Welcome to the Department of Zoology

The inception of the department took place in the year 1965 for an under graduate course, Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Zoology. Zoology as a career provides number of specializations, because of which the students are presented with a lot of career options once they chose to be associated with this field. This field is concerned with the preservation and management of animal kingdom and a career in it would mean a great responsibility towards nature and environment.

The vision of the Department

Our vision is to provide academic leadership to the subject of Zoology and undertake quality research of global standing while maintaining teaching quality at UG levels, ensuring high academic performance of the students empowered with entrepreneurial and industrial skills as also enlightened with the research avenues.

The mission of the Department

The mission of the Department Consistent with our vision, our mission is to provide students with an unparallel learning experience, in a supportive and caring milieu by being facilitators to connect knowledge with the field application and inculcate research culture by acting as role models with excellence in academics and research.

Overview of the department:

Presently, the Department of Zoology is functioning with one under graduate programme-B.Sc Zoology (3 year- 6 semester Programme), having Zoology as the Core paper, Botany & Chemistry as complimentary papers. This department has currently 3 faculty members including one Assistant Professor & two Guest faculties and Dr. Divya. R is the present Head of the Department of Zoology. Our Department Highlights includes, a well equipped lab containing equipments like Colorimeter, Electrophoresis units, electronic balance, UV spectrophotometer, electronic pH meter, microtomes etc. and a Zoological museum having rich collection of various preserved specimens of invertebrates and vertebrates. The Department Library has a strong collection of wide variety of various reference and non reference academic books with over hundreds of titles on a variety of topics. Eminent academicians and researchers are invited as guest faculties to give the exposure of latest developments in the field of zoology to the students regularly

Course overview

` Zoology is one of the most popular branches in Science that involves the study of animals including human beings and their biological processes. Our Department offers Zoology courses at the graduate level on a full-time basis. Candidates in this discipline are basically taught regarding animal Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Biotechnology, Immunology, Microbiology, Evolution, Ecology, Ethology, Zoogeography, Cell biology, Molecular biology, Bio-informatics, Embryology, Developmental biology etc…The Department offers an Open course on Public health and Hygiene for the students in fifth Semester from other disciplines, such as Arts, Physical sciences, Chemical science, Commerce and Social sciences. Related labs, tutorial sessions, and field trips provide hands-on experience in a wide range of biological disciplines.

Zoology Courses – Career Prospects

There are numerous career opportunities for candidates completing their BSc, MSc, and Ph.D. in Zoology in the public and private sectors. Candidates find jobs as Animal Behaviourist, Conservationist, Wildlife Biologist, Zoo Curator, Wildlife Educator, Zoology faculty, Forensic experts, lab technicians, Veterinarians etc. Successful Candidates can also find opportunities in government departments, environmental agencies, universities, colleges, biotechnological, pharmaceutical, environmental/ecological fields. Candidates can also opt for Ph.D. in Zoology after compl`eting their post-graduation.

Activities

The department has been conducting seminars and workshops on a regular basis during the last few years. The Faculties regularly participate in seminars/workshops and present research papers.Continuous assessments of students are being done based on attendance, marks scored in seminars and assignments, performance in test papers etc. Apart from the mid-term and model examinations monthly and class test papers are regularly given.

Note to Zoology Aspirants

As a Zoologist, you’ll have career options that span a wide range of professions, including laboratory and field research, environmental assessment, the health professions, education, and industry. By choosing one of our areas of specialization, such as Animal Physiology, Ecology and Environmental Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, or Immunology & Microbiology, you can better prepare yourself for these exciting career opportunities

Faculty members