Department of Zoology

  

Department Faculties

  

Prof. Sukanta Banik

Name: Prof. Sukanta Banik
Date of Birth : 19/06/1960
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E-mail's : sukbanik[at]tripurauniv.in , sukbanik[at]gmail.com
Academic Qualifications : M.Sc. (Zoology)/ Calcutta University Ph.D. (Zoology)/ Calcutta University.
Present Designation/position : Professor & Head
Topics Taught : Developmental Biology, Environmental Studies, Aqualculture and Limnology, Fisheries

Publications (year wise):

Name of the TeacherTitle of PaperName of Journals/Books, Vol. No. pages & year of publication
Prof. S Banik An Introduction to Clarius batrachus: freshwater fish fauna of India Lambert Academic Publishing (Germany) ISBN 978-3-8465-2329-2, 2011
Climate change: effects on biodiversity of freshwater fauna-freshwater environment-fauna of India Lambert Academic Publishing (Germany) ISBN 978-3-8473-3635-8, 2012
Puntius ticto (Hamilton, 1822) of Tripura, India: Reproductive Physiology and Biology J. Environment (UK) 1 (4): 136-141, 2012
Length-weight relationship and condition factor of the pabo cat fish Ompok pabo (Hamilton, 1822) from Tripura, India Indian J. Fish., 59 (4): 141-146, 2012
Reproductive physiology and feeding biology of Puntius sophore of Tripura, India Res. Environ. Life Sc. 6(4): 115-118, 2013

Publications (year wise) :

1. Banik S., Debnath S. and Ray A.K. 2009. Triploid Clarias batrachus in comparison to wild variety: physiology and biochemistry. In: Proceedings of Workshop on Aquaculture Biotechnology for Women for Rural Development. Tripura University. pp 1 – 17.

2. Malla A. And Banik S. 2009. Rotifer as a growth promoter for a rare fish Ompok bimaculatus related to climate change. In: Proceedings of Workshop on Aquaculture Biotechnology for Women for Rural Development. Tripura University. pp 18 – 28.

3. Saha K.S. and Banik S. 2009. Bioenergetics of Chacca chacca in relation to Environmental impact. In: Proceedings of Workshop on Aquaculture Biotechnology for Women for Rural Development. Tripura University. pp 29 – 40.

4. Banik S., Ray N., Debnath S. and Shib A. 2008. Impact of climate changing environment on survival potential of the fish Nandus nandus (Ham.) 1822 in Tripura. Environ. Ecol. 26(1): 86-89.

5. Banik S., Ray N., Debnath S. and Shib A 2008. Impact of climate changing environment on growth efficiency of Nandus nandus (Ham.) in Tripura. Environ. Ecol. 26(1): 142-147.

6. Banik S., Ray N., Debnath S. and Shib A. 2007. Effects of climate change over abundance of fry of Nandus nandus (Ham.) 1822 in a wetland ecosystem of Tripura. Trans. Zool. Soc. East India 11(1&2): 10-17.

7. Banik S., Ray N., Debnath S. and Shib A. 2007. Experimental studies on energy dynamics in Nandus nandus (Ham.) 1822 with reference to seasonal climate. Trans. Zool. Soc. East India 11(1&2): 10-17.

8. Banik S. and Shib A. 2004. Studies of Gomoti river system of Tripura in relation to the impact of climatic change. J. Freshwater Biol. 16(1-4): 27-32.

9. Banik S., Shib A., Banik S. and Ray N. 2004. Density of Spawn and fry of Nandus nandus (Ham.) 1822 in relation to some freshwater environmental factors. J. Freshwater Biol. 17(1-4): 5-8.

10. Banik S., Shib A., Ray N. and Banik S. 2004. In situ analysis of primary productivity in relation to water quality characteristics of carp stocking wetland. J. Freshwater Biol. 17(1-4): 1-4.

11. Banik S. 2004. Immunological studies on the conservation of ecosystem of Tripura with reference to the impact of climate change. Published by Ministry of Environment and Forests, New Delhi. pp 177 – 182.

Seminar/Conference/Workshop/Refresher/Orientations etc. Participated:

1. VII International Rotifer Symposium. Mikolajiki, Poland. June 1994.

2. XII International Rotifer Symposium. Berlin, Germany. August 2009.

Membership/Positions in Learned Academic Bodies/Organizations:

1. Life member of International Rotifer Association, England-HQ.

2. Life member of Asian Fisheries Forum, Manila.

3. Life member of Asian Fisheries Forum, Indian Branch.

4. Life member of Indian Science Congress, Kolkata.

5. Life member of Zoological Society, Kolkata.

6. Life member of Bongiyo Bigyan Parisod, Kolkata.

7. Life member of Freshwater Biological Association, Bhagalpur.

Research Projects:

1. DBT, New Delhi. Establishment of Bioinformatics centre for biological teaching. Rs. 20,00,000/- w.e.f. September, 2008.

2. CSIR, New Delhi. Studies of ecology of wetland ecosystem of Tripura with reference to parthenogenic eggs of planktonic rotatoria. Rs. 17,00,000/- w.e.f. February, 2008.

3. UGC, New Delhi Studies of monogonont rotifer with special reference to developmental polymorphism. Rs. 7,00,000/- w.e.f. June, 2008.

4. NBFGR, Lucknow Biology, population genetics and captive breeding of Ompok bimaculatus from Tripura: a state fish for conservation. Rs. 2,00,000/- w.e.f. September, 2008.

5. DST, New Delhi Improvement of reproductive performance and larval rearing of endangered fish species of Northeast Ompok bimaculatus (PABDA) through nutritional approaches. Rs. 11,00,000/- w.e.f. Aug. 2010.

Research Supervisions:

  • Five students awarded Ph.D. in Zoology/Life Science
  • Four students registered for Ph.D. in Zoology

Major equipments available :

  1. Systronics UV VIS Digital Spectrophotometer with PC & Data print out system
  2. UV Vis Spectrophotometer
  3. Leica Research Microscope with photographic attachment
  4. Olympus Trinocular microscope equipped with photographic system
  5. Gas Chromatography
  6. Green House Facility
  7. Elecrophoresis with blotting facility
  8. Thermocycler
  9. Microtome
  10. Refrigerated Centrifuge

Other Information (if any):

Workshop Organized:

  1. Aquaculture biotechnology for women for rural Development. 30th April – 3rd May, 2005. Supported by DBT, New Delhi.
  2. Aquaculture and Fish Biotechnology: Professor S Banik has been actively engaged in the exploration of various endangered, threatened, and vulnerable fish species of both lotic and lentic freshwater ecosystems of Tripura state for the purpose of Conservation of fish diversity with special emphasis on Development of Captive Breeding technology with the application of recent aquaculture technology. Simultaneously, for enhancing greater survival rate as well as growth potential of the fish larvae of those endangered, threatened, and vulnerable fish species a viable larval rearing technology has been developed in our laboratory. A successful captive breeding technology for an endangered fish Ompok bimaculatus is developed and standardised for the first time in the country. Breeding and larval rearing technologies for a rare fish species Nandus nandus and a vulnerable freshwater prawn species Macrobrachium dayanum was already standardised for the first time in the country. This technology for another endangered fish species Ompok pabda has also been developed in recent period. Puntius ticto a lentic water fish species in a recent study is identified as vulnerable fish species for which also captive breeding technology is developed for the first time in the country. In order to explore various economically important fish species a number of freshwater river ecosystem of Tripura such Feni river, Muhuri river, Gomoti river, Deo river etc have been investigating for habitat mapping of some wild fish species. Apart from this work some studies on identification of triploid form of Clarias batrachus was done in our laboratory.Collaborations: Studies with Microsatellite marker in relation to genetic characterisation of Ompok pabda in collaboration with National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources (ICAR), Lucknow is in considerable progress.
 

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