Department of ZOOLOGY

Welcome to Department of Zoology

Established in 1965 with Prof. U Konwar as the founder Head, the department of Zoology is one of the highly rated departments of Digboi College. Department started UG Programme since its inception and started Honours programme in Zoology since 1993 under Dibrugarh University. The department has attained a milestone by introducing Masters Programme in Life Sciences along with the Department of Botany in the year 2021.

The department has a glorious past with the contribution of three retired Professors by witnessing excellent results in the previous years by claiming positions under the top ten in Dibrugarh University. The department currently has five dedicated faculties that are in constant effort to offer quality education and overall grooming of the students with human values to cope with the current competitive world. The department had produced numerous graduates who now hold several portfolios in Govt. and Non-Govt. sectors. The department is proud of some notable students who are engaged in novel research work in reknown laboratories of India and abroad.

The well-equipped laboratories, ICT classrooms, Flip classroom for teaching, departmental library, etc. provide the students a good ambiance for theory as well as practical learning of various dimensions of Zoology. Nearly 70% of the college campus is surrounded by greenery as it is situated adjacent to Dihing Patkai National Park and witnesses a huge diversity of butterflies, moths, birds, amphibia, reptiles and mammals, which seems to be Paradise for Zoologist.

The dedication, cooperation, and teamwork of teachers, students, and office staff of our department always go hand in hand with providing the zeal of learning and doing the best in overall, as we believe that “Sky is the Limit”!!!

Programmes Offered

MSc in Life Sciences

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BSc in Zoology

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Higher Secondary

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Department of Zoology

At a Glance

Year of Establishment

B. Sc. General: 1965

B. Sc. Honours in Zoology: 1993

M. Sc. Life Sciences: 2021 

Student Strength

Current Student Strength:

  • 1st Semester :-> 42
  • 3rd Semester:-> 27
  • 5th Semester:-> 20

Staff record

No. of Faculty — 5

No. of Laboratory Assistant — 2

contact details

Postal Address: Department of Zoology

                          Digboi College, Digboi, Tinsukia

                          Assam 786171

email: monikankana14[at]



Faculty Profile

Aparajita Gogoi

Year of Joining: 1993

Associate Professor

Rajib Rudra Tariang

Year of Joining: 2008

Assistant Professor, HEAD

Dr. Kishore Haloi

Year of Joining: 2016

Assistant Professor

Dr. Moni Kankana Kalita

Year of Joining: 2020

Assistant Professor

Dr. Samim Dullah

Year of Joining: 2021

Assistant Professor

Laboratory Assistant

Deep Borah

Year of Joining: 2014

Laboratory Assistant

Lakhinath Borah Sonowal

Year of Joining: 2020

Laboratory Assistant


Digboi College is proud of all the rank holders and wishes them the best.

Curricular Aspects


As per the regulation of Dibrugarh University, the course structures are as follows:

BSc in Physics Honors
  • Sl. No. Course No. of Papers Theory + Practical Theory+ Tutorial
    1 Core Course 14 14 x 4 = 56 14 x 5 = 70
    2 Core Course Practical/Tutorial* 14 14 x 2 = 28 14 x 1 = 14
    3 A.1. Discipline Specific Elective 4 4 x 4 = 16 4 x 5 = 20
    4 A.2. Discipline Specific Elective Practical/Tutorial* 4 4 x 2 = 8 4 x 1 = 4
    5 B.1. Generic Elective/ Interdisciplinary 4 4 x 4 = 16 4 x 5 = 20
    6 B.2. Generic Elective Practical/Tutorial* 4 4 x 2 = 8 4 x 1 = 4
    7 Ability Enhencement Compulsory 3 3 x 2 = 6 3x 2 = 6
    8 Ability Enhencement Elective(Skill Based) 2 2x 2 = 4 2 x 2 = 4
    9 Total 49 142 142
  • Optional Dissertation or project work in place of one Discipline Specific Elective paper (6 credits) in 6th Semester.
  • Institute should evolve a system/policy about ECA/ General Interest/Hobby/Sports/NCC/NSS/related courses on its own.
  • *Wherever there is a practical there will be no tutorial and vice-versa.


ALUMNI 2015-2022


Magazine published by Dept. of Life Sciences

Awards & Achievements