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Post Graduate Department of Zoology
Mission
Our goal is to develop our Department into a Centre of Excellence with respect to its teaching and research capabilities. 'Impart the best possible education to our students is our basic motto.
History
The Department of Zoology aims at imparting the best possible education to the students in the field of Zoology, Aquaculture and Fisheries. Started primarily as a teaching Department, we have entered into the realm of full-fledged research at the Masters levels, and conduct of major and minor projects funded by various agencies At present, we have 8 faculty members involved in the teaching of the three programmes offered namely, B.Sc. Zoology, M.Sc. Zoology with Fishery Biology and Aquaculture as special subject.
Graduate Attributes
Academic Excellence
The department of Zoology aims at imparting education that stresses on academic excellence as well as the development of critical thought and practical understanding in the field of Zoology, Aquaculture and Fisheries. The department strives to ensure that students have a basic, albeit holistic understanding of Zoology and General Biology: with in-depth knowledge in their chosen subject along with a broad and clear understanding of ideas outside their discipline. The department strives to ensure that students of the graduate course develop an ability to put what they learn in the greater context of the vibrant diversity of organisms and their ecological and evolutionary significance. As such, the department is involved in imparting practical skills and knowledge in observing and studying ecosystems and techniques in scientific and experimental investigation.
Life Skills
The department, which started off as a teaching department, has now evolved a full-fledged research programme at the Masters Levels, and conducts major and minor projects. The department values independent work and emphasizes the role of personal development, self-directed study and discovery in learning. We believe that students should possess the skills to apply their knowledge and learning in real life situations, paving the way for greater employment opportunities including in the area of self- employment.
Eco-Centric View
As a department engaged in the “Life Sciences”, great importance is placed on instilling in the students a deep understanding and appreciation for nature and the need for its preservation and conservation. The department strives to ensure that students take an active role in understanding environmental issues and their responsibility as students of the Zoological Sciences. To this end, the department initiates and conducts several community-based outreach activities which involve the active participation of students to the greatest extent possible.
A note on the Department:

The department of Zoology was established in the year 1970 with B. Sc. Degree Course. The Post Graduate Degree was introduced in 1982, with a sanctioned strength of 10 students. Currently, The department has 8 faculty members in the following courses: B. Sc. Zoology, M. Sc. Zoology with Special Subject Fishery Biology and Aquaculture, and 4 technical staff members.

At present the sanctioned strength of the courses offered are:
Undergraduate course: 36x3=108
Postgraduate course: 12x2=24
The built up area of the department is 873.3 square meters.
For the last five years, the department has had a success rate of 95% , with at least 80% securing first class.

Courses Offered
B.Sc. Zoology
M.Sc. Zoology

Academic Progress
Academic Year
UG
PG
2009-2010
2010-2011
2011-2012
2012-2013
2013-2014
87.5 %
81%
100%
76.66 %
84%
100%
82%
100%
97%
100%
Faculty
1.
Smt. M.K. Sujatha, M.Sc, M.Phil
Thundathil House, Vadakkumpuram, N.Paravur, Ernakulam-683 521
0484 - 2518824, 9544113224
Associate Professor
2.
Smt. C. Vimala, M.Sc.
Chelat House, Chelat Lane, Thrissur-680 004.
Ph : 2380433, Mob : 9447002277
Email : vimala.chelat@gmail.com
Associate Professor
Head of the Department
(Member, Board of Studies in Zoology(P.G), University of Calicut)
3.
Dr. Remya V.K, M.Sc, Ph.D
Variyath House, P.O. Alappad, Thrissur
Ph: 04872270409 Mob : 9495463080
Email:remyavariyath@rediffmaill.com
Assistant Professor
4.
Dr. V.S.Binitha, M.Sc., M.Phil. Ph.D
AnthyalamParambil, Ayankalam P.O., Pin-679594
Mobile: 9495356769, E-mail: vsbini@gmail.com
Assistant Professor
5.
Smt. Savitha.Nandanan, M.Sc., B.Ed
Variambattu House, Thiroor.P.O., M.G. Kavu, Thrissur-680581
Mob:9446873715, E-mail: savitha331@gmail.com
Assistant Professor
6.
Smt. Rakhi.R.U., M.Sc., B.Ed.
ShibiNivas Poovanpara, Alamcode.P.O.,
Thiruvananthapuram-695102
Mob :9400732141, Email:rakhiru131@gmail.com
Assistant Professor
7.
Ms. Gayathri.A.P., M.Sc.
Ambattu House, Ariknniyoor.P.O., Thrissur-680102
Mob :9544051967, Email:gayathriambattu@gmail.com
Guest Lecturer
Faculty - Lab Assistants
1.
Sri. V.K. Devarajan
Vadakkedath House, Nattika
Phone: 9539448903
Lab Assistant
Roll of Honor: List of rank holders
B.Sc. Zoology
1.Siji K.S First Rank - 2001
M.Sc. Zoology
1.Soumya P.A First Rank - 1998
2.Sabitha P. First Rank - 1997
3.Tesssy L.L. Second Rank - 1989
4.Sujatha K Poduval Second Rank - 1986
5.Geetha B First Rank - 1985
Journals
1.  Fishery Technology
2.  Fishing Chimes
3.  Advanced Biotech
4.  Journal of Biosciences
5.  Journal of Genetics
Infrastructure facilities
Data Acquisition and processing system
Computers with Broad Band connection :  1
Scanner (HP Scanjet 2200c) :  1
Laser Printer ( Hp laser jet 1000 series) :  1
LAN Connection for 8 Computers
Museum Facility
About 250 well prepared specimens and well mounted slides Other facilities: Glass Aquarium tanks: 20 nos.
Laboratory equipments
Calorimeter, Overhead projector, slide projector, slide warming table, Pen type pH meter, Microtome Rotary, Autoclave, Electrophoretic apparatus, Centrifuge, Binocular microscope, Camera lucida, Activity cage, Magnetic stirrer, Inoculation chamber, Electronic balance, Tissue homogeniser, Traveling microscope, Hot air oven, Thin layer Chromatography unit.
Research & Extension activities
Major thrust areas research activities
  • Fish & Fisheries
  • Aquaculture
  • Wetland Ecosystems
  • Limnology
Research Guideship
1.
Dr. S. Sheeba : Research Guide of University of Kerala
2.
Dr. B Hari : Research Guide of Bharathiayar University, Tamil Nadu
Extension activities
  • Aforestetion of Mangrove
  • Popularization of ornamental fish culture
Highlights of the Department
Prof. N. Sivarajan, former Head of the Department was a member of the Senate, University of Calicut. He was an advisor to the Department of Fisheries, Govt. of Kerala
Prof. N.A. Das was the Chairman of the Corporation for Physically Handicapped, Govt. of Kerala.
Out of the 209 PG students appeared for examinations, 195 secured first class. There were 2 First ranks and 3 Second ranks
Members of University Bodies
1.
Smt. C. Vimala : Member of the Board of studies in P.G. Zoology
Major Achievements
UGC sponsored National conference on Ornamental Fishes:
"Aqua Ornamentals 2006" a University Grants Commission Sponsored National Conference on "Ornamental Fishes" was held in Seminar Hall, Sree Narayana College, Nattika from 18th & 19th September, 2006.
Aquarium Show: "Aqua Ornamentals 2006"
As part of the giant stride towards the popularization of ornamental fish culture and aquarium keeping among the rural people, P. G. Department of Zoology organized an "AQUARIUM SHOW 2006" from 15th to 19th September 2006 at Sree Narayana College, Nattika. Irrespective of the adverse weather conditions, more than 20,000 viewers including School and College students, teachers and rural people experienced the exhibition.
Refresher Course for Higher Secondary Teachers
One day refresher course on "Newer Trends in Zoology" was organised for Higher Secondary & VHSC teachers on 26-1 0-2007. More than 70 Zoology teachers in and around Thrissur District attended the refresher course. Teaching faculty of P.G. Dept. of Zoology handled various sessions.
Medical Camp organized in association with AIMS Ernakulam
A free medical camp was organised by the Department in association with Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre (AIMS), Emakulam on 191t1 January 2008. More than 700 patients got benefit from this camp. Medicines were distributed free of cost. Telemedicine unit of AIMS conducted lab test at the camp site. Dept. of Gen. Medicine, Surgery, Paediatrics, Orthopaedics, Gynaecology, Oral cancer detection were participated
UGC sponsored National conference on Environmental Biotechnology
"EnviroTech 2008" a University Grants Commission Sponsored National Seminar on "Environmental Biotechnology: Challenges and Opportunities" was organized by the department on 17th & 18th September 2008.
Department Publications: 2 nos.
    Proceedings National Conference on Ornamental Fishes "Aqua Ornamentals-2006" (2006), Editors : Hari B. and Remesan T.K., Organized by Post Graduate Department of Zoology, Sree Narayana College, Nattika, Thrissur, Kerala, 18th and 19th September 2006.
    Proceedings National Seminar on Environmental Biotechnology: Challenges and Opportunities, "ENVIROTECH-2008" (2008) Editors Jisha, S., Hari B. and Remesan T. K. Organized by Post Graduate Department of Zoology, Sree Narayana College, Natiika, Thrissur, Kerala, 17th and 18th September 2008.
Research Publications of the faculty members in peer reviewed journals: 23 nos.
Future Plans: Medical & Blood group detection Camp 1 day Regional Seminar on Skin Diseases Continuation of extension programme on Ornamental fishes