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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 ProgramsDegrees Approved/Offered
Masters (Taught)M.Sc.- Sericulture
Masters (Research)M.Phil.- Sericulture
DoctoralPh.D. (Science)- Sericulture


Objective of the UG Program: 

  • The curriculum has been developed considering that the students will be benefited through increasing employability in their subject areas.
  • The structure of the curriculum focused on different aspects of basic and modern biological sciences which may enhance their competitive edge across various universities and at national level examinations.

Objective of the PG Program:

  • The course structure has been designed considering the need and demand of the industry fine tuning various technological aspects.
  • Different aspect of basic and modern biological sciences has been incorporated in the core and discipline specific courses to increase competitiveness and employability of the students.
  • The skill enhancement courses have been crafted in such a fashion that can promote rural seri-entrepreneurs in the country.

Specialization of PG Program :

  • Mulberry production technology
  • Cocoon production technology

Future Program Planning :

  • Development of smart-kit for detecting pathogenic microorganism associated with mori.
  • Development of Nanobandages for wound healing.
  • Technological solution for waste management of silk-industrial byproducts.
  • Development of superior silkworms breed and hybrids adaptable to tropical climatic condition.
  • morias an animal model for host-pathogen interaction.
  • Marker assisted silkworm breeding

The Department has following facilities for its students, researchers and teachers-

  • Departmental library: 120 books
  • Well equipped furniture: Present
  • Computer: Desktop: 10 (Nos.), laptop: 2(Nos.)
  • Instrument: Well equipped
  • Internet: High Speed internet with Wi-Fi facility

The Department has following research areas of interest as thrust area-

  • Chemical biology
  • Nanotechnology
  • Host-microbe interactions
  • Plant tissue culture and mulberry biotechnology
  • Silkworm breeding and genetics
  • Silk waste recycling and value addition
  • Insect ecology and their conservation


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:

  • Plant tissue culture and mulberry biotechnology
  • Silkworm breeding and genetics
  • Silk waste recycling and value addition
  • Insect ecology and their conservation
  • Nanotechnology
  • Host-microbe interactions

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 candidateTitle of the ThesisYear of Award
1Sudip SomeMulberry Leaf Extract Mediated Green Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles and Study of its Antimicrobial Activity2020

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 candidateResearch Area
1Mrinal RayFood composition analysis of silkworm pupae
2Ashmita GhoshSilk waste recycling for value addition
3Debjoy BhattacharjyaRole of women in sericulture and community development
4Khasru AlamBiodiversity and molecular conservation of taser silkworm
5Jannatun NesaAntimicrobial peptides
6Sayantan PradhanClinico-Epidemiological studies on Plasmodium falciparum
7Subhadeep DuttaFunctional 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

  • ➢ Awards of the Faculty Members: 3 (Nos.)
  • ➢ Achievement of the Faculty Members: 2 (Nos.)
  • ➢ The Department has entirely revised the old curriculum and implemented CBCS in all the courses offered.
  • ➢ The Department regularly collects the student feedback to upgrade the quality of education and research.
  • ➢ There are seven full time PhD research scholar in the Department
  • ➢ The cumulative impact factor (as per Thomson Reuters) in terms of publication is xxxx with average impact factor xxxx.
  • ➢ The Department also filed one national patent on “”
  • ➢ Students were participated in national level Youth Parliament competition and bagged 1stPrize

Number of Events Organized: 

In 2015:

In 2016:

In 2017:

In 2018: National Seminar

Title of the eventDateSponsor
Emerging Areas Of Sericulture: Issues, Challenges and Industrial Application for Sustainable development and Eco-restoration30th – 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.

In 2019:

In 2020:

Department of Sericulture

Ground Floor,

Behind Library, Main Building Annex

Raiganj University

West Bengal-733 134, India



Head/ Coordinator: (Dr.Amit Mandal)