The Department of Zoology in collaboration with Eco Club organized a lecture on ‘Research Potential in Herpetology’ on 10 February 2020 at the Auditorium of Academic Block I, Tapesia Campus. The lecture was a part of a series of lectures christened ‘Science behind Nature’.

The lecture was delivered by Prof. Sushil Kumar Dutta, a renowned herpetologist, who worked at Utkal University and North Orissa University as a Professor in Zoology till he retired in 2012.

In his lecture, he reminded the students of Zoology that there is ample scope for research and growth in the discipline and encouraged the students to immerse and fall in love with nature. He touched upon the distributional pattern of various species of amphibians, reptiles in India, South-East Asia, and Africa and discussed the important roles played by the scientific community in conservation and said that having knowledge of systematics, taxonomy and biodiversity are the key aspects of conservation.

The University and the Department of Zoology convey its sincere gratitude to Professor Dutta for taking time out to interact and inspire the students despite a busy schedule.