The Department of Zoology was established in 1967 with the introduction of Pre-university Course. The Department has been offering B.Sc., programme from 1982. And presently headed by Dr.M.P.Santhi, M.Sc., M.Phil., B.Ed., Ph.D. with three other faculty members in the aided stream. Dr.P.Neelanarayanan, M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., of the department is functioning as the Controller of Examinations since July 2016.
B.Sc., M.Sc., M.Phil (FT/PT), and Ph.D (FT/PT) programmes are offered in the self supporting stream with 6 faculty members. The department is having an unique feature of having all faculty with Ph.D.
The department has organized 5 seminars, 7 workshops and 2 Conference of both national and international. 5 Major Research Projects for the sum of Rs.77,11,800/- have been completed and one major Research Project is on going for Rs.37,00,000/-. The department has completed 5 Minor Research Project for Rs.5,76,000/-. 13 Research scholars have been awarded with Ph.D. Degree and 12 scholars are pursuing Ph.D.
The department has signed a Memorandum of understanding (M.O.U) with Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). Dr.P.Neelanarayanan is the Principal Investigator and Director for the Centre for Eco-Friendly Agro – Technologies (CEAT). The centre has a facility to produce vermicompost i.e Bio fertilizer. Since 2007, it has produced 394.87 tonnes of Bio fertilizer and generated a revenue of Rs. 24,34,493/-. The department has been offering an advanced diploma programme in Vermiculture and Bio- fertilizer.
Our vision is to promote the knowledge about life and its sustainability in the world among the young people.
The department of Zoology has a vital mission to promote discovery animal origin, structural integration and their adaptability in environment. We also promote on application oriented research on agriculture, human health and wild life sustainability.
STAFF AND STUDENT RELATIONSHIP
The M.Sc. programme demands a good amount of effort and time from the students. All possible help is extended to them by the department and by every faculty members. There is a free and healthy relationship between the faculty and students. This is possible because of favourable student-teacher ratio.