Dr. Nirmalya Das

Name Dr. Nirmalya Das  
Designation Assistant Professor
Department Zoology
Date of Joining 3rd March, 2015 (Past: Assistant Professor in Zoology, Kalimpong College, PO+PS – Kalimpong, Dist. – Darjeeling, PIN – 734 301, West Bengal.
From 1st March 2004 to 2nd 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 dnirmalya75@gmail.com
Academic 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. "Two new biting midges of Brachypogon KIERRER (Diptera: Ceratopogonodae) from India"
Das, Nirmalya, Mazumdar, A., and Chaudhuri, P. K. 2010, Polish Journal of Entomology. 79: 455 – 461.
2. "A new species of Bryophaenocladius Thienemann, 1934 (Diptera: Chironomidae) from Darjeeling Himalayas, India"
Hazra, Niladri, and Das, Nirmalya. 2011, International Journal of Dipterological research. 22(3): 139 – 143.
3. "Four new species of the genus Kiefferulus Goetghebure, 1922 (Diptera: Chironomidae) from Darjeeling Himalayas, India"
Das, Nirmalya, and Mazumdar, A. 2012, Far Eastern Entomologist. 253: 1 – 23.
4. "Systematics and biology of Metriocnemus clarivirgulus sp.n. (Diptera: Chironomidae) from Darjeeling, India with revised keys to male and female adults of Metriocnemus van der Wulp"
Som, D., Das, N., and Hazra, N. 2013, Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift. 60(1): 111 – 121.
5. "Climate Change – A threat to Eastern Himalayan Biodiversity."
Das, Nirmalya and Chattopadhyay, K. K. 2013, Journal of Today’s Biological Sciences: Research & Review. 2(2): 89 – 107.
6. "Study of Diversity of Non-Biting Midges (Diptera: Chironomidae) of the lower Gangatic plain of West Bengal, India"
Mandal, Ujjwal Kumar., Hazra Niladri., Majumdar, Uttaran., Das, Nirmalya. 2014, Indian Science Cruiser. 28(3): 20 – 34.
Ongoing and Completed Research Projects
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
Das, Nirmalya and Hazra Niladri. 2014. Diversity of “non–biting” Midges from Darjeeling Himalayas, India (DIPTERA : CHIRONOMIDAE). A Comprehensive District Profile of Darjeeling – Edited by Samhita Chaudhuri, Manojit Dasgupta and D. C. Roy. 321 – 341.
Talks/Posters/Papers Presented
Golden Jubilee International Seminar on 17th – 19th March 2010 entitled “Revision of the Indian species of the Genus Kiefferulus Goetghebour (Diptera: Chironomidae)” – at Department of Zoology, The University of Burdwan.
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.
DST, WB sponsored State Level Seminar on "Impact of Pollution : Assessment & Awareness" on 14th – 15th Feb 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).
Participation in Schools/Conferences/Workshops/Symposia/Seminars
“WEST BENGAL BIODERVISITY BOARD SPONSORED DISTRICT LEVEL SEMINAR – CUM AWARENESS PROGRAMME ON BIODIVERSITY”, Organized by NSS Department of Achhruram Memorial College, Jhalda, Purulia, West Bengal – 723 202. On January 09 – 10, 2008.
“REGIONAL WORKSHOP ON ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING”, Organiged by Centre 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.
“SILVER JUBILEE SYMPASIUM ON DIMENSION OF RESEARCH APPLICATIONS IN ANIMAL SCIENCES”, Organized by Department of Zoology, University of North Bengal, Raja Rammohunpur – 734 013, Dist. – Darjeeling, West Bengal. On December 02 – 03, 2008.
“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 – 110 007 From March 03 – 09, 2010.
“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.
“SEMINAR CUM WORKSHOP ON THE ROLE OF IQAC (INTERNAL QUALITY ASSURANCE CELL) IN RE-ACCREDITATION OF HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS”, Organized by Salesion College, Siliguri Compus On June 09 – 10, 2010.
“UGC SPONSORED NATIONAL SEMINAR ON GLOBAL WORMING AND CLIMATE CHANGE: ISSUES AND CHALLENGES IN 21ST CENTURY INDIA”, Organized by IQAC, Suri Vidyasagar College, Suri – 731 101, Dist. – Birbhum, West Bengal In collaboration with Paschimbanga Vigyan Mancha, Birbhum. On November 20 – 21, 2010.
“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 – 713 104, West Bengal. On January 27 – 28, 2011.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“UGC SPONSORED NATIONAL SEMINAR ON INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN EASTERN HIMALAYAN REGION : HUMAN AND NATURAL”, Organized by Department of Geography & Economics, Kalimpong College, Kalimpong 734 301, Dist. – Darjeeling, West Bengal On March 24 – 25, 2012.
“UGC SPONSORED NATIONAL SEMINAR ONMICRO-FINANCE INITIATIVE, INCLUSION AND IMPACT IN INDIA AND SUSTAINABILITY OF SHG AS PROVERTY ALLEVITION PROGRAMME”, Organized by Department 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.
DST – PURSE SPONSORED SEMINER ON “FORNTIERS IN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND WORKSHOP ON BASIC FLOWCYTOMETRY”, Organized by The Department of Zoology, The University of Burdwan, Burdwan On 9th July, 2012.
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.
“100TH INDIAN SCINCE CONGRESS”, Organized by The Indian Science Congress Association at The University of Calcutta, Kolkata On 3rd – 7th January, 2013.
“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.
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.
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.
Member of State/National/International Professional Bodies
Life Member of Indian science Congress Association