• Zoology
  • Department profile

    Yesterday Zoology was a "Life Science subject"

    Today Zoology is "Life for all Science subjects"

    Tomorrow Zoology will be "Life saving subject"

    Zoology, the study of animals is a complex discipline that draws upon a diverse body of scientific observation and theory. On this course, one can explore theoretical and practical aspects of animal biology and biodiversity including animal behaviour, development, ecology, evolution and animal physiology. The course gives a comprehensive, up-to-date understanding of the approaches and practical experience of the techniques that zoologists use to tackle some of the most important questions in neurobiology, behavior, ecology and evolution. The lab work and class room lectures will be supported by fieldwork.

    Vision of the Department

    Envisage to instill science and value education, concern for nature and ethical values among students through quality educational practices.

    Mission of the Department

    • The holistic development of the student with knowledge, insight and expertise to make them contribute effectively to the society as educators, scientists, administrators and entrepreneurs.
    • To remain as a center of excellence in zoological and environmental research to assist in the sustainable exploitation and conservation of natural resources.

    Genesis and Growth

    • Pre-University Zoology- 1957
    • B.Sc., Zoology (single major) - 1966
    • B.Sc., Zoology (triple major) 1978
    • B.Sc., Zoology (single major) - 1984
    • B.Sc., Zoology & Botany (double major)-1989
    • M.Sc. Life Sciences-1990
    • M. Phil. & PhD. Life Sciences-1992
    • B.Sc., Zoology& Animal Biotechnology (single major)- 2007
    • B.Sc., Zoology - 2011
    • M.Sc., M. Phil & PhD. Zoology-2009

    Objectives

    • Conduct training and awareness programme every year
    • Start diploma programme in Ornamental fish culture
    • Certificate course in microbial techniques
    • PG programme in Environmental sciences
    • Submit proposal to DST-FIST Phase II
  • Programmes Offered

    Programmes Offered
    • B.Sc. : Zoology
    • M.Sc. : Zoology
    • M.Phil & Ph.D : Zoology

    Eligibility

    • B.Sc. : Science group with mathematics/Biology/Botany & Zoology/Zoology & Home Science and Nutrition/ Zoology & Computer Science/ Agriculture (Vocational Course)
    • M.Sc. : B.Sc. Major in Zoology/ Zoology and Botany/ Animal Science and Biotechnology/ Advanced Zoology and Bio technology
  • Syllabus, PSO & CO
  • Facilities
  • Museum
  • Field Visit
  • Staff Profile
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    Name of the Faculty Designation Specialization Year of Joining Mail id
    Mrs.E.Shanthi
    M.Sc., Dip.Ed., M.Phil.,
    Associate Professor Parasitology Insect pest management 1976 shanthi_zoo@avinuty.ac.in
    Dr.(Mrs.) N.Krishnaveni
    M.Sc., B.Ed., Ph.D.,NET
    Professor & HOD Fishery Sciene and Environmental Science 1993 hod_zoology@avinuty.ac.in
    krishnaveni_zoo@avinuty.ac.in,
    venisekar1958@yahoo.co.in
    Dr.(Ms.) K.Manimegalai
    M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D
    Professor Entomology & Environmental Biology 1998 manimegalai_zoo@avinuty.ac.in,
    manijeysu@gmail.com
    Dr.(Mrs.) K.S.Santhy
    M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D, M.C.A., PGDBI
    Professor Cancer Biology and Sericulture Biotechnology 2001 santhy_zoo@avinuty.ac.in,
    santhyarul2001@yahoo.co.in
    Dr.(Mrs.) M.Poonkothai
    M.Sc., M.Phil .,Ph.D.,SLET
    Assistant Professor-SG Environmental Biology 2005 poonkothaii_zoo@avinuty.ac.in,
    poo_karthi@yahoo.co.in
    Dr.(Mrs.) G.Maheswari
    M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.,
    Assistant Professor-SS Entomology 2006 maheswari_zoo@avinuty.ac.in,
    mahes2000kumaran@yahoo.co.in
    Self Supporting staff              
    Dr.(Mrs.) C.A.Annapoorani
    M.Sc., M.Phil., B.Ed., M.Ed., Ph.D.,
    Assistant Professor (Temporary)
      Dr.P.Karthika
    Ph.D.,

     

    Assistant Professor (Temporary)
  • Sponsored Projects

    Major/Minor Research Projects

    MAJOR AND MINOR PROJECTS

    Title of the project

    Duration

    Funding agency

    Total grant (Rs)

    Principal Investigator

    Major Project

    Distribution mapping of dengue vectors and other species of mosquitoes in Tamil Nadu using GIS and evaluation of selected medicinal plant extract against Aedes spp.

    2 years

    (2013-2015)

     

    DST

     

    12,00,000

     

    Dr. K. Manimegalai

    Control of Chikungunya vector, Aedes aegypti and filarial vector, Culex quinquefasciatus (Diptera: Culicidae) using fresh water copepods in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.

     

    2 years (2012-2014)

     

     

     

    UGC

     

     

    9,11,600

    Dr. K. Manimegalai

    Popularization of simple post harvest technologies for preserving grains in rural

    areas

    2 years

    (1999-2001)

    DST

    2,20,000

     

    Dr. K. Manimegalai

    In house project

    Evaluation of Anti-diabetic properties of Stevia rebaudiana Bert.- In vivo

    2017 -2018

    UGC

    20,000

    Dr. G. Maheswari

    Creating Awareness among the Tribal Women of Maruthamali on the Pharmacognostic Properties of Rudhraksham Tree, Elaecarpus sp.

    5.12.2016

    4 months

     

    UGC

    30,000

     

    Dr.K.S. Santhy

    &

    Dr.M.Poonkothai

    Minor Project

    Efficacy of Native larvivorous fishes against the Chikungunya vector, Aedes aegypti.

    2 years

    (2008-2010)

    UGC

    1,00,000

     

    Dr. K. Manimegalai

    Screening for larvicidal acitivity of Prosophis spicigera and Abutilon indicum on the immature of Culex quinquefasciatus.

    2004

    Avinashilingam Education Trust

    22,500

     

     

    Dr. K. Manimegalai

    Consultancy Project

    Characterization and molecular docking of nutraceuticals from Alpinia galanga targeting Dnmt3a

    25.01.2017

    8 months

    Enovate

    Biolife Pvt. Ltd, Mumbai

    2,25,000

     

    Dr. K.S Santhy

     

  • Seminar/Conferences Conducted

    Name of the Seminars / Conferences / Workshops / Guest Lecture

    Date

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    WORKSHOP

    Workshop on “Aquarium Construction, Management And Ornamental Fish Culture”

    5.01.2018

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    Workshop on “Monitoring and Management of Stored Product Insect Pests Using Traps”

    24.07. 2017

    Workshop on” Scientific data analysis and graphing using software”

    30.06.2017

    Workshop on “Virtual Animal Dissections”

    21.03. 2017

    Workshop on Statistical packages, their utility in research and teaching organized by Department of Zoology, Avinashilingam University for Women,Coimbatore and Sri Paramakalyani centre for Environmental Sciences,Manonmanium Sundaranar University,Tirunelveli

    23.09.2005

    24.09.2005

    GUEST LECTURE

    Guest lecture on “Ornamental fish culture in India: Prospects and problems”

    4.01.2018

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    Guest lecture on “Production of biodiesel using marine macro algae”

    15.12.2017

    Guest lecture on “Human gene mutations and diseases”

    5.01.2017

    Guest lecture on “Artificial Red blood Cells”

    27.09.2016

    Guest lecture on “Mosquito borne diseases and their control measures”

    12.01.2016

    Guest lecture on “Gene and Environment”

    18.01.2016

    Guest lecture on “ Wildlife Species status and Conservation”

    3.02.2015

    Guest lecture on “ Stored product insect management gadgets”

    19.12. 2014

    WILD LIFE WEEK CELEBRATIONS

    People participation in wildlife conservation

    6.10.2017

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    Wildlife conservation in hotspots

    6.10. 2016

    It’s time to get serious about wildlife crime

    7.10.2015

     

    Wild life crimes against birds

    Wild life crimes against mammals

    Forest Wildlife Conservation

    14.10. 2014

    Forest and Wildlife Conservation

    8.10. 2013

    TRAINING PROGRAMME

    Training Programme on "Environmental Studies" Jointly organized by Department of Botany and Zoology

    27.4.2015 –

    1.5. 2015

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    Summer Training Programme in Biological Sciences for Post Graduate Students sponsored by Science City, Department of Higher Education, Government of Tamil Nadu

    11.05.2011- 31.05.2011

    SEMINARS

    State level Seminar on Climate Change and Biodiversity organized by Department of Zoology, Avinashilingam University for Women,Coimbatore,Sponsored by Tamil Nadu State council for Science and technology (TNSCST) & National Council for Science and Technology Communication, New Delhi (NCSCST)

    08.12.2009

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