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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 and Prof. S. Srinivasan have 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.P.Rajendran, 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.

COURSE OFFERED

UG B.Sc.Zoology
PG M.Sc.Zoology
Research M.Phil, Ph.D. (Full Time / Part Time)
Certificate Courses
Gandhian Thought Photography Videography
Vermitechnology Sericulture Dairy Farming
Apiculture Mushroom Culture Aquaculture
Diploma Courses
Sericulture Dairy Farming
Basic Japanese- I Basic Japanese- II

FACULTY MEMBERS (Aided)

PHOTO NAME DESIGNATION E MAIL ID
Dr. M. Shunmugavelu Head & Associate Professor spider_msvdu@yahoo.com
Mr. V. Parthasarathy Associate Professor zoopartha@yahoo.co.in
Dr. G. Ponraj Associate Professor gponraj98@gmail.com
Mr. R. Muthupandi Assistant Professor muthugenes@gmail.com
Dr. K. Rameshkumar Assistant Professor pnkramesh@gmail.com
Dr. M. Pavunraj Assistant Professor mpavunraj@gmail.com
Dr. T. Ramesh Assistant Professor  faunaldiversity@gmail.com

FACULTY MEMBERS (Management / Self Financing)

PHOTO NAME DESIGNATION E MAIL ID
Mr. K. Kamatchi Assistant Professor kamatchikarthick@gmail.com
UNIQUE FEATURES
Curriculum based on modern trends in Biological Science. Skill based / Job oriented courses through intensive training.
Earn while learn schemes. Smart class room with multimedia learning materials.
Well equipped research laboratory. Leaning the operating skill of lab instruments.
On hand training for genomic analysis and protein designing. Opportunities for learning interdisciplinary subjects.
Placement assistance through Institution- Industry Tie-up. Coaching for competitive examination.
Placement assistance through Institution- Industry Tie-up. Coaching for competitive examination.
Educational tour, field visit, and Industrial visit during the course. Outreach programmes on Mushroom cultivation, Vermicompost production, Silk worm rearing, Bee keeping, Dairy farm management etc.
24 hour Internet access and library with new books and journals for reference. Periodical conduct of seminar, symposia, workshops.
Academic collaboration with national and international institution. Compute based knowledge of MS office software’s.
RESEARCH
Bioremediation.
Microbial Biotechnology.
Entomology & Toxicology.
Bioinformatics.
Arachnids & Nematodes Taxonomy.
Ecology, Biodiversity & Conservation .

PUBLICATION: JOURNAL/CONFERENCE/BOOK

Academic Year

No. of Journal Publication No. of  Conference Publication

Book

National

International National

International

2016-2017

7 1
2017-2018 2 6 2

1

PROJECTS:

Academic Year

Project

 

Major

Minor

2016-2017

1

2017-2018

DEPARTMENT LIBRARY

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

ASSOCIATION/CLUB
Eco-club.
DNA Club.

MOU SIGNED

1. INTERNATIONAL LEVEL
International Society of Zoological Sciences (ISZS), China-2009.
Ryukyus University, Okinawa, Japan- 2006-07.
2. NATIONAL LEVEL
TNVAS.
S.S. Vermicompost Industry.
VIBIS Honey.
SEVA.
Sri Guru Bhramma Fresh Mushrooms.
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 PRACTICES
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.
Conservation methods for local faunal improvement.