About the department

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.Emp. CodeNameQualificationDesignationExperienceResearch Guidance
1T/Z/122Dr. B. UmaM.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., PDFAssociate Professor
and Headf
2T/Z/123Dr. N. SarojiniM.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.,Assistant Professor11111
3T/Z/124Dr. P. AmudhaM.Sc., M. Phil., Ph.D.,Assistant Professor11111
4T/Z/125Dr. R. SharmiliM.Sc., Ph.D., B.Ed., PGDBI.Assistant Professor11111
5T/Z/126Dr. P.V.SelviM.Sc., Ph.D.Assistant Professor1111-
6T/Z/127Dr. M. SudhaB.Sc. Ed., M.Sc., Ph.D.Assistant Professor11111
7T/Z/128Dr. M.D.BindhujaM.Sc., M. Phil., Ph.D.,Assistant Professor1010-
8T/Z/129Dr. J.KavithaM.Sc., M. Phil., Ph.D.,Assistant Professor881
9Dr. S.SudhaM.Sc., M. Phil., Ph.D.Assistant Professor1717

Lab / Infrastructure/ Department Library

Departmental Lab comprises of nearly 26 equipments are of high accuracy for essential needs of any analytical purposes related to papers and Library has a record of 3500 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 = 3500.

Research Papers Published in Journals

S.NoName of the staffTitleJournalYear & VolumeScopus/SCIIndex PointCitations
1Dr.M.D.BindhujaChanges in the biochemical composition during ovarian maturation of Indian white shrimp Fenneropenaeusindicus (H. Milne Edwards, 1837)Ecology Environment & Conservation2012 18(3), pg.no. 535-540H Index - 11-29
2Dr.M.D.BindhujaEffect of salinity on ovarian development of Indian white shrimp Fenneropenaeusindicus (H. Milne Edwards, 1837)J. Aqua. Trop.,2013 27(1) Pg.no23-31--48
3Dr.R.SharmiliPathogenicity and virulence of vibrio anguillarum in Grey mullet(lizamacrolepis)Transactions on engineering and sciences7(2) 2013---
4Dr.B.UmaAngiogenic Activity of Hydroalcoholic Extract of Sea Urchin, TemnopleurusAlexandri(Bell, 1884)Indian journal of applied researchVolume : 4 | Issue : 1 | Jan 2014
5  Dr.B.UmaAntibacterial Activity of Hydroalcoholic Extract of Sea Urchin, TemnopleurusAlexandri(Bell, 1884) Indian journal of applied researchVolume : 4 | Issue : 1 | Jan 2014
6Dr.B.Uma .Feminization of GYMNOCORYMBUS TERNETZI (BOULENGER) using Short Term Immersion with Estradiol –17 ? .Indian journal of applied researchVolume : 4 | Issue : 4 | Apr 2014
7.       Dr.B.UmaMasculinization of GYMNOCORYMBUS TERNETZI (Boulenger) Using 17 ? -Methyl Testosterone with Continuous Immersion .Indian journal of applied research .Volume : 4 | Issue : 4 | Apr 2014
8.       Dr.B.Uma : .Masculinization of Gymnocorymbusternetzi (boulenger) using short term immersion of 17 a -methyl testosteroneIndian journal of applied researchVol 4, issue 5, May 2014
9.       Dr.B.Uma : ,Impact of estradiol-17b on the growth of sex reversed Gymnocorymbusternetzi (boulenger)Indian journal of applied researchVol 4,issue 5, May 2014, pp 636-637
10.   Dr.B.Uma : ,Hormonal masculinization impact of 17 ? -Methyl Testosterone on the growth of sex reversed Gymnocorymbusternetzi.Indian journal of applied researchVol 4,issue 6, June 2014
11.   Dr.B.Uma :Hormonal sex reversal in Gymnocorymbusternetzi using CONTINUOUS IMMERSION OF ESTRADIOL -17b -- FOR FEMINIZATIONIndian journal of applied research ,Vol 4,issue 6, June 2014
12Dr.N.SarojiniComparative Study of Neurosectroy Cells in Female PenaeusIndicus after Unilateral Eye Stalk AblationInternationalJournal of Scientific and Research Publicatuions ISSN-2250-3153Vol.4 Issue 7 Jul-14---
13Dr.B.Uma :Isolation and Characterization of Angiogenic Active Compound From Sea Urchin, TemnopleurusAlexandri (Bell, 1884)International Journal of Scientific Research,Volume :5| Issue : 7|July 2016
14Dr.N.SarojiniImpact of unilateral ablation on protein content in Freshwater crab SpiralothelphusaHydrodromaGlobal journal of Bioscience and Biotechnology Issn No. 2278-9103Vol 5 Issue 1, p.G NO. 31-34 2016---

Seminar Organized

State level seminar on Animal Research and Ethics (SLSARE- 2019) on 20th Feb 2019

Books Published by faculty members:

1Dr.M.D.BindhujaRecent Advances in Biodiversity of India, Chapter-35, Biochemical studies on the effect of Profenofos in Tilipiamossambica(Peters)The Director, Zool. Surv. India, Kolkata.2013 Chapter -35, Pg.no.313-317250
2Dr.B. UmaEffect of Solvent extracts of T.alexand on S. litura toxicity and Digestive Enzyme profile in Zoology for future education and researchThe Director, Zool. Surv. India, Kolkata.2015 1-264
3Dr.B. UmaAntioxidant activity of selected crude extracts of P. superbus in Proceedings of National Seminar on Recent trendsAllied publishers Pvt.Ltd., Chennai.2017 Jan-72

Equipment’s List:

1Photoelectric Colorimeters – vision plus
2High precision digital balances contech Make
3Digital Microscope Quasno make 1700 LCD with touch screen complete
4Incubator double wall
5Hot plate rectangular
6Electronic Digital Balance
7UV visible Spectrophotometer
8Water bath rectangular
10Samsung Fridge
11pH meter
12Cooling Microfuge
13Laminar Flow
15Colony counter
17UV trans illuminator
18Electrophoresis unit
19Chromatographic unit
20Compound Microscopes
21Dissection Microscopes
22Camera Lucida
25BOD incubator

Awards and Recognition received by faculty

Dr.B.Uma received Award of Women of
Distinction in the field of Biotechnology
from Venus International Foundation in
March 2016