News & Announcements

Obituary : Prof. Dr. A. Ramachandran

We are deeply saddened to hear the untimely demise of Prof. Dr. A. Ramachandran, Vice Chancellor, Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS). He was our alumnus of the 1976-79 B.Sc. Zoology batch and has been serving as the member of Board of Studies (BoS) in Zoology, Sacred Heart College (Autonomous).

Prof. Ramachandran has been a distinguished scholar, an eminent academic administrator and an accomplished fishery sciences researcher.

Our heartfelt condolences and prayers to the bereaved family. May his soul rest in peace.


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Workshop on Morpho and Molecular Taxonomy of Arachnids

Arachnology Research Unit of the Dept. of Zoology is organizing a 4-day Hands-on Workshop on Morpho and Molecular Taxonomy of Arachnids (Spiders & Pseudoscorpions) in association with UniBioSys Biotech Research Labs.

Dates: 18-21 March 2020

Venue: Division of Arachnology, Department of Zoology, Sacred Heart College, Thevara, Kochi

The number of participants is limited to 25. Those who are working on or intending to undertake research on arachnids may apply. Faculty members who wish to supervise student projects on arachnids are also encouraged to apply. Interested candidates may send their bio-data to or along with a half page write-up on why they want to attend the workshop.

Faculty/Scientists: Rs. 3,000/- (Accommodation is not included)
Research Scholars/students: Rs. 1,500/- (Accommodation is not included)

Registration fee will be collected from the selected candidates at the time of registration.
Please see the brochure for more details.

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World Diabetes Day Lecture

The department of Zoology is organizing a lecture on the occasion of World Diabetes Day. It will be held at Marian Hall at 3:30 pm on 14.11.2019. It will be delivered by Dr. Joseph K Joseph, Lakeshore Hospital, Kochi. All are cordially invited.

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Department of Zoology was established in 1952 with a B.Sc. degree programme under the Madras University. The M. Sc. programme was launched in 1959. The first batch itself achieved a remarkable record securing the 1st and 2nd ranks in the University. Since then, the department has maintained this good academic tradition. The courses offered are B.Sc in Zoology and M.Sc in Zoology with Environmental Science as specialization. As part of the Golden jubilee celebration of the College, the Department introduced a one-year P.G. diploma course in Aquaculture and it was one of the pioneering attempts of this kind in the State. Now it has grown into an autonomous division. Another important event in the history of the Department was its recognition as a Research Centre by the Mahatma Gandhi University in 1994.