• 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


    • 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
    • Ph.D   Zoology


    • B.Sc. : Plus two (+2) Science group with Mathematics/ Biology/ Botany and Zoology/ Zoology and Home science and Nutrition/ Zoology and Computer Science/ Agriculture (Vocational course)
    • M.Sc. : B.Sc. major Zoology/ Zoology and Botany/ Animal Science and Biotechnology/ Advanced Zoology and Biotechnology
    • Ph.D. : M.Sc./M.Phil. in Zoology or Animal Biotechnology
  • Syllabus
  • Field Visit
  • Faculty Profile
    Name of the Faculty Designation Specialization Year of Joining Mail id
    Dr.(Ms.) K.Manimegalai
    M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D
    Professor & HOD Entomology & Environmental Biology 1998 [email protected]
    [email protected],
    [email protected]
    Dr.(Mrs.) K.S.Santhy
    M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D, M.C.A., PGDBI
    Professor and Deputy Dean of Biosciences Cancer Biology and Sericulture Biotechnology 2001 [email protected],
    [email protected]
    Dr.(Mrs.) M.Poonkothai
    M.Sc., M.Phil .,Ph.D.,SLET
    Associate Professor Environmental microbiology 2005 [email protected],
    [email protected]
    Dr.(Mrs.) G.Maheswari
    M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.,
    Assistant Professor-SS Entomology 2006 [email protected],
    [email protected]
    Self Supporting staff              
    M.Sc., M.Phil., B.Ed., M.Ed., Ph.D.,
    Assistant Professor (Temporary) Entomology, Toxicology, Vermicomposting 2014 [email protected]


    Assistant Professor (Temporary) Entomology- Molecular identification and Phylogenetics 2017 [email protected]


    Assistant Professor (Temporary) Entomology, Nematology, Molecular Biology 2020 [email protected]
  • Publications
  • Museum

Last updated on 29.06.2022