The Zoological Survey of India is recognised by all the universities as a Centre for Advance research in systematics, bioecology, zoogeography, cytotaxonomy, wildlife and animal behaviour. Many of the scientists of the Survey are recognized as guides for post-graduate degrees by several universities. Under the research training programme, post-graduate students are given facilities for research and are awarded fellowships, to train them on particular group for which the Survey needs specialist. This scheme was started with the aim to become self sufficient and have experts in all the groups of animals and it has been achieved to some extent.
The Survey also provides a short terms training in the art of taxidermy to candidates sponsored by different organizations. An annual training programme in collection, preservation and identification of insects and mites of economic importance has also been initiated since the last many years and every year more than ten candidates sponsored by the universities and institutes are given this training.
Keeping in view the importance of training, etc., a new Division of Training and Extension has been estab¬lished at the Headquarters of the Survey.
Training and Extension Services
Prani Vigyan Bhawan
M, Block, New Alipore
Kolkata- 700 053, West Bengal