Academics

I have BS and MS degrees in Life Sciences and Biological Sciences respectively. I submitted my PhD Thesis in June 2021 and it is currently under review. Both my MS and PhD dissertations include research projects in animal behaviour. During my integrated-PhD tenure, I also provided teaching assistance for several undergrad courses, mentored MS and project students of the lab, actively participated in science  and academic outreach activities and designed the official website of Dog Lab, IISER Kolkata.

Education

PhD
IISER Kolkata
Aug 2017 - present 
[Thesis submitted]
MS
IISER Kolkata
Aug 2015 - July 2017
BS
University of Delhi
July 2012 - June 2015
Secondary
School
Jawahar Vidya Mandir
Apr 2010 - Mar 2012
High School
Sacred Heart School
March 2010

Additional Schools

Evolutionary Biology, 2019
  • 15-day certificate course including theory lectures, tests, assignments and practicals.

  • Organized by JNCASR (Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research), Bengaluru

  • Funded by Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB), Govt. of India.

Biology of the crocodylia: Models for conservation biology, 2017  
  • 15-day certificate course including theory lectures, tests, assignments and field work.

  • Organized and funded by GIAN (Global Initiative of Academic Networks), Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt. of India, at Jiwaji University, Gwalior.

Teaching Assisstance

  • Scientific Communication, Autumn 2020

  • Ecology and Behaviour Lab, Spring 2020

  • Biology Lab (Ecology), Autumn 2018

  • Evolutionary Biology (Practical), Spring 2018

  • Evolutionary Biology (Theory), Spring 2017

Conferences

Understanding Behaviour Conference 2019

IISER Kolkata | Poster Presentation
 

Frontiers in Modern Biology 2018

IISER Kolkata | Poster Presentation

 

Student Conference on Conservation Science 2017

IISc Bengaluru | Participant

I submitted my PhD thesis, titled - "A study of behavioural patterns in Indian free-ranging dogs, with emphasis on natural history and linguistics", in June 2021, from the Dog Lab, IISER kolkata, headed by Dr. Anindita Bhadra. I also took a course in Research methodology during this period.

The courses I took during MS in Biological Sciences are as follows: 
Sem 1 [Immunology, Cell biology, Microbiology, Cognition], Sem 2 [ Ecology and conservation, Marine biology, Cancer biology, Gene regulation and cellular communication, Biophysics], Sem 3 [Plant biology, Physiology, Developmental biology], Sem 4 [Structural biology, Biochemistry and cellular metabolism, Psychology, Statistics]

The course structure for BS in Life Sciences included multiple theory and practical papers in Biology and Chemistry, along with Mathematics, Environmental Science, Computer Science and English.

Theory and practical papers in BiologyChemistry and Physics.

Theory papers in Mathematics and English.

Theory and practical papers in BiologyChemistry, Physics and Computer Science.

Theory papers in Mathematics, English (Language and Literature), Hindi (Language and Literature), Environmental Science and Social Sciences (History, Civics, Geography).