Department of Zoology

The department of Zoology started functioning in 1955 with undergraduate course in Zoology. Zoology is the science that deals with the study of living organisms, specifically animals and is a very broad and exciting subject that has much relevance to the world today. Zoologists study multiple species in a certain ecosystem, population interactions, and specific species or behaviours. They collect and analyse data in labs or outdoor environments. A major in Zoology will introduce you to the fascinating diversity of animals, their interactions with each other and their environments. You will develop an understanding of the forces that have shaped animal groups into highly structured ecosystems and communities. The department offers the undergraduate course in Zoology with Chemistry and Botany as subsidiary subjects. All the members of the faculty are Ph.D. holders and two of them are recognised research guides in Zoology.

The department maintains a museum with a number of preserved organisms belonging to all phyla of the animal kingdom. Four well maintained aquaria are kept in the laboratory with varieties of ornamental fishes.

To become an excellent department of need-based education and research in Zoology, providing a platform for academic interactions in animal science.

  • To inculcate an aptitude for Zoology in students
  • To develop innovative research interest in students.
  • To mould students to worthy citizens having social and moral etiquette.
  • To prepare students for global competitiveness by nurturing educational excellence.

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HOD’s Desk

Greetings from the Department of Zoology. The undergraduate Department of Zoology of Mar Athanasius College (Autonomous), Kothamangalam started its journey in the year of 1955.  Ever since its inception, many eminent professors had rendered their service to this department. Most of them are actively involving all the new endeavours of this department till date. We have a vibrant team of highly qualified faculty members they do excel both in academic and co-curricular activities. Most of the faculty members are actively participating in research and development activities. The department has excellent lab facilities, a well-maintained museum and many sophisticated equipment suitable for academic and research purposes. The faculty members have completed many major and minor externally funded research projects and two minor projects are ongoing. The students are routinely trained for entrepreneur development activities like Bee keeping, aquaculture vermiculture etc. The Department has been selected under star college Scheme of the DBT, India Government. The Zoology curriculum is combined with hands on training, field studies and equipment training for motivating the undergraduate students and inculcating academic and research aptitude. Each year our students carry out individual degree projects utilising our own lab facilities in a very successful manner. Most of our pass out students go for higher studies. We do regularly organise student friendly activities like invited talks, institution visits, field studies etc.

This website provides an overview of the academic programmes, research activities, various laboratories and profiles of faculty members. We hope that you will find this website to be informative.

Dr. Selven S.
Head of the Department 

Programme Offered

B. Sc Zoology

Application Method:

No of Intakes:

Higher Secondary or Equivalent

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Course Duration : 3 Years

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