Department of Zoology
The Department of Zoology is one of the pioneering Research Departments of this college that came into existence along with the inception of the Institution offering PUC Inter Programme. The U.G. and P.G. programmes got affiliated during 1957 and 1969 respectively. The self-financing Evening Course M.Sc., Zoology later began in 1985. The stalwart Professors of the Department in the yester years laid a very strong foundation for Research so much so, the Department was elevated as the first Research Department in 1974 by the University of Madras. The M.Phil., Part Time Programme was started in 1983, chiefly to encourage College Teachers attain their minimum requirement of M.Phil., qualification existing then. Full time M.Phil., degree programme was then offered from 1985 onwards. A new vista in educating women students kicked off in 2018, when the department got affiliation for B.Sc., Zoology under Self Finance (Women) programme. Since the last two decades the Department has also been offering Career Oriented Programmes (COP) in Medical Lab Technology (One Year Certificate Course and Two years Diploma Course) approved and recognized by the UGC, New Delhi.
Since 2020-21, the UGC has also granted permission to offer Vocational Courses under NSQF scheme. A One Year Diploma in Aquaculture is being offered to students of any Science discipline along with internship programme and assured placements. We also offer short term Value Added Courses such as Ornamental Fish Keeping, Birds Keeping, Dairy Farming and Vaccine Technology that are job fetching & entrepreneurial.
The Department is supported by DST – FIST programme and is chosen as one among the 5 science Departments in the College for DBT – Star College Scheme. A remarkable number of research projects have been conducted by our faculty with financial assistance from agencies such as UGC, DAE, INSA, DST, BARC and MoEF to a tune of Rs. 1.43 Crores.
The Department so far has produced 52 Ph.Ds and one of our faculty has filed 13 Patents on Inter Disciplinary areas. The Department has well furnished computer facilities and laboratories provided with sophisticated instruments including Gamma & Radon Radiation Counting Systems. The recent addition to our common Instrumentation Centre is the Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer with provisions for analysing a dozen of Heavy Metals with precision and accuracy.
The Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai has entered into an MoU with our Department to carry out Assessment of Irradiation on Aquatic Biota in 2009. Our students are progressing well and every year they bring laurels to their Alma Mater obtaining University Ranks in the Combined Ranking University Exams conducted by the University for the Autonomous Institutions. Our Alumni spread around the globe are well placed and are doing extremely well with the motto “Each one, Teach one”.
Our Zoological Museum is yet another Hall Mark of the Department with models of ecosystems and a collection of several rare and unique specimens attracting a lot of visitors in and out of the College.
The Pride of the Department is its dedicated team of Staff Members who strive to reach excellence and go beyond excellence imploring the Almighty daily the very motto of the college “SHOW US THE RIGHT PATH”.
► To ensure holistic development of students by attaining the values of life and achieve academic excellence through sound acquisition of knowledge especially in Zoology with quality educational practices and scientific research.
► To produce highly motivated disciplined students with optimistic thinking, positive spirit and a steadfast mind, capable of making a significant contribution towards sustainable development and well-being of mankind.
► To impart innovative thinking and skills among students for making them confident and eco-friendly citizens that benefit humanity and enabling them also to face the challenges of the modern world.
► To conduct high impact research in frontier areas for generating advanced knowledge to publish quality research papers and disseminating advice and consultancy services in the fields related to Zoology.
|Programme||Number of Sections||Syllabus||Commencement of the Programme|
|B.Sc (Aided)||1||2011 2014 2017 2020 2023||1957|
|B.Sc (Unaided)||1||2011 2014 2017 2020 2023||2018|
|M.Sc(Aided)||1||2011 2014 2017 2020 2023||1969|
|M.Sc (Unaided)||1||2011 2014 2017 2020 2023||1985|
|M.Phil (Aided)||1||2011 2014 2017 2020 2023||1983|
|M.Phil. (Unaided) (FT & PT)||1||2011 2014 2017 2020 2023||2007|
|Career Oriented Programmes (COP)||1||2017||2017|
|Diploma in Aquaculture||1||2020 2023||2020|
|Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology||1||2023||2023|
ACADEMIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE
|S.No||Name & Address||Contact Details||Category|
Dr. M.A. Akbarsha
Society for Alternatives in Animal Experiments
India (SAAE-I) Editor-in-Chief
Journal of Endocrinology and
Reproduction (JER) of SRBCE
Biomedical Scientist & Research Coordinator
National College (Autonomous)
Tiruchirappalli - 620001
Dr. A. S. Sahul Hameed
Director,Aquatic Animal Health Laboratory
(NABL Accredited ISO 17025: 2017)
Abdul Hakeem College, Melvisharam
Dr. R. Jayakumar
Principal ScientistDivision: Finfish Culture Division
Central Institute of Brackish water Aquaculture (CIBA)
Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)
(Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare)
#75, Santhome High Road, Chennai - 600028
Dr. S. Janarthanan, Ph.D.,
Professor and Head
Department of Zoology University of Madras
Guindy Campus, Chennai - 600025
Dr. P. Shahul Hameed
(Former HOD of Zoology, Jamal Mohamed College)
Director & Scientist
Center for Environmental Education and Research
M.I.E.T. Engineering College,Tiruchirappalli - 620007
|Academician & Well wisher|
|1||BIRDS KEEPING||Dr. I. Joseph Antony Jerald||View/Download|
|2||Agarose gel electrophoresis||Dr. S. Mohamed Hussain||View/Download|
|3||CELL||Dr. K. Prabakar||View/Download|
|4||MOSQUITO||Dr. P. RAJASEKAR||View/Download|
|5||INSECT PEST MANAGEMENT||Dr. M. ANEEZ MOHAMED||View/Download|
|6||MICROTECHNIQUE||Dr. A. SADIQ BUKHARI||View/Download|
|7||RADIATION||Dr. R. KRISHNAMOORTHY||View/Download|
|8||BLOOD GROUPING||Dr. P. RAJASEKAR||View/Download|
|9||Hormones and Health||Dr. M. MEERAMAIDEEN||View/Download|
|10||BIO STATISTICS||Dr. H. E. SYED MOHAMED||View/Download|
|11||INSECT COLLECTION||Dr. M. SALAHUDEEN||View/Download|
|12||INSECT PINNING||Dr. M. SALAHUDEEN||View/Download|
|13||INTRODUCTION TO EVOLUTION||P. A. ASHIQUE||View/Download|
|14||CLEAVAGE AND MORPOGENETIC MOVEMENT||P. A. ASHIQUE||View/Download|
|15||BioGeo Chemical Cycles||Dr. P. RAJASEKAR||View/Download|
|16||DNA||Dr. K. PRABAKAR||View/Download|
|17||VACCINES||Dr. K. PRABAKAR||View/Download|
|18||CELL STRUCTURE & FUNCTION||Dr. K. PRABAKAR||View/Download|
|19||Immunodeficiency diseases||Dr. K. PRABAKAR||View/Download|
|20||LIVING MATTER||Dr. K. PRABAKAR||View/Download|
|21||PCR||Dr. S. MOHAMED HUSSAIN||View/Download|
|22||MUSHROOM CULTIVATION||H.F.SEYED MAFIYA HANIFF||View/Download|
|23||BLOOD GAS TEST||H.F.SEYED MAFIYA HANIFF||View/Download|
|24||RESPIRATORY DISEASES||H.F.SEYED MAFIYA HANIFF||View/Download|
|25||RESEARCH STEPS||H.F.SEYED MAFIYA HANIFF||View/Download|
|26||DIABETES||H.F.SEYED MAFIYA HANIFF||View/Download|
|27||ANIMAL DIVERSITY||H.F.SEYED MAFIYA HANIFF||View/Download|
|31||PARENTAL CARE IN AMPHIBIANS||Dr.P.DHANALAKSHMI||View/Download|
|33||FLIGHT ADAPTATION IN BIRDS||Dr.P.DHANALAKSHMI||View/Download|
|34||MECHANISM OF OSMOREGULATION||Dr. R. RANJANI||View/Download|
|35||OSMOREGULATION||Dr. R. RANJANI||View/Download|
|36||COMMON INSECT PEST||Dr. M. ANEEZ MOHAMED||View/Download|
|37||Principles of Pest Control||Dr. M. ANEEZ MOHAMED||View/Download|
|38||DIGESTIVE SYSTEM OF RABBIT||S. JAYASHANTHINI||View/Download|
|39||EARTHWORM BIOLOGY||Dr. M. MEERAMAIDEEN||View/Download|
|40||MH_Water vascular system of Starfish||Dr. S. MOHAMED HUSSAIN||View/Download|
|PG Class room cum Laboratory||2|
|Research Lab (Environment Research Lab, Microbiology, Cytogenetics)||3|