The Department of Sericulture had started its journey in the year 1995 when Raiganj College (University College) was under the governance of University of North Bengal. The Honours course in Sericulture has started since the year 2015, immediately after the upgradation of Raiganj College (University College) into Raiganj University. Today our academic programme includes CBCS in pattern B. Sc. (H), M. Sc. and M. Phil, Ph. D. The academic curricular and research progammes have been carefully designed with primary focus on basic and emerging fields of Applied Biology. Applied Biology is a broad area where biological knowledge is put into applications, mainly through uses of modern advancements in science and technology. The multidisciplinary research areas of the department are well identified, finely tuned and target oriented. Our aim is to widen the scope of Applied Biological research for the benefit of the society.
Vision of the Department:
From a platform of innovative and effective approaches that integrate under graduate and post graduate education with cutting edge research, the Department of Sericulture strives to achieve national and international leadership in research, scholarship and education in all academic levels.
Mission of the Department:
To provide congenial educational environment, learning experiences and equal opportunities to enable the students to grow and prosper in their carrier.
To sensitize the students towards social concerns nurturing sericulture knowledge based society.
To put continuous efforts in maintaining quality education, teaching, research and innovation.
|Level & Nature of the Programs||Degrees Approved/Offered|
|Masters (Taught)||M.Sc.- Sericulture|
|Masters (Research)||M.Phil.- Sericulture|
|Doctoral||Ph.D. (Science)- Sericulture|
Objective of the UG Program:
Objective of the PG Program:
Specialization of PG Program :
Future Program Planning :
The Department has following facilities for its students, researchers and teachers-
The Department has following research areas of interest as thrust area-
The Department also runs Centre for Applied Biology for doing cutting edge research in these areas.
Specialization of the Research Programs :
Nanomaterials, Chemical biology, Antimicrobial Peptides, Smart materials, Silkworm Breeding and Genetics, Applied Seri biotechnology, Animal Feed, Women Empowerment through Sericulture, Sericulture and rural development. Thrust area of Research Programs:
Number of M.Phil. Candidate Received their Degrees
(Name of the Candidate with Title of the Thesis and Year of Award): NIL
Number of Ph.D. Candidate their Degrees
(Name of the Candidate with Title of the Thesis and Year of Award): 1 (Nos.)
|Sl.No.||Name of the candidate||Title of the Thesis||Year of Award|
|1||Sudip Some||Mulberry Leaf Extract Mediated Green Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles and Study of its Antimicrobial Activity||2020|
Number of M.Phil. Candidate Registered (if any) (from 2015)
(Only Name and Research Area): NIL
Number of Ph.D. Candidate Registered (if any) (from 2015)
(Only Name and Research Area)
|Sl.No.||Name of the candidate||Research Area|
|1||Mrinal Ray||Food composition analysis of silkworm pupae|
|2||Ashmita Ghosh||Silk waste recycling for value addition|
|3||Debjoy Bhattacharjya||Role of women in sericulture and community development|
|4||Khasru Alam||Biodiversity and molecular conservation of taser silkworm|
|5||Jannatun Nesa||Antimicrobial peptides|
|6||Sayantan Pradhan||Clinico-Epidemiological studies on Plasmodium falciparum|
|7||Subhadeep Dutta||Functional characterization of novel PGPR strains|
Number of Journal Paper Published (from 2015 to 2020): 88 (Nos.)
Number of Conference Paper Published (from 2015 to 2020): 9 (Nos.)
Number of Book Chapter Published (from 2015 to 2020): 25 (Nos.)
Number of Book Published (from 2015 to 2020): NIL
Number of Events Organized:
In 2018: National Seminar
|Title of the event||Date||Sponsor|
|Emerging Areas Of Sericulture: Issues, Challenges and Industrial Application for Sustainable development and Eco-restoration||30th – 31st January, 2018|
1. Department of Higher Education, Govt. W.B.
2. West Bengal Biodiversity Board, Govt. W.B.
3. Department of Higher Education science & Technology & Biotechnology, Govt. W.B.
4. Nature Pure, Kalyani Solvex pvt., Raiganj, U/D, W.B.
Department of Sericulture
Behind Library, Main Building Annex
West Bengal-733 134, India
Head/ Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org (Dr.Amit Mandal)