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Department Profile

DEPARTMENT PROFILE - ZOOLOGY

Year of Establishment : 1948

  • Qualified, experienced and research oriented teachers. All the faculties are Ph.D. holders with good track record in paper/book publication
  • Research Department
  • The department has an excellent library facility
  • Remedial Classes and special classes are regularly conducted
  • Representation of faculty in university bodies
  • Museum of Stuffed and Preserved Animals
  • Well equipped laboratories
  • ICT based teaching and learning methods
  • P.G. Diploma in Biomedical Sciences under UGC innovative programme 

Department History

1955 – 56 Dr. K. S. Padmanabha Iyer, retired Professor of Zoology, University College, Trivandrum was appointed for five years by the great educationist and visionary Shri. R. Shankar, founder of S. N. Trust. It was he, whose expertise and dedicated efforts laid the foundation for growth of this department. During Dr. Iyer’s  period, department also started a marine station at Thangasseri, Kollam, to study about the diverse marine fauna, which was unique and pioneer effort taken by a college under Kerala University at that time. Rare specimens, skeletons of whale and dolphin etc, in the zoology museum of the college is an ample testimony to the work being done by marine center, visited by Dr.C.C John, Director of research, Department of Marine biology, Universtiy of Tranvancore, on 6th of August, 1955 and by Dr. Soot Ryan, Director, Tromsco Museum, Norway on 24th February 1956. M.Sc  Zoology started in 1964.

During 1965 one research project aimed at studying the effects of radiation in animals was carried out jointly by Dr. P. Ramachandran, our faculty member with Dr.Grun Berg London University. In 1966 Research activities initiated.and Museum, laboratory and departmental library were developed.

Bachelor Degree Programme in Industrial Fish & Fisheries started on 1997. During 2014 one year PG Diploma in Biomedical Sciences (PGDMS) under innovative programme (UGC 11th plan) introduced.

During the past 67 years, so many teachers served here. Many retired academics have continued their service in foreign Universities and other educational institution. Other than academic achievements, several Zoology students have fetched laurels for the college in various extracurricular activities, most of them are in covetable positions. Thus more than sixty seven years, Department has not only imparted subject knowledge but also successfully moulded the characters of all, those who have been fortunate enough to be part of it, making them, above all better human being.

 

Courses Offered

  1. B.Sc. Zoology (Started in 1949)
  2. M.Sc. Zoology (Started in 1964)
  3. Ph.D.
  4. P.G.Diploma in Biomedical Sciences (UGC-Innovative Programme)

Recent Academic Achievements

S. Darsana

I Rank  in University Exams,  M.Sc. Zoology

2009-10

P. Litty

I Rank in University Exams,  M.Sc. Zoology

2010-11

   

A. Aswathy

I Rank in University Exams,  M.Sc. Zoology

2011-12

G. Anu

III Rank in University Exams,  M.Sc. Zoology

2013-14

S.Haseena

I Rank in University Exams,  M.Sc. Zoology

2014-15

B.S.Athira

II Rank in University Exams,  M.Sc. Zoology

2015-16

Sreelekshmi. S.Kumar

III Rank in University Exams,  M.Sc. Zoology

2015-16
 V.S.Krishna Prabha

IV Rank in University Exams,  M.Sc. Zoology

2015-16
 S.VidhyaBabu

V Rank in University Exams,  M.Sc. Zoology

2015-16