONAL SEMINAR ONMICRO-FINANCE INITIATIVE, INCLUSION AND IMPACT IN INDIA AND SUSTAINABILITY OF SHG AS PROVERTY ALLEVITION PROGRAMME”
    Organized byDepartment of Commerce & Economics, Kalimpong College, Kalimpong 734 301, Dist. – Darjeeling
    In collaboration with
    Centre for Mountain Dynamic, Kalimpong – 734 301, Dist. – Darjeeling, West Bengal
    On April 28 – 29, 2012.
  14. DST – PURSE SPONSORED SEMINER ON “FORNTIERS IN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND WORKSHOP ON BASIC FLOWCYTOMETRY”
    Organized byThe Department of Zoology, The University of Burdwan, Burdwan
    On 9th July, 2012.
  15. DST, DBT, CSIR & UGC SPONSORED NATION CONFERENCE ON AQUATIC ANIMAL HELTH AND MANAGEMENT – 2012
    Organized by The Faculty of Marine Sciences, Center of Advance Study of Marine Biology, Annamalai University
    On September 14 – 15, 2012.
  16. “100TH INDIAN SCINCE CONGRESS”
    Organized by The Indian Science Congress Association at The University of Calcutta, Kolkata
    On 3rd – 7th January, 2013.
  17. “WORKSHOP ON CLIMATE CHANGE AND MOUNTAIN AREAS: AWARENESS, ADAPTATION & SUSTAINABILITY”
    Organized by Federation of Societies for Environmental Protection (FOSEP), Darjeeling in collaboration with Freidrich Ebert Stiftung, New Delhi at Kalimpong, West Bengal.
    On 30th November – 2nd December 2013.
  18. STATE LEVEL SEMINAR ON IMPACT OF POLLUTION: ASSESSMENT & AWARENESS
    Sponsored by Department of Science and Technology (Government of West Bengal)
    Organized by Department of Zoology, Hooghly Women’s College’ Hooghly (WB)
    On 14th – 15th February 2014.
  19. SPECIAL WINTER SCHOOL IN REMOTE SENSING & GIS FOR RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND ENVIRONMENT CHANGE
    Sponsored by UGC
    Organized by UGC Academic Staff College under the University of Burdwan– 713 104, West Bengal
    from December 11th to December 31st, 2014.
  20. SHORT TERM COURSE ON STUDENT COUNSELLING & GUIDENCE
    Sponsored by UGC
    Organized by UGC Human Resource Development Centre under the University of Burdwan– 713 104, West Bengal
    From August 25th to August 31st, 2015.
  21. WORKSHOP FOR ORIENTATION/ AWARENESS PROGRAMME ON NAAC ACCREDITATION
    Organized by the West Bengal State Council of Higher Education
    In collaboration withKalyani University
    On 10th September 2015.
  22. UGC SPONSORED NATIONAL SEMINAR ON “ADVANCES IN BIOLOGY:EASTERN HIMALAYAN PRESPECTIVE
    Organized by Department of Botany and Department of Zoology, Kalimpong College, Kalimpong, Dist. – Darjeeling (WB)
    From 3rd – 4th October 2015.
  23. INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON “EXPLORING THE MODERN APPROACH IN BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE: FROM GENOME TO ORGANISM”
    Organized by the Department of Zoology, Sidho-Kanho-Birsha University, Purulia, West Bengal
    In collaboration with Social Environmental and Biological Association (SEBA), Kolkata
    On 25th – 27th November 2015.
  24. UGC SPONSORED NATIONAL SEMINAR ON “DEVELOPMENT AND THE ROLE OF LOCAL SELF – GOVERNMENT : INDIAN PRESPECTIVE”
    Organized by the Department of Commerce and Department of Economics, NabadwipVidyasagar College, Nabadwip, West Bengal
    In collaboration with The Institute of Cost Accountants of India, Serampore Chapter
    On 11th – 12th December 2015.
  25. REVISION OF SYLLABUS OF ZOOLOGY AT UG LEVEL UNDER THE UNIVERSITY OF KALYANI
    Organized by the Department of Zoology, Berhampore Girls’ College, Berhampore, Murshidabad
    Under the guidance of Under-graduate Board of Studies in Zoology, University of Kalyani, Kalyani, Nadia
    On 12th March 2016.
  26. 1ST REGIONAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CONGRESS – 2016, BURDWAN DIVISION, WEST BENGAL
    Organized by Department of Science and Technology, Government of West Bengal and Bankura Christian College, Bankura, West Bengal
    On 7th and 8th November, 2016.
  27. UGC SPONSORED NATIONAL SEMINAR ON “BIODIVERSITY: EXPLORATION, EXPLOITATION, CONSERVATION & MANAGEMENT – VISION & MISSION”
    Organized by Barasat Government College, Barasat, Kolkata, collaboration with The Zoological Society, Kolkata & West Bengal Biodiversity Board
    On 19th – 20th November, 2016
  28. AUTHER WORKSHOP
    Organized by Elsevier in association with Department of Science & Technology, Government of West Bengal at The Sonnet, Kolkata
    On 2nd – 3rd December, 2016.
  29. 24TH WEST BENGAL STATE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CONGRESS – 2017
    Organized by Department of Higher Education, Science and Technology and Biotechnology, Government of West Bengal
    On 28th February – 1st March 2017.
  30. WEST BENGAL BIODERVISITY BOARD SPONSORED NATINAL SEMINAR ON ON “LOCAL BIODIVERSITY”
    Organized by Department of Botany, Raja Rammohun Roy Mahavidyalaya, Radhanagar, Hooghly, West Bengal
    On 30th January 2018.
  31. “ONE DAY SEMINAR ON FIRST WORLD DNA DAY CELEBRATION”
    Organized by University of Kalyani, West Bengal
    On 25th April 2018.
Awards/Prizes/Certificates
  1. Life Member of Indian science Congress Association
  2. Life Member Zoological Association of Burdwan