The Department of Zoology is one of the oldest departments and was established in the year 1970. The department is offering undergraduate course in Zoology since 1985. Our sanctioned strength of students in each class is 24 and sanctioned faculty strength is five. The faculty members are actively participating in seminars and research activities. The department completed 2 scientific research projects funded by UGC and DSTE Puducherry. Every year the department conducts one National Seminar, which enables the students to get exposure in the modern prospects and progress in the field of Life Sciences. The department has produced more than 10 University Rank Holders with Gold Medals in B.Sc. Zoology during its tenure of 33 years. Faculties have published a good number of scientific papers in reputed accredited scientific journals and received National and International awards for meritorious inventions.At present, the Department of Zoology is offering B.Sc. 3 years Degree Course on Choice Based Credit and Semester (CBSC) System starting from 2017-18 session onwards. In the last five years, the pass percentage of the department is 100% with more than 70% first class result. More than 60% of passed out students from the department has managed to get M.Sc. admission in various central and state Universities.

The department has adequate laboratory facility to run UG programme. The faculties of the department are periodically attending in-service courses conducted by UGC Academic Staff Colleges of various universities. There is a departmental library with few scientific journals and more than 300 titles, which are issued to students. The department also has a standard museum with good number of rare and endangered specimens. Zoology Association is being inaugurated every year by eminent scholars from the field of Biological Sciences. Every year various academic activities are conducted under the auspices of association in the department. The department organizes study tour every year for the final year students in which they visit reputed Biological Scientific Research Institutions and important ecological biomes to get an overall awareness about the subject. Faculties make use of modern audio-visual teaching aids in the everyday classroom teaching.The department finds a representation at the Board of Studies of the Pondicherry University.

Zoology Faculty

Dr. K. M. Gopinathan, MSc,NET-JRF, Ph.D
Associate Professor & Head of the Department
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Mrs. Seena Balachandran, MSc,BEd, M.Phil
Assistant Professor
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Mrs. Nisha K V, MSc, M.Phil
Assistant Professor
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Mr. Abhishek Buxi, MSc, NET-JRF
Assistant Professor
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First year 23 1 24
Second year 18 1 19
Third year 20 2 22

Kumari Sunara of Zoology 2014-17 batch secured B.Sc. First Rank and Gold Medal from Pondicherry University.