About the department

zoology Association

Department of Zoology was established during the year 1968-1969 as regular course with Tamil and English as medium of instruction. In the academic year 1996-97, along with B.Sc Zoology regular course(TM), Vocational subject “Biological Techniques and Specimen Preparation” was introduced and merged with English medium and was offered under the financial assistance of UGC and it was suspended in the year 2008-2009 and Regular B.Sc Zoology English medium is continued from 2009-10 onwards. A post graduation course of M.Sc Environmental Biology a self financing, evening college course was started in the year 1996-97, Since the course is inter and multidisciplinary, the students had to move to various colleges to get the help of subject expert for different papers and it did not meet the requirements of students academic contemplation, so this course was closed in the year 1999-2000 and then M.Sc Zoology regular course was introduced in 2000-2001 under conditional basis with the same staff strength of B.Sc Zoology and it is still existing now. During 2014-15, the department is raised to the Research level getting the affiliation for M.Phil Zoology degree course. To Highlight the degree of Zoology, University of Madras have changed the nomenclature of B.Sc Zoology into B.Sc Advanced Zoology and Biotechnology which came into effect from 2009-2010 onwards. The main aim of the department is to enlighten the students through knowledge and education towards the path of wisdom, which creates awareness about self and society.

Staff Profile

S.No.NameQualificationDesignationExperienceResearch Guidance
1Dr. B. UmaM.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., PDFAssociate Professor
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2Dr. N. SarojiniM.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.,Assistant Professor77-
3Dr. P. AmudhaM.Sc., M. Phil., Ph.D.,Assistant Professor77-
4Dr. R. SharmiliM.Sc., Ph.D., B.Ed., PGDBI.Assistant Professor77-
5Dr. P.V.SelviM.Sc., Ph.D.Assistant Professor66-
6Dr. M. SudhaB.Sc. Ed., M.Sc., Ph.D.Assistant Professor66-
7Dr. M. D. BindhujaM.Sc., M. Phil., Ph.D.,Assistant Professor55-
8Dr. J.KavithaM.Sc., M. Phil., Ph.D.,Assistant Professor33-

Lab / Infrastructure/ Department Library

Departmental Lab comprises of nearly 32 equipments are of high accuracy for essential needs of any analytical purposes related to papers and Library has a record of 3200 books for students usage, out of which one fourth is of reference value, and it is up to the mark of research level.
Library : Books = 3200.

Department result

No. appearedNo. PassedPass %No.of first classNo. of first class with distinction
No. appearedNo. PassedPass %No.of first classNo. of first class with distinction

Research contribution

Faculty Publications
S.No.NameTitle JournalVolumeNo./ Issue/Page No.
Changes in the biochemical composition during ovarian maturation of Indian white shrimp Fenneropenaeus indicus (H. Milne Edwards, 1837).Ecology Environment& Conservation. 18(3): 537-542.
Dr. M. Majeetha parveen
Morphometric study of Jewel fish (Hemichromis bimaculatus) a freshwater ornamental fish in relation to body size. Journal of International Academic Research for Multidiscipilinary.Volume 1, Issue 12, January 2014. ISSN:2320-5083, Impact Factor 1.393
3Dr.B.UmaAngiobacteriogenic activity of hydroalcoholic extract of T.alexandri. Indian Journal of applied research 4(1) Jan.2014. Impact factor : 0.8