• Departmental profile

    The department of Veterinary Physiology is a pioneering department under the Faculty of Veterinary & Animal Sciences has long heritage by catering education and research on basic and applied physiology with its underlying mechanism of domestic animal and avian biological systems providing leadership in this field at the Eastern & North Eastern part of India since more than hundred years.

    The department was glorified by headship of outstanding personalities like Dr. D P Sadhu, Fellow of Banting & Best Lab since 1954 under Bengal Veterinary College (the second oldest college of India, estb. 1893). The modern instruments like UVIR Spectrophotometer, Van Slyke Gas Analyser, Warburg apparatus, Bomb Colorimeter, Cold Ultra Centrifuge were used in the lab during that period, which guided the various innovative research activities in DRDO and Energy Commission. The familiar San Born Co. of USA made ECG and EEG machine suitable for animal for the department were gifted. Prof. A K Chowdhury was one of Dr. Sadhu’s partners in the department. The department is readily adapting to the enormous development of different fields of physiology, both in teaching and research activities. Under the headship of Prof. B N Roy, Prof. S P Ghosh, Prof. B Bhattacharya, Prof. M K De Sarkar, Prof. S Roy and Prof. S Sanyal, it continued the development and up-gradation of education and research activities. Dr. P K Das, Dr. P R Ghosh, Dr. K Das, Dr. G D V Pandiyan (presently joint as Assistant Professor at TANUVAS), Dr. D. Banerjee and Dr. J. Mukherjee are the followers of the senior faculties.

    Presently the department is engaged in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching & research including PhD. The department worked extensively in several fields of molecular and systemic physiology and made significant contribution in molecular dynamics, non-invasive techniques viz. ECG, USG etc. in ruminants and avian, understanding adrenal gland function in goat, growth, lactation, radiation and stress physiology, etc. The department has good laboratory with molecular physiology, immunobiology, cell biology, atomic absorption, electro-physiology units. The sophisticated instruments viz. AAS, Gel-doc, PCR, (-) 80ºC deep freeze, biological safety cabinet, UV-VIS Spectrophotometer, ELISA washer and reader, cooling centrifuge, USG, ECG, Inverted florescence microscope, Bio-freezer etc. are utilized by the students, researchers and teachers of the various departments of the University as well as also other institutes to complete their scientific programme precisely.

    The department is experienced to run several externally funded research and extension projects successfully for developing and dissemination of sustainable technologies to the field level. Recently, the department completed a RKVY funded project on development of a model for sustainable backyard poultry farming in different agro climatic zones of West Bengal amounting nearly Rs. 11 crores with active participation and coordination with other departments and several esteemed organizations which already elicited overwhelming responses among farmers, researches and planners of India. The department had also a state of art modern facilities to cater high end research and an ultramodern seminar room. In addition, the department is also associated with an ICAR funded network project on shelter management of cattle and buffaloes due to impending climate changes. The department is in the process of several collaborating projects with esteemed Institutes and Universities at National and International level.

    The department is regularly conducting refresher’s course for professional upliftment and also have provision for short period molecular biotechnology course for science graduates / researchers.

  • Faculty Member

    Faculty: Faculty of Veterinary & Animal Sciences
    Head of the Department. : Dr. Pradip Kumar Das

    DR. PRADIP KUMAR DAS

    Qualification : M.V.Sc & Ph. D.
    Designation : Professor
    Email : pkdaskol@rediffmail.com
    Phone :9432642502

    PUBLICATIONS

    NATIONAL: 58
    INTERNATIONAL: 26
    POPULAR ARTICLES: 100
    MANUAL: 3
    OTHERS: 12

    STUDENT GUIDANCE

    PASSOUT: 38
    CURRENT: 2

    DR. PROBAL RANJAN GHOSH

    Qualification : M.V.Sc. & Ph. D.
    Designation : Associate Professor
    Email : drprghosh@gmail.com

    PUBLICATIONS

    NATIONAL: 60
    INTERNATIONAL: 15
    POPULAR ARTICLES:
    MANUAL: 3
    OTHERS: 3

    STUDENT GUIDANCE

    PASSOUT: 29
    CURRENT: 2

    DR. DIPAK BANERJEE

    Qualification : M.V.Sc. & Ph. D.
    Designation : Assistant Professor
    Email : dipakndri@gmail.com
    Phone : 8420531209

    PUBLICATIONS

    NATIONAL: 10
    INTERNATIONAL: 14
    POPULAR ARTICLES: 18
    MANUAL: 3
    OTHERS: 1

    STUDENT GUIDANCE

    PASSOUT: 5
    CURRENT: 3

    DR. JOYDIP MUKHERJEE

    Qualification : M.V.Sc & Ph. D.
    Designation : Assistant Professor
    Email : joyphy@gmail.com
    Phone : 8902386001

    PUBLICATIONS

    NATIONAL: 11
    INTERNATIONAL: 13
    POPULAR ARTICLES: 10
    MANUAL: 3
    OTHERS: 1

    STUDENT GUIDANCE

    PASSOUT: 3
    CURRENT: 2

    DR. KINSUK DAS

    Qualification : M.V.Sc. & Ph. D.
    Designation : Assistant Professor
    Email : kin.suk@hotmail.com
    Phone : 9831225576

    PUBLICATIONS

    NATIONAL: 20
    INTERNATIONAL: 12
    POPULAR ARTICLES: 10
    MANUAL: 3
    OTHERS: 1

    STUDENT GUIDANCE

    PASSOUT: 1
    CURRENT:

  • Course

    Course offered:

    Undergraduate Programme
    Course No. Course Title Credit Hours
    VPB – 111 Blood, Cardiovascular, Excretory system and Body F 2 + 1
    VPB – 121 Neuromuscular, Digestive and Respiratory systems 2 + 1
    VPB – 221 Endocrinology, Reproduction, Growth and Environmen 3 + 1
    Post-graduate programme
    Course No. Course Title Credit Hours
    VPY 601 Physiology of Digestion 2 +1
    VPY 602 Cardiovascular and Respiratory Physiology 2 +1
    VPY 603 Renal Physiology and Body Fluid Dynamics 2 +1
    VPY 604 Haematology 2 +1
    VPY 605 Vitamins and Minerals in Animal Physiology 2 + 0
    VPY 606 Physiology of Animal Reproduction 2 + 1
    VPY 607 Clinical Physiology 2 + 1
    VPY 608 Neuromuscular Physiology 3 + 0
    VPY 609 Chemical Bioregulation in Physiological Functions 0 + 2
    VPY 610 Research Techniques in Veterinary Physiology 0 + 2
    VPY 691 Master ‘s Seminar 1 + 0
    VPY 699 Master ‘s Research 20
    Ph D
    Course No. Course Title Credit Hours
    VPY 701 Applied Physiology of Body Fluids and Electrolytes 2 + 1
    VPY 702 Physiology of Animal Behaviour 2 + 0
    VPY 703 Comparative Physiology of Ruminant Digestion 2 + 1
    VPY 704 Advances in Neuro – Endocrinology 2 + 1
    VPY 705 Myophysiology and Kinesiology 2 + 1
    VPY 706 Avian Physiology 2 + 1
    VPY 707 Physiology of Lactation 2 + 1
    VPY 708 Advances in Environmental Physiology and Growth 2 + 1
    VPY 709 Advances in Rumen Microbiology and Metabolism 2 + 1
    VPY 710 Advances in Immunophysiology 2 + 1
    VPY 711 Physiology of Stress 2 + 1
    VPY 790 Special Problem 0 + 2
    VPY 791 Doctoral research I 1 + 0
    VPY 792 Doctoral research II 1 + 0
    VPY 799 Doctoral research 45

    * Compulsory for Master’s programme; ** Compulsory for Doctoral programme

  • Project Completed / ongoing

    Completed
    Sl.No. Title Name of PI Period Funding Agency Budget (Rs. in lakhs)
    1 Development of a Model for Sustainable Backyard Poultry Farming in West Bengal Dr. Pradip Kumar Das 2008-2013 Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India 1104.085
  • Research Findings

    Project Research Findings
    Development of a Model for Sustainable Backyard Poultry Farming in West Bengal