Department of Physiology

Department of Physiology, University of Kalyani was established in October, 2005. Two-years Master of Science (MSc.) course in Physiology started with a batch of 10 students from the academic session 2005 – 2006 and the first batch of MSc. students passed out in 2007. The Department of Physiology also offers Ph.D. programme in Physiology since 2007.

Definition of Physiology:
Physiology; from Greek words (physis), meaning "nature, origin", and (-logia), meaning "study of", is the scientific study of function in living systems. This includes how within organisms, organ systems, tissues, cells and bio-molecules carry out the chemical or physical functions that exist in a living system. Physiological investigations range from examining the molecular basis of life to understanding the integrative functions of biological systems and their responses to external and internal environments. Physiology enables information gained by molecular biology, cell biology, genetics, pharmacology, biophysics, biomathematics, and biochemistry to be described in an integrated manner that can be applied to human medicine. The study of human physiology dates back to at least 420 BC and the time of Hippocrates, also known as the father of medicine. The highest honour awarded in physiology is the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine, awarded since 1901 by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

Head of the Department
Dr. Subhashis Sahu

Departmental Phone No.
(033) 25828750 Extn -312
Fax. No : + 9133 – 25828282

Course(s) / Programme(s) Offered:

Type of Course / Programme

Name of the Course / Programme


Intake Capacity


i) Post- graduate


2 years (divided in 4 semester)


3 year B.Sc. (Hons) in Physiology with requisite marks.

ii) Doctoral

Ph.D. (Sc.)

As per University Norms

As per University Norms

M.Sc. in Physiology / in allied Disciplines

Students Amenities Provided:

  1. Class room teaching with all modern facilities.
  2. Well equipped Physiological Laboratories                                 
  3. Histology laboratory
  4. Physiological Chemistry laboratory
  5. Experimental Physiology laborator
  6. Computer Laboratory with internet access.
  7. Departmental library
  8. Research laboratories.
  9. Environmental Physiology Division- Toxicology, Environmental Microbiology, Molecular Neurophysiology Unit.Ergonomics and Occupational Health laboratory
  10. Pool of Guest Teachers having renowned Physiological Scientists and Academicians.


Special Achievements of the Students

Three research Scholars of this department have been awarded travel grant (GBP 1000 each) by the International Union of Physiological Sciences (IUPS) for presentation of paper in IUPS Congress 2013 scheduled to be held at Bermingham, UK during July 21 -26, 2013

Name of the Scholars:
i) Shri Kaushik Sarkar
ii) Smt Panchali Tarafder
iii)Smt Mouri Ghosh

Shri Subhabata Moitra, Research Scholar of this department has been awarded travel grant by European Respiratory Society for presentation of research paper in 22nd Annual congress in Vienna, Austria which was held from 1st to 5th September, 2012.

Present Research Scholars

Environmental Physiology Division Kaushik Sarkar
Mouri Ghosh
Panchali Tarafder
Partha Pratim Nath
Mukti Mondal
Kamalesh Das
Suban Baskey
Diptendu Sarkar
Borjendra Laishram

Ergonomics and Occupational Physiology Laboratory

Subhabatrata Moitra
Santi Gopal Maity
Prasun Halder
Arijit Chakraborty
Santu Durlov
Smaranika Goswami

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