About the Department

The Zoology department of Cotton College was started in May, 1942 by introducing the subject in I. Sc. Classes. B.Sc. Zoology was introduced as pass course in 1947 and got the affiliation from Gauhati University from 1948 onwards. B.Sc. (Hons.) Zoology was introduced in 1953. M.Sc Zoology started in 1974 with two special papers- Entomology and Fish and Fishery Biology. Later on, Ecology and Environmental Biology was introduced as a special paper in M.Sc. in the year 1993 and Cell and Molecular Biology in 2016. The department is also awarded with FIST (DST) and a computer lab was established. Now the department functions under Cotton University after the upgradation of Cotton college to Cotton University.

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Head of the Department

Recent Publications

  • Tarali Kalita and Jimpi Hazarika, Morphological study, nutritional value and phytochemical estimation of four indigenous rice (Oryza sativa L.) varieties of Assam, India, Food Research , [2022], https://doi.org/10.26656/fr.2017.6(1).080

  • Tarali Kalita, Richa Sharma, Samrat Sengupta and Devajit Basumatari, Entomophagy practices in Bodoland Territorial Region, Assam: nutritional potential and implications for food security, Journal of Insects as Food and Feed, , [2022], https://doi.org/10.3920/JIFF2021.0141

  • Kamala Deka, Tarali Kalita, Bulbul Acharjee, Rezina Ahmed, Richa Sarma, Macrophyte diversity and their uses with special reference to freshwater wetland ecosystem Barbila beel of Nalbari District, Assam, India, Bulletin of Pure and Applied Sciences , vol.41A, 106-119, [2022], DOI:10.5958/2320-3188.2022.00014.6

  • Dutta, D., Sharma, P., Gomila, R.M., Frontera, A., Barcelo-Oliver, M., *Verma, A.K., Baishya, T. and Bhattacharyya, M.K. , Supramolecular Assemblies involving Unconventional Non-Covalent contacts in Pyrazole-Based Coordination Compounds of Co (II) and Cu (II) Pyridinedicarboxylates: Antiproliferative Evaluation and Theoretical Studies. , Polyhedron, Impact Factor: 3.052 , vol.224, 116025, [2022], https://doi.org/10.1016/j.poly.2022.116025

  • Sarma, P., Gomila, R.M., Frontera, A., Barcelo-Oliver, M., *Verma, A.K., Saikia, S. and Bhattacharyya, M.K. , Terephthalato and Succinato bridged Mn (II) and Zn (II) Coordination Polymers involving Structure-guiding H-bonded Tetrameric Assemblies: Antiproliferative Evaluation and Theoretical Studies. , Polyhedron, Impact Factor: 3.052 , vol.224, 115982, [2022], https://doi.org/10.1016/j.poly.2022.115982

  • Dutta, D., Sharma, P., Gomila, R.M., Frontera, A., Barcelo-Oliver, M., *Verma, A.K., Baruwa, B. and Bhattacharyya, M.K., Solvent-driven structural topologies in phenanthroline-based co-crystals of Zn (ii) involving fascinating infinite chair-like {[(bzH) 4 Cl 2] 2−} n assemblies and unconventional layered infinite {bz-H 2 O-Cl} n anion-water clusters: antiproliferative evaluation and theoretical studies. , New Journal of Chemistry, Impact Factor: 3.925 , vol.46, 5638-5652, [2022], https://doi.org/10.1039/D1NJ05234A

  • Sarma, P., Sharma, P., Gomila, R.M., Frontera, A., Barcelo-Oliver, M., *Verma, A.K., Baruwa, B. and Bhattacharyya, M.K., Charge assisted hydrogen bonded assemblies and unconventional O••• O dichalcogen bonding interactions in pyrazole-based isostructural Ni (II) and Mn (II) compounds involving anthraquinone disulfonate: Antiproliferative evaluation and theoretical studies. , Journal of Molecular Structure, Impact Factor: 3.841 , vol.1250, 131883, [2022], https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molstruc.2021.131883

  • Sharma, P., Baishya, T., Gomila, R.M., Frontera, A., Barcelo-Oliver, M., *Verma, A.K., Das, J. and Bhattacharyya, M.K., Structural topologies involving energetically significant antiparallel π-stacking and unconventional N (nitrile)⋯ π (fumarate) contacts in dinuclear Zn (ii) and polymeric Mn (ii) compounds: antiproliferative evaluation and theoretical studies. , New Journal of Chemistry, Impact Factor: 3.925 , vol.46, 5296-5311, [2022], https://doi.org/10.1039/D1NJ04786H

  • Dkhar, L., *Verma, A.K., Banothu, V., Kaminsky, W. and Kollipara, M.R., Ruthenium, rhodium, and iridium complexes featuring coumarin hydrazone derivatives: Synthesis, characterization, and preliminary investigation of their anticancer and antibacterial activity. , Applied Organometallic Chemistry, Impact Factor: 4.072 , vol.36, e6589, [2022], https://doi.org/10.1002/aoc.6589

  • Das, A., Sharma, P., Gomila, R.M., Frontera, A., *Verma, A.K., Sarma, B. and Bhattacharyya, M.K., Synthesis, structural topologies and anticancer evaluation of phenanthroline-based 2, 6-pyridinedicarboxylato Cu (II) and Ni (II) compounds. , Polyhedron, Impact Factor: 3.052 , vol.213, 115632, [2022], https://doi.org/10.1016/j.poly.2021.115632

  • TARALI KALITA, UPASANA P. GOHAIN and JIMPI HAZARIKA, Effect of different processing methods on nutritional value of rice, Current Research in Food Science and Nutrition , [2021], DOI : https://dx.doi.org/10.12944/CRNFSJ.9.2.31

  • Naorem, A.S.; Saikia, S., Buragohain, A.;Begum, R.A.; Boyane, S.S. and Ghate, H.V, First report of Scipinia horrida (Stål) (Heteroptera: Reduviidae) from Assam, with comments on related genus Irantha Stål., Journal of Threatened Taxa , vol.13, 19824–19830, [2021]

  • Naorem, A.S.; Thongatabam, B.; Aggarwl, P.; Gupta, G.; Raza, A. and Yadav, A., Efficacy of manjistha and ginger powder in extending the lifespan of Drosophila melanogaster., Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge , vol.20, 1048-1052, [2021]

  • Roy, M.K., Swargiary, A. and Verma, A.K., Antiproliferative and apoptosis-inducing properties of selected medicinal plants of Assam, India., Archives of Medicine and Health Sciences. , vol. 9, 236-243, [2021], https://doi.org/10.4103/amhs_210_21

  • Dutta, D., Sharma, P., Gomila, R.M., Frontera, A., Barcelo-Oliver, M., *Verma, A.K., Gogoi, M. and Bhattacharyya, M.K., Solvent driven structural topologies involving unconventional OH (methanol)⋯ π contact and anti-cooperative HB⋯ anion-π⋯ HB assemblies with unusual enclathration of dual guest (H2O) 4 cores in Mn (II) and Ni (II) coordination compounds: Antiproliferative evaluation and theoretical studies. , Polyhedron, Impact Factor: 3.052 , vol.210, 115503, [2021], https://doi.org/10.1016/j.poly.2021.115503

  • Nath, H., Sharma, P., Frontera, A., Barcelo-Oliver, M., *Verma, A.K., Das, J. and Bhattacharyya, M.K., Phenanthroline-based Ni (II) coordination compounds involving unconventional discrete fumarate-water-nitrate clusters and energetically significant cooperative ternary π-stacked assemblies: Antiproliferative evaluation and theoretical studies., Journal of Molecular Structure, Impact Factor: 3.841 , vol.1248, 131424, [2021], https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molstruc.2021.131424

  • Chetri, S., Ahmed, R., Verma, A.K., Efficacy of Cassia fistula against Callosobruchus chinensis (Linn.): An in-silico approach. , International Journal of Entomology Research. , vol. 6, 202-207, [2021], https://www.entomologyjournals.com/archives/2021/v

  • Sharma, P., Dutta, D., Gomila, R.M., Frontera, A., Barcelo-Oliver, M., *Verma, A.K. and Bhattacharyya, M.K., Benzoato bridged dinuclear Mn (II) and Cu (II) compounds involving guest chlorobenzoates and dimeric paddle wheel supramolecular assemblies: Antiproliferative evaluation and theoretical studies. , Polyhedron, Impact Factor: 3.052 , vol.208, 115409, [2021], https://doi.org/10.1016/j.poly.2021.115409

  • Nabiyeva, T., Roufosse, B., Odachowski, M., Baumgartner, J., Marschner, C., *Verma, A.K. and Blom, B., Osmium Arene Germyl, Stannyl, Germanate, and Stannate Complexes as Anticancer Agents. , Acs Omega, Impact Factor: 4.132 , vol.6, 19252-19268, [2021], https://doi.org/10.1021/acsomega.1c02665

  • Nath, H., Sharma, P., Gomila, R.M., Frontera, A., Barceló-Oliver, M., *Verma, A.K., Dutta, K. and Bhattacharyya, M.K., Unconventional enclathration of guest adipic acid and energetically significant antiparallel π-stacked ternary assemblies involving unusual regium-π (chelate) contacts in phenanthroline-based Ni (II) and Cu (II) compounds antiproliferative evaluation and theoretical studies., Journal of Molecular Structure, Impact Factor: 3.841 , vol.1245, 131038, [2021], https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molstruc.2021.131038

  • Swargiary, A., Roy, M.K. and Verma, A.K., In vitro study of the antioxidant, antiproliferative, and anthelmintic properties of some medicinal plants of Kokrajhar district, India., Journal of Parasitic Diseases,Impact Factor: 1.43 , vol.45, 1123-1134, [2021], https://doi.org/10.1007/s12639-021-01410-0

  • Das, A., Sharma, P., Frontera, A., Barcelo-Oliver, M., *Verma, A.K., Ahmed, R.S., Hussain, S. and Bhattacharyya, M.K., Supramolecular assemblies involving biologically relevant antiparallel π-stacking and unconventional solvent driven structural topology in maleato and fumarato bridged Zn (ii) coordination polymers: antiproliferative evaluation and theoretical studies., New Journal of Chemistry,Impact Factor: 3.925 , vol. 45, 13040-13055, [2021], https://doi.org/10.1039/D1NJ00619C

  • Sarma, P., Sharma, P., Frontera, A., Barcelo-Oliver, M., *Verma, A.K., Barthakur, T. and Bhattacharyya, M.K., Unconventional π-hole and Semi-coordination regium bonding interactions directed supramolecular assemblies in pyridinedicarboxylato bridged polymeric Cu (II) Compounds: Antiproliferative evaluation and theoretical studies., Inorganica Chimica Acta, Impact Factor: 3.118 , vol.525, 120461, [2021], https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ica.2021.120461

  • Sarma, P.P., Gurumayum, N., *Verma, A.K. and Devi, R., A pharmacological perspective of banana: Implications relating to therapeutic benefits and molecular docking. , Food & Function, Impact Factor: 6.317 , vol.12, 4749-4767, [2021], https://doi.org/10.1039/D1FO00477H

  • Sharma, P., Nath, H., Frontera, A., Barcelo-Oliver, M., *Verma, A.K., Hussain, S. and Bhattacharyya, M.K., Biologically relevant unusual cooperative assemblies and fascinating infinite crown-like supramolecular nitrate–water hosts involving guest complex cations in bipyridine and phenanthroline-based Cu (ii) coordination compounds: antiproliferative evaluation and theoretical studies., New Journal of Chemistry, Impact Factor: 3.925 , vol.45, 8269-8282, [2021], https://doi.org/10.1039/D1NJ01004B

  • *Verma, A.K., Kumar, V., Singh, S., Goswami, B.C., Camps, I., Sekar, A., Yoon, S. and Lee, K.W., Repurposing potential of Ayurvedic medicinal plants derived active principles against SARS-CoV-2 associated target proteins revealed by molecular docking, molecular dynamics and MM-PBSA studies., Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Impact Factor: 7.419 , vol.137, 1-17, [2021], https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biopha.2021.111356

  • Chetry, S., Sharma, P., Frontera, A., Saha, U., *Verma, A.K., Sarma, B., Kalita, P.J. and Bhattacharyya, M.K., Biologically relevant and energetically significant cooperative ternary (π–π) 2/(π–π) 1/(π–π) 2 assemblies and fascinating discrete (H 2 O) 21 clusters in isostructural 2, 5-pyridine dicarboxylato Co (ii) and Zn (ii) phenanthroline compounds: antiproliferative evaluation and theoretical studies., New Journal of Chemistry, Impact Factor: 3.925 , vol.45, 3699-3715, [2021], https://doi.org/10.1039/D0NJ04338A

  • Sharma, P., Sarma, P., Frontera, A., Hussain, S., *Verma, A.K. and Bhattacharyya, M.K., Energetically significant anti-parallel π-stacking and unconventional anion-π interactions in phenanthroline based Ni (II) and Cu (II) coordination compounds: Antiproliferative evaluation and theoretical studies., Inorganica Chimica Acta, Impact Factor: 3.118 , vol.516, 120082, [2021], https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ica.2020.120082

  • *Verma, A.K. and Aggarwal, R., Repurposing potential of FDA‐approved and investigational drugs for COVID‐19 targeting SARS‐CoV‐2 spike and main protease and validation by machine learning algorithm. , Chemical Biology & Drug Design, Impact Factor: 2.873 , vol.97, 836-853, [2021], https://doi.org/10.1111/cbdd.13812

  • *Verma, A.K., Cordycepin: a bioactive metabolite of Cordyceps militaris and polyadenylation inhibitor with therapeutic potential against COVID-19., Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics,Impact Factor: 3.392 , vol. 40, 3745-3752, [2021], https://doi.org/10.1080/07391102.2020.1850352

  • Sharma, P., Sarma, P., Frontera, A., Barceló-Oliver, M., *Verma, A.K., Sarma, B., Barthakur, T. and Bhattacharyya, M.K., Energetically significant cooperative π-stacked ternary assemblies in Ni (II) phenanthroline compounds involving discrete water clusters: Anticancer activities and theoretical studies. , Journal of Molecular Structure, Impact Factor: 3.841 , vol.1229, 129486, [2021], https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molstruc.2020.129486

  • Tarali Kalita and Karabi Dutta, Characterisation of cocoon of different population of Antherae aassamensis (Lepidoptera:Saturniidae)., Oriental Insects , [2020], https://doi.org/10.1080/00305316.2020.1727376

  • Arup Kumar Hazarika, Unmilan Kalita, Subhash Khanna, Tarali Kalita and Sangeeta Choudhury, Diversity of edible insects in a Natural World Heritage Site of India: entomophagy attitudes and implications for food security in the region, Peer J , [2020], DOI 10.7717/peerj.10248

  • Taylor and Francis, Characterisation of cocoon of different population of Antheraea assamensis, Oriental Insects , [2020]

  • Elsevier, Energetically significant unconventional OH⋯ π contacts involving discrete guest (H2O) 8 clusters in a fumarato bridged polymeric supramolecular host of Ni (II) phenanthroline: Antiproliferative evalu, Polyhedron, 176, 114266. , [2020]

  • Elsevier, Energetically significant antiparallel π-stacking contacts in Co (II), Ni (II) and Cu (II) coordination compounds of pyridine-2, 6-dicarboxylates: Antiproliferative evaluation and theoretical studies., Inorganica Chimica Acta, 501, 119233 , [2020]

  • Royal Society of Chemistry, Unconventional DNA-relevant π–stacked Hydrogen bonded array involving supramolecular guest benzoate dimer and Cooperative anion–π/π–π/π–anion contacts in Coordination Compounds of Co (II) and Zn (II), New Journal of Chemistry. 44, 4504-4518. , [2020]

  • Elsevier, Phytochemical analysis and in vitro cytostatic potential of ethnopharmacological important medicinal plants., Toxicology Reports, 7:443-452 , [2020]

  • Royal Society of Chemistry, Charge-assisted Hydrogen bonds and nitrile⋯ nitrile interactions directed Supramolecular Associations in Cu (II) and Mn (II) Coordination Complexes: Anticancer, Hematotoxicity and Theoretical Studies., New Journal of Chemistry. 44, 5473-5488. , [2020]

  • Royal Society of Chemistry, Adipato Bridged Novel Hexanuclear Cu(II) and Polymeric Co(II) Coordination Compounds involving Cooperative Supramolecular Assemblies and Encapsulated Guest Water Clusters in Square Grid Host: Antiprol, Dalton Transactions , [2020]

  • Barsha Kalita, Diksha Dutta, Tarali Kalita, Haematological changes and histopathological alterations in liver and kidney induced by sinarest acute and sub- acute toxicity, Journal of Advanced Zoology , [2019]

  • Dr. Tarali Kalita, Characterization of silk fibre in various population of Antheræa assamensis Helfer, Biodiverse , [2018]

  • Dr. Tarali Kalita, Analysis of genetic diversity among the various populations of Antheraea assamensis helfer using ISSR markers, Journal of Advanced Zoology , [2018]

  • Thareja, V; James, A; Singh, R, Naorem, A.S.; Pandey, M; Khan, Z.; Sensharma, S. and Mohapatra, S. , Overwintering sites and strategies of Culex quinquefasciatus(Diptera: Culicidae) larvae and impact of neem seed kernel aqueous suspension (NSKAS) and other eco-friendly tools on them., International Journal of Mosquito Research , vol.4, 135-141, [2017]

  • Dr. Tarali Kalita, Fatty acid composition of the iced preserved Wallago attu of river Brahmaputra and its tributaries. The clarion, The Clarion , [2016], 10.5958/2277-937X.2016.00026.5

  • Thareja, V.; Singh R. and Naorem, A. S, Some observations on overwintering sites of adult Culex quinquefasciatus(Diptera: Culicidae) and strategies followed under natural and seminatural conditions., Parasitology Research , vol.115, 195-203, [2016]

  • Dr. Tarali Kalita, A study on morphological variation in different population of Antheraea assamensis, International Journal of Advanced Research , [2015]

  • Dr. Tarali Kalita, Katyotype and meiotic chromosome behaviour of Samia ricini Donovan (Lepidoptera:Saturniidae), Tropical Zoology , [2015]

  • Naorem, A. S. and Singh A.K, Assessing the suitability of the new semi-solid artificial diet developed for Nezara viridula (L.) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae), International Journal of Advanced Life Sciences , vol.8, 193-299, [2015]

  • Naorem, A.S. and Thongatabam, B. , Climate Change: A Threat to Agriculture in India., Proceedings of the National Conference on Climate Change: Impacts, Adaptation, Mitigation, Scenario and Future Challenges in Indian Perspective. , 99-103, [2015]

  • Dr. Tarali Kalita, A comparative study of meiotic chromosomes from three different species of short horned grasshopper, International Journal of Engineering Science and Innovative Technology , [2014]

  • Dr. Tarali Kalita, Biodiversity of sericigenous insects in Assam and their role in employment generation, Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies , [2014]

  • Dr. Tarali Kalita, A study on meiotic chromosome behaviour and karyotyping of three larval colourmorph of Antheraea assamensis (Helfer, 1837) (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae), International Journal of Advanced Life Sciences , [2014]

  • Dr. Tarali Kalita, Ornamental fish conservation in the flood plain wetlands of lower Brahmaputra Basin., Advances in Applied Science Research , [2013]

  • Dr. Tarali Kalita, Ethno medicinal plants for gynaecological disorders used by the Bodo tribes of lower Assam, India, International Journal of Advanced Life Sciences , [2013]

  • Tarali Kalita and Uma Dutta, A comparative study on indigenous usage of Bambo shoot in the health care practices in NE India, The Clarion , [2012]

  • Singha, A.; Thareja, V. and Singh, A. K, Application of neem seed kernel extracts result in mouthpart deformities and subsequent mortality in Nezara viridula (L.) (Hem.:Pentatomidae), Journal of Applied Entomology , vol.131, 197-201, [2007]

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