The subject of Human Physiology has always been considered as a subject of great promise and potential. Physiology as a basic science continues to find its relevance among scientific communities, researchers, educationists, and clinicians all over the world for more than 200 years now. The subject finds its uniqueness in the fact that it teaches many unconventional topics related to human factors like Sports Physiology, Human design & Ergonomics, Occupational health, Community and Public Health, Chronobiology of human, Epidemiology, Human nutrition, Sports nutrition, Space and human physiology of extreme weather conditions, toxicology, pharmacology etc., besides teaching classical Human physiology and other common core areas of Life science like cell & molecular biology, biochemistry, biophysics, microbiology or immunology.
INCEPTION: The Department of Physiology, Dr. Kanailal Bhattacharyya College started its humble beginning in 2008 when University of Calcutta permitted the teaching of Bioscience General Course in combination with other subjects. The Department started teaching Physiology in the Honours level from 2012. Currently the Department has one full-time teacher (FTT) and one state-aided college teacher (SACT) as faculty. Two more visiting faculties take classes on a regular basis.
SCOPE: Students graduating from the course can go for higher studies and/or research in a variety of subjects offered by state and national level universities or research institutions. Doing PG courses in medical physiology or paramedical courses can open many more job opportunities for the students in medical field. Besides students can prepare and opt for Teaching and Govt jobs as well.
FACILITY: Our department has built up infrastructure and learning resources over the years to meet the academic need of the students. We have three well-equipped laboratories, a separate departmental library facility, smart room with LCD projector, separate desktop computers for students with internet connection and e-learning resources (e-books, N-list membership, PowerPoint files. Question bank etc.) to cater to the need of the UG curriculum. Students are also entitled to complete one mandatory internship in the coming 4-years UG program under NEP’2020.
ACTIVITY: The Department has continued to promote different extra-curricular activities among its students. The Department organizes filed trip, excursion, student seminar, webinar, online quiz etc. on a regular basis. Students and faculties of the department have participated in various extension cum outreach program organized by college in past years.
The Department will continue its endeavor to promote the study of this discipline of modern science among its students and to inspire them to take research and development in this field to a greater height for the benefit of human society.