Page 1 of 5 CURRICULUM VITAE Name : Dr. KORAK KANTI CHAKI Designation : Reader in Zoology, City College, 102/1 Raja Rammohan Sarani, Kolkata 700 009 Father's Name : Late Bepin Behari Chaki Mother’s Name : Smt Aruna Chaki Residence : 4/20C, BEJOYGARH (1st Floor), JADAVPUR, KOLKATA - 700 032, JADAVPUR, INDIA E-mail : [email protected], [email protected] Phone : 033 2412 4108 Mobile : 98311 68354 Date of Birth : January 24, 1958 Sex : Male Nationality : Indian Caste : Hindu ACADEMIC BACKGROUND a. Higher Secondary from West Bengal Board of Secondary Education in 1974 b. B. Sc. from Surendra Nath College of Calcutta University in 1977 with Zoology (Honours) and Botany and Physiology. c. M. Sc. from Calcutta University in 1979 in Zoology with Animal Physiology. d. Ph. D. from Calcutta University in 1989. Title of the Thesis: Some biochemical and histochemical observations on active and aestivating pestiferous mollusc, Achatina fulica. AWARD/ FELLOWSHIP a. Fellow of the Zoological Society, Kolkata (FZS – Cal) in 2005. TEACHING EXPERIENCE a. Lecturer in Zoology, Bangabashi College (Day), Kolkata - 700 029, from April 1983 to November 1983. Page 2 of 5 b. Lecturer in Zoology, Uluberia College, Uluberia, Howrah, West Bengal, from 18 th November 1983 to 5th September 1994. c. Reader in Zoology, City College, 102/1 Raja Rammohan Sarani, Kolkata - 700 009 since 6th September 1994. RESEARCH EXPERIENCE a. In India i. Animal Physiology Laboratory, Department of Zoology, Calcutta University from 1980 to 1992. ii. Uluberia College, Howrah from 1986 to 1994. iii. City College, Kolkata since 1994. b. Outside India i. Biological Electron Microscope Unit, the Queen Mary College, University of London in 1986. RESEARCH PROJECT CONDUCTED a. Digestion and metabolism of an agrihorticultural pest Achatina fulica with reference to aestivation. Project funded by University Grants Commission, India, and Reference No. F-26-1 (2504)/86 (SR - IV), DT. 07.10.1986. b. Ultrastructural studies on the digestive gland of two gastropod molluscs. Project funded by University Grants Commission, India, and Reference No. PSW/29/98-99 (ERO), DT. 25.02.1999. c. Monitoring of pesticide residues in freshwater ponds, vegetable and fishes of 24-Parganas and the possible chance of human contamination and remedial measures. Project funded by Department of Environment, Govt. of West Bengal, India. Sanction No. ENV/331/1E8/86, DT. 05. 06. 1987. CARRIER ADVANCEMENT PROGRAMME ATTENDED a. 4th Academic Staff Orientation Course for University and College teachers, 1991, at the Academic Staff College, Calcutta University. b. 4th Refresher Course in Zoology, 1992, at the Academic Staff College, Burdwan University. Page 3 of 5 c. Computer Awareness Programme for University and College teachers, 1993, at Computer Centre, Burdwan University. d. 1st Refresher Course in "Zoology in Modern Times", 1996 at Academic Staff College, CU. e. Orientation Course on "Mathematics in Life Science - Modelling approach", 1997, sponsored by UGC, organised by Sivatosh Mukherjee Science Centre, Kolkata 700 026. f. COSIST Workshop in 'Trends in recent development in Biochemistry', 1990, at Department of Biochemistry, Calcutta University. g. Workshop on "Application of Scanning Electron Microscope and Electron Probe Microanalyzer", 1989, at Department of Geological Sciences, Jadavpur University, Kolkata 700 032. CONFERENCE/SEMINAR/SYMPOSIUM ATTENDED a. Ninth International Malacological Congress, 1986, Edinburgh, UK. b. First National Symposium on Ichthyology, 1987, Vishabharati, Santiniketan, West Bengal, India. c. National Symposium on Modern Trends in Environmental Biology, 1989, RKMVC College, 24 Paraganas (N), West Bengal, India. d. Symposium on 'Zoological research in relation to man and environment', 1992, Department of Zoology, Calcutta University. e. International Conference on 'Oxygen radicals and anti-oxidants in Biotechnology and Medicine', 1993, OTA, Calcutta. f. National Symposium on 'Perspective in Biodiversity', 1995, organised by Zoological Society, Calcutta. g. 24th Annual Conference on Electron Microscopy and allied fields. 2001 organised by Electron Microscope Society of India and Punjab University, Chandigarh. h. Regional Seminar on ‘Indian values and education’ – 2003, organised by Image India Foundation and Bangiya Sikshak – O – Sikshakarmi Sangha. i. UGC sponsored one-day seminar on ‘Energy Sources: Perspectives and Prospects, with special reference to solar energy’ – 2003, organised by City College, 102/1 R R Sarani, Kolkata 700 009. j. UGC sponsored one-day seminar on ‘Scarcity of potable water: health, management and future’ – 13.03.2004, organised by City College, 102/1 R R Sarani, Kolkata 700 009. Page 4 of 5 k. National symposium on ‘Zoology – a neorealistic approach’ – 26th & 27th March 2004, organised by Department of Zoology, University of Calcutta. l. National Seminar on ‘Evolutionary Biology and Biotechnology’ to mark the Birth Centenary of Prof. Ernst Mayr – 26th February 2005, organised by the Zoological Society, Kolkata m. National Seminar on ‘Contemporary Zoology: Ex-classroom Highway to Industry’, organised by Department of Zoology, Bangabashi College, 19 Rajkumar Chakraborty Sarani, Kolkata – 700 009 – 23rd and 24th April 2005. ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE a. Elected member of the Governing Body of City College, 2005. b. Vice-Principal (Academic), City College, 2007 c. NAAC Co-ordinator, City College, 2007. d. Head of the Zoology Department, Uluberia College from 18th November 1983 to 5th September 1994. e. Secretary - Teachers' Council, Uluberia College, from May 1994 to September 1994. f. Convenor - Primary Unit, Uluberia College - WBCUTA for the Session 1991 - 1993. g. Executive Committee Member, Howrah District Committee of WBCUTA for the Session 1991 - 1993. h. Executive Committee Member, The Zoological Society, Calcutta, 1991-1992 and 20012002, 2003-2004. i. Honorary Librarian, The Zoological Society, Calcutta, 1992-1994. j. Business Manager, The Zoological Society, Kolkata, 2005-2007, 2007-2009. SEMINAR/ CONFERENCE/WORKSHOP ORGANISED a. Workshop on 'Reorientation of Graduation level Zoology Syllabus, Phase I, Calcutta University'. September 1990, as Convenor. Organised by the Zoological Society, Calcutta. b. 2nd State Level Conference of All India Association of Educational Technology, September 1990, as Executive Member. Organised by Uluberia College, Howrah. c. Symposium on 'Zoological research in relation to man and environment', March 1992. Organised by the Zoological Society, Calcutta and Department of Zoology, Calcutta University. Page 5 of 5 d. National Seminar on ‘Evolutionary Biology and Biotechnology’ to mark the Birth Centenary of Prof. Earnst Mayr – 26th February 2005, organised by the Zoological Society, Kolkata in collaboration with Department of Zoology, Calcutta University and Zoological Survey of India, and sponsored by Department of Biotechnology, Government of India. MEMBERSHIP OF NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL BODIES a. Life Member 1. Indian National Science Academy. 2. The Electron Microscope Society of India. 3. The Zoological Society, Kolkata. 4. Asiatic Society, Calcutta 5. National Institute of Ecology, India. b. Ordinary Member 1. The International Malacological Society. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES a. Worked as Editorial Assistant 1. Proceedings of the Symposium on 'Zoological research in relation to man and environment', Proc. Zool. Soc., 1992, vol.45, Supplement - A and B. 2. Proc. Zool. Soc., J. B. S. Haldane Commemoration Volume, 1993, b. Worked as Recorder 1. Regional (Eastern and North Easter) Zoo Directors’ Conference on ‘Coordinated Captive Management of Endangered Species’ held on 18th and 19th March 2005. c. Acts as Judge 1. District Science Fair Competition, 1993, Organised by Department of Sports and Youth Services, Govt. of West Bengal in collaboration with BITM, Govt. of India. d. Diploma holder 1. In Music ‘Sangeet Visharad’ (Tabla Playing) from Chandigarh.