The department offers a three-year under graduate programme in Zoology of six-semesters with Chemistry and Botany as complementary subjects. A B.Sc. Zoology student gets in touch with basic research methodology, animal identification and classification including Chordates and Non chordates and training in Environmental biology, Evolution, Zoogeography, Human Physiology, Biochemistry, Developmental biology, Genetics, Microbiology, Immunology, basic Bioinformatics and Biostatistics. Students have the privilege to choose a subject of their choice (Open Course) in the fifth semester in other streams of study to make the spectrum of learning more wide. Project work and field visit/study tour, visit to research institutes, group activity, etc form an integral part of the academic schedule. As part of the curriculum, UG students are also expected to receive a hands-on training in an area of their choice and thus to submit a project report for the completion of the course.
Programme Specific Outcomes
PSO1: Enumerate the faunal diversity through scientific classification and explain the complex interactions among animals and environment.
PSO2: Explain the principles of aquaculture, sericulture, apiculture, vermiculture, poultry and cattle farming for the economic prosperity of the society.
PSO3: Analyze the concepts and principles of various branches of Zoology, and effectively communicate their different applications to society.
PSO4: Evaluate the standard protocols and ethics of laboratory experiments in various branches of Zoology.
PSO5: Conduct independent fieldwork/laboratory experiments and extend the knowledge to society.
A two-year Post-graduate programme comprising of four semesters is offered with Environmental Science as the specialization. This programme provide students with the opportunity to study animal life in all its diversity and includes structures, embryology, evolution, classifications, habits and distribution of all animals, both living and extinct. The programme helps to develop deeper understanding of key concepts of Systematics, Taxonomy, Biodiversity, Ecology, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Developmental biology, Physiology, Cell & Molecular Biology, Immunology, Microbiology, Environmental Biology, Environment pollution & Environmental management. The degree enables them to gain specialized knowledge in the area of research and offers job opportunities. The programme emphasizes a mix of modern molecular laboratory expertise, practical field skills & traditional taxonomy. We train our post graduate students to develop animal diversity identification skill, on-field data collection skill, basic data mining skill, presentation skill, observation skill, basic project management skill, basic dissection skill, as well as basic molecular biology lab skill and analytical ability. The postgraduate programme is designed to provide the students with a suitable foundation for careers in teaching, research, conservation of nature and biodiversity etc.
Programme Specific Outcomes
PSO1: Demonstrate the advanced concepts of life at different levels of biological organization, from gene to genome, cell, tissue, organ, organ-systems and whole organisms; and drawing upon this knowledge, relate physiological adaptations, development, reproduction, behaviour and evolution of different forms of life.
PSO2: Interpret the ecological interconnectedness of life on earth; to relate the physical features of the environment to the structure of populations, communities and ecosystems; and analyse the various environmental issues for providing scientifically sound and socially acceptable solutions.
PSO3: Experiment with techniques and methods of analysis appropriate for different branches of biology with scientific temperament and problem-solving attitude.
PSO4: Acquire techniques and skills in the design and execution of research in different branches of Zoology and in careers related to teaching in Zoology; as well as in having innovative ideas and necessary training to initiate unique start-ups and entrepreneurship in the realm of life sciences
Higher Education Oppurtunities
• Master of Technology (MTech.)
• Teaching posts in schools and colleges after completion of Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.)
• Junior Research Fellowships (JRF) and Senior Research Fellowships (SRF) provided by UGC, CSIR, ICAR, ICMR for pursuing PhD.
• Research Career after MSc. or MPhil.