Facilities

Facilities

Research Laboratories and Facilities:

The Zoology department at our college is equipped with dedicated laboratories for both BSc and MSc students, providing them with practical training and hands-on experience in zoology. These well-equipped labs provide a conducive space for conducting various experiments and research projects. The BSc lab facilitates fundamental learning and skill development, allowing undergraduate students to explore different branches of zoology through practical exercises and demonstrations. On the other hand, the MSc lab offers advanced equipment and resources to support in-depth research and specialized studies for postgraduate students.

Faculty’s research specialization:

  1. Ms. Rima Joseph – Endocrine Disruption, Pollination Biology
  2. Dr. Elizabeth V. Mathew РArachnology-Taxonomy 
  3. Dr. Revathy V. S. – Lepidopterology
  4. Dr. Nila Devi K. N. – Microbiology, Marine biology, Environmental Science
  5. Mr. Dhanush B. Danes – Developmental Biology, Toxicology
  6. Dr. Ann Mary Jacob – Ecotoxicology, Endocrinology, Fisheries
  7. Dr. Femi Anna Thomas – Microbial Ecology, Polar and Marine Biology, Bioinformatics

Major Equipment:

Stereo microscopes, Phase contrast microscopes, Compound microscopes, Dissection microscopes, UV- Vis Spectrophotometer, Conductivity meter, pH meter, Electronic balances, Hot air Oven, Centrifuges, Microtome, Haemocytometer, Haemoglobinometers, Camera Lucida, Egg incubators, Computers with internet facility, LCD projector with the laptop for seminars and ICT-enabled classes.

Library:

Our Department library is a valuable resource that caters specifically to the academic and research needs of students, faculty, and researchers in the field of zoology. With its extensive collection of books, journals, and research papers, the library serves as a hub for accessing comprehensive and up-to-date information on various aspects of biology.

Internet Connections:

24-hour Broad Band Internet Connection is available.

Museum:

The college Zoology Museum is a remarkable asset that showcases a diverse collection of preserved specimens, artifacts, and exhibits, offering students, faculty, and visitors a captivating glimpse into the world of zoology. The museum serves as an invaluable educational resource, providing a platform for students to observe and study a wide range of animal specimens up close, enhancing their understanding of animal diversity, anatomy, and evolution. With meticulously curated displays and informative descriptions, the museum not only fosters curiosity and appreciation for the natural world but also encourages scientific inquiry and research. It serves as a hub for conducting practical exercises, organizing interactive workshops, and hosting educational events, enriching the learning experience and promoting a deeper understanding of zoological concepts.

Zoology Association:

The Zoology Association serves as a unifying platform for both bachelor’s and master’s students, fostering a sense of community within the department. Under the guidance of Dr. Elizabeth V. Mathew, the association organizes regular meetings every other week, focusing on enhancing students’ overall personality development and nurturing their academic and cultural talents. The association actively engages students in various activities, including academic events like science quizzes, seminars, and awareness programs, as well as cultural celebrations such as Onam and Christmas. Moreover, the association encourages student participation in intercollegiate and interdepartmental programs, as well as extension activities, promoting a holistic approach to learning and fostering a well-rounded educational experience.

Club Activities:

The Zoology Department hosts several clubs that cater to the diverse interests of students. The Hornbill Birders Club, led by Mr. Dhanush B Danes and co-coordinated by Dr. Femi Anna Thomas, focuses on birdwatching and bird conservation. The Animal Lovers Club, coordinated by Dr. Elizabeth V. Mathew and co-coordinated by Dr. Niladevi K N and Dr. Ann Mary Jacob, promotes a love for animals and animal welfare. Dr. Femi Anna Thomas and Mr. Dhanush B Danes coordinates the activities of Kandal Club, aka the Mangrove Club, which aims at raising awareness about mangrove ecosystems and their conservation. Also, Mr. Dhanush B Danes is one of the coordinators for the Jalatharanga Swimming Club, which provides opportunities for students in swimming activities thereby promoting fitness. The Forestry Club coordinated by Dr. Revathy V S consists of vibrant and dynamic community of students passionate about the conservation and sustainable management of forests.
These clubs provide students with valuable opportunities to pursue their passions, participate in impactful endeavors, and make meaningful contributions to the college community as a whole.