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Shri H. Banerjee started taking Zoology classes on 22-07-1963 as a part-time teacher but left in August in the same when Shri Dhiresh Chandra Dhar of St. Edmund’s College continued with the job to be followed by Shri Monoranjan Burman of Lady Keane College till Shri (Late) Kamalaksha Dutta joined as first full time lecturer on 1st October 1964 and also Shri J. J. Rao as demonstrator. Shri Dutta continued to serve as Head of the Department till his retirement but Shri Rao left the job in 1965. Shri Parimal Chakraborty (1966-72), Dr. Pranab Mukherjee (1966-68), Shri Jahnabi Kr. Chattaraj (1968-72) served the department with all odds but soon left with better opportunities. Dr. Samarendra Nath Dutta joined in 1969 and retired in 2003 as the Head of the Department. Meanwhile, many teachers served the college as part-time teacher also.Smt. Rekha Devi joined in early seventies and then Dr. Malay Dey in July,1985. Smt. Suparna Choudhury joined as demonstrator in seventies and still engaged in managing the higher secondary practical classes. Smt. D. N. Shabong joined during nineties to be followed by Smt. Jennifer Lyngdoh.Smt. Lyngdoh left the job in 2005 to be replaced by Smt. E. M. Pala. The laboratory of the department is well equipped with lot of collections of species and suitable infrastructure and Shri Ethelbert Pyrtuh, the laboratory attendant taking care of the every material most meticulously.Over the years since its inception, the department has produced some excellent results and the few to be remembered include: Dr. Malay Dey (presently lecturer in the College) ranking 1st Class 1st in Zoology Honours in 1981 and Shri F. A. Lamare (presently lecturer in St. Anthony’s College) and Smt. Anamika Gupta repeating the same feat in 1991 and 1994 respectively. Likewise the students in Zoology have the credit of bringing high percentage of distinctive examination results in various levels from higher secondary up to the degree standard. The teachers of Zoology department have credit of as many as four Science projects conducted with the cooperation and active participation of the students and financed by the State unit of the Department of Science and Technology. Former Head of the Department,Shri (Late) K. Datta, conducted a research project entitled “A, B, O.Blood Group in Khasi and Jaintia People in Meghalaya” in spite of the limited facilities available. Smt. R. Devi, Dr. S. N. Datta and Dr. M.Dey successfully completed three different research projects in the department,entitled: “Chromosome Analysis and Distribution of Some Spiders of Meghalaya”,“Study of Role of Mitotic Activity in the Early Chick Embryo (Local Breed of Meghalaya)”, and “Electrophoretic Survey of L.D.H. Banding Pattern in the Frog Species of the Genus Rana from Khasi Hills, Meghalaya”. Students of the Department have started a student activity club, ‘The Zoonic Circle’ from the current year (2006) under the guidance of the faculty members. The aim and objective of the club is to involve all the students in various academic activities like seminars, scientific workshop, etc, and also other supporting social and cultural activities of the college.

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Dr. Malay Dey (Head)



M. Sc.(NEHU)
Ph. D.(NEHU)
08-07-1985


mdey.shillcol@gmail.com
Smt. D. N. Shabong


M, Sc. (NEHU)

01-09-1994

dnshabong@gmail.com
Dr. (Smt.) E. M. Pala


M. Sc.(NEHU)
Ph.D (GU)




lmjyrwa@yahoo.co.in
Dr. (Smt.) Lucy Mary Jyrwa


M. Sc.(NEHU)
Ph. D.(NEHU)
06-09-2008



lmjyrwa@yahoo.co.in
Dr. Shanwell Khongwir


M. Sc.(NEHU)
Ph. D.(NEHU)
02-03-2009


shanwell.k@yahoo.co.in
Sample Description

The contribution of zoology in the day-to-day life of humans and other living beings on this earth is overwhelming. Zoology paved the ways and means for the development of modern medical science concerning human and animal body. Other branches of science like chemistry, physics, botany, mathematics and others of course surround the science of Zoology. The present system of learning is however inclined towards applied aspects of Zoology which is important; nevertheless the fundamental knowledge is even more important to device application. Keeping this view in mind the students of the Zoology Dept. Shillong College, proposes to form a club to generate interest among them to take up and study Zoology at the fundamental level and make them aware of the current development in this science. Such exposure will make us not only to educate ourselves but create academic and intellectual environment at home and at the place where we work/study everyday. AIMS & OBJECTIVES To educate ourselves on the fundamental Zoology and update our knowledge through various activities like 1. By organizing seminars. 2. By organizing popular talks. 3. Group discussions. 4. Exhibition. 5. Tracking recent developments through newspaper, magazines, journals and the Internet. 6. Organizing fieldtrips/ study tour to the places of interest. ZOONIC - BODY Chairperson- Principal, Shillong College (Permanent member) President - Head of department of Zoology (Permanent member) Vice president - One post, elected/nominated from 3rd year Bsc.Zoo (H) Secretary - One posts, elected /Nominated from 2nd year Bsc.Zoo (H) Joint secretaries – Three posts, one elected each from 1st, 2nd and 3rd year Bsc.Zoo (H) Treasurer- One post, elected from 1st year Bsc.Zoo (H) Secretary for publicity and publication - One post elected from1st year Bsc. Zoo (H) Secretary for bulletin board - One post elected from 2nd year Bsc. Zoo (H) Executive Members - Four members, three from the teachers of the department and one from 3rd year Bsc. Zoo (H) ELECTION PROCESS Every year after students are admitted in the 1st year Zoo. Hons. Course, the 2nd year and 3rd year students will organize reception for them and a new body is to be formed to take over. Secretaries’ annual report, Treasurers financial report are to be presented in the meeting. Normally the President will preside over the meeting MEMBERSHIP Any and all the students taking Zoology Hons.are the members of the club, all the faculty members including laboratory attendant will be the members of the club. Any or other students or teachers interested in the science of Zoology may also become a member. Memberships are of two types—Annual membership and Life membership. FUNDS Collections of subscriptions of membership fee: 1. Annual membership fee Rs.50 to be collected which is to be renewed every year. This is to be revised according to the situation. 2. Life membership is ten times (i.e. Rs.500) that of annual membership. 3. Funds may also be received from college authority, NGOs, and government and non-government departments for organizing special programs. 4. Fund is to be maintained in a Nationalized Bank, which will be operated jointly by President, Secretary and treasurer (either all or any two).