About the department
One of the premier biological sciences departments in the city distinguished for its quality of teaching, cutting-edge research and administration. The department offers programmes which provide holistic education, employability, entrepreneurial spirit and scientific temper to the most important stakeholders-students empowering them to become responsible and environmentally conscious citizens. ...
Established as Natural Science Department- 1951
Started UG Programme in Zoology- 1959
Upgraded to PG- 1971
Commencement of Research- M.Phil.- 1981, Ph.D.- 1989
UGC – Career Oriented Programme – Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology from 2004 onwards
To achieve excellence through education and research relevant to local, regional, national and societal needs and foster scientific literacy, environment and social responsibility.
To create awareness among the students to understand and conserve animal diversity.
To impart quality education in the field of Zoology from basic to advanced levels, thereby enabling successful careers for students.
To train and empower students with requisite skills in modern concepts of technology for higher learning and global employability.
B.Sc. Advanced Zoology & Biotechnology
Certificate, Diploma & Advanced Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology
PG Teacher/Assistant Professor
E-learning/E-Publishing (Editorial Staff)
Scientist State/Central Departments
Curator/Zoologist at Zoological parks
Environmental Impact Assessment Personnel
Entrepreneur for Aquarium Fish Culture and Management
Research Associate in Pharma/Biotech/Bioinfomatics sectors
Till 2006 - University of Madras pattern
2007 - Autonomous system
2008 - Choice Based Credit System (CBCS)
To develop skills in modern, cutting-edge and emerging areas of Life Sciences
Job Oriented and Industry relevant subjects
Wide ranging career options in Teaching, R&D, Health care, Zoological Parks, Aquaculture & Fisheries, Medical Informatics & Transcription, etc
Value Added Courses: Biocomposting and Ornamental Fish Culture
Dept. Library (No. of Books) : 2349 books
Internet facilities for staff and students : 12 Computers WiFi enabled
Total number of class rooms : 5
Class rooms with ICT facility : 1
Students laboratories : 4 (Labs cum Class rooms)
Research laboratories : 5
Animal Museum : 1
WORKSHOPS & SEMINARS
Seminar on Poultry farming – 2020
Seminar on Employment opportunities in Healthcare sector – 2020
Seminar on Animal nutrition – 2019
Workshop on Separation of Biomacromolecules (UGC Autonomous Grant) – 2019
Workshop on Clinical Laboratory Technology (UGC Autonomous Grant) – 2018
Seminar on Current trends in Life Sciences (UGC Autonomous Grant) – 2018
Advanced Trends in Zoological Research (UGC Autonomous Grant) – 2016
|Principal Investigator||National/ Internationa||Name of the Project||Funding Agency||Ongoing/Completed & Period||Grants Received in Rs|
|Dr. M.Saiyad Musthafa||National||Estimation of site specific factor, mutation and dose response of natural radionuclides on aquatic biota from Kayamkulam Estuary, HBRA, Kerala-Eco-friendly remedial measures using Agro Waste||DST-SERB||Ongoing (2019-2022)||35,38,546/-|
|Dr. K. Altaff||National||Technology for production of indigeneous live feed and formulated feed for sustainable rearing of developmental stages of Gold fish (Carassius aruatus) and Koi carp (Cryprinus carpio)||UGC||Completed (2012- 2015)||11,00,008/-|
|Dr. K. Altaff||National||Diversity and taxonomy of phyto and zooplankton of freshwater bodies of Chennai, Tamilnadu with reference to ecosystem attributes||UGC||Completed (2014- 2016)||Contingency Amount Rs. 50,000/-|
|Total Grants Received||Rs. 46,89,346|
|S.No||Research Guide||Name of the Unit|
|1||Dr. Abdus Saboor||Unit of Ecology & Ecotechnology|
|2||Dr. Mohammed Ibrahim Naveed||Unit of Biodiversity & Ecology|
|3||Dr. M. Jamal Mohamed||Unit of Aquaculture & Aquatic Toxicolog|
|4||Dr. M. Asrar Sheriff||Unit of Applied Bioscience|
|5||Dr. M. Saiyad Musthafa||Unit of Radiation Biology & Environmental Radioactivity|
“BEYOND THE SYLLABUS ACTIVITIES”
Field Trip to Research Institutions - Zoological Park, CMWSSB.
The Zoological Society: Interclass and Intercollegiate competitions.
Lecture Series by Eminent Scientists and Entrepreneurs.
Internship/Industrial Training – ZSI, CIBA.
Environmental Awareness Campaigns.
Public & Community Service
Mr. P.M. Basheer, IAS- Secretary, Govt. of TN
Justice Subbiah- Judge Madras High Court
Mr. Muthahir Hussain- Asst. Commissioner of Police TN
Mr. Thangaraj- Chief Manager, Chennai Airport
Academics / Education
Dr. Sultan Ahmed Ismail, D.Sc - Professor of Zoology, The New College and Advisor, Eco Science Research Foundation, Chennai.
Dr. K. Altaff – Emeritus Prof. of Zoology and Principal, The New College.
Dr. K. S. Radha- Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Miyazaki University, Japan
Dr. Jalaluddin Sheriff, Professor, BITS, Pilani Dubai
Scientists / R&D
Dr. Mansoor Ahmed- Director, National Cancer Institute, USA
Dr. K. Saleem- Scientist, National Institutes of Health, USA
Dr. G. Dharani- Scientist & Head, NIOT, Chennai
Mr. Dhanabalan- Vice President, HR Allsec Technologies.
Mr. Suresh Pradeep, Vice President, HR, WIPRO
Dr. Sai Vijayadevan - Director, Huclin Research Limited, Chennai
Mr. R. Srinivasan- CEO, Poseidon Biotech, Chennai
Ph.D. Awarded - 82 candidates
DST-FIST - 2013 to 2018
UGC Vocational Grant - 2001 to 2006
UGC Career Oriented Programmes (2004) - Ongoing
University of Madras Rank holders for B.Sc. and M.Sc. - 2006, 2007, 2008 & 2009
Total Research Publications (2016-2020) – 63
Major Research Projects funded-UGC, MoEF, AERB, ICAR, TNSCST, DST-SERB