ZSK- India, a premier learned society
of zoologists from India and abroad is
happy to launch an India Initiative
with establishment of The Zoological
Society Research and Application
Foundation (ZSK- RAF) for Human
Welfare to promote applied research
and knowledge based applications for
developing linkage between human
community and Zoological Sciences in
Indian contex

Celebrating 75 years in the pursuit of
knowledge and wisdom


The Zoological Society KolkataResearch & Application Foundation


The Zoological Society, Kolkata- India

Department of Zoology,
University of Calcutta.
35, Ballygunge Circular Road
Kolkata – 700 019, India

The four centres will be operated from
the corpus fund being generated in the
name of ZSK-RAF. Each centre will
support Applied research / survey /
Technology transfer projects with
National Internships / Project
Fellowships to young scholars for
variable periods. Innovative projects
will be invited from potential aspirants
for evaluation by national level expert
committee for granting approval.

The projects may be implemented in
collaboration with research institutes,
Government & Non – Government
organizations and reference
laboratories of Universities
throughout India. ZSK-RAF and
programmes under its umbrella will be
run by a structured management
committee with a 4 years mandate
under the purview of the Executive
Council of the Zoological Society.

Programmes and Centres of activity
envisaged under ZSK- Research
and Application Foundation
(ZSK-RAF) for Human welfare:

1. Dr. Dharitri Mitra Tarafder
Memorial Centre for Applied

2. Dr. Hiralal Chaudhuri Memorial
Centre for Animal Resources and
Sustainable Development

3. Prof. Asok Ghosh Memorial
Centre for Human diseases and
Translational research

4. Prof. N.C. Datta Memorial
Centre for Ecosystems and
Environment Management