July 2022-June 2023
July 2021-June 2022
- MOU signed with WildRoots in July 2021.
- Publication of IMPACT,Volume VIII on College Foundation Day.
- Dr Sanjukta Dasgupta, mentor of the committee, discussed the road map ahead with members over a Zoom meet on 7 October.
- Five students of the department of Geography took part in International River Congress in Kolkata from 27 to 29 December 2021. They had made a small video on Save Ganga which has won a prize.
- WildRoots continues to encourage the students through different online activities. Internship programmes were done by students in Arunachal Pradesh.
- Six dynamic students of our college are included as executive members of WildRoots. They are given administrative privileges, voting rights and opportunities to design Action Plans for the future.
- A webinar for students on “Qualitative Research of Understanding Cities : Approaches to Urban Planning” by Dr Ratoola Kundu, Assistant Professor and Chairperson, Centre of Urban Policy and Governance, School of Habitat Studies, TISS, Mumbai on 8th February 2022.
July 2020-June 2021
- One day National Webinar on ‘Education and Research’ on 12 August 2020.
- A two-day online event for students to celebrate ‘Earth Day’ 2021 in collaboration with WildRoots on 17 and 18 April 2021.
- One-day webinar for teachers on ‘Intellectual property Rights’ in collaboration with the Department of Chemistry on 5 May 2021.
- Webinar on ‘Understanding & Managing IPR in Research and Publication’ in collaboration with Postgraduate Department of Commerce on 8 May 2021. Speakers: Dr Sangita Laha, Associate Professor and Dean , National University of Study and Research in Law and Dr Sumanta Dutta, Postgraduate and Research Department of Commerce, St. Xavier’s University.
- Students of the Departments of Botany and Geography have participated in a Citizen Science Programme organised by WildRoots (India) in Eastern India.
- MOU signed with SAIARD in May 2021.
- Publication of e-journal IMPACT (Vol. VII) .
- Decision taken to compile research-oriented papers published in the last five years in the journal IMPACT.
- Students attended an International Webinar organized by WildRoots on ‘Environmental Developments and Changes in India during the Covid-19 Lockdown and impacts of Natural Calamities (Amphan): Identifying Natural Order amidst Chaos’, on 8 August, 2020.
- Students attended a Panel Discussion on ‘Youth Voices for Climate Action’ on 9 September, 2020.
- Articles written by our students have been published in the official website of WildRoots as well as IUCN website (International Union for Conservation of Nature).
July 2019-June 2020
- A National Webinar for faculty members and teachers of other colleges on ‘Education and Research’ in collaboration with South Asian Institute of Research and Development was organised. Main speakers were Prof Utpal Chowdhury, former Director ICSSR, New Delhi, Dr Sumanta Dutta, Prof , St Xaviers’s College, Dr A Bhandari, Prof , Presidency University, Bangalore.
- A webinar was organised for postgraduate students of Commerce and English departments on Research Methodology (Basic Concepts). Prof. Tanupa Chakraborty (Department of Commerce, University of Calcutta) and Dr Jaydeep Sarangi (Principal, New Alipore College) came to deliver lectures.
- Departmental students’ projects help them to work independently or in small groups that involves techniques and concepts beyond the typical content of a single course. Students are encouraged to participate in undergraduate research, either by working one-on-one with a faculty mentor or by being a member of a research group, often with both faculty and student mentors.
- Students of the Departments of Botany and Geography are participating in a Citizen Science Programme organised by WildRoots (India) in Eastern India. They had the opportunity to explore Conservation Education and Community Interaction programmes in Arunachal Pradesh. This will help them to prepare for graduate school and make the transition from structured course work to open-ended research that requires a longer period of work on a single problem without inherent clues on how to prove results.
- Preliminary talks were done for signing up MOU with Tourism Department of Burdwan University and with South Asian Institute for Advanced Research (SAIARD) India.
- Tapas Pal, Associate Professor of the Department of Geography, Raiganj University delivered a lecture on Amazon Forest Fire for students.
- Annual research publication IMPACT Vol. VI was inaugurated on College Foundation Day.
July 2018-June 2019
- Environmental Issues: Crisis to Cure by Mahua Basu of Department of Environmental Science, St Xavier’s University, Kolkata
- Annual research publication IMPACT Vol. V was inaugurated on College Foundation Day.
- Students of Botany and Geography department are participating in a Citizen Science Programme organised by WildRoots-India in Eastern India.
- Departmental students’ summer projects are encouraged and students participate in undergraduate research, either by working one-on-one with a faculty mentor or by being a member of a research group, perhaps with both faculty and student mentors.
- Two students were involved in Internship Programme for 3 months in Arunachal Pradesh under WildRoots.
- Students (6) did Internship for six months in the Department of Geography, Jadavpur University.
July 2017-June 2018
- One day seminar for students on ‘Art of Project Writing’ by Prof. Sanjukta Dasgupta President, Executive Council, IPPL on 26 February 2018.
- Students of Botany and Geography departments are part of an Citizen Science Programme organized by WildRoots- India in Eastern India.
- Annual research publication IMPACT volume IV was inaugurated on College Foundation Day
- Summer projects were done by students of each department.
July 2016-June 2017
- Soma Bandhopadhyay, CU, is inducted to the Research Committee till June, 2019 (for a period of 3 years).
- One-day seminar on students’ project by WWF in collaboration with Nature’s club on 5 May 2017.
- Annual research publication IMPACT III was inaugurated on College Foundation Day.
- Students of each department are involved in summer projects.
- A collaboration programme was generated between Shri Shikshayatan College and WildRoots, a Society for Environmental Education, Awareness, Biodiversity and Conservation. Shri Shikshayatan College is a pioneer in Eastern India to be a part of this worldwide campaign.
- The main aim of this project was to bring about the present scenario of the world climate and environmental changes and create awareness about biodiversity conservation among the immediate society. 15 students from the departments of Botany and Geography Honours were selected as project team members to carry out different survey programmes.
Report of Citizen Science Programme 2016-17
Four surveys were carried out during this session:
- Chintamani Bird Sanctuary
- Rajarhat and New Town Area
- East Kolkata Wetlands
- Santaragachhi Lake, Howrah
The two avian surveys helped the students to trace the activity of several migratory birds. It was noted that the number was declining due to the gradual urbanization in surrounding areas and alarming rise in water and sound pollution in the neighbourhood.