Acharya Prafulla Chandra College (APC College)

Acharya Prafulla Chandra College

Govt. Sponsored | NAAC Accredited A Grade College with CGPA 3.23

Affiliated to West Bengal State University

Acharya Prafulla Chandra College (APC College)

Dr. Nithar Ranjan Madhu.

M.Sc., Ph.D. (Zoology)

Contact Details :

Assistant Professor of Zoology
Department of Zoology
Phone: +91-9733697736, E-Mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Acharya Prafulla Chandra College, New Barrackpore, Kolkata-700131 West Bengal, India

Teaching Experience :

Under graduate course of Zoology (Hons.) from 08.09.2006

Area of Research :

Toxicology; Biodiversity; Endocrinology; Cell Biology; Ecology.

Ph.D. Thesis :

Involvement of pineal gland in the activity of adrenal and gonadal tissues under various experimental conditions of domestic male pigeon, Columba livia Gmelin'.

Project Handling :

  • Completed Minor Research Project- from UGC (UGC Memo No. F.PSW-066/08-09 (ERO) dated 5.12.2008), Entitled-“Studies of some aspects of ecology of wild rat and the effect of suitable anti- fertility agents. Amount-Rs. 87800=00
  • Completed Minor Research Project – from Dept. of Biodiversity, W.B. (Memo No. 430/5K (bio)-2/2007 dated 22.09.2009), entitled-Preparation of PBR of Tethibari & Narayan Dari Mouja under Kajlagarh 8 No Gram Panchayet and Bhagabanpur-I Block, Purba Medinipur. Amount-Rs. 25000=00
  • Completed Major Research Project- from DST (W.B.)-(Memo No. 987(Sanc)/ST/P/S&T/1G-18/2010 dated 10.02.2012), entitled-Studies on the Biodiversity of the rodents in the Purba Medinipur and Howrah districts with special emphasis on the reproductive physiology and control of fertility”. Amount-Rs. 329814=00

Submitted projects:(Session 2015-16) :

  • At UGC- Topics-“The study of high level blood sugar and their risk factors related to socio-economic status of general peoples in North 24 Parganas: A district wide impact for primary health care and diabetic complications” . Amount-Rs. 5,00000=00
  • At DST (WB)- Topics- “Studies on Avifaunal Population Dynamics and Habitat Utilization of two Urban Sewage-Fed Wetland Ecosystems of West Bengal and their Management Plans” Amount- Rs.8,53,013=00

Awards & Scholarships :

  • Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE)-2001
  • National Eligibility Test (NET)-2005
  • Junior Research Fellow (JRF)- (2001-2004)
  • Senior Research Fellowship (SRF)- (2004-2006)

Membership :

  • Life member, The Zoological Society, Kolkata, India
  • Life member, The Botanical Society, Kolkata, India

List of Publications :

  • Nithar Ranjan Madhu*,Bhanumati Sarkar, Paramita Biswas, Ashis Patra, Surjyo Jyoti Biswas & Biplab Kumar Behera (2015). Plant extracts as potential for Anti-feeding activity of rodents and some important insects pest: An eco-friendly approach for pest control. Int. J. Adv. Res. Biol. Sci. 2(8): 170–175. (ISSN: 2348-8069)
  • Ashok Dutta, Nithar Ranjan Madhu*& Biplab Kumar Behera. (2014). Population builds up and diversity of Odonate species in relation to food preference in a fish farming Lake at Media, West Bengal, India. Int. J. Adv. Res. Biol. Sci. 1(7): 199–203. (ISSN: 2348-8069)
  • Jana K. S. and Madhu, N. R.* (2014). A review on zoo-ethno-medico-biological studies and human welfare. International Journal of Current Research and Academic Review. 2 (12): 179-187. ( ISSN: 2347-3215).
  • Banerjee, J., Biswas, S., Madhu, N.R.,.Karmakar, S. R. and Biswas. S. J. (2014). A better understanding of pharmacological activities and uses of phytochemicals of Lycopodium clavatum: A review. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, 3 (1): 207-210 (ISSN 2278-4136).
  • Madhu, N. R. *, Sarkar, B., Patra, A., Biswas, S. J. and Behera, B. K. (2014). Effect of Methylmethane sulphonate and Alpha chlorohydrin on reproductive organs of wild Indian house rat (Rattus rattus). Int. J. Curr. Res. Aca. Rev. 2 (3): 24-33. (ISSN: 2347-3215).
  • Maiti, A., Madhu, N. R. and Manna, C. K. (2013).Natural products traditionally used by the tribal people of the Purulia district, West Bengal, India for the abortifacient purpose. International Journal of Genuine Medicine, Volume 3 / Issue 2 / e14:1-4. (eISSN : 2233-8985).
  • Madhu, N.R., Sarkar, B., Biswas, S. J., Ashis Patra, A. and Behera, B. (2011). Evaluating the anti-fertility potential of α-chlorohydrin on testis and spermatozoa in the adult male wild house rat, Rattus rattus. Journal of Environmental Pathology, Toxicology and Oncology. 30(2): 93-102. (ISSN: 2162-6537)
  • Madhu, N. R. and Manna, C. K. (2011). Pineal-adrenocortical interactions in domestic male pigeon exposed to long and short photoperiods and exogenous testosterone propionate. Biological Rhythm Research. 44(4): 349-362. (ISSN- 1744-4179).
  • Madhu, N.R., Sarkar, B. and Manna, C. K. (2010). Biochemical, Histochemical and Immuno-Cytochemical Changes in the Adrenal Cortex of Adult Male Domestic Pigeon, Columba livia in Relation to the Annual Testicular and Environmental cycles. Ceylon Journal of Science (Biological Sciences).39(2): 137-146. (ISSN- 0069-2379).
  • Madhu, N. R. and Manna, C. K. (2010). Pineal-adrenal interactions in domestic male pigeon exposed to variable circadian light regimes and exogenous melatonin. Endocrine Regulation. 44: 121-127. (E-ISSN 1336-0329).
  • Maiti, A., Madhu, N. R. and Manna, C. K. (2010). Ethnomedicine used by the tribal people of the district Purulia, W. B., India in controlling fertility : and experimental study. Pharmacologyonline. 1: 783-802. (ISSN: 1827-8620).
  • Chattopadhyay, D., Madhu, N. R. and Manna, C. K. (2010). Burrowing pattern and damage caused by the rodent pest, Indian house rat (Rattus rattus) in the Gangetic and Non-Gangetic plain of West Bengal, India. Univ. J. Zool. Rajshahi. 28: 57-60. ( ISSN 1023-6104).
  • Madhu, N. R., Patra, A., Behera, B., Sarkar, B. (2010). Seasonal hematological study in relation to adrenal gland of two Indian mammalian major crop pests Rattus rattus and Rattus norvegicus. Environment and Ecology.28 (2A):1026-1030. (ISSN 0970-0420).
  • Madhu, N. R. and Manna, C. K. (2009). Seasonal histomorphological study of the pineal gland in relation to gonadal and adrenal gland activities in adult domestic pigeon, Columba livia Gmelin. Proc. Zool. Soc. 62 (1): 13-22. (e-ISSN: 0974-6919). (Springer).
  • Patra, A. and Madhu, N. R. (2009). Impact of Physio-chemical characteristics on Zooplankton community of a freshwater wetland of Udaynarayanpur, Howrah, West Bengal, India. Environment and Ecology. 27 (2A): 803-808. (ISSN 0970-0420).
  • Madhu,N.R. and Manna, C.K.(2005). Photoperiodic regulation of exogenously melatonin-induced histomorphological changes in the adrenal and gonadal tissues of the male domestic pigeon, Columba livia Gmelin. Proc. UGC State level seminar. 56-61.
  • Madhu, N. R. and Santra, K. B. (2004). Comparative studies of circulating blood cells blood serum protein profiles of Tylototriton verrucosus (Urodela) and Bufo stomaticus (Salientia). Bangladesh J. Zool. 32 (1): 7-11. (ISSN: 0304-9027).
  • Ray, D., Das, S. and Madhu, N. R. (2002). Sperm ultrastructural changes in albino rats induced by Ethinyl Estradiol and Dl-norgestrel treatment. Recent advances in animal Science Research. Voll. II: pp 305-309.
  • Madhu, N. R. (2010). Arsenic er Bisakria (Bengali). Bikkhan magagine. Vol. 1,pp10-16.
  • Madhu, N. R. (2011). Acid Rain: A contemporary World problem continues. Locus magagine. Vol. 1,pp32-33.
  • Mishra, P. K. & Madhu, N. R.* (2012). A review on ethnic practices and human welfare. Proc. UGC State level seminar. pp17-18.
  • Jana, S. & Madhu, N. R.* (2012). Zootherapeutic practices of some tribal people in India. Proc. UGC State level seminar. pp19-21.
  • Das,R., Patra,A.,Chattopadhyay,D.& Madhu,N.R.(2012).Cockroach is good for Asthma: A review. Proc. UGC State level seminar. pp32-34.
  • Sarkar, B., Jana, S. K., Kasem, A. K., Behera, B. K. and * Madhu , N. R. (2013). Therapeutic potential of some Medicinal plants on wound healing. Proc. UGC State level seminar, Department of Botany, Bajkul Milani Mahavidyalaya, pp37-40.

Corresponding :

Madhu, N.R., Sarkar, B., Biswas, P. and Behera, B. K.(2015). Natural Product in Crop Protection. Full paper (with ISBN) at UGC sponsored National Seminar, Medinipur college, West Bengal.

Course Attended :

  • Fish management course from KU
  • Ornamental fish culture from KU
  • Molecular Biological techniques from BU
  • Bioinformatics from IIT (Kharagpur)
  • Collection, Preservation and Identification of Insects& Mites of Economic Importance from Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata.
  • Two computer course
  • NSS training (Orientation course) from Ramkrishna Mission
  • Refresher course from JU
  • Orientation course from JU.

Conference Presentations :

Types of Seminar Sponsoring Agency Place & Date
13th West Bengal Science Congress DST Calcutta University
28.02- 1.03.2006
Bioinformatics in Genetics and Proteomics IIT, Kharagpur IIT, Kharagpur
September 22-23, 2006
Seminar on Functions & regulation of steroid hormone University of Kalyani University of Kalyani
National Seminar 21st Century Research in Biochemistry & Biophysics University of Kalyani University of Kalyani
February 1-3, 2007
14th West Bengal Science Congress DST Jadavpur University
28.02- 1.03.2007
Seminar on Beauty of Mathematics Bajkul Milani Mahavidyalaya Bajkul Milani Mahavidyalaya
Cell Signaling in the functional zonation of the adrenal cortex in the wild type and mutant mice: a molecular approach Bajkul Milani Mahavidyalaya Bajkul Milani Mahavidyalaya
Seminar on Tsunami related disaster in Indian ocean nations Bajkul Milani Mahavidyalaya Bajkul Milani Mahavidyalaya
Seminar on Ideals of Swami Vivekananda in the context of value based education Bajkul Milani Mahavidyalaya Bajkul Milani Mahavidyalaya
Workshop on Preparation of peoples Biodiversity Register West Bengal Biodiversity Board University of Kalyani
April 12-13, 2007
Seminar on Climate change impacts on natural resources Bajkul Milani Mahavidyalaya Bajkul Milani Mahavidyalaya
Seminar on Rural health around the India: Challenges & solutions NSS Bajkul Milani Mahavidyalaya
Seminar on Present status of the prawn culture in the coastal belt of Purba Medinipur, W.B. E. S. S. B. College, Egra E. S. S. B. College, Egra
Workshop on Molecular Biological Techniques University of Burdwan University of Burdwan
April 16-18, 2008
Seminar on Rakhit Bati a revolutionary place in Tamluk: A case study Bajkul Milani Mahavidyalaya Bajkul Milani Mahavidyalaya
Fifteen training course on Collection, preservation and identification of insects and mites of economic importance Zoological Survey of India Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata, December 16-21, 2008
Orientation course UGC J.U.06.07.2009-01.08.2009
Orientation course Training orientation & research centre, Ramkrishna Mission Ramkrishna Mission
August 18-27, 2009
International Seminar on Molecular trends in Biological Sciences R. N. L. Khan Women's college R. N. L. Khan Women's college, 24.10.2009
Seminar on Water crisis and local Governance in Bhagwanpur-I NSS Bajkul Milani Mahavidyalaya, March 26.12.2009
Seminar on Biodiversity around us Bajkul Milani Mahavidyalaya Bajkul Milani Mahavidyalaya, 13.01.2010
Seminar on Global Warming & our future Bagula Purba Para High School Bagula Purba Para High School, 13.02.2010
17th West Bengal Science Congress DST W.B. U. of Animal & Fishery Science, March 4-5, 2010
Seminar on Rabindra Saran and about Gitanjali Broadcasting and Cultural Department, W. B. Bajkul Milani Mahavidyalaya, 19.03.2010
Seminar cum workshop on Determination of instructional strategies and evaluation based on behavioural objectives on different school subjects Subhas Ch. Basu B.Ed. Training college Subhas Ch. Basu B.Ed. Training college, 14.05.2010
Refresher course UGC J.U., 15.06.2010-05.10.2010
Seminar on Sustainable tourism and hospitality IQAC, BMM Bajkul Milani Mahavidyalaya, 21.08.2010
Seminar on Influence of Sanskrit Scriptures & Literature on Rabindra Sahitya UGC Bajkul Milani Mahavidyalaya, November 12-13, 2010
Seminar on Environmental problem& Sustainable development. NSS Bajkul Milani Mahavidyalaya 27.12.2010
Seminar on Global warming causes and effects UGC M.G. Mahavidyalaya-02.12.2011
National Seminar on Essence of medicinal plants its cultivation, conservation & sustainable exploitation UGC Vivekananda Mahavidyalaya
Seminar on Coastal and marine Ecology of West Bengal E. S. S. B. College, Egra E. S. S. B. College, Egra
Seminar on Climate change & effects on Biodiversity NSS Bajkul Milani Mahavidyalaya
Seminar on Climate change and its impact on common people UGC A.M. College
January 24-25, 2012
Seminar on The myriad beauties of Shakespearian sonnets UGC Bajkul Milani Mahavidyalaya, 25.01.2012
National seminar on Rural health & nutrition: Recent trend & monitoring UGC Bajkul Milani Mahavidyalaya, January 20-21, 2012
Bhuvan Workshop ISRO University of Calcutta
Seminar on Biodiversity, conservation of coastal Bay of Bengal UGC Khejuri college
Seminar on Ethnic Practices & Human welfare UGC Bajkul Milani Mahavidyalaya, March 28-29, 2012
Seminar on Emerging and existed environmental issues and its impact of Purba Medinipur in W.B. IQAC Bajkul Milani Mahavidyalaya
Workshop on NAAC Accreditation NAAC Vidyasagar University
Seminar on Global food crisis & security NSS Bajkul Milani Mahavidyalaya
Seminar on Relevance of the voice of the vedanta & the message of Swami Vivekananda today UGC Bajkul Milani Mahavidyalaya
March 21-22, 2013
Seminar on Global warming : A contemporary world problem NSS Bajkul Milani Mahavidyalaya
20th West Bengal Science Congress DST BESU
28.02- 2.03.2013
Seminar on Medicinal plant & its uses today UGC Bajkul Milani Mahavidyalaya
Seminar on Island Biodiversity DST, W.B. E.S.S.B. College, Purba Medinipur
Faculty Development Programme on Entrepreneurship Development DST, India Midnapore college
18th-31st March, 2014
Seminar on Medicinal Plants & its uses DST Daharpur Tapshilihigh school
Seminar on Ethnic Practices and human welfare NSS Bajkul Milani Mahavidyalaya
December, 25-31, 2014
National seminar on Food habit & cancer UGC E.S.S.B. College, Purba Medinipur
March 7-8, 2015
Centenary Run on the foundation day of ZSI ZSI, Ministry of Environment, forest and climate change Marine Aquarium & Regional centre, ZSI, Digha.
'Nature + Development : Green growth in term of sustainable development-A myth of reality?' UGC, NATIONAL LEVEL SEMINAR Dept. of Geography, B.M. Mahavidyalaya, 18.01.2016
HELD ON 19th JANUARY, 2016

Leadership (Under Govt. Statute / Institutional Regulation):

(1) Maintenance prefect : University of Kalyani-1 year
(2) Assistant Provost : University of Kalyani -10 months (approx.)
(3) NSS Programme officer : B.M.Mahavidyalaya, 3+ year (approx.)
(4) Head of the Department : Dept. of Zoology, B.M.Mahavidyalaya, 6+ year (approx.)
(5) Secretary : College co-operative Bank-2+ year.
(7) Bursar : B.M.Mahavidyalaya, 4+ year
(6) IQAC coordinator : B.M.Mahavidyalaya, 8 years
(7) NAAC coordinator : Cycle-II, B.M. Mahavidyalaya, 2015
(8) GB member : B.M. Mahavidyalaya, 5 + years
(9) Seminar organized : 04 (Organizing secretary/Convenor)
(10) Chief Editor : International Journal of Experimental Research and Review (IJERR): ISSN
(Online): 2455-4855

Interests :

Photography & Adventure