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Dr. R.N.K. Hooroo

FACULTY

Name:  Prof. (Mrs.) Rupa Nylla K. Hooroo

Designation:  Professor

Specialization:  Developmental Biology

 

Contact Information:

Department of Zoology,
North-Eastern Hill University
Shillong 793022,
Meghalaya, INDIA

Tel.: +91 364 272 2320 (work)

E-Mail: rnkh@hotmail.com; rnkh@nehu.ac.in

 

Academic Qualifications:

Degree

Year

University

B. Sc. (Honours)

1977

North-Eastern Hill University

M. Sc.

1979

-do-

Ph. D.

1990

-do-

B.Ed.

1982

-do-

 

Fellowships/Awards/Recognitions:

 National:

  • J.J.M. Nichol's Roy Award
  • S. C. Goel Memorial Award

 

Memberships of academic societies, etc.:

  1. Indian Society of Developmental Biologists.
  2. Electron Microscope Society of India.
  3. The Zoological Society, Kolkata.

 

Major areas of research:

  • Investigation on the breeding behaviour and development of anuran species were undertaken. Similarly, studies on the distribution, ecology reproduction and development of tree frogs, with special reference to Cherrapunjee. Studies and investigations on the spawning behaviour, courtship and nest construction of some anurans have been carried out in relation to some environmental factors like rainfall, relative humidity, temperature and pH of the study sites.
  • Analysis on the morphological features of the eggs of the muga silk moth and the study of the developmental changes in the surface features of the egg shell in muga silk moth (Antheraea assama) were conducted and similarly, investigation on the sensilla of Lepidoptera were studied with the help of scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy.

 

Number of M. Phil. /Ph. D. produced:

M. Phil. : 1

Name

Year

Title of Thesis

Banridor Royce Nongbri

1999

Studies on the structural and biochemical
changes in tadpoles during metamorphosis
and adult of Rana limnocharis

 

Ph. D. : 1

Name

Year

Title of Thesis

Shanwell Khongwir

2005

Studies on ecology, breeding and development of the tree frog Rhacophorus maximus Günther in Meghalaya

Asorphi J. Iangrai              2006 Studies on ecology, breeding behaviour and
metamorphosis of tree frogs Polypedates leucomystax and Rhacophorus bipunctatus 
(Anura: Rhacophoridae) in Meghalaya
(North-east India).
Saipari Sailo             2010 Studies on the ecology and biology of Rana
alticola
 (Boulenger).
H. T. Lalremsanga             2011 Studies on the ecology, breeding behaviour and development of ranid and microhylid anurans prevalent in Mizoram, northeast India

 

Number of Ph. D. students working for the degree: 4

Name

Status

Duwaki Rangad

Registered

Ronald L. Tron

Registered

Longjam Merinda Devi

Registered

Caressa M. Thabah                                          Registered

 

Major Research Projects undertaken:

  • Title of the project: Study of distribution, ecology, reproduction and development of tree frogs of Meghalaya with special reference to Cherrapunjee Principal Investigator: Prof. R.N.K. Hooroo Co-Investigator: Prof. B.B.P. Gupta and Prof. K. Chatterjee

    Total grant: Rs. 10,98,204
    Duration: 3 Years
    Funding Agency: Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi

 

Publications:

National: 14
International: 16

Updated by lakmen_zoology on Sep 16, 2013 13:18:14