DEPARTMENT OF ZOOLOGY

"Moving forward for Progress and Success" Natural Sciences have attracted humans for two reasons, namely the mysterious and the aesthetic elements. Animals and plants are mysterious in their physiology and beautiful in their external morphology. That is why their study is interesting and exciting. The rapid strides taken by Biological Sciences in recent years have helped humans to know and understand the genome of many species, clone a few forms, and produce transgenic forms with many new combinations and characters. Biotechnology, Genetic Engineering and Stem Cell Research are the recent trends in Biology and they seem to signal progress all over the world. At present Zoology represents a bridge between the traditional and applied Biological Sciences. The Department of Zoology (established in 1957) is open to innovations in curriculum as well as Teaching, Learning, Research and Evaluations. The Autonomy syllabus is aptly supported by Honors Programmes and Research Projects. Students find the subject easy and interesting because of the vast resource materials available in the Department. Their involvement in the Extension Programmes of the Department lends hands on experience to their study of Zoology. All co-curricular programmes are designed to re-enforce the basic concepts of Biology in the students. . Field visits provide avenues for staff and students to view nature in its own setting and to learn from it.. Consultancy programmes are undertaken in order to lend the services and expertise of the staff for the benefit of the society. The best practice (student oriented) of the department helps the advanced learners to aim high, to excel in their performances and to stand apart in their achievements as a cash award has been instituted for the best outgoing Zoology student every year. The underprivileged of the society are also considered and taken care of through its Extension Programme- "Arogyave Bhagya" wherein the participating students are also able to imbibe the value of serving their less fortunate brethren. Thus on the whole the Department provides students and staff a congenial atmosphere and a suitable platform to grow into competitive and confident individuals. OBJECTIVES: To study the Zoology diversity of fauna, ecology, economy and ethology. To develop a scientific approach and integrate knowledge and applications of the various subdivisions of Zoology. To work on projects and apply this knowledge to appreciate /conserve our natural heritage. To pursue higher studies in the subject and take up related careers

Guest Lectures

Department of zoology conducted a invited talk for III B.Sc.on the topic "Prenatal Diagnotics". 60 Students benefitted from the session. The talk was conducted on 13th July 2017 by Dr.Sumangala Rao, an alumnus of St.Agnes College, who is presently working as Professor Department of Applied Zoology Mangalore University. The students learnt about the different types of medical procedures, birth defects, causes and remedies of foetal defects. They also interacted with the speaker, raised many questions and doubts which were clarified by the speaker to the satisfaction of all present.

Department of zoology conducted a invited talk for III B.Sc.on the topic "Women and Health-Hormonal Imbalence". 95 Students benefitted from the session. The talk was conducted on 5th August 2017 by Dr.Chethana Bhat was Dr.Chethana Bhat,Senior Resident, Dept of OBG, Father Muller Medical College, Mangalore the session included a powerpoint presentation on causes , types and symptoms of hormonal imbalance in women and the possible means of overcoming it.


ZENITH 2017

A one day interdepartmental dance competition for science students was held on 10th August 2017.


Extension Activities

Guppy fish breeding is taken up in the department by a group of students under the guidance of Mrs Saramma in the months of June, July and August. The students reared the fish & maintained the tank to raise sufficient number of fingerlings. The fish in pairs of male and female were distributed to the interested in the campus to be introduced into the water bodies like wells and water tanks for the purpose of controlling of mosquito population in order to control malaria.


STUDENTS ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Eleven students of Final year B.Sc. Zoology attended the training programme. It was a good learning experience for the advanced learners as they were exposed to and had hands on experience to conduct selected experiments in Flow Cytometry in order to study the properties of cells and thereby their response to different drugs in medical diagnostics ,disease and therapy.
  • Four students of III B.Sc accompanied by one staff Mrs.Saramma attended the two day national level conference on various aspects of Biological Sciences and their applications.
  • Twenty students of III B.Sc Zoology accompanied by one staff Mrs.Emima David attended the two day national level Seminar. The various topics on Wildlife conservation and Management like, Diversity of Hotspots in the Indian Subcontinent with special emphasis to amphibian diversity of Western Ghats, Butterfly Diversity and its significance, Wildlife corridors, Role of Youth in conservation of Biodiversity were some of the topics discussed. The students took active part in the discussions and interacted with the resource persons with much enthusiasm.




Semester

 


Course Code


Title


No. of hrs / week


Credits


I


ZOO 101.2


Zoo-Morphology-I


4


2


ZOO  151.2


Zoo- Morphology- I


3


2


II


ZOO  201.2


Zoo-Morphology-II


4


2


ZOO 251.2


Zoo-Morphology-II


3


2


III


ZOO 301.2


Physiology, Biochemistry and Immunology


4


2


ZOO 351.2


Physiology, Biochemistry and Immunology


3


2


IV


ZOO 401.2


Histology, Animal Behaviour and Applied Zoology


4


2


ZOO 451.2


Histology, Animal Behaviour and Applied Zoology


3


2


V


ZOO 501.2


Cell Biology, Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering


3


2


ZOO 502.2


Developmental Biology


3


2


ZOO 551.2


Part A-  Developmental Biology

(Practicals  based on ZOO  501.2)

Part B -  Cell Biology, Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering

(Practicals  based  on ZOO  502.2)


4


2


VI


ZOO  601.2


Genetics, Evolution and Paleontology


3


2


ZOO 602.4

 

 

ZOO  602.2


Environmental Biology, Biostatistics and Toxicology

OR

Wildlife Biology


3


2


ZOO 651.5

 

 

 

ZOO 651.6

 


Genetics, Evolution and Paleontology

and  Environmental Biology, Biostatistics and Toxicology

OR

Genetics, Evolution and Paleontology

and Project Based on ZOO  602.4


4


2

Name : SARAMMA E P
Department : ZOOLOGY
Designation:Associate Professor and HOD
Qualification:M.Sc, M.Phil

Seminars/workshops/conferences Attended


Date Level Title Place Participation Type
27th and 28th September 2016 Regional Workshop on "Hands on Experience in Cell Culture" Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore Participant
18th and 19th, December 2014 National Seminar on "DNA Barcoding - Concept and Application" University College,Mangalore Participant
27th and 28th, February 2015 National Workshops on "Advances in Endocrinology and Genetics" St. Aloysius College,Mangalore Participant
19th and 20th December, 2013 National Seminar on "Nuclear and Radiochemistry" Dept. of Chemistry PG. Studies St. Aloysius College,Mangalore Participant
18th and 19th January 2013 National Seminar on "Emerging trends in Biological Sciences" St Agnes College(Autonomous), Mangaluru Participant
2017 National Various Aspects of Biological Sciences and their Applications Participant

Papers Published


Year Level Paper Title Book Title and Publication No.
2014 Institutional Extensive and Semi-Intensive prawn culture along selected areas (Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts) of the Konkan coast and related environmental issues Echo Research - A Multidisciplinary Journal Volume :2 Issue 1 Page 128-139
Name : Ameetha Kumari
Department : ZOOLOGY
Designation:Assistant Professor
Qualification:M.Sc,

Seminars/workshops/conferences Attended


Date Level Title Place Participation Type
1.09.2012 Regional Prospects and Challenges in Basic Sciences St Agnes college(Autonomous), Mangaluru Participant
05.02.2015 and 06.02.2015 National Quality initiatives in higher education with special focus on women's education St Agnes college(Autonomous), Mangaluru Participant
18.01.2013 and 19.01.2013 National A Seminar on "Emerging trends in Biological Sciences" St Agnes College(Autonomous), Mangaluru Participant
Name : Emima David
Department : ZOOLOGY
Designation:Assistant Professor
Qualification:M.Sc, M.Phil

Seminars/workshops/conferences Attended


Date Level Title Place Participation Type
10th May, 2016 Regional One Day Workshop on UGC Choice Based Semester Scheme and Third cycle of Re-Accreditation Sri Dhavala College ,Moodbidri,Karnataka Participant
23 June,2015 State One day Workshop in Human Values Development Crossland College ,Brahmavar,Karnataka Participant
27 and28 February,2015 National Workshop on "Advances in Endocrinology and Genetics" St.Aloysius College(Autonomous0,Mangalore Participant
18 and 19 January,2013 National Workshop on "Emerging trends in Biological Sciences" St.Agnes College(Autonomous),Mangaluru Participant
2 August,2012 Regional One Day workshop on "Student Counselling" MAPS,Mangaluru Participant
2017 Regional Responsibility as Student Leaders Carmal College, Madankap Resource Person
2017 National Wildlife Conservation and Management Participant
29,30,31 May 2017 Regional Counselling skills School of Social Work Roshni Nilaya, Mangaluru Participant

Papers Published


Year Level Paper Title Book Title and Publication No.
2013 National Environmental issues related to Extensive and Semi-Intensive shrimp culture along selected areas (Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts) along the Konkan coast. NSETBS2013/pp07.
2014 Institutional Extensive and Semi-Intensive prawn culture along selected areas (Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts) of the Konkan coast and related environmental issues Echo Research - A Multidisciplinary Journal Volume :2 Issue 1 Page 128-139
Guest Lecture
Guest Lecture