School of Life Science

Department of Zoology

The Department of Zoology ever since its inception in 1957 is actively involved in teaching Zoology for undergraduate degree courses in combination with other disciplines viz., Chemistry, Botany, Zoology (CBZ); Microbiology, Chemistry, Zoology (MCZ); Chemistry, Environmental Science, Zoology (CEZ), Chemistry, Zoology, Biotechnology (CZBT) and Biochemistry, Botany and Zoology (BBZ). The Faculty unites the disciplines of General Zoology, Cell biology and Genetics, Human Anatomy- Physiology, Developmental Biology, Ecology, Ethology and Evolutionary Biology. The Zoology Department has several excellent teaching facilities including well-equipped laboratories with instruments like thermal cycler, Insect culture facilities and Museum of specimens. The Department has ten faculty, two Associate and eight Assistant professors. All courses are taught by lecture and practical work.

Co-curricular courses offered by the department include, choice based credit system- A Journey into Animal world and Human life and certificate courses on “Urban ecology and pollution abatement technologies” , “Biodiversity, Wildlife and Conservation biology” and “Entomology” . Students will undertake a research project as part of certificate courses which can take place in the labs in the department or out in the field. Graduates are working on a wide range of projects/internships in reputed research institutions. The department encourages the popularization of science by conducting training and teaching activities through the Natural Science Association (including Conferences/ Seminars/webinars/Workshops/lectures).

Mr. K.S. Shivakumar

HOD

Dr. A John Paul

Assistant professor

Ms. R.D Prathiba

Assistant professor

Ms. Sabitha Thomas

Assistant professor

Dr. M. Jayashankar

Assistant professor

Dr. Viyolla Pavana Mendonce

Assistant professor

Dr. Kavya K

Assistant professor

Putul Banergee

Assistant professor

Dr. Santhosh Jagdeeshan

Assistant professor

Dr Samson

Assistant professor