New Alipore College Estd : August 1963. Affiliated to University of Calcutta
NAAC Re-accredited with "B+" grade (2016)

Department of Environmental Studies

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DR SUMITA SWAR

SACT & In-Charge, (Environmental Studies)

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MRS. TANUSHREE GAINE

SACT, (Environmental Studies)

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ISHITA RAY

SACT, (Environmental Studies)

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About
Environmental Studies

The Department of Environmental Studies started its journey since March, 2019 onwards and later the department was formed in July, 2020. The Compulsory course (AECC-2) is taught by three faculties named Dr. Sumita Swar, Mrs. Tanushree Gaine and Ms. Ishita Ray in three different shifts from morning to evening. The morning section is supervised by Mrs. Tanushree Gaine, the day section by Dr. Sumita Swar and the evening section by Ms. Ishita Ray. Each year this mandatory course educates more than 850 students from Science and Arts background and more than 250 students from commerce background.

Although the department does not offer any General or Honours Course till date, the department (only Compulsory ENVS AECC2) has organized national seminar, international webinar and awareness talk with eminent scientists and researchers to create the awareness and disseminate the knowledge among students.

The department also celebrates the environmentally significant days with AECC-2 current semester students of each year and encourages them to participate by making sustainable waste to wealth tools, videos etc.

Interesting topics which were related with current affairs or situations was given to the students each year for writing their compulsory 30 marks project.

The departmental faculties are engaged in various research activities along with learning things from national/international webinars, course or orientation programs to educate the students more efficiently.

Teachers also used modern information and communication technologies (ICT) to conduct virtual classes and educate the students especially during pandemic days.

The department feels delighted to having such a huge of students each year from several streams and feels proud for their good academic achievements.

Routine
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1 AECC2 Remedial Classes
2 Even Sem 2 class routine
Departmental Notices
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1 Project Notice 2022 B.Sc. Honours and General-converted
2 AECC2 ENVS project 2022_B.A. GENERAL, 2022
3 AECC2 ENVS project 2022_B.A. HONS., 2022
4 AECC2 ENVS project 2022_B.Sc. GEN. & HONS., 2022
5 AECC2 online theory exam procedure,2021
6 ENVS Departmental Notice for AECC2 CU Theory Exam, 2021
7 ENVS Internal Exam Notice, 2021
Programme
Research

A.Published Research Paper

[1] Tudu, P., Gaine, T., Mahanty, S., Mitra, S., Bhattacharyya, S., & Chaudhuri, P. (2022). Impact of COVID?19 lockdown on the elemental profile of PM10 present in the ambient aerosol of an educational institute in Kolkata, India. Environmental Quality Management,1-18. https://doi.org/10.1002/tqem.21862

[2] Gaine, T., Tudu, P., Ghosh, S., Mahanty, S., Bakshi, M., Naskar, N., Chakrabarty, S., Bhattacharya, S., Bhattacharya, S.G., Bhattacharya, K., Chaudhuri, P. (2021). Differentiating Wild and Apiary Honey by Elemental Profiling: a Case Study from Mangroves of Indian Sundarban. Biological Trace Element Research, 1-20.     https://doi.org/10.1007/s12011-021-03043-z

[3] Bakshi, M., Ghosh, S., Mahanty, S., Gaine, T., & Chaudhuri, P. (2021). Ecotoxicological response of potentially toxic metal (PTM) pollution in estuarine mangrove habitat of Indian Sundarban. Journal of Earth System Science, 130(3), 1-18. https://www.ias.ac.in/article/fulltext/jess/130/0171

[4] Ghosh, S., Bakshi, M., Mahanty, S., Gaine, T., Bhattacharyya, S., Biswas, J. K., & Chaudhuri, P. (2021). Spatiotemporal distribution of potentially toxic elements in the lower Gangetic delta and their implications for non-carcinogenic health risk management. Geoscience Letters, 8(1), 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40562- 021-00189-5

[5] Gaine, T., Das, R., Mitra, B., & Chaudhuri, P. (2021). Insect foragers and their role in pollination of Bruguiera gymnorrhiza (l.) Savigny (Rhizophoraceae) from Lothian Wildlife Sanctuary, Sundarban Biosphere Reserve. Uttar Pradesh Journal of Zoology, 42(11), 33-40. http://mbimph.com/index.php/UPJOZ/article/view/2150

[6] Swar, S.; Máková, V.; Stibor, I. The Covalent Tethering of Poly(ethylene glycol) to Nylon 6 Surface via N,N′-Disuccinimidyl Carbonate Conjugation: A New Approach in the Fight against Pathogenic Bacteria; Polymers (2020), 12, 2181-2195. DOI:10.3390/polym12102181. IF: 4.329. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym12102181

[7] Swar, S.; Máková, V.; Horáková, J.; Kejzlar, P.; Stibor, I. A Comparative Study Between Chemically Modified and Copper Nanoparticle Immobilized Nylon 6 Films to Explore Their Efficiency in Fighting Against Two Types of Pathogenic Bacteria; European Polymer Journal (2020), 122, 109392-109403. DOI: 10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2019.109392. IF: 4.598. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2019.109392

[8] Mahanty, S., Chatterjee, S., Ghosh, S., Tudu, P., Gaine, T., Bakshi, M., Das, S., ... & Chaudhuri, P. (2020). Synergistic approach towards the sustainable management of heavy metals in wastewater using mycosynthesized iron oxide nanoparticles: Biofabrication, adsorptive dynamics and chemometric modeling study. Journal of Water Process Engineering, Vol.37, 101426. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jwpe.2020.101426

[9] Ganguly, A., Tudu, P., Gaine, T., & Chaudhuri, P. (2020). Influence of Selected Meteorological Parameters on Ambient Air Quality in the Metropolitan City of Kolkata. International Journal of Advanced Science and Engineering, Vol.6, No.3, 1419-1423. http://dx.doi.org/10.29294/IJASE.6.3.2020.1419-1423

[10] Mahanty, S., Bakshi, M., Ghosh, S., Gaine, T., Chatterjee, S., Bhattacharyya, S., ... & Chaudhuri, P. (2019). Mycosynthesis of iron oxide nanoparticles using manglicolous fungi isolated from Indian sundarbans and its application for the treatment of chromium containing solution: Synthesis, adsorption isotherm, kinetics and thermodynamics study. Environmental Nanotechnology, Monitoring & Management, 12, 100276. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enmm.2019.100276

[11] Swar, S.; Máková, V.; Stibor, I. Effectiveness of Diverse Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles as Potent Vehicles for the Drug L-DOPA; Materials (2019), 12, 1-15, DOI: 10.3390/ma12193202. IF: 3.623.  https://doi.org/10.3390/ma12193202

[12] Swar, S.; Zajícová, V.; Müllerová, J.; Šubrtová, P.; Horáková, J.; Dolenský, B.; ?ezanka, M.; Stibor, I. Effective Poly(Ethylene Glycol) Methyl Ether Grafting Technique Onto Nylon 6 Surface To Achieve Resistance Against Pathogenic Bacteria Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa; Journal of Materials Science (2018), 53, 14104-14120. DOI: 10.1007/s10853-018-2636-2. IF: 4.220. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10853-018-2636-2

[13] Gaine, T., Sarkar, A., Mahanty, S., Sinha, I., Bhattacharya, S., Bhattacharya, S.G. & Chaudhuri, P. (2018). Effect of air quality on respiratory health of roadside exposed people: A micro-level study from Kolkata, India. Indian Journal of Aerobiology, Vol. 31, No. 1 & 2, 33-40.

[14] Datta, A., Sharma, V. P., Gaine, T., & Sehgal, M. (2017). Mitigation of domestic indoor air pollution in a pristine rural area of India. Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal, 28(2), 231-247. http://www.emeraldinsight.com/1477-7835.htm

[15] Martinek, M.; Swar, S.; Zajícová, V.; Voleský, L.; Blažková, L.; Müllerová, J.; Stuchlík, M.; ?ezanka, M.; Stibor, I. Pre-treatment of Polyethylene Terephthalate by Grignard Reagents for High Quality Polypyrrole Coatings and for Altering of Hydrophobicity; Chemical Papers (2017), 71, 2403-2415. DOI: 10.1007/s11696-017-0235-3. IF: 2.097. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/318237560_Pre treatment_of_polyethylene_terephthalate_by_Grignard_reagents_for_high_quality_polypyrrole_coatings_and_for_altering_the_hydrophobicity

[16] Swar, S.; Zajícová, V.; Rysová, M.; Lov?tinská-Šlamborová, I.; Voleský, L.; Stibor, I. Biocompatible Surface Modification of Poly (ethylene Terephthalate) Focused Against Pathogenic Bacteria: Promising Prospects In Biomedical Applications; Journal of Applied Polymer Science. (2017), 134, 44990-45000. DOI: 10.1002/APP.44990. IF: 3.125. https://doi.org/10.1002/app.44990

[17] Sehgal, M., Gautam, S. K., Gaine, T., Manna, S., Bhattacharjee, S., & Krishnan, A. (2016). Respiratory signs and symptoms of a rural subpopulation in India: What do they tell us?. Environment Conservation Journal, 17(3), 57-65. https://doi.org/10.36953/ECJ.2016.17312

[18] Gaine, T., Chaudhuri, P., & Bhattacharya, S.G. (2015). Impact of Airborne Bioparticulates in Community Health of a Forest fringe village of Indian Sunderbans. Journal of Palynology, 51, 41-48.   https://www.researchgate.net/publication/331223643_Impact_of_Airborne_biop articulates_in_community_health_of_a_forest_fringe_village_of_Indian_Sundar bans

 

B.Papers published in Conference Proceedings, seminars, symposium etc.

[1] Chaudhuri, P., Gaine , T., Bhattacharya, S., Saha, D. (2021). Threats of Climate Change on Polar Environment, in the proceedings of Webinar Proceedings of Botany, Computer Science, Physiology and NSS organized by AJC Bose College, pp 58-66.

[2] Gaine , T., Das, R., Mahanty, S., Chaudhuri, P.(2019, November). Melissopalynology as a tool for plant invasion study: a preliminary investigation from mangrove habitat of Indian Sundarban in 21st National Conference on Aerobiology at Department of Botany, Visva –Bharati, Santiniketan.

[3] Das, R., Das, D., Gaine , T., Mahanty, S., & Chaudhuri, P. (2019, March). Preparation of a pollen catalogue of common roadside plants of Kolkata using Foldscope in National Conference on Advances in Microscopy and Foldscope at Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad, India.

[4] Swar, S.; Máková, V.; Holubová, B.; Šubrtová, P.; Horáková J. Novel Strategies Towards Surface Modification of Polymeric Biomedical Devices Based on Nylon 6 and Polycaprolactone; NanoMedicine International Conference 2019, LISBON, Portugal, October 23-25, 2019.

[5] Gaine , T., Mahanty, S., Das, R., Das, D., & Chaudhuri, P. (2019, February). Conservation of mangrove tree Aegiceras corniculatum to promote uniflorate honey: A sustainable livelihood support from Indian Sundarban using foldscope in International seminar on Environmental History and Sustainability: the Black -White Journey of Sustainable Development in Reality and Education at Bajkul Milani Mahavidyalaya, India.

[6] Gaine , T., Chaudhuri, P. (2019,February). Distribution of trace element in honey from Indian Sundarban in comparison with adjacent non mangrove areas in International Symposium on Environmental Chemistry in collaboration with Indian Chemical Society at University of Calcutta, Kolkata.

[7] Gaine , T., Chaudhuri, P. (2018, November). Melissopalynological, palynological and trace element study of honey from Indian Sundarban in Seminar on Environmental Science- From Emergence to Emancipation at University of Calcutta, Kolkata.

[8] Zajícová, V.; Swar, S.; Müllerová, J.; Šubrtová, P.; Horáková, J.; Stibor, I. Chemical Modification of Nylon 6 Leading to The Decrease of Pathogenic Bacteria On Its Surface; 7th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress 2018, LIVERPOOL, UK, August 26-30, 2018.

[9] Zajícová, V.; Swar, S.; Müllerová, J.; Šubrtová, P.; Horáková, J.; Stibor, I. Chemical Modification of Nylon 6 Leading to The Decrease of Pathogenic Bacteria On Its Surface; 7th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress 2018, LIVERPOOL, UK, August 26-30, 2018.

[10] Zajícová, V.; Swar, S.; Müllerová, J.; Šubrtová, P.; Horáková, J.; Stibor, I. Chemical Modification of Nylon 6 Leading to The Decrease of Pathogenic Bacteria On Its Surface; 7th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress 2018, LIVERPOOL, UK, August 26-30, 2018.

[11] Swar, S.; Zajícová, V.; Müllerová, J.; Šubrtová, P.; Stibor, I. New Approach Towards m-PEG Grafting onto Commercially Available Nylon 6 To Resist Bacterial Adhesion On Surface, 18th AUTEX World Textile Conference 2018, ISTANBUL, Turkey, June 20-22, 2018, DOI: 10.1088/1757-899X/460/1/012043.

[12] Zajícová, V.; Šinkorová, H.; Swar, S.; Voleský, L.; Müllerová, J.; Stibor, I. Cytocompatible Modification of Poly(Ethylene Terephthalate) Focused on Biofilm Elimination, 11th Aachen-Dresden-Denkendorf International Textile Conference 2017, STUTTGART, Germany, November 30-December 1, 2017, ISSN: 1867-6405.

[13] Swar, S.; Zajícová, V.; Müllerová, J.; Šubrtová, P.; Stibor, I. Unique Antibacterial Surface Modification of Nylon 6. 11th Aachen-Dresden-Denkendorf International Textile Conference 2017, STUTTGART, Germany, November 30-December 1, 2017, ISSN: 1867-6405.

[14] Swar, S.; Zajícová, V.; Müllerová, J.; Voleský, L.; Stibor, I. Importance and Necessity of the Surface Modification of Nylon 6 Films for Future Biomedical Application, 8th International Conference Nanocon 2016, BRNO, Czech Republic, October 19- 21, 2016, ISBN: 978-80-87294 -71-0.

[15] Swar, S.; Zajícová, V.; Voleský, L.; ?ezanka, M.; Stibor, I. Antibacterial Surface Modification of Polymeric Materials Used in Medicine, 6th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress 2016, SEVILLE, Spain, September 11-15, 2016.

[16] Swar, S.; Padil, V.; ?erník, M.; Stibor, I. Preparation of Electrospun Nanofibrous Membranes Using Different Blends of Gum Arabic and Polyvinyl Alcohol, 15th AUTEX World Textile Conference 2015, BUCHAREST, Romania, June 10-12, 2015, ISBN: 978-606-685-275-3.

 

C. Book Chapter:

[1] BOOK CHAPTER: Gender Security & International Politics

Author: Ms. Ishita Ray

Published by; Interdisciplinary Institute of Human Security & Governance ISBN No. 978-93-5473-148-8

TITLE: The Domestic Violence Problems in India During the Pandemic: An Analysis on Media Report

 

 

 

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Facilities

  • All the Teachers use power point, ICT, LMS uploading, etc.

All the faculty members of the Environmental Studies (ENVS) Department widely use Microsoft Power Point and ICT in virtual classrooms during online classes. All the subject notes are provided via LMS portal of our college, so that all the AECC 2 students may collect notes from the college website. Moreover, the important reference books are also available in the College Library

Use of modern technologies during teaching-learning process include -

  • Google meet
  • Presentations
  • Audio-visual aids
  • Documentaries

 

 

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