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Dr. Tamal Mondal, Ph.D.


Completed Ph.D. in Zoology and have been working on coral reef ecosystems of India with the special reference of Reef Ecosystems of Andaman and Nicobar Island, India since 2009. Presently working as Scientist-C (Group-A, Gazetted Post, under Pay Matrix-11 of CCS) at Zoological Survey of India- a subordinate office under Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India.


Teaching Experience

  • Served as Guest Faculty in Vidyasagar College (under University of Calcutta), Kolkaata from for two months after the completion of M.Sc. in Zoology.

  • Served as Part-Time Lecturer in Vidyasagar College (under University of Calcutta), Kolkaata for 22 months.

Research Experience

  • Studied on the Animal Behavior of Mammals as Student Researcher from 2005-2007 under Zoological Survey of India & Vidyasagar College at Zoological Garden, Alipur, Kolkata.

  • Carried out studies on the Genotypic Variation of Hepatitis-C virus at I.D.B.D Hospital, ICMR Virus Unit as Student Researcher in 2007.

  • Working on Scleractinian Corals and Coral Associated faunal communities since 2009.

  • Conducted research works as  Junior Research Fellow (JRF) from 2009-2011, as  Senior Research Fellow (SRF) from 2011-2013, as  Research Associate (RA) from 2013-2015, as  DST-Young Scientist (SERB) from 2015-2017 on coral reef ecosystems of A&N Islands.

  • Worked as Scientist-C at Zoological Survey of India, Andaman and Nicobar Regional Centre, Port Blair from 2018 to 2022.

  • Worked as Scientist-C at Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata from 2022 to 2023.

  • Presently working as Scientist-D at Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata since 2023.


  1. Field study experiences on different areas of throughout India both Marine and Terrestrial Ecosystem.

  2. Behaviour study experiences on different wild animals both in situ & ex-situ condition.

  3. Instructor of Biodiversity Study since 2004.

  4. Team Leader of Underwater Marine Biodiversity Study in Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

  5. Experience in Scleractinian Taxonomy and other faunal taxonomy as well as behavior study, ecological studies.


  • Scleractinian Taxonomy

  • Coral Reef Biodiversity

  • Mangrove Ecosystem

  • Seagrass Ecosystem

  • Ecology

  • Zoogeography

  • SCUBA Diving

  • Animal behaviour

  • Genetics Molecular Biology


Total -252


Books – 20

Papers – 77

Book Chapters – 81

Newsletter – 1

Conference paper – 1

Abstracts – 16

Pamphlets – 36



Media Appearances

ZSI scientists record a stranded skeletal system of short-finned pilot whale from Andamans - Times of India

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