Department of Zoology

Head of the Department

Shyama S. K

Year of establishment : 1990
Office Phone : 0832-6519283
Email :

About Us

This is a DST-FIST Sponsored Department


Thrust areas

Tissue culture, Electrophysiology, membrane physiology, Lipid biochemistry, Human Genetics, Wetland biology, Environmental Biology and Biodiversity.


Eligibility for Admission
M. Sc. In Zoology
Must have passed B. Sc. in Zoology, with 7 units of 100marks each, having a minimum of 40% score.

M.Phil. In Marine Zoology
M. Sc. Degree in Zoology with first class or B+ grade from any recognized university.

B.Sc. with Zoology / Microbiology / Chemistry / Botany as one of the subject at the three years integrated degree course. However, candidates with Microbiology / Botany / Chemistry should have studied Zoology / Biology as one of the subjects at S.Y. B.Sc. course.


Academic programmes leading to a Degree / Diploma / Certificate :

Programme Intake
PG Diploma20
PG Diploma in Clinical Genetics and Medical Laboratory TechniquesSyllabus -
M.Sc. ZoologySyllabus | Revised Syllabus 30


Name Designation Areas of Interest
Pai I, KrishnanandaProfessor.
Roy RamballavProfessorResearch: Environmental Adaptation with respect to fish membrane biochemistry Nutritional biochemistry with respect to lipid metabolism. Role of fish lipid with respect to well being state of organism. Lipidomics of fi
Shyama S. KProfessorGenetic Toxicology, Environmental Mutagenicity, Human Genetics, Ecotoxicology, Nanotoxicology


Major Facilities include Environmental chamber, Animal tissue culture facility, Light microscopy, Freeze microtomy, Electrophysiology, Gas chromatography, Flurospectrophotmetry , Clinical Autoanalyser, Animal House, Coldroom, Lyophiliser, Liquid Nitrogen Plant, Image Analyser and UV - Visible spectrophotometry

Other information

Research Activities of the Department
The faculty and research scholars are engaged in research activities in the fields of Animal Tissue Culture pertaining to stem-cells, nerve cell-lines of mollusca and other invertebrates; Electrophysiology of nervous/cardiac tissues, Neurochemistry; Protective roles of fatty acids and lipids from fish or marine bacteria towards inflammatory disorders and growth of animals; Membrane structure and cellular functions during adaptational process; Human Genetics concerning congenital malfunctions; Genetic toxicology/studies withanti-clastogenic, anticancer substances; Biodiversity and Eco-dynamic studies pertaining to zooplankton, ants and beetles of the region, Ornithological studies with respect to freshwater / esturine wetlands and Ecology of monoculture forest plantations.
 Placement of Students
A good number of PGs are placed as lecturers/ teachers in Degree colleges, Higher Secondaries and the Schools. A sizeable number find placements as RAs, Research Fellows, Project Assistants or Documentation assistants in National Institutes such as NIO, ICAR Complex, Zonal establishment of Fisheries Survey of India Etc. PGDCGMLTs find placements in Pathology Labs in Govt. and private sectors in the country and abroad.