Academic

Department of Zoology

AIM

  • To equip young women with quality education and life skills that ensures confidence and to instill a spirit of scientific curiosity.

OBJECTIVES

  • To create in the mind of the student, the essence of inquisitiveness and enthusiasm towards the subject and thereby pursue quality research
  • To develop an effective enquiry approach and innovative method of teaching
  • To offer value-added certificate courses through industrial tie-up

MILESTONES

  • 2007 - Golden Jubilee celebration of the Department
    Recognition granted for M.Sc Programme in Zoology (Self- financed)
  • 2012 - Recognition for Research Programmes in M.Phil / Ph.D
  • The Department has 2 well-furnished laboratories and a museum and an animal house
  • Recognized under the DBT Star College Scheme for strengthening of Life Sciences from 2012
  • Innovative Programme in Vermiculture - UGC - funded
  • Career-Oriented Programme in Vermitechnology - UGC funded - Department offers Certificate course, Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Vermitechnology
  • ASTRA Programme for rural masses and self help group - TNSCST funded

MOU

  • Memorandum of Understanding with Centre for Bioscience and Nanoscience Research Pvt Ltd for Workshops and Hands on Training Programmes in Molecular Biology

COLLABORATION AND LINK

  • SACON – Symposia and Bird trek
  • Flora Agro Biotech Pvt Ltd – Plant tissue culture
  • Forest College – Biodiversity survey and census
  • Sai Biosciences Pvt Ltd – Bioinformatics workshop
  • Vasantham Memorial Trust (GKNM Hospital) – Interaction with Cancer patients
  • Life Tech Research Institute Pvt Ltd for various activities – Biotechnology workshop
  • Professional infotech – Medical transcription
  • Consortium Clinical Research– Medical coding

COMMUNITY ACTIVITY

  • Community activity is carried out in the Tribal village of Pudupathi, Walyar post for the villagers as well as the Union primary school.
  • Students interact and work with spastic and polio affected children

EXTENSION ACTIVITY

  • Extension activity is done in villages, schools and for freshers of the college- Blood group test and Haemoglobin test and awareness programmes in health and hygiene and environment issues

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS

Competitive exam No. of students qualified
Central Teacher’s Eligibility Board 1
SET 4
IIT GATE 1
UGC NET JRF 1
TET 2
Forest Recruitment Board 1
Kerala Water Authority Board 1

ACTIVITIES FOR THE STUDENTS

Activities No/ Places
Guest Lectures – Zoology Association
Eco Club
3 per year
3 per year
Educational Tour CMFRI – Cochin, Mumbai, Rameswaram Fishery college – Mangalore National Institute of Oceanography - Goa
Field Trips District Sericulture Unit – Udumalpet and Coimbatore
Institutional / Industrial Visit Department of Biotechnology - Karunya University, Sakthi sugars, Hindustan College
Visit to Aquaculture Farms Bhavani Sagar Dam, Aliyar dam, Mettur Dam, Trout Farm Avalanche.
Visit to Dairy Units Pachapaliyam, Madurai, Salem, Nilgiris, Bangalore
Hospital Visits Department of Biochemistry, Pathology and Microbiology – GEM Hospital, Manu Hospital, Bala Medical hospital ,Ayurveda medical hospital
Eco Trips Indira Gandhi National Sanctuary, Mudumalai Sanctuary, Baralikadu, Peacock Sanctuary
Hands on Training 5 Days Programme in Molecular Techniques and Biochemistry at CBNR

PROGRAMMES ORGANIZED UNDER FUNDINGS

Programmes Funding
Symposium UGC, SACON
Seminar UGC, DST
Lecture Workshop Programme Indian Academy of Sciences
Workshops and Hands on Training in Molecular Techniques DBT
Medical Coding Professional Infotech and Consortium Clinical Research
Women and Hygiene SPB Pharma and Life Star Marketing
Environment Activities Bishop Heber Partnership and Karunya University
Rallies on Environmental Issues NGO’S – Wild life and Nature conservation Trust and OSAI

M.Phil and Ph.D Registered

M.Phil Ph.D
22 9

PAPER PRESENTATION AND PUBLICATION BY STAFF / STUDENTS

Participants Paper presentation Publication
  National International National International
Staff 128 16 37 74
Students 48 5 18 15

Zoology Edu Gallery

Teaching & Learning

Community Activity

DBT Funded Workshop

Ecotrips

Extension Activity

Visits

E - Content preparation for Faculty

Environmental Awareness

Hands on Training in Molecular Biology

Guest Lecture

UGC funded Symposium on Biodiversity and Conservation

Lecture workshop programme - Indian Academy of sciences

Sericulture unit

Sericulture Reeling Centre

Sieving at Vermicompost unit

Top Alumni
Dr. Sheela Ramachandran,
Former Vice Chancellor
Dr. Kannagi Uthararaj,
Invitro Specialist
Sr. Savariammal,
Principal - Arts and Science collge,
Sivagangai

TOP ALUMNI

S.No WOMEN ADMINISTRATION POSITION
1 Mother Celine Nirmala President, Nirmala Education Society
2 Mother Daria Mother General, Presentation Congregation
3 Mother Mona Vice President of Nirmala Education Society
4 Sr. Savariammal Principal, Arts and Science college, Sivagangai
5 Late Dr. Usha Mehta Kirthilal Professor Emeritus, Bharathiar University and Director, Sugarcane Breeding Institute
6 Dr. Sheela Ramachandran Former, Vice Chancellor, Avinashilingam University
7 Dr. Kannagai Uthararaj Invitro Specialist
8 Sr. Josephine Principal, Nirmala Matriculation Higher secondary school
9 Mrs. Nirmala Marshall Head Mistress, High school, Ausralia
10 Sr. Jini Thomas Head Mistress, High school, Pollachi