Year of Establishment : 1984
The objectives of the department are to inculcate responsibility and create interest and awareness towards nature and to pave their way for a bright future in the field of animal research and academics in Zoology. The students will appreciate the usefulness of Zoology; develop curiosity, knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to pursue further studies and research in Zoology.
HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT
Dr. Jayasree Balasubramanian
M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.
Dr. Joyamma John
MSc., M.Phil., Ph.D.
Mr. Sunny George
Experienced and dedicated teaching staff, always willing to provide special teaching assistance to help weaker students and to promote and encourage good students. Departmental library and main library has sufficient number of good reference and text books; internet facilities for staff and students. The department has a well-equipped laboratory with trained staff. A strong bond and a high level of interaction maintained between faculty and students. Students provided with ample opportunities to show their skill and talent through various activities of the department like classroom seminars and competitions under the aegis of the Zoological forum.
Special teaching assistance program to assist the students apart from the regular classes. Students can utilize their time according to their requirement in clearing doubts or getting guidance in a particular subject of their choice. Weak learners could get special attention and advanced learners could get special guidance to improve their learning.
|B.Sc- I||B.Sc- II||B.Sc- III|
Departmental Library 2016-17
The departmental library has 118 books which are issued to the students as per their need.
C. Internet Facility– Available in the department
DEPARTMENTAL ACTIVITIES / FORUMS
ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES 2017-18
|Guest Lecture on 11.08.2017|
|2) Workshop on alternative to dissection|
Resource person: Dr. Sudha Agarwal, Mahila Maha Vidhyalaya, Bhilai Date:23.08.18
- EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO NANDANVAN-JUNGLE SAFARI
The Zoological forum, “Terrestria” organized a one day educational tour to Nandanvan-Jungle Safari in Naya Raipur on 15 th December, 2016. A total of 33 students, 20 from BSc. final year and 13 from BSc first year were present, accompanied by staff of the department. The tour was both educative as well as entertaining for the students.
The Forest covers an area of acres of beautiful green field in the city of Naya Raipur. Jungle Safari is a new experience for Raipurians. The Nandan Van Zoo & Safari, Naya Raipur is located at 35 km from the main Raipur raileay station, 15 km from the Swami Vivekananda Airport, Raipur. Its gross area is 202.87 Hectare. It is adjacent to the wetted perimeter of perennial Khandwa dam.
The place serves as a Wild Life Conservation & Awareness centre for the people of Chhattisgarh and for the Tourists across the World. It also helps to create a natural, wild education, research cum amusement centre for the people of Naya Raipur and also to complement and strengthen the national efforts in conservation of fauna.
Zoological forum “Terrestria”
The Zoological association “Terrestria” has conducted various activities for the session 2015-16. Inauguration of the activities was conducted on 10.09.2015. Various activities organized were:
- Quiz competition on 10.09.2015
- Poster and Slogan making competition on 05.10.2015
- Topic for Poster making was “Organ transplant- A boon to humanity”
- Topic for Slogan making was “Cruelty towards animals”
- Power point presentation competition on “Cancer” On 13.10.15
The prize distribution and closing ceremony of activities of the Zoological association “Terrestria” for the session 20015-16 was conducted on 03.03.2016.
GLIMPSES OF VARIOUS DEPARTMENTAL ACTIVITIES
|Name of Principal investigator
|Title of Project and Reports
||UGC Ref. No.||Amount sanctioned||Status|
Dept. Of Zoology
|Effect of liver and renal toxicity induced by arsenic compounds and the protective role of Zeolite in Teleost cat fish Heteropneustesfossilis||MS-136/202008/10-11/CRO||Rs.1,60,000||Completed|
|Dr. Joyamma John
Dept. Of Zoology
|To study the Hypoglycemic effect of phytochemicals obtained from locally available plants on Albino rat.||MS-88/202068/XII/13-14/CRO||Rs.3,50,000||Completed|
- Jayasree Balasubramanian, Anil Kumar; Study of effect of sodium arsenite on lipid metabolism of Heteropneustesfossilis and the chelating effect of zeolite. Advances in Biosciences and Bioengineering., 2013, 1(1):22-27
- Balasubramanian & A. Kumar: Effect of sodium arsenite on liver function related enzymes of cat fish Heteropneutesfossilis and its chelation by zeolite. Ecotoxicol. Environ. Contamination.v.8, n.2, 2013, 53-58.
- Jayasree Balasubramanian, Anil Kumar; Study of Arsenic induced Alteration in Renal Function in Heteropneustesfossilis, and its Chelation by Zeolite:Advances in Bioresearch,vol.4(3)September 2013:08-13.
- Jayasree Balasubramanian, Anil Kumar: Study of Histopathological alterations in the liver of Arsenic exposed Heteropneustesfossilis and the chelating effect of Zeolite., Int. J. Pharmacol. Bio. Sci., Vol. 9(1) 2015.13-19.
- Jayasree Balasubramanian: Host-Parasitoid interaction and behavior of Goniozus legneri (Gordh), an external parasitoid of the mango leaf webber, Orthaga exvinacea (Hampson) Indian J. Sci.res.12 (2):036-040,2017.
- Joyamma John: Evaluate the hypoglycemic activity of Trigonella foenum seed extract in alaxon induced diabetic rat. Gl. J. Bio.Sci and Biotech., Vol 6 (1)153-156, 2017
ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE DEPARTMENT
- Consecutive 100 % result of graduate students.
- Students get selected in campus placement
- Applied for registration of IAEC (Institutional Animal Ethics Committee) with CPCSEA MOEF (Ministry of Environment and Forestry).
- Shubika Dhari Of III attended “Thal Sainik C amp, 2016, held at DG NCC, Delhi from 19.09.16 to 30.09.16.
- Manisha Chandra and Bhuneshwari of Sc.III attended National Integration camp organized by NCC directorate of MP and CG at Indore and also attended the Annual training camp of NCC , under NCC GP HQs Gwalior.
- Manisha Chandra of B.Sc.III has won the Abbey Mathew memorial Endowment cash prize for the Class topper in Science group.