Department of Zoology

The Department of Zoology was established in 1969 as part of the science courses at the erstwhile Pre Degree.  B.Sc. Programme started in 1977 and M.Sc. with Entomology as special subject was started in 2018. Presently there are eight faculty positions and two non-teaching staff. Seventy five percent of the permanent faculties are with doctorate degree. With a group of dedicated and enthusiastic faculties at the helm, the department is taking faster strides in academic as well as research activities. The department is on its way to getting recognized as a Research department under the University of Calicut. Within the span of time, alumni of our department have spread their name and fame in academics, medical, research, social service and all other walks of life.

Faculty profile

Name Designation Qualification Email Phone  
Dr. Rema L P Associate Professor

M.Sc. Ph.D MBA JRF(NET)

remakannampilly@maharajas.ac.in 9447423238
Sri. Prasant C.M. Assistant Professor MSc. BEd NET prasantknm@gmail.com 9847066614
Dr. Ajaykumar.A.P. Assistant Professor

MSc.Ph.D MPhil JRF(NET) MEd

ajaytavanur@gmail.com 9446433104
Dr. Abdul Rasheed V.T. Assistant Professor MSc. Ph.D JRF(NET) rasheedarvt@gmail.com 9847068380
Ms. Sheeja C Guest Faculty MSc. BEd NET sheejachirayil06@gmail.com 9946342358
Ms. Deepika T P Guest Faculty MSc. NET tpdeepika95@gmail.com 7558999699
Ms. Ajitha C N Guest Faculty MSc. BEd NET ajithajimson10@gmail.com 9526538825
Ms. Priya Prasad Guest Faculty MSc. JRF(NET) priyaprasad1000@gmail.com 8086285520
Mr. Murali C Lab Assistant MA, B.Ed muraliniva@gmail.com 9447467835
Mr. Sivasankaran E Lab Assistant BA   9387171160

Research and publications

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Student profile

a. Present number and categories:

Class

UG I

UG II

UG III

  I PG II PG
Sanctioned Strength

34

28

34

 12 10
No. of Students Admitted

34

26

34

12 10
No of present students

30

22

32

12 10
Boys

4

1

3

0 1
Girls

26

21

29

12 9
SC

4

3

5

4 3
ST

1

1

1

0 0
OBC and minority

12

10

12

2 2
General

06

04

06

6 6

b. Eligiblity for admissions: Any student who passes Higher Secondary, Vocational Higher Secondary, CBSE, AISCE or equivalent with Biology, Physics and Chemistry as optional papers can apply for undergraduate program in Zoology. Any student who have passed B.Sc. with Zoology as core, Chemistry or Biochemistry as Complementary subject I and Botany as Complementary II, is eligible to apply for M.Sc.

c. Lion share of the students taking admission in the department are girls and are hailing from educationally as well as economically backward families. For this reason, parents are seen to give priority to make them get married and enter into a family set up at the earliest. It is really a challenging task to motivate the students and make the parents aware of the need of becoming educationally and thereby economically sound. The need is especially strong for the girl students, who have to be the tap roots of their family.That 97% of the passed out student of 2016-2019 B.Sc. batch has joined for higher studies proves that the faculty has become successful in the above counseling.

d. For the last 10/ 15 years the department could produce more than 90% pass, with the exception of one or two years. Ms. R. Sajitha B.Sc.2009-10 batch, secured III rank of Calicut university.

Recent curricular changes

UG Programme is in Choice based credit and semester system. PG Programme is in credit and semester system. The syllabus recently revised in 2019 includes Calicut University Compulsory Social Service Program. As per this syllabus, students are also able to score extra credits under the proposed Audit course.

Learning resources:

  1. Department has a reference library with 282+ books with latest additions and a teacher to facilitate selection and reading
  2. A state of the Art laboratory with many modern equipments.
  3. A zoological museum with rich and attractive collection of preserved organisms, embryological specimens, bones etc…
  4. Remedial/SSP classes, tutorial sessions and interactive classes
  5. Digital devices like computers and LCD projectors

Placement record of past students  

No

Name

Present status

01 P. Usha Dept of Zoology,SamorinCollege,Calicut
02 P. Haridasan Dept of Zoology,SNGSCollege, Pattambi
03 P.P. Santhosh Dept. of Zoolgy,SreeKrishnaCollege, Guruvayoor
04 Dr. K. Venugopal Superintendent,Govt.Hospital, Pattambi
05 Dr.K. Radhakrishnan TalukHospital, Perinthalmanna
06 Dr. K. Savithri Govt.AyurvedaCollege, Ollur
07 Dr. M. Haseena E.M.S.Hospital, Perinthalmanna
08 C. Krishnakumar Transmission Executive, AIR,Calicut
09 T.N.Balakrishnan Principal, K.V., Palakkad
10 N.P.Rajan Principal, Navodaya Vidyalaya, Kasaragod
11 P.K.Unnikrishnan Quality Assurance Officer, UAE
12 S. Santhosh Zoological Survey ofIndia, Calciut
13 E.S. Shini Project Officer, Matsyafed, Thanoor
14 K.V.Rajan Junior Superintendent, E.I., Kuttippuram
15 P. Manoj Advocate, Pattambi
16 C.K.Krishnakumar Station Master, Shoranur Railway Station
17 P.P. Nandan Headmaster, AUPS, Chazyiyath
18 P. Balagopal Asst. Development Commissioner, Malappuram
19 Dr.K.N.Ganesh Nagarjuna, Cherpulachery
20 P.C.V. Renuka Principal, B.Ed.,TrainingCollege, Cherpullassery
21 Dr. K.M. Madhu Veterinary Surgeon, Koppam
22 Dr. K. Sajan SevanaHospital, Pattambi
23 P. Pradeep Prinicpal, Govt. H.S.S., Pattambi
24 Dr.  P.Bhanumathy Professor (rtd.), Kerala varma college, Woman of the Year awardee

 Plan for action of the department for the next five years:

Þ      Convert to a Research Centre

Þ     Upgrade the laboratories and museum

Þ      Get more externally funded projects

Þ      Start add-on courses

Þ      Subscribe more research journals

2019 Acticities

February—Merit day

February  — Career Guidance by Dr.Abdul Basheer, Retd. Professor, PSMO College.

June       — Field visit and Nature study—janakikkadu

June  — Ecological tour, RARS

July                –Study tour, vagamon, pine forest, ramakkalmedu

September — Sent off to outgoing batch

October — Wild life Week celebration, class by Miss.Annet on importance of wildlife.       

October  –Alumni meet

November  –Best performer in CUFF procession

November  —Workshop, DCE sponsored

December—Study tour