DEPARTMENT OF ZOOLOGY
Department of Zoology was established in 1988. Since then, the Department has
played a very important role in the various development phases of the college.
The Department offers a UG course in Zoology (Model II – Vocational- Aquaculture
with Chemistry as complementary) which has much
relevance to the world today. Zoologists study multiple species in a
certain ecosystem, population interactions, and specific species or behaviours.
They collect and analyze data in labs or outdoor environments. The
course follows Choice Based Credit Semester System (CBCSS). The student
strength is 30 in each batch. The objective of this Department is to mould
future Zoologists and Fisheries professionals.
The Department of Zoology is well equipped with two laboratories for performing Zoology and Aquaculture practical and research activities. Laboratory facilities include space for teacher demonstrations, student laboratory activities, student discussion, and safe storage space. The labs have charts and models which enhance and enrich the learning process.
The department has a well maintained museum with a collection of about 2000 diverse animals that belong to various phyla. A good number of fin fishes, shell fishes and sea weeds beautify the museum.
The department has to its credit a well equipped Instrumentation Lab. The available facilities include sophisticated laboratory equipment such as spectrophotometer , Centrifuge, Laminar Airflow chamber, Autoclave, Hot air Oven, Incubator, Binocular stereo microscopes , Trinocular research microscope with Micro photographic facility, dissection microscopes, Electronic balance, pH meter, Refrigerator etc..
ORNAMENTAL FISH HATCHERY
The department has an ornamental fish hatchery with 11 concrete tanks for rearing and breeding of fishes.
The department has a library with journals, text books and question banks.
The Department of Zoology always shows long standing commitment to provide real, hands-on, learning opportunities for its students.
Students visit Biodiversity hotspots, fishing harbours, National and state level research institutes, Wild life sanctuaries, Fish feed manufacturing units, shrimp hatcheries, fish hatcheries, fish farms, wetlands, mangrove forests, aquarium complex, fish processing units etc..during their three year graduate studies.
On Job Training
As per the MG University syllabus, students have to undergo 14 days intensive training programme in national or state level fisheries institutes. Subject experts from various fields of fisheries and aquaculture conduct classes. Practical sessions and study visits are also arranged along with theory sessions.
The Zoology Association stands to encourage research, education and extension activities in Zoology. The association provides space for development of both students and faculty. It particularly tries to inspire students to reach the frontiers of Biological Sciences. The association conducts various activities, arrange seminars, publishes newsletters and promote cultural activities of students.