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Post Graduate and Research Department of Zoology

About the Department

The Department of Zoology, Institutional Member of International Society for Zoological Sciences (ISZS), Beijing, China since 2009 was started on 21st June 1971 to teach biology for pre-university students. B.Sc. Zoology Degree course was started during the academic year 1973 – 74 and M.Sc. Zoology Post-graduate course in the year 1987 – 1988 and M.Phil. Course in 2007 – 2008. In the year 2009 the Madurai Kamaraj University recognized the Department as Research Center in Zoology for pursuing PhD. B.Sc. Zoology and M.Sc. Zoology are renamed and the syllabus is modified in tune with the syllabus proposed by the Tamil Nadu State Higher Education during the year 2008-2009. The change in name was approved by the committee formed by Madurai Kamaraj University. Now the Department has collaborations and academic interactions with industries, national and international universities/institutes. The Department had the unique distinction of having eminent teachers ever since its inception. Prof. A. Mani, Dr. R. Sugumaran, Prof K. Chandran, Prof. S. Srinivasan and Dr.P.Rajendranhave served as the Heads of the Department from 1974-2012. In tune with the legacy, at present the Department has an exceptional feature of having well experienced teachers with high teaching potential. Now there are nine faculty members headed by Dr. M. Shunmugavelu, among whom five have obtained their doctoral titles and others are pursuing their research work for their doctoral degree.

Vision

Unravel hidden research potentials & Entrepreneurial avenues in Zoology.

Bring a behavioural change in subject knowledge, scientific aptitude and instrumental skills to attract students with best calibre.

Raise students to international standards.

Mission
Strategic plans foe translating goals and objectives by curriculum design, good teaching methods and evaluation.

Academic and research collaborations.

Bio track – A forum to update knowledge.

Hands on training at Bio industries.

Objectives

To motivate scientific aptitude and skill development to pursue higher studies with excellence in research.

Bio-based industrial hands on training to develop entrepreneurial skills for self-employment.

Dissemination of research findings and cater to the needs of the society.

Courses Offered

UG.

B.Sc.Zoology

PG.

M.Sc.Zoology

Research.

M.Phil, Ph.D. (Full Time / Part Time)

Certificate Courses

1. Gandhian Thought

2. Photography

3. Videography

4. Vermitechnology

5. Sericulture

6. Dairy Farming

7. Apiculture

8. Mushroom Culture

Diploma Courses

1. Sericulture

2. Dairy Farming

S.No Name Photo Designation Profile
1 Dr. M. Shunmugavelu Head & Associate Professor
2 Mr. V. Parthasarathy Vice – Principal & Associate Professor
3 Dr. G. Ponraj Associate Professor
4 Mr. R. Muthupandi Assistant Professor
5 Dr. K. Rameshkumar Assistant Professor
6 Dr. M. Pavunraj Assistant Professor
7 Dr. T. Ramesh Assistant Professor
Management / Self Financing
8 Mr. K. Kamatchi Assistant Professor
9 Mr. S.Selvaraj Assistant Professor

<Research

Bioremediation

Microbial Biotechnology

Entomology & Toxicology

Bioinformatics

Arachnids & Nematodes Taxonomy

Ecology, Biodiversity & Conservation

Sl.No List of Subjects Number of Books
1 Biochemistry 268
2 Biodiversity 17
3 Bioinformatics 129
4 Biophysics 60
5 Biostatistics 96
6 Biotechnology 444
7 Cell Biology 240
8 Chordate 138
9 Computer Application 24
10 Developmental Biology 105
11 Ecology 357
12 Endocrinology 26
13 Entomology 126
14 Evolution 145
15 Fishery Biology 115
16 General Biology 378
17 Genetics 303
18 Immunology 148
19 Invertebrate 150
20 Microbiology 340
21 Nanotechnology 37
22 Nematology 09
23 Parasitology 123
24 Physiology 160
25 Research Methodology 176
26 Sericulture 41
27 Veterinary Science 117
TOTAL

4272

Board of Studies – University Nominees (from 06-04-2017 to 05-04-2019)
Dr. K. Balakrishnan,

Associate Professor,

Department of Immunology,

School of Biological Sciences,

Madurai Kamaraj University,

Madurai – 6 25 021.

Name of the Programme 2016-2017 2017-2018
Bio-track Meet 2 3
ZOOFEST- Inter-Collegiate Meet 1 1
Seminars/Conference 1
Workshop 3
Academic Field Visit 2 2
Academic Industrial Visit 2 2

Innovative Practice

Sericulture

Dairy Farming

Mushroom Culture

Mushroom Spawn Production

Vermiculture

Apiculture

Aquaculture

Best Practices

Waste from wealth- Conversion of leaf litters into vermin compost

Providing artificial nests for increasing local bird

Regular Bio-entrepreneurial training for our students

Consultancy Services

Bio-entrepreneurial Training to farmers and students

NCBI- DNA Sequence submission

Environmental Impact Assessment

Creation of Butterfly Garden

Association/Club

Eco – Club

DNA Club