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Post Graduate Department of Zoology
Established in 1998

 The Department of Zoology came into existence in the year 1998 as a result of the split of the erstwhile Department for Bio-Sciences (Botany & Zoology) which was established in 1971.

The Department of Zoology is an excellent institute of teaching, research and extension in various fields of Animal Science, imparting knowledge through M.Sc., M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes The research activities of the department are conducted under three main thrust areas viz Aquatic biology, Terrestrial biology and Animal Cytogenetics. The department is striving hard to excel in training human resources in various fields of animal sciences like Fisheries, Aquaculture, Limnology, Entomology, Wildlife, Cytogenetics etc. and has been choosen as a Centre for Special Assistance Programme (SAP) by UGC for monitoring the dwindling regional animal resources and thereby to formulate strategies for the conservation of faunal diversity of the state.
The department of Zoology has been developed as an epicenter, imparting knowledge to all the concerned stakeholders through various in house and field research and academic activities.

There is an excellent placement work track record of our students. They are making contributions in areas such as Higher education, State Administrative (KAS) in various National Scientific Institute, Indian Forest Services, States Fisheries Departments etc. Number of scholars of the Department have been awarded research fellowships such as JRF, SRF, Post Doctoral Fellowships, Fast track young Scientists funded by various national research funding agencies viz UGC, CSIR, ICAR, DST, Ministry of Environment and forestry etc.

Apart from teaching the faculty members are being invited by various National Universities and Institutes for interphase meetings and for consulting collaborative research programme. The department is always trying to incorporate innovative ideas to make it a centre of excellence.




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