Post Graduate and Research Department of Zoology
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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.
✔ 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.
✔ 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.
✔ 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.
M.Phil, Ph.D. (Full Time / Part Time)
1. Gandhian Thought
6. Dairy Farming
8. Mushroom Culture
2. Dairy Farming
✔ Microbial Biotechnology
✔ Entomology & Toxicology
✔ Arachnids & Nematodes Taxonomy
✔ Ecology, Biodiversity & Conservation
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Board of Studies – University Nominees (from 06-04-2017 to 05-04-2019)
| Dr. K. Balakrishnan,
Department of Immunology,
School of Biological Sciences,
Madurai Kamaraj University,
Madurai – 6 25 021.
✔ Eco – Club
✔ DNA Club
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|ZOOFEST- Inter-Collegiate Meet||1||1|
|Academic Field Visit||2||2|
|Academic Industrial Visit||2||2|
✔ Dairy Farming
✔ Mushroom Culture
✔ Mushroom Spawn Production
✔ Waste from wealth- Conversion of leaf litters into vermin compost
✔ Providing artificial nests for increasing local bird
✔ Regular Bio-entrepreneurial training for our students
✔ Bio-entrepreneurial Training to farmers and students
✔ NCBI- DNA Sequence submission
✔ Environmental Impact Assessment
✔ Creation of Butterfly Garden