From the time of inception of Bharata Mata College in 1965, Prof. P.P.John was a Faculty member in Zoology . Zoology as an Under Graduate department started in the year 1970 with a sanctioned strength of 36 students and Dr. A. Madhavan as the Head of the Department. The department has had a rich tradition of inculcating good values in students, apart from imparting knowledge to them. True to the spirit of its motto “Sarvajeevi Mangalam”, the Zoology students are moulded into individuals having concern for their fellow beings and environment. Nurtured over the years by the stalwarts, the Zoology department stands high by all means.
Strengths and Achievements
The department has a vibrant group of teachers, who ensure, the department achieves the highest possible standards of excellence in all its activities. Two minor projects, funded by UGC have been successfully completed. Dr. Simi Joseph P , Asst. Professor was selected for FLAIR Fostering Linkages in Academic Innovation and Research – an initiative of the Department of Higher Education, Government of Kerala. An MOU with Unibiosys Biotech Research Labs, S. Kalamassery, Kochi, for co-operation in the field of Research, Technology & Transfer since 2014 speaks volumes about the scientific prowess. The department has always been keen on non-scholastic development of students. Championship in Arts Festival many a times is a testimony to this. The department has an active Zoology Association and a nature club Friends Of Fauna (FOF), an extension wing of Zoology association. Department of Zoology has been publishing a manuscript magazine christened ‘Nautilus’ since 1989 to nurture the soft skills of our students. The zoology department has bagged the “Best Zoology Association Award” and the “Best Manuscript Magazine Award” instituted by The Zoological Society of Kerala, many a times. The well set ‘Zoology Museum’ has a good collection of bottled and stuffed specimens.
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What makes us Unique?
Programme: BSc Zoology
Core: BSc Zoology
Complimentary I: Chemistry
Complimentary II: Botany
Choice Based course: Economic Zoology
Open Course: Vocational Zoology
Add-on Course: Health and Wellness
Department of Zoology has a well functioning Zoology Association and Friends of Fauna – a nature club and an extension wing of zoology association. The various activities regularly and annually conducted under its banner include Inter-collegiate Debate competition for Rev. Fr. Jacob Kariatty Memorial Ever rolling Trophy; Inter-school Quiz competition for higher secondary students in connection with Wild Life Week; Inter departmental Quiz competition for Prof. P.P. John ever rolling trophy during Energy Conservation week; Observance of days of scientific importance such as June 5-World Environment Day, July 11- World Population Day, August 6 – Hiroshima Day, September 16 – World Ozone Day, December 1 – World Aids Day. The ENCON club (Energy Conservation) functions jointly with the zoology association.
Department of Zoology has been publishing a manuscript magazine christened ‘Nautilus’ since 1989 to nurture the soft skills of our students. ‘Nautilus’ calligraphically depicts articles on science & literature, poetry, sketching, paintings, cartoons, etc. so that the soft skills of our students are brought to light.
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